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Title: Delilah
Music: Florence and the Machine
Fandom: Person of Interest 504
Focus: Shaw, Root/Shaw
Summary: You were my safe place.
Content Notes: Graphic Violence, Physical Triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills), Suicide, Blood/gore, Psychological Torture
Notes: Made for Vividcon Premieres 2016.
Download Link: Delilah (75 MB MP4)

Vimeo Password: safeplace

I originally was making this vid for Challenge as I loved the theme and thought this episode would make a great vid to show Shaw's psychological torture as she struggled to hold onto Root to keep her safe. I had the hardest time finding a song and then when I was about to give up, I heard this song. It was perfect for what I wanted to do, at least after I was able to cut the song down to work with my idea which took longer than I hoped for. I started with the beginning and ending sections first since I knew what I wanted to do with them and then worked backwards since there were certain sections I had to include and I wasn't sure how much time I had. I had fun cutting fast and using dynamically beautiful visuals although it was a bit tricky making sure it could be understood visually. I didn't want to show Shaw being killed because of the whole bury your gays trope being way too prevalent this year (don't get me started) so I just implied it and hoped it'd come through. Once I finished the vid, I realized I was vidded out and too busy with RL stuff to make a Premieres vid so I decided to send this to Premieres