Relations of Life (Europa Report)
Galaxyrise (space exploration)
Automatic Joy (Ex Machina)
Out Alive (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation)
Don't Stop Believing remaster (Star Trek 2009)
This is hard! I liked all the vids I made last year and I was proud of all of them. It's probably actually Galaxyrise (the first vid I've made that I showed to my dad, who liked it), although if I were making it now I would not include the clips of Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
Automatic Joy, probably, not because I don't like the vid but because the limitations of the source (which were what I was trying to make the argument in the vid about) limited the vid itself.
Galaxyrise by a country mile. People loved it, it's been shown at cons, I was compared to some real heavy-hitters of vidding during the anon period, and I made it with a spreadsheet on a lark.
Most Underappreciated by the Universe
I got fewer comments on the Don't Stop Believing remaster than I thought I might, though I also posted it two days after the election, so.
Most Fun to Make
Galaxyrise, because I had most of it clipped already and I knew just what I wanted for most of the vid and also spreadsheet. Out Alive, because I love Kesha and that dumb action movie about friendship.
Hardest Vid to Make
Relations of Life, possibly? I picked the weirdest possible song and felt like I had no idea what I was doing the entire time I was editing, during which I was also convinced that my recipient would hate it. Honorable mention goes to the color flare on the nebula at the end of the Don't Stop Believing remaster, which saw me googling every single effects preset in AE in turn and then failing to save the AE project file, so there will be no changing that half-assed fake color flare that I finally managed to produce, ever.
The Things I Learned This Year
I have a thing for Tom Cruise and his face, despite, well, everything about Tom Cruise. Also, premaking premieres is a good thing (fun fact: I made Tesseract in November 2015 and didn't touch it again until I exported it to send to WisCon in April 2016). Also, when in doubt, edit the song to be shorter.
Planning for Next Year
I have an ambitious vidding schedule planned for 2017, including Festivids, multiple planned premieres and participating in equinox_exchange both times. I'll be surprised if I completely achieve this schedule, but I'm excited to try.
And on that note, back to vidding.