eruthros: Carrie Fisher flipping the bird and looking surprised (Carrie Fisher - flipping someone off ast)
I made two vids this year for festivids, one of which made me cry a lot. (And made a lot of other people cry a lot – I'm so glad y'all liked it!) It was hard fucking work. This is the story of that vid.

I matched on "RPF - Carrie and Gary Fisher," which was one of my stretch offers - my "maybe I'll get matched on this, and if I do it'll be a lot of fun and a lot of work" offer. [personal profile] cupidsbow asked for something that was more about Carrie Fisher's life overall, with Gary as part of it, so I couldn't know what vid I was going to make until I knew what footage I could get from earlier in her life. So I came up with a short list of songs to consider and I started watching con footage and Wishful Drinking and interviews and etc to see what I would actually be able to do. It was just an average stretch-offer festividding experience.

Then Carrie Fisher died.

I cried a lot. At everything: twitter, reaction videos, news stories, fanart.

Making A Better Son/Daughter )

Thanks, Carrie. Thanks for making space for us. #inhonorofcarrie
eruthros: Toph, Aang, and Momo from Avatar: TLA hugging Sokka (Avatar - group hug!)
For festivids this year I received three (!!) amazing vids about queer people:
You're So Beautiful by [personal profile] anoel, The Get Down
Crimson and Clover by [personal profile] thingswithwings, the Crash Pad Series
Ring of Keys by [livejournal.com profile] awkwardlyary, Brother to Brother

And I made two vids, both about Carrie Fisher and Gary
A Better Son/Daughter
You're My Best Friend
eruthros: Yoda in Dagobah swamp, caption "slimy? mudhole? my fandom this is!" (SW - slimy mudhole fandom)
Thank you for making me a vid in one of the small fandoms that we share! I want you to have fun and do Festivids however you want to do it, and if that means totally ignoring this that is fine by me. I like a lot of detail when I read letters, so that's how I write mine, but please don't feel obligated to read this all or to take any of this letter as a strict guideline - I like all kinds of vids (including critiques) and I like surprises and I like these sources, so you're pretty sure to make something I'll like.

General preferences )

Music )

My requests, including some additional info: Automata, Black Panther (comics), Brother to Brother, Crash Pad Series, Daughters of the Dragon, Different from the Others | Anders als die Andern, The Get Down, and Sleep Dealer )
eruthros: T'Challa in a fighting pose; he's crouching with one hand on the floor (A;EMH: T'Challa crouching)
Thank you for making me a vid in one of the small fandoms that we share! I want you to have fun and do festivids however you want to do it, and if that means totally ignoring this that is fine by me. I like a lot of detail when I read letters, so that's how I write mine, but please don't feel obligated to read this all or to take any of this letter as a strict guideline - I like all kinds of vids (including critiques) and I like surprises and I like these sources, so you're pretty sure to make something I'll like.

General preferences )

Music )


My requests, copied from the sign-up form plus some additional info: Sleep Dealer, Mighty Avengers, Crash Pad series, Black Panther, The Motorcycle Diaries, Brother to Brother, Daughters of the Dragon, Cloudburst )
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
I like RULES and I like LISTS so I really enjoy the clear dispute rules of Festivids - I like figuring out which fandoms are safeties and which fandoms are too big and so on. But I have heard a lot of people say that they wanted to check the size of their own fandoms or dispute a fandom, but youtube search was too awful to work with. So I thought I'd write down how I do it in hopes that someone might find it helpful.

Because youtube's search function is terrible, it will return results entirely unrelated to your query, so a youtube search alone doesn't count to disqualify a fandom1; instead you'll have to make a list of vids, or a youtube playlist, or find someone else's youtube playlist. (You could theoretically do a search and then just manually count results, but if someone says they don't believe you, you're stuck - in disputes, the burden of proof is on the challenger.) But of course since youtube search sucks it can be hard to find vids or hard to list them without duplicates. This is how I do it, trying to make sure that I only count things once and that I only count things that qualify as vids under festivids rules while still working quickly and without getting bored. Here's my method:

how to use youtube to check the size of a fandom )
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
Title: parachute
Fandom: Masters of Sex
Song: Parachute - Ingrid Michaelson
Length: 2:34
Contains: no standard content notes apply
Summary: I'm not going to be around to see the testing become routine. I'm going to have to hand the work off. To someone who can fight the fight. Who can talk small, but think big. Who can find the shortest distance between two points. Do you know anyone like that?


Download (larger): parachute mp4, 1280x720, 59 MB, mediafire
Download (smaller): parachute mp4, 880x496, 28 MB, mediafire
Subtitles: parachute srt file (to use, give it the same file name as the vid file and put it in the same folder)

streaming version )

lyrics )
eruthros: Super Mario Galaxy: Mario staring at his creepy cosmic twin (Mario and Cosmic Mario)
Title: 9 to 5
Fandom: Lego Star Wars
Song: 9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
Length: 2:29
Contains: cartoon violence, cartoon character death
Summary: It's a tough life for a stormtrooper.

Download: 9 to 5 mp4, 848x474, 34 MB, sendspace
Subtitles: 9 to 5 srt file (to use, give it the same file name as the vid file and put it in the same folder)

streaming )

lyrics )
eruthros: A person running a wartenberg wheel over their chin. (kink: sensation play)
Title: Studies in Human Sexual Response: She Bop by Unwoman
Fandom: Masters of Sex
Song: She Bop - Unwoman
Length: 2:34
Contains: nudity, NSFW
Summary: Oooh she do she bop


Download (larger): studies in human sexual response mp4, 1280x720, 59 MB, mediafire
Download (smaller): studies in human sexual response mp4, 880x496, 32 MB, mediafire
Subtitles: studies in human sexual response srt file (to use, give it the same file name as the vid file and put it in the same folder)

Thanks to: [personal profile] chagrined, who made the credits! Twice, even, because the first time they had a typo. Ze and [personal profile] thingswithwings both betaed and the vid is much better for their input.

streaming )

lyrics )
eruthros: Janet van Dyne flying next to the Hulk; they're both smiling (A:EMH: Janet and the Hulk)
Thank you for making me a vid in one of the small fandoms that we share! I want you to have fun and do festivids however you want to do it, and if that means totally ignoring this that is fine by me. I like a lot of detail when I read letters, so that's how I write mine, but please don't feel obligated to read this all or to take any of this letter as a strict guideline - I like all kinds of vids (including critiques) and I like surprises and I like these sources, so you're pretty sure to make something I'll like.

General preferences )

Music )

My requests copied from the signup form plus some additional info: Sleep Dealer, the Crash Pad series, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, The Motorcycle Diaries, Super Mario Galaxy, The Runaways, The Marx Brothers films, Hanna )
eruthros: Toph, Aang, and Momo from Avatar: TLA hugging Sokka (Avatar - group hug!)
So Festivids reveals were like ... a month ago, but I am slow to post about things. I said on twitter that I made two vids, but I actually made three:

the heart is a beating drum, a The Losers Aisha (Zoe Saldana) is awesome vid. This was my assignment, though I actually matched on a different fandom and had to give up on it after I had a series of hilarious and ridiculous problems. (Like, at one point a Dell repair guy accidentally snapped the only copy of one of the movies that Netflix owned.) Fortunately I'd figured out a backup idea early after getting my assignment, so I was good to go for this. This vid is partly me vidding one of the movies I wish The Losers had been - when I originally saw it, I felt like it was secretly three different movies trying to coexist in the same two hour space, and short-changing all three of those movies as a result. I wanted to vid Aisha's narrative arc, Aisha working on her own and then finding, and maybe even sort of trusting, this team, but the lack of footage for it was sometimes pretty frustrating. And I basically had to ignore one plot entirely to make this vid make sense - Rogue (Idris Elba) almost doesn't appear here because even though they have great scenes together, Rogue is mostly off in one of the other movies in The Losers having separate plots. Sorry Idris Elba!

Also, this is the vid for which [personal profile] thingswithwings made up the vidder's musical when I was trying to figure out how to fix a codec display problem in Premiere.

I also made two treats, both for t'wings:

more chaos theory, less failure, an Avengers: EMH T'Challa pwns ppl and also there is imperialism vid. This was ... one of those weird exchange situations, where I came up with the song and told t'wings about it back before assignments went out. And then I considered making it for the only other person who had asked for EMH ([personal profile] settiai) but I wasn't sure if it really matched her requests? And so then I wasn't sure if I should make it at all, but [personal profile] thingswithwings said I should make it for her. So I did. And she betaed it, because the surprise factor was kind of lost by then. But it was a ton of fun to make! I also used a bit of the BET Black Panther series, which is a mess, since it's a motion comic done for cheap. Also it's based on the Hudlin arc. But it was useful here because we rarely see the technology of Wakanda in EMH and because EMH is not really interested in animating armies. I considered doing some comics panels as well, but then I would never have been able to stop, so.

Anyway, it was convenient that I had told t'wings that I was doing that vid, because it let me keep the other EMH vid I made an actual secret! I clipped while I was clipping for "more chaos theory, less failure," and then vidded when t'wings was asleep or out walking the dog. Mostly what I learned is that it is hard to simultaneously try to make two different vids for the same fandom. And also that it's hard to never ever hum your vid song in front of your housemate. Anyway! The third vid is:

Touches You, an Avengers: EMH villains-nonconing-heroes vid. Once I thought of making a noncon vid to this poppy Mika song, I fell in love with the concept and found the whole thing delightful. Except for the part where I got really cranky that heroes in EMH often don't fight their own damn comics nemeses. For vidding purposes, the villains are fighting the wrong superheros all the time. Like. Zemo actually says "kneel and call me master" to Thor, Hank fights Klaw, and Clint and Thor take down The Leader. So frustrating! Not that there isn't still enough footage for many, many vids of this nature. [personal profile] chagrined betaed for me and patiently downloaded many drafts as I dithered.

And [personal profile] frayadjacent made the awesome Whale Rider vid Sons and Daughters for me! It's beautiful and totally made me tear up a little.

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