21 January 2012 @ 08:25 pm
Festivids Recs #1  
Almost twohundred (!!!) vids to go through, so this rec list is far from being complete. Here's what I really loved so far.

First, the two gift vids that I received and which are both just wonderful. I feel so very lucky to have received two such beautiful vids. Thank you, vidder persons!

Head Full Of Doubt/Road Full of Promise (Stand By Me)
I watched this and then I teared up a little and I actually couldn't watch it again right away because it gave me all the feelings and I had to recover a little first. It's beautiful. Oh film, I love you. So much ♥

Walking On Sunshine (Miranda)
This on the other hand made me grin like an idiot. So delightful! I may have danced along sitting in my chair as well (It's totally possible.) SUCH FUN!!!

Other recs:

a message for you (Big Fish)
Fabulous use of the Pretteh that is Tim Burton's movies. I only watched the film once but now I feel I should watch it again.

Little Lie (Blackpool)
Fantastic editing, great song choice.

Love Will Win (E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial)
Possibly my favourite so far. It's just so...beautiful. Flawless editing and great song choice and seriously, it made me smile and cry, sometimes at the same time.

Hero (The Hour)
Just captures the tone of the show perfectly.

My Aviator (The Great Mouse Detective)
Most underrated Disney film of all time.

You Make Me Feel So Young (Mary Poppins)
Just utterly delightful. Seriously.

Ooh La La! (Moulin Rouge)
I figured it'd be impossible to vid this film and capture both the emotion as well as the powerful visual style of this film, but somehow this video does it. Great song choice.

To be continued...
Current Mood: excited
21 January 2012 @ 01:26 pm
A Sherlock Observation  
You know what I really, really liked about Sherlock 2x03? The fact that Lestrade was more or less referred to as King Arthur. Which made me go all kinds of YAY and WHEE.

Let me elaborate (as if I wouldn't). In Which I Ramble )

In conclusion: need Lestrade icon. Preferrably one with a crown saying "KING" or something :-p

In less related news: [community profile] festivids Golive today! OMG! Excited and nervous doesn't even begin to cover it.
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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?

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 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.

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 Music: With or Without You - Scala
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