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. :)
 
 
violace
15 February 2016 @ 04:46 am
PSA  
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*)
 
 
violace
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.
 
 
violace
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

 
 
violace
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 )
 
 
violace
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 )
 
 
violace
30 January 2016 @ 01:36 am
Title: A Forest
Source: Limbo
Music: A Forest by Nouvelle Vague
Length: 2:37
Summary: See into the dark.
Content notes: includes scenes of a big scary spider

for [personal profile] mithborien, Festivids 2015


subtitles coming soon.

Tumblr | AO3 | Download (mp4, 720p, 93.3 MB)

Youtube )


Thanks to [personal profile] goodbyebird and [personal profile] brokenmnemonic for the beta feedback.

This is a vid I started last year, but I never finished it and was hoping it would get requested again. I went into Festivids with two possible songs for this but couldn't quite make them work the way I wanted. So I went vidsong hunting again with two weeks left before the deadline and found this amazing cover of the The Cure song. Phew!

I knew this time I wouldn't get away with using footage downloaded from Youtube, as I usually do with game vids - because Limbo is in black and white and high contrast-y the image looks particularly crappy and full of artifacts when compressed too much. I've never recorded a whole game myself and I had to face a whole bunch of problems, especially framerate issues that I never want to deal with again. *muffled crying*

Nevertheless I'm really happy with the result.

PS. This little boy is very determined to fall through the glass with his feet first and this is the one thing that'll always bother me about this vid. (I yelled at the screen so much. SMASH YOUR HEAD IN, TIMMY, WHY WON'T YOU CRASH THROUGH THE GLASS HEADFIRST WHY.)


Lyrics )
 
 
violace
05 November 2015 @ 05:51 pm
[personal profile] thuviaptarth is hosting a Vidding Love Meme. Y'all should come! I debated for hours whether I should make a thread but I got over my impostor syndrome and made one. :')