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20th-Nov-2010 08:13 am
Dean & vid camera
Damnit. Just had to pull out of festivids /o\ I really, really didn't want to do that, but I just can't see myself getting to make the vid before I leave on holidays in December.

I'm somewhat fixated on the vid I'm making at the moment (epic vid is..um... epic) and I will not be able to focus on anything else until that is done. With hubby back my vidding time is reduced (fair enough) so yeah, just can't see it happening. Shame, because it would have been awesome fun.

I'll still enjoy all the wonderful vids that come out of it though.

Vidding chat at spnroundtable has been wonderful. People have made such interesting comments about vid watching and making. It's my intention to respond to everyone. It's just taking a bit of time. :)

SHOW SOON! Ack! I think I go in terrified each week wondering what state my heart will be in by the end. Then I remember this season's motto - Relax and Enjoy the Ride. Roger that.
20th-Nov-2010 12:43 am (UTC)
Oh sadness! I'm sorry to hear about festivids.

And reading through the vidding chat comments, I think I might be the only person who had their hit count go down when joining the SPN fandom *hides*
20th-Nov-2010 01:01 am (UTC)
What?! Your hits are huge...

They were even more before hitting SPN? What did you used to vid?
20th-Nov-2010 01:26 am (UTC)
Eep, you can't make me admit to my shameful vidding past /o\
And it just proves your point about content over quality because the videos weren't masterpieces by any means, but they garnered more views due to the larger audience of the show. Or maybe it was because the vids were shameless I'M SO SEXY montages. Ok, ok, there was also crack, but we all know crack and porn are the lowest common denominators ;)
20th-Nov-2010 01:32 am (UTC)
Hee! Knowing you they would have been awesometastical. Even if they were"just" crack or porn.

I'm curious now... *shifty eyes*

Only other big fandoms I can think of are X-files and BTvS (not that I know much of previous SPN fandoms. Didn't even know fandom was such a think before discovering SPN and LJ).

20th-Nov-2010 01:39 am (UTC)
It wasn't that big of a fandom, but it was a more largely watched show. People tend to forget SPN only gets maybe a quarter of the viewership (on a good day) of your average major network show.
20th-Nov-2010 01:48 am (UTC)
So.. you're not gonna tell me then...

And yeah. SPN is small (cult even) compared to other shows.

Queer as Folk? Though not sure how largely watched that was.

Dog with a bone? Who me? ;)
20th-Nov-2010 04:33 pm (UTC)
I'm living proof that content matters much more than the technical aspect (I'm the one who instigated Ash to make that discussion). But I can't stop myself cause it's the type I do is like a drug to me. They just have absolutely to audience to speak of. :)

And if crack and porn are the lowest common denominators where does parody and satire stand?
21st-Nov-2010 08:23 am (UTC)
Sorry for the delayed response. While it's true that parody and satire are the more sophisticated cousins of crack, it doesn't have quite the same broad-based appeal since those genres require knowledge of the source material (for parody) or topical issue (for satire) in order for the humor to be understood. So not only does the viewer need to be familiar with the show footage you are using, they also need to be familiar with the second source you are parodying/satirizing.

Take for example my cracky Simpsons icon. Someone who has never seen the show could still look at it and go LOL, UNICORNS BARFING RAINBOWS. Whereas your Simpsons icon requires knowledge of both Homer's catchphrase and Japanese in order for the humor to translate. It's not your fault your wit is simply more sophisticated, and hence, slightly more esoteric ;)

Edited at 2010-11-21 08:25 am (UTC)
21st-Nov-2010 01:56 pm (UTC)
I love it when someone actually "gets the joke about my icon"! I don't expect a lot of people to get but it's nice when it happens.

Guess I should be that way about my opening mashups too. I shouldn't expect people to feel the same way about them as I do but appreciate when someone does.

Sort of like the two Ashes to Ashes mashups I did. Both of them require knowledge of both shows. In the Good Guys Jack is stuck in Property crimes with Dan and wants to escape while in the Fringe one Olivia is trapped in another dimension and is trying to figure a way home. BOth of them "require" knowing both shows.

WOW! That's like a double whammy, isn't it...
20th-Nov-2010 09:14 am (UTC)
Looks like you have to clone yourself to get all the things done you want to... or you need to invent a day with more hours in it. ;)

It's Sat morning here and I'll watch SPN now. Hope it's a good ep...*is ready to enjoy the ride* :D

20th-Nov-2010 09:22 am (UTC)
I NEED MORE TIME!! Or yes, even a clone would do.

I'm disappointed to need to drop out of the festivids. Would have been great fun. Though, if I find I get this vid done quicker than I think I might have some extra time and pull something together anyway.

I haven't watched it yet. I think I'm too scared too. :)

Well, there's that and finding the right moment.

20th-Nov-2010 10:23 am (UTC)
Don't be scared... :D

20th-Nov-2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
Bummer about festivids. I'm still hopeful I can pull off a gift vid. I have managed to finally rip the source material and I have a song idea, so it may happen.

20th-Nov-2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's a real bummer. And in reality I should just put this vid I'm making on hold at the moment and do my festivid. But I can't. My mind is totally focused on this vid and I can't let it go. I would only be rushing the festivid in order to get back to it.

So yeah. I was beginning to feel stressed about not being able to make the festivid. If I find I can make this other vid sooner, I will definitely make a gift vid. I would really like to make it for the person I had because I got excited about the ideas. :)

Oooh, I hope yours happens. You've made a start at least! :)
20th-Nov-2010 02:31 pm (UTC)
Well, things you do for fun should be, you know - fun. If it's starting to stress you out it ain't fun anymore, is it? So sit back, figure out your epic vid (looking forward to that!) and enjoy the festivids when they come out.
20th-Nov-2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
Yep. Sounds good to me. Though I'm disappointed with myself because I take this kind of commitment seriously - I really got excited about this also.

But yeah, as you say, it's all for fun - stressing shouldn't enter into it.

Thanks. :D
20th-Nov-2010 04:35 pm (UTC)
That's why I usually don't sign up for things like that. I can't stay focused on some things cause a bright shiny object (a new idea for a vid) will pop into my head.

And my probably most insane, crazy-teechnical vid will be up in a day or so. I'm not sure if there is even a fandom for this thing but it was a joy to create...

The vid is up. And of course it's another "no fandom" kinda vid... :)

Edited at 2010-11-20 09:40 pm (UTC)
20th-Nov-2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
Ooooh hey! Guess what?! My Show did a Mash-up opening last night!! Yep - totally thought of you. I won't go into details here (spoiler aware) but I squealed and thought Show has been watching fanvids. I mean, they've done it before but this seemed stuff a fan vid would be made of.

I'll check out your vid as soon as I can. :) Not sure if you've been back to the discussion but there's some interesting stuff at the bottom about the definition of "fandom".

And re your question above - I think satire is possibly harder to access (and in "get") then pure crack. Crack, is usually pretty silly and very "obvious" whereas satire and parody require (I think) a deeper understanding of the source.

Ooh, you got me all thinky again. Stop that. :D
20th-Nov-2010 11:04 pm (UTC)
This is funny. I was watching the Supernatural/X-Files thing when your email came in. I love things like that...

And the satire thing came to me a day or two ago. I could use content people are familiar with but in the satirical context some people might not enjoy it. It's not attempting to invoke an emotional response. It's attempt to make you see things in an new, and possibly weird, way. And lots of people watching vids just don't want that from their viewing.

And I'm satisfied with living in the "State of obscurity". It's comfortable here... and the taxes are low... and the politicians are, well - non-existent!
21st-Nov-2010 12:05 pm (UTC)
And I'm satisfied with living in the "State of obscurity". It's comfortable here... and the taxes are low... and the politicians are, well - non-existent!

Hee! cool. I like that. :D
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