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Anoel ([personal profile] anoel) wrote2016-08-18 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)
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)
AO3 | Tumblr

Sources: American Horror Story: Hotel, Arrow, Black Sails, Carmilla, Carol, Chasing Life, East Los High, Empire, Faking It, Glee, Gotham, Grey's Anatomy, Hannibal, How to Get Away With Murder, Jane the Virgin, Jessica Jones, Lost Girl, Once Upon a Time, Orange is the New Black, Orphan Black, Person of Interest, Pretty Little Liars, Rookie Blue, Sense8, The 100, The Catch, The Fall, The Fosters, The Good Wife, The Vampire Diaries, Transparent, Wentworth, Younger

Ships: Countess Elizabeth Johnson/Ramona Royale, Nyssa al Ghul/Sara Lance, Eleanor Guthrie/Max, Anne Bonny/Max, Laura Hollis/Carmilla Karnstein, Carol Aird/Therese Belivet, Brenna Carver/Greer Danville, Camila Barrios/Jocelyn Reyes, Tiana Brown/India Spring, Karma Ashcroft/Amy Raudenfeld, Amy Raudenfeld/Reagan, Santana Lopez/Brittany S. Pierce, Quinn Fabray/Santana Lopez, Tabitha Galavan/Barbara Kean, Arizona Robbins/Calliope "Callie" Torres, Alana Bloom/Margot Verger, Annalise Keating/Eve Rothlo, Luisa Alver/Rose Solano, Jeri Hogarth/Pam, Bo/Lauren Lewis, Dorothy Gale/Ruby, Piper Chapman/Alex Vause, Brook Soso/Poussey Washington, Delphine Cormier/Cosima Niehaus, Root/Sameen Shaw, Emily Fields/Maya St. Germain, Emily Fields/Talia Sandoval, Gail Peck/Holly Stewart, Amanita/Nomi Marks, Clarke Griffin/Lexa, Margot/Felicity, Stella Gibson/Reed Smith, Lena Adams/Stef Foster, Lana Delaney/Kalinda Sharma, Kalinda Sharma/Jenna Villette, Nora Hildegard/Mary Louise, Tammy Cashman/Sarah Pfefferman, Syd Feldman/Ali Pfefferman, Kim Chang/Franky Doyle, Erica Davidson/Franky Doyle, Maggie/Lauren Heller

So I originally had been planning a different vid for Club Vivid but I wasn't feeling motivated to make it so I looked around for another vid I could make for Club Vivid. I had heard this on [personal profile] absolutedestiny's amazing pre-approved Club Vivid playlist and thought it'd make a great multi-fandom canon lesbians vid with femslash action actually happening for REAL but didn't think I could make it in time. But since it was the only idea I was excited about and with the #lgbtfansdeservebetter campaign going on, I was feeling particularly inspired to make something happy instead of sad and/or angry to support it. I have never actually made a multi-fandom vid before but I've wanted to for awhile and at least I was familiar with a lot of current canon femslash sources. I decided to limit it to TV shows that had been running in the last 2 years (they could have started well before that) as I wanted to highlight the good things we do have on TV right now or recently in the past and I also wanted to showcase the shows we build connections with and develop fandoms in and care so much about them getting together for real (one of the reasons I didn't include movies besides a huge tentpole one like Carol).

I started out clipping all the shows I was aware of with canon femslash scenes and then put down all the clips that fit the lyrical sections as I didn't want to use those clips later if they were needed specifically (the double entendre sections were the most fun heh). I decided to organize it from the initial first kissing sections to clothed sexytimes to naked sexytimes and had particular fun vidding the angry femslash to kissing femslash section as it validates the non-canon enemy femslash (like Swan Queen). Once I had a rough outline, I started looking for more sources by looking for articles on popular canon femslash pairings, going through many, many Autostraddle articles (and random google articles), looking for clips and multi-fandom femslash vids on Youtube. I found a good variety of footage but definitely wished for more sexy scenes other than kissing (we need SO much more dancing scenes in particular as well as three women threesomes). Also I was disappointed to find very limited amount of poc/poc couples even on shows like Orange is the New Black (I added S4 footage to the online version of this vid) but I'm hoping that will change in the future. It was kind of fun to start plugging in the holes of the vid like a puzzle but it did take forever to find everything.

I loved the cool sounds in the choruses and I wanted to do something special to honor that visually so I tried adding some zooms on the clips and that looked cool so I tried to add those throughout the choruses which was pretty fun. I also tried to keep the flow of the choruses so that the transitions between clips seemed more seamless together. I didn't have much time at the end but I also wanted to make sure to include a couple of happy endings at the end to emphasize that happy endings could happen for real too. It was super fun to dance to this at Club Vivid and I was so happy that people seemed to enjoyed it.

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