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Sorkin Supercut of the Day: It appears The Newsroom will be a mere rearrangement of the same tired perfectly crafted lines that Aaron Sorkin has used for every project since the early ’90s. (That being said, I'm going to watch it anyway.)

Ingenious editor Kevin Porter borrowed scenes from:

Malice
A Few Good Men
Bulworth
Sports Night
The West Wing
Studio 60
Charlie Wilson’s War
The Social Network
and for some reason, Tom Hanks’ 1993 Oscar speech.
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vid title: Double Helix
music: Phyllis Chen
source: Fringe
duration: 2:06
Premiered in the 10th Bay Area Slash Convention (BASCon 2010).


notes: The music, Double Helix for toy piano and bowls, was composed and performed by Phyllis Chen at the Chicago World Music Festival in September 2009. She is brillant. Flat out brillant. For more visit her website.

Fringe is one of my favorite television shows and Walter is one of my favorite characters. This vid is what going mad feels like. Being in Walter's mind can be a great and terrible thing. The editing drove me toward insanity with frame by frame editing that could make someone puke, cry, and eat some red vines. [livejournal.com profile] beccatoria has a beautiful exploration vid of Walter, his character, and interactions with others with heart and soul. I strongly suggest Split Up Six Ways instead of this vid.

summary: Walter Bishop: Brillant. Passonate. Arrogant. Forgetful. Productive. Mischievous. Unfiltered. Regretful. Medicated. Fragile. Caring. Angry. Convalescent. Tortured. Heartbroken. Desperate. Reckless. Believer. Shattered. Unhinged. Devious. Loved. Scientist. Father. Friend.

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Shot by Robert M. Young and Edward James Olmos on a trip to the heart of the oil spill in the Gulf. Edited by Stephen Cohen.

Robert Young and I jumped on a plane and went to the Gulf of Mexico just to lend our support by documenting what we saw...

Well, the people that we met took up all of our time. It was brutal! I was not ready for the human aspect because no one had prepared me for it.

I thought they would be angry. They are devastated.
Take a look at this video and see for yourself. People are afraid to talk and you will learn why watching this...

Please pass it on, recommend it.

If you feel like doing something, just go down there (anywhere on the Gulf) and support by spending time and energy in the region.

They need our support. Thank you for Caring.
Edward James Olmos

For More information on what some local organizations are doing on the ground go to:

http://SaveOurGulf.org
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I've been pondering vidding and art over in my head for a while. At first it was a passing thought, but then I noticed others in fandom discussing the subject and my passing thoughts formed into something more solid. Laura Shapiro suggested an art panel for Vividcon and those solid thoughts began to run wild in my brain. I decided not to present them at Vividcon, but here to read instead.

The only essays I write are for my college classes, which consist of early childhood education theorists and methods. I'm not an academic by any means of the word. Generally, I'm not good with words, hence vidding. When I have something to say, I usually produce a vid instead of saying something. This is not a professional essay or a work of literature. Most of the thoughts are my own, but nearly all my thoughts have been synthesized from somewhere else. I had originally intended to be an artist, but then I decided I liked having money to eat and went with a more stable career choice. I've had a few art courses in the past, but nothing advanced. I've only had one art gallery opening, which was in high school and I think it was only because I'd participated in an art internship program. This is my disclaimer of trying to not come off as a stuck up vidding expert snob.

Vidding as Art continued )
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Somewhat random, but this is exactly what I did in the car Friday with R on the way out to the bar:


Michelle Trachtenberg rapping to Nicki Minaj (and Robin Thicke)'s "Shakin' It 4 Daddy."

I've had the song on repeat for a while and even made Brad listen to it.
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I listened to this song about a dozen times before watching the video and loving it too.

Matt Alber "End of the World"
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I feel like a wanker, but would someone be willing to beta a Battlestar Galactica vid? Taken care of. Enjoy Midnight Beast Feat. ST£FAN's 'Tik Tok' Ke$ha Parody:


Am now going back to watching The Thick of It. Changed my mind and am watching the The Man in the Fallout Shelter episode of Bones on Hulu.
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I choose to live in a happy world where I pretend that everyone loves me. So I love the Fanvid Love Meme!

I'm gearing up to do my holiday cards, so drop me your address.

I'm in the process of graduating with my Bachelor's degree. Officially, I'm done the 12th. Pending that I have a job lined up too. It's not 100% because I haven't signed any papers, but it's looking good.

I read Vampire Politics by: Lisa Nakamura / University of Illinois, Laurie Beth Clark / University of Wisconsin, and Michael Peterson / University of Wisconsin, which was a very interesting analysis for True Blood.

I watched Geoff McFetridge's Do Lecture last night. Basically, take what he said, apply it to vidding, and you have some of my current thoughts.

I've been LOL-ing and enjoying UCB's Noteworthy performing Lady Gaga's "Poker Face"


The Office's Creed Bratton's "Rubber Tree"
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I made a Whiskey vidlet, The Night, with the prompts: Dollhouse, epitaph one, The Night by Morphine for the Itty-Bitty Viddy Ficcy Thon.

VID RECS:
[livejournal.com profile] danegen's Slobo Babe (Lesbian Vampire Killers) - Has me LOLZ-ing forever. The movie is complete crack and it's well used in the vid with good timing.

[livejournal.com profile] giandujakiss's A Charming Man (Supernatural) - Excellent song choice, interesting lyrical interpretation coupled with brillant musicality in the visuals.

[livejournal.com profile] newkidfan's Human & Monster (Supernatural) - A beautifully subdued pair of companion vidlets that feel bittersweet and sad.

FIC REC:
[livejournal.com profile] serrico's Primogeniture is a Supernatural fic of Claire, Castiel's vessel's daughter, set post-Rapture that hurts in a good way.

Lastly, I've become a resident of Zombieland by zombifying myself.
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vid title: Bale Out Christian Bale Remix
music: RevoLucian
source: Dollhouse
duration: 2:43

notes: Made for Vividcon 2009's Club Vivid. A large part of my inspiration came from Jill Bolte Taylor's stroke of insight TED talk, which was linked by @Dichenlachman, who plays Dollhouse's Sierra. (Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions -- motion, speech, self-awareness -- shut down one by one. An astonishing story.)

summary: Echo, Omega, Caroline, and her imprints.

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30.8mb xvid avi via sendspace

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I read on TMZ that Jeffrey Donovan (Michael Weston on Burn Notice) was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Sunday and my first thought was, "he didn't twitter that."

My neighbor's dog got out through a giant hole in their fence and the mail lady brought him to me, so I have a furry little ball of "OMGZIWANTATTENTION" licking at my fingers while I try to type. He's cute, but I don't like small dogs.

I've been cooking and baking a lot lately. I mean more than never when I say a lot. I made bacon and cheese stuffed beer burgers this weekend, which turned out well. I made ice cream cone cupcakes to take to a party too and they turned out freaking awesome.

ice cream cone cupcakes
by ~miserychic.

I've also been making my own cold-brewed coffee, which is so good that I think I might like it more than Starbucks. I know, I know, blasphemy, but it's true.

I've been using twitter instead of LJ for little things I find interesting. I used to make posts about little things, but now they're all on my twitter and never make it to LJ. This is probably a good thing because it spares everyone my squeeing over Eliza Dushku, Zachary Quinto, and Olivia Wilde; linking to pretty photographs; laughing about how I set off the smoke alarm baking; and mourning having deleted the Torchwood Children of Earth miniseries only to get a vid idea 3 days later. Link to my twitter.

VID RECS:
[livejournal.com profile] newkidfan's Blood Makes Noise (Lost) - A gorgeous layering and coloring that is lush and full with jumpcut editing and wavering images. The interesting framing choices feel like the zeroing in on a microscope that amps up the intensity and tension along with the effects. It doesn't hurt that I gave her the musical prompt because I've wanted to see this song vidded well to Lost for as long as the show has been on the air.

[livejournal.com profile] danegen's Down by the Water (Southland) - I've never watched Southland, but that didn't matter because I was able to plug into the more emotional aspect of the vid. I know I'm missing the depth and understanding that would come with knowing the source, but the vid is still terrific in the use of imagery. It feels like a great study of objects and how people can become objects in that sense. I think my favorite aspect is how a woman's dead body is transformed into a landscape.

WashingTones' Dr. House is a wicked cool music video that uses footage of the band performing and source footage from the show, House, too. The end result is an engaging music video that has me bopping around and singing the chorus in the shower.
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If you've watched the latest episode of True Blood, 2x04 - Shake and Fingerpop, then you have to watch this video because it will enhance your enjoyment of a certain scene.

(The part to watch begins at about :30 and continues until the end.)

Spoilers for the episode in gif form )

*Needs a Jessica icon. Anyone have links?
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Civilization by Marco Brambilla

"Civilization, a video mural created for the new Standard hotel in New York City, depicts a journey from hell to heaven interpreted through modern film language using computer-enhanced found footage. This epic video mural contains over 300 individual channels of looped video blended into a multi-layered seamless tableau of interconnecting images that illustrate a contemporary, satirical take on the concepts of Heaven and Hell."
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I realized I'm terrible with words, so I started making book covers for the fics I enjoy as a form of feedback. I also made a little vidlet for one as well.

FIC RECS:

[livejournal.com profile] millylicious's The Music Box - Sylar/Claire, Nathan/Claire(ish) of Heroes. (Broken things need fixing.) -Download link for vid.


[livejournal.com profile] kuwdora's Through the Gates of Pandaemonium - Sylar/Mohinder of Heroes. (Abyssus abyssum invocat (Hell invokes Hell).)


[livejournal.com profile] dollsome's Lines - Sierra/Victor of Dollhouse. (Victor, Sierra, and crayons.)



[livejournal.com profile] raphaela667's the ups and downs of you - Kirk/Spock of the Star Trek Reboot. (Starfleet first officers did not regress to childhood without at least submitting prior warning to their commanding officers. They'd established that after the whole Pon Farr mess last year. There were rules about Vulcan biology and scaring the hell out of Jim now. This had to be in violation of at least three of them.)




[livejournal.com profile] beccatoria's The name of this story is your name. - Caprica of Battlestar Galactica. (What if Caprica didn't actually die. Ever.)

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vid title: I'm on a Boat
music: The Lonely Island featuring T-Pain
source: Star Trek (new 2009 reboot whatever we're calling it)
duration: 2:37
notes: For all my GQ motherfuckers at [livejournal.com profile] ontd_startrek and thanks to [livejournal.com profile] kuwdora.
summary: I am on the Enterprise.

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youtube and BAM vid vault stream

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Everyone needs to watch this. Now.

Zachary Quinto video portrait by Tyler Shields
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Title: I AM A CYLON
Characters: Boomer
Fandom: Battlestar Galactica
Timeline: Spoilers for 4x15 - No Exit
Written for [livejournal.com profile] thearchive2's challenge 05 - memo.
Title Music: "I AM A CYLON (a crowd electric remix)" from David Crabb



I AM A CYLON )

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