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VID: The Rockafella Skank [Forever Knight] 
11th-Jul-2008 02:40 am
Nick & Nat


Title:
The Rockafella Skank (Mulder's Urban Takeover Remix)
Artist: Fatboy Slim
Fandom: Forever Knight
Vidder: abby82
Download: Sendspace (44MB, WMV) or YouTube.
Length: 3:46
Summary: The Ego and the Id; Schanke celebration video.
Notes: This is actually my first FK fan vid but the second to be completed. It's a long song and I've already trimmed out 2 minutes but I fell it's still about 40 seconds too long. Hopefully in the future I'll be able to trim down the song and the vid some more. I'd hate for Schank to overstay his welcome.

Comments 
12th-Jul-2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
That was so *BRILLIANT!* and captured Schanke's character so well! The music I think reflects on how Schanke would have liked to have seen himself in his 'cool', if you get my meaning.

Well done!

All the best,

Heather a.k.a Madam CodXXXXXXXXXXXX
13th-Jul-2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
Squee! All hail Schanke!

I was so *obsessed* with this vid, lol. I pretty much clipped every single Schanke scene from the first two seasons so that I wouldn't miss anything. I desperately wanted to see some happy, fun FK vids and when I couldn't find any I figured I'd try to make my own. This song fell into my lap by accident and aside from the name it just screamed Schanke. It fit with the clips I was assembling and his "cool", "man of the world" mentality.

Thanks so much for commenting Heather. I'm really happy you liked it. :-)
20th-Jul-2008 02:01 am (UTC)
So this is the long-anticipated Schanke vid! It is great fun. I particularly liked the use of shots in which Schanke looks uncomfortable, such as with "Mistress Tamara" in "False Witness," and under-commented-upon shots, like eating on the way into the apartment in, I think, "Last Act." Thank you very much for sharing.

You're probably right about trimming the link for more general audiences. Every shot, assembled in such a fun way, is excellent for a bona-fide FoD or generally devoted FK fan, but for anyone who has backed off a ways, or -- tragically -- just never gotten Schanke, they might find themselves wandering after a while.

I was going to say that I know of a few fun, cheery FK vids from the old days (on VHS), but on checking, I discovered I was mistaken! The lighter vids I had in mind were uniformly multi-fandom: including FK, but not FK-only. Huh. Are we such a grim bunch? Many of the vids are determined and happy, hoping for triumph over the characters' struggles, but not so much "fun" or light.
21st-Jul-2008 03:49 am (UTC)
So this is the long-anticipated Schanke vid! It is great fun....Thank you very much for sharing.

Yay! I had loads of fun making it.


You're probably right about trimming the link for more general audiences.

Even I found my attention wandering off at times and it's my vid, lol. It's back to my Audiocity program to see if I can further trim the music.

Are we such a grim bunch?

Perhaps not so much "grim" but FK fans certainly have a healthy appreciation for angst that seems to come with the territory. I guess it comes with the way TPTB approached the series thematically and visually. I was clipping the Nick Knight Rick Springfield movie recently and flashbacks aside, they essentially use the same script. However, the Nick Knight movie is so much lighter in execution. Springfield's Nick has his share of angst but not to the extent that GWD's does. I often wonder if the actor's performance informed the tone of the show or if the tone of the show informed the actor's performance. I imagine someone vidding to a hypothetical Nick Knight series would probably not be as dark as FK.
23rd-Jul-2008 05:15 am (UTC)
I watched the vid on Youtube and loved it. Schanke was always so hysterical and you've done an amazing job capturing the many sides of him.

The sendspace link has been used up... can you reup?
27th-Jul-2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry it took me so long to get to this. I'm so glad you liked it. Schanke is loads of fun. I've reuploaded the link. You should be able to get it now. If it's still a problem let me know and I'll try another service.
27th-Jul-2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
It's downloading right now, thank you!
25th-Jul-2008 06:59 am (UTC)
That was great! Schanke!
27th-Jul-2008 04:04 pm (UTC)
Yay! I've always loved Schanke but I never realized how much until I started working on this.
15th-Sep-2009 11:41 am (UTC)
This video made me want to dig out my Forever Knight episodes and rewatch them. It is a perfect portrait of Schanke. I loved the humor in the video and the song was a great choice. Thanks for sharing your Forever Knight videos, I wish there were more vidders for this fandom.
19th-Sep-2009 05:07 am (UTC)
This video made me want to dig out my Forever Knight episodes and rewatch them.

Excellent! My evil plan to reignite Forever Knight watching is working. Mwahaha!!!

It is a perfect portrait of Schanke. I loved the humor in the video and the song was a great choice.

Aww, thank you. It's very nice of you to say. Schanke makes me happy. :-)

I wish there were more vidders for this fandom.

I wholeheartedly agree. With the resurgence in vampire shows/movies I keep hoping that the talented, younger vidders will take on FK and shake things up a bit.
1st-Jan-2010 11:03 pm (UTC)
I was tickled pink when I found this - not just a Forever Knight vid, but one devoted to Don Schanke no less! This vid really captures the image of Don Schanke within his own mind, I think... and the unintentional humour he often brought to the show. I'll have to start working through your other vids now that I've found your LJ if they're all as entertaining as this one!

Thank you for sharing :)
11th-Jan-2010 04:38 am (UTC)
Schanke is made of so much win. When I first watched the series in the mid 90s my adolescent self was all about Nick and Natalie, but ever since I revisited the series a few years back I've discovered how incredibly awesome all of the FK characters are.

There's not a bad one in the bunch but Schanke, especially, makes me happy. I'm really glad you liked the vid. Most of my fannish creations are Forever Knight related. I've found quite the productive rhythm in it. :-P
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