Becoming Brothers

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Vid
Title: Becoming Brothers
Creator: kass
Date: Aug. 8th, 2010
Format: DivX download, streaming
Length: 1:29 minutes
Music: Calexico's "Whipping the Horse's Eyes"
Genre:
Fandom: Friday Night Lights
Footage:
URL: vid announcement

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Becoming Brothers is a Friday Night Lights fanvid by kass. Heresluck offered extended vid commentary at the vid commentary LJ community on October 11, 2011.[1] The vid premiered at the Premieres show at Vividcon 2010.

Viddder's summary: "Two boys from the wrong side of the tracks."

Reactions/Reviews

  • "Very nice work, especially how you introduce them. Finding those similarly-composed shots and intercutting them to create a sense of relationship between two characters is really key to this kind of thing. Film professor gives you an A!"[2]
  • "I LOVED this. You managed to pack so much into this, and it worked beautifully. Great parallels between Vince and Luke."[3]
  • "I think this vid is a masterclass in minimalism and narrative economy. It's a tiny little vid, less than a minute and thirty seconds long, beautiful in its simplicity and devastating in its precision. It's a vid that doesn't rely on contextual knowledge to follow the narrative but that nevertheless rewards fans of the show who can recognize how this one relationship resonates with a core concern of the show: the way that characters manage, sometimes improbably, to connect with each other, the ways in which their lives are ultimately better because of each other."[4]
  • "Do you watch Friday Night Lights? I will have to write a big post on it some day, because it's just fabulous, and I swear on everything, you don't need to like football for this show, and if it's not the kind of show you normally watch, that's a major reason you should watch. Oh, show of my heart! Here is a lovely vid about this amazing show. Watch it, then let's chat."[5]

References

  1. WebCite for the Vid Commentary.
  2. comment in the vid announcement.
  3. comment in the WebCite vid announcement.
  4. heresluck review at the vid commentary LJ community.
  5. "Laura Boylan's Vid review". Archived from the original on |archive-url= requires |archive-date= (help). Retrieved August 30, 2010.