So in no particular order
charmax Try Smile - BtVS /AtS, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - Shrek , Angel with An Attitude - Pushing Daisies
dualbunny I'll be there for you - Black Books
littleheaven70 Flagpole Sitta - Stargate
halcyon_shift I put you there - BtVS (Collab with laurashapiro ) Star Trek in 60 Secs
bradcpu Mortal Kombat - BtVS , Sexy Hell - Garth Marenghi's Dark Place
bananainpyjamas Zero To Hero - Spider Man
buffyann Starlight - Multifandom Dance , Le Manege - Pushing Daisies
mranderson71 Just Like Perfection - Zoolander, Happy Feet - Happy Feet
sockkpuppett Too Drunk - Family Guy
winterevanesce Womanizer - Dr Horrible
talitha78 Fireflies - Up
jagwriter78 Anything the Doctor Can Do - Dr Who (Collab with rhoboat )
ageless_aislynn 10th Doctor is Tigger - Dr Who
Becca - C'mon C'mon - Chuck
There were some others too but I couldn't find active links so I didn't want to be a tease ;) If I remember any more I'll add them to the post.
Enjoy and if you liked them, let the vidder know
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.
A Dr Who vid - Winter in My Heart a collaboration by leviathan101 HumanRSuperior and Raspberry_splat. I was drawn by the fact that this was one of the Vast tracks I had mentally shortlisted to vid sometime this year but to a BtVS relationship. Great use of filters and overlays to set the mood, wonderfully chocked full of angst and good use of an excellent song.
In contrast to that, but also skilfully edited was aj2k Lose Control Bruce Lee compilation with emphasis on rage rather than control . Bruce was the man when I was young. My brother still has his own nunchukkas. Full of action fight scenes synched with the beat, careful use of special effects so as not to overload the senses and Chuck Norris getting kicked around. What more could you want.
Hmmm now what to watch tomorrow.
Oh and this is still going on. I am currently very affordable so ......
Now that was a wicked tag from shoopdancer - pick your top buffyverse vids made in 2005 that you have seen - but just five FIVE?? can't I Have ten? Ok then no. Here they are in no particular order - just the ones that left an impression the most on me this year.
1. 'Scooby Road' by . sockkpuppett - The Beatles and Buffyverse vid epic created with such skill, insight, emotion and humour - It's all in there and if you know Abbey Road well, it'll have you singing along and weeping at the same time.
2. 'Let the Bodies hit the floor' by sweetiejen and John. Full on screaming and action edited so tightly it cuts off your circulation. It was a tough choice because I think Sweetie and John have made a whole raft of wonderful buffyverse vids in 2005, but this one still stays with me.
3. 'Everyday' by sassykittenjess - Again a tough choice from all the greats like Rockstar , Relax, redredred but this again pulls on the heart strings and the clip choice and effects are perfect.
4. 'Strange and Beautiful' by charmax Winning combination of song and story, a soft, dreamlike melancholy feel to this vid creates such sympathy for poor Xander ( who never looked so good or so sad.)
5. 'Emotion Sickness' by obsessive24 Synchronised violence, great song and fautless use of overlays and effects just where it matters. Tough choice between this and Hand that Feeds.
And if anyone knows when millylicious made 'Counting Bodies' then add that to the list because it is an extraordinary vid.
I'll be back with a top Firefly Vid list later....