Fanvideo posted – did you guess correctly?

Hello and thanks for visiting!

This is a bit of a surprise for me. To be truthful — and I’m probably the worst liar on the planet — I didn’t know this would be my video.  I have been working on three videos lately.  The video I planned to finish first required a lot of special effects and it was taking a long time. At the last minute I decided to change my mind so I could post today as promised.

Here it is. The winner by chance is John Thornton!

North and South - Richard Armitage

Promo picture courtesy of RichardArmitageNet.Com

This is my first ever North & South fanvid. The guy wearing a blue hat in the promo picture is not in my video. 😉

Even though I had already started making the video before today, I ended up changing it completely. It was originally going to be more about Margaret, but John Thornton’s beauty was more appealing to me, LOL!

When my sister told me about this song, she protested that it was not a good fit for North & South, but it was the first idea to pop into my mind. I love my sister, but she’s wrong sometimes. 😉 You’ll have to decide for yourself if it’s an appropriate song.


Thanks again for all your support. There ain’t no stinkin’ RA drought! 😀

Did you guess correctly? The majority voted for Porter, Guy and Harry. Who did you predict?

Edit: I almost forgot to mention that both Daniella Denby-Ashe and Richard Armitage give stellar performances in North & South.  That goes without saying, but I want to say it anyway.

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81 Responses to Fanvideo posted – did you guess correctly?

  1. Carolyn says:

    What can I say? ‘I love it’ doesn’t quite express my thoughts. It’s beautiful, B! Such lovely shots of him. The music with it is great.

    • bccmee says:

      Aw thanks so much Carolyn! *hug*

      I’ll be sure to let my sister know how wrong she was, LOL!

      You’re the first commenter too, whoohoo!

  2. Dhana says:

    Brilliant, bccmee! Wonderfully done.

  3. phylly3 says:

    Yay! I was right! I don’t know why, but I just had this feeling…
    Anyway, love this video. Your transitions are very exciting and the music is too! It all works so well as only you can do it. And once again your ending is fabulous! Thanks so much!

  4. PoliCBA says:

    God, John Thornton?! My beloved John Thornton, forever and ever?! YAY!
    I had voted on Harry Kennedy. But what a wonderful surprise! A stunning fan vid with my very favourite Richard’s character 😉
    I loved it, Bcc Mee! And even if that guy wearing a blue hat (!) was in your video, I would love it the same way 🙂 (I didn’t even realize he was there; I only have eyes for the TDHCMO).
    Thank you very much for the video!
    *hugs*

    • bccmee says:

      John Thornton is in my fave five, but I never got around to finishing a North & South fanvid before today. That’s so kind of you to say you’d like it even if it contained the guy in the blue hat, LOL! Well if it was a slideshow I could work him in, but rather difficult in a video. 😉 I know what you mean about the TDHCMO. He certainly has a presence. ♥

  5. IngeD3 says:

    Great video, well done B!
    I think I voted for Harry, but our TDHCMO is always a nice surprise 🙂
    And you were right, the music fits perfectly. Thanks! x

  6. Excelent B! John Thornton was my one and only character for some time, but now I finally got room in my heart&soul for all the others but TDHCMO was my first and I looooooooooooooooooved the video! And the music??? Brilliant. It fits, really. Tell your sister that we loved it. Thanks!
    I had voted on Harry, but I’m disappointed. Not at all 😉

    • bccmee says:

      Wow thanks so very much! Yes, John Thornton has a special place in the hearts of many ♥ ♥ ♥ I wonder if I can do another Harry Kennedy video. I’ll have to think of something really creative since I’ve used most of the footage already.

  7. PS: I wanted to say that I’m NOT disappointed 🙂

  8. CDoart says:

    Bccmee, help, rescue!!! – I hate the GEMA, though sometimes I see its necessity, but not now, when I cannot see your fervently awaited video. Ahhh!!!
    I voted for Lucas (Al ;o), you know why 😉

    • bccmee says:

      I got the notification just a bit ago. Send me your email address through the comment form and I’ll get you hooked up. 🙂

      • CDoart says:

        Thank you, Bccmee. The video is absolutely wonderful. I had to wach it several times before I could come back to give you feedback ;o) Every time I discovered something new.
        I love how you make the music and the song text come alive with your video. You create a unity between video and sound, absolutely fascinating and great !!!
        I love it and now must go back to watch it again 🙂

        • bccmee says:

          So glad that download worked. 🙂 Thanks for your thoughtful comments. *HUGS* You are so creative and it means a lot coming from you.

  9. Violet says:

    Hi Bccmee, this clip finished sooner than I thought. Nice combinations of scenes!

  10. Nikita says:

    Hi Bccmee, this video is beautiful. Thanks for all the hard work you put into it. I can’t count how many times I have watched North and South and it was lovely to see it all again without committing the 4 hours. : )
    I am new to this RA online world, but have admired and respected him for years. I have a lot of catching up to do. Can’t wait to watch your other videos and I am loving your tweets. Thanks!!!!

    • bccmee says:

      I haven’t watched North & South in awhile, but I may be overdue now. 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed my little video. Actually never thought I’d finish a N&S vid because it’s been done so many times, but now I’m glad I did it!

  11. Carol Tatarian says:

    The music was perfect and the video was wonderful. I agree focusing on JT’s beauty was the way to go. Great job on this one! Love it!

  12. NovemberBride says:

    My favorite shot (I have about 100 to be honest!) is JT standing at the window on the heels of his rejected proposal. He’s just walked in with his mother sitting there, who is breathlessly awaiting the outcome of the proposal. The emotions that flitter across his face take my breath away every time I watch N&S. Wonderful vid and tell your sister “I told you so”!!! 🙂

    • bccmee says:

      Aw thanks, NovemberBride. I hope my sister isn’t reading this. 😉 Richard Armitage gave such a nuanced performance. I hope he goes down in history as one of the great actors of our time.

  13. Kathleen Evans (kje514) says:

    Ah, Dr. Thornton come to make us all feel better. I liked it. Nothing better than JT in motion. Thanks!

    • bccmee says:

      Mmm, JT in motion is like poetry. I was thinking the same thing as I was making the video. Even without a line of dialogue, Richard Armitage’s body language spoke volumes.

  14. Lady Rose says:

    I think it’s a perfectly appropriate song. I LOL-ed at that guy in the blue hat! I wonder if BBC noticed that, or if it was an accident? Let’s hope the latter.

    Lovely video, by the way! I enjoyed every second of it!d

  15. Meryl says:

    you’ve done your usual great job on this vid B, I voted for Guy but I am pleased to see Mr Thornton again~who would’nt be!!!!
    Think music’s good too, and stop giving your sis a hard time, she found the song after all~ never mind who the subject was!!

  16. Thaís Ninomia says:

    Yay! Well, I’ve voted for John Thornton, so maybe I should try the lottery! =D
    Well done, Bccmee!!! The editing work is great!! I love Thornton’s duality: he is strong and earnest and at the same time he is sensitive and vulnerable. And RA shows it with his eyes! It’s just amazing!
    Thanks!

  17. love4ot says:

    Hey sis, really liking the vid and I’m glad you liked the song. I am pleasantly surprised it worked with North and South! Love it!

  18. pv says:

    love it!! i am happy i am wrong, i had voted for Harry, but JT is the best!! Just finished a long day of work and was so happy to see JT in this vid! he always makes me feel good 😉

    • bccmee says:

      I do adore Harry Kennedy too, pv. Wish there were more shows with that character! Maybe Richard Curtis will happen by and see this blog and write some new scripts. 😉

  19. pv says:

    love it!! i am happy i was wrong, i had voted for Harry, but JT is the best!! Just finished a long day of work and was so happy to see JT in this vid! he always makes me feel good

  20. Nat says:

    Awesome, B! I voted for JT since that’s what I was hoping for and knew you hadn’t made a N&S vid before. I’m glad things worked out the way they did. Keep ’em coming to keep the drought at bay! 🙂

    • bccmee says:

      Wow, you were one of the few who voted for JT. Impressive! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Hope all is well in Nat World. 🙂

  21. RAFrenzy says:

    I was the first vote on the poll, and I voted for Thornton. Wonder why? 😉

    I’m so glad you finally did N&S. Your editing is phenomenal! And of course I always love your musical choices.

    • bccmee says:

      Another case of RA ESP. You knew what I didn’t. I’m not lying here when I say I was focusing on another video entirely and when I realized I wasn’t going to finish it by my self-imposed extended deadline, I decided to pull out another video in progress. The only scene I kept from the initial edit was the giant teacup/finger brushing scene so I essentially started from scratch! Thanks for your kind words, RAFrenzy. 🙂

  22. Mamma_T says:

    I must confess I didn’t guess correctly, but… what a wonderful surprise, B! Love it ❤
    The best way to start my working week, for sure!
    xx M_T

  23. Alfie says:

    Wow – so beautiful a video. Lovvve JT:)
    No – I voted for Porter:) – but IM glad it was JT.
    Will there be a download? PLease;)

  24. Beachbaby says:

    I love the vid especially the way you have zoomed in on some of the small movements – like a door opening. And the music – fantastic! I voted for Guy – but I’m happy with JT. 🙂

  25. Summer says:

    Hi B! Glad you changed your mind at the last minute 🙂 Good idea to focus on gorgeous JT instead of Margaret, she’s nice and all but…..having JT around who cares about Margaret! LOL
    To be honest this is quite a nice surprise as you haven’t done any N&S videos before, hope this is the first of many 🙂

    • bccmee says:

      It was another case of someone or something talking over the controls, Summer, so I couldn’t help but focus on John in stead of Margaret, LOL!

  26. smitkit says:

    Lovely video B – watched it this morning, must dig out my N&S DVD, haven’t watched it in ages! I voted for Lucas, but really would have been happy with any of the choices (it was an ‘eeny, meeny..’ moment)!

    A thought on that pic (and no, nothing to do with the chap in the blue hat) – I know DDA’s an actress but she’s a woman too – how is she still stood upright whilst getting the full Thornton stare? *swoon*

  27. Ana Cris says:

    Thanks, made ​​the days get happy! ;0)
    You are very talented!

  28. I’m not familiar with this program, but I think you did a fabulous job with the video! And I Really like the song — who is the artist?

    Heidi & Atticus
    http://www.atticusuncensored.com
    “commentary to give you paws…”

  29. Hahaha, how funny! Too nice to be right sometimes 🙂 It’s great, I loved it. And according to all the comments and even your sister’s, it is perfect. I still haven’t seen any of his movies, the video inspired me to do so soon,

    Franziska San Pedro
    The Abstract Impressionist Artress

    • bccmee says:

      Let us know how you get on after watching a Richard Armitage program, Franziska. I recommend you start with either The Vicar of Dibley or North & South. 🙂

  30. Debra says:

    EXCELLENT!!! I loved this video and it was a great song choice. I adore JT and the clips you chose were spot on. I’m going to go watch it again!!! Thank you for making it, Bccmee!

  31. I am so intrigued by what you do even though I never knew about Richard A. at all (is that horrible to say?) I really like the sequence of clips and particularly liked the zoom into the earring that transitioned to a face. Great music. Consider me an uninformed curiosity-seeking taking a peek into a different world!

  32. You are so talented bccmee! Not to mention a one-woman PR machine for the gorgeous Richard. He was not on my radar until you introduced us and I may be in love (don’t tell my hubby!). 🙂

    Absolutely love the song and you put it together so well with the video. Very impressive.

    Trish
    http://www.robertssister.com
    caregiving. family. advocacy.
    Twitter: robertssister1

  33. Antonia Romera says:

    I love it my dearest creator genius!!!. And thanks for the subtitles.

  34. Ania says:

    Bccmee, Many thanks!
    I confess voted for John Porter 😉 and here such surprise, the video with John Thornton 🙂 He is my favorite character played by RA. I love your video and that the words of this song, so beautifully suited to JT.

    • bccmee says:

      I’m so happy that I accidentally made a fanvideo using your favorite Richard Armitage character, Ania. 😀 The song is quite lovely and my sister definitely deserves the credit for that!

  35. Gurpreet says:

    I like this a lot! Great job on the final finished piece.

  36. phylly3 says:

    Wow B! Look at all the comments from people who haven’t seen North and South yet and/or haven’t watched RA in ANYTHING! You are doing a fabulous job of turning people onto this phenomonally talented actor!! Kudos to you for that too! 🙂

  37. kaprekar says:

    Great video as usual bccmee. Really nice moment around 2.24 I don’t recall noticing this shot before. I can’t remember what I voted for – though it might have been Guy *blush*

    • bccmee says:

      Now I have to watch the video again, kaprekar, LOL! I didn’t vote in the poll of course, but even if I had done so, I would’ve been wrong. 😉

  38. JasminaNinde says:

    Very much it was pleasent to me to video 🙂 🙂 Good work:) 🙂

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  40. verriakelly says:

    I absolutely loved this video! The transitions were awesome and I think the song was perfect. I don’t know much (ok, I know nothing) about Richard A, but I have to say that now I’m curious!

    • bccmee says:

      Thanks for your comment, verriakelly! One of the reasons for Richard Armitage’s following is because he transforms himself in each of his roles. However, I think that is what keeps him from becoming a household name (or even face) to the casual viewers of his shows. Last time I was in the UK, I asked many people if they knew who he was and they didn’t. But when I mentioned 3 or 4 of his recent roles, they had seen all of them but didn’t know it was the same guy! 😀

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