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Festivids reveal time! This year I received a completely delightful vid for the TV series of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by [personal profile] gwenfrankenstien set to Janelle Monae :-D It brought happiness to my soul. Arthur Dent is absolutely NOT afraid to freak out! You should all go and watch it and smile.

Meanwhile, I made a vid for Galaxy Quest! I almost didn't make my assignment this year - what with 2016 being so fucking BADLY WRITTEN, I had kind of run out of steam by the time Festivids rolled around, and I came *this close* to defaulting, for the first time ever. I had no ideas for any of the fandoms on my recipient's list and no energy to do anything about it. Then, about two days before the check-in deadline, this struck me out of the blue, and I thought, would it make people really sad if I made a vid about Alan Rickman set to David Bowie? And I thought, yes it probably would, but then I did it anyway. Karma punished me by sending me the worst technical difficulties I've had so far in my five years as a vidder /o\ Still, I'm glad I made this. Rediscovering the greatness of this film was a joy, and - technical difficulties aside - I ended up having a lot of fun. I was worried that this vid ended up being very linear (always my problem when vidding films), but then Awesome Flatmate L reminded me that Under Pressure, [personal profile] violace's wonderful vid for The Martian, is also very linear and is still completely perfect. So that was reassuring. Anyway, what with the linearity, the flaily montage of everyone falling over, and the ridiculously literal clip-matches, apparently this is visible from space as one of my vids :-P

By Grabthar's hammer...what a savings. This truly is one of the best Star Trek films ever made.

Thank you to [personal profile] shinyjenni and [personal profile] cosmic_llin for beta help!

edited by [personal profile] purplefringe for [personal profile] rhivolution
fandom: Galaxy Quest
music: Starman by David Bowie
summary: There's a starman waiting in the sky / he's told us not to blow it 'cause he knows it's all worthwhile
content notes: a few bright flashes and jump cuts. Also: mild peril.

download: 110MB @ mediafire


Didn't know what time it was the lights were low

I leaned back on my radio

Some cat was layin' down some rock 'n' roll 'lotta soul,

He said

Then the loud sound did seem to fade

Came back like a slow voice on a wave of phase

That weren't no D.J. that was hazy cosmic jive


There's a starman waiting in the sky

He'd like to come and meet us

But he thinks he'd blow our minds

There's a starman waiting in the sky

He's told us not to blow it

'Cause he knows it's all worthwhile

He told me:

Let the children lose it

Let the children use it

Let all the children boogie

I had to phone someone so I picked on you

Hey, that's far out so you heard him too!

Switch on the TV

We may pick him up on channel two

Look out your window I can see his light

If we can sparkle he may land tonight

Don't tell your poppa or he'll get us locked up in fright

[Chorus 2x]

La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

Date: 2017-02-11 04:04 pm (UTC)
leanwellback: uhura doing chinhands <3 (trek- tell me about vulcan in moonlight)
From: [personal profile] leanwellback
I love this vid! I wondered if it might have been made by [personal profile] such_heights; close but no cigar :D You should know, mediafire has blocked the download for copyright.

Date: 2017-09-13 05:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nicole_anell
The song! This movie!! Such a great vid, I'm so happy I found it even if it's months after festivids. I especially love the way you used the instrumental section at 1:24 with all the flailing/fainting/etc. and the character montages at the end. Even with the teary-making punch of Bowie and Rickman combined, this is such a fun & heartwarming vid. <333


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