Be Yourself

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Title: Be Yourself
Creator: ringwench
Date: August 2005
Format: WMV
Length: 4:39
Music: "Be Yourself" - Audioslave
Fandom: Lost
URL: offline (vid announcement); archive link

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Be Yourself is a Lost vid by ringwench. It was reviewed by whereistheluv on May 29, 2006 at the reel LJ community. The vid was made in connection with an August 2005 challenge at Lost Video Island. The vid took over 50 hours to make.

Vidder's Summary: The entire 1st season, condensed.


  • "It was a very interesting choice to focus on the characters and the revelations in their back stories (especially while the song repeats "be yourself"). The opening with the two planes is intruiging, but it slows down a bit once the beat starts and the cuts go with the guitar instead of the almost tribal sounding drum. Once you've adjusted to that though, the vid flows and as the tempo picks up so does the tension and pace of the vid. Every character is featured and a pretty clear portrait of each one is created. Overall, a really good overview of season 1 of Lost and a good example of ringwench's early work."[1]
  • "You did a very good job of matching the lyrics with the clips. They really fit the characters. For me, the video really picked up around the 2:40 mark. good timing there. Exciting and emotional."[2]
  • "I absolutely loved it, from beginning to end. I especially liked your focusing on the one same character for each pair of lines connected by the word "another", implying the crash had changed them somehow, only to be reminded by the chorus that, no, they still are the same people and it's all they can ever be. Wonderful job putting this together!"[3]