Festivids letter! No longer a placeholder!

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Thank you so much for vidding for me, Festivid vidder and/or treater! This letter is mostly what I included in my requests, but there might be the odd clarification or additional note. Most of all, I'd like you to have fun and not stress out too much about your assignment -- there's nothing on this list that I wouldn't enjoy seeing in vid form, any vid form.

General likes and dislikesCollapse )

The Addams Family FilmsCollapse )
Belle (2013)Collapse )
Kings (2009)Collapse )
The PretenderCollapse )
Slings and ArrowsCollapse )
Snow White and the HuntsmanCollapse )

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the Vidding Questions list

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GASP. I'm posting! I like these vidding questions that have been going around, so I'm going to join the crowd and try replying to some of them. Drop me a comment if there are any you'd like me to answer first. I'll come back and edit this post with links to the questions I tackle.

1. Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-vid.
2. Is there a genre or style you've yet to try your hand at, but really want to?
3. Is there a genre or style you wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole?
4. How many vid ideas are you nurturing right now? Care to share one of them?
5. Share one of your strengths.
6. Share one of your weaknesses.
7. Point to a section from one of your favorite vids you've made and explain why you're proud of it.
8. Which vid was the hardest to make?
9. Which vid was the easiest to make?
10. Is vidding your passion or just a fun hobby?
11. Is there a section of canon above all others that inspires you just a little bit more?
12. What's the best vidding advice you've ever come across?
13. What's the worst vidding advice you've ever come across?
14. If you only could vid one show/movie for the rest of your life, which show/movie would it be?
15. Do you work mostly from start to finish, or do you vid sections out of order?
16. Do you use any tools, like clip notes or storyboards?
17. Stephen King once said that his muse is a man who lives in the basement. Do you have a muse?
18. Describe your perfect vidding conditions.
19. How many times do you usually revise your vid before posting?
20. Choose a section from one of your earlier vids and talk about whether and how you'd do it differently now. (Person sending the ask is free to make suggestions).
21. If you were to revise one of your older vids from start to finish, which would it be and why?
22. Have you ever deleted one of your published vids?
23. What do you look for in a beta?
24. Do you beta yourself? If so, what kind of beta are you?
25. How do you feel about collaborations?
26. Share three of your favorite vidders and why you like them so much.
27. Do you accept prompts?
28. Do you take liberties with canon or are you very strict about your vids being canon compliant?
29. How do you feel about smut?
30. How do you feel about crack?
31. Which is your favorite site for posting vids?
32. Talk about your current vids in progress.
33. Talk about a comment or review that made your day.
34. Do you ever get rude reviews and how do you deal with them?

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VID: "Empty Nest" (Kings)

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Song: "Empty Nest" by Wild Beasts
Source: Kings (NBC)

Let none of his words fall to the ground.

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Notes: Premiered in the VividCon 2014 Challenge show for "Gift." I've been wanting to make this vid for forever, and this year's theme provided a great opportunity! Thanks to [personal profile] kuwdora for cheering me on. How would I even make vids if you weren't around to toss drafts at?

All comments and feedback welcomed!

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VID: "Frontier" (Snowpiercer)

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Song: "Frontier" by Dead Can Dance
Source: Snowpiercer

Know your place.

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Notes: Premiered in the VividCon 2014 premieres show. Thanks to [personal profile] what_alchemy for the fantastic vidsong, and to the usual folks for watching my draft and liking the vid despite having no clue what was happening. Y'all are awesome.

All feedback and vid reactions are welcome!

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VID: "Celebration" (multi: pop divas!)

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Song: "Celebration" by Madonna (Benny Benassi remix)
Source: 100+ music videos! *collapses*

If it makes you feel good.

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Notes: Premiered in Club Vivid for VividCon 2014. Complete source list is forthcoming -- I didn't have time to finish compiling it before lots of con happened, and it is HUGE. Some thoughts on the concept and making of the vid might be included. I have complicated pop diva feelings! Thanks to [personal profile] kuwdora for everything.

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Some Festivids recs!

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It's Festivids time -- a major vidder holiday! -- and this year there were a whopping 205 vids posted for the exchange. I've only watched through maybe half, and in no particular order -- I'm kind of clicking around at random -- so my recs will be entirely subjective and probably leave off tons of awesome vids. Go check them all out!

This year I received two amazing Sleepy Hollow vids, The Way Things Are and Helpless. The first is a fantastic, insightful character study of Jenny Mills (and is officially Orlando-Jones-approved and Lyndie-Greenwood-retweeted! Oh, fourth wall, we will miss you), and the second is a gorgeous look at Ichabod Crane and the connections he's forged with Katrina and Abbie (omg Abbie!) in the face of all manner of evil and coffeemakers. Season finale spoilers contained in both, so make sure you're caught up or don't care! There were several other Sleepy Hollow vids in Festivids this year, too, and they're all great though these two are obviously the best because they're for ME.

Some other vids that have randomly caught my eye (and my 'replay' button):

All We Got (The Great Gatsby) -- This might be one of those "the vid is so awesome that you don't have to see the movie because it wouldn't be as good" kind of vids. Unless the movie is just a two-hour version of the vid, cause I'd definitely be down for that. So bright and sparkly and DOOM.

Find My Way (Carnivàle) -- Such a cool integration of character study (Jonesy!) with general show mythos and imagery.

Finished Symphony (Blue Planet) -- I was lucky enough to watch this vid for the first time on a TV screen and I'd love to see it even bigger... everyone in the room kept going "ooh!" at all the swirling fish and beautiful musicality.

Oh No (Purple Rain) -- Okay, yes, this vid is awesome, and not only do I now understand why folks find Prince attractive, suddenly I'm all emotionally invested in the story taking place off-stage.

Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down (Top of the Lake) -- I haven't seen this source, but the vid is super eerie and tells a mesmerizing story all on its own.

Teardrop (Hard Candy) -- YES. The vid I have always wanted for this movie. Chilling and gorgeous, with a fantastic build.

Toxic (The Red Shoes) -- This is so awesomely-edited and PRETTY. Also, I never want to be a ballerina.

We are Having a Hootenany Now (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) -- Lovely warm feelings and sitcom hijinks!

Wherever You Will Go (Wallace & Gromit) -- The love of a good dog. I am having a whole ton of claymation emotions.

(That's all for now, but I reserve the right to make a second recs post later, after I've watched more of the vids! VIDS. ALL THE VIDS.)

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Song: "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" by Sharon Van Etten & Shearwater
Source: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

"We never seem to get a break, do we?" Marion Ravenwood and Indiana Jones.

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Notes: Made as a Festivids treat for fan_eunice! I adore you. And thanks to absolutedestiny for helping me play "Pin the Festivid Source on the Vidsong." :)

VID: "Uncharted" (Warm Bodies)

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Song: "Uncharted" by Sara Bareilles
Source: Warm Bodies

Jump-start my kaleidoscope heart.

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Notes: Made in Festivids 2013 for hellpenguin! Thanks so much for the prompt, and I'm sorry I wasn't able to use the song you requested. I hope you enjoyed the vid anyway! Also, all my thanks to kuwdora for coming to last-minute vidsong rescue after my third attempted song (and most of a vid) crashed and burned. That was an epic save and you are a rock star.

Dear Festividder!

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Hi! I'm so happy you're vidding for me! The details for each fandom are the same as in my requests, dearest vidder, but I do have a short note about general likes/dislikes if you think that'll help. In general, though, I have few squicks and I love all of these fandoms so much that it's hard to go wrong. Have fun and do what you want! And if you aren't my assigned vidder but are contemplating making some treats, please feel free to see if something on my list inspires you. I LOVE Festivid treats.

[personal profile] sweetestdrain

Likes/Dislikes!Collapse )

The Adventures of Tintin (1991) [TV]Collapse )

Animorphs [TV]Collapse )

Batman: The Animated Series [TV]Collapse )

Ghostwatch (1992) [TV]Collapse )

The Pretender [TV]Collapse )

Sleepy Hollow (2013) [TV]Collapse )

Stoker [Movie]Collapse )

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