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Festivids letter!

Hi Festivids vidder! I'm so excited you're making a vid for me. (And anyone else who stumbles across this letter and gets inspired -- thanks and I hope you have fun! I love vid treats!)

You'll find that this is basically the same as my sign-up letter, but if you feel the need for more direction -- or at least, more of an idea of what I like -- I'm including some general likes and dislikes. (I've copied these from last year's letter, as my tastes haven't changed that much!)

General likes and dislikes!Collapse )

Details on sources! Includes, alphabetically: Long Way Round, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2014), The Mighty Boosh, Over the Garden Wall, The Pretender, Tracker (2001), and What We Do in the Shadows.Collapse )

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VID: "Big Bright World" (Luther, etc.)

Song: "Big Bright World" by Garbage
Source: Luther (with additional source from Jane Eyre, Small Island, and The Lone Ranger)

Rage against the dying. Or: Reader, I buried him.

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Notes: Premiered in the VividCon 2015 Challenge show for the theme of "Memory." I've been wanting to make a vid kind of like this for a while, however, I'm not sure how entirely successful this one is, as during the vidding process it very much turned into part id vid, part ode to Ruth Wilson's face. All interpretations are welcome, but if you want to know what I had in mind, it's behind here.Collapse )

All comments and feedback welcomed!

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Song: "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tiffany
Source: 2001: A Space Odyssey

A bicycle built for two.

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Notes: Premiered in Club Vivid 2015 at VividCon. I... have nothing else to say.

All comments and feedback welcomed!

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Song: "Zero" by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Source: MCU (Iron Man 2, The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron)

Who do you want me to be?

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Notes: Premiered in the VividCon 2015 Premieres show. I had some mixed feelings about Age of Ultron's portrayal of Natasha, so I decided to make a vid to reconcile that movie's Natasha with the other Natasha(s) I'd seen. This is the vid that resulted! And I think what also resulted for me was a lot more love for her character in general, so I'm pretty happy with how my project turned out. Natasha Romanoff, y'all.

All comments and feedback welcomed!

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Festivids! The vids I liked!

I've now watched a good-size chunk of the masterlist, although not everything -- however, I need to go ahead and post some recs before reveals are suddenly upon us.

First, I absolutely ADORED the vids made for me this year: two Snow White and the Huntsman vids, one focusing on Snow's fantastical journey and the other on Queen Ravenna and her delicious machinations, both gorgeous and arguably far better than the film itself: A Hazy Shade of Winter and Mirrors; and one Slings & Arrows vid which revels in the determination and multifacetedness of director Darren Nichols: Shake It Off. Thank you so much, anonymous vidders!

Some Other Festivids Recs (so far; in order by source):

Kinky Neighbors (Batman - Adam West) -- Adorable and fun. This is all canon, right?

Bad Girls (Bitch Slap) -- I could probably watch Bitch Slap vids all day long, in theory -- are there more than two now? -- but this one is particularly awesome and slyly funny.

Dynamite (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) -- I think this might've been the first vid I clicked on after watching my own Festivid gifts, and it was so worth it.

Glorious (The Eagle) -- Epic and beautiful. I've seen this movie like seven times and this vid makes it look new again.

Always a Good Time (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters) -- My boyfriend and I were arguing over whether Hansel & Gretel was any good, and I showed him this vid. Not sure it convinced him, but he did agree that the vid was pretty great.

Through the Deep Dark Woods (How to Get Away with Murder) -- I've never seen this show, but I probably will never get around to it because I'll be too busy watching this over and over. Effective use of song choice, damn.

Spectrum (JLA/DC Trinity) -- Damnit, DC Comics, you still give me feelings. At least when a vid is this gorgeous and well-edited.

Can't Pretend and Take Me to Church (Luther) -- I want to wallow in the beautiful fucked-upness of these vids all day long and draw hearts around Luther and Alice.

Infinite (Perks of Being a Wallflower) -- In which I revisit being 14, the age when I read this book over and over and cried and cried at the beautiful imagery and emotional gutpunches, all of which are beautifully translated through this vid (and, I suppose, the movie, but I haven't seen it).

Moves Like Yahweh (Prince of Egypt) -- I shrieked the first time I watched this, and it's still excellent and hilarious when I know what's coming.

Grow Old with Me (Six Feet Under) -- Friend and fellow vidder [personal profile] trelkez watched me watch this vid, and she was all, "Wait, are you having feelings? Is this vid giving you feelings? Is that a tear?" YES. YES IT WAS.

Au Port (Triplets of Belleville) -- So absorbing and surreal, much like the film. So pretty!

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Song: "Young Men Dead" by Black Angels
Source: Lawrence of Arabia

"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible." -- T.E. Lawrence

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Notes: This was made for [personal profile] larissabernstein in Festivids 2014. Funny story: I was originally assigned to vid Barbarella (love!) from your list of requests, but I was completely stuck. I finally decided to make a Pleasantville vid instead, but as I was searching for a song, I stumbled over this one, and thought, "Hey, this kind of reminds me of Lawrence of Arabia. A movie which I have never seen." So I watched it. This vid is the result.

All comments and feedback welcomed!

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"Renaissance!" (Pleasantville)

Song: "Renaissance!" by San Fermin
Source: Pleasantville

Magnificent things.

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Notes: Made for [personal profile] larissabernstein in Festivids 2014! Thanks for giving me an opportunity to vid this film -- I've loved it for many years. Also, thanks to [personal profile] trelkez for helping me figure out the ending.

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Festivids letter! No longer a placeholder!

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

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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