#fannibals for Season 4 :)
- Current Mood: mellow
- Current Music:VAST
Thanks to way2busymom and sisabet for encouragement and criticism.
You can download an mp4 HERE
Notes: I challenged myself to present a triple POV: Will's, Hannibal's and their shared mind. I hope it worked. Thanks for watching.
- Current Mood: accomplished
I was in the middle of another vid and got exasperated. So, in order to work through it, I let my id out to play. I called this a LKBV, and I'm okay with it being one (since 90% of my vids are really, actually, truly LKBV's), but when I showed it to elynross , she didn't think it was one. Then, last night, in a last-ditch effort to get some sort of pre-release critique (heh), I showed it to sisabet who didn't think it was one either.
To paraphrase Dr. Chilton, there's no word for what this is.
Will owns up, I guess. :)
Download link - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14
Comments and feedback are always appreciated.
My Type by Saint Motel
Hannibal doesn't really know what to do with all these feelings. Feelings about Will Graham.
Y'all, I really must have wanted to make this. I had to reinstall my OS three times before we figured out what was going on with my computer. My struggles to make this vid are likened to being wrapped in a straitjacket, held over a herd of pigs. This is, once again, all B's fault. She has instigated and egged me on since I was her captive driver to Vividcon. This is what comes of holding your friend hostage in Chicago traffic. Thank you, Belinda, for cheerleading and nitpicking!
Rust Cohle: Existentialist.
Music by Queens of the Stone Age.
This is kind of like proof of life. Unbetaed, so all mistakes are mine. Actually, all mistakes are always mine, but this time I can't even mention that someone else actually looked at this vid besides me. Comments and criticism are always desired. Thanks for watching!
There is a download available at my dropbox.
The Red Shoes, music by VAST.
Download zipped divx file here.
I'd like give a hot-as-fire rec for rhoboat's Toxic vid for the same film. I think our two vids complemented each other, and her song choice and editing are both brilliant. Please go watch it (as if she needs any commercials from me!) and let her know how great it is.
Once again, there wasn't much in way of beta in this vid. elynross , my intrepid beta and understanding friend, made a few salient criticisms when I was constructing it, and I thank her. My vids wouldn't be half as good without her eagle eye.
Thank you, absolutedestiny , for fixing the audio for me. Without your expertise, encoding would have literally stolen my thunder.
Thanks for watching! Commentary is always appreciated.
Vid Title: Retrograde
Fandom: Beasts of the Southern Wild
Music: Retrograde by James Blake
Download it here: Bathtub
- Current Mood: calm
There wasn't much in the way of beta for this vid, but I'd still like to thank way2busymom ,elynross and my usual gang of miscreants for suggestions, critique, mockery, and eyerolling. :)
Vid Title: Everybody Wang Chung Tonight
Fandom: Ancient Aliens
Music: Everybody Wang Chung Tonight by Wang Chung
Download here: ...therefore, aliens
- Current Mood: artistic
The most wonderful surprise about Person of Interest is that it is totally NOT what I thought it was. I thought it was a typical CBS-funded procedural about two guys who have a computer and fight crime, kinda like NCIS or CSI or any number of shows that bore me. But it's NOT! It's a fantasy-AU hiding behind the CBS old-folks eyeball. See, this show is about a probably-sentient machine, created during the post-9/11 panic, and the consequences that have sprung from its creation. The machine was designed, as Harold Finch tells us at the beginning of every episode, to catch terrorists before they have a chance to put their nefarious plans into action. However, even though it was designed to ferret out terrorist activity, The Machine sees everything, including everyday people who are in, or who will cause, dangerous activities. These issues are deemed irrelevant, but they're NOT, and something must be done, a moral imperative if you will, with this information. Hence, the good guys act upon it. The Machine spits out this information as it becomes available, and it's never been wrong.
Anyway, I think The Machine is self-aware. I think she's in love with Harold Finch (her creator), and by extension, John Reese (the world-weary muscle of the operation). I also believe that there' s a ton of evidence in the show to back me up. I'm waiting with bated breath to see what happens when she announces that she's self-aware, when she becomes tired of being confined to a box, when Skynet happens! Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy my look at her from the inside.
- Current Location:in front of The Machine
- Current Mood: excited
I wasn't sure what suburbannoir wanted in this vid, so I went for what I wanted, which was to lay out the insane misogyny of Stuntman Mike and his receiving his just desserts. I hope it came through.
It's downloadable here at my dropbox.
After I had done the vid and uploaded it, I realized that I also made a QT vid last time I did Festivids. Maybe I'll start a trend!
- Current Mood: amused
It's Ingenue, a vid for Cat People/Curse of the Cat People, an unlikely pair of films who are connected solely by title, producer, and cast, the first being the original Cat People, starring Simone Simon as a neurotic and lonely Frenchwoman whose inability to cope with her burgeoning sexuality manifests itself in transmogrifying into a cat (so to speak), and second being a fantasy fairytale about a little girl's lonely childhood. Curse of the Cat People has nary a monster in sight, other then the monstrosity of a child's isolation and her creative coping skills -- or utilization of a ghostly presence, if you will.
My festividder outdid him/herself. That's all I can say. I was stunned into silence on my first viewing and utterly thrilled on my second. You see, these two movies are so high on my list of beloved cinema that, before they were available on any sort of "keep it" media, I used to set my alarm to see them when they'd show up now and then on Pajama Drama or in the wee hours of the morning. I would miss school, be late to school, late to work, in order to see them. Curse of was one of the first movies I ever taped on my first VCR and one of the first DVDs I ever bought.
So, in these days of easy downloads and availability, consider that while you watch.
And to my festividder, as I commented to you earlier, this gift is perfection. Thank you, thank you.
That link again is right here: Ingenue
As far as the alleged location of Justified--allegedly, it's in and around Lexington, Kentucky, which is sisabet's old stomping grounds. My sympathies. Jackson doesn't look like O Brother Where Art Thou (too golden) OR The Help (too green) OR A Time to Kill (too white) even though those movies were filmed within 10 miles of my house, and I met Samuel L. Jackson when he was playing pinball in the Park Place movie theater. So. I've offered her a solution--that Justified is set in Lexington, South Virginia, a state I just made up the other day. In Lexington, South Virginia, Raylan Givens can go to Louisville, Kentucky, in a manner of minutes. He can make it to the top of a mountain in the time it would take Mags Bennett to smoke a cigar, not to mention the honorary doctorates several of us have received from USV. For legitimacy's sake.
So, elynross, my lovely and supportive beta, thank you so much. Elyn points out my lack of logic when I'm wrong and eggs me on when I'm right. And thank you to kuwdora for her unstinting rah-rahs while I was making this. It's always fun to have a friend watching the show with you and who is willing to squee and criticize. Yay!
Okay, shutting up now.
It's a Shame - 94mb (mp4 download)
Comments are always appreciated. Thanks for watching.
ETA: Dreamwidth actually ATE my edited post where I made this big 'splanation about how this vid sorta broke my record of being enamored with the hero of the piece.How irritating. huh. Maybe later.
- Current Location:my office The Office
- Current Mood: chipper
- Current Music:the next vid song
Thank you very much for the effort I know you're going to expend. Thank you for not giving up at 75% of done. Thank you for this lovely gift!
- Current Mood: creative
Non Plaustra Vade!
vid by Shimmertwins (Luminosity & Ozonebaby) & Lindsey Lee
Download link: Luminosity's Eyecandy
My daughter Jaime and her BFF Lindsey Lee collaborated with me to make my first Harry Potter vid, which premiered this weekend at Vividcon. We had a wonderful time making this vid, and I love Harry Potter. Where did THAT come from, right? Yeah, I'm still surprised. :)
Feedback and comments are always appreciated.
- Current Location:Vividcon!!
- Current Location:the comfy chair
- Current Mood: DONE
- Current Music:blessed silence
HOWEVER, from the other side? From the side of the governments of the world? There are more important things that need to be dealt with besides copyright infringement.
Maybe I didn't say it loudly enough, or maybe I just don't get it, but
THERE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS THAT NEED TO BE DEALT WITH BESIDES COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT OF A MOVIE OR A TV SHOW.
Wars, rumors of wars, unemployment, financial collapse of the world banks, people being thrust from their homes, diseases, famine and starvation, dictatorships, abuse of women, gender inequality, and those are just off the top of my head. Where does copyright infringement even come close? Why aren't the governments of this world concentrating on the important stuff and letting this lie till the rest of the crap is dealt with? Why do I even have to ask these questions?
/naive, idealistic rant
Thank you vagabondage and fan_eunice , for squeeing with me about this song. Thank you, elynross , my intrepid beta! Thank you to the usual suspects for encouragement and squeeing, and thank you Wincon for showing it!
Download it here at Eyecandy.
Goddammit (bin this way for years)
Music by The Headstones
Dean contains multitudes, all of them BAD ASS.
Comments and feedback are adored!
- Current Location:the recliner
- Current Mood: excited
Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.
Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.
Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.
What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.
The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.
So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.
If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.
What to do?
- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.
- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.
- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.
- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.
[NOTE: i live here. The amount of mis/disinformation being broadcast on MSM--when it's being discussed *at all*--is mindboggling.]
- Current Mood: bouncy
Thank you elynross for your encouragement and critical eye. Thank you kuwdora for pimping me into Breaking Bad. Thank you Jaime and Chris for introducing me to Dog Fashion Disco. I'm a one-woman crusader for them. At this point, I believe I've only vidded the Beatles more than DFD, with Unkle running a close third. :)
Download the DIVX file at Eyecandy.
Comments are always appreciated!
- Current Mood:better
The reason I ask is that all of my embedded vids are 404's. I can get right to them, and if I open the edit screen, the embed codes are all still there.
Hell, the only reason I have this *fannish* account is to share my *fannish* stuff.
Anyone? Bueller? Because if I can't use DW (free version) for the very reason that I bought the time in the first place (fannish reasons), then I'm not going to use it, you know?
Also, happy birthday to me.
ETA: I wasn't begging or trying to sweet talk anyone into reupping my subscription to DW, and yet BANG! Thank you so much, anonymous gift giver. Now fess up so I can thank you loudly. Also, happy birthday to me!! *embarrassed*
ETA the Second: Y'all? Someone needs to just remind me to get a grip. And maybe punch me in the face. I made a bad attitude all over the floor, and I'm sorry. *scratches like kitten*
- Current Location:the messy desk
- Current Mood: embarrassed
- Current Music:Get Born Again - Alice in Chains
Streaming this vid has made me painfully aware of the limitations of youtube and viddler. *sigh*
Thank you elynross for your courage to get within 50 yards of my headspace these days and for noticing that this stuff isn't only pretty.
Download it here at Eyecandy.
Music: Montezuma by Cusco
Feedback always appreciated.
- Current Location:the tired, content place
- Current Mood: artistic
- Current Music:blessed silence
( Notes and download info and stuffCollapse )
You can download it at Luminosity's Eyecandy
L.A. Woman by the Doors
While I'm at it, OMG maichan, thank you again so much for that glorious Big Fish vid. You made every man's life a fairytale. It made me cry. It made my husband get all teary. And laura! I quietly wondered if you may have made my Belle et Bete vid, but I just wasn't sure. There was an unsettling feeling of sexual curiosity throughout the film that you managed to distill beautifully in Arrivee'. Again, thank you both.
- Current Mood: pretty good!
*runs to watch vids made JUST FOR ME*
ETA: Both of the vids that were made for me are stunning and dreamlike, o so beautiful!
Arrive' for Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau, 1946)
A Tall Tale for Big Fish
Festivids Master List
Again, I say thank you so much to the vidders who took the time to make these gorgeous vids, and I hope that each one will inspire others to watch those movies.
|You Are An INFP|
You are a creative person with a great imagination. You enjoy living in your own inner world.
Open minded and accepting, you strive for harmony in your important relationships.
It takes a long time for people to get to know you. You are hesitant to let people get close to you.
But once you care for someone, you do everything you can to help them grow and develop.
In love, you tend to have high (and often unrealistic) standards.
You are very sensitive. You tend to have intense feelings.
At work, you need to do something that expresses your personal values.
You would make an excellent writer, psychologist, or artist.
How you see yourself: Unselfish, empathetic, and spiritual
When other people don't get you, they see you as: Unrealistic, naive, and weak
Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...
Non-conformist, Visionary, and Independent
10 Abstract, -15 Islamic, -4 Ukiyo-e, 9 Cubist, -17 Impressionist and -16 Renaissance!
Abstract art uses a visual language of form, color and line to create a composition which exists independently of what may appear to others as visual realities. Western had been underpinned by the logic of perspective and an attempt to reproduce an illusion of visible reality. It allowed the progressive thinking artists to show a different side to the world around them. By the end of the 19th century many artists felt a need to create a 'new kind of art' which would encompass the fundamental changes taking place in technology, science and philosophy. Abstract artists created art that was diverse and reflected the social and intellectual turmoil in all areas of Western culture.
People that chose abstract art as their preferred artform tend to be visionaries. They see things in the world around them and in people that others may miss because they look beyond what is visual only with the eye. They rely on their inner thoughts and feelings in dealing with the world around them instead of on what they are told they should think and feel. They feel freed from the tendancy to be bound by traditional thought and experiences. They look more toward their own ideas and experiences than what they are told by their religious upbringing or from scientific evidence. They tend to like to prove theories themselves instead of relying on the insight or ideas of others. They are not bound by common and mundane, but like to travel and have new experiences. They value intelligence, but they also enjoy a challenge. They can be rather argumentative when they are being forced or feel as if they are being forced to conform.
"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. ... No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction
Download here: Caged Bird. Zipped DIVX file.
Many thanks to elynross for beta and to the usual gang of enablers for encouragement.
Feedback is always appreciated.
- Current Location:the tired, content place
- Current Mood: tired & content
Baby Phred and Storage 24 had just won the National MTV Battle of the Bands, and they just happened to have all of this footage that they shot for a video, but they didn't know anyone who could put it together. So, circumstances being what they were, I gave him a link to my stuff on Viddler and asked if he'd like to look at it and see if they could use me.
The next evening, Phred and his drummer Daniel showed up at my house with umpteen zillion gigs of raw footage.* We talked about video and movies and art and literature and their ideas for the vid. The next day, they emailed me a storyboard of sorts, and I got busy.
*Over the course of scrubbing thru the (literally) hundreds of gigs of footage, I discovered that the three linchpin images that they wanted in the video weren't even shot, so adjustments had to be made.
Phred came over a few times and dictated what they wanted. This was my major learning experience, that you do what the client wants even if you think it's not the best thing. I believe that making this video for them also proved to me that I didn't want to do video editing for a living--that I don't work well with other people telling me what to do artistically. heh.
Anyway, I finished it in March, sent it off to Phred and chalked it up to experience. I can't say that it was a bad experience; it was an intense and frustrating one, though, and I didn't start having a good time with it till I was about 75% done with it.
Last night, Storage 24 published the vid on their Youtube channel and on Facebook, so I guess I can publish it too, and here it is.
So, that's what I did. :)
- Current Location:office
- Current Mood: relieved
Never piss off the nerd angels.
ETA for S5 instead of TOTAL WORLD-CHANGING QUOTE of S2. :)
- Current Mood: impatient
- Current Location:the recliner
- Current Mood: angry
- Current Music:burn notice
This post is the first activity I've performed on my new laptop! My first laptop! and it's a doozie. I knew that I couldn't justify buying one, what with unemployment and stuff, so I didn't even fantasize about one. This gift was such a surprise!! I just want to say thank you to all of you who were so generous to me, giving me the means to purchase this lovely portable computer. I can sit here with my legs stretched and relaxed, and I can be online, too.
It's hard to even know how to say thank you for an act of kindness like this one. How would you know how timely this gift was? Or how deeply receiving it has affected me? It's not just a laptop. It's something that has helped to yank me out of the depression I've been wallowing in for months. The perfect thing to allow me to feel creative again, and to make me feel in touch and mobile, too. What I mean is that many gifts are much larger than their physical properties, and this is one of them.
I have a note with signatures of the folks who participated in my getting a laptop, so right now I'd like to say thank you to Anonymous, Amireal, Cesperanza, Dail, Devo, Dorinda, elynross, faos, greensilver, here's luck, kadymae, Laura Shapiro, Lydia, Lys, Maygra, Melina, Morgan Dawn, Oulangi, renenet, seperis, shoshanna, sweetestdrain, taselby and tzikeh.
I don't know if I can pay y'all back at all, but I do know that I can pay it forward, and I will.
- Current Location:the recliner
- Current Mood: grumpy