So it's been a week since festivids
went live, and I have watched SO MANY VIDS. It is indeed a glorious time. (Apologies in advance, there may be a lot of capslock in this post.)
I was lucky enough to receive TWO VIDS this year, and my little heart near exploded with joy. TWO WHOLE VIDS. This has never happened before.
I got a delightful vid for my all-time favourite film, A Fish Called Wanda
. (It's probably best not to ask why this weird little comedy, of all things, is my favourite film, because I'm not sure I could tell you. It may have something to do with Wanda's infectious smile, and lovely Michael Palin imprinting on me at an early age.) Anyway, Whatever Wanda Wants
is a perfect summary of Wanda's character, and how she TOTALLY PLAYS all of the other characters in the film to get what she wants. The song is sexy and charming and rather cheeky, just like Wanda herself, and the editing does a great job of capturing the visual comedy in a film with a lot of verbal humour. Also, it has MICHAEL PALIN'S FACE, which is the most wonderful of faces <3
I also received Wherever You Will Go
for Wallace and Gromit
. Reader, I cried. WALLACE AND GROMIT. 'Oooh, this will be ridiculous wacky fun!', my co-vid-watchers and I thought. THEN THERE WERE UNEXPECTED FEELS. I just. The first three Wallace & Gromit adventures were a fundamental part of my childhood. I remember watching them every Christmas. I quote them in small ways all the time. They are such an intrinsic part of my British upbringing, I find it strange when other people haven't seen them. And THIS VID. It *is* wacky fun, and is full of great moments of humour and wonderful comic literalism, but also GROMIT'S SAD LITTLE FACE and FEELINGS and him and Wallace rescuing each other in ridiculous ways. Also, TOWER OF SHEEP. And the song choice is glorious and inspired and I would never have thought it would work but it does. I'm afraid I actually can't be more coherent than that.
'Unexpected feels' has turned out to kind of be the theme of this year's festivids*. such_heights
and I celebrated Go Live Day over at Purple Heights Manor with our lovely mostly-but-not-entirely-north-London-
based vidding crew, carawj
. We had a wonderful afternoon of tea, Cards Against Humanity, pizza, brownies, squee, and unexpected Feelings attacks from unlikely fandoms. We may have all had emotional hangovers the next day. Or that could have been the sugar crash from all the chocolate brownies.
*Also, sharks. There were a lot of sharks.
I haven't watched all 205(!) vids yet, but here are some of my favourites so far:Run The World
for Agents of SHIELDCollide
for AnastasiaDo My Thing
for Bend It Like BeckhamI Am The Rain
for BraveKeep Breathing
for Chariots of Fire Soon Love Soon
for Cloud AtlasLantern
for Donald Strachey MysteriesDance Apocalyptic
for Footloose All We Got
for The Great Gatsby221B and a Half
for The Great Mouse DetectiveWhat Sharp Teeth You Have
for Hansel and Gretel: Witch HuntersAll Star
for Lego LOTR9 to 5
for Lego Star WarsBanging Them Together
for Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy GrailThe Edge Of Glory
for Mulan Lifeforms
for Never Let Me Go Nine Years of Ballet, ASSHOLE!
for Outrageous FortuneMoves Like Jaeger
for Pacific RimRing of Fire
for Parks and RecreationYou Always Make Me Smile
for The Sarah Jane Adventures(You Drive Me) Crazy
for Sister Act moviesKneel Before The Queen
for Snow White and the HuntsmanKids
for Spirited AwayQuite The Right Team
for Star Trek - Next GenerationOcean
for StardustNo Church In The WIld
for The TudorsIt's Not The Same
for Walk On WaterSuch Great Heights
for Wall-EBreath Of Life
for Wonder Woman
….er, that was a longer list than I thought. Wow, whittling down the list for the Festivids show at this year's Vidukon is going to be HARD.