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vid title: Vagina Monsters (Gold) [tys]
music: Kiiara featuring Lil Wayne
source: 10 Cloverfield Lane, Alien, Aliens, Alien vs. Predator, Blade II, Blade Trinity, Starship Troppers, Starship Troopers 3: Marauder, The Neon Demon, The Things (2011), and Urge
duration: 1:43
Notes: Made for a YouTube test your skills challenge.
summary: Vaginally inspired monsters.
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No Source, No Problem
unfinishedidea's Bloody Shirt (Welcome to Night Vale) - Excellent melding of sources and the clip selection across an endless amount of possibility is fantastic.
MissLane's Meet Me Halfway | SwanQueen | HunnyFresh Fanfic (a Once Upon A Time fanfic) - I love lesbian romance trailers.
Heather Jensen (squidwithelbows)'s In Dreams (The Raven Cycle) - OMG, this is truly amazing and creative and beautiful. It's an amazing animated art.
harrypfanmcc's Deshi Basara (Red Rising) - Very cool. Love the coloring and way it looks like one cohesive source.
CarolynOnUTube's Grisha Trilogy || DarklingxAlina (The Grisha Trilogy) - Beautiful choices of source to create such a rich and lush world within a short time frame.
hydrazoite's L I T T L E. T I T A N. CA F É. [Eren/Levi] (an Attack on Titan fic) - Cool titles and use of text. So sweet.
dayln's A Brief History of Montmaray (The Montmaray Journals) - Gorgeous landscapes and excellent fancastings.
fakescottishaccent's the marauders │ darkness (Harry Potter) - Great audio editing as well as video editing. I adore these fancastings. I believe every single second of this.
thatfangirl's When Brakes Get Wet (Code Name Verity) - Lovely and amazing.
Rinoa's Cinder: The Lunar Chronicles || The Future Will Destroy You (FAN-BOOK TRAILER) (The Lunar Chronicles) - Cool as fuck.
bironic's "Ancillary Justice" book trailer (Imperial Radch trilogy) - So awesome.

Keys to the Kingdom
Cherry's Unsteady Ground (Merlin) - Brilliant song choice and I love this editing and this vid still gets me years later.
stardust rain's after the day's work is done (Marvel Cinematic Universe) - Exceedingly nice to see rarely used clips like this and I really like the editing and focus on Nick in clips that I've seen in other vids in different contexts.
sweetestdrain's Empty Nest (Kings) - So good with epic structure. Makes me want to rewatch the show.

Better Living Through Dystopia
obsessive24's Candyman (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) - Still one of the cutest vids I've ever seen. So adorable. jk, I wanna get really high and watch this on repeat for an hour.
jarrow's Wretches and Kings (Battlestar: Galactica) - Very well conceived and construted. It's hard hitting and doesn't pull any visual or narrative punches. I love the harsh edges of the vid from the music and the editing. The on beat editing is a thrill with the sound matching reverses.

Express Yourself
GhostTownExit's Rock 'n' Roll (Henry & June) - I love everything about this vid.
chaila's Manchester (Bunheads) - So sweet and quiet and bittersweet too.
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Welcome to Vividcon
Killa's These Two Arms (Xena: The Warrior Princess) - There's a special place in my heart for fix-it vids and this is an excellent example of what vids can do. The relationship is so beautifully considered and their dynamic is displayed so well. It's making me want to go back and watch the series again. I'd watched this vid at home for a project, but seeing it on a large screen with an audience was amazing. The pacing and dissolves kill me.
here's luck's New Frontier (Firefly: Serenity) - I remember watching this vid ten years ago and I still dig it. Still love that "volunteer" moment that sets up Mal so quickly and that gun raise on "hey."

Auction
ghost lingering's Children of the Revolution (Persepolis) - I think this captures the fierce heart of the movie and the character.
elipie's Spirits (Gotham) - I'm going to have to start watching this dumpster fire again because it looks like it's embraced it's wackiness more in a fun way. I like how the vid teeters on the edge. It takes what the show is silly and campy about and looks at it more seriously.
Franzeska's Byzantium (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) - I had a blast watching this. Great song and great visual parallel use with witty lyrical interpretations.

Wish You Were Here
Llin's Touch the Sky (multifandom) - This fills my heart with joy.
AurumCalendula's Ain't No Grave (redux) (Person of Interest) - Excellent character study of Shaw with a song choice I was really sold on with the great lyrical interpretations, like "promised land" and good use of visual parallels, like panning over from Shaw shooting someone.
frayadjacent's Freedom (Underground) - Fuck. Yes. Beautiful set up of the characters and I really love how the quieter bits within the song were edited too. Excellent vid for an amazing show.
kaydeefalls's Wildest Dreams (multifandom) - Wow, amazing concept and really expertly put together. The establishing sources are used well and others are brought in at just the right point in the vid.
sanguinity's Something Good (Will Come From That) (all the Sherlock Holmes adaptations) - Sweet vid with neat visual connections that makes it's own adaptation.
eruthros and thingswithwings's Dance Apocalyptic (multifandom) - Sheer joy and love for this vid, especially the fantastic range and detailed bits pulled from so many sources.
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vid title: Fast As You Can
music: Fiona Apple
source: Lost
duration: 4:48
Notes: Made for 2016 Vividcon, which is in Chicago in August, for the Challenge vidshow (descent). I HAVE A LOT OF LOST FEELS I STILL THINK ABOUT KATE A LOT AND THIS SONG WAS CREATED SO I COULD MAKE THIS VID OK
summary: Chronological character study about what makes Kate Austen stop running and sink in.
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vid title: Going Down
music: 212 by Azealia Banks feat. Lazy Jay
source: The Dreamers, The Tudors, Carol, Birdsong, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Da Vinci's Demons, Mildred Pierce, and Outlander
duration: 1:44
Notes: Made for 2016 Vividcon, which is in Chicago in August, for the Challenge vidshow (descent)
summary: Who doesn't love costume dramas?
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vid title: Cool for the Summer
music: Demi Lovato
source: Spy (2015)
duration: 3:49
Notes: Made for 2016 Vividcon, which is in Chicago in August, for premieres. I had so much fun messing around with a new and different vidding style.
summary: Susan Cooper is the secret agent super spy that's gonna cut your dick off and glue it to your forehead so you look like a limp dick unicorn.
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vid title: Laughing in the Sugarbowl
music: Veruca Salt
source: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
duration: 2:44
Notes: Made for 2016 Vividcon, which is in Chicago in August, for Club Vivid. I should say it was finished for Club Vivid because I started it for festivids as a treat for [personal profile] findthesea, but didn't finish it on time.
titles: made by [personal profile] kuwdora
summary: No allies in state craft, only common interests. We only think we're fighting for the right side because that's what we choose to believe.
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vid title: Toxic
music: VersaEmerge cover of Britney Spears
source: The Witch
duration: 2:24
Notes: Made for wiscon_vidparty
summary: live deliciously
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Curated for WisCon (wiscon_vidparty) 2016, (Free Kesha!)'s Murderous Women! - Collection of vids about murderous women that use the music of Kesha.
*content notes*

For ease of viewing, youtube playlist.

1. kuwdora's Chain Reaction (Xena the Warrior Princess)
2. sol_se's Timber (The Lizzie Borden Chronicles)
3. Supergeekgirl's TiK ToK Goes the Clock (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
4. anoel's Blow (Gone Girl)

Links to previous WisCon Playlists I've curated:
Halsey Playlist - WisCon_VidParty 2016 (Collection of vids with music from Halsey)
Beyoncé Playlist - WisCon_VidParty 2015 (Collection of vids with music from Beyoncé)
Dessa Playlist - WisCon 2014 (Collection of vids with music from Dessa)
Thank Heaven for Little Girls Playlist - WisCon 2013 (Collection of vids about little girls: their protectors, their victims, their worlds, their families, their missions, their deaths...)

Please, if you have links to other vids of Kesha's music, leave links in the comments. Thank you.
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Curated for WisCon (wiscon_vidparty) 2016, Halsey - Collection of vids with music from Halsey.
*content notes*

Halsey is a singer and songwriter with music used in numerous vids pertaining to feminist science fiction and fantasty fandoms and themes. I curated a list of vids with an emphasis on class, sexuality, race, and gender.

For ease of viewing, youtube playlist.

1. Danni G's Orphan Black - Gasoline (Orphan Black)
2. Emmanuel Perez's Katniss Everdeen (Castle) (The Hunger Games)
3. jess9191's Control - Faith Lehane (BTVS/ATS) (Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel: The Series)
4. Danieck Marsman's Finn and Rey / Young God (Halsey) (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
5. eemersonm's Is There Somewhere | Multifemslash (Multifandom)
6. Miss Alphabet's Steven Universe AMV | Control (Lapis Tribute) (Steven Universe)
7. kiki_miserychic's Colors - Mr. Robot - Halsey (Mr. Robot)
8. collsssss's Killjoys: Castle (Killjoys)
9. jess9191's Gasoline - Jessica Jones (Jessica Jones)

Links to previous WisCon Playlists I've curated:
(Free Kesha!)'s Murderous Women! Playlist - WisCon_VidParty 2016 (Collection of vids about murderous women that use the music of Kesha)
Beyoncé Playlist - WisCon_VidParty 2015 (Collection of vids with music from Beyoncé)
Dessa Playlist - WisCon 2014 (Collection of vids with music from Dessa)
Thank Heaven for Little Girls Playlist - WisCon 2013 (Collection of vids about little girls: their protectors, their victims, their worlds, their families, their missions, their deaths...)

Please, if you have links to other vids of Halsey's music, leave links in the comments. Thank you.
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Photography meme:
Ask me to take a picture of any aspect of my life that you're interested in/curious about -- it can be anything from the house I live in to my favorite shoes. Leave your request as a comment to this entry, I'll snap the pictures and post them back here. It's like a glimpse into my world!

I did this meme 10 years ago, so it seemed fun to do it again.
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vid title: Sweater Weather
music: Postmodern Jukebox featuring Cristina Gatti
source: House of the Devil
duration: 2:08
Notes: Made for hollywoodgrrl for festivids
summary: *pizza emoji*
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vid title: This Must be the Place
music: This Must be the Place (Naive Melody) cover by Feronia
source: Fear the Walking Dead, season one
duration: 4:07
Notes: Made for jagwriter78 for festivids
summary: POV of Madison Clark
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vid title: It Follows in Five Pieces
music: Bobby Johnston's You Remember What It's Like, Are You Sorry Now, Everything Reminded Me of You, He Feels So Close, An Even Worse Place
source: It Follows
duration: 3:35
Notes: Made for ohvienna.
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vid title: Colors
music: (acoustic alternative) by Halsey
source: Mr. Robot, season one
duration: 1:23
notes: Made for elipie.
summary: this is all bullshit
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I love watching all of the festivids on the first day in alphabetical order. I'm doing my recs differently. I thought putting them into categories would be more meaningful than making one list of what I liked. I thought this year had some really amazing vids and overall I thought the collection was strong too. I loved all the vids people made for me and I get emotional thinking about people putting time and effort into a vid for me.

MINE, MINE, MINE

Least Favorite Life (Byzantium) - I'm so happy someone used my oddly specific song request for a vaguely feminist vampire movie. The time periods are well mixed. Excellent use of the movie on tv within the movie. The ending is perfection too.

Cake to Bake (Great British Bake Off) - I actually got misty and cried a little when watched. I can't believe someone actually made me a GBBO vid. And it's good and I love it! The song is amazing and the editing captures so many great moments from the show. The pacing and structure is so delicately constructed. Very smart editing choices to illustrate the mechanics of the source.

Bitch Puddin's Fuckin' Theme Song (Robot Chicken) - I FUCKING LOVE THIS VID FOREVER. THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD BITS AND IT'S REALLY AMAZING THAT IT'S SO GOOD BECAUSE THE SOURCE IS VERY LIMITED AND NOT COHESIVE SO THE VIDDER IS VERY TALENTED AND I HOPE THAT I'M FRIENDS WITH THEM ALREADY. I DOUBT THAT ANYONE BUT SOMEONE WHO IS ALREADY MY FRIEND WOULD GO THROUGH THE EFFORT OF MAKING IT. I SERIOUSLY LOVE THEM. STRANGER OR NOT. THEY'RE MY NEW FAVORITE TAMPON POPSICLE FUCKFACE.


really excellent quick paced and/or skilled editing
Motivational Speaker (Edge of Tomorrow)
Blow (Gone Girl)
Black Out Days (A Streetcar Named Desire (2014))

cute, fun, happy
What a way to make a living (Black Books)
Still Alive (Black Sails)
Army of Me (live, die, repeat) gag reel (Edge of Tomorrow)
All In Together (Great British Bake Off)
C'mon (Inside Out)
Alive (Pitch Perfect series)
You're My Best Friend (RPF - Ian McKellan/Patrick Stewart)

interesting, original, awesome
Bayou (Bayou)
Here It Goes Again (Chopped)
Show Me Your Teeth (Hieronymus Bosch)
A Forest (Limbo)
Colors (Mr. Robot)
Something I Should Know (Mr. Robot)
Your Mother (Saga)

cool horror vids or vids of a horror film
Sweater Weather (The House of the Devil)
It Follows in Five Pieces (It Follows)
Lomography (A Tale of Two Sisters)

women being really competent and/or awesome
Full Metal March (Cambreadth to the Edge) (Edge of Tomorrow)
This Must Be The Place (Fear the Walking Dead)
The Bullpen (The Hazards of Helen)
Skyfall (Jupiter Ascending)
Commander Badass (The Martian)
Headphones (Pitch Perfect series)
Fire Starter (Supergirl)
Flashbulb Eyes (UnREAL)
Outta My Head (Wonderfalls)

makes me wish I watched the source or didn't stop watching the source
Centuries (Continuum)
Relations of Life (Europa Report)
Comedy Tragedy History (Hamilton)
Rock Lobster (Hausu)
All That's Left Are Your Bones (Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell)
Rescue (Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries)
Weird Friends (Sungkyunkwan Scandal)

don't quite fit into the other categories
I Belong to You (Imagine Me & You)
Say Her Name (RPF - Black Lives Matter movement)
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Guess the 4 festivids I made for this year and I'll make you a vid.
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Festivids - Black Widow (Practical Magic) - You should've known better than to mess with me, honey.
Festivids - Love is Blue (Life After Beth) - Boy and girl fall in love. Girl dies. What now?
Vividcon Premiere - Cut Like A Buffalo (Empire) - COOKIE.
Vividcon Challenge - Sour Cherry (The Losers) - They're fun criminals!

Total of 4 vids. The least amount of vids I've released online since I started vidding. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I started a lot of vids I didn't finish and I preferred naps & Netflix over vidding this year.

My favorite video this year (of my own)
No contest, Cut Like A Buffalo because of COOKIE. I loved planning it out, I loved editing it, everything.

Least favorite
I guess Sour Cherry only by process of elimination. I had a lot of fun making it though because I put an old abandoned vid on my timeline, copy & pasted in bits, and filled it in with text. It's only my least favorite because I like the other ones more. I'm quite proud that I thought to submit a vid that isn't really a vid at all. Like, be jealous that I thought of putting forth the least amount of effort for the most amount of return. People in the vidshow laughed way more than I thought they would. I was worried the text would be too slow, but I knew I had to account for the con setting.

Most successful
I would have to say Cut Like A Buffalo because it worked for people the way I wanted it to work. I thought the people that already love Cookie would get to see her being awesome and the people that don't know her would be interested in watching the show. I'm also pleased that no one mentioned the massive amount of reframing I did. I changed the frame on practically every clip of Cookie to make her the center focus of the frame and changed the frame to edit out men's faces and push them to the edge of the frame. So very successful for me that it's for the most part invisible to a viewer.

Video most under-appreciated by the universe, in my opinion
I guess Love is Blue because it's a weird little vid where a guy tries to have sex with his dead girlfriend's scarf, then she's is a zombie that has her sexual coming of age postmortem.

Video with single sexiest moment
Hmmm, I want to say the Anika and Cookie section of Cut Like A Buffalo because I cannot vid female rivarly without it becoming femslash. It's not possible. I'm not complaining though. I love it that way, but I have to say it's the section in Cut Like A Buffalo from 2:10-2:32 because it's Cookie seeing what she wants, getting it, and moving on from it. She's the one leaning in to kiss that hotass younger man, she's the one spreading her legs open, she's the one undressing him, she's the one throwing her arms out, and she's the one on top. I also think the section with Lucious is sexy too, but that relationship has too much history and issues for me to find it the sexiest part.

Biggest vid fail
I suppose there's parts of Love is Blue that I don't love. I made it to have fun and in hindsight it could be better.

Hardest video to make
Black Widow because I was plagued with technical difficulties and I was worried the recipient wouldn't like it. It filled the request, but I needed the journey in order to get to heart of vid and their sisterhood.

Most unintentionally *telling* video
Black Widow because there was a span of time where I wanted to be a witch in the 90s and so much of my fashion was inspired by that.

Things I've learned
nOtHiNg. I never learn anything, lol. I learned some new programs and ways to convert files. Learned some new journal techniques to use for vidding notes.

Things to work on
I want to keep working on exporting properly. I'm certainly better at ending up with a high quality file than I once was.

I'm continuing from previous years with "I want to try vidding female characters that do more than beat people up and make things explode while being pretty."

From last year, I still haven't made a vid where I intentionally vid for an audience, so I'll have to do that this year because I keep putting it off. Wait, I actually did vid for an audience when I made Sour Cherry. So I'll change it. I try to think about what would play well at wiscon_vidparty, but I feel like I make vids I think will work, but probably don't actually work for the audience. It's partly due to never having attended, lol.

Vid projects I definitely want to get finished this upcoming year
Finishing any vid and releasing it online is an accomplishment at this point. I want to do at least one vid for Vividcon and one for wison_vidparty.

Resolutions for 2016
I want to go to Vividcon again this year, job timeline willing. I'll suggest a vidshow I'd VJ. I'm also planning to curate a playlist for wiscon_vidparty like usual.

I have lots of works in progress in various stages of completion. Part of my lower than usual number of released vids this year is that I started a lot of vids that I haven't finished. This year I want to try something new where I write down an idea when it strikes me and have to sit on it for a while before I actually start to vid it. That might decrease the number of vids I start and then abandon when something else shiny pops into my mind.

I want to rec more vids. I do it a lot of twitter and want to do it more.

And in addition:
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.
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