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2014-02-09 06:04 am
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Vid: Do My Thing (The Heat) (Festivids)

Title: Do My Thing
Artist: Estelle featuring Janelle Monáe
Fandom: The Heat (2013)
Vidder: [personal profile] laurashapiro
Summary: My road, it ain't your road, but trust I know where I'm going.
Content Notes: No standard warnings apply.

Many thanks to [personal profile] calvinahobbes for recommending this song!

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2013-08-19 03:58 pm
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Vividcon Premiere: Scream (Doctor Who)

This vid premiered at Vividcon 2013 at Club Vivid.

Title: Scream
Vidders: [personal profile] kass and [personal profile] laurashapiro
Fandom: Doctor Who
Artist: Usher
Summary: The ultimate pick-up artist.
Content Notes: No content warnings apply. There's a brief sequence of really fast cuts at about 02:52.

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2013-02-24 12:22 pm
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New Vid: Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt (Community)

This vid premiered at Escapade last night. Many thanks to [personal profile] thingswithwings for beta and [personal profile] kass for squee!

Title: Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
Vidder: [personal profile] laurashapiro
Fandom: Community
Artist: We Are Scientists
Summary: The day you move, I'm probably gonna explode.

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2013-02-02 07:37 am
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I made some Festivids!

I made two Festivids this year.

What No Angel Knows (Wings of Desire) for [livejournal.com profile] bironic was my assignment, and I was so happy to be working with a movie I've loved for 25 years. I was additionally delighted to match on [livejournal.com profile] bironic, whom I had just met at Vividcon and whom I liked very much. She and I have, I think, quite similar vidding styles so I was pretty sure she'd like what I was doing -- even when I held and held and held on a long clip. Wings of Desire demands long clips, IMO; the feel of the movie is so languorous.

They Call Me Lucky (Action) for [livejournal.com profile] kiki_miserychic was a treat, and it was a near thing; by the time I finished my assignment and my Escapade premiere, I had less than two weeks left. But I was determined! I had been hoping someone would request this show (I nominated it because I wanted to vid it, not because I wanted to receive it). I had a great song for it, and because the show is so WRONG WRONG WRONG I figured nobody would ever guess that I'd made the vid. In less than two weeks. A new personal record. Thank god for limited source.

For those who are curious about Action, it's a sit-com that ran for one season in 1999 and it is about the ugly, ugly side of Hollywood. In terms of the sense of humor, imagine: Misfits - England + LA - superpowers + the film industry - ensemble + one giant asshole of a main character. It's offensive on nearly every level, but it's doing it on purpose. And it somehow manages to have a heart, in the end. Also, Wendy is the bomb.
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2013-02-02 07:07 am
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New Vid: They Call Me Lucky (Action)(Festivid)

Title: They Call Me Lucky
Vidder: [personal profile] laurashapiro
Fandom: Action (TV)
Song: They Call Me Lucky
Artist: They Call Me Lucky (no, really)
Summary: You're only as good as your last picture

Made for [livejournal.com profile] kiki_miserychic! Happy Festivids!

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2013-02-02 07:07 am
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New Vid: What No Angel Knows (Wings of Desire)(Festivid)

Title: What No Angel Knows
Vidder: [personal profile] laurashapiro
Fandom: Wings of Desire
Song: Dance / S'loyfn, S'yogn
Artist: Moira Smiley and Voco
Summary: What does it mean to be human?

Made for [personal profile] bironic! Happy Festivids!

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laurashapiro: text only: there's nothing wrong with your vid, you're just freaking out (vidding: freaking out)
2012-12-31 11:28 am

My Year In Vidding: 2012

2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004

Hmm, I haven't done this meme since 2009. Whoops.

Any road:

Vids Released in 2012
Gone (A Moral Imperative) (Real Genius)
The Fear (Misfits)
Everything is Wrong (Community)
Only a Lad (Multi, Meta)

The brevity of this list is only humbling when I compare myself with my amazingly productive friends who are also doing this meme. Four vids in a year is about average for me. I've never done more than five.

It's getting harder to make them. Between the intensity of my job and the intensity of my back pain, I'm just glad I'm able to keep doing this thing that thrills, challenges, and fulfills me so much.

My favorite vid this year (of my own):
Everything is Wrong. My love for Community was huge when I made it, and if anything was even bigger afterward. The vid came together pretty easily and was a lot of fun to make. It still makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

My least favorite vid this year:
I like all my vids this year (an accomplishment in itself), but I'm still a little bothered by the difference between how The Fear turned out, and how awesome it was going to be in my head.

Most successful vid:
Everything is Wrong, no question. I remain delighted that it was embraced so generously at VVC and did so well online, too. It's my most successful vid in many years.

Vid most underappreciated by the universe, in my opinion:
I don't think any of them were underappreciated, really. The Festivids got the fewest comments, but their recipients loved them, and that's the point, after all.

Most fun video:
Depends on your definition of fun, really. Gone is certainly the most upbeat. My personal vote is for Only a Lad, though. ::evil grin::

Video with single sexiest moment:
Again, this is about taste. Do you prefer Val Kilmer's smile, Alisha's bottle blowjob, or Loki's mad leer? There are actual sex scenes in The Fear, but I think I have to go with the way Curtis is almost-but-not-quite stroking Alisha's face at 00:35.

Biggest vid fail:
As I indicated, The Fear wasn't everything I'd hoped it would be. I was really trying to show the way her life spirals out of control, particularly as she's repeatedly stalked and attacked when future!Simon shows up. I'm not sure the vid manages to make all the connections as clearly as I'd hoped, or that it has the emotional impact I felt while watching her slowly be destroyed onscreen. Ah, well.

Minor fail: my original concept for Only A Lad was to keep each of the sources in their own aspect ratio, and slowly expand the vid's frame out from 4:3 to 16:9 to super-widescreen. This would have made it more evocative of my personal vidding history through the years (and that of many other people I know), and would also have meant that I wouldn't have to blow up, distort, or crop any of the sources to make them all match. I couldn't figure out how to do it, though, so the whole thing is at 16:9. Oh well.

Hardest video to make:
In terms of editing, I struggled most with Gone, mostly because the song is of a type I'm not used to and it kept telling me to cut faster, but the source would not cooperate with that. Also, can you believe I vidded for 12 years before I did my first POV shift?

The Fear was hard because I had a song picked out that I was very happy with, and then THEY WENT AND KILLED ALISHA, THOSE BASTARDS. Last-minute course correction is never fun, and I really struggled to find a new song that would do justice to her newly darkened storyline.

Most unintentionally telling video:
My self-identification with Britta is obvious to everyone, including me. I'm not sure that Everything is Wrong is unintentionally telling, but I can say that its creation, release, and reception were a profoundly healing experience for me.

Goals for 2013:
Make some vids!

For the moment, that's enough.
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2012-10-27 08:43 pm

New Meta Vid: Only a Lad (multi)

Title: Only a Lad
Vidder: [personal profile] laurashapiro
Artist: Oingo Boingo
Fandoms: The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Thor, The Avengers
Content Notes: Graphic violence, sexual violence
Summary:

BUFFY: You're like a serial killer in prison.
SPIKE: Women marry 'em all the time!

Many thanks to [personal profile] thefourthvine for telling me that the third guy was obviously Loki. Couldn't have done it without you!

Gratitude is also due to [livejournal.com profile] esteefee, [personal profile] oyceter, and [personal profile] absolutedestiny for cheerleading, and to P. for figuring out what to do with that final shot.

Posted unbetaed and without shame.

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2012-08-12 12:16 am
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VividCon Premiere: Everything Is Wrong (Community)

TITLE: Everything is Wrong
FANDOM: Community
VIDDER: [personal profile] laurashapiro
ARTIST: Kelly McFarling
SUMMARY: All those little cracks let in the light.
CONTENT NOTES: No standard warnings apply.
THANKS: A thousand thanks to [personal profile] thingswithwings for her extraordinarily thoughtful, helpful, and squeeful beta. [personal profile] killabeez suggested my new method of source acquisition, resulting in the extraordinarily shiny files you see here (Mac vidders: ask me how!). I am also grateful to [personal profile] gwyn for This Must Be the Place, without which I never would have watched this show, and to P., whose ongoing enthusiasm for Community has been the source of much thinkery and delight over the past year.

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2012-02-06 09:16 am
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Festivid reveal! NEW VID: The Fear (Misfits)

Title: The Fear
Vidder: [personal profile] laurashapiro
Song: The Fear
Artist: Lily Allen
Summary: I don't know what's right and what's real anymore.

Notes: This is a festivid treat for [personal profile] futuransky!

Shoutout to [personal profile] wearemany for introducing me to Lily Allen all those years ago.

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2012-02-06 09:15 am
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Festivid reveal! NEW VID: Gone (Real Genius)

Title: Gone (A Moral Imperative)
Vidder: [personal profile] laurashapiro
Song: Gone
Artist: Bouncing Souls
Summary: The world can't change how we feel.

Notes: This is a festivid for [personal profile] danegen!

Many, many thanks to all my wonderful betas: [livejournal.com profile] destina, [livejournal.com profile] jarrow, and [personal profile] elynross, and to [livejournal.com profile] kestrelsan and P. for their squee and instructive comments.

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2011-09-10 03:26 pm
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NEW DOCTOR WHO VID: Don't Tell Me Where You've Been (Just Show Me What You Know)

Title: Don't Tell Me Where You've Been (Just Show Me What You Know)
Vidder: [personal profile] laurashapiro
Fandom: Doctor Who
Artist: Bob Malone
Warnings: No standard warnings apply.
Summary: She makes me feel like a schoolboy.

Notes: River Song, ladies and gentlemen. And also, Eleven and his adorable face and body made of rubber bands. And also also, hot sexy funtiems.

I am grateful to [personal profile] elynross and [livejournal.com profile] jarrow for quick and unusually squeeful beta. Thanks also to [personal profile] seedling for her encouraging response to an early draft, and [livejournal.com profile] jspencer1986 for loving the blues even more than I do.

This vid would never have been made if not for [livejournal.com profile] jarrow's shameless enabling.

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2011-08-17 02:28 pm
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My vids are on AO3!

I'm at faviconlaurashapiro!

So far it's just the VVC vids (and my fic, of course), but I am planning to embed the whole whack of them there.
laurashapiro: text only: there's nothing wrong with your vid, you're just freaking out (vidding: freaking out)
2011-08-16 12:18 pm
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Vividcon Premiere: Thorn in my Heart (Damo)

Title: Thorn in my Heart
Vidder: [personal profile] laurashapiro
Fandom: Damo
Artist: Cherry Filter
Warnings: Trigger warnings: )
Summary: Chae Ohk has vowed to uphold the law. Jang Sung-Baek is the leader of a resistance movement dedicated to overthrowing the government. So why can't she kill him?

Notes: Many thanks to [personal profile] renenet for sending me off to the Challenge show in confidence, and to P., who made some great suggestions. Thanks also to [personal profile] oyceter for getting me hooked on Damo in the first place, and to [personal profile] troisroyaumes for suggesting this song.

Also: Damo is a fantastic show with great acting and all kinds of fannish interest: hot women! hot men! pretty clothes! impassioned yearning! sexy swordplay! long lost siblings! cave-ins! I highly recommend checking it out.

This vid premiered at Vividcon 2011 in the Challenge show ("Blast from the Past"), and I screwed up the aspect ratio. If you saw it there, and/or if you have the VVC DVD set, I enthusiastically encourage you to watch the stream or download here.

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Additional notes: Korean music FTW! )
laurashapiro: text only: there's nothing wrong with your vid, you're just freaking out (vidding: freaking out)
2011-08-16 11:51 am

Vividcon Premiere: Sister, I Need Wine (Six Feet Under)

Title: Sister, I Need Wine
Vidder: [personal profile] laurashapiro and [livejournal.com profile] jarrow
Fandom: Six Feet Under
Artist: Guided by Voices
Warnings: Trigger warnings: )
Summary: It is the night that brings me to you.

Notes: Many thanks to the always-amazing [personal profile] elynross for an extremely thoughtful and patient beta. And [livejournal.com profile] jarrow, thanks for not killing me round about draft #7.

This vid premiered at Vividcon 2011 in the Premieres show, and I screwed up the file in several ways. If you saw it there, and/or if you have the VVC DVD set, I enthusiastically encourage you to watch the stream or download here. It'll be much, much shinier.

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2011-02-05 10:24 am
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Festivids reveal, yay!

I didn't participate officially, but I did make two treat vids:

You Can't Sit Down (Dirty Dancing), for [personal profile] absolutedestiny

Arrivée (La Belle et La Bête, Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast), for [personal profile] luminosity

It was so much fun to play! And the quality of all the vids this year is just amazing. Hope to have a recs list up before too long...
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2011-02-05 09:48 am
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New Vid: You Can't Sit Down (Dirty Dancing)

Title: You Can't Sit Down
Vidder: [personal profile] laurashapiro
Fandom: Dirty Dancing
Artist: The Dovells
Warnings: No warnings apply.
Summary: Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

Notes: Many thanks to the awesome [livejournal.com profile] jarrow for enthusiastic and helpful beta, and to P. for making me change the last clip. He was right, as usual.

This is a Festivid treat for [personal profile] absolutedestiny, whom I love a whole lot.

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2010-12-27 04:30 pm
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New Vid: Arrivée (Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast)

Title: Arrivée
Vidder: [personal profile] laurashapiro
Fandom: La Belle Et La Bête (Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast)
Artist: Jorane
Warnings: No warnings apply.
Summary: Into the arms of the Beast

Notes: Many thanks to the awesome [livejournal.com profile] counteragent for great beta suggestions.

This is a Festivid treat for [personal profile] luminosity, who is a constant source of inspiration.

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*This is an instrumental, so there are no subtitles.
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2010-08-10 05:04 pm

VVC Premiere: Stay Awake (multi)

Title: Stay Awake
Vidder: [personal profile] laurashapiro
Fandom: Multi
Artist: Music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, performed by Suzanne Vega
Summary: Don't close your eyes
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[personal profile] elynross, [livejournal.com profile] destina and [personal profile] thuviaptarth provided thoughtful, extremely helpful beta that I really appreciate.

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2010-08-10 12:46 pm
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VVC Premiere: Me & Julio Down by the Schoolyard

This vid was made by [personal profile] norah and it is her first vid. This allowed me to swipe it to lead off the Newbies Rock vidshow as a premiere, and I could not be happier about that.

Title: Me & Julio Down by the Schoolyard
Vidders: [personal profile] norah and [personal profile] laurashapiro
Fandom: Y Tú Mamá Tambien
Artist: Paul Simon
Summary: This playful exploration of Julio and Tenoch's relationship gives the film a more optimistic twist.
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Many, many thanks to [personal profile] elynross for taking time from her con chair duties to provide thoughtful and helpful beta, and to P., who not only had to listen to the song a bazillion times as usual, but had to endure endless cascades of giggles as well.

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