Oh, Vienna

Feb. 20th, 2014 12:27 am
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Only, er, 2 months late, I am delighted to post my effort for [personal profile] silly_cleo's wonderful Aims Vidding Project! (Go and watch them all, they're all fabulous!)

Never Look Away
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Doctor Who
characters: The Doctor, Clara
music: Never Look Away by Vienna Teng
summary: you’re made of memories you bury or live by
content notes: Contains some very fast cutting and flickery lights

I am eternally grateful to the following lovely people:

To [personal profile] silly_cleo, for coming up with this whole beautiful project in the first place, for orchestrating everything, and, um, for being very very patient with me as I dithered and procrastinated and generally failed to deliver my vid even remotely on time. <3
To [personal profile] such_heights, my wonderful vidwife, for letting me use this song in the first place. And then for watching the inevitable fifteen bajillion very slightly different versions and giving helpful beta advice, and for generally being super lovely and encouraging about this vid, even when I was being whiny and indecisive and annoying. <3
And to [personal profile] elisi, [personal profile] lonewytch, [personal profile] janie_aire, [personal profile] deborah_judge, [personal profile] radiolaires and all of the other amazing meta writers, whose thoughts I admire and envy in equal measure, and who have fundamentally changed the way I watch this stupid show. <3

Cut for really long and pointless ramblings )

download: 56MB @ mediafire

password: rycbar123

stream:

Never Look Away from Phoebe on Vimeo.



Lyrics here )
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[community profile] festivids reveals time! Abracadabra.

I had the best time ever making L.O.V.E for [personal profile] turquoisetumult, (who, incidentally, made me my amazing Amelie vid last year). She requested a vid focusing on Beatrice and Benedick (aka Fred and Wesley from Angel) and their comedic shenanigans. This song just sort of popped into my head whilst I was thinking about the film one day, and - in an almost unprecedented feat of speediness - I got the first draft done in a single weekend. It was just THAT MUCH FUN to make. Of course, I then spent the next two months tweaking it and fiddling with it, and I'm very grateful to both [personal profile] shinyjenni and [personal profile] raven for their enthusiasm and beta comments <3

Once again, [personal profile] such_heights and I decided to make life harder/more entertaining for ourselves by making our festivids in secret. This year we had the added bonus of our lovely flatmate K, who was our Secret Keeper and knew everything. I am very proud to say that I managed to work out BOTH of [personal profile] such_heights vids on my first guess, and you should definitely go and watch them because they are amazing and glorious.

Anyway, without further ado:

L.O.V.E.
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Much Ado About Nothing
characters: Beatrice/Benedick
music: L.O.V.E. by Nat King Cole
summary: Love is more than just a game for two
content notes: Contains shenanigans, high jinks and pratfalls. Also a couple of really terrible faces.

download: 40MB @ mediafire

password: merry war

stream:

L.O.V.E from Phoebe on Vimeo.



Lyrics here )
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You've Got The Love
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Doctor Who
characters: The Tardis, The Doctor (Nine, Ten & Eleven...and was that Twelve for a moment there?) and associated companions
music: You've Got The Love by Florence and the Machine
summary: The Box and her Boy, off to see the universe
notes: An [community profile] eleventyfest gift for [personal profile] glaukopis, who asked for a Doctor/Tardis vid. I know it's not the song you had in mind, but I do hope it conveys the same ideas. Whatever he looks like and whatever she looks like, it's always the same man and the same blue box - the Doctor and the Tardis, together, long after everyone else has gone. <3

Thanks, as ever, to [personal profile] such_heights for watching eleventy-one versions of this, and making sure it had enough Martha in it!

download: 44MB @ mediafire

password: bluebox

stream:

You've Got The Love from Phoebe on Vimeo.



Lyrics here )
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Puncture Repair
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Elementary
characters: Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson
music: Puncture Repair - Elbow
summary: I leaned on you today (and I have promises to keep)
content notes: Spoilers for the whole first series
notes: Made from scratch in a 48-hour burst of sleep-deprived creativity, in order to be finished in time for [personal profile] such_heights's birthday yesterday. ♥ Thank you for getting me to overcome my initial scepticism and finally watch this stupid show about stupid people with stupid faces and their stupid (beautiful, complex) relationship. I may have some Thoughts about them at some point, but right now everything I have to say is in the vid.


download: 29MB @ mediafire

password: bees

stream:

Puncture Repair from Phoebe on Vimeo.


Lyrics here )
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How Far We've Come
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Community
characters: The Study Group
music: How Far We've Come by Matchbox 20
summary: Introduction to Thrilling Heroics.
content notes: Some rapid cuts at the beginning and the end.
notes: The Study Group Assembles! Cut for ramblings )

Thanks to [personal profile] such_heights, for telling me how to make this vid better, and, in fact, pushing me to make it in the first place….and thanks to all the lovely people who said nice things about it at Vidukon, where (a slightly rougher version of) this vid premiered this morning!

download: 56MB @ mediafire

password: schwarma

stream:

How Far We've Come from Phoebe on Vimeo.



Lyrics here )
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The second vid....the second vid is I've Just Seen A Face, made as a treat for [personal profile] such_heights :-P

She had NO IDEA, MWA HA HA HA! The vid is a blatant love letter to KAREN GILLAN'S FACE OF JOY, and it was a lot of fun to make! Though it was possibly even *more* fun to watch [personal profile] such_heights squee over, whilst rejoicing in secret on the sofa next to her :-D I am such a good liar and am NOT ASHAMED.

download: 33MB @ mediafire

password: jean

stream:

I've Just Seen A Face from Phoebe on Vimeo.


Lyrics here )
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[community profile] festivids reveeeeeeeeeals!

First and foremost: THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to [personal profile] turquoisetumult for making me the most beautiful vid! Amelie is one of my very favourite films EVER, and I have wanted to *be* Amelie for most of my life. Beauty in the Breakdown completely captures the magic, the fragility and the emotion of both the film and the character. I love it to bits. And I am in awe of her talent....go watch it and then go watch the film again and then go do something small and lovely for someone.

Second: I made a thing! In fact...I made TWO THINGS *shock horror*

The first was Devils, a Gormenghast vid which I made for [personal profile] genusshrike. It's been several years since I read the original books, but I thoroughly enjoyed rewatching the tv series, marvelling at the truly astounding number of amazing British actors involved (many of whom tragically did not make it into the vid) and generally rediscovering the magnificent character that is Steerpike. He is just *so evil*. I wanted to make something dark and creepy about Steerpike's rise to power, and the poison at the heart of Gormenghast - both Steerpike himself, and the Law of the castle.

As [personal profile] such_heights and I now reside under the same roof, and there was a small chance we would be assigned each other, we decided to vid in SECRET. This has led to much hilarity, and even a little 'secret vidding' song (sung to the tune of 'Secret Tunnel', for those of you who are A:TLA fans). Consequently, I couldn't rely on my usual beta extraordinaire - so many, MANY thanks are due to Arj, who stepped in valiantly and sent several very interesting and extremely helpful beta-emails. :-)

(Incidentally, both [personal profile] such_heights and I guessed each other's vid on our first guess. I....yeah.)

download: 78MB @ mediafire (sorry it's so huge! I'm not quite sure why it is...)

password: steerpike

stream:

Devils from Phoebe on Vimeo.


Lyrics here )
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Unwritten Letter #221
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
characters: Sherlock/John
music: Unwritten Letter #1 by Vienna Teng
summary: everything reminds me
content notes: Spoilers for both series
notes: This first came into existence because I always intended to make a companion to my John vid, (22)1BR/1BA, set - predictably - to another Vienna Teng song. I promise I did not just choose the song because the title was so perfect*. I also promise that my next vid will be set to someone other than Vienna .....aaaaanyway, this was initially going to be just 'Sherlock wanders round London and thinks about John', but somewhere along the line it became the early part of The Adventure of the Empty House, from Sherlock's POV. I don't know how clear the story will be to anyone not familiar with ACD Holmes canon, but I hope it makes some sort of sense - basically, if (22)1BR/1BA was set within the first few months of Sherlock's departure, this is set three years later... (If you're not familiar with ACD Holmes, I suggest you get acquainted. It's WONDERFUL stuff.)

* "Several times during the last three years I have taken up my pen to write to you, but always I feared lest your affectionate regard for me should tempt you to some indiscretion which would betray my secret." - Holmes, The Adventure of the Empty House

Apologies to [personal profile] such_heights who had to put up with me complaining about this vid for the better part of a month, and as usual managed to resolve all my many and varied technical issues. I really shouldn't have been let loose on this whole 'vidding' thing. I need a less technological hobby. MY COMPUTER HATES ME.

download: 57MB @ mediafire

password: return

stream:


Lyrics here )
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Idiotheque

edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Iron Man & Avengers
characters: Tony Stark, Tony Stark & Tony Stark. And a few guest appearances.
music: Idiotheque - Radiohead cover by Vienna Teng & Alex Wong
summary: everything all of the time
content notes: Spoilers for all three films

notes: Greetings Fandom - Team PURPLE HEIGHTS are proud to present: A TONY STARK DOUBLE FEATURE! We are delighted to invite you (somewhat accidentally) to come see Tony Stark in all his multifaceted everything-all-of-the-time-(this-includes-friends-and-sexual-partners)-ridiculousness. Suggested viewing order is Idiotheque followed by[personal profile] such_heights joyous vid of joy, Call Me Maybe (AKA 'My Little Tony: Friendship Is Magic'), but that is really up to you. Either way, emotional confusion may follow.

Thank you, as ever, to [personal profile] such_heights, for patiently watching approx. fifty million drafts of this vid, and explaining to me how to make it better. And how to put it in the right aspect ratio.....


download: 49MB @ mediafire

password: stark

stream:

Idiotheque from Phoebe on Vimeo.



Lyrics here )
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Saving Me & You
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Imagine Me & You and Saving Face
characters: Rachel/Luce and Wil/Vivian
music: Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
summary: Lesbian love in London and New York
content notes: Spoilers for both films
notes: Made for my partner-in-squee, the wonderful and brilliant [personal profile] such_heights, on the occasion of her birthday. HAPPY (late) BIRTHDAY STUPIDFACE.
Warning: this vid is PURE FLUFF and I REGRET NOTHING.
Side note, for those of you who haven't seen the films but are watching this anyway: these two films do not *actually* contain the exact same storyline played by different actors, whatever I've made it look like. There are a LOT of parallels, both narratively and visually, and seeing as both [personal profile] such_heights and I love a good parallel, I thought I'd have a bit of fun with that. But I promise that both films have different premises, different subplots and focuses, a bunch of other great characters who were left out of this vid, and are both very much worth watching :-D


download: 35MB @ mediafire

password: moonlit

stream:

Saving Me & You from Phoebe on Vimeo.


Lyrics here )
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(22)1BR/1BA
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
characters: John/Sherlock
music:1BR/1BA - Vienna Teng
summary: soon as this wall in my heart comes down, I'm gonna make it feel like home
content notes: Spoilers for all 6 episodes of Sherlock
notes: John, after the Fall.

Thank you, como siempre, to [personal profile] such_heights for her extremely patient beta-ing and encouraging comments.

download: 41MB @ mediafire

password: fall

stream:

(22)1BR/1BA from Phoebe on Vimeo.

Lyrics here )
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Read My Mind
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Doctor Who
characters: Amy/Rory
music: Read My Mind - The Killers
summary: 'cause I don't shine if you don't shine
content notes: Spoilers up to 6x14.
notes: So, [personal profile] such_heights has been trying to persuade me for aaaaages to make a Doctor Who vid by myself. But for some reason - because the show is so beautiful, because it gives me so many Feelings and Thoughts and I love it too much and there's so many wonderful vids already out there - I was too scared and sceptical. But then, one day weeks and weeks ago, I got this song in my head and it wouldn't leave. It was so *obviously* Rory's voice, that I couldn't believe that somebody more talented than me hadn't already made it. But nobody had. So I did.

This is a vid about Rory and Amy. The Boy Who Waited and The Girl Who Waited. It's a vid about how they are both truly unique and wonderful and brilliant and badass. It's about how they wait for each other, and how they fight for each other, and how they care for each other, in every possible reality. It's about how Amy drags Rory out into Time and Space, and he doesn't mind if she doesn't mind. It's about how they can be epic universe-saving warriors and ridiculous flaily dorkfaces and a regular domestic couple, and none of that is contradictory. And she doesn't mind if he doesn't mind. It's about how they help each other to shine even more brightly than they could do alone. It's about how they catch each other when they fall.

Made with a truly staggering amount of squee and technical help from [personal profile] such_heights. Thank you. I don't shine if you don't shine <3


download: 65MB @ mediafire

password: shine

stream:

Read My Mind from Phoebe on Vimeo.


Lyrics here )
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So, [community profile] festivids reveals are up! Woop! I've had SO much fun participating in my very first exchange - as usual, [personal profile] such_heights is to blame for dragging me (inevitably) ever deeper into the swirling ocean of fandom. Perhaps dragging is the wrong word. Enticing? Cajoling? Luring? Anyway, I've had an awesome time and shall most definitely be participating again this year! :-D

BEAUCOUP de gratitude due to [personal profile] winterevanesce, who made me a beautiful and moving vid for the French film Love Me If You Dare (Jeux d'Enfants in French) - it's not very well known over here, but it's romantic and twisted and stunning and Find Your Way is definitely perfect advert for it! Go watch it, people.

Meanwhile, I got to make a Moulin Rouge vid for [livejournal.com profile] gigglemonster, which completely intimidated me when I first got my assignment, because she is responsible for one of my very *favourite* John/Rodney vids! But once I'd got over that, I had a great time vidding an extremely shiny source I would otherwise never have thought of playing with. :-D

Et voila:

Ooh La La!
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Moulin Rouge
characters: Christian/Satine
music: Ooh La La - Goldfrapp
summary: switch me up, turn me on -- the tale of the penniless writer and the sparkling diamond.

download: 36MB @ mediafire

And streaming:

Ooh La la! from Phoebe on Vimeo.


Password: glitter

Thanks to [personal profile] such_heights for the beta and for suggesting Goldfrapp!

Lyrics here )
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Love Is Cool
by [personal profile] purplefringe and [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Doctor Who
characters: the Doctor, Amy, Rory and River (Amy/Rory, Amy/Eleven/Rory, Eleven/River)
music: Love is Endless - MoZella
content notes: none
summary: I love Ponds now. Ponds are cool.
vidder notes: made for the wonderful K., with *all the love*. Spoilers through 'Night and the Doctor', the mini episodes on the s6 DVDs. Many thanks to [personal profile] noldo for the beta.

streaming and download links.
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Suddenly I See
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Firefly
characters: Kaylee and Inara
music: Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall
summary: suddenly I see why the hell it means so much to me
notes: As with Wash and Zoe, there are not *nearly* enough vids celebrating the supportive, joyful and gloriously angst-free friendship of Inara and Kaylee. So this is a vid about them! It can be shippy if you want it to be, or simply about how Inara looks after Kaylee and Kaylee looks up to Inara. It's also a vid about how very beautiful they both are. :-)

Made for [personal profile] such_heights to help combat the winter brain weasels <3

download: 34MB @ mediafire

password: smile

stream:
Suddenly I See from Phoebe on Vimeo.

Lyrics here )
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Glósóli
by [personal profile] purplefringe and [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Doctor Who
characters: Eleven-era ensemble (canon ships)
music: Sigur Rós - Glósóli
content notes: bright lights, audio level changes
summary: "That's a fairytale." "Aren't we all?"

streaming and download links.

Vid...again

Oct. 2nd, 2011 10:09 pm
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Devil's Spoke
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Firefly
characters: Zoe/Wash
music: Devil's Spoke - Laura Marling
content notes: Spoilers for the movie.
summary: ripping off each other's clothes in a most peculiar way
notes: There are not enough Wash and Zoe vids out there. That is a very sad fact. Along with the Ponds (all 4 of them), they are my favourite married-in-space couple. I feel they are often ignored in favour of the beautiful angst of Mal/Inara, or the adorable awkwardness of Kaylee/Simon (there should be more vids about Kaylee's face too. See here for a lovely one) or the enigma that is River. Married life - even on board a spaceship - is perhaps seen as boring and predictable. But there are deep currents swirling in Zoe and Wash's relationship which I find compelling....they have both saved each other in so many ways, they bring out the best in each other: Wash makes Zoe smile and Zoe makes Wash brave. They are there to fight each other's demons. They are so tightly bound together, such natural counterparts, and yet at first glance they seem so unlikely...and of course there is the third person in their relationship, the one who brought them together: Serenity herself.

So this is a Wash/Zoe vid, mostly from Zoe's POV, the seed for which was planted the very first time I heard this song. I immediately thought 'omg it sounds like Firefly!' despite having very little idea as to what it was actually about. The idea then germinated and grew slowly around three quotes from the show.

From a deleted scene from Serenity (the pilot):

Simon: If that battle was so horrible, why'd he name the ship after it?
Zoe: Once you've been in Serenity you never leave. You just learn to live there.

From The Message:

Tracey: Zoe got married?
Kaylee: Yeah.
Tracey: Next you'll be telling me she smiles, has emotions. (...) Now she's married - that's good! People making a life for each other.

And from Serenity again:

Zoe: Sir? I'd like you to take the helm, please. I need this man to tear all my clothes off.
Wash: Work, work, work...

Thank you, as ever, to the fabulous [personal profile] such_heights for the beta and technical support!

download: 31MB @ mediafire

password: serenity

stream:

Devil's Spoke from Phoebe on Vimeo.



Lyrics here )
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Ça Plane Pour Moi
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Stargate Atlantis
characters: John Sheppard
music: Ça Plane Pour Moi - Plastic Bertrand
summary: This is Lt Col John Sheppard. He is your commanding officer. Trust him!
notes: There are many, MANY fabulous vids out there about John, but almost all of them focus on the guilt and darkness in his character - so I thought it was high time that someone made a vid about the other side of Lt Col John Sheppard, and showed him up as the ridiculous dorkface he really is. I mean, seriously, look at the guy - how is he the head of military operations in a secret base in another galaxy? How? This is the guy who climbs the tower because 'Batman did it all the time', who frequently quotes from geeky movies, and whose summary of his job is 'I fought a scary monster. It's what I do best.' I have a personal crack theory that John wanted to be an action hero starring in Hollywood blockbusters, before joining the airforce in a fit of pique after being continually cast as the wacky sidekick. But that's a story for another day. Warning: contains high doses of JOHN'S FACE.

The song is in French, and consists entirely of slang and silly phrases. 'Ça Plane Pour Moi' roughly translates as 'that works for me'. The original lyrics and a pretty good translation can be found here, if you're interested, but I have mostly ignored them, apart from when really obvious words stood out.

Thank you to [personal profile] such_heights for the beta and for appreciating John's face with me!

download: 31MB @ mediafire

password: face

stream:

Ça Plane Pour Moi from Phoebe on Vimeo.

Vid

Aug. 23rd, 2011 10:07 am
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I Do The Dumbest Things For You
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Stargate Atlantis
characters: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
music: You Told The Drunks I Knew Karate - Zoey Van Goey
summary: Why do I do the dumbest things for you?
notes: I made a vid! On my own! But it would never have happened had I not seen [personal profile] settiai's absolutely amazing and adorable Amy/Rory vid You Told The Drunks I Knew Karate (go watch it!....I apologise for stealing the song). It would also never have happened if the lovely [livejournal.com profile] 1ightning had not introduced me to this wonderful fandom way back in October, and squee'd with me week after week until I was hooked. And finally, it would never have happened if [personal profile] such_heights, who is a truly marvellous human being, did not have the patience of a SAINT, and not only taught me from scratch how to vid, but dealt calmly with each and every one of my technical problems, beta'd the vid, and listened ENDLESSLY to my flailings. So thank you all of you! ♥

download: 30MB @ mediafire

password: dumbest

stream:

I Do The Dumbest Things For You from Phoebe on Vimeo.


Lyrics

I am drunk and on a ladder
Not the smartest way to start my night
You said I'd conquer my vertigo
That was a lie, that was a lie, that was a lie

And when we got up to the roof
You opened a little flask of gin
Like idiots we both fell asleep there
Until the sun came up again

I do the dumbest things for you
Why do I do the dumbest things for you?
I almost broke my collar bone
I didn't care, you were the most exciting thing I'd ever known

We both went out to the party
Down a long, great western road
You told the drunks I knew karate
That was a lie, that was a lie, that was a lie

They chased us through the city center
They chased us out to the east end
We had to hide behind the supermarket
Until the sun came up again

I do the dumbest things for you
Why do I do the dumbest things for you?
I would be safer on my own
I didn't care, you were the most exciting thing I'd ever known

And we just missed the last bus home
So we walked it fueled by adrenaline
And when I said I could do it all again
That was a lie, that was a lie, that was a lie

Your plans to make it bigger and conquer
Would put Napoleon to shame
I'm in a coma on the sofa
Until the sun goes down again

I do the dumbest things for you
Why do I do the dumbest things for you?
I would be safer on my own
I didn't care, you were the most exciting thing I'd ever known

I do the dumbest things for you
Why do I do the dumbest things for you?
I would be safer on my own
I didn't care, you were the most exciting thing I'd ever known

Vid!

Jun. 15th, 2011 06:23 pm
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Howl
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe & [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Doctor Who
characters: Amy, Rory, River (canon ships)
music: Howl - Florence and the Machine
content notes: bright flashes/lasers etc
summary: Be careful of the curse that falls on young lovers.
notes: So, [personal profile] such_heights decided that the time was nigh to teach me to VID. So we made a thing! By which I mean, she sat down and actually did things, and I gabbled and flailed at her a lot and made the occasional unhelpful squeaking noise. Contains spoilers through 6x07.

download, subtitles and streaming.

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