eruthros: Aang from Avatar: TLA looking cranky (Avatar - cranky aang)
Title: Field Work (Imperial March)
Fandom: Indiana Jones films
Song: The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) by John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra
Length: 3:06
Contains: Mild gore, hanging, desecration of the dead, systemic racism, institutional violence, white actors playing characters of color.
Summary: It belongs in a museum.

Download 1080p: Field Work (Imperial March) mp4, 217 MB, 1920x800
Download 720p: Field Work (Imperial March) mp4, 104 MB, 1152x480
Subtitles: Field Work subtitles (these are only for the dialogue, since the song is an instrumental)

Notes: I made this vid for [personal profile] thingswithwings's playlist "Colonization and its Discontents" for the [community profile] wiscon_vidparty this year. This is a vid I'd been talking about making for a while, and I have a lot of feelings about it, which I might put in another post when I haven't been in a car for 13 hours.

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eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
Title: Building a Body
Fandom: Automata
Song: Poor Atlas by Dessa
Length: 1:48
Contains: Institutionalized violence against robots, reference to robot sex slaves, flickering light (campfire).
Summary: I'm building a body of balsam and ash.

Download: Building a Body mp4, 40 MB, 1280x532
Subtitles: Building a Body subtitles

Notes: I made two vids for the [community profile] wiscon_vidparty this year. This one uses Automata, one of the apocalypse films [personal profile] thingswithwings and I watched last year for Dance Apocalyptic. I was sad that we couldn't get more of the film into that vid since the film is great. It's about robots and the future, and about robots performing humanity, and a little bit about disability. It's a great film and I don't want to spoil it, but I do really recommend it. Also it stars Antonio Banderas as an insurance adjuster, slumped over and tired because of the apocalypse. (There's a lot more of him in the movie than this vid would suggest.)

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Lyrics )
eruthros: Carrie Fisher looking at the viewer and flipping somone off. (Carrie Fisher - flipping someone off)
On a totally different note, I looked at a million different fanarts and sources that didn't end up in the vid. I had all these themes - like "amazing crafts" and like "posts by people with mental illness" and etc - that didn't make it in. So I'm going to link to some under this cut )

And last of all, in case you ever need this in your life, Carrie Fisher giving a middle finger to the world (mp4). (Actually she's flipping off Jane Lynch for making like four weight jokes in a row. So I'm with Carrie.)

Or maybe you'll need ten icons of Carrie flipping people off? (Zip file here.) Just in case.
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: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
Title: You're My Best Friend
Fandom: Carrie Fisher and Gary
Song: You're My Best Friend by Queen
Length: 2:52
Contains: no standard content notes apply. There is one mean age-related tweet and a few shots of a dog barking.
Summary: Gary is a good pupper.

Download: You're My Best Friend mp4, 66 MB, 1280x720

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eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
Title: A Better Son/Daughter
Fandom: Carrie Fisher and Gary
Song: A Better Son/Daughter by Rilo Kiley
Length: 4:38
Contains: no standard content notes apply. Brief mentions of fat shaming, addiction, and institutionalization. There is no footage of Carrie Fisher's hospitalization or funeral in this vid, but there is a shot of her on a gurney (from Wishful Drinking).
Summary: You'll be honest, you'll be brave

Download: A Better Son/Daughter mp4, 107 MB, 1280x720
Subtitles: A Better Son/Daughter subtitles

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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: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
New vid! Since I like to have comments all in one place, the actual vid is up at [personal profile] thingswithwings' journal: download or stream Dance Apocalyptic.
eruthros: Delenn from Babylon 5 with a startled expression and the text "omg!" (Default)
Title: I'll be there for you
Fandom: Pit Bulls and Parolees
Song: I'll Be There For You - The Rembrants
Length: 3:03
Contains: no standard content notes apply. Animal harm: clips in this vid depict the aftermath of animal harm, primarily via neglect; a few dogs also have visible injuries. There are no clips of anyone abusing an animal.
Summary: "It's for more than three hundred pitbulls, the world's most misunderstood breed of dog; it's for parolees, the guys I hire because no one else will."

Download: I'll Be There For You mp4, 142 MB, 1280x720
Download smaller: I'll Be There For You mp4, 67 MB, 768x432
Subtitles: I'll be there for you srt file (to use, give it the same file name as the vid file and put it in the same folder)

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