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Title: Mandelbrot Set (or the MathGod!Charlie vid)
Vidder: Lucia Zephyr ([livejournal.com profile] lucia_tanaka)
Song: the fabulous "Mandelbrot Set" by Jonathan Coulton.
Fandom: Numb3rs
Warnings: Vid uses 30 episodes, so spoilers for both seasons. Song drops the f-bomb twice (see lyrics, it's funny).
Format: WMV, high-res, small vid, 320x240, 16 mb file, 4:19.

Summary: A humorous look at Professor Charles Edward Eppes- who he is, what he does, and the people around him. Co-starring Don, Alan, Larry, and a bunch of mathovision.

Download Link: YSI linky (if it ever dies, lemme know and I'll have you hooked up in fifteen minutes)
YSI Linky Take Two
Take Three
YSI Linky Take Three
YSI Take Four, zomg
YSI the Fifth
YSI the SIXTH, zomg

Sendspace Linky
SendSpace linky this time
SendSpace AGAIN

Son of the SendSpace

NEW: YouTube linky


Vidder Notes: The most work I put into any fannish project before. Very upbeat, quick vid, with something about 400 cuts and transitions...? Colossal thanks goes to Chi, my wonderful beta who watched about five versions of this vid, praised it, then pointed out my screw ups. And, yes Chi, I got all the loose frames out except that one in the beginning that isn't but looks like a frame and the one in the second chorus. Sorry! I tried. Outside that flaw, I'm fairly convinced that the vid has no technical problems whatsoever. *win* And huge kudos to Jonathan Coulton's "Mandelbrot Set", the only song that made me like math and, quite frankly, rock out to it. It is made of awesome.


Also, someone told me after watching the vid that you really need the lyrics to get it. So, just to appease her, here are the song lyrics:

"Pathological monsters!" cried the terrified mathematician,
"Every one of them is a splinter in my eye
I hate the Peano Space and the Koch Curve
I fear the Cantor Ternary Set
And the Sierpinski Gasket makes me want to cry."
And a million miles away a butterfly flapped its wings
On a cold November day a man named Benoit Mandelbrot was born

His disdain for pure mathematics and his unique geometrical insights
Left him well equipped to face those demons down
He saw that infinite complexity could be described by simple rules
He used his giant brain to turn the game around
And he looked below the storm and saw a vision in his head:
A bulbous pointy form
He picked his pencil up and he wrote his secret down

Take a point called Z in the complex plane
Let Z1 be Z squared plus C
And Z2 is Z1 squared plus C
And Z3 is Z2 squared plus C and so on
If the series of Z's should always stay
Close to Z and never trend away
That point is in the Mandelbrot Set

Mandelbrot Set, you're a Rorschach Test on fire
You're a day-glo pterodactyl
You're a heart-shaped box of springs and wire
You're one badass fucking fractal
And you're just in time to save the day
Sweeping all our fears away
You can change the world in a tiny way

Mandelbrot's in heaven, at least he will be when he's dead
Right now he's still alive and teaching math at Yale
He gave us order out of chaos
he gave us hope where there was none
And his geometry succeeds where others fail
If you ever lose your way, a butterfly will flap its wings
From a million miles away, a little miracle will come to take you home

Just take a point called Z in the complex plane
Let Z1 be Z squared plus C
And Z2 is Z1 squared plus C
And Z3 is Z2 squared plus C and so on
If the series of Z's should always stay
Close to Z and never trend away
That point is in the Mandelbrot Set

Mandelbrot Set, you're a Rorschach Test on fire
You're a day-glo pterodactyl
You're a heart-shaped box of springs and wire
You're one badass fucking fractal
And you're just in time to save the day
Sweeping all our fears away
You can change the world in a tiny way
And you're just in time to save the day
Sweeping all our fears away
You can change the world in a tiny way
Go on change the world in a tiny way
Come on change the world in a tiny way


I DID IT! *dances* And to you, the person who told me this would be impossible to vid: HA HA!

-Luce

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Date: 2006-07-21 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lynnmonster.livejournal.com
Oh! This was just lovely and so very satisfyingly Charlie-saves-the-day-ish!

Excellent song. Fabulous pace. Beautiful job.

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Date: 2006-07-21 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
Oh, thank you kindly! Wow, you review fast! *applauds*

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Date: 2006-07-21 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erynn999.livejournal.com
umm... can I steal that kermitflail icon? Purdy please?

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Date: 2006-07-21 09:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
Um, if you check my iconinfo and credit properly, sure.

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Date: 2006-07-22 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] little-loki.livejournal.com
I love it! That video is great!

Just out of curiosity, where did you find footage from 'Rampage'? It's the only episode I haven't seen yet and I've been searching for someway to download it or something so I don't have to wait until season 2 comes out on DVD.

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Date: 2006-07-22 03:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silver11016.livejournal.com
I have never seen Numb3rs but I've got to say that this is impressive. One, fabulous song and two...wow. Luce, those transitions look so professional...You are going to be one hell of a filmie, girl. I wish you were a Trabuco kid because Sautner (our film guru) would kill to have you in his class if he saw this.

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Date: 2006-07-22 03:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
*blushes* Oi, wow, Silvy. That's extremely kind, but plenty of folk do much better work than I.

... What class is there that covers digital film editing? And why don't I have it?

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Date: 2006-07-22 05:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] so8lue.livejournal.com
Wow! This song is so Charlie. It's just...guh.
Nicely done.

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Date: 2006-07-22 05:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
Thank you! *sweeping bow*

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Date: 2006-07-22 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neur0vanity.livejournal.com
Holy shit, this may be the greatest thing I've ever seen. Your work on it is fabulous -- great editing, perfect choice of clips.

I don't know what's putting me into *squee* mode more: a math-centric Charlie video or the fact that somebody wrote a math song using the line "badass fucking fractal." What I do know is that I'm in love.

/shakes head/

You get a billion and a half cool points for this.

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Date: 2006-07-22 06:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
Heh, the vid script for this is labelled "the MathGodCharlie thing" on my harddrive.

*takes cool points and locks them safely in her cool point vault* Whoo hoo!

Coulton is an amazing guy. Offers most of his music for free and is part of that cool new creative rights group that all about sharing art and work. Really cool cat. Download some of his stuff, it's great.

Thank you so much for the comment. Made me smile.

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Date: 2006-07-22 07:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] seraphina_snape
This is the first vid I've downloaded in a long time, and it was so good that I went back through my flist to find your entry in [livejournal.com profile] airhockeyislove again. And yes, after I'd found it I remembered it would have been easier to go directly to the comm, but it's after 9 pm and still almost 30°C, so... um, temporary insanity!

Anyway, this vid was just perfect. The song fit incredibly well, the short clips were well-chosen and expertly cut together. A beauty to watch. Not to mention the fact that I kept on laughing.

All in all, I liked it a lot, and considering the fact that my stance on maths, even after years of being out of school, is that it is evil and should die a slow and painful death, contrary to the vid's 'behold the glory that is maths' theme, that's saying something.

~ sera

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Date: 2006-07-22 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
God, every time I wake up in the morning, I have to backtrack about 200 entries to get caught up. I hate it, but I love all the cool things I find.

*bounces* Thank you so much. Glad you found it funny. I was giggling while making it (when I wasn't screaming at WMM, of course).

Oh, hun, I hate maths. None of it clicks with me like language and physics do. But, man, a lyric like "baddass fucking fractal"? Who wouldn't rock out to that? *grin*

Thank you muchly for the review!

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Date: 2006-07-23 05:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] telligirl.livejournal.com
Oh! I really liked it! It was so Charlie and energetic and wonderful. Perfect song, too.

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Date: 2006-07-23 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
*twirls happily* Thank you so much!

My side hurts from laughing at your icon. Whoever made it deserves a 'Dork of the Year' award.

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Date: 2006-07-23 07:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 4amcoffee.livejournal.com
ZOMG, can I have that song? Please?

That was such a cool vid. I've only watched bits and pieces of Numb3rs, but now I'm going to watch the rest of the first season...

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Date: 2006-07-23 02:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
I'll upload it for ya. Hold on a tic...

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Date: 2006-07-24 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maekala.livejournal.com
That was an awesome vid! Awesome song, too. Yay for the math geeks!

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Date: 2006-07-24 07:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
Xie-xie, thank you! *bows*

*twirls*

*tear*

Date: 2006-07-28 05:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fadafordqt.livejournal.com
the file has expired.
*iz sad*

Re: *tear*

Date: 2006-07-28 05:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
*waves magic wand*

New, un-expired link! ZOMBIE LINK? Lemme know if you like the vid! Enjoy!

Mandelbrot Set video

Date: 2006-07-28 08:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] used_songs
I know I'm a little behind the curve, but I just stumbled upon your video and I wanted to compliment you. You did a great job matching up the video and music and creating something compelling. I wanted you to know that you really inspired me to try to make a video myself!

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Date: 2006-07-28 10:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
Oh, you're not behind at all. It's a awesome thing when something you've done in the past is still cool enough for people to comment on. *twirls*

I'm extremely flattered that I inspired you. Go for it!

A few words of advice: do a practice vid first to get the hang of the editing process before moving onto a serious project. Write/type out the lyrics to the song, mark the instrumental sections, and write in what scenes you plan to put where. Never break the six second rule. Never re-use clips or use similar clips that make it look like re-use. Avoid slow songs, they're bad for pacing.

That's all I can think of... OH! And find a vidbeta.

*is compulsively helpful* If you have any questions, I can offer myself as someone to pester them with.

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Date: 2006-08-13 01:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] scots-rock.livejournal.com
link expired! T______T *whine*

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Date: 2006-08-13 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
*waves magic wand* No, it isn't!

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Date: 2006-08-22 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaciagemini.livejournal.com
New link, por favor?

*is always late to the bandwagon*

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Date: 2006-08-22 10:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
*waves magic wand*

Yep, there ya go.

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Date: 2006-09-08 04:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] irena-adler.livejournal.com
Enjoyed this a bunch! What a cool and appropriate song to vid, you fit it amazingly well.

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Date: 2006-09-24 04:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sansets
Um, could I trouble you to re-upload this? I recently got into Numb3rs, and would love to see some vids. Thank you so much! :-D

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Date: 2006-10-21 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clexzone.livejournal.com
I'm very late^^ all the links are expired sigh

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Date: 2006-10-28 07:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] polaris-starz.livejournal.com
Um, hi. *waves* Stumbled across your Numb3rs fic the other day and so I was looking to see what else you had, and I'd like to see the video but the yousendit link has expired?

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Date: 2006-10-28 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
Seems like you lot time this so whenever one link dies, you need another. I am onto your conspiracy. You cannot gouge me for YSI links forever. I shall end your reign of uploading terror!

*waves magic wand* Fixed.

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Your vid

Date: 2006-11-24 12:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shelgrainger2.livejournal.com
Hi I am new to Numb3rs and would lvoe to see your vid but cannot get access to you. Could you help me out?

Re: Your vid

Date: 2006-11-25 02:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
*taps links with magic wand* There ya go.

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Date: 2006-12-31 07:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] georges-girl001.livejournal.com
Hey, the link doesn't seem to be working anymore. That's an awesome song choice, and I'd love to see the vid if you don't mind uploading it again.

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Date: 2006-12-31 09:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
*waves magic uploading wand*

*adds a YT link too, just to be extra nice*

Enjoy!

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Date: 2007-02-10 10:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] dsudis.livejournal.com
Heee! This was a ton of fun, awesome Charlie vid! Thank you for taking such pains to keep it available!

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Date: 2007-02-10 10:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
*glad to not have to upload it for once; laugh* Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!

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Date: 2007-05-20 12:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chelletoo.livejournal.com
The current send space link does not work. Would you please upload again?

Thanks

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Date: 2007-05-20 12:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
*waves magic upload wand* fixed.

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Date: 2007-05-20 04:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chrysolith.livejournal.com
Please reupload ^-^

Gonna give you the link of another must-see "Life On Mars" -vid!!!
http://bronze-ambition.net/wp/index.php?paged=3
(scroll down to the bottom)

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Date: 2007-05-20 04:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lucia-tanaka.livejournal.com
... I just reuploaded earlier today...

*adds to tags* Thank you! Enjoy the vid!

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Date: 2010-05-16 08:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lorelei9507.livejournal.com
Any chance of you reposting? I lost it when my computer crashed. It's a great vid.

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