Feb. 4th, 2012

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So the Festivids list has been posted (all the awesome thanks in the world to [personal profile] jetpack_monkey and [personal profile] laura47 for my vids!!!) so as you can find out, I made 7 vids this year!

Rather than spamming my flist with posts I figured I'd made this one meta-post linking to them. If you were a recipient of any of these vids, I strongly recommend downloading a copy because the streaming web versions are not (especially on vimeo) synced as accurately as I think they should be. Basically the download versions are better.

The vids I made in order of creation are:

  1. You Made Me Feel So Young (to Mary Poppins, for [profile] stephantom) [My assigment]
  2. Doomsday (to Independence Day for [livejournal.com profile] fan_eunice) [treat]
  3. Livin' On A Prayer (to Rocky and Rocky III for [livejournal.com profile] sisabet) [treat]
  4. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (to Maru for [livejournal.com profile] giandujakiss)[treat]
  5. Ballroom Blitz (to Ghostbusters for [livejournal.com profile] sdwolfpup) [treat]
  6. Jailbreak (to Star Wars the original trilogy for [personal profile] colls) [Pinch Hit]
  7. Livin' In The Sunlight, Lovin' In The Moonlight (to Batman for [livejournal.com profile] sweetestdrain) [treat]


No lie, this is a lot of vids. Like, I've not made this many vids in so short a time span in years. Possibly ever. I do have to apologise to my recipients: because I was vidding so fast the vids might not all be as polished as I'd like, though I think on the whole they turned out fairly well.

This year, I decided to take a slightly different approach for Festivids. Last year, I nominated a *ton* of sources thinking, mostly, 'oh yeah I've seen that movie once I could probably vid it at a stretch' and other such fallacies. This year, I asked myself the following questions:
  1. Do I love this source?
  2. Would it be awesome if there was a vid that I made to this source?
  3. Would I be thrilled to get this source as an assignment?
If any of these were anything other than OMGYES, I didn't nominate it. In the end I only nominated 42 sources and, incidentally, only 2 of those sources were ones I ended up vidding (the other 5 vids were sources I would never have been assigned). See, I wanted to be sure that whatever the recipient wanted, I'd feel confident that I could do a good job for them.

The next major decision was that this year I would not spend weeks and weeks and weeks looking for that perfect all-encompassing vidsong. I did that last year and more often than not, that vid song just doesn't exist. Instead, I had to accept that even though I was unlikely to vid this source again the fact that I couldn't find a song that represented every single one of my feelings about the source should not stop me just making a damn vid already. I basically concluded that if the song worked well enough, I could pretty much make a decent enough vid and that that was fine.

So that's what I did. What I found was that I could do this a lot: once I had a vidsong that had a basic hook I could churn out a fairly enjoyable vid fairly fast. They weren't deep vids but they were fun and that's precisely what festivids is about!

tl;dr I let go a little and made a ton of vids that I'm pretty happy with. They're worth a watch, I think.

P.S. I'd like to thank everyone who left comments on my vids while they were anonymous, it meant a lot to me that you enjoyed the vids!

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