jetpack_monkey: (Henry Frankenstein - l33t g33k)
Hey guys! In all the personal hub-bub (bub), I forgot to post some fannish things of note.

I made one vid for Festivids this year -- Stronger (Re-Animator series)

I am participating in Equinox Vid Exchange: Vids in Space! Here's my letter.

I'm requesting Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965), Star Trek: DS9, No Man's Sky, Flash Gordon serials, Rocky Jones Space Ranger, Vorkosigan Saga, and a multi-fandom vid about hope and optimism in space (because I want to believe we're going to survive and do better).

Hope that your fannish endeavors are going well!
jetpack_monkey: (Default)
I'm a terrible participant in Festivids this year for a variety of reasons. One of them is that I really haven't put the time and effort into watching many of the vids. I will do better! Maybe! Life is crazy right now. However, a few shout-outs for vids I have seen and loved:

Vienna  (The Third Man) -- This was made for me this year. Not just like, somebody made a vid and said it was for me. This was MADE FOR ME. It is everything I love about the movie at a breakneck pace, up to and including the use of setting to increase tension and suspense. You rock my world, Festividder.

Default (Drunk History US) - I've seen a couple of episodes of this show in passing, but this is kind of a brilliant take on the whole thing.

Get Better (Hawkeye v4) - Okay, this looks... damn good. Clint! Kate! Pizza Dog! Music choice that's freakin' on point. FEEEELINGS.

500 Miles (Pokemon GO) - Loooooooool.

A Better Son/Daughter (Carrie and Gary Fisher RPF) - I'm not crying. You're crying. Maybe we're both crying. I miss her.
jetpack_monkey: (Victor Frankenstein - Weird Science)

Title: Stronger
Song: Stronger by Kanye West (for all intents and purposes with Daft Punk)
Source: Re-Animator / Bride of Re-Animator
Length: 1:58
For: terajk, Festivids 2016
Warnings: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills), implied animal harm, comedic gore.

Summary: Herbert Kanye West

Password: reagent

Download 18.4MB MP4 (right/ctrl-click + "Save link as...")

Notes: For personal reasons, I had trouble getting a vid put together this year. This was my first major attempt at a vid for my recipient but it wasn't my only. There are like three other incomplete timelines for other vids for a different fandom still on my computer. One of them may actually get finished someday. Anywho, I just find the arrogance of Kanye West and Herbert West to be weirdly simpatico and the driving refrain of "Harder, Faster, Stronger" spoke to Herbert's obsessive desires (not just to reanimate flesh). Many thanks to jmtorres and thirdblindmouse for encouraging/enabling this weird addition to my vidography.

jetpack_monkey: (Keyleth of the Air Ashari)
Hello Festividder!

You are completely awesome and I am so stoked to see what you come up with this year! My requests this year are a mix of classic cinematic treasures with some cult flicks and one newer source. Hopefully among this eclectic mix, you've found a vid you're excited to make!

My music preferences are the same as always: if it works, it works. Trust your instincts!

Here are my requests for this year:

Alucarda (1978) [Safety] )

Critical Role (web series) )

Frankenstein (1931-1948) )

The Raven (1963) [Safety] )

The Third Man (1949) [Safety] )

Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain [Safety] )
Anyway, thank you so much again! I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Jetpack Monkey

jetpack_monkey: (Syd - Smiley)
Title: The Bullpen
Song: The Bullpen by Dessa
Source: The Hazards of Helen (1914-17)
Length: 2:11
Made for: [personal profile] thirdblindmouse, Festivids 2015 

"An Action Girl is a female Badass who is just as tough and kicks just as much butt as the guys do. ... Expect regular appearances in action scenes, facing dangerous foes and deadly obstacles, and expect her to win." -- TV Tropes

Password: actionwoman

Download 42.4MB MP4 (right/ctrl-click and Save File As...)

Yes, I have rambling notes and some brief discussion of film history )

jetpack_monkey: (Mac/Vic - Foreplay)
Title: Blank Space
Song: Blank Space by Taylor Swift
Source: MacGyver
Length: 2:30
Warnings: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills)
Made for: [personal profile] thirdblindmouse, Festivids 2015

Flirter by assassination. (MacGyver/Murdoc)

Password: macgyver!

Download 25.8MB MP4 (right/ctrl-click and "Save link as...")

Notes: I knew going into Festivids that [personal profile] thirdblindmouse was going to get a Hazards of Helen vid from me. I make her a vid every year (except last year). I also knew that she would immediately guess that I'd made said Helen vid. So, I decided to use this to my advantage, using the Helen vid to draw her attention away from a *second* vid. This one.

It's not exactly what she asked for, but I needed to come up with a concept that I could clip quickly with a limited number of episodes. Foeyay seemed the best way to go, so I whipped up this Murdoc vid (after a few false song starts). It is... much more ridiculous than I'd anticipated when I started.

Also, obviously, this owes a debt to the marvelous Doctor Who vid to the same song by [personal profile] such_heights  and [personal profile] purplefringe. I honestly tried to find a different song for a long time (options included Britney Spears and Nat "King" Cole), because I didn't want to step on their toes. However, ultimately this was the only song that really worked for what I wanted to do. I hope they don't mind.
jetpack_monkey: (Default)
I made three vids this year:
I predicted that I would get guessed for the first two (so much that I ended up making a second vid for tbm so I would still have some secrets). However, I was a little surprised to see that [personal profile] bessyboo guessed me for both at the same time (in, like, the fifth comment to the Guess the Festividder post). I kinda wish I was still offering vids for guesses, because you would have earned it, Bessy.
jetpack_monkey: (Donna - Sad Hugs)
Title: Sound the Bells
Song: Sound the Bells by Dessa
Source: Gojira (1954)
Length: 4:27
Warnings: Urban destruction.
Made for: [personal profile] larissabernstein, Festivids 2015

The sun rose from the West today. I doubt we'll see it set.

Password: gojira

Download 55.7MB SD MP4
Download 250.7MB HD MP4

Notes: This vid has been living in my head in one form or another since I made my goofier Club Vivid Godzilla vid over three years ago. I knew that, at some point, I would need to go back to basics and make a vid that really respected the weight and the horror of the original film from 1954. I'm very happy that [personal profile] larissabernstein requested this, giving me the chance to do just that. I'm really proud of the final result.

Special thanks to [personal profile] chaila, who made a Pacific Rim vid to this song in 2013. I'm not sure it would have found me otherwise.

jetpack_monkey: (Default)
Festivids 2015 dropped a week ago, but I haven't had a chance to make a post. So here it is.

First of all, I received *FOUR* vids this year. Honestly, I'm absolutely flummoxed and gratified that these even exist. That they are all amazing in their own way is just f**king sweet.

What's especially awesome is that there are now THREE vids for the 1977 what-the-eff-did-I-just-watch masterpiece Hausu that didn't exist before, and they all come from different angles:

Great White Cat (unexpected instrumental music choice works amazingly well)
A Happy Song Where Everybody Dies (bulletproof music kink + dark humor = EEEE)
Rock Lobster (lyrical resonance makes everything MORE WTF, not less)

None of the vids are safe-for-work and they all contain copious amounts of blood (well, red water). Also your brain my never be the same again.

Last but under no circumstances least is a vid for The Mummy (1932);

Love Lockdown

Oh my heart. This is exactly the kind of vid I was hoping for when I requested the source, but it exceeded all of my expectations by using a Kanye West song that dug to the eternal soul of the material. Plus more Boris Karloff vids are never a bad.

I haven't had a chance to do as much viewing as I'd like, but here are some of the vids that I really dug this year:

For the sake of ongoing mystery, I am not reccing anything that I have been guessed for. We'll see how those guesses turn out in a week.
jetpack_monkey: (Henry Frankenstein - l33t g33k)

Thank you so much for being part of Festivids! We're going to have so much fun this year! This year's theme is apparently "classic horror movies with a dash of action and puppet shows."

Music-wise, I am easy-going. The right song is the right song for a vid. I do have a bulletproof musical kink for Celtic-infused folk and/or rock music, but in general, my tastes are cast far and wide -- rock, pop, folk, bluegrass, dance, alternative (whatever that means), singer-songwriter, rap, metal, emo, punk, New Wave, etc. I've found that genres I don't care for become amazing when they are the right choice for a vid, so there's nothing you should really avoid, as long as it's appropriate to whatever you're making.

Alucarda (safety) )

Frankenstein (1931-1948) )

Hausu (1977) (safety) )

The Mummy (1932) (safety) )

Mystery Science Theater 3000 )

Spy Smasher (1942) )

Whatever you end up making, I'm sure I'll love it! Treats are also always welcome.

Jetpack Monkey
jetpack_monkey: (Kolchak - Headdesk)
On Thursday I broke one of my personal rules for continued sanity and got into a heated debate on the Internet. It was pointless and mainly fueled by the fact that all involved parties were/are extremely passionate about the subject of contention (Festivids), but held strikingly different viewpoints on what that entailed.

The reason I don't get into fights on the Internet (or really, arguments at all) is that I spend the next two weeks living in an echo of the debate, considering how I could have responded better or more cuttingly or more kindly or when I could have extricated myself earlier.

To speed the process, I declared a Festivids-free weekend. Both the roommate and the spouse were instructed to gently flick me if I started talking about Festivids and to escalate the response if I didn't relent. Only one flick happened, thankfully.

Instead, I spent the weekend doing some LEGO scale-building experiments, playing through LEGO Dimensions (which is becoming a $$$ suck), and rewatching Grey's Anatomy with [personal profile] jmtorres. Last night, [personal profile] echan and I went to the Pasadena Symphony for Dvorak's "From the New World", which was lovely and fun. It's nice to expand your horizons sometimes.

I am very much looking forward to Festivids and I hope the rest of you are as well.

jetpack_monkey: (Default)
I made two vids this year:

White Telephone (Halloween series) for [personal profile] terajk 

Moves Like Yaweh
(Prince of Egypt) for [personal profile] settiai 

The posts are pretty barebones right now. I'll get notes up soon. I have plenty, as usual.


Jan. 31st, 2015 05:25 pm
jetpack_monkey: (Tom Servo Lives!)
Since I'm in Phoenix for an extended period of time for a family emergency, I said "fuck it" and bought myself a cheap laptop so I would be able to watch Festivids and stay in touch with you fine folks.  Windows is weird. Are weird? *shrugs*

Anyway, I still have to come up with more coherent things to say about them, but both of the gifts I received are AMAZING. One is a Gamera vid set to an 8-bit rendition of music from My Neighbor Totoro. It's called Tonari no Gamera, which Google informs me is "My Neighbor Gamera" in English. So cute. It's an amazing overview of the "friend to children" era of the series that warms the heart. Plus, it has monster fights and fire-breathing.

The other vid is a stupendous match of source and footage. Space Mutiny + Survivor's The Moment of Truth = The Call. It's an exciting, fast-moving, lovingly cheesy overview of the 1980s South African space epic. Plus, as a bonus, the vidder really took the overall MST3K theme of my requests to heart and took their clips from the show, including the silhouettes of Mike and the Bots (and added a bit of their riffing at the end). Loved it.

Vidders who made vids for me, I am sorry I am late telling you I love your vids! I will leave comments once I've watched them both a couple hundred more times.

jetpack_monkey: (Book - The Special Hell)
Title: Moves Like Yaweh
Song: Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera
Source: Prince of Egypt
Length: 3:35
Warnings: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills), sacrilege.
Made for: [personal profile] settiai 

Summary: A love story. With plagues. (sorrynotsorry)

Password: iamthatxtina

Download HD MP4 (coming soon)
Download SD MP4 (28MB) 

Notes: More notes later, but... I'm going to hell, basically.

jetpack_monkey: (Default)
Title: White Telephone
Song: Charlotte Gainsbourg - White Telephone
Source: Halloween / Halloween H20
Length: 03:29
Warnings: Physical triggers (e.g., epilepsy or migraine: strobe lights, bright lights, "stuttery" cuts between 2-3 stills), violence, stalking.
Made for: [personal profile] terajk 

Summary: Portrait of a survivor.

Password: lauriestrode



Download HD MP4 (81MB) - highly recommended
Download SD MP4 (16MB)

Notes under the cut )



Dec. 18th, 2014 07:48 pm
jetpack_monkey: (Tom Servo Lives!)
I got defaulted on in Festivids. Unfortunately, I put all of my request notes in my Dear Festividder letter, so the pinch hit post seems suuuuuper-empty.

I called in sick to work today for separate reasons. I'm distracting myself with LEGOs and the D&D Monster Manual.

jetpack_monkey: (Tom Servo Lives!)
I'll try to keep the pre-amble short this year, because the requests themselves tell a story. This is a Festivids request list that is as much for my mom as it is for me, as we'll see in a second.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 )

Gamera (Shōwa series, 1965-1980) )

Rocky Jones, Space Ranger )

Ed Wood's Kelton Trilogy (Bride of the Monster / Plan 9 from Outer Space / Night of the Ghouls) )

Manos: The Hands of Fate )

Space Mutiny (1988) )

Danger: Diabolik (1968) )

As for music: go with your heart. Or your head. Or your spleen. Whatever you feel works best. Nothing is off limits.
jetpack_monkey: (Mabel & Waddles - Best of Friends)
Festivids is nearly here! Now is the time for all good vidders to start looking at their favorite small vidding fandoms and say, "Man, I hope somebody else has seen this thing."

That's where the Pre-Festivids Fandom Rec Festival comes in! Get the word out now and you might get someone else to become obsessive about your favorite thing! Or just find that there are others who love it too, so you can feel encouraged that you won't be the only one requesting/offering it.

How It Works:

Leave a comment in this post (either the Dreamwidth or Livejournal variety) with the name of a fandom you're thinking about offering and/or requesting. If there's multiple possible versions, be sure to be specific (leaving a link to an IMDb or Wikipedia page is useful).

You can also leave a quick description (1-2 sentences) of why the source is awesome and I'll add that to the fandom's entry in Festival master list. If there's a longer description, I may pluck out a short teaser and then link to the rest of the comment.


The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010) -- In this wacky comic book adventure set in the 1910s, intrepid writer Adèle Blanc-Sec faces pterodactyls, mummies, and the patriarchy with equal measures of irritation and determination. Director Luc Besson provides the exhilarating and vivid visuals for this hilarious and weird caper.

So comment away and I'll add your recs to the list behind the cut below.


Leave your own fandom suggestions in the comments!

jetpack_monkey: (The Doctor (10) - Zestfully Clean)
Title: Raise Your Glass
Song: P!nk - Raise Your Glass
Source: Space Cases
Length: 2:28
Warnings: Some added lens flare at the beginning that is brighter than the source.
Made for: [ profile] elipie - Festivids 2013

Summary: "Is there any crew on this ship?" "Why, yes. There is one from Earth, from Saturn, from Mercury, from Uranus, and from Andromeda."

Password: AstralIncidents

Download 26.1MB MP4 file (right/ctrl-click, "Save link as...")

Notes: I grew up with this show on Nickelodeon and so, apparently, did [ profile] elipie (who I count as one of my very dearest friends). She's been asking for this fandom for *years* now and it seemed high time she got it. So I made this. And she guessed me pretty much out of the gate, which I figured would happen, because I put Mark Hamill in.

jetpack_monkey: (Sisko - Like a Boss)
I made four vids this year!

Battle Without Honor or Humanity (Danger 5, for [personal profile] seekingferret )
Raise Your Glass (Space Cases, for [ profile] elipie )
Radio (Hey Ash Whatch Playin', for [ profile] bradcpu )
The Ballad of Wesley Crusher (Star Trek: The Next Generation, for [personal profile] thirdblindmouse )

All posts have streaming. Downloads coming later, but if you're impatient, Vimeo's download option is enabled for each vid.

Also, thank you to [ profile] valika56 who made The Good, The Bad, The Ugly And The Other Guys (Space Patrol Orion) and [personal profile] thirdblindmouse who made me TWO vids -- Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger (Space Patrol Orion) and I Was Made for Sunny Days (The Thin Man series)

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