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2017-10-19 08:23 pm

Vid: The Outsiders (The Expanse)

Title: The Outsiders
Fandom: The Expanse
Music: The Outsiders by Needtobreathe
Length: 04:09
Summary: On the outside, we've found a home. | For the ragtag group of crew mates aboard the Rocinante, and the outsiders they fight for.

an [community profile] equinox_exchange treat for [personal profile] colls

AO3 | Tumblr | Download (x264 mp4, 720p, 154 MB, includes subtitle file)


This vid would've needed more time to simmer and a couple good rounds of betaing to give it the depth I really wanted it to have, but I started too late and had about 2 days to finish it, so it's mostly just my raw, unfiltered, un-beta'd Roci team feels. Which, now that a few more days have passed, I am actually okay with! I'm glad that people got some joy out of it :)




Lyrics )
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2017-08-22 05:28 pm

Vid: Infinity (No Man's Sky)

I guess I could finally post this 4 month old draft?? I guess.

Title: Infinity
Fandom: No Man's Sky
Music: Sun by Sleeping At Last
Length: 04:00
Summary: That we may fall in love every time we open up our eyes.
Content notes: bright flashes, footage of a large but friendly spider-like creature
made for [personal profile] jetpack_monkey during Spring Equinox Vid Exchange 2017

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Download (x264 mp4, zips include subtitle file):
720p (146 MB)
1080p (201 MB)



Notes )

Outtakes )


Credits for mods & Steam workshop resources:
Chromatic Aberration + Vignetting + Scan Lines Removal by Atari
Darc Flight by darconizer
No Pirates + No Random Sentinels by Mjjstral
Slightly More Common Rare Creatures by gtdcarthage
Cheat Engine tables one and two by deadendthrills
Cheat Engine table by Squall8 (see link for further credits)
Aurora by TooCrispy
The Farm by Murashi
Green planet with huge dinosaurs by NeedRed
Path Finder Hub by Hello Games
Waveform Station by Eli
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2017-02-12 01:34 pm

Spring Equinox Letter 2017

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.
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2017-01-27 09:40 pm

Vid: Tanz aus der Reihe (Ku'damm 56)

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 )
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2017-01-21 05:32 am

vidding meme 2015/2016

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 )
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2017-01-15 05:03 pm

Vid: English Summer Rain (How I Live Now)

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 )
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2016-12-26 10:26 pm

Vid: Moonlight Shadow (Rogue One)

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. ♥

Tumblr | AO3

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

YouTube embed )

Lyrics )

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2016-10-24 11:42 am

Dear Festividder

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 )
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2016-10-24 07:42 am

lolsob

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?
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2016-05-08 07:24 am

Sharing vid ideas!

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. :)
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2016-02-15 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*)
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2016-02-13 11:40 am

Festivids Reveals 2015

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.
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2016-01-31 01:05 pm

Festivids!

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

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2016-01-30 02:08 am

Vid: Fire Starter (Supergirl)

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 )
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2016-01-30 01:36 am

Vid: Under Pressure (The Martian)

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 )
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2016-01-30 01:36 am

Vid: A Forest (Limbo)

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 )
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2015-11-05 05:51 pm

vidding is love

[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. :')
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2015-10-29 08:34 pm

Dear Festividder!

[updated on 3. November!]

HI! HELLO. You're great. Thank you for making a thing for me. <33333

I don't care what kind of vid you make, as long as you enjoy making it! ETA: I realized a thing that was bothering me about my letter - if I mention characters I particularly like it doesn't mean your vid has to focus on those characters! I'm really looking forward to vids about ANY character and anything, unless I mention specific stuff I really don't like, which is not the case for any of these fandoms.
I'm not picky about music when it comes to vids. If you'd like an idea of what I'm particularly into or are looking for inspiration, here's my last.fm profile!


My requests:

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture (Game) )

Fear The Walking Dead (TV) )

Justified (2010, TV) )

Kommissar Rex (Inspector Rex, TV) )

The Martian (Movie) [safety] )

The Tribe (1999, TV) )

Wayne's World films )

Z Nation (TV) )


The most important thing is that you'll have fun while making whatever you're making! I wish you a happy and hopefully stress-free festivids. <3 <3
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2015-08-09 02:14 am

Vid: Na Na Na (Mad Max: Fury Road)

eeeeeeeeep this was a VividCon Trivia premiere!

Title: Na Na Na
Fandom: Mad Max: Fury Road
Music: Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na) by My Chemical Romance
Length: 3:53
Summary: The aftermath is secondary.
Content notes: blood and violence, some fast cuts

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Download (x264 mp4):
480p (61 MB)
720p, shiny and chrome (135 MB)
zips include .srt subtitles; delete if you don't need them!


This is simultaneously a tribute to my favourite movie of the year and a nod to my favourite band and one of my favourite music videos of all time.
I know many of my old MCR era friends loved the movie as much as I did and it inevitably reminded them of Danger Days as well, so if any of them are reading this, know that I thought of you and the times we had on tour a lot while making this vid. <3




Vimeo stream )

Lyrics )
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2015-05-18 05:17 am

this turned into an ad for a game

I got sucked into Marvel Heroes 2015 and it's a bit of a problem. Been trying to talk friends into joining, too, but it just feels like bad timing because so many people are suffering from MCU/superhero fatigue at the moment. Me included - I'm not even really planning to see AoU any time soon, but the game has managed to reignite the spark a bit. (And given me a reason to finally catch up on the X-Men movies, since I play Rogue as my main and fell head over heels in love with her.)

It would be even more fun with friends, though! [personal profile] goodbyebird made a supergroup (aka a guild) for the two of us, but a supergroup made up of two people isn't much of a supergroup and gbb is going back to work this week, so I'll be all by myself again. I found this amazing guild for women (but not exclusive to women) today and would love to join it, but wanna see if I can find a group of people I actually know first. (Or a few people to join that guild with me?)

So, uh, anyone interested? Anyone already playing? It's the first MMO I've ever played and I was wary at first, but found it comforting to know that you don't *have* to play with others, and the learning curve isn't as steep as it seemed. It's ridiculous amounts of fun, the story is cool and you can play the whole thing without ever spending a penny.