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My class ended early today and I took advantage of the time to watch VVC DVDs, leave feedback, and make some recs. Look at my productive self. I'm all caught up with my college courses for today, but tomorrow is another story when we get more assignments. College makes me sleepy.

VID RECS (VVC disc 1 - premieres part 1):
[ profile] halcyon_shift's VVC Premieres Intro 09 Star Trek In 60 Seconds (Re-enacted by Llamas) - Massive LULZ.

DC's We Are (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) - Calculated action, beautiful overlays, great pacing, and interesting lyrical interpretations.

[ profile] bradcpu (and [ profile] laurashapiro)'s Hard Sun (Firefly) - This is the vid that knows where I live.

I love the sounds in the beginning and how it just flows into the vid with all the twists and turns. Love the ivory tower. Love it like burning. It's amazing how well it all fits together and feels so right to me. It's like it couldn't be any other way than to see the lens flares at 1:09 blend together. The introduction of the rain is beautifully done and I love how the vid continues while the original footage is of walking away at the end. It's so full of love and appreciation that it bubbles up inside me and makes me smile and feel a bit better about certain things. There is sadness in the vid, like in the 2:20s when they walk away and the weeping, but I'm ultimately left with the crews and happiness.

[ profile] jarrow's Learning to Crawl (Battlestar Galactica) - DAYUM, that's hot and I want to make out with it. There's so much tension and sexiness in the tight editing. Beyond the femslash and sexiness there's deep character beats within the vid and that's something beautiful.

[ profile] mlyn and Jo's It Comes and Goes In Waves (Varg Veum) - Beautiful use of the source with the beautiful framing compositions and colors. I love the progression of the vid and how it changes into something so dark and violent, yet still beautiful with the changes in the music. The symbolism and emotions are so engaging that I connect with the vid without knowing the source.

[ profile] hollywoodgrrl's Marble House (Doctor Who) - The editing and atmosphere is stellar. I think my favorite parts are the use of the watch in the instrumental section because it's so finely edited and heartbreaking. Honestly, the whole thing is edited with great skill.

At first I was reading as the Doctor has the choice to run off in the TARDIS, while the humans have to stay and face the fights. The Doctor plays with humanity, including John Smith, without having to face the darker aspects of it. He can go hands off whenever he wants. The Doctor can deal with aliens fine, but he doesn't stick around for humanity's darkness. That he leaves to us (and Torchwood I suppose). The Doctor leaves humanity to its own darkness. A darkness that isn't supernatural, but coming from within ourselves, which makes it all the more frightening, especially for The Doctor, who wants to love humanity. He just wants to run away from the darkness in our hearts.

[ profile] dualbunny's Video Killed the Radio Star (Wizard of Oz - Elphaba [Wicked]) - I don't know Wicked very well, but I still was able to enjoy the vid. The motion and jumpcuts in the editing are great. I love how you take the footage and have us look at it from a bit to the left. The zooms make the footage more interesting and grabbing, while it also has me thinking about the scenes differently in my mind because they look different than I'm used to. It's so fun and even more fun with femslash goggles!

Date: 2009-09-09 07:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks so much for your kind rec of Hard Sun. It's thrilling to see how many people were moved by it, and everything Brad and I had hoped for is summed up in your response to it. (:

Date: 2009-09-09 07:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's one of my favorites. You two make me so happy and sad at the same time. I watched it on repeat a couple of times before I continued on the DVD.

Date: 2009-09-09 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's just so wonderful to hear! ::glees::

I can't take much credit, though. Brad's the mastermind here. Oh, and hey, thank you for shooting footage! Couldn't have done it without you.

Date: 2009-09-09 08:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks for the rec! You make me all squirmy with happiness. :P

Date: 2009-09-10 03:53 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-09-09 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yay, I love reading recs, even when they're of things I have already seen. :) Your take on 'Marble House' was particularly interesting to me as it's very different to mine but I found the vid interesting anyway.

Date: 2009-09-10 03:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I usually have a little different of a view on vids, which I don't realize until I read other comments and go, "ohh, so no one else thought..." :)

Date: 2009-09-10 10:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
No!!! no, that's ME that has that! *clings once again to Kiki* I assumed your reading was mainstream. I'm always the odd one out in whatever fandom I'm in, and apparently that includes vidding.

Date: 2009-09-11 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Mine is very different from the usual take on the vid. HWG said mine is the 3rd interpretation, so there's 2 others. I think most people are seeing it as condemning the Doctor for abandoning humanity.

Let's be odd together! How did you see it?

Date: 2009-09-11 12:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I saw it as condemning the Doctor, probably because I wanted to see it that way (last shot so chilling) but I also read it as critical of the way the recent series has cast the Doctor as a romantic figure (with Rose, desiring a 'normal human life' in this plot). The implication seemed to be that this was dangerous, as it lead him to be blind to the grander narrative of humanity. There was still a level of abitrary-ness in the picture though--I think it wasn't saying there was just one reason why the Doctor turned away, but I think that was part of it?

Date: 2009-09-11 12:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's interesting. I like watching vids afterward thinking of other people's interpretations.

Date: 2009-09-11 12:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
SAME! I mean it usually makes me feel like a dimwit for not seeing it how they see it, but I love seeing things through other people's eyes (that's why I love a lot of vids to begin with so pile viewer's interpretations on top and I get even more excited).

Date: 2009-09-11 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Exactly, it's like looking through someone else's eyes for a couple of minutes to see what they do in something. I like seeing the little things that can lead to radically different interpretations.


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