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7th-Sep-2014 08:17 pm
Vidding Meme.

For chomaisky

4. How many vid ideas are you nurturing right now? Care to share one of them?

I am nurturing about 4 vids ideas at the moment. I always love vidding the gag reel, so I'm waiting for that to come out to make a start on that (which it has, so yay!). I also have an idea for a vid that I'd like to have done by the 200th episode. There's also a Jody vid I'd love to do. Oh and an epic wincesty type vid that has been FOREVER brewing. I hope that will happen one day.

11. Is there a section of canon above all others that inspires you just a little bit more?

It's got to be the "die for each other" epic love story of Sam and Dean. Their relationship is forever inspiring. Even when it's really bad (::koff:: S8/S9) I'm fascinating and obsessed with it. And pretty much the show itself. Even when I'm vidding other characters it's the epicness of the show that inspires me.

For reggie11

12. What's the best vidding advice you've ever come across?

My lovely beta _sharvie_ used to always give me great advice when I started out. Something that has always stuck with me is "have a clear idea what you want to say in the vid". I usually write down my objectives and keep coming back to them while I'm making the vid to make sure that by the end it's not a mess of ideas. I'm sure I don't always achieve that, but it something that's always on my mind.

13. What's the worst vidding advice you've ever come across?

I can't say I've been given any bad advice but I've seen bad advice given to others. For me "don't worry about what people say, just vid for yourself" is not great advice. I mean, we all do what we do because we love it but if we are only doing it for ourselves then there's a danger of neglecting the audience. I don't think it's fair to neglect youraudience. I think by doing the very best you can, you are respecting the people who will be viewing it. If you are vidding (or making art or fic) purely for yourself then that essentially means you don't need to make it public. I suspect there will different views on this, but I'm sure most people create stuff hoping viewers/readers etc will like it - so make it the best you can do.

26. Share three of your favorite vidders and why you like them so much.

Ack! Oh noes, this is REALLY hard! I have so many vidders I love - and all for different reasons. Ok, I'll pick a few (plus some!) because I think they are great. I have such HUGE admiration for secretlytodream. The thing I love most about her vids is how innovative she always is. She always seems to do something different ahead of everyone else. She has an amazing eye for the way a vid looks and seems to constantly push the boundaries of how to make vids.

I have a lot of respect for counteragent. She doesn't make a huge amount of vids, but when she does they are always a powerhouse of visuals and meta. She an intelligent vidder who challenges the viewer and makes strong statements with her vids.

I adore el1ie's work because it's always so full of heart. She has a integrity that I always admire. And, because I have been privileged to be in on her thought processes while making a vid, I know how much thought she puts into them.

Others include: maichan who has probably been one of my biggest inspirations (yay crack!), starrylizard, who makes wonderful vids, full of energy and life. Every vid is refreshing and often quirky. Of course deirdre_c always makes wonderfully entertaining vids. She's probably best known for those but there's one vid of her's (a tribute to Kim Manners), that is up there as one of my all time faves. It's stuck with me ever since I watched it. Oh and killabeez!

Argh. There's so many more. There's a few You Tube vidders I follow who I love (smokeyfizz for example) and then there's a cohort of vidders that I mostly admire and respect from afar - like luminosity, obsessive24, bradcpu, heresluck, giandjakiss. And many more!

For milly_gal

1. Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-vid.

I'm probably most comfortable vidding feel good or crack-ish vids. I love vidding to a good beat, so action vids s some of my favourite to vid also.

19. How many times do you usually revise your vid before posting?

Omg! So many times! Even after my beta has given it the thumbs up I go over and over it and tweak the tiniest thing. Things that no one would even notice. I get nervous after a vid has been finished so I procrastinate by tweaking bits of it until I'm totally sick of it.

For starrylizard

15. Do you work mostly from start to finish, or do you vid sections out of order?

I'm a start to finish kind of vidder. I have rarely created a section later in a song and then worked up to it. I've tried doing that, but it makes me twitchy. I've also discovered that I HAVE to have the opening segment completed before I can really start. Even if it's just the opening titles. It seems to help me set the feel for the vid and is a good way to keep me focused on the type of vid it's going to be. I usually spend the most time on the beginning of a vid.

For kj_svala (and amberdreams)

16. Do you use any tools, like clip notes or storyboards?

I used to be quite meticulous in my note taking prior to making a vid. I still do write quite a bit down before I start, but not nearly as much as I used to. I usually print out a copy of the lyrics with huge spaces between lines so I can write done ideas for clips. I sometimes write down my own interpretations of the lyrics - ones that will work for the vid, so I have an idea of what I'm trying to say. That's mostly for story vids, or character studies. I don't do that for action or crack vids usually - they just build up as I go. I usually like to have a solid idea of what I want to do with at least 70% of the song before I start it - I'll either just visualise it or write it down.

For amberdreams (and justmep2)

8. Which vid was the hardest to make?

Hands down Violence and Sex is still the most difficult vid I've made. I had an idea of what I wanted but just never seemed to be able to pull it together like I wanted to. I worked on it FOREVER and still wasn't 100% happy with it. It is AU, wincest and had effects I hadn't used before. So yeah, hard.

For lyryk

5. Share one of your strengths.

Hmmm…probably my beat work? I particularly like matching in-clip movements on a beat.

6. Share one of your weaknesses.

I possibly think the beat work is a weakness also. I've looked back on vids and feel that sometimes there's just too much editing or movement on a beat. Sometimes I know I need to just let a few go so it slows down the action a bit. It can become too repetitive I think.

For greyowl88

17. Stephen King once said that his muse is a man who lives in the basement. Do you have a muse?

My show! Seriously, the show is still my muse. Nothing makes me want to vid as much as it does. In fact, I worry that when the show no longer holds my interest (or I've grown out of it) I might not vid any more. I've already slowed down considerably - (which is probably a good thing!). Though I love editing so hopefully I'll find other things things that capture my imagination. :)

33. Talk about a comment or review that made your day.

All reviews make my day! Though reviews that pick up things in the vid I was hoping would come out is always nice. But I suppose the most amazing review I ever got was from crystalsc many many years ago. Remember when Supernatural Video Station was going strong? She left a review for Hurt there that blew me away. It was long and detailed and very complimentary. It made my day back then and the memory of it still does. :)

For justmep2

2. Is there a genre or style you've yet to try your hand at, but really want to?

Hmmm, I suppose something I'd really like to try my hand as is meta. Fandom meta in particular. It feels like such a huge subject though and I also worry about where to even begin - but it's something I'd love to try. And I'd REALLY love to make a Lord King Bad vid. When made well (which is the irony of them really), they are hilarious. I'm sitting on "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "I Would Do Anything For Love" as a song choices. One day!
7th-Sep-2014 01:03 pm (UTC)
Your vids are always amazing and I really liked reading the answers to these questions. I don't know anything about vidding so even the idea of starting with what you want to say and that you write it out is cool to know. I like the idea of the lyrics with big spaces around them to write ideas by. That might come in handy for me to think about for other things. Do you usually have a song in mind first or an idea for what you want to do and then find music that fits? And The Wind Beneath My Wings just cries out for a crack vid with angels as well as the epicness of SamnDean.

I get my Dvd for the season this week and I'm holding out watching the gag reel and Misha's thing because that and the interviews they supposedly did with Jerry Wanek about the bunker are why I bothered to buy it this season. I'm hoping there will be some deleted scenes that might help with some of the eps too. I don't really think I'm going to watch too many of the episodes again. My kid loves the Oz one though so there is that. Just a few more weeks til S10 and I'm sort of /o\ and \o/ at the same time.
7th-Sep-2014 01:33 pm (UTC)
Hey hun. Thanks for reading. :)

Do you usually have a song in mind first or an idea for what you want to do and then find music that fits?

I love it best when I have a song first. I love hearing a song and just knowing the kind of vid I want to make with it. It's much harder for me to have an idea and then go looking for a song (like, I want to make a vid of the green cooler (of all things!), but I can't think of a suitable song. So, I'll wait until I hear I randomly one day…;D)

Good for you for holding out on the gag reel and Misha's thing! I would have busted by now! Misha's thing is one of my fave things ever to come out with the DVDs. A classic already me thinks. I will have to keep an eye out for it here - I'd like to listen to the interviews and any episode commentaries.

I liked the Oz one too I seem to remember. Actually, I'm thinking of doing my favourite Top Five episodes of S10 - so I can mentally go over past eps and remember what I did actually like. I know there was some stuff...

7th-Sep-2014 01:59 pm (UTC)
Songs for the Green Cooler sounds like required poetry reading for freshman lit class. I have no idea what to even suggest but that's a fun one to mull over.....It probably depends on whether the cooler is a metaphor for some form of permanence or loss of home and kitchen and parents or 'gee it's really hard to find good seating and keep your beer cold at the same time when you're fixing a car'. I was going to say that 'gee it's really hard to find good seating when you're squatting' but that just sounded really wrong......
8th-Sep-2014 02:08 pm (UTC)
What about this one... Joni Mitchell Little Green... !
8th-Sep-2014 10:38 pm (UTC)
You know, this is EXACTLY they style of song I was linking of. Something that would work with them in those situation with the cooler (by the side of the road manly). Now it would need to include the Impala as well, because this makes me think of all the times they are all together.

And hee - Little Green…:) Thanks hun! Might mean I'll do this one (time permitting!)
7th-Sep-2014 01:35 pm (UTC)
Your vids always bring me so much joy, they're all on my bookmarks list on the laptop for at work so I can get my groove on when I'm spamming or art'ing :D Especially the cracky/dancy ones :D

Thanks for the answers honey :) ♥
9th-Sep-2014 10:49 am (UTC)
Thank you honey! I'm so happy to hear that. :))
7th-Sep-2014 05:10 pm (UTC)
I have such respect for vidders! I can't even imagine how you sync everything up. Great rundown, here!
9th-Sep-2014 10:50 am (UTC)
Oh back at ya! I'd love to be able to create artworks. I imagine it would be a wonderful process bringing something to life like that.
8th-Sep-2014 04:34 am (UTC)
Thanks hon! I'd really love to give video editing a go one day but it looks so difficult. I'm kind of in awe of you guys.

The list of your fave vidders is great! A couple of them are faves of mine as well but others I haven't seen so I'll check them out.
9th-Sep-2014 10:52 am (UTC)
Editing isn't actually that difficult - if you are prepared to really take the time to work it out. It's a lot of trial and error - and frustrations when the technicals don't work. But if you are really keen to do it, you well. Ridiculously time consuming though. You have to love it otherwise it'd be extra hard I think.

Good luck! let me know if there's anything I can help you with.
8th-Sep-2014 08:12 am (UTC)
Your (vidding) enthusiasm is always so contagious! I enjoyed reading all your answers and it made me think back on my own vids. Since then I've had a few times wanting to maybe make one again, but I don't have a fast enough computer to handle that anymore. My movie maker preview is a slide show basically, including the sound.. /o\ So, no fine tuned fan vids for me anymore. And my YT channel has somewhat changed priority since. But I love looking back on my SP vids that are sitting there in the beginning of my uploads. :)
I do still love watching your vids as I did from the start. As much as I have pulled out of fandom, I never miss your creations! ♥

Oh man.. I hope S10 lives up at least a little bit to my cautiously recovering fan-feelings for SPN. :S

9th-Sep-2014 10:57 am (UTC)
I LOVED your vids. Such a cool idea and you made them work beautifully. :) They were great times back then!

Oh man.. I hope S10 lives up at least a little bit to my cautiously recovering fan-feelings for SPN. :S

Fandom keeps me positive at the moment. I'm not feeling tooooo confident n S10 to be honest. I mean, it might all work out ok, but Carver has a way he sees these characters and I don't think that will be changing any time soon. BUT...we'll see! he might just surprise us. I AM looking forward to the show returning - if only to see the Js on screen. :) *iz very shallow*
9th-Sep-2014 12:13 pm (UTC)
"They were great times back then!"

Weren't they just?! :D

And hee! Shallow is good!... ;D
8th-Sep-2014 11:59 am (UTC)
*pops in to say* Oh wow OH WOW. Thank you for the shoutout to Mediate. I really, really loved making that vid. I had so many visual and thematic things I was trying to pack into that short little piece, it's BEYOND WORDS wonderful that you remember it fondly. ♥
9th-Sep-2014 10:58 am (UTC)
I LOVE THAT VID! (and secretly wish I had thought of it...). It was a perfect tribute and I will always remember it. So beautifully done. <3
8th-Sep-2014 02:04 pm (UTC)
I love reading about people's processes, especially for activities I know nothing about, like vidding! Fascinating.
11th-Sep-2014 11:35 am (UTC)
Thanks! <33 (I feel the same with about art and fic :D)
12th-Sep-2014 06:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the answer!

seems the way you do it isn`t that different from how I do it. I used to print lyrics and write down scenes for them, I haven`t done that for some time now. Maybe it`s time I get back to doing it, it is of help. Of course, not finding the scenes to match the lyrics is not going to go away *duh*

I guess it is time for me to get my clip logs in order, for real, and complete.

edit: btw, I have answered your questions today.

Edited at 2014-09-12 06:25 pm (UTC)
21st-Sep-2014 07:37 am (UTC)
Hi hun!

Sorry for late reply.

I like being organised when vidding, but it doesn't always work out that way. I recently sorted out a lot of my clips - which was a nice feeling! :)
18th-Sep-2014 04:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your answer(s)!
I enjoyed reading all of them, it's interesting to learn a little about your process both as a fan of your work and as a starting vidder.

Fandom meta is an interesting subject, and a tricky one. I'd love to see your take on it one day. As for the LKBV, god yes. "Did you ever know that you're my hero?" with Sam & Dean, rofl!
What a disaster. Your humor/cracky vids are probably my favorites, it would be perfect!

The Sex and Violence vid does seem difficult, I always appreciate AU/Wincest vids more than others, it seem like they need so much more work and effort than a regular vid, not just by coming up with the right clips out of context but in terms of coming up with a completely new, original narrative that isn't supported by the original source.
I think your song choice there was difficult as well, but it's a great vid!
21st-Sep-2014 07:40 am (UTC)

There have been some great fandom meta vids made in the past - they look like they take a long time to put together, but always so good.

Sex and Violence did my head in! I was so stubborn when I was making it. I just didn't want to give up. My betas were amazing and gave me lots of help. The song choice WAS difficult - for some reason I had an idea I just couldn't shake whenever I heard it. So I had to give it a go. I learned a lot doing it, that's for sure.
21st-Sep-2014 04:26 am (UTC)
I was just freed from papers and came to read your answers.
Doing for yourself or for others is a choice which has to be made in all kinds of creative activities, I guess.I love getting inspired by the fandom on a daily basis and I wish my works could bring more people to love the things l love :)
I love Loki's vids. I rewatch them from time to time. They are just so good!
I love your positivity and enthusiam. Your vids and posts always cheer me up. I'm sure your thoughts and works are much needed in fandom during S10! <3

Edited at 2014-09-21 04:40 am (UTC)
21st-Sep-2014 07:47 am (UTC)
Doing for yourself or for others is a choice which has to be made in all kinds of creative activities, I guess

Yes, I agree. It's a interesting topic I think. I know we do what we do for ourselves (because we love it), but as we end up sharing our works I think we also make them with an audience in mind. Hoping others can find love for the things we love is also a great motivator. I love hearing comments from people whose mind I might have changed - or might have been able to see something a little differently.

I'm sure your thoughts and works are much needed in fandom during S10!

ha! I think we are going to be in for a difficult time in Season 10. I am scared!

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