giandujakiss: (festivids)

*pulls tape off mouth ... ouch!*

Keeping my mouth shut all this time was tough! There was so much I wanted to say about everything but I was afraid that even things only tangentially related to my vids would give it all away.

The first thing I wanted to say was that I personally have been calling this the Bechdel Test Festivids. There were plenty of vids that focused on awesome individual female characters - a Losers vid that focused on Aisha, a Colombiana vid, a Maid Marian from Robin of Sherwood vid, a Mattie vid from True Grit, Audrey from Haven, Cha Song Joo from Capital Scandal, Ma Joad from Grapes of Wrath, and that's only for starters - there are plenty more. But I particularly noticed what felt to me to be a large number of vids that were about women's relationships with other women - Birds of Prey, two Charlie's Angels movies vids, a Charlie's Angels tv show vid, three(!) League of Their Own vids, a Bletchley Circle vid (I never heard of this show and now I want to watch! But all of the *ahem* links at the *ahem* places are expired!), Sense & Sensibility and Lilo & Stitch vids that focused on sisters, two Chak De! India vids, a Daria & Jane vid, the women of Parks & Rec - and that's also really just a small sampling. I mean, I didn't do a scientific comparison to prior years' Festivids, but it felt to me like there were a large number of women-centric - and in particular, women's relationship-centric - vids this year. Let's just say that if VVC ever does another Bechdel-test themed show, they won't be hurting for potential vids to include.

I apparently was caught in the zeitgeist, because both of my vids were about (scantily-clad) women who kick ass -- and, to a lesser extent, about their relationships with other women: Lady Marmalade (Cleopatra 2525) and Titanium (Wonder Woman).

Cleopatra 2525 )

Wonder Woman )

giandujakiss: (vidder malfunction)
I was going to skip this because I just didn't make a lot of vids in 2012 - and one of them is a sekrit Festivid that will end up counting toward 2013 - but then I figured, ah, fuck it.

So, (public) vids I made this year - counting vids that were still sekrit this time last year:

Kill the Director
You Might Think
Coming Home
The Count of Monte Christo
A Different Kind of Love Song

Meme under the cut )
giandujakiss: (Default)
There have been so few this year that I almost didn't do this meme, but everyone else on my FList was, so I caved. I think the main reason for my relative lack of output was that my big fandom obsession this year was XMFC - which had only limited source, and then I got stalled on my second attempt to vid in this fandom (haven't given up though!).

Anyway, the questions I have below are different from the ones a lot of others used, because these were the questions when I first started the meme and I loathe change.

Read more )
giandujakiss: (festivids)
Is that while you're making your vid and you're deep within your source, you have all these thoughts but you can't post them because that would give it away.

I dutifully held my tongue earlier, and now I can finally say what I wanted to say at the time.

Really, really, really tl;dr below the cuts.

Young Americans )

Young Sherlock Holmes )

Rebel Without a Cause )

And, that's what I wanted to say weeks/months ago.

I feel better now.
giandujakiss: (vidder malfunction)
In keeping up with tradition - my year in vidding output. It's been a slow year, particularly in the second half. Part of that was work, part of that was Festivids (I finished a vid! But you won't see it until next year!), and part of it - I have to admit - is that my main fannish obsession, Supernatural, hasn't been giving me the same kind of inspiration as it has in the past. Sigh.

Anyway, here's what I got:

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giandujakiss: (vidder malfunction)
Hey, I see by my FList it's that time of year again. And thankfully work is letting up a bit (two big things will be finished today and they're almost done, and after that half the office is on vacation, whee!), so I had a chance to do this meme.

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giandujakiss: (fandom)
...but every single other person on my FList seemed to be doing it, and [ profile] sdwolfpup was kind enough to steal the Fanfic Love Meme concept and adopt it for vids, so ... here's my thread.

giandujakiss: (Josie)
Now I think I know what it feels like to give birth.

Okay, seriously, here's the vid I've been ... warning y'all about. (And, yes, [personal profile] sol_se, [profile] la_folle_allure, [personal profile] amonitrate: this is the reason I was asking about that stuff before, but some stuff ended up not being used.)

So -- here goes nuthin'.

Song: The Real Slim Shady by Eminem (Warning: It's Eminem, with all that implies about lyrics and some imagery.)
Fandom: Starsky & Hutch. Er, mostly.

Summary: Everything but the redheads.

Size: 480 x 360 .wmv (36.4 MB), 320 x 240 .wmv (12.2 MB)
Length: 3:42

Download: Monsters from the Vids

Streaming link and embed under the cut )

Thanks so much to [profile] sapote3, [profile] kimberlyfdr, [personal profile] rivkat, and [personal profile] coffeeandink for beta services.

Some notes, navel gazing, randomosity. )

Any comments are welcome.

(originally posted here)
giandujakiss: (Default)
Song: Credit Card Baby by Wham!
Fandom: Supernatural
Summary: "Bitch." "Jerk."
Pairings: Sam/Dean, natch.
Spoilers: Through the end of Season 2.
Sizes: 21.3 MB (720 x 480 .avi), 9.95 MB (360 x 240 .wmv)
Length: 3:00

Download: Monsters from the Vids

This vid was created for [profile] spn_harlequin, Prompt #19: The Millionaire's Indecent Proposal. The concept kind of got away from me, however, and the vid ended up being only very loosely inspired by the original prompt; for best results, you probably don't want to focus on the prompt when viewing. Among other things, despite the prompt and the generally crackish premise of [profile] spn_harlequin, the vid isn't really intended to be AU ... exactly.

You can read the prompt here )

I'm not sure that I was as clear as I'd have liked to have been in communicating my concept, but I hope you'll enjoy the vid nonetheless. After you watch, if you're interested, you can read what I had in mind under the cut.

This is what I was going for; probably best to read only after viewing )

Thanks so much to betas [personal profile] rivkat, [personal profile] sol_se, [profile] dontmembersam, and [personal profile] hesperblaze. All flaws are my very own.

Comments of all flavors are greatly appreciated.

(originally posted here)
giandujakiss: (Default)
I got my S4 DVDs and needed to put them to immediate use. So, I've made another Starsky & Hutch vid.

Song: Wounded, by Third Eye Blind
Fandom: Starsky & Hutch
Slash?: Yes, but probably gen-tolerable.
Summary: I like to think of it as a celebration of police brutality.
Length: 4:37
Size: 480 x 360 .wmv (36.5 MB), 320 x 240 .wmv (18.6 MB), 329 x 240 .wmv (low resolution, 8.8 MB)

Download: Monsters from the Vids

Streaming embed under the cut )

Totally gratuitous vidder's notes, though I recommend viewing the vid before reading. )

Also, for those who are interested, in addition to Wounded, I've remastered my earlier S&H vids to substitute in new S4 footage.

(originally posted here)

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