such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
Stayin' Alive
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Galavant
music: The Bee Gees
content notes: none
summary: King Richard is, implausibly, staying alive.
download: 24MB zipped .avi
notes: For [personal profile] valoise for this year's Festivids! This was super fun to make. :D Original festivids post. On tumblr.

embed and lyrics )
such_heights: korra looking up at the sky (avatar: korra [hopeful])
Masterlist here.

I have three splendid vids made for me, I am so lucky! They're all super great. Thank you, secret festividders!

I have two for the 1996 Matilda film:

Jack the Giant Killer is a fantastically badass vid about Matilda using her powers to fuck shit up and fight against injustice.

Walking on Sunshine is an adorable vid about Matilda and Miss Honey that gives me MANY FEELINGS.

And then, beautifully, I have a vid for Pokémon GO! 500 Miles is a beautiful tribute to this weird and glorious phenomenon.
such_heights: eliza and alexander gazing at each other (h: eliza/alexander)
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: Avengers Academy, Hamilton, Matilda, The Pebble and the Penguin, Pokémon GO, Sorceror to the Crown.

requests )
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: 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 )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (film: maleficent)
Festivids reveals are live! Thank you SO much to [personal profile] bananainpyjamas, [personal profile] cosmic_llin, [personal profile] actiaslunaris and that sneaky bastard [personal profile] purplefringe for my wonderful vids. <33333

I made three vids this year! Unsurprisingly, the one the most people guessed was that I made the vid about the indie lesbian film to the indie lesbian song. Who knows why! :D

Signed streaming and download links and now available at the below posts - will also put up on tumblr and whatnot when I get a chance.

The Hardest of Hearts (Maleficent) for [personal profile] anoel
She Keeps Me Warm (Saving Face) for [personal profile] sanguinity
Get Lucky (Singin' in the Rain) for [personal profile] shinyjenni

Festivids!

Feb. 3rd, 2015 12:12 pm
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (who: karen [light])
I have been rolling around in wonderful vids for the past few days, it's amazing.

First of all, I must heartily recommend the vids (4! 4 vids! I am spoiled rotten!) made for me:

Let's Get Mischievous (LEGO Marvel Superheroes)
This is so charming and fun. It focuses on the villains from the game, masterminded by Dr Doom, and they are goofy and fabulous. It's beautifully timed to a perfect song choice - pretty sure that 'I'm feeling devious, you're looking glamorous, let's get mischievous, and polyamorous' is my new life motto. If you've always wanted to see Mystique and Dr Doom and Loki and Dr Octopus team up in glorious LEGO format, now's your chance!

Beth Yw'r Haf I Mi (Maleficent)
Oh, my heart. This is really beautiful. I love the range of vids there are for Maleficent this year, from big and bombastic to this quiet, intimate look at Maleficent and Aurora and the parallels between them. <3

The Writer (Not Another Happy Ending)
So Not Another Happy Ending is a Scottish indie film that Karen Gillan did a couple of years ago. It's a fun enough film, but it is a bit marred by two pretty annoying love interests that take up a lot of screentime and are very boring. But! By far the best bit of the film is that as Gillan's character struggles with writing her next novel, she suddenly finds that her heroine has come to life and starting following her around. This vid is about that bit and is amazing. It uses all the loveliness of the Edinburgh setting and Karen Gillan's face to tell a gorgeous slightly fairytale story.

I Could Be (Selfie)
This is a vid about John Cho and Karen Gillan having stupid dorky beautiful faces at each other and is therefore PERFECT. There are also pratfalls and dramatic hair flips and amazing outfits and occasional FEELINGS and I love it to pieces.

Other vids I've enjoyed so far (still have lots to watch!):

Gone Tech (Almost Human) Karl Urban has a hot robot boyfriend
I am what I am and Kinky Neighbours (Batman 1966) - having just rewatched The Dark Knight over the weekend, these two were the most wonderfully kinky, fabulous anecdote.
Dynamite (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) Team feels and comedy hijinx, the perfect B99 vid. :D
Hard Way Home (Cloudburst) This vid about an ageing lesbian couple is funny and sweet and delightful and I must check out the film ASAP.
Silent Fandoms (Festivids) A fascinating, meta look at how and why we vid and our relationships with small fandoms.
Through the Deep, Dark Wood (How to Get Away With Murder) an intense, awesome look at Wes and Annalise.
All I Want (Life of Pi) Beautiful film, beautiful vid.
Shake It Off (Maleficent) Not at all what I was expecting for the collection of vids for this film, and I love it. The editing is really fun with all the zooms and jump cuts, too.
Afterlife (The Middleman) I need to watch this show already, it is known. In the meantime, all aboard the adorable Wendy/Lacey train.
Infinite (The Perks of Being A Wallflower) I haven't seen the film and I loved this vid. It doesn't let up in flow or emotion for over 5 minutes which I find very impressive.
I'll be there for you (Pit Bulls and Parolees) PUPPIES. *ugly crying*
Moves Like Yaweh (Prince of Egypt) Come for the amazing pun in the title, stay for the dynamic cutting of one of my favourite childhood films.
Grow Old With Me (Six Feet Under) Gorgeous ship vid for David and Keith.

I made three vids for this year's round. I don't feel like it's much of a giveaway to say that they're all about people with good faces who love each other. There may be a prize if you can guess all three!
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
Get Lucky
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Singin’ in the Rain
music: Daft Punk
content notes: none
summary: We’re up all night to get lucky. Cosmo/Don/Kathy.
download: 39MB zipped .avi
notes: made for [personal profile] shinyjenni for Festivids 2014 as a treat. Fun fact: I have watched this film at least three times in the last six months because Housemate K is obsessed with this film. She is also obsessed with this song. So while this truly was a vid that I made for Jenni because I love her and wanted her to have a vid of OT3 joy, it is also for Housemate K, for getting me into their love in the first place.

embed and lyrics )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
She Keeps Me Warm
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Saving Face (2004)
music: Mary Lambert
content notes: none
summary: This could be good. Wil/Vivian.
download: 33MB zipped .avi
notes: made for [personal profile] sanguinity for Festivids 2014 as a pinch hit. I couldn’t resist when I saw the request - it’s one of my favourite queer films and their faces are just so good. This seems to have been the one most people identified as mine - can’t imagine why! *g*

embed and lyrics )
such_heights: (who: missy)
The Hardest of Hearts
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Maleficent
music: Florence + the Machine
content notes: none
summary: Darling heart, I loved you from the start, but you’ll never know what a fool I’ve been.
download: 42MB zipped .avi
notes: made for [personal profile] anoel for Festivids 2014 as my main assignment. I was so delighted to match on this source, and even more so to have the chance to make a vid for a friend! Despite technical difficulties including losing my entire first draft, I’m very pleased with how it turned out. Many thanks to [personal profile] silly_cleo and [personal profile] charloween for the beta! Originally posted here.

embed and lyrics )
such_heights: captain holt making an explainy hand gesture (b99: holt [allow me to explain])
Dear Festividder,

Omg I'm so excited. I hope you are too! Optional details are totally optional, please do whatever is going to make this exchange the most fun for you, I'm sure I'll love the end result. I realise most of my requests are just me yelling about my feelings, so really I am super easy to please. :D

If you find some detail helpful, read on! I'm actually just going to c/p from my letter last year because my tastes haven't exactly changed.

Some kinds of vids that I like include: vids that explore the world of the source, swishy dancey action vids, emotional character-driven vids, vids about awesome women whether focused on one individual or a group of them, vids about people who love each other, vids exploring big thematic ideas and imagery, vids about comedy hijinx.

All of the sources I've requested are very dear to my heart in different ways, and seeing one of them come to life in your vid is going to be awesome, I'm so excited. Musically, I haven't met a genre you can't make an awesome vid out of.

Some other bits and pieces that I like - parallels, characters growing into their own awesomeness, hugs, montages, pretty fight sequences, pretty dance sequences, big emotions, sentimentality, meta analysis.

original requests: Bomb Girls | Brooklyn Nine-Nine | Festivids | LEGO Marvel Superheroes | Maleficent | Not Another Happy Ending | Selfie | The Mechanisms )

festivids!

Feb. 9th, 2014 03:15 pm
such_heights: stacker pentecost from pacific rim (film: stacker pentecost)
Vidders have been revealed at festivids! Thank you so so much to [personal profile] eruthros, [personal profile] leanwellback, [personal profile] kaydeefalls, [personal profile] shinyjenni and [personal profile] violace for my amazing gift vids, you're all really awesome. <333

I made Do My Thing (Bend It Like Beckham) and All Star (LEGO Lord of the Rings). Links go to vid posts with downloads etc. I had a blast doing them both.

\o/
such_heights: stacker pentecost from pacific rim (film: stacker pentecost)
So, um, I received five festivids this year? And they are all totally amazing and wonderful and I love them so much. Also I am doing the aw shucks foot scuff thing a lot because wow, that's a lot of vid! <3333

They are all flat out brilliant. Let me tell you about them.

9 to 5 (Lego Star Wars)
It's a tough life for a stormtrooper.

I laugh hysterically every time I watch this. It's a totally genius idea for a start - poor downtrodden stormtroopers! Their lives are hard! And it's brilliantly executed, so many hilarious lyric matches and a wonderful build until I hurt laughing by the end.

I Am The Rain (Brave)
There are those who say fate is something beyond our command. That destiny is not our own, but I know better. Our fate lives within us. You only have to be brave enough to see it.

Eeee, Merida! This is a wonderful character study that ties Merida's journey into the larger mythology of Brave's world and does some lovely intercutting between her and her mother at different ages. It's a gorgeous song choice, too, really atmospheric and fits the tone of the source wonderfully.

Learn To Fly (Brave)
Take these broken wings and learn to fly.

This is a fantastic vid about Merida and Eleanor - I love the fact it's set to a song in Gaelic, and it gives me all the warm squishy feelings about this gorgeous mother daughter relationship. It makes the plot of the film really pop out and feel fresh and wonderful all over again.

King and Lionheart (Pacific Rim)
A vid about Mako, her relationships with Stacker and Raleigh, and also her face.

So I didn't actually put specific songs in my request but as it happened I've really wanted a Mako and Stacker vid to this song for ages! And oh this is perfect. They're both so brave and beautiful and love each other so muuuuuch. *sob* This is one of those vids that completely captures the source the way I see it, and it's so beautifully edited too.

Soon Love Soon (Cloud Atlas)
We will know that to be a part is to be truly whole.

The person who made this vid plays DIRTY, man. Cloud Atlas was quite a formative book for me when it came out, and the film tapped into that in a big way. This vid captures all the things I love best about the story and then sets it to Vienna Teng, so obviously makes me cry and cry. In a great way! I just have all these feelings about all these characters! I love the way this vid draws out so many parallels between the different stories, and there are several moments that take my breath away.

In short, all highly recommended! Do give the vidders some love if you enjoyed any of these.

I made two vids for festivids this year, if anyone has any guesses. I can offer no prize but the vindication of being right!
such_heights: teyla standing in a puddlejumper (sga: teyla)
All Star
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: LEGO Lord of the Rings
music: All Star - Smash Mouth
content notes: none
summary: You're a rock star, get the show on.
download: 95MB .mov
notes: made for [personal profile] thingswithwings as a treat for festivids! Many thanks to [personal profile] happydork for the beta. Original festivids post.

embed and lyrics )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (stock: books)
Do My Thing
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Bend It Like Beckham
music: Do My Thing by Estelle ft. Janelle Monáe
content notes: none
summary: Jess knows just where she's going.
download: 169MB .mov
notes: made for [livejournal.com profile] bisclaveret for festivids! Many thanks to [personal profile] shinyjenni, [personal profile] silly_cleo and [personal profile] raven for beta. Original festivids post.

embed and lyrics )
such_heights: the enterprise orbits a planet, text reads 'boldly go' (trek: boldy go [427])
Hurray, have finally written my letters for yuletide and festivids.

Yuletide letter (Requests: Ulysses Dies At Dawn, As You Like It, Elementary, Brave)

Festivids letter (Requests: Bomb Girls, Brave, Cloud Atlas, Hercules, Lego Star Wars, London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, Pacific Rim, Star Trek: The Next Generation)

Meanwhile, I am clapping my hands in glee over my yuletide assignment on account of how it's perfect and I'm going to have the best time ever writing it. :D :D :D
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (Default)
Dear Festividder,

Omg I'm so excited. I hope you are too! Optional details are totally optional, please do whatever is going to make this exchange the most fun for you, I'm sure I'll love the end result. I realise most of my requests are just me yelling about my feelings, so really I am super easy to please. :D

If you find some detail helpful, read on! I'm actually just going to c/p from my letter last year because my tastes haven't exactly changed.

Some kinds of vids that I like include: vids that explore the world of the source, swishy dancey action vids, emotional character-driven vids, vids about awesome women whether focused on one individual or a group of them, vids about people who love each other, vids exploring big thematic ideas and imagery, vids about comedy hijinx.

All of the sources I've requested are very dear to my heart in different ways, and seeing one of them come to life in your vid is going to be awesome, I'm so excited. Musically, I haven't met a genre you can't make an awesome vid out of.

Some other bits and pieces that I like - parallels, characters growing into their own awesomeness, hugs, montages, pretty fight sequences, pretty dance sequences, big emotions, sentimentality, meta analysis.

I've been pretty slack on reccing vids I like lately, but my vid recs tag has had a lot of use over the years.

original requests )
such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (sga: team field)
Okay, I'm going to try and post this, and then some notes from my panel, and then maybe a con report if I get time?! But ahhh I need to pack for Wiscon, two cons on two continents in two weeks seemed like such a good idea at the time.

Anyway! Playlists under the cut for the three shows I helped put together at this year's Vidukon: Sweet Dreams, Go Team!, and Festivids.

Sweet Dreams )

Go Team! )

Festivids )

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