raven: TOS McCoy and Kirk frowning, text: "Well that's just maddeningly unhelpful" (st - MADDENINGLY UNHELPFUL)
[personal profile] raven
I am at [community profile] vidukon_cardiff, which seems like an excellent opportunity to post this vid! It is not a premiere; I finished it between panels!

Many thanks to [personal profile] cosmic_llin, [personal profile] thingswithwings, and the house at no. 46 for their help with this.

[vid] we came to learn the sea [Star Trek: TOS, TNG, Voyager, DS9, and Enterprise]
by Raven
"You are my compass."
-Kathryn Janeway to Tuvok, "Prime Factors"

music: "We Learned The Sea", Dar Williams, from The Green World
content notes: none standard; one bright flash of red light near the start
password to stream: compass / download from mediafire, 65MB


I am the captain and I have been told
That tomorrow we land and my ship has been sold
Now losing this boat is worth scarce a mention
I think of the crew, most of all the first ensign
For all we learned the sea

Guiding a ship, it takes more than your skill
It's the compass inside it's the strength of your will
The first ensign watched as tempests all tried me
I sang in the wind as if God were beside me
For all we learned the sea

You take the wheel one more time like I showed you
We've reached the strait once even I could not go through

I am the captain and I have been told
But I am not shaken, I am eight years old
And you are still young, but you'll understand
That the stars of the sea are the same for the land
And we came to learn the sea

on 2014-06-28 07:16 pm (UTC)
thingswithwings: Janeway looks out over a bridge at a beautiful view (trek - Janeway looking out over a bridge)
Posted by [personal profile] thingswithwings
aw! this is beautiful. I love all the relationships you explore here, and how those relationships mean something different in space, and also don't mean anything different at all. Really gorgeous; I think I'll have to watch it a few more times to get the full force of it.

on 2014-06-28 07:19 pm (UTC)
colls: (Trek tuvok)
Posted by [personal profile] colls
This vid is amazing!! Wonderful editing and inspiring song choice. Wow. I'm in love with Star Trek all over again, thank you!

on 2014-06-28 10:40 pm (UTC)
lizbee: (Star Trek: Janeway)
Posted by [personal profile] lizbee
This was DELIGHTFUL and LOVELY, thank you.

on 2014-06-29 04:48 am (UTC)
scintilla10: Blue teapot (Stock - blue teapot)
Posted by [personal profile] scintilla10
Oh, I love this. *_____*

on 2014-06-29 05:21 pm (UTC)
were_duck: Ellen Ripley from Alien looking pensively to the right in her space helmet (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] were_duck
WELL NOW I AM CRYING. Gosh, my heart. You bring out so much with the tone of the clips and the mirroring moments between the captains. Lovely lovely lovely

on 2014-06-30 02:58 pm (UTC)
walkthegale: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] walkthegale
This is gorgeous, and such a great song choice. CAPTAINS. And their ships and their crews and all the relationships and feelings that go along with that. And then also the wonder of SPACE and adventure and exploration and what that all means to people. And you've poured it all into this vid so so beautifully.

on 2014-06-30 04:51 pm (UTC)
cosmic_llin: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] cosmic_llin
Rewatching in a slightly less agitated emotional state and this still hits me right in the feels. It's so, so beautiful. The beginning - oh - Janeway sitting on her empty bridge, Picard and the Borg... and then on "compass" everyone coming in, so perfect... I love everything this says about the ways they've all learned from each other and the different ways that all these captains need their "compasses", the different strengths they all bring.. I love Zefram and Lily and that sense of continuity and rightness... and Admiral Janeway and Tuvok at the end... ugh, I am a mess about this and it's wonderful.

on 2014-12-17 03:18 am (UTC)
brainwane: A silhouette of a woman in a billowing trenchcoat, leaning against a pole (trenchcoat)
Posted by [personal profile] brainwane
(seconding how the compasses hit me)

on 2014-06-30 10:37 pm (UTC)
opusculasedfera: stack of books, with a mug of tea on top (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] opusculasedfera
Captain feelings! ♥

on 2014-07-01 01:46 am (UTC)
isagel: Lex and Clark of Smalllville, a black and white manip of them naked and embracing, with the text 'Isagel'. (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] isagel
So beautiful! <3

on 2014-07-01 03:43 am (UTC)
thirdblindmouse: Batman looks longingly at a photograph of himself and Supes. (photo album (Batman/Superman))
Posted by [personal profile] thirdblindmouse
Awww. Lovely! :,)

on 2014-07-01 12:03 pm (UTC)
beccatoria: (the best thing about j-trek)
Posted by [personal profile] beccatoria
Clearly a spritual VidUKon premiere! ;)

It has a lovely pace. You keep the eye occupied even with the slower song and the slower motion. You make the larger, darker moments (deaths and endings) feel small and intimiate, without sacrificing the wider emotional resonance - the sea, the stars, exploration, space, inspiration.

on 2014-07-08 04:31 pm (UTC)
shinyjenni: Kira Nerys (kira)
Posted by [personal profile] shinyjenni
This is so, so beautiful. <3

on 2014-07-21 08:08 pm (UTC)
phnelt: wall-e with stars in his eyes (wall-e stars)
Posted by [personal profile] phnelt
This vid is very very beautiful. Thank you.

on 2015-01-14 11:02 pm (UTC)
rhivolution: Uhura from Star Trek TOS, leaning over and laughing (oh hell yes: Uhura (TOS))
Posted by [personal profile] rhivolution
So I'd meant to watch this months ago and didn't--but I'm almost glad, as I've started rewatching Trek recently, and this touches on so much of what I love about it. Bravo!

on 2015-05-27 12:58 am (UTC)
meelie: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] meelie
What a lovely vid! Moving, slightly sad, but beautiful.

on 2014-06-28 05:53 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] selenak.livejournal.com
Oh, what a marvellous love declaration to the Star Trek universe, the captains, and the relationships they form! Beautiful vid.

on 2014-06-30 07:54 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loneraven.livejournal.com
Oh, I love my show. Thank you so much. :)

on 2014-06-29 09:42 am (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] mangosorbet007.livejournal.com
That's such a beautiful song, and you did it justice with the vid!

on 2014-06-30 07:53 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loneraven.livejournal.com
Thank you very much! :)

on 2014-06-29 12:49 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] mymatedave.livejournal.com
That was a beautiful vid with a great song choice.

on 2014-06-30 07:53 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loneraven.livejournal.com
Thank you. :)

on 2014-06-30 04:08 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] dejla.livejournal.com

on 2014-06-30 07:53 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] loneraven.livejournal.com
Thank you! :)

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