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Me @ AO3
My fanfiction (tag)
My vids (tag)
Vids by fandom )

On transformative works
Feel free to remix any of my work in any noncommercial way, including, but not limited to, remix challenges, commentaries, podfic, or parody. I'd love a link to the results.
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This year at VVC there were many Supernatural vids about many different characters and I enjoyed them all, and also Supernatural and I are never, ever getting back together.

So I am declaring vid amnesty on this vid that I haven't actually worked on since 2010, which would have been SO GREAT if I'd finished it while I was still watching Supernatural, I swear.


Content notes: Bright/dark flashes
Password: abandonallhope


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This should probably have gone in the previous post, but I forgot. Maybe I will update it just to have everything in one place.

Things I learned this year

  • Premiere's new color match tool is amazing.
  • Relatedly, color matching can smooth a jarring clip transition.
  • You can use vignettes to subtly change the focus of a clip. This again can help to smooth jarring clip transitions.
  • You can color code source and clips to track useful information.
  • You can stack timelines vertically as well as tabbing through them horizontally.
  • Sometimes video tutorials on video editing are helpful.
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[personal profile] serrico asked: Do you use any tools, like clip notes or storyboards?

The short answer is: I use an outline, markers, markers with notes, sometimes title cards with notes, themed sequences, and a time-tracking spreadsheet.

I used to completely misunderstand the meaning of "storyboard"; I am not visual enough to use them.


The long answer is: Read more... )
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I guess I should officially announce this? I guess I should officially announce this. I closed down my website last weekend.

I'd already gotten out of the habit of posting fic there as well as at AO3, so all I was using it for was video hosting. I decided to try out the suggestions from [personal profile] absolutedestiny's guide to cheap media hosting instead.

I've since realized that there are a few things I never uploaded to AO3, so I'm afraid anyone subscribed to me there is going to get a volley of notifications this weekend. (Unless it doesn't send out notifications for backdated stuff? I'm backdating everything.)
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November 11 was the ten-year anniversary of finishing my first vid, and sadly I did not manage to post a commemorative vid that day. But I'm a little chuffed to have seen the anniversary, especially because in 2016 I was considering abandoning the idea of vidding altogether.

I am not going to do the full End of the Year fanworks meme, because for the past two years, I have only managed to post one vid per year. (I have managed to post at least a vid per year, though, so I am pretty happy about that.)

Vid notes 2017-2018 )

Things I learned this year )

2015 Goals as Accomplished 2017-2018 )

2019 Goals )

As usual, stealing this from [personal profile] kiki_miserychic:

If there is any question you would like to ask me about any one of my vids or stories, then go ahead! What I meant by a particular clip or sequence, why I chose to highlight that characterization, why I chose that song, what crack I was taking and where you can get some...anything. Anything you might like to know about how I made a vid, I shall do my best to answer. Or any questions about vidding or writing that I can answer in general, I guess. Or we could bring back that vidding meme.
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password: meiling

Summary: Undo this storm. (Revised from the version that showed at Vividcon 2018.)
Fandom:
琅琊榜 | Nirvana in Fire | Lángyá Bǎng
Music: Of Monsters and Men
Length: 3:58
Content notes: Genre-typical violence, suicide


ElsewhereAO3 | DW | LJ | Tumblr

Download: m4v 1920x1080 (172MB, subtitles included) 


Other notes:


Lyrics )
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Hello! I picked [personal profile] skygiants' Chicago Typewriter vid, "Our Ghost", to discuss in one of the In-Depth Vid Review sessions for Vividcon 2018. The audience at In-Depth assured me that this is a good recruiter vid even without context, so maybe you should watch it without context first. And then you can read this and watch it again! It’s a great vid, you can watch it more than once.

I tried to narrow down the context to what was most relevant to the vid, so this summary both leaves a lot out and spoils some stuff revealed fairly late in the series. [personal profile] skygiants’ own summary includes a lot that isn’t here and leaves out some that is. (I’m still surprised the vid doesn’t include the adorable dog, to be honest.)

Despite valiant efforts by [personal profile] absolutedestiny and [personal profile] heresluck to save me from my own lack of preparation, I was unable to show the helpful visual aids I had prepared. Therefore, I am inflicting them on you now.

Show summary, with pictures )

Vid commentary )

Crunchyroll

Aug. 6th, 2017 05:05 pm
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Hello, people who want to watch Yuri!!! on Ice! You can watch it free on Crunchyroll with ads, but I also have a bunch of free passes (for adfree watching) if you're interested.

I mean, you could also watch completely different shows, if you wanted. I'm okay with that. I guess.

Poke

Aug. 2nd, 2017 09:28 am
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Hey! Are people still here? Have you all run off to Tumblr and Twitter?

I will be at VVC this year. If you are here and you will be there, let's hang out!

I am even more discombobulated about prep than usual, so you will be able to recognize me as the least fashionable and most undressed-up person at Club Vivid.
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Title: Wriggle
Fandom: UnREAL
Music: clipping.
Length: 2:20

Summary: Wriggle like an eel.

Notes: For [personal profile] anoel for [community profile] festivids 2016. Many thanks to [personal profile] chaila and [personal profile] springgreen for superfast beta at a superinconvenient time. ♥ ♥ ♥

Content notes: Migraine triggers (flashing images, sharp contrasts, jerky motion), violence, misogyny, mental illness, emotional abuse, eating disorders, suicide.

Password: Festividz!





Download: mp4 1920x800 (107MB) | mp4 960x400 (33MB) | Subtitles



Elsewhere: AO3 | DW | LJ | Tumblr


Lyrics )
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Out of all the great Festivids I've watched so far, these are the ones that've stuck with me most:

Love God Herself (Bitch Planet)
You're So Beautiful (The Get Down)*
Tanz aus der Reihe (Ku'damm 56)*
A New Day (Luke Cage)
The Greatest (Pitch)*
Voodoo in My Blood (The Witch)*

* = I haven't seen the source, so -- definitely no source knowledge required
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Audio editing is the WORST. I don't know if this edit is even possible.

... I don't suppose you want to edit my song for me.
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I am in a terrible mood, so I would like to make it better by seeing people say nice things about vids. Let's do a vidding love meme.


Instructions/Rules

  1. Comment with your username, a link to your vids, and the fandoms you vid for (or a selection you've vidded the most for, if you're all over the place).
  2. People will comment telling you what their favorite vid by you is, what show/character/pairing they think you vid best, and other positive comments. They can also mention what they think you should vid more of, or anything else concerning what they like about your vidding. If you don't want anything like suggestions for what you should vid more, just mention it in your original comment.
  3. Post it to your journal!
  4. This is a love meme. No wank, no insults, no concrit. Just the love!
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[personal profile] innerbrat's U.S. is the post-Winter Soldier military-industrial complex vid I have always wanted. (Always = since May 2014 and more with every breath taken during attempts to watch Agents of SHIELD.)

I especially love the use of the "contagion" theme, the wider MCU footage (particularly Hulk, Agents of SHIELD, and Agent Carter), and how blood imagery is woven throughout.

(It also makes me aware of how often the MCU uses female double agents manipulating people, which, ugh.)

Hi VVC!

Aug. 6th, 2015 04:39 pm
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I'm here and in desperate need of food and coffee. Is anyone up for a Dominick's run?

VVC 2015

Jul. 8th, 2015 09:03 am
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Oh, hey, I should probably mention that I'm going to VVC this year. Let's hang out!

I haven't been in much of a mood for vids this year, but I'm hoping VVC will change that. It usually does.

In the meantime, also please rec me vids for:

Agent Carter*
The 100
The Legend of Korra
Orphan Black
Penny Dreadful

and also possibly:

Community
Parks and Recreation
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Recs for new vids about my eternal loves (Buffy/Angel, The X Files, Terminator: SCC, etc.) also welcome.


* Unless they focus on any of the white dudes except Jarvis, because I just don't care. Sorry, fans of the other white dudes! I totally support your interests. I just don't share them.
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Vids premiered in 2014

March
Hey Ho (MCU/multi)

May
She Knows (So Close)

November
Repetition (MCU/Iron Man)

Vidding meme )

General notes )

Vid notes - Hey Ho )

Vid notes - She Knows )

Vid notes - Repetition )

2014 goals )

2015 goals )

Stealing this from kiki_miserychic:

If there is any question you would like to ask me about any one of my vids, then go ahead! What I meant by a particular clip or sequence, why I chose to highlight that characterization, why I chose that song, what crack I was taking and where you can get some...anything. Anything you might like to know about how I made a vid, I shall do my best to answer.

In the unlikely event I haven't already told you more than you want to know above.
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[personal profile] chaila and [personal profile] kiki_miserychic asked:

Is there a genre or style you've yet to try your hand at, but really want to?

I'd really like to do the kind of collage/art project vid that [personal profile] newkidfan does, or like [livejournal.com profile] vrya used to do (so sad I lost her vids and audio collages in hard drive crashes), where the point is the aesthetic/emotional experience rather than something more narrative. When I first started watching vids (well, and for quite some time after), I didn't really understand them -- they washed over me, they were beautiful, sometimes they were emotional, but I had no idea what argument or narrative they were building. They all felt like an emotional or aesthetic exploration, an audiovisual collage, impressionistic. I miss that. In some ways that feeling is what I am almost always trying to re-create in vids (even if I'm also trying to do something else), but I would really like to do it in a way that makes use of effects and visual distortions and key repetitions, something that creates a heightened dreamlike experience.

The problem is I don't typically have effects-heavy ideas, and when I do, I end up being wrong. I either forget the effects ("Etheric Messages") or I cut them because they're detracting from the vid rather than adding to it ("No Skin").

Actually, thinking about the vid that I'm hoping will be in this vein, it's less about the special effects than mood.

Is there a genre or style you wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole?

I've already ending up making types of vids I never expected to, so I would never rule anything out. But there are some kinds of vids that aren't particularly suited to my interests or strengths, and/or that I just don't get ideas for:

I'm pretty unlikely to do a movie trailer vid, because they don't usually have the kind of emotion or character introspection that I want. This is also a disconnect for me with most multifandom vids, and also reviewing all that source exhausts me just to think about. There is one multifandom vid I'd like to make, though, so ... maybe.

I'm pretty unlikely to do comedy, because it's so hard.
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Summary: Engineering is a process of iterative development.
Fandom: Marvel/Iron Man
Music: TV on the Radio
Length: 3:19

Content notes: Flashing images

Additional credits
Diagram of the arc reactor mark 1 by MarkFinn
Diagram of the arc reactor mark 2 by Beresclet



Download: mp4 1920x800 (130MB) | mp4 960x400 (42MB) | mp4 480x200 (17MB) | Subtitles



Elsewhere: AO3 | DW | LJ | Tumblr | YouTube

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