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Hawaii 5 - O - Konno - teen for god

DISCLAIMER: This is a fan video. I do not own the rights to any of the clips or music. For nonprofit entertainment purposes only.
Fandom: Hawaii 5 - O (2010) (reboot)
Music: Dar Williams - Teen for god
Warnings: (police) violence, guns, headshot from behind, a girl being tied up, blood, bruises, drowning, themes of religion/faith,
Konno loves her home and her job. She loves the people around her.  
But sometimes it´s hard.

And we pray for the sinners/And their drunken car wrecks/And vow that I'll never get high/And have sex"
The show like a lot of crime shows can drift into violence. self interest (rage, revenge) of the police "Heros" but Konno is not shown involved in that a lot. She is the rooki of the team - the hope and wish for her to be a better person than they could be. (the others get better to, therapy helped them! this makes me stupidly happy).
So there is Konno being sworn i, getting her gun - vowing to protect and serve the law and people - and her smashing a car window because the sex traffic case was wearing her thin (7.19), her holding another woman under water (1.2). 
And God made every leaf on every tree/Each grain of sand"
Chin hugging her in s2.e1. because she fears for her job after the thing with the govenor. Adam holding her as they watch a family reunion Adam arranged for a fellow prisioner who became a better person and helped him there (7.5). 
Redemptation, doing wrong and then doing better. Chins arc, Adams arc. 
Also Steve/Konno - not romantical/sexual but damn. He wants her to stay safe, he wants her to do better. And I am ashamed but yeah i dig this sad guilty face.
i tried to show her culture and people - the places she gets her strenght from. even in crisis. 

more notes
The first "teen for g.d" shows her in her first episode gaping for air and being so shocked angry that someone would ruin her wave (she knocks him for that)/her as a little kid and her mothers encouraging words: you will get knocked off again, again and again, but you can always get up again too.
The little girl who binds the braclet around her arm is from 1.06 - when an old friend of Konno shows her where he lives, house prices are very high but the people there do not want to leave (the land of their ancestors) - the show has like lots of cop shows a problem with affirming the status quo of the system a lot but sometimes thinks are done good.
the little amulet she is looking at (0:58) is the patron saints of police, Dannys gift to her for her swearing-in-ceremony - when she feels useless/helpless and has to spring in action
the badge sliding over the table is Chins offering him back in in 1.24 (after all the shit they pulled on him)
(i love objects in fanvids! symbolic story telling. not having to look in faces)
- the song is actually about the problems with institutional religion (in form of denying things that are personal decisions)
 while being spirutal.
The desires she fights to control here are anger/violence, depression, and self interest.
I love stories about people taking action, seeing unjustice and wanting to end them, i love characters who chose to protect (kids!i love kids in media, i love characters who love them) - changing the system from within - is difficult -
the video is not really about this.
i love hopeful videos too much, i vid for myself. vid to deal with stuff and feel better. and maybe someone else will feel stuff (and better even?) because of it too.
1:04 the way she turns away unable to look at that scene.
1:47 - small stuff but i do love Konno/Kathrine - and i am general for more femslash 
finished date: 5.5.2017
edited out some gosth frames: 18.07.2017

Date: 2017-05-05 04:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aurumcalendula
You mentioned on the vidding post that you wanted feedback - are there specific parts you would like feedback on?

Date: 2017-05-05 07:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aurumcalendula

I like the connection of surfing/ water with faith. I also really like the shots of hands throughout, and I especially like the last one of Kono on the boat. I think the theme of Kono being worn down by the job, but trying to do better comes through well. Some of the clips were longer than what I would’ve used with the pace of the song, but that’s a matter of personal preference.

On a technical note, I noticed a number of ghost frames (the brief sections of another scene at the start or end of clips), but I know they can be difficult to get rid of depending on what software you’re using.

Date: 2017-05-05 08:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aurumcalendula
From what I’ve read, it sounds like ghost frames are particularly difficult to deal with in Windows Movie Maker (I haven’t actually used Windows Movie Maker myself - mostly because I didn’t have it on my computer for some reason?). I think most of the reason I end up being able cut to the beat is by looking at the audio peaks in whatever song I’m using at the time.

I think the second to last scene works very well, even without context (the last time I watched Hawaii 5-0 on a regular basis was during season 1, and my memory of various plot arcs is a bit hazy).

I’m thrilled you like those vids! I really liked your second Jolene vid for Dor (…and now I kinda want to watch that movie)

Date: 2017-05-07 11:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] seekingferret
To understand ghost frames you have to understand a little bit about how compressed video is stored. In order to save memory, rather than storing every video frame completely, compressed video formats store only some of the frames completely- these are called keyframes. The rest of the frames, the encoder codec only saves information on the difference between the frame and the keyframe before and after, so in order to reconstitute these frames the decoder codec looks at the keyframe before, looks at the keyframe after, and looks at the information on how the frame it's reconstituting differs from both and uses that to recreate the frame.

When you're in your editor, if you cut at a keyframe, the editor is usually happy, because it has complete information about what the frame looks like, but if you cut in between keyframes, the editor sometimes has trouble deciding which frame to show, and this produces ghost frames.

More sophisticated editing programs usually are better at handling this, and will give you more tools to recognize what kind of frame you're cutting at, but the best way to deal with this is to convert your video from a compressed video format to either a fully uncompressed (or 'lossless') format, or to what's called an intermediate or editing format. These record more information about each frame so the editor is less likely to get caught up by a frame between keyframes. The tradeoff is that lossless and intermediate formats take up (a lot) more hard drive space, and doing the conversions takes time and sometimes thought.

Date: 2017-05-08 01:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] seekingferret
Feel free to ask questions- the technical stuff definitely took a while to learn and I still only sort of understand some of it. My early vids are full of technical glitches.

And thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed my vids.

Date: 2017-05-14 03:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] seekingferret
I'm not a Windows vidder (I vid on Linux), so my procedure won't be exactly the same as yours, but that's actually good news, because there's a hell of a lot more tutorials out there for doing this stuff on Windows than there is for doing it in Linux.

This website has a lot of great tutorials for vidders, though they're a few years old and may not be 100% state of the art, the principles are the same.

For what we're talking about, converting your files to editable format, this is one of the available tutorials there: ... Note that Avidemux has changed its user interface a little bit since the screen captures here, so while you can still do this, buttons may have moved around a bit.


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