Welcome to the first week of our fan video challenge! So many song suggestions! But I can only make one video a week.
This week’s fan video music recommendation comes from jazzbaby1. The song is “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys. If you are a music aficionado, I urge you to check out her blog here: http://funkybluedandelion.blogspot.com
Thanks very much to everyone for all your input. As for the name of the challenge, I had many lovely ideas submitted: “Fall”ing with RA, Armitage Autumn, September to Remember, Sizzling September, Memorable Mondays, and Charmitage Weekly. However, after a Tumblr blog writeup on Richard Armitage and his crazy fans, I had to incorporate the hilarious term “cRAy-cRAy” into my challenge title. Not only do I embrace that label, I live it!
As for my fanvideo, again I had a lot of fun and did some experimentation. I was playing with the Roto Brush in Adobe After Effects CS5. This tool allows a user to cut out a moving character from his background.
Did you guess which character would appear? Many of you were correct. Congratulations! This week’s challenge video features the absolutely beautiful Lucas North.
Here’s a screencap of Lucas from Spooks 7.8 looking very intense.
I could stare at him all day. One of the difficulties in making Richard Armitage character fanvideos is the danger of stopping and drooling rather than actually editing and such.
EDIT: The video was blocked on YouTube so please use the Vimeo link. I did an “audio swap” on the YouTube version and linked to the Vimeo video in the description.
Here’s the link to the video on YouTube:
Just in case it gets blocked, here’s the backup on Vimeo. It’s a different thumbnail, but the exact same video:
Hope you enjoy this little video. Here’s a link to download it if you want to watch it offline: http://www.mediafire.com/?3z2y4h4435vlh5l
Yikes, now I need to choose a song for the next fanvideo!