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It is SPRING here in London, and, as ever, that means I've recently passed several important annual milestones: I have eaten and rejoiced in my first creme egg of the year (a sacred moment); I have listened to Paul Simon’s Graceland (the greatest album ever) whilst walking in the sunshine and smiling inanely to myself at how warm it is; and…I’ve had a vidshow approved for this year’s Vidukon!

This year, what with the fact that Everything In The World Is On Fire, I thought we could all do with a short break from the unrelenting misery of the impending apocalypse. SO to that end, I’m planning a COMEDY vidshow :-) I thought a nicely cathartic release of oxytocin could be extremely helpful. Working title is either ‘Tragedy Tomorrow – Comedy Tonight’, from the wonderful Sondheim musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, or 'Make 'Em Laugh', from Singing In The Rain - but alternative title suggestions are welcome.

So: rec me vids, please! Any vid that makes you laugh out loud, or at least grin wildly and flail your hands around in uncontrolled glee – that's what I want! I’m interested in any and all genres – from hugely popular TV shows to niche indie films to RPF to literally anything else. Character studies, crack!vids, dance vids, multifandom tropey extravaganzas…anything that makes you laugh. Watching vids en masse is often a very different experience from watching them alone, so if you remember any funny vids that have had a particularly great reaction at other conventions, do share.

There’s endless ways vids can wring humour from a source – perhaps it’s a funny show in the first place, and the vid makes the most of the characters’ physicality and ridiculous facial expressions, with exquisite comic timing. Perhaps it’s a more serious show, vidded from a new and unexpected angle to get humour from incongruity. Perhaps it’s just pure crack. Ideally, I’d like to end up with a mixture. I aim to make everyone’s sides hurt by the end of the show. :-D

Self-recs are, as always, highly encouraged! And premieres are very welcome. I'm not sure when the deadline is, but if you think you might have a premiere in the works, let me know and I'll investigate.

(Also - come to Vidukon! It's awesome.)
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Just got home from Vidukon! As ever, it was a completely wonderful weekend of vids, squee, too much sugar, more vids, more squee, and really excellent company. <3 Always one of the highlights of my year. I am too tired to do anything like a proper con report, but will note for those of you who weren't there that you can watch most of the vids shown at the con website, which is really comprehensive and awesome. I ran a vidshow called 'This Will Always Be Our Home' which seemed to go down well, and there were amazing shows on themes as diverse as Aliens, Revolution, Vampires, Fairytales, a nostalgic look back at what people were vidding 10 years ago, and lots of other great ideas. There was also Premieres! Oh, there were so many wonderful things, I just. All my friends are so talented. <3 Many feels were had. Also, I spent much of the weekend covered in glitter, and randomly yelling at people, 'Jesus Christ, I thought you were a fucking BEAR'. Those two facts are unconnected. In conclusion: VIDUKON, YOU GUYS.

Anyway, it was also [personal profile] such_heights' birthday yesterday, so I made her a little vidlet of some of our favourite BFFs being BFFs. It is not the most polished thing I've ever made, but it is made with all the love in the world, because [personal profile] such_heights is the greatest, you guys, and I'm not sure what I've done to deserve her as a best friend. She was happy for me to put this online, so here it is.

Password: Arthur

Crawled Out of the Sea from Phoebe on Vimeo.

List of fandoms under the cut )
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It's that time of year again - I'm after your recs for my Vidukon show! The title is This Will Always Be Our Home, so I'm looking for vids on the theme of, you know, home.

In other words, vids that explore what it means to to leave home, to miss home, to return home, to find a home, to build a home, to welcome someone home, to be without a home...etc. Is 'home' a building, a country, a planet, a spaceship - is it a place at all, or is it a person, or people? Is it a state of mind? Is it an illusion? How have different vidders interpreted/illustrated the concept of 'home' differently?

Give me your recs, people! I want anything that could be vaguely interpreted as relating to this theme. And ideally I'd like a mix of fandoms, genres, tones of vids (ie not every vid has to be Super Serious And Emotional, though I'm sure lots will be). Also, self-recs are very much encouraged! Nobody knows the themes of your vids like you do. Also premieres are, of course, very welcome :-) I think the deadline is in May, but if you think you might have a premiere in the works, let me know and I'll investigate.

(Also - come to Vidukon. Seriously, it's really great.)
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My entire DW rlist is just all my friends posting vids, and it's GLORIOUS. I need to go and comment on them all to tell you how great they are.

In the meantime, I'm going to join the party! Last weekend was Vidukon, which is always one of the highlights of my year and this year was no exception. (Despite me being a massive failboat and not getting my auction vid done. Oops.) ANYWAY, I did manage to premiere my Sleepy Hollow vid, and watching a whole bunch of people laugh at it was one of the most enjoyable things ever :-D Ichabod Crane, sir, what even are you??

edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Sleepy Hollow (Fox)
characters: Ichabod Crane
music: Help! by The Beatles
summary: Ichabod Crane vs the modern world
content notes: Contains spoilers for both seasons, I guess?! Kind of?

Thanks, as always to [personal profile] such_heights for watching a dozen drafts of this, and to those of you who watched this and laughed at it in its early stages :-)

download: 37MB @ mediafire


Lyrics here )
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As everyone else seems to be doing it - hi internets, please help me with my VidUKon vidshow! The theme is TROPES, and if anyone can think of a better title than [personal profile] such_heights's suggestion of 'Tropetastic!', please do let me know :-)

So, this is hopefully going to be a joyful show celebrating all the fun that can be had with the tropes that crop in in all our favourite shows. Obvious examples include time loops, doppelgangers and bodyswaps. Tropes can also be character types - the dorky scientist, the badass warrior woman, the unlikely hero...you get the picture. I'm interested in patterns and parallels, so there will probably be a lot of multifandom vids in this show - but if anyone has recs for tropey vids that are confined to a particular fandom (particularly long-running shows like Doctor Who or Star Trek), those are awesome too.

Please rec me vids! When I put together the Constructed Realities show last year, everybody's suggestions were incredibly helpful. Even if you think a vid is really obvious and I've probably seen it, remind me about it anyway! And self-recs are very much encouraged :-)
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So I, er, seem to have signed up for the VidUKon Vid Auction?!

For those who don't know, [community profile] vidukon_cardiff is a wonderful vidding con that takes place in Cardiff every summer - this year will be its fifth year! I attended for the first time back in 2011, before I even knew how to vid, and was very lucky to meet an extremely awesome bunch of vidders and vid fans who are now my very good friends :-D (hi guys!) The con is now one of the highlights of my year.

It's a pretty small con - currently averaging around 30 attendees, I think? - but it's brilliantly run by an incredibly dedicated con com, and is a truly welcoming space. I really hope it continues to grow and thrive, because it's so much fun to just hang out in Cardiff for a weekend and watch endless vids with a bunch of people who share that enthusiasm. Everyone should check out their website, where you can watch all the vidshows from previous years, and sign up to attend this year! If you can't attend but still want to support the con, you can also sign up for a £16 supporting membership which gets you some exciting things.

Aaaand back to the point of this post - you can ALSO support the con by bidding in the vid auction! [personal profile] buffyann, [personal profile] jagwriter78, [personal profile] lithiumdoll and I have all signed up, and you should totally go and bid for one of us to make you the vid of your heart. 75% of any funds made after the target of £100 is reached will go to the charity RAINN.

I'm offering a fairly small selection of fandoms that either I'm currently very into or that I know well enough not to worry about vidding. BUT I'm very open to suggestions! Particularly in any fandom I've previously vidded, or any film. If you have an idea for a vid you may like me to make but it's not in a fandom I've offered, please feel free to drop me a message or a comment and we can talk about it :-)
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I made a Pushing Daisies vid! It premiered this evening at Vidukon! Everyone was incredibly delightful about it and I was, as ever, super awkward.

Ne Me Quitte Pas
edited by [personal profile] purplefringe
fandom: Pushing Daisies
characters: Ensemble! Ned, Chuck, Emerson, Olive, Lilly, Vivian, Simone, Randy, Digby, Pigby and one or two others
music: Ne Me Quitte Pas by Regina Spektor
summary: The truth is that there are a lot of people like you, us, with strange hobbies or talents or gifts and we try to hide it because we’re afraid that it makes us seem weird or turn people off, but that’s a mistake. What makes me unique has bought every person I love into my life.
content notes: May contain traces of pie

The inevitable ramblings )

download: 59MB @ mediafire

password: aliveagain


Ne Me Quitte Pas from Phoebe on Vimeo.

Lyrics here )
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SO in an exciting turn of events, I'm going to be VJ-ing a show at this year's Vidukon! (For those of you know haven't heard of it - it's a super awesome vidding con, hosted in Cardiff in June, and if you are a vidder / vid fan who does not make vids but enjoys watching them, you should totally come! If anyone needs convincing, I'm more than happy to flail about it at you.)

My show is going to be on the theme of Constructed Realities - I'm thinking AU vids, fake trailers that cast actual shows in a whole new light, fake trailers for entirely non-existent shows, vids for books/podcasts with no canon visual source, crossover vids, vids for fic, vids that use a lot of manips, crack-tastic vids that use the source to tell an entirely different story, etc etc. You get the idea. Anything where the vidder has used the footage in a way that somehow transcends the original source.

I have a few vids in mind already, but would really love to hear any recs from other people! Thoughts?


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