violace
12 February 2017 @ 01:34 pm
Dear Equinox vidder! Thank you for making me a vid! ♥ You cannot go wrong with whatever you choose to make and even if I state particular preferences within any of these fandoms, they are only suggestions. (...which it says in the exchange rules, ofc, but I don't want you to have any doubts. :) )

My last.fm profile is here and contains 10 years worth of my evolving musical tastes, in case you'd like some help on that. But I'm really easy to please.


My requests:

Alien: Isolation
music suggestion: Ash Tree Lane by MS MR
The vid I always wanted to make (but never will) was about Amanda's personal journey in finding out what happened to her mother and mixed both footage from the game and the movies. It didn't work out but maybe you could build on that? Or, you know, a wacky vid about the alien would be amazing.

Interstellar
I haven't cried this much at a movie in a while; I dunno, maybe ever. Make me feel an EMOTION! I love Brand, a vid about her would be cool, or humanity's journey into the unknown, space travel, and all the beautiful imagery itself.

Mass Effect
characters: Jack, Legion, James, Javik, Thane, Garrus, the Mako (yes, the Mako's got enough personality to count as a character)
These games are what sparked my interest in SPACE, so without them I probably wouldn't even be writing this letter! My canon playthrough is with M!Shep as I prefer Mark Meer's voice acting, but I'm currently in the middle of a playthrough as FemShep and either of them would be cool with me as the protagonist in a vid.
There's nothing I don't love about it but my absolute favourite character and romance option is Jack, in case you want to focus on one character.
I would also be very into a vid that explores the ethical and philosophical questions that arise with the choice of any of the endings, but the Synthesis ending in particular (it is my canon ending) and its impact on the universe.
And then, Mass Effect Andromeda will be out in March and going from everything we know about it so far, I'm about 99% sure that I will love it, so you could even vid that. Liam is my favourite of the new characters!

No Man's Sky
I have put roughly 150 hours into this game and still haven't reached the center of the galaxy, but I'm still surprised by new discoveries and awed by every sunrise that I get to see. I would love even just a slideshow of your prettiest planets or the coolest ships, honestly. THE UNIVERSE IS YOUR PLAYGROUND!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
characters: Bodhi, Chirrut, Baze, K-2SO
I love that we got a Star Wars movie about the raw horror and bitterness of war. I would appreciate a vid about that just as much as one about the more hopeful side and teaminess of the Rogue One crew or the rebellion as a whole.

Tales from the Borderlands
music suggestions: Can't Hold Us by Macklemore or Pentatonix; With a Little Help from My Friends from the Across the Universe OST; Na Na Na by My Chemical Romance (I would make that vid myself if I hadn't used the song before!)
I LOVE EVERYONE IN THIS BAR. This is my favourite Telltalle game and I would love a vid about the whole group and the shenanigans they get into, or about Fiona and Sasha, or about Scooter.
 
 
violace
27 January 2017 @ 09:40 pm
Title: Tanz aus der Reihe
Fandom: Ku'damm 56
Music: Tanz aus der Reihe by Silbermond
Length: 02:39
Summary: For the girl who was rocking 'n' rolling against the conventions of her time.
Content notes: suicidal ideation, nudity
a treat for [personal profile] bingeling, Festivids 2016.
originally posted here.

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Download (x264 mp4, 99.2 MB, 720p)
zip includes English and German subtitle files.




First off, I can't thank [personal profile] bingeling enough for requesting this and introducing me to this wonderful miniseries. I decided to check it out after reading her letter and I don't think I can put into words how much I enjoyed it. It blew me away. As bingeling said in one of her tweets, I didn't know German tv could DO that. The posters (and that DVD cover, ugh) and marketing really don't do it justice and made it look unnecessarily kitschy, which it isn't, at all. In essence it is about the lives and relationships of four women in 1956 Berlin, where the impact of the war is still felt in subtle and not so subtle ways.

Some viewers expressed interest in watching it after seeing the vid. It is available on Netflix in some countries (that list seems to be incomplete, though - better check your local Netflix for yourself) and I would also be happy to help you find other ways to watch it, although I haven't been able to find any English subtitles for it yet. :(

Lyrics )
 
 
violace
21 January 2017 @ 05:32 am
Last year I procrastinated until it was far too late to do the meme, so I'm covering 2 years this time. Whatev.


January '15
You & I Sail, Only Lovers Left Alive
The Monster, Black Swan
Shake It Off, Maleficent

August '15
Na Na Na, Mad Max

January '16
A Forest, Limbo
Fire Starter, Supergirl
Under Pressure, The Martian

December '16
Moonlight Shadow, Rogue One


stuff )
 
 
violace
15 January 2017 @ 05:03 pm
Title: English Summer Rain
Fandom: How I Live Now
Music: English Summer Rain by Placebo
Length: 04:00
Summary: "I guess there was a war going on somewhere in the world that night but it wasn't one that could touch us."
Content notes: war, violence, bloodshed
for [personal profile] theletterelle, Festivids 2016.
originally posted here

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Download (x264 mp4, 149 MB, 720p); includes subtitle file



Notes )

Lyrics )
 
 
violace
26 December 2016 @ 10:26 pm
Title: Moonlight Shadow
Fandom: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Music: Moonlight Shadow by Mike Oldfield ft. Maggie Reilly
Length: 3:37
Summary: You taught me the courage of stars before you left; how light carries on endlessly, even after death.
Content notes: war and violence, physical triggers (strobe lights, flashing lights, fast cuts)

Thank you [personal profile] echan for betaing and helping me make the vid better. ♥

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Download (x264 mp4, 720p, 109 MB; includes .srt subtitle file that can be deleted if not needed)

YouTube embed )

Lyrics )

 
 
violace
24 October 2016 @ 11:42 am
HI FESTIVIDDER! THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME A VID, AAAAAAAAA! Make what makes you happy! <3


MUSIC: My last.fm profile is here and contains 10 years worth of my evolving musical tastes, in case you'd like some help on that. But I'm really easy to please.


REQUESTS: Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, FTL, Inside, The Jungle Book, The Leftovers, Oxenfree, Rocko's Modern Life, The Tribe )
 
 
violace
24 October 2016 @ 07:42 am
My main external HDD just died. You know, the one that contained about 800 gigs of vidding source, clips from back when I still used to make hard clips, and most importantly all my files for the TWD vid I've been working on on-and-off for 4 years. With the new season coming up I was getting ready to make some progress on it, and I was using the HDD just yesterday without issues.
This wouldn't be such a big deal if this hadn't happened before in some form, multiple times - one of the reasons it's taking me so long to make this vid is that I had a crap ton of technical issues. I lost my first batch of clips on an old hard drive, then I started using soft clips in Vegas and my project file got corrupted, and now I lost both 6 seasons worth of clips and 180 GB of episodes which will be a bit of a pain to reacquire. It's just another obstacle on top of my general lack of motivation that I've had with vidding, and I'm sad because I so desperately want this vid to exist.
Right now I'm going back and forth between almost crying and laughing because this vid is obviously cursed.

I wish hard drives were less expensive and video files less huge. Make backups, friends.

It also contained other WIPs I was hoping to finish... sometime, maybe for Festivids or cons. But then I've probably been holding on to some of them for a few years too many and should be relieved they're gone?
 
 
violace
08 May 2016 @ 07:24 am
For a few years I've been thinking that it would be nice to have a place where vidders (and non-vidders!) could publish their unused vid ideas for others to take and use if they were feeling uninspired, or just looking for a challenge. Like, something more organised and accessible instead of everybody's individual journals/tumblrs/twitters. I mentioned this on twitter and with [personal profile] par_avion's and [personal profile] thirdblindmouse's input ended up making a simple google spreadsheet for this purpose.

I figured many of my friends who may be interested in this aren't on twitter, so I'm posting it here too: Vid ideas for sharing!
It's editable by everyone who has the link, so you don't need to be logged into a google account.

Vid ideas are oddly personal to me, I feel very protective of them and posting them in public feels like laying my soul bare in an uncomfortable way, even though actually letting go of ideas I know I'll never use feels liberating too. And looking at other contributions already sparked new vidding inspiration in me that I haven't felt in a while. :)