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Vid Commentary: November Rain

27
Oct 2006

Commentary on “November Rain

Well, I did one commentary, and enjoyed it so much (ego-masturbation really puts a smile on your face) that I thought I’d try to explain November Rain. Also, given that the vid is nearly a year old, I’m also probably going to say what I should have done to make it more successful. This is because at some point, I will probably remaster the vid in higher quality clips, and tweak a few things that bothered me.

November Rain is probably an idea that backfired on me. Axl Rose decides to turn Del James’ short story Without You into a music video and spends the next ten years explaining himself. Sarah, thestalkycop, decides to do exactly the same and wonders why she has to explain herself. What’s the definition of insanity, again? Something about endlessly repeating the same task, but hoping for different results?

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Vid Commentary: Needful Things

15
Oct 2006

Commentary on “In The Hall of the Mountain King” (Needful Things vid)

I know you probably have to be a big name vidder, like here’s luck to really necessitate a commentary, but I was pretty pleased with the Needful Things vid, so I thought maybe a commentary might be in order, especially since I get a fair amount of emails about vidding – very few about my vids, but plenty asking for technical help. This sort of implies that my vids don’t really speak to anyone on an emotional level, but every so often someone will think “Wow, that was cool, wonder how she did that”, which is still odd, since I rarely use special effects (Pump Up The Volume aside).

So, on to the commentary. Continue reading »

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Vid: [Needful Things] In The Hall of the Mountain King

22
Sep 2006

New video, this time to Needful Things.

Vid Title: In The Hall of the Mountain King [commentary]

Artist: Sconosciuto/Edvard Greig

Fandom: Needful Things

Summary: A very short summary of the film, set to music? I think that’s the best I can do.

Rated: R – same as the source material, for a certain doggie scene. My apologies.

File Size: 18.7 MB – it’s very pretty quality.

Format: Real. Why? Because there’s hundreds of copies of Hero all over the net, thanks to YouTube, and I like to keep track of my vids – also, Real is far easy to deal with than Quicktime. I should have chosen this format years ago.

Notes: Again, I state this vid is rated R because of a quick flash of nastiness. It’s not on there long, so I can’t imagine people will be disturbed, but don’t say you weren’t warned.

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Vid: [Mighty Boosh] Pump Up The Volume

15
Aug 2006

Vid Title: Pump Up The Volume

Artist: MARRS

Fandom:
The Mighty Boosh

Summary: Dancing, lots of it.

Rated: U, same as the show

File Size: 20.2 MB – again, a large file because it’s in Quicktime.

Format: Quicktime. Why? Because there’s hundreds of copies of Hero all over the net, thanks to YouTube, and I like to keep track of my vids.

Dedication and Thanks: Again to Maestro, who threatened to kick my arse if I didn’t finish this soon. This vid has been on my computer for months – even before Hero – waiting for the final 18 seconds to be put on. I have now done this. Enjoy.


Notes:
There is no disclaimer on the vid itself. I feel bad about this, but cannot face rendering it again (once you see it, you’ll know which five-second segment took over an hour to render). I own nothing, not the song, not the clips, nothing.

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Vid: [Mighty Boosh] Every Day I Love You Less and Less

14
Aug 2006

Artist: The Kaiser Chiefs

Fandom: The Mighty Boosh

Summary: When I vidded Hero, I found it really hard to find shippiness, and thought to myself that it must be so much easier to do a fighting vid. This vid proves me wrong. Muchas fighting between Vince and Howard. Once again, I aimed for comedy, and once again, I’m not sure I got there.

Rated: U, same as the show

File Size: 27.4 MB – this one’s huge because I used large clips. I will be uploading the re-mastered Hero vid soon too.

Format: Quicktime. Why? Because there’s hundreds of copies of Hero all over the net, thanks to YouTube, and I like to keep track of my vids.

Dedication and Thanks: Maestro, queen of all that is flamey and penguiny. Her *hard stares* really got me through this. The fear of Maestro was far stronger than the urge to leave this alone and come back to it later.

Notes: Oh, by the way, feedback does not suck, so… yeah. Leave some bitches. Uh… nice bitches.

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Vid: [Mighty Boosh] Holding Out For a Hero

8
Mar 2006

Artist: Bonnie Tyler

Fandom: The Mighty Boosh

Summary: Vince/Howard, even though I started it as a general vid rather than a shippy one. The first verse is Howard’s point of view, second is Vince’s.

Rated: U, same as the show

File Size: 6.6 MB

Notes: Oh, by the way, feedback does not suck, so… yeah. Leave some bitches. Uh… nice bitches. (Here’s where I offend people before they get the reference).

Go to the new version to download.

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Vid: [Mighty Ducks] November Rain

21
Dec 2005

Vid Title: November Rain [commentary]

Artist: Guns N’ Roses

Fandom: The Mighty Ducks

Clips from: D1, D2, D3 and Don’t Cry and November Rain by Guns N’ Roses

Summary: This is an AU vid, in which Casey and Bombay were married and Charlie is their son. This vid (or vids) deals with their break-up and Bombay’s self-destruction that follows it, not to mention Charlie’s reaction. See the Notes for more details.

File Size: Part 1: 8.13MB | Part 2: 12.9MB

Notes: I can’t exactly remember what my thought process was, but I eventually challenged myself to make a video based on Without You by Del James (bear with me on this), using only footage from The Mighty Ducks, and the Without You music videos by Guns N’ Roses (for the non-rabid GN’R fans, that’s Don’t Cry, November Rain and Estranged).

The story of Without You is ultimately about the self-destruction of a man who appears to have everything, but still manages to screw it up. Theoretically Gordon could be that man, he’s rich, he’s well educated, he’s loved, and he could screw it up easily and lose everything. This vid tried to explore that. I have had to use footage from Don’t Cry and November Rain by Guns N’ Roses because, obviously, Casey and Gordon never got married in the Ducks fandom (but did in my mind, I love that pairing), and so forth. Any questions, hop over to the forums and ask there. I’ll answer in great detail, I assure you.

If the vid didn’t make sense, try reading the commentary.

A Repetition of the Plea on Built This Way: Please give me some form of feedback. I feel that Carla and adamandcharliedude are overstretched as my only vid-feedbackers. Come on, tell me if you loved it, hated it, whatever. Just let them have a break from being the only people to comment!

Go to the remastered version entry for download details

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Vid: [Mighty Ducks] Bad Reputation

21
Jul 2005

Vid Title: Ducks Behaving Badly

Song Title: Bad Reputation

Artist: Joan Jett

Fandom: The Mighty Ducks

Summary: Just as the title says, it’s Ducks behaving badly.

Rated: PG for a little violence

File Size: 12.6 MB

Thanks/Dedication: To Carla

Notes: Carla asked for me to vid to this song. I love this song, but lyrically it didn’t fit. So I just let violence happen in time with the beat. Oh, and a little bit of a stripping Portman crept in there. Portman rocks. I like it. I think it’s my most entertaining so far.

Further Notes: There appears to be a stray frame around the 1 minute mark. I have no idea why this is, because it’s actually in the middle of a clip, and going frame-by-frame in Adobe, I still can’t figure out what it is. *shrugs* It’s a phantom flicker.

Even Further Notes: Please give me some form of feedback. I feel that Carla and adamandcharliedude are overstretched as my only vid-feedbackers. Come on, tell me if you loved it, hated it, whatever. Just let them have a break from being the only people to comment!

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Vid: [Mighty Ducks] Built This Way

30
May 2005
Built This Way

Built This Way

Vid Title: Built This Way

Artist: Samantha Ronson

Fandom: The Mighty Ducks

Summary:Did you ever even think of me, when I walked away?” Despite the fact that the banner looks so happy, this is angst.

Rated: PG for a little violence

File Size: 6.23 MB

Notes: This vid is only just over a minute long. Aside from anything, the copy of the song I was using actually died in the middle, so I just trimmed it off. Add to that there are actually very few Charlie/Adam moments in the movie, and if I did vid to the whole song, you’d only have 2 more minutes of pointless dirge.

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Vid: [Mighty Ducks] Run Like Mad

1
Oct 2004
Run Like Mad

Run Like Mad

Vid Title: Run Like Mad

Artist: Jann Arden

Fandom: The Mighty Ducks

Summary: A Casey/Bombay fluffy vid. Enjoy

Rated: U, same as the movie

File Size: 3.8 MB

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