Fandom: Firefly (some Serenity)
Title: Little Bird
Music: Little Bird by Imogen Heap
Lyrics : Here
Description: River Tam 'Little Bird, Little Bird, Little Bird what do you see? Character study of River and how the world seems to her.
Download: Tiny WMV 15mB Med AVI 96mB HQ AVI 187mB
Streaming: Under the cut
Vidder Notes : Not much to say really, on the surface a very pretty sounding song from Imogen Heap but with a real undercurrent of creepiness .The idea for a River vid has been on the list since I bought the album almost exatcly two years ago to the day - really sparked by the lyrics and the overall mood of the song. I wanted to convey how River views her world on Serenity - using overlays as a reflection of the information overload caused by her altered brain. Simon's in there a little as it is hard to keep him out, but I wanted to try and keep the focus on River and specifically her time in Firefly not Serenity (the Film). Hope you enjoy. Comments are loved.
The art work I see on tumblr is very pretty - definitely seems to follow a trend/ distinct style of intense colours, or sepia monochrome in a portrait format , and also plenty o'gifs. Nice to see they increased the gif limit the ones I make presently are HUGE.
Anyhow I made the River Card for a challenge a long while back over at slayalive. May decide to do other characters just for the heck of it. The other are new.
( Back of Card )
And then the new pieces
Fandom : Firefly
Title : 'Sleigh Ride'
Music : Sleigh Ride performed by The Andrews Sisters
Description: It's lovely weather for a Sleigh Ride together with you. All aboard Serenity for a sleigh ride!
Length : 2.18mins
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Vidder Notes: Another and probably the last vidlet this year for the holiday season. I have a longer, multifandom idea I want to work on but it will be a Winter piece and not in time for Christmas. Firefly has been neglected in the Christmas festivities of vidlets and art - lack of source mainly but it does have some of the sweetest family scenes out of the entire whedonverse - plus Wash the awesome pilot. I picked the chessiest version of this song I could find, it's not laugh out loud funny but has a few touches of humour and I've been indulgent in the final scenes. I shouldn't miss this show as much as I do, they're like long lost family.
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I've been very much wearing the browncoat lately what with the recent vids and these wallpapers. I've enjoyed making them and threaten to do something similar for the other whedonverse shows. But for now I'm all wallpapered out.
I do have some icons to post later in about a week or so, I'll mix the fandoms up a little most likely.
Fandom: Serenity (2005) with a smidgen of Firefly.
Music : Signal to Noise by Peter Gabriel
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Description: Focusing on Mal & River's struggle against the Alliance in Serenity. Send out the signal, wipe out the noise.
Streamed under the cut ( here )
Feedback is always loved.
Title : Spitfire
Fandom : Firefly & Serenity
Music : Spitfire by the Prodigy
Length : 3:34
Description: Zoe Washburne, her past and her present. Just don't mess with her or her man, 'cause you know that she can. Very action oriented view of Zoe
Download tiny WMV zipped 16mB Med AVI 92mB Zipped or HQ AVI 160mB Zipped. Embedded under cut below.
Vidder notes: I mused when looking through the source (with much sadness) how much more we could have seen of her had we even had a even full season, not just the kickass stuff but the tender moments and interaction with the rest of the crew. Also the song? most of the time I pick songs that even after the project is done I can easily listen to them straight away. I think the headphones very likely make it worse but this one? I'd be pleased not to hear it for a month or so.... Anyhow that aside and I hope you enjoy. I didn't post lyrics this time, they're very repetative and quite clear. Feedback is loved.
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Title : Underdog
Song: Underdog by Kasabian
Description: Capt Mal Reynolds action oriented character study. This is Mal from Firefly, no clips from the film Serenity. Mal wants to keep flying.
Downloads: in various sizes AVI/WMV from my site here streamed at BAM very soon
ETA: Youtube has blocked this just about everywhere so the embed is now Vimeo - password 'shiny'
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Notes: Made for acrazywench - just as a thank you for putting up with me for all those years, especially when I started vidding. Patiently watching all the vids, helping with clip suggestions and being supportive. I hope you like it, and that you think I've done the Captain justice.
Comments are always appreciated.
Title: If It Gives You Joy
Fandom: Whedonverse - Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel The Series, Firefly, Dollhouse (Spoilers Up To S2 Ep3) , Dr Horrible Singalong Blog
Song: Joy by David Poe
Length : 4:17
Description: Simply a montage of moments of 'joy' from my favourite Whedonverse tv shows, nothing more sophisticated than that. I've chosen clips that are 'joyous', possibly very silly and some that may particularly resonate with me. There's also a sprinkling of outtakes in there too, plus a little Nathan Fillion nekkidness. Of course there was so much that didn't make it into the vid, but I had to stop somewhere.
Download : various AVI /WMV from my site here or watch streamed at BAM. Embedded under the cut on youtube( here )
Feedback is appreciated as always. I shall be back later today with some vid Recs for More Joy Day!
Wonderful holiday, lots of lazing in the sun by the pool (melt! ) a sprinkling of wandering around medieval tuscan towns and cities, and some much needed one on one time with my dear friend. She really had an annus horribilus in 2008 and I found myself wishing that I wasn't so remote, so I could be more supportive. I think she has turned the corner now and have promised to keep in touch via email more often.
I did have limited internet access so I would briefly check emails but didn't have time to respond to lj things other than to scan posts briefly. I did notice that there are a whole swathe of new VVC vids from my flist that I want to watch. I am looking forward to those - One that I did manage to see when I was away and I can recommend to any vidder/fan/browncoat/ Firefly fan isbradcpu and laurashapiro collaboration 'Hard Sun'. This works on many levels as a statement on fandom/vidding and the show. It's is beautiful, touching and should not be missed.
I also read some very insightful/interesting posts from my flist on the 'vidding fandom/community/ Vividcon' late last night - perhaps not the best idea as I was tired and there was a touch of 'huh?' as if I'd missed something - but that aside some interesting observations were made and it was good for getting those thinky thoughts going.(sorry, but that is about as descriptive as I can manage right now). And as for vidding I will go back to the next vid project I was tweaking before holiday, it's Firefly to a brief song and hopefully I can rediscover the vidding momentum I had a month or so ago.
Awesome group shot from Starfury - love the 'whodunnit ' montage. Especially Summer and Felicia's poses. To see all the photos click on the Guests names to go to the page in the text under the cut.
( Day One - Opening ceremony and the Meet and Greet )
Day Two - Q&A's ( Q&A's and autograph sessions. )
ETA : All the photos are up you have to click through the links on the site
So I'm back from the holiday across the pond. TStorm Fay did just about everything she could to make us feel well at home with the torrential rain and high winds. Bit like being on a Cornish beach in August. We were lucky though much of Florida was flooded. But on a serious note I see that Gustav is threatening New Orleans area and my thoughts are with all my flist that may be affected, I was freaked with all the news and tracking predictions for Fay so I cannot imagine how you must be all feeling with a Hurricane on it's way.
Big Damn Heroes. - I miss my shows. Dr Horrible made me want to sing (eek!) Perhaps Dollhouse will make me want to sketch/paint more. Here's hoping.
I'm hoping thatacrazywench may have a little time to transcribe the teeline notes she took in the Q&A's at some juncture, to go with the pics (you're a star!)
I know the wonderfulmara_sho also made notes but who knows if she'll be corresponding with me other than telling me to frak off after posting this or this. In mitigation copious quantities of vodka were consumed and to be fair I will also post this so she is not alone in her jedi-ness.
Adam Baldwin (jayne)
Ron Glass (Book)
Richard Brooks (Jubal Early)
Mark Sheppard ( Badger Also BSG Romo Lampkin)
W Morgan Sheppard (Mark's talented Father )
Kandyse McClure (Dee)
Nicky Cline (Callie)
Leah Cairns (Racetrack)
Michelle Forbes (Admiral Cain)
Jamie Bamber (Apollo)
Short notice cancellation from Alan Tudyk - but it sounds as if it was for work so, great for Alan. This is the final Serenity/Firefly Convention for Starfury (in the UK - but no mention made of future LA events)
The incredibly awesome acrazywench foolishly admitted that she did shorthand so there hopefully will be some transcripts at a later stage of the Q&A's and the ever lovely mara_sho (jedi apprentice) took notes too so here's hoping.
So I've just flicked quickly through all the photos and have picked some for each Guest - First our BDH Adam Baldwin.
Not many silent moments in the Q&A's this time, so opportunities to get good shots without the microphone in the way were few, but I think these aren't too bad. .
( More pictures this way... )
I don't think Sean Harry managed to get replacements - Richard Brooks was announced as such, but I feel certain he was already stashed away as a surprise guest, along with Nectar Rose & convention stalwart Jonathan Woodward. So a pretty thin line up compared to the normal standards - true, true we've been spoilt by the past Serenity cons here but most of the BDH's have all got regular gigs right now so.....
Enough twittering. Some snippets of trivia from the weekend. Morena has a new short haircut. Very chic and suits her beautifully. She told me at the cocktail meet & greet that it was because of work and not her choice but she might keep it for a while. Her boyfriend Austin was with her. She also was aware of the latest Serenity 2 rumour sparked from the Alan Tudyk interview but didn't have anything extra to add. Ellen Muth is tiny and loves the more bizarre questions in her Q&A. Nectar Rose has good taste in music - she did a set at the disco, and probably played the best stuff all night, without line dances. Richard Brooks is an awesome singer and told us that Jubal Early was planned as a recurring character, and that his part in Drive was going to become a regular too by the end of the Season, had the show made it past the fourth episode. Jonathan Woodward's father owns a pair of leather chaps and has lent them to Jonathan.
The final Starfury Serenity con was announced too - Yes, we have tickets. Morena will be there along with Mark Sheppard and his father. Mark is also bringing his good friend Jamie Bamber - sorry but I let out a squee when I heard that, making acrazywench jump. So, so sad and at my age, I should know better. I'm hoping for some more BDH's and BSG guests. Another coup for Sean Harry is that Kristen Bell has confirmed for his Prison Break/VM gig next year too - as much as I admire Kristen I can't see me going to that.
fresleyforever celebrated her Birthday and even Nectar Rose remembered giving her a shout out at the closing ceremony. There is a theory thatfresleyforever may be spending the whole of 2008 attending conventions - there are so many.
Here is the exquisite Ms Baccarin
( And more teaser pics here..... )
What's the frack is up with my email? bradcpu your mail arrived this morning? Then, it was only after I answered that I noticed the date. I guess I was too late so I would like to say GAH!! and sorry, I would have loved to have helped in anyway.
Round Six of the AvA's has been the tightest we've had yet - especially in the categories - so there will be extra awards with ties and the like. A good spread of fandoms too which meant that there Six different Fandom group awards. Huh? where did they all come from. Not complaining but it makes us judges work, but all's good we're down to picking the last two main awards and mara_sho is still talking to me. A major achievement in itself if you've ever had the misfortune to receive one of my emails that goes on and on and on (and just doesn't know when to shut up) The Special Theme Round 'At The Movies' is still open until midnight GMT 30th June - click, read, run and go enter!!
Best of The Best Round next - it will be all the category & fandom winners plus some wildcards thrown in - it will be us judging for the most part and then a couple of polls for fun. There will be prizes too I was thinking of throwing in a piece of original art and perhaps there'll be other stuff , belly button lint, sticky toffee.
Geek treat of the week was the pictures linked over at Whedonesque showing the Firefly & Serenity DVD's floating around the ISS - Extremely cool if I say so myself.
Finally - the random subject ? First contact with computers was as 'surly office girl' in an Electronics company. Working for this clever but creepy guy who taught me a fair bit about computers (this is the VDU - this is the keyboard) and I just remembered the password for booting up the 'tardis' (the mainframe) was 'slartibartfast'. I think it was the fjords that nailed it.
mara_sho and acrazywench were excellent companions - and like we said - we seriously need to do this more often.
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