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vidding (and general) round up 2014 
30th-Dec-2014 09:37 pm
I haven't had a chance to wish you all the best for the season. So ALL THE BEST FOR THE SEASON! <3

It's a strange time of year. Happy for some, sad for some. I consider myself lucky as it's mostly a happy time of year for me. And I am truly grateful for that. It's a little stressful (family stuff can sometimes be fraught) but it's small beans compared to what many have to endure. I hope you ALL had a happy time.

Something I've done for a few years is the Vidding Meme. It's a nice way to reflect on the years' fanworks. I don't want to break tradition so here's what I got up to in 2014:

It's a Beautiful Day S8 Gagreel

An introduction to the OTW (Organization for Transformative Works)

Never Always Getting Back Together A look at Sam and Dean's breakups and make-ups.

Happy to be Born This Way S9 Gag Reel and Fan Perspective

Road to Absolution Kevin Tran character study.

Top Ten Motels of Supernatural Title says it!

Little Green An ode to the Green Cooler (of bro love).

Supernatural Dance Freaks Cast and fans dancing at cons.


Favourite Vid

Hmmm, I have a soft spot for all these vids in one way or another. I put my heart into all of them so each is in my heart no matter what. Though, I like re-watching Dance Freaks because it makes me happy.

Least Favourite

PURELY for the saga of making it the OTW vid.

Most Successful

Watches on You Tube: Supernatural Dance Freaks
Comments on LJ: Never Always Getting Back Together
Thinkiest comments: Road to Absolution (and even though it's the least popular, I think it's my "best").

Most Under appreciated, IMO.

Ha, this is a hard one. I feel like I've had the response that each vid warrants. For example: I didn't expect a lot from the Kevin vid so what I got was awesome, Little Green took me all of a day to make so didn't really expect a lot from that (though I loved the twitter and LJ response it got *g*). The OTW vid took AGES to make but I knew it wouldn't be watched by many. Though I suppose I had hoped for some critical feedback - but I figure it's not a vid that's watched critically (and I got a lot whilst making it).

Most Fun to make

Happy to be Born this way. Working with the gag reels is always happy making.

Biggest Vid fail

Mostly the fact that I didn't make anything very deep or significant. My Kevin vid was the only one that involved lots of meta type thinking. I don't see this as a failure as such, just personal acknowledgement that I'm not putting in the kind of time it takes to make a "big" vid any more (aside from the OTW vid - which was "big" in a different way).

Hardest to Make

OTW!!! LIKE WHOA!!!!!!

Kick Ass/Sexiest

Jensen dancing in SPN Dance Freaks. *swoon* that man can MOVE!

Unintentionally telling video.

Ha! All of them! I don't really have the time to make vids so they are short and not very thought provoking.

Things I've learnt this year

Don't agree to make a vid where there's a committee involved (though, I learnt that last year but it's this year that the OTW vid came out). I don't regret doing it at all, but boy did I learn something during that process. The actually making of that video was a massive learning curve also - and I learnt informative vid making is very different to making fanvids. I love editing no matter what, but the skill set is quite different. I've also learned to make things that make me happy whilst making them and not feel too bad about that.

Things to work on

Less is more maybe? Fewer vids with more substance? I don't know. I like making feel good vids or easy vids so it's just the way it is at the moment. I am disappointed I wasn't able to make better, more substantial vids.

Vid Projects that I want to finish

Sammy Big Bang vid, Sam vid and a Dean vid I'm currently working on. I also want to make some experimental vids next year.

Each year I make fewer vids and that's mostly due to lack of time and that I focused more time on making gifs (for tumblr) and writing stuff.

A highlight of the year was being in the Fan Phenomena book - not only to talk about vidding, but to have the chance to talk about the cinematography of the show and have Serge Ladouceur talk about the screen caps I chose.

I posted my preparation post for that entry into the book: Cinematography of Supernatural

Another highlight was having Guy Bee tweet me about my Cinematography of 10.09 post. It's the simple things in my fandom life that makes me happy! :D (including YOU all!).

Other stuff:


Dean meta - I Need a Hero

The Bunker and the State of Sam and Dean's Relationship (picspam)

Sam meta: Why Sam is unsympathetic

Gif/pic spams

The Other Side & Supernatural My darling counteragent's fan film (The Other Side) with comparison gifs of Supernatural.

Season 7 accommodations (I've just started S8 motels for superwiki entry. I'm determined to complete all seasons on the Wiki).

Murals of SPN

I also participated in Gishwhes this year. It was life affirming experience. Not one I'm likely to do again (so crazy!), but one that gave me a better insight into Misha and general kindness in the world.

That's it! :)

Happy New Year to you all! I hope 2015 is a happy and successful year for each of you.. Thanks for being part of my fandom life. It means a lot to me. *hugs* to all!
30th-Dec-2014 02:02 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year, hon. *hugs*
3rd-Jan-2015 12:41 am (UTC)
Happy New year to you too honey! I hope it was a good one. xx
30th-Dec-2014 03:16 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year, bb, and thank you for everything. From your fantastic vids, to your eagle-eyed meta and attention to detail, to your episode reactions (yes, even the occasional angry ones), you bring SO much fun (and food for thought) to us all. I'm glad you're here! ♥
3rd-Jan-2015 12:44 am (UTC)
Awww, thank you sweetie. That's such a lovely thing to say (and something I kind of needed to hear at this time…). All the *hugs*. I hope you had a wonderful Chrissy and New Year. And thank YOU for all your positive energy and support and general awesomeness. You rock! <3
30th-Dec-2014 03:34 pm (UTC)
What a cool idea doing a yearly overview of your works. It must be fascinating to look back and see the differences from year to year.

Wishing you all the best for 2015!
3rd-Jan-2015 12:46 am (UTC)
It IS interesting looking back. There was a time when the page would be full of vids! Not so much these days…but still some, so I'm happy about that. :))

All the best for 2015! <3
30th-Dec-2014 04:32 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year :)
3rd-Jan-2015 12:46 am (UTC)
Thank you! And to you too! <333
30th-Dec-2014 08:14 pm (UTC)
Your posts are ones I always look forward too!
3rd-Jan-2015 12:46 am (UTC)
Thanks hun! Happy New Year! <33
30th-Dec-2014 08:31 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year :)
3rd-Jan-2015 12:47 am (UTC)
Happy New Year to you to! <3
30th-Dec-2014 09:48 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, you had a really varied body of work this year and they all made a huge contribution to keeping fandom going here on L/J.

I too loved that Kevin vid, I think you did a wonderful job on it and I think with show being in a rather dark place fandom wise, your lighter vids have been a marvellous reminder of why so many of us are still around! I know I needed those smiles.

Don't forget all the hard work you do with spn_littlebro and the many vids you lend your expertise to by offering beta work, behind the scenes it may all be, but it still counts for those of us who reap the benefit! Thank you.

Happy New Year to you and yours honey.

3rd-Jan-2015 12:50 am (UTC)
Thank you so much honey! <33 It's still been a busy year - even if not as much has been produced (the OTW vid took heaps of time that I would have otherwise used I think…).

And yay spn_littlebro! Everyone does such a great job! :)

Happiest of New Years to you. Thanks for the lovely e-cards too. They are always so special. *hugs*
31st-Dec-2014 01:26 am (UTC)
Thank you for sharing your amazing gifts! This fandom is lucky to have you in it! Happy New Year!
3rd-Jan-2015 12:51 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you so much! Happiest of New Years to you! <3
31st-Dec-2014 03:03 am (UTC)
High five on getting the OTW one done. What a saga and I'm so glad you were able to use all that work. The Dance Freaks and the Getting Back Together are favorites around here. The Guy Bee tweets were really great. I hope your next year is awesome.
3rd-Jan-2015 12:52 am (UTC)
Thanks sweetie. Let's hope there's still fun to be had this coming year (fandom-wise that is…;D) Happy New Year to you. I hope 2015 is a great one to you. <33
31st-Dec-2014 06:35 am (UTC)
I hope you had a fab xmas, your tree was just gorgeous. You had a very productive 2014 and I always look forward to your vids so here's to a successful and happy 2015 :)
3rd-Jan-2015 12:54 am (UTC)
Hi honey. Answering this late and my first thought is I hope your mum is ok. And you!

I wish you all the best for 2015 (and thanks for your amazing help with littlebro! xx)
31st-Dec-2014 08:57 am (UTC)
Happy New Year honey :) Thank you so much for all you do, from the fantastic vids (which are always amazing) to your reviews, recaps and just generally being you! ♥
3rd-Jan-2015 12:55 am (UTC)
Thanks sweetie!

And back at ya! Thanks for your amazingly positive energy and great posts. I hope 2015 is wonderful to you. <3
31st-Dec-2014 11:33 am (UTC)
Happy New Year to YOU! :D ♥♥♥ *hugsmishcuddles*
3rd-Jan-2015 12:56 am (UTC)

Happy New Year darlin'! Hope 2015 is kind to you. VERY kind! <33333
31st-Dec-2014 12:41 pm (UTC)
Happpppy 2015 to you and yours, bb ♥ I bow down to your awesome skills! ♥
3rd-Jan-2015 12:56 am (UTC)
Happiest of New Years to you too hun! Here's to a fantastic 2015! <3
3rd-Jan-2015 09:59 pm (UTC)
Happy New Year, ash!
The vidding meme is such a great idea. I haven't seen the OTW video before probably because it wasn't on your YouTube, it's such a different thing to edit and looks like a ridiculous amount of work.
10th-Jan-2015 01:49 pm (UTC)

Sorry for the belated reply!

Happy 2015 to you too! The OTW vid was indeed a ridiculous amount of work. It was a great learning experience - in very many ways.

10th-Jan-2015 06:18 am (UTC)
Hello! I'm Bryn, and I'm part of the Wincon convention staff and in charge of the Wincon vid show. Wincon 2015 is going to be the ten year anniversary of our little convention, and we're planning to have a second vid show dedicated to re-showing some of the vids from the past nine years. The plan is to run a poll a few months before the con where people can choose their favorite vids from each of the past nine shows, and the first and second favorite choices (depending on running time) will be shown in this second vid show.

May we have your permission to include your vids "Channel Hopping", "SPN S4 PDQ", "Hurt", "Supernatural: At the Movies", "Love Shack", "Supernatural at the Movies (the Sequel)", "We Will Rock You", "Supernatural's Flying Circus", and "Perversion for Non Profit" in the poll for the recap vid show, and if it's chosen as a favorite, show it at Wincon 2015? The poll probably won't go live until a few months before October.

Finally, I was wondering if we might also have permission to host the vids on our own webspace with a direct download link? We would still link to your LJ (or another site if you would prefer) for viewers to leave feedback, but a direct link on our archive page would make it easier for attendees to download vids from past Wincons, and would serve as a backup if the day ever came that your site was no longer accessible.

Please let me know if you grant permission for either of these items. Thank you for your time!

~*~ Bryn
10th-Jan-2015 01:48 pm (UTC)
Hi Bryn,

Permission granted for everything! :) Thanks for asking.

And all the best for the 10th anniversary. It sounds like it will be awesome.
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