giandujakiss: (fandom)
Sadly I'm missing Day 3 of VVC - too many real life things to do at home. And that means I don't get to attend vid review, which is my favorite part :-(. I hope people post good notes.

Anyway, as long as I'm on the plane, this is my con report. If I'd had the foresight I'd have brought my con program with me, but it's in my checked bag, so I'm working from memory.

Friday )

Saturday )

And my plane trip is coming to an end now so I'll have to post about premieres later. Oh, I can't wait to see reports on the day that I'm missing!
giandujakiss: (Default)
And am even on the Twitter for the duration. So if anyone really wants my random VVC thoughts, you can see them there.

Started with a really nice dinner at the restaurant [personal profile] cofax7 recommended.

Then I mostly was exhausted because I am old, which means I am now awake at 4 am, and I'll be falling asleep later. But that's okay; the consuite will likely keep me in enough candy to power me for days.

EEE!!

Jun. 1st, 2015 05:00 pm
giandujakiss: (Default)
The vidder I won in the VidUkon auction just sent me my vid, and it is awesome - except I can't talk about it until after it premieres so you all have to wait!

This is going to kill me...
giandujakiss: (fandom)
Earlier I posted that the OTW and EFF posted its petition to renew and expand the DMCA exemption for vidders. The industry filed an opposing brief, and the OTW/EFF filed their reply here.

PSA

Apr. 2nd, 2015 03:30 pm
giandujakiss: (Default)
The OTW is looking for any examples of vids made with blu-ray source, regardless of how you got hold of the source. Please see this post.
giandujakiss: (S&H)
Just letting y’all know - if you have suggestions for vids for any of the vid shows (including the BFF show!!), you can submit them here. Remember, self-recs are welcome!
giandujakiss: (S&H)
VVC programming has been announced, and I get to design a vidshow! It's something I've been wanting for years - a vidshow focused on buddies. Because that is my particular fandom kink.

Anyway, the show is called "You're my best friend," and it's basically going to be 45 minutes of buddy vids. Therefore, I am officially soliciting suggestions! Buddies of all kinds are needed - same gender, mixed gender, siblings, parent/child, cop partners, whatevs. The only restriction is that the focus has to be on 2 people. It's fine if there's a suggestion of a romantic pairing - hard to avoid for a lot of these!! - but the theme of the vid should be buddy-ness.

(To clarify, multifandoms are fine - but the relationships highlighted in the multi should be between 2 buddies)

I've got comments screened to this post, and you should feel free to email me at giandujakiss at AOL with any ideas. Self-recs welcomed and encouraged!

Thank you!!

(I'm really looking forward to suggestions - I mean, I can only pick a small number of vids but man it'll be fun to find new vids to watch during the selection process!)

PSA

Feb. 10th, 2015 10:33 am
giandujakiss: (fandom)
The OTW, in conjunction with the EFF, just submitted this year's petition for a DMCA exemption for vidders. It's 145 pages, and it features lots of commentary from vidders (including me, natch!) about what they do and why they do it and why they need to have access to copyrighted source material.

If this is like the last time, copyright holders - basically the MPAA, etc - will submit an opposing statement, and the OTW will then get a chance to reply. There may be hearings.

PSA

Feb. 2nd, 2015 01:46 pm
giandujakiss: (fandom)
The deadline approaches for vidders to submit comments to the OTW to use when petitioning the Copyright Office to allow vidders to circumvent copy protections for DVDs and online sources. [personal profile] rivkat says:
The US Copyright Office is considering whether to renew and expand the DMCA exemption for remix. Vidders/fans’ input is needed: “We’re asking that fans write in about their need for high quality source from DVDs or Blu-Rays; sources that are only available on Blu-Ray; or sources from places like iTunes or Amazon when that’s necessary to make a timely vid to participate in an ongoing fannish conversation.” More at the link—even general comments about the importance of high quality source for a vidder’s message/artistic aims would be very helpful.
giandujakiss: (fandom)
Originally posted by [personal profile] tishaturk at DMCA exemption: worse than cleaning the tub
(Title courtesy of [tumblr.com profile] devildoll because OMG so true.)

Already cross-posted lots of places, but here's one final reminder!

The OTW's Fan Video & Multimedia Committee is once again working with the Legal Committee and the Electronic Frontier Foundation to petition for a DMCA exemption granting vidders, AMV makers, and other creators of noncommercial remix video the right to break copy protection on media files. In 2010, we won the right to rip DVDs; in 2012, we got that exemption renewed and expanded to include digital downloads (iTunes, Amazon Unbox, etc.). In 2015, we'll be pushing to add Blu-Ray—and, of course, to renew the exemptions we've already won in the last two rounds of DMCA rulemaking.

And we need your help to do it! If you make or watch vids, AMVs, or other forms of fan video, we need you to tell us:

1. Why making fan videos is a transformative and creative act;
2. Why video makers need high-quality source;
3. Why video makers need to be able to manipulate source (change speed and color, add effects, etc.);
4. Why video makers need fast access to source (such as using iTunes downloads rather than waiting for DVDs);
5. Why video makers need to be able to use Blu-Ray; (ETA: They're happy to receive comments about the need for superior Blu-Ray quality, and also to receive comments about the need for the extras/outtakes/bloopers that often are released only on Blu-Ray)
6. Why video makers need to be able to use streaming sources; and
7. Anything else you think we should keep in mind as we work on the exemption proposal.

We're also looking for vids that we should add to the Fair Use Test Suite, and we'd love to have your suggestions.

If you have thoughts about any or all of these topics, you can comment on this post OR contact me (Tisha) directly at tisha dot turk at gmail dot com or fanvideo-chair at transformativeworks dot org, or email the Legal Committee at legal at transformativeworks dot org. You don't have to use your real name; we can use your name or pseudonym or describe you anonymously as "a vidder" or "a fan video artist."

The DMCA is U.S. copyright law and only directly affects U.S. vidders, but it does potentially have ripple effects outside the U.S.: Strong DMCA exemptions help send the message that fan creativity should be protected everywhere. With that in mind, please feel free to send your thoughts even if you don't live in the U.S.

Also, please help us signal-boost! This info has been posted to LiveJournal and Dreamwidth vidding communities and on Tumblr; if you can think of other places the OTW should post, please let me know—and if you can spread the word in your own communities, on streaming sites, etc., please do.

This entry was originally posted on Dreamwidth (comment count unavailable comments). Comment wherever you prefer.

PSA

Sep. 6th, 2014 07:37 pm
giandujakiss: (fandom)
Vidders, your help is needed
Fan Video & Multimedia is once again working with our Legal Committee as well as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to petition for a DMCA exemption granting vidders, AMV makers, and other creators of noncommercial remix video the right to break copy protection on media files. In 2010, we won the right to rip DVDs; in 2012, we got that exemption renewed and expanded to include digital downloads (iTunes, Amazon Unbox, etc.). In 2015, we’ll be pushing to add Blu-Ray. Right now we’re in the data-gathering stage: asking fan video makers to talk with us about how they get Blu-Ray source and why Blu-Ray is important.

RivkaT adds:

The exemption will expire if not renewed! The big copyright industries fought really hard last time, and renewal is not a foregone conclusion, even though we’re still right. As always we need (1) examples of vids that make a critical commentary on the original source, particularly examples from the past 3 years, as well as (2) vids that need very high quality source, in technical terms, to do what they do. With Blu-Ray, we need (3) explanations of how getting Blu-Ray source can be done, so we can educate the Copyright Office, and (4) explanations for why Blu-Ray source is important.

If you can help with any of these, please let legal@transformativeworks.org know!
giandujakiss: (Default)
Oh my god, you guys, it's almost like they have facial expressions!

For anyone who's interested, the links have all been updated at the original vid announcement posts on LJ and on Dreamwidth, or you can also just download the remastered version from my website.

IDEK

Jun. 29th, 2014 11:39 am
giandujakiss: (Scully)
This vid was remastered August 14, 2014 with shinier footage.

Song: Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz
Fandom: Captain America/MCU

Summary: Two little boys had two little toys.

Size/Format: 49 MB (714 x 306 .avi)
Length: 3:17

Download: Monsters from the Vids

Download from Sendspace: here.

Embed under the cut )

Comments appreciated.

(Crossposted to LJ)

Crap

May. 22nd, 2014 04:14 am
giandujakiss: (Default)
Originally posted by [personal profile] morgandawn at Vimeo unveils “Copyright Match” system to remove infringing videos
article here

"The highly popular online video service Vimeo
announced Wednesday that it's introducing a new system called “Copyright Match” to automatically remove copyright-infringing videos from the site."

giandujakiss: (Default)
So who's going to make me the Steve/Bucky vid to Adventures in Solitude?
giandujakiss: (festivids)
This vid was made for [livejournal.com profile] trutgras as part of the [community profile] festivids exchange, and was originally posted here.

Song: Waterfall by James
Fandom: Gattaca

Summary: Not in our stars, but in ourselves.

Size/Format: 36.9 MB (720 x 480 .avi)
Length: 3:11

Download: Monsters from the Vids

Download from Sendspace: here.

Embed under the cut )

Thanks so much to [personal profile] rivkat for the speedy beta.

Comments welcome.

(Crossposted to LJ)

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