legoline
14 January 2012 @ 01:49 pm
Fanvid Rec: Sherlock  
Via [profile] akima_san who twittered the link to this beautiful, beautiful Sherlock vid. I love everything about this--the tone, the editing, the voiceovers, the music...it's pretty flawless, really.

 
 
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legoline
08 January 2012 @ 03:09 pm
A Few Good Fanvid Recs  
I've submitted three vids for [livejournal.com profile] festivids so far and a fourth is almost done. \0/ Golive is around the 20th--January 21st, I think--so I thought I'd compile a wee list of fanvids that I've enjoyed in the past few months, before fandom gets flooded with more fantastic vids.

A Girl A Boy And A Graveyard by [livejournal.com profile] obsessive24 (Covert Affairs // Spoilers through season 1)
Auggie/Annie and the cutest thing I'd seen in a while. I also love the song. I actually went ahead and bought the entire album.

Gravity by [livejournal.com profile] lsw700 (Downton Abbey // Spoilers through all seasons and the Christmas special)
Mary/Matthew. I loved the use of voiceovers. This show needs more vids.

I Want It All by [livejournal.com profile] bananainpyjamas (Friday Night Lights // spoilers for seasons 1-4)
Smash character study. Smash was never my favourite character on the show and rap isn't my favourite kind of music, but this mash-up with Queen rocks and the vid is fantastic. The choice of song is flawless, believe me.

Identical Snowflakes by [livejournal.com profile] icepixie (Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers movies)
Astaire and Gingers dancing. I love how this vid celebrates these classic movies--they get way too little love these days.

Glósóli by [livejournal.com profile] such_heights (Doctor Who // Spoilers for season 4-6)
A vid about the characters and symbolism on the show. And it's just so very pretty. It gives me aaaall the feelings. If I could marry this vid I probably would.

Okay, got that rec list out of my system. Bring it on, [livejournal.com profile] festivids.
 
 
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legoline
29 December 2011 @ 11:10 am
End-of-the-Year Vidding Meme  
(All the cool kids are doing it, how could I resist?)

Vids in 2011
Ghosts (North & South, June)
Hatred (Spooks, August)
Darkness, Darkness (Whitechapel, October)
From the North (Game of Thrones, December)
An Toll Dubh (The Eagle, December)
Scrooge (North & South, December)
Cold Is the Night (Sirens, December)

...and a couple in the making for [livejournal.com profile] festivids. (And a quick "Rarmitage is smexy!" vid that I never showed to anyone but [livejournal.com profile] roadrunner1896 and [livejournal.com profile] elsmoka :-) )

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Current Mood: geeky
Current Music: Video Games - Lana Del Rey
 
 
legoline
24 December 2011 @ 08:46 pm
Fanvid: Cold Is The Night (Sirens; Stuart/Ashley)  
For [livejournal.com profile] roadrunner1896, who is one of the most supportive and generous people I know, and always ready to do some hand-holding whenever I set out to try something new--like vidding this year. Unfortunately, it was impossible to include Dr Alec Track into this vid, so I did the next best thing and I hope you like it :-) Happy Christmas, dear!

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Title: Cold Is The Night
Fandom: Sirens
Music: "Cold Is The Night"| The Oh Hello's
Info: 03:18 minutes, 49,1 MB; XVid
Summary: "Take away this apathy and bury it before it buries me." (Stuart/Ashley)

Download HERE. (unzip with Winrar)

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For Roadie, who is one of approx. three people who I know that watch the show as well ♥

Feedback is always welcome.
 
 
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legoline
21 December 2011 @ 10:28 pm
Fanvid: Scrooge (North & South)  
Okay. So back in the olden days when this was all fields (so, half a year ago) and I decided to try the vidding thing again my first ever attempt which only a handful of people ever got to see was a North & South vid set to "Scrooge" from the Muppet Christmas Carol. The vid had a lot of random fade-outs and many scenes that were too long and stuff, but I decided that vidding was fun and to stick with it when time allowed.

Now Christmas is only a few days away, so I decided to fix the vid and post it for everyone on my flist who either loves period drama, Richard Armitage or The Muppet Christmas Carol :) (Ideally, all three), as I didn't have time to prepare anything else but really wanted to "give" something, and this vid is the only Christmassy thing I have to offer right now. It's also just a tiny fun vid for the interested and hence I won't crosspost it (except to the vidding forum, possibly). (And please don't feel bad if you're not interested in this, trust me, you're definitely in the majority. Sorry :-))

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Title: Scrooge
Fandom: North & South
Music: "Scrooge"| Muppet Christmas Carol
Info: 02:32 minutes, 40,0 MB; XVid
Summary: "There goes Mr Humbug". Humor vid. Sort of.

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legoline
13 December 2011 @ 10:30 pm
Fanvid: An Toll Dubh (The Eagle)  
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Title: An Toll Dubh
Fandom: The Eagle
Music: "An Toll Dubh"| Runrig
Info: 02:13 minutes, 22,0 MB; XVid
Summary: "On the other side of the door there will be no sun". Gen vid.

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Thanks for watching. Feedback is always welcome.
 
 
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legoline
01 December 2011 @ 12:49 pm
Fanvid: From The North (Game of Thrones)  
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Title: From The North
Fandom: Game of Thrones
Music: "From the North"| Runrig
Info: 02:25 minutes, 27,2 MB; XVid
Summary "I have sons fit to fight". Stark family portrait. Spoilers for season 1.

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Also, I have not read the books, so please no spoilers! Thank you!
 
 
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legoline
26 November 2011 @ 09:22 am
Vid Rec: Game of Thrones  
The incredibly talented [livejournal.com profile] obsessive24 has posted a Game of Thrones fanvid and it is awesome. Really, if you like the show or books or Sean Bean ( ;-) ) I encourage you to watch it. It's brilliant.
 
 
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legoline
16 October 2011 @ 06:02 pm
Dear Festividder,  
first of all, let me thank your for signing up and creating a fanvid for me. You are clearly awesome. This is my first year and I'm very excited to be a part of the fun and awesomeness that shall be shared. Yay!

I'm fairly easy as far as fanvids are concerned. Honest, I'm mostly giddy that I'll get a fanvid and then a fanvid for one of my rather tiny fandoms to boot, so I'm sure I'll love whatever you come up with. That said, you can find some additional notes to my fandoms below, in case you would prefer some more guidelines or would just like to know what I love most about these shows and films.

Music-wise, I'm fairly easy, too. I don't generally listen to house or hip hop, but even so I've still seen and enjoyed fanvids where that kind of music was a perfect fit, so anything goes. I love to be surprised.

And if you just happen to be passing by--treats are welcome :)

Downton Abbey
This is one of my favourite shows at the moment--I can't even exactly point my finger on what exactly makes it so special for me. It's probably everything. First of all, I've loved that particular period in time ever since I saw Titanic at the theatres. The clothes! The hair! The cars! The everything! So, that aloone probably would've made the show a winner for me but there's more. I love the relationships between the servants and the Crawley's; how much the servants know about their masters and how little the Crawley's know about the world "downstairs". I love the women in this show--Mary, Edith, Sybil, Anna, Gwen, Mrs Hughes, Daisy...I love them all. I love how the Crawley sisters, particularly in the second season, start to emancipate themselves from the roles they've been born into. And I've been really impressed by how the horrors of World War I is slowly seeping into the protected, seemingly isolated world of Downton Abbey. And of course, I particularly love Mr Bates and Anna. Who doesn't?

Spooks
There are plenty of reasons to love this show, like the characters and the plots and the camera work that just seems to be getting better and better. I would love a Zaf-centric video simply because I thought he was very cool and very underused as well. I loved his kickass fighting style and his sense of humor. He and Adam made a great duo. But really, I love all the characters. Do whatever strikes your fancy. (Okay, I should probably point out I never cared much for Zoe but if you make it your challenge to change that, be my guest :-) )

North & South (2004)
Aaand we continue with the period drama. Ah. I watched this for the first time this year and was completely enthralled by it. I really loved Richard Armitage's quiet portrayal of Thornton, and then I absolutely loved his mother and Fanny, too. And Higgins. (Mental note: watch more that has Brendan Coyle in it). No prompts here, any video will make me very, very happy.

Pride & Prejudice (2005)
(Even more period drama) I have a confession to make. I prefer the 2005 movie over the BBC mini series. Yes, even though that one has Colin Firth. For one....it is so pretty. The colours and the camera work and everything---you could frame every screencap of that movie and hang it on your wall. It's that pretty. Second, the casting. I'm usually not Keira Knightley's biggest fan but I find her simply delightful in this film and an incredibly good fit for Lizzy. And Matthew Macfadyen as Mr Darcy--I'm sorry Mr Firth but I do find Macfadyen's approach to Mr Darcy more complex and nuanced. Half of the time, I feel sorry for the poor sod because he's trying pretty hard, actually, he just happens to be socially awkward (which Macfadyen plays so well.) But anyways, I'm babbling. I think what I'd really love for this fandom is a sweet, uplifting video, either ensemble or Lizzy/Darcy.

How I Met Your Mother
My favourite tv show at the moment. I love it incredibly much. It makes me cry, it makes me laugh, it makes me think, sometimes all three. I love the characters, who simply refuse to be standardised stereotypes. I had to get to know them all first before I started liking them, and to me, that's the show's strongest appeal. I would be friends with all of them, despite their little ticks and habits.

Good Bye, Lenin!
German cinema has come up with quite a few good movies this past decade, and this one's my favourite. It bothers me when people try to sell it as a comedy because as odd and crazy as the plot seems to be, this is actually a very serious, quiet and heart-warming film about family and lives that are changed completely overnight. And it's also a very pensive, sweet movie over two countries who have to learn to become one again. My favourite character is Alex (surprise!), but I'd love an ensemble vid, too, or really anything you come up with.

Stand By Me
No words needed, right? One of my all-time favourites. The story, the music, the script, the cast, the everything. My love for this film knows no bounds, seriously. The only request I make here is that you give me a gen vid (as in, no slash). Other than that--go wild, I'll definitely love it.

Miranda
And then there was Miranda. A show that despite its silliness and over the top comedy has become one of my favourite shows basically overnight. I love how clever it is at times, how it takes certain trends and people in society and pokes them with a stick ("Bear with! Kissingtons!") ; I love Miranda and I love her friendship with Gary; I love that Gary is a sweet, caring guy who actually likes this tall awkward woman rather than making fun of her; I love Miranda's friendship with Stevie. I love everything about it, and any vid is going to make me dance to Billy Joel in my room.
 
 
Current Mood: excited
Current Music: With or Without You - Scala
 
 
legoline
03 October 2011 @ 07:44 pm
Fanvid: Darkness, Darkness (Whitechapel)  
(I still have no Whitechapel icon. How is this possible?)

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Title: Darkness, Darkness
Fandom: Whitechapel
Music: "Darkness, Darkness" by Richard Shindell
Info: 37,4 MB; XVid
Summary DI Joseph Chandler character study/portrait. Spoilers for season 1.

Download HERE. (37,4 MB, avi-format; right click save; unzip with Winrar)

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Thanks for watching. Feedback is greatly appreciated.
 
 
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legoline
14 August 2011 @ 02:26 pm
Fanvid: Hatred (Spooks)  
I'm going to post a vid now.

*takes deep breath*

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Title: Hatred
Fandom: Spooks
Music: "Hatred" by Aereogramme
Info: 53,1 MB; XVid
Summary "And the hatred is rising, but I hope that I'm stronger than this". Tom Quinn character study. Spoilers for season 1-3.

Download HERE. (53 MB, avi-format; right click save; unzip with Winrar)

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Concrit is always welcome; I thrive on feeback.
 
 
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legoline
05 June 2011 @ 07:46 pm
Fanvid: Ghosts (North & South)  
No, not the Civil War North & South. The Gaskell one.

First public fanvid post \0/ After receiving some really kind feedback from my favourite vidder regarding a different vid I decided that I should just take the plunge and post this one publicly. It's another North & South vid and unlike "Scrooge", which some of you have seen, this one is much more serious.

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Link: Right Click Save (61 MB, rar-file, vid is in avi-format)
Footage: North & South
Pairing: John/Margaret (well, duh)
Summary: Once lost, now found.

Feedback is greatly appreciated.
 
 
Current Mood: nervous
 
 
legoline
03 June 2011 @ 08:54 pm
<3  
[livejournal.com profile] moonilicious linked to this jewel earlier and it's too good not to be shared.

Fan-made opening credits for Merlin season four, Tudors-style. And perfect on each and every level. YES.

 
 
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