Avatar Vision Proudly Presents: Heartbeat!

Time, once again, for MusicMonday™ and our foray into the world of Millennium Music Montages. Whilst it may appear that I have Josef locked away in the basement, churning out Millennium videos whilst Orwellian slogans strobe by on a screen I can assure you I haven't turned into Ricardo Clement.

Josef takes to time to make these videos because he feels as passionately as we do about bringing Millennium back and anyone who frequents Youtube will know how much support and interest he is enjoying because of it and how many people have discovered us through his work.

So join with us, once again, for a slice of motion and movement and if this isn't a chiller I don't know what is. Turn the lights down low and keep looking over your shoulder. You never know who's prowling around in night vision goggles these days, do you?

As always, we thank our resident video alchemist Josef for taking this campaign and continuing to plug it in the vast abyss that is Youtube and we hope you will feel in some way inspired to follow in his footsteps and donate a little video magic of your own.

For those of you who were worried that Josef was experiencing technical glitches beyond his capability to solve them, rest assured. I can happily confirm that Josef is storming ahead with his next release and it's one I am really looking forward to. Let's just say it's written in the stars eh?

Mark x

To visit Josef's Youtube page and check out his own collection of videos, click here!

To check out his myspace page and listen to some of his original compositions, click here!
As promised, each music new release from Josef will be accompanied by a postcard that we urge you to send to Steve Asbell at 20th Century Fox. Making 20th Century Fox that we are here to stay and active in our support of a Millennium Movie is a vital way you can help this campaign achieve its ends. With a eager cast and crew and the financial support for a film currently being discussed they are the only fly in the soup with regards making this happen. Do not let up the fight. Stand loud and proud and send one more postcard.
To see the address you need to send this to as well as a range of others you might like to send, click here!

14 Responses to "Avatar Vision Proudly Presents: Heartbeat!"

Jósef Karl said... September 28, 2009 at 5:47 AM

Thanks Mark "Driller Killer" Hayden!

Brilliant postcard! It's like Max Headroom gone mental or something, were those shows good, I can't remember if I watched them or not when they were shown on TV back in the day, maybe I was too young to remember...

Nice drill ;)

And yup, folks, it looks like everything is sorted now. But it's not like there aren't any problems with the new program I'm using, but it's faster and in turn I'll practice more efficient approach to my videos.

And if you missed them, check out the Lara Means and Emma Hollis videos (Mark and Troy INSIST they're REALLY GOOD!). I think a lot of you missed it because of those pesky Millennium movie news and Fox mailing address updates. And also, check out DiRT's videos, he also got shortchanged.

Cheers from Iceland!
- Jósef

Mark Ducker said... September 28, 2009 at 6:34 AM

Josef is right, it is mandatory for all campaign supporters to spend as much time watching the Lara Means video as possible. Actually it isn't mandatory at all it's just something I personally get a kick from!

Please do peruse the back-posts of this Blog and comment on anything and everything that you find. We really appreciate it. Let us know what you like and what you don't and we will take on board any points you have.

Paul said... September 28, 2009 at 7:09 AM

How much are these dudes paying you? You should demand a bigger pay check.

These continue to be very enjoyable, I do wish we could have them all together for download but I appreciate the copyright issues but these would make an awesome playlist on my iPod.

Via Dolorosa is a damn creepy episode, reminds of Manhunter with a bit of Driller Killer chucked in for good measure and the dude who played Lucas was so chilling.

You've really mastered the editing Josef, nice transitions, compliments the audio track and the choice use of scenes make your work so enjoyable.

And I must praise the postcard as well which is really freaky. Rest assure it will be heading to the suits at Fox in the next few hours.

Let's keep drilling folks ;)

Jósef Karl said... September 28, 2009 at 7:25 AM

Thanks Paul.

I know, those last two episodes REALLY reminded me of Manhunter, which I adore (shame the DVD don't have a "true" theatrical cut, which I find very odd) and I probably end up getting the director's cut just for the Michael Mann commentary, not for the audio/visual quality (that's for sure!).

And this is exactly why I chose this track, it was featured in the closing credits of Manhunter, a brilliant track, in fact all the songs on the soundtrack are brilliant.

And for those, who want to see all my videos, and use the older posts feature, just roll back. The first one I did was for the Pilot episode. Now, if a certain someone didn't forget to tag ALL of them correctly, you could easily have them in one page ("josef" and/or "avatar vision" are missing from some of them).

A short nice comment with your thoughts are all the payment I ever need, so can I ask for a big fat paycheck from you guys? :D

Cheers from Iceland!
- Jósef

FoxyWonder said... September 28, 2009 at 9:29 AM

Terrific video as always. I absolutely love the last two episodes of the show it's the perfect fusion of all the different themes that had occurred through the changing seasons of Millennium. I would have loved to have seen what would have happened in a fourth season of the show but alas it wasn't to be.

And yes, whatever money you get video man you should get more. maybe Fox will let you have a hand in the Millennium Movie (yeah right lol)

More, more, more.

George said... September 28, 2009 at 1:58 PM

Great video, great choice of music, great postcard - just great. I bet it's nice to be so popular :)

VertiGo-Go said... September 28, 2009 at 6:14 PM

This is who we are!

I'm really loving the videos and postcards. Sending them makes me feel like I am part of the experience rather than a bystander and I promise to get to some photos of my postcards to you all shortly.

I wish I had the time and the expertise to contribute in the way that Josef does and I do want to say this: the blog posts look so wonderful.

I hope my little bit is enough to make a difference but you guys have really inspired me.

Great work and please, please, please keep it up!

Earthnut said... September 28, 2009 at 6:17 PM

You make an old woman very happy. Your youth and energy really shines forth from all the care and attention you bring to your work. When Millennium comes back, and it will, it will be the little people that made it happen!

RSWehman said... September 29, 2009 at 6:42 AM

All I can say is OH MY GOODNESS... well not really. I could say a lot more and probably will. Jósef, once again, you are spectacular and the post card to go with the video is great. May we all start referring to Mark as "Driller Killer". I like it. The footage is great and the way you blend it together to have the scenes fit the music...WOW.

I will reiterate what Jósef states about going back through the blog. Several news updates have overshadowed some of our regular updates. Don't forget to go back and preview the older blog entries. Most of them are well worth the review.

Keep up the great work and if you guys have not voted at this blog site...



This Is Who We Are!!

Mark Ducker said... September 29, 2009 at 7:10 AM

LOL your resident Driller Killer here - I actually quite like that little moniker so feel free to use it. It sits perfectly with my confirmed gore-hound status.

Rhonda is so right, as always and please do cast your vote at the link she has provided. I have had the whole of TIWWA rallying to our cause and voting for a Millennium Movie and I've used Twitter to spread the word as well.


PS Josef is quite right, the tags do need tidying up somewhat and I promise to attend to that as soon as I have a moment. My apologies Josef.

Jósef Karl said... September 29, 2009 at 7:59 AM

Aw, bless you Rhonda. Thanks.

Every music track and episode is different. It's been interesting trying out different editing styles.

Last one I edited to the beat, now to the vocals. Worked like a charm.

And everything was intended, after discovering these things on the fly, like Frank Black falling on the stairs and having shots of the TV while the singer makes a "ooooaahh" sound.

Very fun to edit, and when you spend this much time with the footage you notice some behind the scenes tid-bits. If you look at the close up of Frank Black looking at the kitchen sink, both the earlier day shot and the return to the scene with the blinds shut, it's the same shot.
Actually, the later shot is the beginning of the same shot that came first in the show. The connected perfectly, when played together. They just colored/tinted the image to make the illusion that it was dark inside the house, they most likely did that to some of those kitchen sink shots.

And you notice Frank Black pushing the bedroom door to the side, I fixed the problem they had in the episode, they showed his perspective looking at the bed and you could see the door/knob on his left and he had already pushed that out of the way.

- Jósef

Mitchell said... September 29, 2009 at 6:09 PM

I'm a man of few words and I haven't made much of a stink around these parts but I do follow what you guys do. Josef you really do impress me with your dedication and constant effort and I wanted to take this opportunity to say that. With friends like these Frank Black stands every chance. You rock!

Jósef Karl said... September 29, 2009 at 6:34 PM

Thanks Mitchell, great to hear from someone who is a man of few words, much like me (in spoken life, not Internet life :)

It's greatly appreciated, all comments encourage me to go.

Especially, as I was experiencing technical difficulties. And it looks like it's under control.

I've cobbled together all the shots I think I need to my "trusty" Pinnacle Studio video editor program and will start editing tonight after work on the next one for Monday.

Everyone, cross your fingers for me, I can't take any more of this computer nonsense (!).

This is who we are!

- Jósef

Spooktalklaura said... September 30, 2009 at 6:15 AM

Mark, you are a wonder! A very creepy twisted mind and I mean that in a very good way!!! haha lol Love all the postcards you have come up with.. From one horror hound to another... great job with the postcards!

Josef, another great video... this one is a very creepy episode and the vidoe is just wonderful!! You really have a knack for capturing just the right music and making the best video possible. Great talent!! :)


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