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The Adventures of Rabbit Jones: Human Girl

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Festivid 2014: MY VID MY VID MY VID
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Whether or not I have the presence of mind to get my shit together and make a recs list remains to be seen.

In the mean time:

My gift was an Only Lovers Left Alive vid and it is PERFECT.  It is everything I loved about the movie and it is so slow and lush and sexy and WATCH IT RIGHT NOW (it's an embedded Youtube vid on the official Festivid post)

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pokes head into empty auditorium
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*coughs quietly*

Hey.  So...

what's up?

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Dear Festividder
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Hi! Hello! Yes!  
 
You are great.  People who make vids for other people are great.  As a reward I am going to try this strange new thing called "brevity", for your sake.  I'm prone to auto-RPF bloviating so let's consider this a character building exercise.  
 
General things about vids (mostly re-pasted from last year):
 
General Likes in Vids
 
I am inclined to like vids. I like playing with lyrics and the theme of the song. I LOVE LOVE LOVE internal motion and choreography. I like it when I can see something new every time I see a vid. I love when vidders get interpretive with lyrics. I like to be moved emotionally, in any direction.  I like critique.  Uh I guess what I am saying is that I like vids?
 
General Dislikes in Vids
 
Overuse of literalism. Overuse of filters/effects for the sake of using filters and effects. Microcutting for the sake of micro-cutting. 
 
...actually that sounds like different parts of the same issue: it's just about making mindful desicions about the hows and whys of a vid. (I'm one of those people, sorry). I think the idea should carry the vid, and the cutting and effects should serve the idea. There's a really wide variety of styles that I like, including effects heavy vids, but they all have *intent*, if that makes sense.  
 
Music 
 
I'm pretty easy with music, as I genuinely enjoy a wide range of stuff. All time favorites include David Bowie, pre-Good News Modest Mouse, Velvet Underground, MGMT, Tori Amos, Andrew Bird, Joanna Newsom, the Pixies, and classic Elton John. Currently I can't stop listening to alt-J. But I like rock, most pop (esp upbeat), folk, soul, funk, psychadelic stuff, intrumental, metal, hip hop and I can be convinced about country western. I like finding new music through vids. 
 
I don't have a lot of no-go areas, but "Things that sound like Nickleback or Evanescence" are gonna be a hard sell  (Again, sorry, I am one of *those* people).
 
Okay!  On to the specifics:

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Survey for my class about Imaginary TV device
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Hello flist friends!

I'm doing a last-minute survey for an idea for my IT Innovation class.  It's about a Smart TV adapter that tries to combine all of your TV sources into one convenient place.  It doesn't exist, or anything, but for the class I need to gather actual evidence that people might be interested.  I figured most of my Flist considers "TV" relevant to their interests!

Link is here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8D3YG96

It should only take about 5 mins (read a paragraph, react to it in 9 questions).

I would super appreciate it.

THIS SEMESTER IS UNREAL BUT IT'S ALMOST OVER.
 

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Dear Festividder Letter 2013!
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Dear Festividder,

OMG, look at you! You are here to make me a VID! <3 <3 <3 to you! You are amazing, and this is a super cool thing to do for someone. So LET'S GET TO IT!

My theme for this year is FEELINGS. I have a somewhat random assortment of movies and TV, but they all have something in common: they all have moved me in some significant way.

General likes in vids

I am inclined to like vids. I like playing with lyrics and the theme of the song. I LOVE LOVE LOVE internal motion and choreography. I like it when I can see something new every time I

see a vid. I love when vidders get interpretive with lyrics.

Dislikes

Overuse of literalism. Overuse of filters/effects for the sake of using filters and effects. Microcutting for the sake of micro-cutting.

...actually that sounds like different parts of the same issue: it's just about making mindful desicions about the hows and whys of a vid. (I'm one of those people, sorry). I think the idea should carry the vid, and the cutting and effects should serve the idea. There's a really wide variety of styles that I like, including effects heavy vids, but they all have *intent*, if that makes sense. 

Music

I'm pretty easy with music, as I genuinely enjoy a wide range of stuff. All time favorites include David Bowie, pre-Good News Modest Mouse, Velvet Underground, MGMT, Tori Amos, Andrew Bird, Joanna Newsom, the Pixies, and classic Elton John. Currently I can't stop listening to Sleigh Bells, San Fermin (esp Sonsick omg), Cold War kids and Janelle Monae. But I like rock, most pop (esp upbeat), folk, soul, funk, psychadelic stuff, intrumental, metal, hip hop and I can be convinced about country western. I like finding new music through vids.

I don't have a lot of no-go areas, but "Things that sound like Nickleeback or Evanescence" are gonna be a hard sell. Also this is totally random but I basically can't stand Vampire Weekend. I don't know what it is about them. I don't know. I just...*shrugs*.

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Vidpost: Too Late Baby
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 Title: Too Late Baby
Artist: Foxy Shazam
Source: Once Upon a Time
*Spoilers for S1 and 2, character death.*

Summary: Rumpelstiltskin: The Autobiography of an Unreliable Narrator

Made for Vividcon's Challenge Amnesty Show, 2013 (Self-Portrait, natch)

THANK YOU to sweetestdrain for being my beta, especially for help and advice about how to structure the ending.

Download (xvid): here (57 MB)



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Vidpost: Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
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 Title: Please Please Please Let Met Get What I Want
Artist: The Smiths
Source: Infomercials
Vidders: Joyo and absolutedestiny /[personal profile] absolutedestiny 

Summary: Isn't there a better way?

Made for Vividcon Premieres 2013

Download: here (31.4 MB)


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Vidpost: Baptism
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Title: Baptism
Artist: Crystal Castles
Neon Genesis Evangelion
TW for strobe effects, sexualized violence, and suicide

Blurb (from program):  "Take care of yourself"

Download (50.9 MB): here


 
Made for Club Vivid, Vividcon 2013.  

Huge, staggering, unbelievable thanks to absolutedestiny /[personal profile] absolutedestiny for repeated beta, and constant support and encouragement.   Some day I will let you teach me masking!  SOME DAY! 

Thanks also to a rag-tag band of vidding misfits who said "OMG FINISH THAT EVA VID I WANT IT"  It was the push I needed to get it in this year.

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FESTIVIDS FESTIVIDS FESTIVIDS
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 Reveals are done!  We are dusted!  Our Festivids lives are complete!   I am a slow slow slug and am only posting about it now, so I hope y'all aren't too burned out on vid-talk.

First of all, my very own vid that was made FOR ME!  I received a TOTALLY FUN and BOUNCY vid to Toys by deejay which you can peruse at your leisure here.  Extra thanks to her for picking up a rather last-minute pinch hit (I thought I may not have been making it easy this year!)

Next is the vid I made for [personal profile] bingeling:


Collage - a Homeland character study of the relationship between Carrie and Saul.  I have a looooot to say about this vid.  It's by far the most ambitious idea I've made thusfar (or at least fininshed and released).  I had the idea back in the summer, and promptly intimidated myself out of doing it.   But when I got my assignment I saw that they'd named Saul and Carrie's relationship SPECIFICALLY BY NAME I thought it must be a SIGN.  

I'm glad I got the nudge I needed to actually pull it off, and I'm even gladder that it was what they *wanted*.   The reception to it was so so incredibly satisfying...I GOT A WHOLE WALL OF TEXT FROM MY RECIPIENT.  PARAGRAPHS OF "I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE".

All in all a good time.  Except I still need to do a recs post!  Do we still care about recs?  I do!










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