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I have watched this video a lot today. Like, a LOT a lot. And laughed hysterically every time.



Happy Dance Vids, FTW!
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(I did find out that my ALL TIME FAVOURITE happy dance vid has been made private since the last time I looked for it. This makes me very sad. But at least now I have this one! And I love this song A LOT.)
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All of this is true. And brilliant. And possibly I now 'ship (grown up) Toph and Iron Man?
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OMG, I am DYING. I cannot even breathe. It's just BRILLIANT.



(*Cookie Monster sings "Hey, me just met you, and this is crazy! But you have cookies! So share it maybe?", and it is BRILLIANT.)
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via [livejournal.com profile] miera_c, a new Where The Hell is Matt? video.



The laughiest cry you'll have all day.
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I've finished my first pass through this year's [livejournal.com profile] festivids, which basically means I've watched all the vids for fandoms I'm familiar with, and have made up a list of the ones I love and why I love them. Hopefully, in poking around other people's rec lists, I'll get some "new" stuff too!

First up is Jailbreak, a brilliantly edited Star Wars vid detailing the criminal tendencies of our favourite rebels. This vid is basically the opposite of the Mary Poppins one I squeed about yesterday (short clips and quick cuts), but the editing is similarly flawless, and we all know how I feel about explosions in time with the music. I completely failed to mention this in my comment on the vid, but the ESB portion of the edit is just AMAZING for about a hundred reasons (several of which are kissing). Also, there's a wonderfully executed musical joke at the beginning. I absolutely adore this vid.

Next we have Eye of the Tiger, for A Knight's Tale. To quote the festividder, "A Knight's Tale is both 20 years too late and nearly 700 years too early to be a 1980s sports movie. That doesn't stop it from trying." This vid is tone perfect for the movie...and absolutely adorable on all fronts.

a message for you manages to capture everything that made me cry during Big Fish and reduce me to tears is less than two minutes. The music selection is very Elfman-esque, which only makes it better, and the clips served as a perfect sample, reminding me of how beautifully shot the movie was.

I still haven't watched much Eureka, but I'm pretty sure (Fargo) For the First Time captures the spirit of the show. ;)

Festivids: Because where else are you going to get a fanvid for The Great Mouse Detective?

Emily/Nolan(/Destruction) kind of snuck up on me...just like Revenge did. Besides, what's a vidding challenge without Ke$ha? Blow is fast and reckless and a little bit uncomfortable, just like the show.

And, last but certainly not least, the vid for Mulan. Ain't No Other Man takes all of my favourite Mulan moments and sets them to a song with about ten different meanings. Plus, timed lightning! And you know how I feel about that. Mostly, though, I got the impression that the vidder likes Mulan for exactly the same reasons I do, and made the vid I would love to make, which is always awesome to find randomly. ;)

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Oh, and if you like Star Wars, I really recommend Star Wars Uncut, before it gets pulled down. Basically, it's A New Hope as remade by fans in 15 second increments. It sounds a bit hokey, but the end result is a shot by shot reproduction of the movie, using a wide variety of media, as made by people who really love Star Wars. My favourite parts are the people who sing along with the sound track, and the sheer number of times Leia is played by a little girl. ;)
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I'm only half-way through the alphabet, but I've reached Mary Poppins and I am declaring my winner for Festivids.

You Make Me Feel So Young

YOU GUYS.

This vid has no flash cuts or effects whatsoever, and the song has that lazy, Frank Sinatra feel. And I think it might be the best edited piece of work I HAVE EVER SEEN. It's mostly from Bert's POV, and, as you probably know, Bert spends quite a bit of time in Mary Poppins dancing. He's still dancing in this vid, my friends, EXCEPT HE'S DANCING TO DIFFERENT MUSIC. It is ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR.

At first I was all "Oh, cool! A Mary Poppins vid!" and by the end I was staring at my computer LIKE I WAS A CODFISH, because I was so very, very impressed.

In addition the perfection of the timing for the dance sequences, the vid also had wonderfully literal clip selection, which I am always a fan of. And very little in the way of talking heads.

UGH, I may never get my brain back inside my head.
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I realized that I never actually posted the rec for that Game of Thrones vid I talked about when I explained why I sat down and watched the show over the weekend. So here's the rec. The song is "Thistle And Weeds" which I had never heard, by Mumford and Sons, which I'd only heard of because of the Lion song. Anyway, the first 20 seconds of the vid was enough to make me watch the show. It's really that good. The vid focuses primarily on Dany and her various relationships. It pulls no punches. Literally. But the song encompasses Dany's determination and the path she takes to find her power, which was something I adored in the series itself. I also really, really liked the editing (which I won't spoil for you), and the song is a wonderful kind of understatedly epic that makes me wonder why no one ever pointed me at Mumford and Son's before.

Thistle and Weeds: Fire cannot kill the dragon.

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In a COMPLETELY different direction, we have the ADORABLE PONDS from Eleventy!Who, in a vid called "You Told The Drunks I Knew Karate", which pretty much tells you everything you need to know. The song and clip choices complement one another perfectly, and the tone of the vid is spot on with the series itself.

You Told The Drunks I Knew Karate: Oh, Ponds.

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I should probably have mentioned that all of these are from Vividcon, which I did not attend but looked forward to because I knew there would be great vids afterward. This next vid was the "intro", and it might just be the day I'm having, but I totally cried. FANDOM, you guys! AND VIDDING! *hugs everyone*

Intro Vid 2011: Welcome all

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This next vid covers a whopping SEVENTEEN YEARS (some of which overlap, but still) of footage. All Stargate, all the time (and it says something about the Ancients that I agree with...I think!).

High Voltage

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There is not enough "How To Train Your Dragon" out there. Just sayin'.

Roll With the Changes
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I can't top her description of it either, so:

Adam Savage, in a Farraday Cage, dancing to the Dr. Who theme, as performed by ArcAttack's Tesla Coils.

Yes, you read all those words together in one sentence.


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Yeah, I'm going to need all the help I can get.



*hearts*

*adds another song to the list of Beatles covers she doesn't hate*

....oh, and they have others on youtube! Excellent.

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Even though I said no more food therapy, I am buying a pie today. Because...it's a holiday, okay? And one that should be celebrated with pi!
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Yeah, I'm going to need all the help I can get.



*hearts*

*adds another song to the list of Beatles covers she doesn't hate*

....oh, and they have others on youtube! Excellent.

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Even though I said no more food therapy, I am buying a pie today. Because...it's a holiday, okay? And one that should be celebrated with pi!
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Can't talk. Dying. Of the giggles.



Well, at least it's not Lady Gaga. And even though it's total crack, and clip selection and timing are really quite good. Plus it uses the "They're not paired up for square dancing" line, which is one of my faves.

I definitely need cheekier icons.
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Can't talk. Dying. Of the giggles.



Well, at least it's not Lady Gaga. And even though it's total crack, and clip selection and timing are really quite good. Plus it uses the "They're not paired up for square dancing" line, which is one of my faves.

I definitely need cheekier icons.
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I love vids made to ridiculous songs, like that Star Trek TOS on to "Tik Tok", and this is definitely another solid entry. Who knew there were that many "one footed one-eighty twist"s in Who!Canon? ;)

(The beginning is a bit sketchy, but once it gets to the actual "lyrics" of the song, it's MARVELOUS.)



Also, excellent use of the "barbeque" lyric.

Yeah, even though it took me an hour to dig my car out and I'm not sure I could get it back IN and if I did, I'm almost positive I'd never get it out again...my day is pretty much made. ;)
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I love vids made to ridiculous songs, like that Star Trek TOS on to "Tik Tok", and this is definitely another solid entry. Who knew there were that many "one footed one-eighty twist"s in Who!Canon? ;)

(The beginning is a bit sketchy, but once it gets to the actual "lyrics" of the song, it's MARVELOUS.)



Also, excellent use of the "barbeque" lyric.

Yeah, even though it took me an hour to dig my car out and I'm not sure I could get it back IN and if I did, I'm almost positive I'd never get it out again...my day is pretty much made. ;)
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Via [livejournal.com profile] mylittleredgirl, an AMAZING Star Trek TOS vid, set to the most unreasonable song ever.



(It's a bit like Circus in that there are more literal clips than you'd think. AND GENIUS! And funny.)
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Via [livejournal.com profile] mylittleredgirl, an AMAZING Star Trek TOS vid, set to the most unreasonable song ever.



(It's a bit like Circus in that there are more literal clips than you'd think. AND GENIUS! And funny.)
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Oh, F-list! You do not want to hear about the day I had.

Watch this instead:



(SG-1, all characters (and I mean it), gen, fun, brilliance, catchy, etc.)
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Oh, F-list! You do not want to hear about the day I had.

Watch this instead:



(SG-1, all characters (and I mean it), gen, fun, brilliance, catchy, etc.)

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