Glitter & Gold

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Vid
Title: Glitter & Gold
Creator: djcprod & Grable424
Date: 29 May 2016
Format: Digital vid
Length: 2:47
Music: Glitter & Gold - Barns Courtney
Genre:
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Footage: Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange
URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHUrAvKNF8s
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Glitter & Gold is a Marvel Cinematic Universe fanvid by djcprod and Grable424. It was published to Youtube by Grable424 on 29 May 2016.

The vid is noted for its skilful incorporation of sound effects, interwoven with the music of the video, as well as for its editing and seamless incorporation of a wide range of footage from different MCU films.

As of June 2021 the video has more than 5.7 million views and 156,000 likes on Youtube, and a Tumblr post promoting the vid currently has close to 226,000 notes.

Fan Comments

ting ting
TING TING
TING! TING!
*panting out of breath gasps in time to the beat*

I LIVE FOR THIS STUFF[1]

fun fact a few months ago I showed this video to my 4 y/o brother and to this day he asks me to play the song (glitter and gold) because he is convinced it is “The Avengers Song™”

A lot of fanvids either have the sound effects and speech lines overpower the actual music. This is one of the rare few when it’s actually properly edited to match the beat, and doesn’t rely on “oh, it’s that line you like! And that other line!”[2]

I’ve watched a lot of music videos, and I love music videos as a genre, but I don’t think I have ever seen a music video that’s so aware of its audio.

Like, most MV makers I’ve seen concentrate very narrowly on the video – making sure that the movements and beats sync up, the masking, the motion, all of that. Which is very good! But this particular work pays an equal amount of detail to its audio – both the audio of the song, matching lyrics and meaning to visuals, but also the audio of the clips being incorporated. That’s actually rarely done, and even more rarely done to this extent – usually the video is sort of a silent dance to accompany the music.

Footsteps, impacts, hammer blows, breaths, words, grunts, screams – it takes it all and makes it part of the music.[3]

I just loved how each scene was a continuation of what the character was doing rigtt he before from another scene, clip, or movie. It also fit with the beat and the timing plus some sounds complemented the scenes that were syncing with the music. (Im sorry I just liked it and the beat so much I notice that more than the vid itself)[4]

A really excellent compilation video for the MCU. This is a masterclass in editing, both the visuals and the audio. It incorporates a ton of original audio in with the song in a way that complements the song and the overall experience rather than detracts from it or distracts the viewer. This is really fun both to watch and to listen to.[5]

References

  1. ^ Tumblr post by ohifonlyx33, published April 26, 2018 (Accessed June 27, 2021).
  2. ^ Tumblr post by siryouarebeingmocked, published June 4, 2020 (Accessed June 27, 2021).
  3. ^ Tumblr post by mikkeneko, published August 19, 2020 (Accessed June 27, 2021).
  4. ^ Tumblr post by mlheart-angel, accessed June 27, 2021.
  5. ^ Rec by lannamichaels at Fancake