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such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
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HAMILTON

Jun. 29th, 2016 04:27 pm
such_heights: eliza and alexander gazing at each other (h: eliza/alexander)
HAMILCON

In September, we fell in love with the cast album. In October, we bought tickets. 'Will we be sick of it by the end of June? Probably not.'

June rolls around, and no, not even a little. I went with [personal profile] happydork, [personal profile] purplefringe, [personal profile] raven, [personal profile] shinyjenni, [profile] twistedsoup and [personal profile] andrew, on the same night as [personal profile] oliviacirce, [personal profile] aria, [personal profile] starlady, [personal profile] were_duck, [personal profile] laceblade &c, which meant we got to all have slightly dazed dinner together beforehand, which was amazing.

By an astonishing twist of luck, the day we went was the day they were filming it, for archival and hopefully eventually distribution purposes (no one knows when the latter might be). So we had the entire original cast, even Jonathan Groff returning as King George for one night only and clearly having the time of his life. I was entirely ready to be excited about seeing different interpretations from understudies or new cast members, but that was pretty special.

flailing )
such_heights: a figure in white against the sky (stock: the blue blue sky [subjunctively])
For Your Entertainment
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Legends of Tomorrow
music: Adam Lambert
content notes: none
summary: Can you handle what I'm about to do?
download: 123MB zipped .mov
notes: Premiere for Vidukon 2016. Recruiter vid! here on tumblr.

embed and lyrics )
such_heights: (sense8: kala)
There's been a lot of conversation over the past few days in various parts of fandom over this 16k meta (AO3 registered users only) by Franzeska. It's a long, racist piece of nonsense with the summary Bullying and the Co-opting of Social Justice Activism in Fandom: A discussion of bias in fannish meta, m/m vs. other pairings, shipping of POC, vidding characters of color, what it means to ship, and problems in Stormpilot fandom. I don't recommend reading it, but it has sparked some good conversations.

As an aside, reading through the comments on my phone proved to be hazardous as I landed on the kudos button by mistake, which has been quite embarrassing over the last two days. Totally an accident, I do not like that post and I would un-kudos it if I could. /o\

Actually Recommended Reading:
+ [twitter.com profile] rukminipande has a storified series of tweets: Fans Of Colour Are Not To Blame For Fandom's Erasures: A response to That Meta.
+ This tumblr discussion topped and tailed by good commentary from [tumblr.com profile] snarlfurillo

---

In better news, in spite of his Conservative opponent's bigoted and underhand smear campaign tactics, Sadiq Khan looks set to be London's next mayor. He's a human rights lawyer, the most prominent Muslim politician we've had in the UK to date, and the son of working class Pakistani immigrants. He's a social democrat with policies on affordable housing, air pollution and transport fare freezes. I am hopeful that he can do good things for my city.
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
Yesterday the new Doctor Who companion was announced and everything looks delightful.

two minute clip under the cut + images )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (tw: toshiko [shine on | nextjuly])
For this year's Vidukon I'm putting together a show of vids that were made/premiered in 2006. I'm going through Vividcon from that year and people's journal archives, and it's a very fun nostalgia fest. Harry Potter was an ongoing series, it was the early days of SGA, BSG, SPN and all other three letter acronym shows, people were vidding a lot of Farscape and due South and Whedonverse, and Doctor Who was just beginning to pick up interest.

I'd love recs of any personal faves from that year. Must have been originally posted that year, so no remasters etc, but otherwise anything goes. Self recs very much encouraged! I know it might feel a bit weird to look at work a decade old, but I'm really interested to see how much vidding has changed in style and content over the years, and how much it hasn't.
such_heights: silhouette of eliza hamilton from the broadway musical (h: eliza [shadow])
Festivids reveals are up! Thank you SO much to [personal profile] purplefringe for Gonna Get Through This World (An Adventure in Space and Time) and [personal profile] heresluck for Independent Women (Hamilton).

I made two vids this year! Less than I'd originally been planning, but I did end up making two other vids during the festivids period, so what can you do.

Comedy Tragedy History (Hamilton, for [profile] gwenfrankstein)
I'd been working on a Hamilton vid since before assignments went out, intending to use it as a treat, but happy days, I got assigned to [profile] gwenfrankenstein who wanted a Hamilton vid! I ended up ditching my first project and switching it out for the amazing Akala song, 'Comedy Tragedy History'. Genius has a good breakdown of the lyrics.

I worked so hard on this vid! I found it challenging in a great way - I had to cut a lot faster than I do usually, work with a bunch of different kinds of source, and work with really brilliant, intricate, quick lyrics. I think I just about did the idea justice, and I'm so proud of the end result, I think I levelled up a little as a vidder through making it.

You're My Best Friend (RPF - Ian McKellen/Patrick Stewart, for [personal profile] purplefringe)
For once, I thought I was getting one up on [personal profile] purplefringe! She's made me treats the last couple of years, but this year I would surprise her and get one up! ... so obviously this is the year I was her assignment, ha. Still, this was a delight to make, a goofy vid about best friends for my best friend. I'm glad other people enjoyed it too.

It was fun to work with non-standard source for both vids this year, with lots of scouring youtube and working with photos. Thank you, everyone who left kind comments during the anon period, they mean a lot! <3
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
You're My Best Friend
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: RPF - Ian McKellen/Patrick Stewart
music: Queen
content notes: none
summary: Ooh, you make me live.
download: 49MB zipped .mov
notes: Made for [personal profile] purplefringe, aspirationally. I hope we're half this awesome when we're old. <3 Originally posted here | on tumblr here.


lyrics & embed )
such_heights: eliza and alexander gazing at each other (h: eliza/alexander)
Comedy Tragedy History
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Hamilton
music: Akala
content notes: none
summary: Spit so hard but I'm smart as the Bard.
download: 128MB zipped .mov
notes: Made for [profile] gwenfrankenstein. Many thanks to [personal profile] happydork for cheerleading and beta comments, and for introducing me to the song in the first place. Originally posted here | also on tumblr.

lyrics & embed )
such_heights: eleven outside the TARDIS looking up at the snow (who: eleven [snow])
[personal profile] purplefringe made a vid about the Doctor Who Christmas specials, not quite in time for Christmas but in time for a burst of mid-January light. It gives me all the feelings in the whole world.

Halfway Out Of The Dark
Don't forget, I love, I love, I love you

It's like being wrapped up in a warm blanket for a few minutes, and I know I really needed that today.
such_heights: rey and bb8 in the desert (sw: rey + bb8)
Shut Up And Dance
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
music: Walk The Moon
content notes: none
summary: This woman is my destiny. Rey/Finn/Poe
download: 37MB zipped .avi
notes: Nothing like an imminent festivids deadline to make me procrastinate with other vid projects! Made with cam footage, I'd love to remaster when a DVD is available but no promises. Many thanks to [personal profile] purplefringe and [personal profile] happydork for beta comments. (also on tumblr)

lyrics & embed )
such_heights: (who: clara [s8])
fandom meme )

Vids Roundup

I made 7 vids in 2015.

Festivids
The Hardest of Hearts (Maleficent)
She Keeps Me Warm (Saving Face)
Get Lucky (Singin' in the Rain)

Between (Doctor Who, Clara, Twelve & Danny, s8 overview)

Fly (multifandom, awesome women)

Uptown Funk (Parks and Recreation, Vidukon premiere)

We Got History (Multifandom, fannish review of the year)

meme questions )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (sense8: riley [smile])
We Got History
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: multifandom - Agent Carter, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Big Hero 6, Broadchurch, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Doctor Who, Empire, Hamilton, How to Get Away With Murder, Jupiter Ascending, London Spy, Mad Max: Fury Road, Magic Mike XXL, Parks and Recreation, Pride, Sense8, Spy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Supergirl
music: DJ Earworm - United States of Pop 2015
content notes: none
summary: Love me like you do.
download: 43MB zipped .avi
notes: A Christmas present for [personal profile] happydork, full of some of the fandoms we loved this year. Many thanks to [personal profile] purplefringe for the beta. Happy holidays, everyone. <3 (also on tumblr)

lyrics & embed )
such_heights: (who: clara [s8])
Oh wow. Very happy with that finale.

spoilers! )
such_heights: silhouette of eliza hamilton from the broadway musical (h: eliza [shadow])
Hi Festividder! Thank you so much for making me a vid, I'm going to love it so much.

If you find some detail helpful, here are some of my tastes:

general likes )

My original Festivids sign up. Fandoms: Jupiter Ascending, An Adventure in Space and Time, Hamilton, Pride, Spy, Belle, RPF - David Cameron Pigfucking Scandal

requests )

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