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09 January 2007 @ 10:32 pm
vid - Ramalama (Bang Bang) - Dexter  

Vid Title: Ramalama (Bang Bang)
Vidder: kiki_miserychic, miserychic47@hotmail.com
Musical Artist: Róisín Murphy
Fandom: Dexter
Category/Summary: Season one Dexter character study
Warnings: Blood, sex, violence, chainsaw
Cross-Posted: here, here, here(imeem), and here(youtube)

Download: 18.5mb


Could a body close the mind down
Stitch a seam across the eye
If you can be good, you’ll live forever
If you’re bad, you’ll die when you die
Hearing only one true note
I'm the one and only sound
Unzip my body, take my heart out
'Cause I need a beat to give this tune

Ouu ou
Ouu ou
Ouu ou

(Unzip my heart)

Ouu ou
Ouu ou

And if I need a rhythm
It’ll be to my heart I listen
If it don’t put me too far wrong
(And if I and if I)
And if I need a rhythm
It’s gonna be to my heart I listen
If it don’t put me too far wrong

Everybody smile, please
Nobody pay no mind to me
Finger in position on the switch
A little flash photography

Taking a picture of you
(To my heart)
Taking a picture of
Taking a picture of me
Taking a picture

Ramalama, bang bang
Flash bang
Big bang
Bing bong
Ding dong
Dom dom do dom dom

With a hammer bang bang
Flash bang
Press gang
Bing bong
Ding dong
Hum hum ho Hum Hum

With a system of a bang bang
(With a system of with a system of with a system of a big bang, crash bang, big bang, big bang, crash bang)
Bang bang
Crash bang
Big bang
Boing boing
Boing boing
Dum dum do dum dum

Keep on, keep on
Keep on, keep on

And if I and if I need a rhythm
(And if I need a rhythm)
Gonna be to my heart I listen
And if I and if I need a rhythm
(And if I and if I need a rhythm)
It's gonna be to my heart I listen
And if I and if I need a rhythm
(And if I and if I need a rhythm)
It's gonna be to my heart I listen
(Need a rhythm, need a rhythm, need a rhythm, need a rhythm, need a rhythm, need a rhythm)

And if I and if I need a rhythm

Keep on, keep on
Keep on, keep on
Keep on, keep on
 
 
 
vaeltaa: Dexter- Stalkingvaeltaa on January 10th, 2007 03:53 am (UTC)
Wow, that really impressed me! Awesome editing; a very strange song, but it totally worked. *thumbs up*
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on January 10th, 2007 04:02 am (UTC)
Thanks. I'm glad the song worked. I was worried it would be too out of left field and the point would be lost. :)
nodestro on January 10th, 2007 04:24 am (UTC)
This is too awesome. Fantastic, fantastic vid.
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on January 10th, 2007 05:20 am (UTC)
OMG, thank you. It means a lot. :)
Nickyobsessive24 on January 10th, 2007 05:09 am (UTC)
Blah! I really don't want to watch until I've seen the show, so excuse the looking-away in the meantime. I've got the whole season downloaded so it's just a matter of finding the time to watch them. Of course, it being you, I don't need to actually watch it to know the vid is a hundred kinds of awesome.

But anyway... will be back later with some context. :)
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on January 10th, 2007 05:16 am (UTC)
You're so sweet. Def. don't watch the vid until you've watched the season. :) Yay, you're going to watch Dexter. Such an amazing show, I'm fairly certain you'll love it (it's hard not to). On a shallow note, I don't remember Michael C. Hall being this hot on Six Feet Under.
Nickyobsessive24 on March 31st, 2007 10:44 am (UTC)
I watched it! I finished the season this evening and the first thing I did was run to your vid. And. Oh my god. You are a fucking genius of crazy scientist proportions. Fuck, that was good. Off to rec.
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on April 1st, 2007 04:10 am (UTC)
Awesome.

Hhehehe. How much did you love season one? Did you ship Dexter and ITK/Rudy/Brian/Biney/Whatever?

This is the vid that made me give up on WMM and go for something better.
Nickyobsessive24 on April 1st, 2007 04:15 am (UTC)
Did you ship Dexter and ITK/Rudy/Brian/Biney/Whatever?
Of course! Long before the reveal. Who do you take me for? ;P
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kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on January 10th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I'm hoping to suck a few people into Dexter.

OMG, is your icon Rodney in the TARDIS? That's so cool.
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kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on January 12th, 2007 05:03 am (UTC)
Thank you so much.
chasa: dexteroffkilterchasarumba on January 15th, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC)
This song has such a powerful, hypnotic rhythm and your editing works so well with it! I like the meshing of images that happens in a number of places...but I'm thinking particularly of the end where you have a string of scenes with water and blood. Love the pairing of the fast pan at 0:40 to the "die" lyric -- matches the vocal perfectly. And the "taking a picture of you" sequence with his box of slides and memories...that's so appropriate.
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on January 15th, 2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

I like the meshing of images that happens in a number of places...but I'm thinking particularly of the end where you have a string of scenes with water and blood.
I'm so glad you picked up on the water/blood and liked the layering thing.

And the "taking a picture of you" sequence with his box of slides and memories...that's so appropriate.
Thanks. I didn't want it to be literal, but I still wanted context to it. :)
Semi-Obsessive Me: Sixsol_se on January 23rd, 2007 01:45 am (UTC)
Oh, wow! That was amazing! Superb job! Just, wow. All the little details just blew me away. (I loved the smiley-face outline that appears on the slide to the beat.)

I'm just now catching up on the vids my f-list has been making, so this is a little late...

But you want to hear something REALLY weird though? And it's gonna sound like total bullshit. But I swear, it's not. I was just getting ready to start vidding this song...to Dexter. No, seriously. I'm really glad I hadn't actually started laying down clips, just did an outline...because this is so much better than anything I would have done, lol! I don't even know anyone in real life who *knows* that song, let alone *likes* it. Online fandom is awesome. And you completely win with this video. I love this. :)
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on January 23rd, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you. :)

I loved the smiley-face outline that appears on the slide to the beat.
When I was putting the doodle drawing over the slide I was proud of myself in a sad way.

I'm just now catching up on the vids my f-list has been making, so this is a little late...
I'm horrible at giving feedback in a timely manner, so don't feel bad.

...I was just getting ready to start vidding this song...to Dexter.
See, that's the kind of thing that happens in the awesomeness of the internet. In real life, that would never happen. I don't know many that know the song either, online fandom is the shit.

...because this is so much better than anything I would have done, lol!
Probably not, there's a lot of things I could have done better. :)
Semi-Obsessive Me: Sixsol_se on January 31st, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)
When I was putting the doodle drawing over the slide I was proud of myself in a sad way.

You should be proud! It was brilliant!

See, that's the kind of thing that happens in the awesomeness of the internet. In real life, that would never happen.

I know! Before (back before I saw your video, and promptly abandoned the project due to your awesomeness) when I showed the song to a couple of "real life" people & told them about Dexter, the only response I got was "that's kinda weird." Thank god for online fandom, man.
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on January 31st, 2007 03:49 pm (UTC)
I showed the vid to my aunt and she said, "I don't get it." :) Thank god for online fandom.
allowed to randomly offer accidental insight.: don't have to turn on that red lightsweetestdrain on February 22nd, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
Hi! Random comment to say -- I loved this. And I posted a rec in my LJ here. Cool stuff!
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on February 22nd, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
Wow. Thank you for the rec.
elynross: loungingelynross on March 2nd, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC)
First off, I love the music, and this vid bears repeat watching, as you fit *so* much in. I like a lot of the contrasts -- Dexter and the young budding serial killer, Dexter and his father, Dexter and his brother, the real bodies and the Barbie doll. And I think the effects you use are, for the most part, effective and not overdone/done simply for the sake of the effects. The pulsing blood smiley face was particularly memorable. *g* It's a fascinating, absorbing vid, which I will watch again.

The only thing that sometimes felt off to me was following the pulsing beat a little *too* closely, at times. There were a few moments where I wanted a clip to last through a couple beats, make the rhythm more syncopated and irregular, as Dexter himself is irregular. I wanted the clip changes in some sections to be more unpredictable, more intuitive over straight regular clipping, to induce more of that uneasiness that all the blood and horrific images brought up. Although I suspect someone else might feel that the bright, bouncy beat and the regularity contrasted well with the horror, so. *g*

kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on March 2nd, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you for leaving me feedback. I was trying out new things with this vid. Some things worked and some things didn't. Having more distance from the vid, I can understand that better.
Katharina: Heroes Sylar is my boyfriendsubtle__sarcasm on March 7th, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
Holy crap, that was so amazing! I really love the way the editing and the music play together! wow :)
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on March 8th, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
Thank you. I think Sylar would like this vid. :)
Katharina: Heroes Sylar is my boyfriendsubtle__sarcasm on March 8th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
Haha, yes he would. XD
hold me and watch the apocalypse: dexter - angelquarterturn on March 8th, 2007 11:36 am (UTC)
Oh my god, how did I miss this? I'm over here from your top five vids post, and man. I am in love with it. The song is amazing, and the pace is fantastic, and all the parallels, I mean, just wow. Definitely adding this to my things to rec, this is an amazing job! ♥
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on March 8th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I've never done such a fruitful meme before. :)
Sarah: Dexter MCH devil shirtringwench on June 22nd, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC)
Just recently got into Dexter and am currently devouring everything I can find about it.

I have to say, this vid is freaking FANTASTIC!!! I've been watching it several times a day for about a week now and it just keeps getting cooler and cooler!

I love the music, it's just so unique and chaotic. The coloring and effects paired with the frenetic editing style you've chosen matches it perfectly.

Love the shot of Dexter spinning on his chair at 0:21, it's playful, yet creepy along with all the blood spatter photos.

I LOVE all of the intercut scenes, like Dex looking into the freezer at 0:43, the shots of him overlaid with Rudy at 0:55, but especially the shot of him in the water at 2:15, I thought that one in particular was a really neat way to show the duality of this character.

The part at 1:02 with the fingernails gives me chills the way it goes with the haunting vocals.

Adored the montage of Henry with young Dexter.

The part at 1:23 with him slashing the air overlaid with him standing still is brilliant.

The "Taking a picture of you" part is awesome. Loved how you stayed on the same shot of him looking at the box for a bit before going into the chorus with quick cuts of his victims. Also LOVED the highlighting of the smiley face in the blood.

The ending is my favorite part, with the lightning fast cuts, everything just seems so out of control and insane.

The very end with the abrupt cuts and black space is SO creepy and awesome.

Overall, this one of the best videos I've ever watched in any fandom. It's so unique, the editing style and effects you used really make it stand out.

Thank you so much for sharing this incredible vid. I'll definitely be re-watching it tons of times!
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on June 23rd, 2007 01:36 am (UTC)
First of all, hello and welcome to the dark and dangerous world of Dexter.

Yay, I'm all giddy because my vid is rewatchable and is still being watched.

it's playful, yet creepy
A lot like Dexter himself.

I LOVE all of the intercut scenes, like Dex looking into the freezer at 0:43, the shots of him overlaid with Rudy at 0:55, but especially the shot of him in the water at 2:15, I thought that one in particular was a really neat way to show the duality of this character.
OMGYES. I read your comments and I'm "OMGYES, someone got it"-ing everything.

Overall, this one of the best videos I've ever watched in any fandom. It's so unique, the editing style and effects you used really make it stand out.
Thank you, thank you.
defies decoding: meta: robot love from nucleicacidprojectcyborg on January 15th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)
This is a visually adventurous, hauntingly abstract, disturbingly gorgeous portrait of a serial killer. I love how the highly impressionistic style captures Dexter's experience through images and rhythm more than through narrative. The friend I watched it with pointed out that the sections of methodical cuts to the beat mirror the meticulousness of his compulsion. We were wondering, though: some of those sequences seemed more out-of-sync with the audio than others. It could have been the video player stuttering -- or did you do that on purpose?
kiki_miserychic: dexterkiki_miserychic on January 15th, 2008 08:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. I enjoyed using Dexter to edit methodical and precise to the beats. There were a few places where I switched up the editing, like when I felt Dexter as a character was veering off the guidelines of Harry's code. There was a bit of stuttering, but not a lot. It could be the player.
Oh no! It's the Very Comforting Banshee!: DCU: Silhouette (Robin in the Batcave)theoret on July 25th, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow, that was amazing. I've just finished watching season one and gone looking for vids, but I wasn't expecting to come across something this awesome so soon. So creepy and creative. I love atmosphere you created in the vid. *g* Thanks for sharing!
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on July 26th, 2008 12:29 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed. Have fun with season 2. :)
Anne-Elisaetrangere on January 7th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
This is brilliant!
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on January 7th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
nargynargynargynargy on January 19th, 2010 09:50 pm (UTC)
Outstanding editing, I was mesmerised by this, so completely surreal - like a glimpse into Dexter's brain. Brilliant brilliant video, I can't stop watching it \o/
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on January 23rd, 2010 02:22 am (UTC)
Thanks. I adore Dexter and what the show accomplishes.
(Anonymous) on April 11th, 2012 10:22 am (UTC)
This is the creepiest vid I've ever watched!

I'd only seen a couple of episodes of Dexter, but I feel like I got the FULL emotional impact of the entire season as I watched, and figured out what was going on. I gasped at watching the children in the blood, and was shell shocked for awhile after... which was actually a few years ago.

So... thanks! Every so often, if I want to be creeped out, I watch this, for the wonderfully surreal combination of music and images - dreamlike, nightmare-like, horrific, awe-full and beautiful.
kiki_miserychickiki_miserychic on May 6th, 2012 05:29 pm (UTC)
LOL, I'm so glad it's still a creepy vid, being so old. I love making creepy vids.