24 October 2016 @ 11:42 am

MUSIC: My 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 )
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?
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. :)
15 February 2016 @ 04:46 am
My webhost is shutting down today and I've not had the energy to figure out a new hosting option for my vids yet, so most links in my posts will be dead or have slow/unstable download speeds for a while until I find a new host, move all vids and edit links.

If anyone's looking to download specific vids that aren't available yet, let me know and I'll get them to you somehow.

This is a great thing to happen right after Festivids reveals, of course. Sigh. (No, it is really my fault for putting this off since November, when they first sent out the notice. *bangs head against desk*)
13 February 2016 @ 11:40 am
The vids I made this year were:

A Forest (Limbo) for [personal profile] mithborien
Fire Starter (Supergirl) for [personal profile] elipie
Under Pressure (The Martian) for [personal profile] niyalune

I definitely expected someone to guess me for A Forest but apparently it wasn't as obvious as I thought! Meanwhile [personal profile] anoel guessed me for Under Pressure, which I expected to be the least obvious. Full of surprises.

will hopefully get around to finish vid posts complete with subtitles/notes/links after the weekend/once I'm not tired af anymore.
31 January 2016 @ 01:05 pm
I got three perfect amazing vids this year!!!!!!!!

Centuries, a Wayne's World vid
Commander Badass, a tribute to Commander Lewis from The Martian
Wir beide, a Kommissar Rex vid

WHERE DO I EVEN BEGINNNNNNN. I am so happy that two of my long-time requests have been filled, both of which were extremely formative fandoms of my childhood, and that I got a vid about one of my biggest fandoms of 2015 in addition to that. So happy.

I made 3 vids this year (...again) and I think only one of them is pretty obvious, although so far none of the guessers in the official Guess the Festividder post seem to think so.
I also abandoned more WIPs than usual this Festivids and felt a bit awful about it but a couple of those requests were filled by other vidders, so that and my amazing gifts for me made me feel a lot better about it.

I haven't watched many vids yet but here's a handful of not-for-me-vids that I loved so far:

Pick a Part That's New, Long Way Round/Down - watch it for Ewan McGregor's butt and a fuckin' bear
This Must Be The Place, Fear The Walking Dead - it's so beautiful and wistful
Still Alive, Black Sails - HILARIOUS PIRATES
Galaxyrise - multifandom in spaaaaaace
Elliot, Mr. Robot - I don't have words to describe this, it's just so interesting
Your Mother, Saga - this is just so amazing technically. How does one put so much movement into static comic book pages, vidder is probably a wizard

30 January 2016 @ 02:08 am
Title: Fire Starter
Fandom: Supergirl (2015)
Music: Fire Starter by Demi Lovato
Length: 3:22
Summary: A celebration of Kara as the hero and as the person under the costume, and the people who love her.

for [personal profile] elipie, Festivids 2015

Tumblr | AO3 | Download (mp4, 720p, 124 MB)

subtitles coming soon!

Youtube & Vimeo stream )

Lyrics )
30 January 2016 @ 01:36 am
Title: Under Pressure
Source: The Martian, with quotes from the book by Andy Weir
Music: Under Pressure by Queen & David Bowie
Length: 3:45
Summary: "Every human being has a basic instinct to help each other out. This is so fundamentally human that it's found in every culture without exception."

for [personal profile] niyalune, Festivids 2015

subtitles coming soon!

Tumblr | AO3 | Download (mp4, 720p, 144 MB)

Youtube )

A third of this vid was made by [personal profile] goodbyebird's brain, honestly. I told her about this vague idea that I had but wasn't really sure about and she took it and turned it into a vision, fuelled my excitement and motivated me to finish it. Making this vid was a journey full of feels and I made myself cry quite a lot. I'm happy that people seemed to like it so much, and that I got to make it for my friend [personal profile] niyalune who loves The Martian as much as I do. <3

Lyrics )