Ghosts (Battlestar Galactica vid)

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Vid
Title: Ghosts (Battlestar Galactica vid)
Creator: beccatoria
Date: June 2008
Format: DivX .avi
Length: 3:19 minutes
Music: "Set the Fire to the Third Bar" - Snow Patrol feat. Martha Wainwright
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Fandom: Battlestar Galactica (2003)
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URL: streaming & (vid announcement)

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Ghosts is a Caprica Six character study Battlestar Galactica fanvid by beccatoria. It was reviewed by chaila43 on the vid commentary LJ community on October 13, 2009.

Vidder's summary: "Caprica Six is a love letter no one has ever read."

The vidder also did an extended commentary of her own which can be read here.[1]

Reactions/Reviews

  • "My favorite character studies show me something about a character so clearly that in retrospect it’s hard to remember that I didn’t always see the character that way. This vid is one of those. It completely transformed the way I view Caprica Six. It takes a somewhat secondary character, who got lost amongst a sea of Sixes, and makes her the main character in all her scenes and ties everything she did together to make a vid about her capacity for love and her yearning for a connection. While it’s mostly a vid about loving something that isn’t there, it’s not a Caprica/Baltar ship vid (more on Baltar’s role in this vid later). It’s about Baltar and Tigh and Boomer and Athena and D’Anna and Hera and the ethereal Opera House, but in the midst of all that, it still manages to be very focused and very clearly about Caprica and her reaching out for someone or something that never reaches back. On an initial level, it’s simply a well-done, thoughtful character study for a woefully underused character and I love it for the way it unspools its narrative, for its impressionistic structure, for the way it thoughtfully interprets the lyrics to create a story that's heartbreaking but never angsty." ~ excerpt from the vid commentary review. Read the full review here.[2]
  • "Haunting. I love how the ghosting effect of the double vocal is echoed in the imagery. Caprica always slightly out of phase with the brave new world she made. Such a contrast with the flashback sequences. So sad always reaching for something that no longer exists for her neither Head Gaius nor current Baltar. Neither Saul Tigh nor the phantom of the Opera House. The way you tie in how death follows her around on the repeats of the “cold ground” lyric. Perfect ending, lovely work." ~ feedback at the vid announcement.