rhivolution: Matthew Macfadyen is pensive, text: jeux sans frontieres (games without frontiers: Tom Quinn)
I got two vids this year, I am SO excite, you have no idea. And both are early Spooks/MI:5 and both are utterly bloody amazing.

Running Up That Hill is using the Placebo cover of that song, which is an automatic sucker punch to the gut, and it's about Tom and Zoe and Danny, which is like a second sucker punch immediately following that, knocking the wind out of you. Except the emotional resonance isn't cheap at all, the vid is amazingly constructed, and the topics are still relevant, nearly a decade on, particularly in light of modern issues in Britain.

Also, pretty. And heart-breaking. And with the best guest stars from the period (Tony Head! Siddig El Fadil!) As I said in my comment, this is the TomZoeDanny vid I wanted in my head, subconsciously.

Adagio for Strings takes Harry and Ruth from S1-S5 and plays with the facets of their interactions to a beautifully fitting wordless Tiësto track. While touching on the Harry/Ruth or Harry&Ruth relationship, I found the bigger point of this vid to be more RUTH IS FUCKING BADASS AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN BADASS, which is just as cool as shipping and far less common of late considering where canon went.

The construction of this one is simply phenomenal. I wish I could make something half as good.

(Please note: The vidders did not provide warnings, but I advise wrt both vids that the nature of canon includes institutional violence, gun violence, and suicide.)

So yes, if you know Spooks at all, or even just know Modern British Drama at all, or in the case of Running, have any interest in what I think could possibly be a subtle critique of British institutional power structures or maybe I just think too much...go, watch, leave feedback.

And go watch other vids!
rhivolution: Abed from Community with his camcorder (pop culture/film = OTP: Abed Nadir)
RP and other stuff set on hold while I finish tweaking my Festivid submission.

ma festivid let me show you it
rhivolution: concerned Eleventh Doctor and Idris, with text: 'nothing is impossible as long as we're alive' (unfettered and alive: Doctor/Idris)
Having received THIRTEEN I Surrender comments, I am now calling it closed this go. Sorry. Your response may take a few days (weeks) to get to, at this rate, but I will do them all eventually or give you a good reason why not.

A bit nervous about Festivids as I only matched on one fandom, but I will be okay, I think. I've got a direction I want to go in with the vid, and I think the recip will be okay with that.

Nothing more productive today, though--I have had either a nasty migraine or high levels of anxiety or utter exhaustion all day today and just Cannot Cope. My apologies. I will try to deal with life tomorrow.
rhivolution: Abed from Community with his camcorder (pop culture/film = OTP: Abed Nadir)
Howdy! Thanks for doing what you do, you are great. I may just start here for now and carry on a bit more tomorrow. And how much do I love that someone nominated Born in Flames? I love you, Born in Flames person!

A few general things to start with: I'm a big fan of classic rock and music produced between 1963 and 1989 in general, though not exclusively by any means. (My last.fm charts are here.)

This does not mean you need to use my favourite music, but I really appreciate vids that are done to songs that the vidder loves, and to songs which are fairly rare in vidding, just like these fandoms are rare.

I'm also deeply appreciative of critical and revisionist fanworks, so don't hesitate to go there if you like.

I'm not super fond of fluff, though you'll notice that some of these vid choices lend themselves well to sweetness and/or crack, and I've said as much.

Carrying on:

reruns all become our history, to borrow a phrase. )
Thanks so much,
Rhi xx
rhivolution: Gwen and Morgana from BBC Merlin, giving each other a sidelong look (grace to the strong: Gwen/Morgana)
Title: Cold War
Vidder: Rhi ([personal profile] rhivolution/[livejournal.com profile] rhipowered)
Fandom: Merlin (BBC) (series 1 & 2)
Music: Janelle Monáe, "Cold War"
Warnings: non-graphic violence, brief scene of domestic violence
Length: 3:35
Summary: Struggling against Uther's anti-magic bigotry is as hard on Gwen and Morgana as it is on Merlin; in fact, perhaps even harder.
Notes: Made in Final Cut Essentials with the help of VisualHub, for the [community profile] wiscon_vidparty at WisCon 35. Beta by [personal profile] futuransky, with special thanks to [personal profile] astro_noms.
disclaimers, download, streaming embed, and lyrics. )
rhivolution: Gwen and Morgana from BBC Merlin, giving each other a sidelong look (grace to the strong: Gwen/Morgana)
If you are one of those fortunate and lucky souls, might I encourage you to drop in at [community profile] wiscon_vidparty?

There are many awesome vids, it is coordinated by awesome people, and while I am not there, I am premièring my Merlin vid at it. Otherwise you will have to watch it streaming from Vimeo like all of the rest of us.

So yes. You should go to there if you get a chance. I also suggest going by the Carl Brandon Society party and the Think Galactic party where the awesome Andrea Hairston will also be located.

oi vidders

May. 15th, 2011 03:06 pm
rhivolution: Gwen and Morgana from BBC Merlin, giving each other a sidelong look (grace to the strong: Gwen/Morgana)
Could anyone really quickly beta (read: in the next 24 hours) my Morgana/Gwen vid? I will love you and give you credit and kittens, though I do not guarantee I will make all of the changes you specify.

it is donnnnnnnnnnne.
rhivolution: Gwen and Morgana from BBC Merlin, giving each other a sidelong look (grace to the strong: Gwen/Morgana)
I'm in the place on this vid where I really, really like what I have in most places. That is a good place to be.

Thanks for the cheerleading, I may need a bit more.

Now watching 'The Hand of Fear' to help remember Elisabeth Sladen. Bless.
rhivolution: Gwen and Morgana from BBC Merlin, giving each other a sidelong look (grace to the strong: Gwen/Morgana)
Dear self,

Next time you think you've converted all your AVI files to Final Cut ready DV, actually make sure you have instead of just making MORE AVI FILES.

[sighs as this fanvid has already been delayed, is coming together quickly, but needs to be faster]

This will be gorgeous, if it ever gets done.

Love,
you
rhivolution: Beverly Crusher in the captain's chair. Text reads 'Status report: no fucks left to give.' (all the fucks I do not give: Beverly Cru)
I finished subtitling Parallel Lines this evening, so it's now available to stream or download an SRT file.

(Comments are gold, btw.)
rhivolution: Beverly Crusher in the captain's chair. Text reads 'Status report: no fucks left to give.' (all the fucks I do not give: Beverly Cru)
Title: Parallel Lines
Vidder: Rhi ([personal profile] rhivolution/[livejournal.com profile] rhipowered)
Fandom: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Music: Lindsey Buckingham, "Love Runs Deeper"
Warnings: none
Length: 3:29
Summary: Sometimes love runs underneath the stories we know.
Notes: Made in Final Cut Essentials with the help of ffmpegx and VisualHub. Made for [personal profile] tellitslant and [personal profile] carawj's Femslash show at Vidukon 2011. Beta by [personal profile] leyenn. English subtitles will be available tomorrow, my head is a bit dozy at the moment. Watch this space!
disclaimers, download, streaming embed, and lyrics. )
rhivolution: Kate Beaton's fat Shetland pony; text: ride like the wind (O HAI PONY: Hark a Vagrant)
Near the end of the Tarot/Tree of Life arc in Alan Moore's Promethea, and I really don't understand how anyone could read this without Wikipedia. I keep having to look stuff up. It's also so fucking didactic--if it were just the travel narrative, that'd be fine, but then you keep getting hit with the splainy stick of Neopaganism and it's just like SHUT UPPP.

I still like Promethea better than his other stuff. And we now have confirmation that Sophie Bangs is indeed Latina, so someone should add her to the chromatic heroes list and write fic because I say. Though you'd have to read through all the above wtfery. The art (Williams III) is gorgeous, if that helps.

I don't really have an appropriate comics icon yet (cannot decide on the right person: Martha Washington? Kate Godwin? Dr Faiza Hussain? all of the above?), so I will use Fat Pony.

Off topic: If you like vids (or Minority Report or Merlin), please check out my poll from yesterday. You don't have to be a WisCon person, my vids are for the public in the long run.
rhivolution: Karen Gillian dressed as Amy Pond faces off against a TV camera (me versus the camera: Karen Gillan)
Seeing as I'm still jobless, I have time to actually do a bespoke vid for WisCon so that some little bit of me will be there. BUT I CANNOT CHOOSE.

So, precogs breaking my heart, aka I deconstruct Spielberg? Or Morgana and Gwen raging against the Uther machine?

Or am I completely off base entirely?

Poll #6401 WisCon Vid Party!
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 8


I'd rather see this vid made:

View Answers

Minority Report (2002) - John Anderton and Agatha - John Stewart, Strange Rivers
3 (37.5%)

Merlin S1&2 - Morgana and Gwen - Janelle Monáe, Cold War
7 (87.5%)

I have a different suggestion.
0 (0.0%)

I'd like to see something different:

I have other comments:

rhivolution: Mulder's I Want To Believe poster from X-Files, with a TARDIS in place of the spaceship (I want to believe: X-Files/TARDIS)
Offers are now open at [community profile] help_japan on Dreamwidth!

I am offering a custom-made vid, which you can bid on here.

Some other nifty people (including people you know!) are offering stuff, so go have a look. If you still want to make an offer yourself, that remains open as well.

thud.

Feb. 7th, 2011 01:20 pm
rhivolution: band tour shirt showing Captain Picard with a guitar. Text is 'Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra September 1991' (language geek: TANAGRA '91!)
As [personal profile] giandujakiss commented today, you get really thinky about stuff when you make a vid, and in the case of Festivids, you can't say anything until later. Sigh. Not sure if anyone cares, mind, but I do, so I'm writing it.

This may be a bit disjointed, me having been up until 3:45. Sorry. It turns far more into Star Trek meta than notes on a vid, so read if you're interested in that instead.

Notes on 'Resistance'
Hello, darkness, my old friend. )
rhivolution: Picard and Beverly get close in the TNG ep 'Attached' (UST; don't leave home without it: Picard)
Title: Resistance
Vidder: Rhi ([personal profile] rhivolution/[livejournal.com profile] rhipowered)
Fandom: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Music: Simon and Garfunkel, "The Sound of Silence"
Warnings: Some disturbing images regarding body modification, some violence.
Length: 3:08
Summary: 0.68 seconds -- for an android, nearly an eternity.
Notes: Made in Final Cut Essentials with the help of ffmpegx and VisualHub. For [livejournal.com profile] sweetestdrain in Festivids 2010, who asked for a TNG vid focusing on Data. I cheated a little and used First Contact...m'bad. Beta by [personal profile] geekgirl.
disclaimers, download, streaming embed, and lyrics. )
rhivolution: Abed from Community with his camcorder (pop culture/film = OTP: Abed Nadir)
Does anyone want to look over the draft of the vid I'm gifting to [personal profile] tellitslant? (Don't worry, it's not a secret.)

Star Trek: TNG, Beverly/Deanna mostly, no particular triggers. Lindsey Buckingham on music.
rhivolution: Abed from Community with his camcorder (pop culture/film = OTP: Abed Nadir)
I haven't got to everything, but here are my top recs for this year's Festivids. These are NOT all the vids I've watched and liked, or all the canons I know, mind...I just can't do anymore reccing right now thanks to spoons. I encourage you, even if you're not into vids, to go check out the master list, as there are gems there. GEMS, I TELL YOU, including my Lone Gunmen giftvid (rec here).

These recs mostly fit into three four-letter categories: LULS, AWWW, and ZOMG. Please check the warnings for each vid before viewing. Links go to the Dreamwidth post, but there's an LJ link on each if you want to leave comments/view there. (And do leave comments if you like what you see; each one I've received makes me smile.)

LULS

Back to the Future trilogy - Tik Tok
Ke$ha - Tik Tok
I've seen BTTF done with Tik Tok before, but this does it better, and with all three films. Look, just trust me on this. It's not only funny, but oddly touching.

The Big Lebowski - State of Confusion
The Kinks - State of Confusion
The Kinks make a perfect background for a look at the Dude, abiding. I mean, there ain't much more to say about it.

Community - Space Oddity
David Bowie - Space Oddity
I am not a fan of this song, despite liking Bowie. I am a fan of Troy/Abed, though. And this works very well and I like the song in the context of the vid!

Heathers - Still Alive
Jonathan Coulton - Still Alive
I'm particularly fond of vids that establish a metanarrative with regards to the original source text. This is one of those. Watch it.

Hot Fuzz - Blue
The White Stripes - Blue Orchid
It's just Hot Fuzz distilled down into gore and a rather manic beat.

Life After People - End of the World
Great Big Sea - It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
This would not seem likely to be on my luls list, seeing as it's from a documentary on how humanity's structures would get on without humanity. But it is. Because it is deliciously, darkly humorous.

Star Trek: TNG - Want You Bad
The Offspring - Want You Bad
You know how Patrick Stewart and John de Lancie hammed up the sexual tension between Picard and Q? No? Well, watch and learn. Hilarious.


AWWW

The Chronicles of Narnia - The Greatest Day
Take That - The Greatest Day
Both the previous vid and this one use tracks that PBS has used in promos; they do for a reason, though, and that's emotional effect. This takes the Narnia films and doesn't shy away from the painful bits.

Doctor Who (1996 TV Movie) - One Day Like This
Elbow - One Day Like This
Despite being incompetent as a fan and never seeing all of this canon, I still appreciate this vid. I think it informs the Eighth Doctor with what we know of Nine, Ten, and Eleven, and that's not a bad thing.

Punky Brewster - Father & Daughter
Paul Simon - Father & Daughter
I initially watched this because I love the song, but then I remembered how sweet Punky Brewster was when I was wee. Dim memories, tearjerker canon...bless.


ZOMG

Blade Runner - November Rain
Guns & Roses - November Rain
This sounds completely bizarre, but it is utterly perfect. I am pretty sure whomever made this has studied Blade Runner at some point (I did twice as an undergrad, don't ask), because ze deals with some issues that come up in film and lit crit of it. Or maybe I just read it that way.

Eddie Izzard's standup - Do You Want To
Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
This vid is less in the moving category and far more in the technically amazing category. Seriously, whomever did this has the patience of a saint. You'll see why when you watch it.

Rubicon - I Follow You
Depeche Mode - The Bottom Line
If you watched Rubicon...watch this. It captures the mood of it very well, with just a hint of what might have been.

Terminator 1&2 - L.E.S. Artistes
Santigold - L.E.S. Artistes
This vid is about Sarah Connor. The Linda Hamilton Sarah Connor. Not to offend any of the TSCC fans, but...this is the Sarah Connor I know and love, and this vid is beautiful and you should watch.
rhivolution: David Tennant does the Thinker (Default)
It seems reality insists on proving to my OCD complexes that the Packers will win if I am not watching them. DAMN YOU REALITY.

Meanwhile, I'm experiencing further mental dissonance due to YAY PACKERS SUPER BOWL and making a cheery Beverly/Deanna vid to Lindsey Buckingham's "Love Runs Deeper" at the same time as massive RP bleed lends itself to woeful female singers (Lissie, Amy Macdonald).

I roughed out the first minute of the vid, though. Go me, though I'm terrified that I'm far too fast a vidder. It works better than I imagined, but it's fucking impossible to get scenes of Beverly and Deanna together NOT in Ten-Forward. Damn TNG and its fail.

Fandom needs more vidding to Fleetwood Mac and sundry members, by the way. I'm not sure what I'd have to do to get people to do so.