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2011 Round up 
19th-Dec-2011 08:26 pm
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What I Got Up To This Year: (or... Do I Have a Life?!):

jan

vid: No Bravery After the bravery comes the sorrow.
vid: Woo Hoo! Celebrating the return of Supernatural
vid: They Did What?! Reaction to The CW bumping SPN's return ep.
meta: Return to Me with graphics by geckoholic



mar

vid: The Meta Song: The French Mistake Recap of The French Mistake using an original song.
vid: Mr Sandman Bobby vid. (for counteragent)

april

community: spn_littlebro was born!! \o/ (due to many awesome people). Officially opened in May with most of the brainstorming and troubleshooting done over April.

may

vid: Supernatural: At the Movies: The Sequel (with maichan)
vid: Misfits: Teenage Crime Misfits recruiter vid. (yay! Other fandom!)


june

statistics (with meta, picspam & graphs): Gender Bias in Supernatural: The Cold Hard Stats (with bythedamned and el1ie)

august

vid: World Spins Madly On S6 Dean
meta: Sam, Sex and The Soul, with graphics by geckoholic

september

vid: Jared Padalecki - I Like the Way You Move Name says it all really. :D

vid: It's Raining Men S6 Gag Reel

october

vid: Fallen Tribute to Castiel

november

vid: Echoes Se7en crossover. Promo for geckoholic fic for spn_cinema

december

vid: What the Duck?! The story of Duck Nation.
vid: Supernatural's Flying Circus Monty Python meet Supernatural. Crack! (with maichanand deirdre_c)

Mini vid meme:

Most proud of: No Bravery. (and strangely "They Did What?!. Mostly because the format was a new thing for me).
Most fun making: SPN's Flying Circus and Echoes.
Most challenging: I Like the Way You Move (con footage /o\) and What the Duck?! (con footage AND pics).
Least Challenging: The French Mistake (lyric matching = easy!)
Most surprised by the response: No Bravery and Mr. Sandman (in a pleasing way)


Plans for 2012:

Vidding:

I have an idea that I'd like to try for 2012. Something that I want to challenge myself with but also something that would involve other people (you guys!). I'm planning a vid prompt similar to the recent "tell me about a fic I haven't written" prompts. It would be a series of mini-vids (10-15 secs) inspired by vid comments about vids I haven't made. They would be presented in one post (so no spamming) and feature moments from vids you guys might want to see. There will be more about this early next year but at the moment this is one thing I would love to try. (Or am I really, really crazy to attempt this?!)

I'd also like to branch out to other fandoms or films.

I've beta'd a few vids this year and I've really enjoyed that process. It's not easy or straight forward so I'd like to keep that up and hopefully improve the way I view and offer feedback. (I'd also love to open up a vid beta discussion *adds to list*)

Meta: Dean and Sex is being written (follow up to Sam and Sex) so I hope that will be done. And even though writing isn't something I do well I love trying to improve it.

Picspams: I want to get better at picspams, so I hope to play around with that some more.

Yay! Fandom. I kinda love you a lot. <3
Comments 
19th-Dec-2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I need to do this since I actually made more than one vid this year!

But congratulations on being productive!
19th-Dec-2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
Yes! Do it hun!

I made one less vid than last year and 3 less than the year before. But I did other stuff so maybe that evens it out. Or something.

ETA: Correction. Same as last year. Just remembered the Misfits vid I made. :)

Edited at 2011-12-19 02:46 pm (UTC)
19th-Dec-2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
I think making any number of vids is an accomplishment. Vidding is hard!

*looks at my Festivids vid that hasn't been touched for a while...*
19th-Dec-2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
It is! And bloody time consuming.

Now you! Get onto that festivid! You haven't long now. (If you need some cheerleading let me know. Show me! I'll get my pom poms out!).

PS: Are you still fully into SPN? Or a bit *meh*. Just curious...
19th-Dec-2011 03:19 pm (UTC)
RL has kinda burnt me out in the last couple of months. Work has been hellish but I go on holidays very soon. Actually I should be on holidays all ready, if that gives you an idea on what work has been like, so I have been kinda blah about everything.

But I am still so very in to SPN! Still my favourite show. I am not entirely satisfied with the current season as some of the others but I still love Sam and Dean enough to carry me through. And I totally read fanfic every day. What else is my smartphone for!

I actually have a SPN vid that's about 80% done that is all about them getting physically hurt but I need to refine it down because I have way too many clips and now I feel kinda bad whenever I watch it.

Argh, I know about Festivids! I keep thinking as soon as I finish work, I will get onto to it and then I realise how little time I have left. But I may take you up on that cheerleading option and/or beta-ing if you are up for it. (And I get enough clips down to warrant a beta!)
19th-Dec-2011 03:34 pm (UTC)
Yay on SPN. There may be a fanvid/ep watching session coming up sometime in the future. If it happens I'll let you know. ;)

And yes! I will cheerlead or beta. I dropped out of festivids last year and I regret it (though I didn't have much choice) so I'm all for cheer leading you on! (PM me your prompt/fandom. ;) And then start laying down those clips!!)

ETA: A vid about the boys being hurt?! I'll be all over that one! :DDD

Edited at 2011-12-19 03:35 pm (UTC)
19th-Dec-2011 03:41 pm (UTC)
Ooh, yay on the fanvid/ep watching session! That was much fun. And I still laugh when I remember how young they sounded.

Okay, look out for my PM!

re: SPN vid. I though you might be. It's unbelievable how much they get hurt when you see it all together. They should definitely have extensive brain damage at this point.
19th-Dec-2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
Hey, I like the "vids I haven't vidded" meme idea. It'll be challenging to limit yourself to 10-15 seconds, but I don't think it's impossible, and sounds REALLY COOL! :D

Also, vid beta-ing: SO HARD. Let me know when/where you're going to host the discussion and I will pimp it out because I would love to hear everyone's stories and advice. (In a perfect world, we'd both teleport to Chicago in August for a panel on it at VVC. :P)

19th-Dec-2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
Oh you like? I'm thinking people could say anything and therefore it would be an interesting challenge. I think I'd have to ask for a song though because that just might make it toooo hard. Then I could pick any part of that song and make a short vid to it.

I dunno. Sounds good in my head. *g*

Beta-ing IS hard and I don't recall any discussions anywhere about it.

We need teleporting technology NOW! <333
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20th-Dec-2011 12:27 am (UTC)
Awwww *hugs* So glad to hear that you will be vidding again. \o/ I look forward to seeing watchya do. :)

xx
19th-Dec-2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
It was a pretty productive year and you gave us quite a few cool things to watch. Mr. Sandman and It's Raining Men..so much fun.

The vid challenge would be pretty interesting and probably send you off in directions you never though of. Plus it's probably easier to try something experimental if you don't have to start with something the full length of a song. It'd be cool even to just to see what people would prompt with. Lots of new music to listen to.
20th-Dec-2011 12:29 am (UTC)
Thank you.

probably send you off in directions you never though of.

My thinking exactly. It might also be a way of finding something I would then like to go on and make a full vid of. I'd be really interested to see what people prompt. :)
19th-Dec-2011 04:19 pm (UTC)
LOVE FOR EVERYTHING.

I can't believe No Bravery was in January. I remember having it linked to me and watching it as I was rushing to get to work (just like I am now) and it was the very first vid of yours I'd seen. And that's crazy. cuz I have a different job and live in a different part of the state now but I am still all about this fandom and its vids and following your YouTube like mad, and it's been a whole year! I guess even as things change, they stay the same :D

Congrats on accomplishing so much, hun! And if you ever want more beta reading for your metas, you know I'll always be happy to.
20th-Dec-2011 12:51 am (UTC)
THANKS!

And ...I know! I can't believe that No Bravery was in January. Which means I was making it this time last year. Hard to believe.

As a year begins I think.. I wonder if this will be the one that I lose my passion for it. I figure it'll happen one day... just not too soon, I hope. It's way too much fun.

Hee... and fandom will follow you no matter where you go! :DD

And I will definitely take you up on the beta offer. I hope to get something happening with this Dean/sex meta. :)

xx

19th-Dec-2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
All the wonderful vids you made for us to enjoy! :D
And I'm looking forward to watching your future plans come to life! \o/

I myself have kinda dropped out of vidding. It's amazing watching you go on and on and reach new hights every year. :D

♥♥♥
20th-Dec-2011 12:52 am (UTC)
*hugs* Thanks BB!

I figure one day I will drop out also. I'm still totally wrapped up in it all (maybe even more so than before) so I'll keep plugging away while my muse lets me.

<333
19th-Dec-2011 06:13 pm (UTC)
It's funny that every time I stumble upon an amazing and incredible vid, it's most definitely from you! Too bad that now half of your vids can't be watched on YouTube Germany because YT still have issues with our licencing company GEMA, whatever, not your fault.
I was wondering if you do vids for conventions too? Because, if you do, I won't do one. I'm good at vidding to rhythm (I dance a lot, so I should). So if you don't do vids for the cons I'm going, I'm all for the beta-ing!
Of course if you need any help with whatever...

Keep up your fantastic work and all the best for 2012.
20th-Dec-2011 01:00 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. <3

Yeah - it's a shame about Germany and its licensing laws. I've been meaning to upload the blocked ones to Vimeo, but I haven't had a chance.

Re the convention question. I've been asked this a bit and as far as I can tell they either a) only accept vids from people who will actually be attending or b) taking any they choose of the internet. If I had the chance to make a vid for a con I would love it (in fact I have just the song in mind!) but I can't ever attend them so I figure I won't be doing that.

So if you don't do vids for the cons I'm going, I'm all for the beta-ing!

*eep*... I'm not entirely sure what you mean here. Are you wanting to make vids for cons?

Thanks so much. It'll be interesting to see what 2012 brings. :D
20th-Dec-2011 08:09 am (UTC)
sorry, should have clarified more ;)
I'm going to conventions in Vancouver, Rome and Germany next year, so I'm thinking about taking part in the vid contests there. I was at VanCon 2010 and actually won something for my vid *yeah* - it was my "100 SPN episodes in 6 mins." and I used "Devil's Gun" from Girlschool. My most popular vid on YT is the video with Jensen and Jared dancing to "I Love Rock 'n' Roll", which was my first vid ever. Last year I contributed my "God's Gonna Cut you down" to the contest in Rome, but sadly that vid wasn't received well which probably was a language thing and of course for the vid contest in Germany I ran out of time, so this year I wanna start a bit earlier! To me it's not about winning something, it's about the fun making it and the pleasure of reading nice comments or actually get a remark from the stars themselves because sometimes they can watch it behind the stage :D

Our Gema is a major pain in the a$$ - it's not because they want money for the artists (which is only fair), it's because they won't make their frickin contracts soon - they just wait it out *sigh*
21st-Dec-2011 01:17 am (UTC)
Yay! Congrats on the win. The contests sound like fun. I'd love to be able to participate in something like that, but alas. I'll never get to those cons (unless I win lotto or something...)

19th-Dec-2011 11:18 pm (UTC)
Ooooh I like that idea - vids I haven't vidded to. And my you have been busy! Such productivity - just brilliant. I'm still hanging out for someone to make a vid to Big and Rich's Save A Horse Ride A Cowboy using Frontierland footage lol! Cracky I know but I found that whole episode highly amusing with Dean's adorable Wild West obsession. The outtakes from that are hilarious. But I'm sure you will be innundated with responses to that challenge! Your vidding has become pretty synonymous with the phrase Brilliantly Made SPN Vids. Rightly so.
20th-Dec-2011 01:03 am (UTC)
See. Yes! That's how it could work. I would love to give that song and idea a go. When I open up the prompting (probably early in the new year) make sure you put that one in because I will give it a crack. :)

And thank you for your lovely comment. :DD
21st-Dec-2011 07:32 pm (UTC)
Yay! THe list is big :D I guess I should get down to that too... After I actually FINISH this year lol

And be sure I'll provide you some more stuff for beta'ing! :DD

22nd-Dec-2011 12:03 am (UTC)
I'm sure your will be bigger! :DD

Though probably not as big as past years I am guessing?

Yay! More sneak peeks. I there hun! :D
23rd-Dec-2011 11:35 am (UTC)
That`s a great list, and a great idea. I haven´t seen some of your entries, this I`m going to change as soon as I have some more spare time.

I, always ask myself why I manage to do less and less vids each year. After I saw your list, I thought why not make an overall list of my stuff also. After doing so, I know why my number of finished vids drops *yikes*
23rd-Dec-2011 02:18 pm (UTC)
Hey. :)

Yeah.. I think it doesn't just have to be about vids. I've made less vids this year but I've done some stuff I've never done before (stats and meta and comm creation) so I figure it's nice to include those too.

Look forward to seeing your list. :)
23rd-Dec-2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
I`ve just posted my list: http://over-thehills.livejournal.com/41842.html

it`s, looong

I`m gonna do a vids only overview soon also.

For me, doing more than just vids is fun, and a nice distraction in case I hit a vidding hole (this happens a lot). I`m not into doing meta `n stuff, that`s a skill I`m lacking. But, I do enjoy what you (and others) come up with!
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