eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
So when I talked about sex vids, two of the three were constructed-reality to "Closer" by NIN, yes? In two different fandoms?

Well, fairly recently I spotted another "Closer" vid. A Smallville constructed-reality, making advantageous use of RedK!Clark footage.

This makes me giggly.

It's not a tremendously good vid, really -- I mean, it's got good points an' all, but I won't be keeping it. The vidder, Mkitty3, chose to do a LOT of washed-out black-and-white in the middle, and whatever program she used to do that made it very jerky and uneven in appearance. And the sound seems a little flat, like the original mp3 wasn't balanced well.

Still, some neat things. I like the fast-paced clip sequences at the end, although the last notes of the song aren't accompanied by clips. And she picked some really really fabulous RedK!Clark facial expressions -- that "bring it on" in the bar and all that.

Mostly, though, I'm less amused by the vid-as-vid than by the vid-as-concept -- I mean! I'm tempted to keep it just to be three for three.
eruthros: Legolas from LotR with two arrows on his bow, text "Legolas has two arrows. Two." (LotR - Legolas two arrows)
See the first part here.

Myrtle & Eunice's Buffy vid 'Another One Bites the Dust,' song by Queen )

Luminosity and Kamil's Buffy vid 'It's the End of the World as We Know It,' song by REM )

Curufea's B5 vid 'Let It Be Known' to 'Rocket Science,' song by The Pimps )

Bonus vid: Charles's X-Files and Smallville vid 'S-Files' to 'Menouthis' by E.S. Posthumus )

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know of any vids based on other fannish things? Fanvids of fanfic, sorta thing? I know of two, shalott's "Seduction of the Desert Prince" (HL) and Bonibaru's "Sleep While You Drive" (SV), both based on stories. Anyone know any others? *ponders* I think there's one in Pros, but I can't remember anything about it, so that is completely unhelpful.
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (FF Zoe two guns hard mix red)
Clearly the whole "once a week" thing was more of an estimate than anything else. I'm home sick again today, so I'm in the mood for bouncy-upbeat music and giggling. Hence action vids rather than, say, unrequited love vids. I'm really not as shallow sex-and-violencey as my previous post and this one would imply. Honest.

Some people believe that action vids are automatically "recruiter" vids -- vids you can show to people to interest them in a show -- but I don't agree. For one, action is probably the least likely thing to interest me in a show, and the vids I've found to be best for recruiting are actually ThatFangirl's "China" (B5) and Laura Shapiro's "Rook" (XF), both of which are slow and atmospheric and character-driven. Plus, just because a vid is mostly about action and fighting and jumping around and has fast cuts doesn't mean that it doesn't have an internal narrative, or that the clips don't make more sense in context. Some action vids are so fast-paced, in fact, that they make very little sense to someone who isn't very familiar with the source, familiar enough to place clips in half a second. (These vids should all be fun even if you don't know the source, but they might make more sense if you do.)

Wicked Amp's Buffy vid 'Fight' to 'Fur Elise - Techno Remix,' song by Vanessa Mae )

Rob1's Smallville vid 'Freak No. 1' to 'Le Freak,' song by Chic )

Imation's Angel vid 'Black Suits Comin',' song by Will Smith )

Nancy's Firefly vid 'Die Another Day,' song by Madonna )

More to come.

Remember: just because a vidder's site is password protected is no reason to give up on ever seeing that vid. Vidders don't password-protect to keep you out; they password-protect to control bandwith, to keep TPTB out, and to make sure that everyone who downloads their vids knows that distributing them without the vidder's permission is not cool. It really is okay to ask a vidder for the password; they don't hate you, they don't care whether or not you're a BNF, and whatever you say will be fine.
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
So those of you who talk to me fairly often probably already know that I collect songvids. (And index them. Because I have obsessive organization problems.) I have 8+ hours of songvids. Really.

I just added some stuff to my comedy-favorites playlist. Good comedy vids are harder to make (or so I understand) than good drama, and a lot of the thing on this playlist are dramatic too -- constructed reality vids, for example, or vids where the song choice is underlying snark at characters or the concept of the show. So subtle funny, which is the best kind. A comic song does not a funny vid make, but sometimes it really works.

Anyway, I thought I'd post the contents of said playlist here in case anyone is interested. This playlist starts with broader humor and heads subtle as it goes -- 22 vids for a total of about an hour and ten minutes. The lj cuts are there for people who might only be interested in a few fandoms; if all them lj-cuts irritate you, you can just click through and read all the way down.

I start off nice and meta with Jackie K.'s "If You Were In My Movie," song by Suzanne Vega. Read more... )

And the I go through a whole bunch of vignette-type vids, which can use one-shot jokes because they only last for fifteen seconds. One Sick Fuck Production's "Cheap Shots" and "Highlander - Cheap Shots" are a bunch of songs cut together, so a bunch of artists. Read more... )

The other vignette vid I particularly like is Waldo's "Polka Party," song by Weird Al. Read more... )

Alasen's "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" is a single-vignette vid, about forty seconds long. Read more... )

Karoli's Smallville vid to "I Can Change" from the South Park Movie is one of the ultimate comedy vids. Read more... )

The vidder here probably didn't mean this vid to be funny. It's supposed to be a heartfelt mix of song and clips and emotions. But it is so hilarious. Because Phoenix vidded Mulder/Krycek. To Britney Spears. "... Baby One More Time." Read more... )

Then a vid where the song choice really makes the vid funny, although this one is intentional. Vyra did a Buffy season six vid to... "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life." Read more... )

Songs without lyrics are often difficult to vid to, but Fangirl pulls it off with a Firefly vid to "Go Go Cactusman," the Cowboy Bebop theme. Read more... )

Wendy came up with a perfect, perfect song choice for a vid about the Mayor: "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile." Read more... )

Lithium Doll did a vid about the Firefly crew pulling their stunts to "Good Ol' Boys," the Dukes of Hazard theme. Read more... )

Then a multi-fandom vid by Diana Williams to "RESPECT" by Pink. This is also probably not supposed to be a comedy vid. Read more... )

Sisabet's "Cowboy," to the Kid Rock song, is both a serious character study and a good comic vid at the same time. Read more... )

Crazygrrl did an excellent Angel/Buffy vid to Prozzak's "Strange Disease." Read more... )

Then I do two constructed reality vids. Constructed realities aren't always funny -- Killa and T. Jonesy's "Closer" is the best constructed reality vid I've ever seen and isn't funny at all. Wrenching and horrible and really wonderfully done. /tangent.

The first is Soappocrates' "If I Were a Drinker," song by Travis Tritt. Read more... )

Killa and Carol S. did a Highlander constructed reality to "Opportunities," song by the Pet Shop Boys. Read more... )

Then another Killa vid, this time with T. Jonesy and Hafital: a Captain Kirk character study to "Razzle Dazzle," performed by Richard Gere. Read more... )

Then a Highlander vid by Luminosity to "Not a Virgin Anymore," song by Poe. Read more... )

Pamela J. Smith did a wonderful SG-1 vid to "Dead" by TMBG. Read more... )

And look, it's another Killa vid, this time with Melina. Amanda-themed to Rockapella's "Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?" Read more... )

Well, you can beat it with [livejournal.com profile] sineala's wonderful, wonderful "Sorry," an X-Files vid to the Nerf Herder song. Read more... )

And that's it, finally. Those of you who were wondering if I was ever going to post about fandom again are probably very sorry now. *g*
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
Today's good news:

New story in Lanning Cook's Smallville Identical series. You know, the one with the whacked-out clone who takes over Lex's life? Yah, that one. The concept may sound like potential over-the-top melodrama angst-fest, but it's Lanning Cook. So it's well written. Which makes the concept interesting. So go check it out.

And at Buffy Night tonight, there will be homemade pizza and garlic bread and cookies. And possibly other things if we think of them. Finals week comfort food. You know you wanna come.

And Jon Carroll. Sometimes his columns are funny, sometimes political, and sometimes about cats. Today, Jon Carroll says many things I like about liberal paranoia, and about people who "give being a Commie pinko rat a bad name." Recently, he has said many fine things about flowers, and rogue nations, and grandchildren. You know you want to check him out too.
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Yay! New Punk Maneuverability Smallville story!

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Punk Manueverability writes excellent Smallville, but unfortunately very little of it. (I prefer that to lots of crap, but it does make a new story an event.) She also wrote Interstitial and Freshman Orientation. Both of which really rock.

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