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: 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: 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: silhouette of eliza hamilton from the broadway musical (h: eliza [shadow])
Some icons for my current obsession, the Broadway musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Hamilton is a hip-hop musical about the USA founding father Alexander Hamilton starring an almost entirely non-white cast that is incredibly smart, funny, sincere and emotionally affecting. As [personal profile] happydork can attest, I've been listening to it non-stop for a week. It's available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Prime and iTunes, probably others also. This is a short video of some of the performance, which is also helpful for matching faces to voices.

Here are so quote icons, some icons using the artwork from the lyrics booklet, some from production stills from a range of sources.

preview:


36 icons )

And while I'm here, I laughed really a lot at this modern AU Hamilton fic (yes, that concept breaks my brain a bit too):

every day is a gift that's why they call it the present (4870 words) by screamlet
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hamilton - Miranda, American Revolution RPF
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Alexander Hamilton/Elizabeth "Eliza" Schuyler, Alexander Hamilton/Angelica Schuyler, Alexander Hamilton/John Laurens, Alexander Hamilton & George Washington
Characters: Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Elizabeth "Eliza" Schuyler, Angelica Schuyler, John Laurens, Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, Hercules Mulligan, James Madison, George III of the United Kingdom
Additional Tags: Ensemble Cast, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Dialogue Heavy, Bisexuality, Everyone Is Alive, Alternate Universe - Everyone Lives/Nobody Dies

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