frayadjacent: Steven Universe: Stevonnie running happily (SU: Stevonnie)
Title: Electric Lady
Fandom: Steven Universe
Song: Electric Lady (edited for length) by Janelle Monáe
Summary: Watch the water turn to wine
Premiered at VidUKon 2017

Content Notes: Occasional fast cuts and flashing lights. Song lyrics use "she/her" in a section about a character who canonically goes by "they". Spoilers through early Season 4. Feel free to ask specific questions about content.

Download | Tumblr | AO3

I do not have subtitles available yet for this vid. Lyrics for the edited version of the song under the cut below the embedded vid.



Lyrics )

frayadjacent: drawing from hyperbole and a half: cartoon girl at laptop at night, text says "vidding" (!vidding)
Previous years: 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

I only made one vid in 2016. Doing a meme in 2015 with two vids was a stretch, but now it's downright silly. So I'm gonna make up some questions and answer them. Hopefully I can return to the usual meme in a year's time! I'm more inspired to vid now than I was for almost all of 2016, so it could happen.

What was your outlook on vidding a year ago?

To quote myself:
The Things I Learned This Year

My short period of vidding might be coming to a close, and I think I'm OK with that. I still have a few vids I really want to make, and I hope I do. But between my vidding exhaustion post-Never Look Away and the various injuries that have made sitting at a computer a minor health risk, I can't be the prolific vidder I once hoped to be. And I'm fine with that.

Planning for Next Year

I have a bunch of vids I've started: an epic Xena/Gabrielle vid, and Gabrielle comedy vid, and an Aeryn Sun vid. I also have very solid, well thought out ideas for a Willow character study and a Stephen Universe vid. Hopefully I'll make at least one or two of these.

I might go to VidUKon. I mean, I absolutely want to go. I had so much fun last time, but work might interfere.
Basically, this time last year I had no motivation to vid, and I kind of didn't care. I still enjoyed watching vids and still felt a part of my VidUKony corner of the community, but I didn't want to make stuff. And unlike previous, shorter-lived bouts of non-motivation, I didn't feel guilty about it.

How was vidding life in 2016?

I made Freedom, an Underground vid for[personal profile] isagel's vidshow The Great Escape (what an awesome vidshow, too, both in concept and execution) in VidUKon. I got the idea before I even watched Underground, about 30 seconds into watching the Lemonade film version of Freedom. I quickly downloaded the first few episodes, watched them, decided the idea would work, and pitched it to Isagel. I'm glad it worked out! But I made the vid really fast by my standards, in maybe 10 days. It's a little rough. It's a fun vid, but I don't rewatch it much because there's a few moments that I know I should have worked on more, and I just didn't.

PS: Freedom is a recruiter vid and Underground is a pretty great show.

I also went to VidUKon again! It was great fun, just like the last time.

What's your outlook on vidding now?

Now, I'd say the motivation is back, but I haven't yet re-developed the habit of vidding. I need to remind myself to do it when I have time, but once I get started, I have fun. I only came up with one solid new vid idea in 2016, but I'm still interested in a lot of my ideas from 2015 and earlier -- particularly my Steven Universe vid.

So my goal for 2017 is to make 3 vids -- as many as I made in 2015-16.

My back and wrist injuries are under control, so that's much less of a concern than it used to be. \o/ They can still flare up from time to time but in general they don't stop me from vidding anymore.

And I'm definitely going to VidUKon again this year. I might even propose a panel! And volunteer!
 
frayadjacent: Harriett Tubman (as played in the tv series Underground) holding a rifle and reaching out her hand (Underground: Tubman)
Title: Freedom
Fandom: Underground (2016 television series)
Song: Freedom by Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar (Lemonade film version)
Summary: Won't let my freedom rot in hell
Premiered at VidUKon 2016

Content Notes: This attempts to be a recruiter vid but spoilers are inevitable. Fast cuts and flashing lights, speed changes. US network television-type violence. Some violence against African-American slaves is shown but that is not the primary topic. Animal harm. Feel free to ask specific questions about content.

Download: 101 MB mp4 with subtitles

Subtitles are included in the download .zip files. You can delete the .srt file if you don't want subtitles.




frayadjacent: Adaped from the hyperbole & a half comic, stick figure girl is looking despondent and saying, "vid all the things?" (vid all the things?)
I only made two vids in 2015. Oops? Some of these questions will be a bit silly to answer but I still wanna do the meme, so here it is.

Past memes:
2012 | 2013 | 2014

Vids I made in 2015

Milkshake & Honey (Orphan Black, premiered in March for Escapade)
Never Look Away (BtVS, premiered in June for VidUKon's Superheros vidshow)

Favorite

Well, Never Look Away, because it is all the Buffy feels I could generate. But at the same time, it left me feeling like it wasn't feelsy enough, like all the reasons Buffy is the character of my heart somehow still didn't get though. I dunno. I like it more now than I did when I posted it, which is common anyway. But still. I wanted even more feels.

(This doesn't stop me from rewatching this vid A LOT, though. For the feels.)

Least Favorite

Heh, I guess that leaves Milkshake & Honey, and it's true the vid doesn't move like I wanted it to, isn't quite as sexy as I'd hoped. But it was kind of a big step for me in terms of vidding kink, so I'm still proud of it even if it's one of my least-rewatched vids.

Most Successful

Never Look Away. If there were some sort of "vid success" metric that assigned different weights to DW comments, youtube views, yt comments, tumblr reblogs, and recs, that metric would probably say Never Look Away is my most successful vid ever. So at least I did that this year.

Most Underappreciated by the Universe

Lol, again by default it's Milkshake & Honey. But truthfully I was a bit surprised at the lack of comments/reactions. I guess I thought Orphan Black kink would be a bit more popular than that. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Most Fun to Make

I think Milkshake & Honey had some fun moments, and it felt really easy to make after What's Mine is Yours, which was the vid I made before and which was *hard*.

Hardest Vid to Make

I don't know that Never Look Away was *hard* -- I let myself use more well-known clips than I have with past Buffy vids, I didn't have to learn new tech skills -- but it was draining and not as much fun as I'd hoped. That's part of why I haven't made another vid since. Like I said, I wanted a vid that showed my Buffy feels and it just didn't, not like I'd hoped. I dunno. Maybe part of the problem is that I love Buffy for so many different reasons, and I just couldn't fit them all in one vid. Luminosity's Scooby Road, and especially Golden Slumbers/Carry that Weight, still does that best for me.

The Things I Learned This Year

My short period of vidding might be coming to a close, and I think I'm OK with that. I still have a few vids I really want to make, and I hope I do. But between my vidding exhaustion post-Never Look Away and the various injuries that have made sitting at a computer a minor health risk, I can't be the prolific vidder I once hoped to be. And I'm fine with that.

Planning for Next Year

I have a bunch of vids I've started: an epic Xena/Gabrielle vid, and Gabrielle comedy vid, and an Aeryn Sun vid. I also have very solid, well thought out ideas for a Willow character study and a Stephen Universe vid. Hopefully I'll make at least one or two of these.

I might go to VidUKon. I mean, I absolutely want to go. I had so much fun last time, but work might interfere.
frayadjacent: Buffy swinging a sword, text says "Big damn hero" (BtVS: Big damn hero)
Title: Never Look Away
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Song: Never Look Away by Vienna Teng
Summary: "you are made of nebulas and novas and night sky" (AKA a love letter to Buffy Summers by fray-adjacent, age 33 2/3)
Premiered at VidUKon 2015

Content Notes: Fast cuts and flashing lights, speed changes. Depression and vague references to suicide. Show-typical violence. Feel free to ask specific questions about content.

Download: 133 MB mp4 with subtitles | 56 MB mp4 with subtitles

Subtitles
are included in the download .zip files. You can delete the .srt file if you don't want subtitles. They are also available in the youtube streaming versions.

youtube | tumblr | archive of our own



frayadjacent: Delphine's face looking shocked, black background (Orphan Black: Delphine)
Title: Milkshake & Honey
Fandom: Orphan Black
Song: Milkshake 'n' Honey by Sleater-Kinney
Pairings: Cosima/Delphine, Sarah/Cal, Sarah/Paul, Alison/Donnie, Felix/Colin, Rachel/Paul, Siobhan/Carlton, Helena/Helena's boyfriend, Felix/Tony.
Summary: took my heart, my best jeans, and left me with paying the rent.
Much thanks to [personal profile] kuwdora for beta and cheerleading!
Premiered at Escapade 2015, but by happy coincidence was finished on Valentines Day 2015.

Content Notes: Uses scenes through S2, but spoilers are more of the character/relationship variety than the plot variety. Portrays scenes that are dub-con in the source as sexy and playful; includes sexualized depictions of needles and medical procedures; and shows female-on-male intimate partner violence as sexy and/or funny. Feel free to ask specific questions about content.

Download: 117 Mb 720p mp4 + subtitles

Subtitles are included in the download .zip files. You can delete the .srt file if you don't want subtitles. They are also available in the youtube streaming versions.

Streaming: Critical Commons | Youtube (with subtitles)




frayadjacent: Orphan Black's Sarah's face in close up, text says "you're damn right" (Orphan Black: Sarah damn right)
Title: What's Mine is Yours
Fandom: Orphan Black
Song: "What's Mine is Yours" by Sleater-Kinney
Characters: Sarah Manning, Felix Dawkins, Siobhan Sadler, Kira Manning, Helena
Summary: Let's wreck their precious, perfect town
Much thanks to [personal profile] violace for beta and cheerleading!

Content Notes: Uses scenes through S2, but spoilers are more of the character/relationship variety than the plot variety. Lots of speed changes, stuttery cutting, flashing lights, spinning camera. Institutional violence. Violence and gore typical of the show, but I think the most...um, memorable violence/gore scenes have not been included. Feel free to ask specific questions about content.

Download: 139 Mb 720p | 76 Mb 480p

Subtitles are included in the download .zip files. To use subtitles, remove the name "Big" or "Small" from the end of the movie file name. You can delete the .srt file if you don't want subtitles. They are also available in the streaming versions.

Streaming: Youtube | Vimeo



Lyrics )
frayadjacent: Close up of Gabrielle looking straight into camera, determined, blood on her face (Xena: Gab determined)
Title: Starkville
Song: "Starkville" by the Indigo Girls
Source: Xena: Warrior Princess
Characters: Gabrielle, Xena (Gabrielle character study)
Content notes: Bright flashes. Institutional and relationship violence (as depicted on the show). Spoilers throughout the series.
Summary: "I chose the way of friendship"
Captions are available on the youtube and vimeo streams. They are also included in the downloadable zip file. If you don't want captions, just delete the .srt file.

As always, please feel free to contact me if you want more specific information about warnings/content notes.

DownloadVimeo | Youtube



lyrics )
frayadjacent: Lao Ma (from Xena) staring intently (Xena: Lao Ma)
I made another Xena vid! And sent it to Wiscon!

Title: Become You
Song: "Become You" by the Indigo Girls
Source: Xena: Warrior Princess
Characters: Xena, Lao Ma, M'lila, and Gabrielle. Caesar and Ming Tien also appear.
Length: 3:51
Content notes: Fast and stuttery cutting. Institutional and relationship violence (at the same level as depicted on the show). Spoilers through mid Season 5.
Summary: "I won't stop short for common ground/ that villifies the trodden down"

Thanks to [personal profile] thirdblindmouse for incredible beta feedback.

Download | Youtube | Vimeo

Captions should be available on the youtube and vimeo streams. They are also included in the downloadable zip file. If you don't want captions, just delete the .srt file.



Notes )

Song lyrics )

frayadjacent: Friday Night Lights' Tyra laughing (FNL: Tyra laughing)
Title: Fire Door
Fandom: Friday Night Lights
Song Title: Fire Door (live)
Artist: Ani Difranco
Length: 3:14
Summary: "I started to feel like I was on the inside instead of the outside"
Content notes: A few brief instances of non-graphic domestic violence. Song has some ableist language.  A couple spoilers for the series.
Youtube | Download (102 Mb H.264 MOV) | Subtitles file

Password: door

Notes )

Lyrics )
frayadjacent: drawing from hyperbole and a half: cartoon girl at laptop at night, text says "vidding" (!vidding)
 2012 meme

My vids in 2013:

January
Sons and Daughters (Whale Rider ensemble, made for Festivids.)

April
Tightrope (BtVS Buffy & Scoobies, premiered in August for Club Vivid)

August
A Thousand Miles (Elementary, Joan & Sherlock)

November
Everywhere (Xena, Xena/Gabrielle)


Meme Questions )
frayadjacent: Xena and Gab walking/riding away together, text says "Journeys" (Xena: Journey)
A birthday present for [tumblr.com profile] lakedesire!

Title: Everywhere
Source: Xena: Warrior Princess
Song: "Everywhere (Paul Devro remix)" by Fleetwood Mac
Characters: Xena, Gabrielle
Relationship: Xena/Gabrielle
Summary: I want to be with you all through it.

Download | Youtube | Vimeo




I think this might be the most fun I've ever had making a vid.  Which doesn't mean it's my favorite vid I've made, but I sure enjoyed making it.  I think in part because making the vid coincided with feeling pretty enthusiastically fannish about this show, and about this pairing specifically. 

Lyrics )

frayadjacent: Buffy smirking over Giles with quarterstaff (BtVS: Buffy smirking)
Title: Tightrope
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Song: "Tightrope" by Janelle Monae (edited)
Character: Buffy, Scoobies
Summary: I gotta keep my balance
Content Notes: Covers all 7 seasons, but no real plot spoilers.
Duration: 3:07

Thanks to [personal profile] violace and [livejournal.com profile] kiki_miserychic for excellent beta!

Premiered at Club Vivid 2013

Vimeo | Youtube | Download (78 Mb H264 MOV)


password: tightrope

 

Lyrics )
frayadjacent: Buffy looking to the side in black and white (Elementary: Watson looking thoughtful)
Name: A Thousand Miles
Vidder: Fray-Adjacent
Fandom: Elementary
Song: "East Harlem" by Beirut
Characters: Joan & Sherlock
Content Notes: Spoilers for S1.
Duration: 3:47

Vimeo | Youtube | Download (147 Mb H.264 MP4)


password: miles

Requisite navel-gazing. )

frayadjacent: Black laptop with red, turquoise, and white background, laptop screen says "Festivids" (festivids)
It's festivids reveal day!  Or at least, it will be when you're reading this.  Or maybe it is much later by now.   Anyway, my first ever festivid was "Sons and Daughters", a Whale Rider vid for [personal profile] eruthros.

Happy Festivids!

Title: Sons and Daughters
Source: Whale Rider
Vidder: fray-adjacent
Song: "Sons and Daughters" by The Decemberists (edited)
Length: 2:56
Characters: Pai, ensemble
Content Notes: About the support and empowerment that characters offer each other.

Download: zipped 92 Mb H264 mov, subtitles file included

Streaming Password: daughters


Commentary on technical and creative process. )

frayadjacent: Buffy looking to the side in black and white (AtS: Wesley)
Title: Maybe Sparrow
Artist: Neko Case
Source: Angel
Characters: Wesley, Fred, and Illyria
Content notes: Spoilers for season 5.
Summary: "A bird had flown into my windowpane. I think I was trying to bring it back to life." -- Wesley, "Lineage"

Thanks to my excellent betas, [personal profile] jetpack_monkey and Alex from Critically Touched.  Comments, including concrit, are very much welcomed. 

Download: 50 mb divx avi

Streaming, Lyrics, Comments )




frayadjacent: drawing from hyperbole and a half: cartoon girl at laptop at night, text says "vidding" (!vidding)
Welcome! Feel free to poke around and check out my vids and fannish posts. Subscribe and unsubscribe as you like. If you subscribe I'll automatically grant access. Then you'll see my RL posts as well as my fannish posts and vid posts. Feel free to let me know if you want to opt out of RL posts and I'll un-grant you access, no worries.

All my vids: Angel, BtVS, Elementary, Friday Night Lights, Orphan Black, Steven Universe, The Black Stallion, Underground, Whale Rider, and Xena )

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basically, use with credit )

Accessibility

warnings/content notes and subtitles )

frayadjacent: Buffy looking to the side in black and white (vidding!)
Title: The Island
Vidder:[livejournal.com profile] fray_adjacent12
Fandom: The Black Stallion (1979)
Song: Little Jonathan/The Wall by Paul Cantelon (from the Everything is Illuminated Soundtrack)
Warnings: Spoilers for first 1/3 of movie only.

Download and streaming under cut )
My god vidding a movie sure is easier than a TV show.  Or at least it's less work finding clips.  My first vid where I chose the topic before the music -- and finding the right song took longer than clipping did.

I wish I'd finished this soon enough to submit it to Vividcon's "Let My Lyrics Go" show, but alas.  Maybe next year I'll have something in VVC.  :)

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