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Vid: The History of My Future
Vidded by: Clucking Belles, aka [livejournal.com profile] sherrold and [livejournal.com profile] wickedwords for KadyMae in the Vividcon 2009 Auction.
Summary: Derek's past is our future.
Fandom The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Format: XVid

Also available from our download site here

Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] kadymae who gave us the song and the fandom, which let us do something completely different for our normal style: fast and intense, flipping in and out of timelines though referential clips, pulling out all the stops. The vid challenged us, and in the we ended up with something that we're quite proud of. Thanks, KadyMae, for choosing us to make this vid. We had a blast.

The vid is up on our BAM site, though you'll had to set up a login to view it, and it's embedded under the cut. Hopefully, I've done the embedding right, otherwise it is at the above link on BAM here )

You can download a few other old MC vids as well as the clucking belles vids via Sandy and my Clucking Belles Vid Site.

Feedback of any sort is always appreciated. Recs, reviews, and concrit welcome.
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Vid: Our Lips are Sealed
Vidded by: Clucking Belles, aka [livejournal.com profile] sherrold and [livejournal.com profile] wickedwords for Vividcon 2009, Club Vivid
Summary: Abby, Kate, Tony and Gibbs are a very close team, or two very close couples.
Fandom NCIS
Format: XVid

Also available from our download site here


Sorry I am so late announcing this! The vid is now up on our BAM site, and embedded under the cut. Hopefully, I've done the embedding right, otherwise it is at the above link on BAM here )

You can download a few other old MC vids as well as the clucking belles vids via Sandy and my Clucking Belles Vid Site.

Feedback of any sort is always appreciated. Recs, reviews, and concrit welcome.
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Vid: Bromance?
Vidded by: Clucking Belles, aka [livejournal.com profile] sherrold and [livejournal.com profile] wickedwords for Vividcon 2009
Summary: Rodney attempts to explain their relationship to John, using a few cultural icons. (Due South, I Spy, Dead Zone, House MD, Psych, Farscape, Jurassic Park III, Terminator, ST: TOS)
Fandom SGA/Multi
Format: XVid

Also available from our download site here


I have to credit someone in the Vividcon 2009 vid review for the description of this vid, as I had no idea for what to write for it myself. Unfortunately, I didn't catch their name, but I loved the concept. The vid is now up on our BAM site, and embedded under the cut. Hopefully, I've done the embedding right, otherwise it is at the above link on BAM here )

You can download a few other old MC vids as well as the clucking belles vids via Sandy and my Clucking Belles Vid Site.

Feedback of any sort is always appreciated. Recs, reviews, and concrit welcome.
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Vid: Is She Really Going Out With him (click to download)
Vidded by: [livejournal.com profile] sherrold and [livejournal.com profile] wickedwords for Escapade 2009
Summary: No, seriously. Is she really going out with him?
Fandom SGA
Format: XVid

Tons of thanks to our betas, with special thanks to both [livejournal.com profile] gwyn_r and [livejournal.com profile] kassrachel. This is a short vid, and not subtle. (So not subtle). When TPTB slam you with a meta-story, really, what can you do?

This vid is now up on our imeem site, and embedded under the cut. There are some hiccups when streaming it (as usual), but the xvid format is better than most: here )

You can download a few other old MC vids as well as the clucking belles vids via Sandy and my Clucking Belles Vid Site.

Feedback of any sort is always appreciated. Recs, reviews, and concrit welcome.
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Vid: Is She Really Going Out With him (click to download)
Vidded by: [personal profile] sherrold and [personal profile] wickedwords for Escapade 2009
Summary: No, seriously. Is she really going out with him?
Fandom SGA
Format: XVid

Tons of thanks to our betas, with special thanks to both [personal profile] gwyn and [personal profile] kass. This is a short vid, and not subtle. (So not subtle). When TPTB slam you with a meta-story, really, what can you do?

This vid is now up on our imeem site, and embedded under the cut. There are some hiccups when streaming it (as usual), but the xvid format is better than most: here )

You can download a few other old MC vids as well as the clucking belles vids via Sandy and my Clucking Belles Vid Site.

Feedback of any sort is always appreciated. Recs, reviews, and concrit welcome.

Vid: PSA

Apr. 27th, 2009 09:12 pm
wickedwords: (vid tv by sherrold)
Vid: PSA (click to download)
Vidded by: [livejournal.com profile] sherrold and [livejournal.com profile] wickedwords for Escapade 2009
Summary: He-Man and She-Ra are very concerned about John.
Fandom SGA
Format: XVid

Tons of thanks to our betas, the cannibals. Like most of our recent vids, it's short, funny, with just a hint of meta. At 30 seconds, it's the shortest vid I think we've ever done.

This vid is now up on our imeem site, and embedded under the cut. There are some hiccups when streaming it, but it is watchable here )

You can download a few other old MC vids as well as the clucking belles vids via Sandy and my Clucking Belles Vid Site.

Feedback of any sort is always appreciated. Recs, reviews, and concrit welcome.

Vid: PSA

Apr. 27th, 2009 09:09 pm
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Vid: PSA (click to download)
Vidded by: [personal profile] sherrold and [personal profile] wickedwords for Escapade 2009
Summary: He-Man and She-Ra are very concerned about John.
Fandom SGA
Format: XVid

Tons of thanks to our betas, the cannibals. Like most of our recent vids, it's short, funny, with just a hint of meta. At 30 seconds, it's the shortest vid I think we've ever done.

This vid is now up on our imeem site, as well as on our website. There are some hiccups when streaming it, but it is watchable here )

You can download a few other old MC vids as well as the clucking belles vids via Sandy and my Clucking Belles Vid Site.

Feedback of any sort is always appreciated. Recs, reviews, and concrit welcome.
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The winners were announced for the 2008 Stargate Music Awards, and Sandy and I were lucky enough to place second for both of the Stargate vids we made this year:

Rasputin placed second in SG-1 Humor

Why Walk When You Can Fly placed second in the SGA Team Category.

This is awesome and wonderful, and thank you to everyone who voted for us. What a great way to end 2008.
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Vid: Rasputin (click to download)
Vidded by: [livejournal.com profile] sherrold and [livejournal.com profile] wickedwords for Vividcon 2008
Summary: Daniel is Rasputin.
Fandom SG-1
Format: WMV

Tons of thanks to [livejournal.com profile] barkley for beta work, as well as to her and [livejournal.com profile] destina for the Evil!Daniel in "Copacabana" inspiration.

This vid is now up on our imeem site, and embedded under the cut. There are some hiccups when streaming it, but it is watchable here )

You can download a few other old MC vids as well as the clucking belles vids via Sandy and my Clucking Belles Vid Site.

Feedback of any sort is always appreciated. Recs, reviews, and concrit welcome.
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Vid: Why Walk When You Can Fly (click to download)
Vidded by: [livejournal.com profile] sherrold and [livejournal.com profile] wickedwords for Vividcon 2008
Summary: Friendship. Family. Team. Space. Possibly Slash.
Fandom SGA
Format: WMV

Tons of thanks to [livejournal.com profile] elynross and [livejournal.com profile] kassrachel for beta work

This vid is now up on our imeem site, but it has some burbles, and embedded under the cut here )

You can download a few other old MC vids as well as the clucking belles vids via Sandy and my Clucking Belles Vid Site.

Feedback of any sort is always appreciated. Recs, reviews, and concrit welcome.
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Vid: Math Prof Rock Star
Vidded by: [livejournal.com profile] sherrold and [livejournal.com profile] wickedwords for Escapade 2008
Summary: Charlie' s not just a prodigy and a genius -- he's a Math Prof Rock Star!
Fandom Numb3rs
Format: WMV

We started this vid back before Sandy started chemo and I started cycling; even though it's a very short vid, neither of us had the energy to finish it at the time. It was great to be able to pick it back up and get it done for Escapade, and we had a lot of fun getting back into the swing of vidding together. Tons of thanks to [livejournal.com profile] rosawestphalen for pointing out the song.

This vid is up on our imeem account if you want to stream it.
embedded video behind tag )
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Vid: Us
Vidded by: Media Cannibals HL collective.
Remastered by: [livejournal.com profile] killabeez
Summary: Duncan reflects on the things that are important to him, and what it all means to his relationship with Methos.
Fandom Highlander
Format: DIVX

Huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] killabeez who remastered all of these HL vids. I am so sorry that I forgot to post this one for so long. Us was made by the MC HL collective, [livejournal.com profile] feochadn, [livejournal.com profile] gattagrigia, [livejournal.com profile] sherrold and I, back in '98/'99. Part of the reason for us making this vid was that by using a Duncan perspective, we had the whole history of Highlander to choose from, rather than being limited to just the Methos eps (which by this point in time, were becoming significantly over-used. All the big money shots were losing their emotional appeal except to the hardcore HL fan.) So it's a Duncan/Methos vid with very little Methos in it, yet is says a whole heck of a lot about their relationship.

This vid will soon be up on our imeem account if you want to stream it. ETA: Or not. Still hasn't come through yet, and it's been many hours. I will look for another alternative for streaming.

You can download a few other old MC vids using Sandy and my Clucking Belles Vid Site. Hopefully, we'll get around to making some new vids this year, now that chemo and cycling aren't wiping us both out.

Feedback of any sort is always appreciated. Recs, reviews, and concrit welcome.
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Last of the month, so I've uploaded the next of the HL vids that Killa remastered for us, Change the Locks. [livejournal.com profile] feochadn, [livejournal.com profile] gattagrigia,[livejournal.com profile] sherrold created this one back in '97/'98. At the time, I think I was just starting to get into HL.

Vid: Change the Locks
Vidded by: Media Cannibals HL collective.
Remastered by: [livejournal.com profile] killabeez
Summary: Methos as stalker, and what Duncan does to avoid him.
Fandom Highlander
Format: DIVX

Huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] killabeez who remastered all of these HL vids.

This vid is also up on our imeem account if you want to stream it.


You can download a few other old MC vids using Sandy and my Clucking Belles Vid Site.

Feedback of any sort is always appreciated. Recs, reviews, and concrit welcome.
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Well, here we are at the last week of the month, and it looks like we have some bandwidth left. So I've uploaded the next of the HL vids that Killa remastered for us, Suite.

Vid: Suite
Vidded by: Media Cannibals, the HL collective and then some. [livejournal.com profile] gattagrigia,[livejournal.com profile] sherrold, [livejournal.com profile] feochadn, [livejournal.com profile] merryish, [livejournal.com profile] alexfandra, and [livejournal.com profile] mockerbee Oh! And me.
Remastered by: [livejournal.com profile] killabeez
Summary: This vid is all about the parallel attitudes of Duncan and Methos, how both are obstinate and strong will, yet choose to stay with each other despite (or perhaps in part because of) their personality conflicts.
Fandom Highlander
Format: DIVX

Huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] killabeez who remastered the vid. She is awesome, yes?

This vid is also up on our imeem account if you want to stream it.


You can download a few other old MC vids using Sandy and my Clucking Belles Vid Site.

Feedback of any sort is always appreciated. Recs, reviews, and concrit welcome.
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Vid: I'm the Cat
Vidded by: Media Cannibals, the HL collective. [livejournal.com profile] gattagrigia,[livejournal.com profile] sherrold, [livejournal.com profile] feochadn and I were the primary vidders here, back in the late 1990s.
Remastered by: [livejournal.com profile] killabeez
Summary:a more light-hearted, season 4-ish view of Methos and his relationship with Duncan, which continues our theme of comparing BSOs and cats.
Fandom Highlander
Format: DIVX

Huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] killabeez who surprised us by having remastered the vid. Yay, Killa!

This vid is also up on imeem if you want to stream it.


You can download a few other old MC vids using Sandy and my Clucking Belles Vid Site.

Feedback of any sort is always appreciated. Recs, reviews, and concrit welcome.
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[livejournal.com profile] sherrold's birthday is next week, but many of us will be in the pre-con frenzy for Vividcon. So [livejournal.com profile] gwyn_r created a surprise for Sandy, and remastered the Due South vid Roll to Me, which Sandy and [livejournal.com profile] gattagrigia made lo these many moons ago. It's a lovely vid, full of Fraser/Vecchio goodness, that makes my little slasher's heart gleeful with delight. Both Gwen and I have posted it to our Imeem accounts, plus it's available on Sandy and my clucking belles vidsite for download, plus Gwyn's vid site as well.

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[livejournal.com profile] killabeez said something like:

You know what would be cool? The vid version of the 5 stories meme. So, with that thought, here are 5 favorite vids that I have done. I'm not going to say that these are the best or always my favorites, but for the moment, these are the ones

1. Lives in the Balance, Wiseguy, Character Study for Roger Lococo,on our vid site
I've always loved Roger, and I assume most people know the backstory on this vid. It was the first one I ever picked the song for and had the vision for. [livejournal.com profile] sherrold did all of the button-pushing as it was first made during the 2-VCR era, while I was on bed rest with pregnancy-induced blood pressure problems. It was a great way to keep me entertained.

The version on our vid site was re-cut from the DVDs last year. I'm hoping to post it up on Imeem later today.

2. Hair, Multimedia, bouncy fun con vid, not available on-line
Unfortunately, this vid will probably never be available on-line as it has just too much source to track down. We scoured fandom for a year pulling all of the source together, asking people to bring tapes with them when they came up to Seattle to stay. My favorite two clips in it are the slow hair flip with Armond, and the slow one with Castillo pushing his dripping wet hair out of his face as he stands in the water. I love the way those two moments are so slow in contrast to the rest of the vid that it just re-frames the whole thing. They are perfect hair-fan moments.

3. He's the Man, The Sentinel, Character Study for Jim, not available on-line
I was at [livejournal.com profile] sherrold's office to take her to lunch one day, and she said, "you have to listen to this." Then she played the comedy bit, and when it was over, I blinked and said "you know, that would make a great vid." We dragged Jo into it, and did shuttle vidding; I don't think the three of us were ever in the same room at the same time while we worked on this vid. I loved how we were able to show Jim's two sides, the action-hero and the girly-man. I have such a fondness for that particular combination.

Have I mentioned how much I love contrasts? I'd say Bodie, Jim, and John Sheppard are all in the "psychokiller or pretty, pretty princess" vein.

4. Voodoo, Invisible Man, Character study/relationship study about obsession, grainy imeem streaming version or on our vid site Originally, Sandy and I had a completely different vid plotted out, but we laid the first clip down--an eye image--then looked at each other and went "okay, cool. We are going someplace else." I loved the way the obsession between the two men and the way that quicksilver connects them

5. Stress, Stargate Atlantis, Character study for Rodney McKay, grainy imeem streaming version or on our vid site
I originally wanted to use this song for Buffy, but it never really fit. I guess that's because it was waiting around for Rodney to arrive, as the song is the perfect fit for him.

Honorable Mentions:

Hippie Boy, The Sentinel, character study for Blair, not available on-line.
This one is really Jo's brainchild, as she had the song, but I got to work on it and learned so much in the doing. Jo has a great eye for camera details. We had to work for it as Blair's visual angst generally ranged from somewhat bemused to pretty darn bummed.

Wipeout, SG-1/Farscape Parallels,on our vid site
Ha! We did this before Cameron and Valla showed up on SG-1, and knowing that I did that fills me with unholy glee. Essentially, I made a vid that pulled the Farscape characters into the SG-1 universe, and then TPTB did that FOR REALS. Is that not awesome or what?

Same Thing in Reserve, The Sentinel, constructed reality, not available on-line.
We had a lot of fun building the universe where Blair and Jim were outed, plus we got to use Katherine's really cool fader to do the transitions! This was a pre-digital vid, made with 2 VCRs and we needed a whole 'nother machine to do the crossfades that just take a widget in premier anymore. (Hey you kids, out of my begonias!)

Okay, writing this up was a lot of fun. Thanks for tagging me, Killa!

ETA: Forgotten vids? I forgot all of the ones we did that were HL! DOH!
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Vid: Atlantis! (right click to download from our website)
Vidded by: rache and Sandy, the clucking belles ([livejournal.com profile] wickedwords and [livejournal.com profile] sherrold)
Summary: What if...Atlantis were a broadway musical?
Category: Humor, satire, parody
Format: WMV
Size: 18 MB

This vid is available in streaming format via imeem.



Atlantis! owes its inspiration to Rumble by [livejournal.com profile] astolat and [livejournal.com profile] cesperanza, and was made for this years remix-themed challenge at Vividcon.

In addition, extra thanks to [livejournal.com profile] elynross, [livejournal.com profile] rosawestphalen, and [livejournal.com profile] gattagrigia for betaing, yet more help, and emotional support.

You can download our other, older vids at our Clucking Belles Vid Site.

Feedback of any sort is always appreciated. Recs, reviews, and concrit welcome.
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Vid: Stress, the vid Goes to the website. Please right-click to save
or stream it from imeem at http://wickedwords.imeem.com/video/M68Nuvjf/sga_stress/

Artist: Jim's Big Ego
Vidded by: rache and Sandy, the clucking belles ([livejournal.com profile] wickedwords and [livejournal.com profile] sherrold)
Summary: Rodney's addicted to two things: coffee and stress.
Character: Rodney McKay
Category: Humor
Format: WMV
Size: 35 MB



We had a lot of fun making this vid, but a huge amount of problems outputting it. We need to thank both [livejournal.com profile] killabeez and [livejournal.com profile] z_rayne for their help. (Killa went to extra lengths for us to get the Escapade copy to work, and Zoe ripped the copy from the Escapade DVD and is hosting it on her site, so we don't have to worry about bandwidth.)

In addition, extra thanks to [livejournal.com profile] elynross, [livejournal.com profile] rosawestphalen, and [livejournal.com profile] melina123 for betaing, yet more help, and emotional support.

You can also download the vid via our Clucking Belles Vid Site, plus some of the other vids that we've done.

Feedback of any sort is always appreciated. But please, no public links without permission.
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[livejournal.com profile] melina123 is the person who originally brought this up, and it made sense to me, so I'm gonna put out a half-baked version of the concept so it can be discussed and refined a bit. Several years ago, the Highlander Media Cannibals created a vid to "Hear that Voice Again." It was a pretty complicated vid, attempting to show how guilt and Duncan's past history and insecurities have fucked up his life. The first person we showed it to, who was a Methos fan without any real interest in Duncan, was very confused by it. "What is this, a graduate exam?"

At that point, all the energy went out of us. If you didn't have a strong background in the character and his history, you couldn't get the vid. It was a confusion of images and sounds that just didn't make sense. The vid seemed to work fine for those who knew Duncan's history and his character, but as that was only about a third of the Highlander slashers at the time, it was a little disheartening. It meant that the audience for the vid would never be that big, as it required too much detailed knowledge of characters and canon to be truly accessible.

So, when Melina made a statement about how [livejournal.com profile] sherrold's and my Smallville vid "So Damn Hot" was at her 'reading level' in the fandom, it made a ton of sense to me. You don't have to know a lot about the fandom to access the vid, but you have to know some to get the biggest joke.

And that seemed to be about the level of most of the Escapade audience: a passing familiarity with a lot of fandoms, but wide-spread, detailed knowledge of only a few. Graduate level vids are gonna be a hard sell in that environment, for more than a handful of fans with the specialized education required, and if there's a mismatch between what a first grade/literal interpretation of a scene would be in comparison to a graduate level/metaphorical interpretation -- well, the audience is likely to react to it en masse at grade level one. I think that graduate level vids can and should be shown at cons, but if you want to prevent misunderstood viewings, they should be reviewed by a fan who is somewhat unfamiliar with the fandom prior to the showing to make sure that there's no grade one level joke or perception that would interfere with the more "educated" reading.

An example of this: we used the occasional shot of fire or heat vision on some of our lyric lines, so the grade one read has the audience going "Oh! Fire. Hot. I get it." If you're saying anything more complicated along with that, it may be completely missed. The literal interpretation is the grade one interpretation, and if there is nothing else that the grade one reader can tie into, then they will spend the whole vid reacting to that.

For us, it worked great. For someone else trying to say something complex about the fandom or the relationship or character, it might not.

So beware the cheese.

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