anoel: anoel lioness (anoel lioness)
2017-04-13 01:12 pm

New vid: Sort Of (Faking It & Supergirl)

Title: Sort Of
Music: "Sort Of" by Ingrid Michaelson
Fandom: Faking It & Supergirl
Focus: Amy/Karma & Alex/Maggie
Summary: "Tons of queer girls fall for their best friends. It’s a common step in our evolution."
Notes: Made for the TGIF/F 2017 Vidshow. Thank you to [personal profile] elipie and [personal profile] paintedmaypole for the beta help!
Download Link: Sort Of (88 MB MP4)
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So I had the idea to do a Karmy vid to this song after watching S1 of Faking It but I had another vidsong I wanted to do more so I made that instead. I saved this song just in case I ever wanted to vid Faking It again and when I went through a similar experience last year, all the emotions of the song came back to me. When I watched Supergirl, I strongly connected to the Sanvers plot because of it and it gave me the idea to make a vid to this song connecting the two falling for your friend plots. It was an emotional vid to make but also cathartic and it came together fairly easily in terms of making the two shows work together since I could see the patterns in both sources. It was a bit of a struggle trying to visually show the layered lyrics at the end but fun to work with opacity and color a bit. I wanted to show the happiness and agony of this common queer girl experience and how TV shows can help us relate to and process our own life experiences.
anoel: ouat swan queen wallsex (ouat swan queen wallsex)
2017-01-28 03:23 am
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New vid: Crash (Bound)

Title: Crash
Music: "Crash" by Gwen Stefani
Fandom: Bound (1996)
Focus: Corky/Violet
Summary: Do me real hard.
Notes: Made for [personal profile] aurumcalendula in Festivids 2016.
Download Link: Crash (35 MB MP4)
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I saw this movie relatively recently and was blown away by how hot it was and how much I loved Corky and Violet. I was happy to see [personal profile] aurumcalendula participating in femslash as we have similar interests and wanted to make her a treat. I only had time to make something short but I wanted to put some of the sexy footage to good use and when I heard this song, I knew it would work perfectly. It took me forever to finish my other vids the day before Festivids Golive so I only had 4 hours to vid this but thankfully it didn't take very long and I definitely enjoyed making it ;)
anoel: p&r l/a dance (p&r l/a dance)
2017-01-28 03:22 am

New vid: Dance (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)

Title: Dance
Music: "Dance" by POWERS
Fandom: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Focus: Rebecca, Paula, Valencia, Heather
Summary: Prepare to surrender to the power of femslash.
Content Notes: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills)
Notes: Made for [personal profile] awkwardlyary in Festivids 2016. Thanks to [personal profile] lola for the quick beta!
Download Link: Dance (76 MB MP4)
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When I saw [personal profile] awkwardlyary's requests go up, I loved most of them and wanted to make something for her. Finally I heard this song and knew I could make a fun dance vid for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. I didn't have a lot of time so I decided to limit myself to the music videos from the show and had SO much fun watching them again as I forgot how hilarious they were. I wanted to focus on my favorite women and the femslashy ships with them since that's my favorite part of the show. It was a lot of fun to vid all the dance-y clips and find all the parallels and femslashy footage in the source and it came out relatively quickly. Even if you don't watch the show, I highly recommend watching all the music videos which you can find on Youtube.
anoel: glee kurt/blaine teenage dream (glee kurt/blaine teenage dream)
2017-01-28 03:21 am

New vid: You're So Beautiful (The Get Down)

Title: You're So Beautiful
Music: "You're So Beautiful (White Party Version)" by Empire Cast featuring Jussie Smollett
Fandom: The Get Down (2016)
Focus: Dizzee/Thor
Summary: It sure looks good to me.
Content Notes: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills)
Notes: Made for [personal profile] eruthros in Festivids 2016. Thanks to [personal profile] bessyboo for the quick beta!
Download Link: You're So Beautiful (67 MB MP4)
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I wasn't planning to vid this pairing but then I was listening to some of my favorite songs and I heard this song and instantly made me think of them. I've always LOVED the "man loves a man" section and wanted to vid it and this seemed like the perfect opportunity since I wanted to vid this source and make a treat for [personal profile] eruthros. I had the most fun time vidding the music kissing section and then had fun setting up all the slashy moments of them together that led me to believe in the source that it would happen. It was great to make a quick treat and hopefully get some people to try this wonderful show!
anoel: vidding festivids (vidding festivids)
2017-01-28 03:19 am

New vid: Body High (Ghostbusters)

Title: Body High
Music: "Body High" by Mike Taylor
Fandom: Ghostbusters (2016)
Focus: Jillian Holtzmann
Summary: You give me a body high.
Content Notes: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills)
Notes: Made for [personal profile] grammarwoman in Festivids 2016. Thanks to [personal profile] bessyboo for the quick beta!
Download Link: Body High (83 MB MP4)
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After I saw Ghostbusters, I was SO in love with Jillian Holtzmann and I figured I'd have to vid her at some point to let out my feels. I had an idea for a Holtzmann vid I wanted to make so I offered it for Festivids and was happy to see I got assigned a fellow Holtzmann lover :) I struggled some with my idea which turned out to be bigger than I could make especially considering some RL issues and I couldn't figure out how to structure the vid. I wanted to default a lot but I pushed through and decided to cut down my idea and make a vid about Holtzmann finding her family with the ghostbusters. After that, it became a lot more fun to vid and I was able to quickly vid it and make it look the way I wanted it to look. I was glad I was able to finish and bring some more Holtzmann love to the world!
anoel: vidding fandom (vidding fandom)
2016-08-18 06:18 pm
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New vid: Goin' Down For Real (Multi)

Title: Goin' Down For Real
Music: "G.D.F.R." by Flo Rida ft. Sage The Gemini and Lookas
Fandom: Multi (see notes for full list and pairings)
Summary: HAROLD, THEY'RE LESBIANS.
Content Notes: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills)
Notes: Made for Club Vivid at Vividcon 2016. Some small changes were made in the online version. Thanks to [personal profile] bessyboo, [personal profile] kiki_miserychic and [personal profile] mammothluv for all their help in making this!
Download Link: GDFR (83MB MP4)
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Vid Sources/Pairings )

Vid Notes )
anoel: ouat swan queen wallsex (ouat swan queen wallsex)
2016-08-17 05:02 pm

New vid: Suffer (Person of Interest)

Title: Suffer
Music: Charlie Puth (Vince Staples & AndreaLo Remix)
Fandom: Person of Interest S1-504
Focus: Root/Shaw
Summary: I kind of enjoy this sort of thing (I do, too).
Content Notes: Bondage, Blood, Issues of consent, Needles
Notes: Made for the A Spankin' Good Time Vidshow at Vividcon 2016. Thanks to [personal profile] kiki_miserychic for the quick beta!
Download Link: Suffer (45 MB MP4)
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Vid Notes )

If you don't want to watch the whole show but are interested in just the Root/Shaw scenes, here are some links to Root/Shaw supercuts on Youtube:

Root/Shaw Supercuts )

If you'd like to just watch only the Root and/or Shaw focused episodes, here's what I would recommend:

Root and/or Shaw episodes with brief notes )

If you need any more information or need any help finding anything related to Root and/or Shaw, let me know!
anoel: anoel lioness (anoel lioness)
2016-08-17 01:27 pm

New vid: Delilah (Person of Interest)

Title: Delilah
Music: Florence and the Machine
Fandom: Person of Interest 504
Focus: Shaw, Root/Shaw
Summary: You were my safe place.
Content Notes: Graphic Violence, Physical Triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills), Suicide, Blood/gore, Psychological Torture
Notes: Made for Vividcon Premieres 2016. Thanks to [personal profile] kiki_miserychic for the beta and encouragement!
Download Link: Delilah (75 MB MP4)
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Vimeo Password: safeplace


Delilah from Anoel on Vimeo.



Vid Notes )

If you don't want to watch the whole show but are interested in just the Root/Shaw scenes, here are some links to Root/Shaw supercuts on Youtube:

Root/Shaw Supercuts )

If you'd like to just watch only the Root and/or Shaw focused episodes, here's what I would recommend:

Root and/or Shaw episodes with brief notes )

If you need any more information or need any help finding anything related to Root and/or Shaw, let me know!
anoel: glee kurt/blaine teenage dream (glee kurt/blaine teenage dream)
2016-03-08 01:45 pm

New vid: ILYSB (Hamilton RPF)

Title: ILYSB
Music: "ILYSB" by LANY
Fandom: Hamilton RPF
Focus: Lin-Manuel Miranda/Jonathan Groff
Summary: I love you, babe — so bad, so bad.
Content Notes: None.
Notes: Made for Escapade 2016. There are a few minor changes from the version that showed at the con.
Download Link: ILYSB (49MB MP4)
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I've fallen head over heels with Lin Manuel Miranda/Jonathan Groff since they love each other SO MUCH and are so cute on Twitter and in videos about it and basically ship themselves. So I knew for Escapade I wanted to make a RPS vid about their love for each other and since there's limited footage, I figured I'd have time to vid them in 3-7 days after Festivids. I already had the song since I loved this song for months and "hella obsessed with your face" always reminded me of how LMM looks at Groffsauce and I just had to audio edit a bit to get the right lyrics and length. It was a little complicated techically to make since I had to gather all the footage which was in all different sizes and qualities and then get it scaled down but I managed to figure that all out and also edit the song I had found that gave me happy LMM/Groffsauce feels. I was unsure of how to handle the smaller footage but then figured out to put the Hamilton background there which I liked how it connected their relationship to the larger musical. The structure was pretty simple with vidding to the lyrics although it was a little tricky trying to get some visual contrast as well as figuring out how to use the tweets and still images. Mostly I had a LOT of feels making this and even though it was a bit of a rush at the end, I'm still really glad I was able to make a little vid to condense all their cuteness together and give me a shipper high whenever I watch it.
anoel: glee kurt/blaine teenage dream (glee kurt/blaine teenage dream)
2016-03-08 01:05 pm

New vid: Sparks (Blue Neighbourhood)

Title: Sparks
Music: "Sparks" by Fleurie
Fandom: Blue Neighbourhood (3 part music video series)
Focus: Troye/Matthew
Summary: Sparks for the first time.
Content Notes: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills)
Notes: Made for Escapade 2016.
Download Link: Sparks (46MB MP4)
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So I wasn't planning to make this vid but then [personal profile] winterevanesce made me this AMAZING vid for Blue Neighbourhood that gave me all the feels and reignited my desire to vid these precious boys. Since she had vidded both the angst and cuteness so well, I figured I could still make a happy, romantic vid for them so I looked at the end of my new songs I like playlist on Spotify and almost immediately found the song I used for the vid. So it was basically fate ;) I initially was going to cut the song more but I really wanted that crescendo instrumental build so I figured I'd make it work with the clips I had. I knew I wanted to start the beginning with the young kids realizing they had feelings to make it clear it was a romance at each age and I figured out I wanted to build to the kiss in the first chorus and then the sex in the last section. One of the other reasons I wanted to make the vid is to give my proof and interpretation of why I think the music videos ended in a happy ending (it's ambiguous) or why it SHOULD so hopefully that comes through on some level. It was fun to vid Troye and Matthew who are just so freaking attractive as well as the cuteness of the boys and besides an audio issue at the very end, I had a fun and pain-free vidding process as it mostly all came together. And I am definitely in agreement with the people at Escapade who wanted the movie not a music video series because I really, really wish the source was longer and had the story (hint hint write fic!).
anoel: vidding festivids (vidding festivids)
2016-02-18 12:09 am
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New vid: Ready or Not (Hamilton)

Title: Ready or Not
Music: Bridgit Mendler
Fandom: Hamilton
Summary: No one is ready for Hamilton.
Content Notes: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills)
Notes: Made for [personal profile] sdwolfpup in Festivids 2015.
Download Link: Ready or Not (68MB MP4)
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Alternative streaming option on Vimeo here (PW: hamilton)



So I really wanted to make a Hamilton vid for Festivids but most of my vid ideas for the show required too much footage I didn't have as well as a lot of time that I didn't really have with all the other Festivids I wanted to make. So I thought it wouldn't happen this year until I found this song and I must have been in a Hamilton mood because only half the lyrics make sense for him and the other half are COMPLETELY wrong. But I kept getting attached to the idea and I figured if I had time, I could make a vid in the last couple days before the deadline by cutting the song down. I didn't really have time but I made enough to cut out all the lyrics that didn't fit Hamilton and just kept the last chrous and figured I'd just make a happy, Hamilton focused ensemble vid for the show. At one point, I thought about making the vid more meta about the show phenomen itself but when I tried to do that, I realized I didn't have enough time to tell both stories adequely so I just went with Hamilton the show.

It was a LOT of fun to vid this because I'm so obsessed with the musical and vidding allowed me to really see each little face movement and all the little details I miss on regular viewings. The lyric matchings were really fun although it became a bit tricky to have some more structure for when it was less obvious but I enjoyed comparing Jefferson & co to redcoats at the end fighting section as well as figuring out ways to introduce all the major players in Hamilton's life. One of my favorite clips is Hamilton's smile to Angelica because SO CUTE and I also loved putting in my little "follow" Hamilton/Washington moment. Ultimately I wanted to make it for [personal profile] sdwolfpup since she has been so awesome on Twitter with quoting Hamilton and being fun to talk to about Hamilton and Leslie. I wanted to make her a Burr vid actually but could never find a song that would work for such limited footage and I also figured someone else would do it. Anyways, the beginning turned out to be one of the trickiest parts but I was happy with the way the whole vid turned out in the end even if I'm not sure if it's a bit too fast. In any case, do not worry, this is DEFINITELY not the last Hamilton vid you'll see from you and I'm so excited to vid it when we have HQ footage of the whole musical to vid the longer vids in my head.
anoel: vidding festivids (vidding festivids)
2016-02-17 11:43 pm
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New vid: Blow (Gone Girl)

Title: Blow
Music: Blow by Kesha (Cirkut Remix)
Fandom: Gone Girl
Summary: "The bad guy wins? Fuck him." Or, Fuck Yeah Amy!
Content Notes: Graphic violence+ blood+ gore
Notes: Made for [personal profile] chaila in Festivids 2015. Thanks to [personal profile] hollywoodgrrl for the beta and [personal profile] killabeez for the audio editing help.
Download Link: Blow (69MB MP4)
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Alternative streaming option on Vimeo here (PW: gonegirl)



So I've wanted to make [personal profile] chaila a Festivid for 3 years and every year, her vid was next on the list and I didn't have the time to make it so this year I was determined to make her a vid. There is a sad lack of Gone Girl vids and last year at Escapade, I heard Blow and thought it'd make a fun Amy vid. Plus, almost all of the LA vidders have vidded Blow by Kesha (some version of it) at some point so I figured I might as well do it myself. I wanted to find a remix of the song so I could do some quick cutting and couldn't find anything that worked for it except this song which has already been used in one of my favorite Club Vivid vids but I decided to use it anyways. I tried to reread the book before I made the vid but got stuck in the Nick sections but finally figured out the book is a MILLION times better skipping Nick's sections and just reading the glorious Amy sections.

I got distracted by another festivid so I got started on this vid late but once I clipped it, I struggled a bit coming up with how I wanted to vid it. It helped me a LOT once I decided to cut out more of the song than I first imagined so that allowed me to just focus on the parts of the movie I wanted to vid: Amy being a mastermind and destroying Nick :D Some of the faster cutting sections were difficult and [personal profile] hollywoodgrrl helped with that as well as the slower section in the middle. I particularly loved the "throw some glitter" section as I knew what I wanted to do with that from the beginning of the vid. I still wish I had more time to work on the vid but I'm really glad I got to make an Amy vid and that a lot of it came out similar to my initial vision for the vid and what I wanted to show.
anoel: vidding festivids (vidding festivids)
2016-02-17 11:23 pm
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New vid: Shine (RPF - Years & Years)

Title: Shine
Music: "Shine" by Years & Years
Fandom: RPF - Years & Years
Summary: It's you that I've been waiting to find.
Content Notes: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills)
Notes: Made for [personal profile] winterevanesce in Festivids 2015. Thanks to [personal profile] bessyboo for the quick beta!
Download Link: Shine (60MB MP4)
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Alternative streaming option on Vimeo here (PW: olly)



So when I fell in love with Troye Sivan, I started reading some articles about him and eventually came across one talking about other gay music artists and Olly from Years & Years came up. I started listening to Years & Years music and fell in love with the deep emotion of Olly's voice as well as the band's beautiful music videos. I was intrigued by the idea to make a music video of most of their music videos to try to combine them together to tell a coherent story which I hadn't really done before and looked for a song that reflected the emotion and the story I wanted to tell. I couldn't find anything good enough and finally decided to use the song, Shine since I loved it and they had made a bunch of music videos to the song so clearly one more wouldn't be an issue ;) I clipped all the music videos and organized the clips a bit but then got distracted by my assigment so I wasn't sure if I would finish this vid since I had another ambitious vid I was working on. When I decided I wouldn't have time to finish that one, I decided to try to make this vid especially since I really wanted to make a vid for [profile] winterevanescence.

I really loved the process of trying to create a story that didn't exist through vidding instead of fic and the structure was really fun to do. I started this at the end of December and the beginning came pretty easy as knew I wanted to show Olly becoming separate from his bandmates after being distracted and tempted by pretty colors and symbols that would become important to the band. I struggled with the later parts as I soon realized that I didn't have enough footage to cover the whole song and I had to figure out which parts I had the footage to keep and would work with the story of the beginning. I was able to figure it out and I liked the whole idea I had of creating Olly's evil twin that was trying to destroy him leading to the house coming apart as Olly tried to find his way back to the happiness of playing music with his bandmates at the end. There was another layer that I didn't know if anyone would get to the story where to me it was kind of a metaphor to when you get distracted by your negative thoughts (that *evil* part of yourself) or other things that take you away from happiness and you have to find your way back to the light. In any case, I also have fun playing with the colorful footage and vidding in a little bit more of a flow-y way and I was glad that I was able to make it.
anoel: vidding festivids (vidding festivids)
2016-02-17 09:24 pm

New vid: Headphones (Pitch Perfect)

Title: Headphones
Music: "Headphones" by Matt Nathanson (feat. LOLO)
Fandom: Pitch Perfect movies
Focus: Beca Mitchell
Summary: I feel invincible with my headphones on.
Content Notes: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills)
Notes: Made for [personal profile] metatxt in Festivids 2015.
Download Link: Headphones (63MB MP4)
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Alternative streaming option on Vimeo here (PW: Festividz! )



So I heard the song "Headphones" and fell in love with it as for me it's a perfect representation of that mood that I relate to when I want to ignore the outside world and just focus on creating, usually vidding. It reminded me of Beca from Pitch Perfect as she's such a great representation of fan artists with her mashups and how she loves her headphones. I felt bad that I wouldn't get to make a treat for [personal profile] metatxt since she was my assignment so I decided to make her this treat while I was looking for a song for her assignment. I cut the song down because the concept was pretty small and I wanted to use only the best clips and thankfully it was easy and fun to vid. Most of it was done by the beginning of November which helped lesson some of my assignment stress. I wanted to keep Jesse, Chloe and the Bellas out of the vid as much as possible as Beca did connect with them (which I showed for the latter two in my ensemble vid) which limited my clip choices a bit but I made it work. Ultimately I was pleased I made this vid and that a bunch of people got that it was about vidding and fandom in general as that was a major reasons why I decided to make the vid.
anoel: vidding festivids (vidding festivids)
2016-02-17 07:59 pm

New vid: Alive (Pitch Perfect)

Title: Alive
Music: "Alive" by Krewella
Fandom: Pitch Perfect movies
Focus: Beca/Chloe
Summary: Come on, make me feel alive.
Content Notes: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills)
Notes: Made for [personal profile] metatxt in Festivids 2015. Thanks to [personal profile] jarrow for the beta.
Download Link: Alive (94MB MP4)
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Alternative streaming option on Vimeo here (PW: festivids2015)



So I was planning to make [personal profile] metatxt a Bechloe vid since I knew she LOVED them and so when I got assigned to her, I was super excited to get a chance to actually make it especially when I read her Dear Festividdder letter which was hilarious and inspiring. I also loved that I was making it for Festivids since I had used the Pitch Perfect finale song a few years ago to make my Parks vid and it felt very full circle to vid the actual movies. My first problem though was finding the right song and that turned out to be a little harder than I thought as it took me about two weeks. While I looked around for songs, I clipped the movie and once I finished, I already had the song for Headphones so I vidded that as I was waiting but I started to get nervous because I wanted to finish the vid by the end of the November (ha!). I was complaining about it to [personal profile] elipie and then I started just searching for titles that reminded me of the vibe I was looking for and "Alive" was one of them, I found this song and the rest was history. Except that I actually planned to cut the song after the second chorus because I didn't think I had enough Bechloe footage but later on when I tried it, it felt cut off and like the ending wasn't strong or conclusive enough and that it needed more.

Yeah, so that's when I decided I needed to add the rest of the song and make it more of an ensemble dance chorus so that was more clipping I had to do which made the vid take longer than I expected. I struggled a little bit with making the choruses be fun and dance-y in an interesting way as well as dealing with the heavy face shots of the Bechloe scenes but was able to find a way to make it work for me and I had a lot of fun vidding the quick editing sections before the choruses. Even though it was harder than I expected and took longer, it was really fun to rekindle my Bechloe love and gave me a lot of feels and I was glad it made [personal profile] metatxt happy in the end.
anoel: glee kurt/blaine teenage dream (glee kurt/blaine teenage dream)
2015-08-10 09:55 pm

New vid: Afire Love (The Normal Heart)

Title: Afire Love
Music: "Afire Love" by Ed Sheeran
Fandom: The Normal Heart (additional footage: We Were Here (2011), How to Survive a Plague (2012))
Focus: Felix/Ned
Summary: You're not the only one.
Content Notes: Physical triggers (e.g. epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, “stuttery” cuts between 2-3 stills).
Notes: Made for Vividcon Challenge. Thanks to [personal profile] thingswithwings for the beta!
Download Link: Afire Love (89 MB MP4)
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I saw The Normal Heart when it first came out and it emotionally destroyed me with the main pairing and the LGBT community's struggle to fight AIDS. My knowledge of AIDS activism was very limited so the movie helped bring the early struggles to light for me. I heard this song last summer and found it to be a very powerful song especially the ending that brought in the family aspect. It seemed like the perfect vidsong to me but I couldn't think of what fandom had the powerful family relationships I needed - until I realized that family can also refer to a community of people such as the LGBT community which would fit perfectly with The Normal Heart. After I realized that, the structure of the vid became clear to me and I realized I could use historical external source to make the queer community aspect more broad and diverse than was shown in the movie to hopefully make it even more powerful.

I had intended to make this vid for Escapade but after I got into a new ship, I didn't have the time to make this vid as well. Then the VVC Memory Challenge theme worked perfectly with the vid idea and I didn't have time to make my two initial Challenge ideas so I decided to make this vid for Challenge. The clipping was fairly painless and I read about AIDS activism in LGBT communities and watched a few documentaries about it including the two I used: We Were Here and How to Survive a Plague which helped provide some incredibly useful footage. The vid made me cry a lot while making it (especially the ending) but I figured that was a good sign for the emotional reaction I was going for. [personal profile] thingswithwings provided some super helpful feedback that made the vid even better and in the end, I'm really happy that I made it and with how it turned out.
anoel: p&r leslie president (p&r leslie president)
2015-08-10 07:43 pm

New vid: Dark Doo Wop (House of Cards US)

Title: Dark Doo Wop
Music: "Dark Doo Wop" by MS MR
Fandom: House of Cards (US) S1-2
Focus: Edward Meechum/Claire Underwood/Francis Underwood
Summary: If we're going down, baby you should stick around.
Content Notes: Physical triggers (e.g. epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills), brief graphic violence
Notes: Made for Vividcon Premiere 2015. Thanks to [personal profile] isagel for the quick beta!
Download Link: Dark Doo Wop (62 MB MP4)
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So I originally had another vid planned for Premieres but after making my Club Vivid vid, I needed a break from vidding and after that I realized I wasn't going to have the time to actually make that more time intensive vid. In mid-May, I started catching up on House of Cards S2 and fell hard for this threesome which features one of the most beautiful, intense and nonverbal romantic scenes I've ever seen. As luck would have it, I heard this song in one of Spotify's playlists I was listening to as I fell asleep and I realized it was perfect for them while also having the lyrics to cover some of the political stuff I wanted to include. It was nice to have a less time intensive clipping process and the House of Cards pretty imagery helped make the vidding process mostly painless as I wanted to use the symbols to provide some context and meaning to their relationship together. It turned to be one of those vids that looks very similar to what I saw in my head before I made it which is always wonderful when it occurs.
anoel: ouat swan queen wallsex (ouat swan queen wallsex)
2015-08-10 04:47 pm

New vid: Don't Wanna Dance (Grey's Anatomy)

Title: Don't Wanna Dance
Music: "Don't Wanna Dance" by MØ (Titus Jones Remix)
Fandom: Grey's Anatomy S1-10
Focus: Meredith/Cristina
Summary: I don't wanna dance with nobody but you.
Content Notes: Physical triggers (e.g. epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills)
Notes: Made for Club Vivid 2015.
Download Link: Don't Wanna Dance (72 MB MP4)
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I've wanted to make a Cristina/Meredith vid since 2005 when I was really into Grey's Anatomy and I've always promised myself when the show was over (or Cristina left) I would. Since the latter happened, last year at a Vividcon room party I swore that I'd make one for them for next year's Vividcon. Amazingly enough, I actually did it! The pairing is very meaningful to me because it was my first femslash OTP and helped keep me watching the show for many years. Last year I heard the original version of this song and I loved the chrous which seemed perfect for making a dancing focused Cristina/Meredith vid that I could premiere at Club Vivid. Unfortunately the lyrics section lacked a good dancing beat so I knew I'd have to find a remix to make the song danceable for CVV.

I searched the internet but I hated all the remixes I found so I realized I'd have to take matters into my own hands. I've always loved Titus Jones's mashups so I looked into whether he could make a custom remix for me and to my surprise, he could and for a reasonable low price! It was a really easy process for him to make the remix and he even added the quick beats right before the chorus without me asking which really enhanced the vid IMO. The clipping process was horrible because the show is so long but I started early and tried to maintain a quick pace to find all the Meredith/Cristina scenes and any other relevant clips. It took forever but I managed to do it and did some vidding in between to make it more fun. It was a bit overwhelming at first but I was able to just find the best clips to use between them and once I figured out what the different sections of the vid would be doing (in relation to Cristina's growth and journey), I was able to find the clips that would work best in each one. Overall I really enjoyed getting to squee over Meredith and Cristina's scenes again and create the friendship/femslash (I've always loved how easily their relationship can go either way and that the vid leaves it open to interpretation) vid I've always wanted to make for them.
anoel: glee kurt/blaine teenage dream (glee kurt/blaine teenage dream)
2015-04-12 08:28 pm
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New vid: Honey and the Moon (Soccer RPF)

Title: Honey and the Moon
Music: Joseph Arthur
Fandom: Soccer RPF
Focus: Jürgen Klinsmann/Joachim Löw
Summary: I wish I could follow you to freedom.
Content Notes: None.
Notes: Made for Escapade 2015.
Download Link: Honey and the Moon (71 MB MP4)
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So last year in June, I started watching the World Cup and got really into watching all the teams play against each other. Being American, I supported the USA (among others) but in particular I fell in love with the coach, Jürgen Klinsmann who has this enthusiasm I adore. My friend, [livejournal.com profile] caesaria told me she shipped Jurgen/Jogi, Jogi referring to the German coach, Joachim Löw. I started reading more about them since Jurgen's history is that he was a German player that won the World Cup with West Germany in 1990 and then became head coach of Germany to lead them in the 2006 World Cup (held in Germany) where they exceeded expectations with the help of Jurgen's assistant coach, Joachim (tactics master). Jurgen left the head coaching job and later in 2011 accepted a head coaching position for the USA since he's lived in California for a long time and feels a connection with the country but he's still friends with Jogi. Anyways, I watched the German documentary, A Summer Fairytale that followed Germany's run in the 2006 World Cup and completely fell in love with the ship so that when USA played Germany in the 2014 World Cup, I had a LOT OF FEELINGS and was happy when everything worked out well for both teams. After Germany won the World Cup, I was even more in love with the ship (Jurgen said: JOGI YOU DID IT!!! in a tweet :D) and really wanted to vid them.

This song has been a big favorite of mine since it played on The OC ages ago and it came up on my iPhone shuffle and all of a sudden, I started seeing clips in my head set to the music as it expressed a bunch of things I wanted to show about the ship. It was a major pain finding all the footage and getting it in the right format as I spent many, many hours searching Youtube for good footage but it was worth it when I would find the perfect shippy clips (sometimes quality did have to suffer a bit though). I had a lot of fun vidding it though as this was soon after the World Cup so I had a lot of squee about them. The ending was a bit tricky though as I didn't have a ton of footage and I wanted to create a kind of constructed reality or at least imply that they were together far away vacationing together while still giving it a feeling of being free symbolically speaking. There was some helpful commercial footage of Jogi that helped a lot as well as a cool promo from USA soccer of Jurgen. I finished most of it by October but there was still a few things I needed to change and then Festivids happened but I was able to make a few fixes and send it to Escapade. If you have any questions about them, feel free to ask as I really, really love them and would love to provide more info about their unique situation.

(PS Come join me! It's lonely being in love with a rare pairing)
anoel: ouat swan queen wallsex (ouat swan queen wallsex)
2015-04-11 12:09 pm

New vid: Sugar (The Good Wife)

Title: Sugar
Music: Maroon 5
Fandom: The Good Wife S1-2
Focus: Alicia/Kalinda
Summary: You show me good loving.
Content Notes: None.
Notes: Made for Escapade 2015. Thanks to [personal profile] metatxt for the quick beta and [personal profile] silly_cleo for the cheerleading.
Download Link: Sugar (80 MB MP4)
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So while clipping for Festivids, I started watching The Good Wife and fell HARD for Alicia/Kalinda. I fell in love with both characters and absolutely loved their friendship together that was so flirty and femslashy and it turned into a hardcore OTP for me. Then (slight spoiler alert), the end of S2 came along and broke my heart with them but I still wanted to express my love for them and show all the happy times together (and a little sad that was soulcrushing to vid). This song came on the radio and kept reminding me of them so I decided with a couple weeks to the Escapade deadline to start clipping and vidding them. It was an intense process as I was busy with RL stuff but it made me happy to see all the cute scenes between them and the vid came together quicker than I expected once I cut out some of the music and had fun coming up with suggestive clip matches for them. I'm super glad I was able to make it and thank you to all my Good Wife loving people on Twitter for supporting me!