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17 May 2010 @ 04:24 pm
Vidding Reflections  
bradcpu posted this question over on his LJ, which originally came from the vidding workshop that's going on. I thought it was a great prompt & wanted to hear your thoughts and opinions:

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If all but one of your vids are erased from history, never to return (you can't reconstruct them, nor can you get anyone else to do it for you), which one would you keep and why?

AND, if all but one of the vids that you've ever watched are erased from history, never to return, which one would you keep and why?

And, name ONE vid that's had a formative influence on you as a vidder and tell us why.
(I'm sure there is more than one that's had a formative influence on you as a vidder. Suck it up and whittle it down.)

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My answers:

The vid of mine that I'd want to keep would be <a href="http://www.e-transitions.net/nv/Vids_roswell_oohchild.htm">ooh child</a> because I put SO much effort into creating it :P I made it using the 1st edition of WMM meaning everything had to be done the hard way. Fades were done by overlapping a black picture & the overlaying audio was done by layering the clip audio over each song, saving the file, and then syncing it up to the video of the clips. I wouldn't necessarily say the vid is a good representation of my work or capabilities today, but in a way it's the one I'm most proud of. It was the first video I did where I was telling my own story - taking the cannon and twisting it to show what I wanted to see.

The vid by another that I'd choose to save would be <a href="http://newkidfan.livejournal.com/255753.html">Blood Makes Noise</a> by Newkidfan. I almost have no words to describe how amazing I think that vid is. All the layering of the stock footage and the effects just works together so beautifully! To me, this is what a good vid should do - take the stock and then tweak and alter it until they've created a completely different look and feel for each clip. Newkidfan took a modest amount of clippings and made freakin' ART!

And the ONE vid that's had a formative influence on me would be <a href="http://www.idaresay.net/astarte/vids/haunted-astarte.zip">Haunted by Astarte</a>. That was the first great vid I saw that used the show's clips to tell it's own story. It opened up a whole new realm of possibilities for me and is actually what started me planning the Ooh Child vid I mentioned above. This vid changed what vidding meant to me - originally, it was just something fun to pass the time, but this vid showed me that you can use vidding to express YOUR take on the characters & the storylines YOU wanted to see. Being a vidder became analogous to being a storyteller - and that is the aspect of vidding that I love the most.
 
 
 
Mizramizra on May 18th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
Interesting answers, hon.