starlady: Kermit the Frog, at Yuletide (yuletide)
My streak of never being guessed for exchanges continues.  

I made the Narnia vid Heartlines for [personal profile] silly_cleo, and I made the Hogfather vid Get Behind Me, Hogfather! for [personal profile] mithborien. The latter is now available in the complete version, unlike the short vid that I posted for the anon period. 

And [personal profile] aurumcalendula made my excellent Handmaiden vid Never Look Away

See you at the next equinox!
starlady: Raven on a MacBook (nevermore)
Well, I'm back. I went to Minneapolis, and then Japan, and it was really great--I simultaneously did not much and also quite a lot. Every time I go I strongly consider trying to move there permanently. Maybe in future the balance of my decisions will change.

In the meantime, the Autumn Equinox 2017 vids are live! I made two vids in the collection (as a matter of fact, I was tweaking the signed version of one of them on the plane today), and I received one excellent vid which I love quite a lot:

Never Look Away (0 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: 아가씨 | The Handmaiden (2016)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hideko/Sook-hee (The Handmaiden)
Characters: Hideko (The Handmaiden), Sook-hee (The Handmaiden)
Additional Tags: Embedded Video, Fanvids
Summary:

‘I want your warm bright eyes/ to never look away/ don’t you ever look away’

My favorite Vienna Teng song of all done to a lovely vid about the relationship at the heart of the movie. I am about to dive into the rest of the collection, so cannot make any recommendations yet, but I'm looking forward to catching up before the anon period ends.
starlady: Raven on a MacBook (Default)
Dear Equinox-er,

First off, thank you for making me a vid! I love vids, and quite honestly I would be happy to see a vid in any of these fandoms. I have suggested music for some of them, but please don't feel bound by what I've suggested, and I have no qualms about oft-vidded songs, either. And while a lot of these fandoms are very close to my heart, I will be very happy to see vids for them regardless of anything.

I Capture the Castle (2003)
I just read the book, and the movie does quite a good job of it. I love the zaniness of the family (Topaz is my secret favorite), and also Cassandra of course. Any vid from this movie would be great.

The Handmaiden (2016)
What I said: "Yup, absolutely anything from this movie would be amazing." What I meant: If you can somehow correct for the extreme male gaze of the movie, that would be amazing. While I did like the movie, the less said about the sex scenes, the better.

The Golden Compass (2007)
Aesthetically, I thought the movie was all right, especially once it got out of Oxford and got into the North. I've never really cared for (or about) Roger, but I would love any vid from this source, as the books are some of my favorites of all time. My Philp Pullman tag has a few scattered public thoughts on the book(s). This is what I said about the movie when I saw it in Kyoto nine years ago:

I thought it was an entirely creditable adaptation of, on balance, a rather difficult book to turn into cinema. I had a quarrel with where they ended the movie, though I can understand why they took it only that far instead of to where the book ends, but some things were really well done--the armored bears, for instance, and I particularly liked the witches as well (Eva Green is so awesome). Of course when Ragnur's jaw got TORN OFF there was absolutely no blood, but I suppose I should be used to this happening in children's fantasy movies by now. Come to think of it, I can't really say there was that much blood in "The Lord of the Rings" movies either. I thought the production design looked a lot more organic and less strange than it seemed in the previews, and props to Derek Jacobi on general principles for being amazing.

Harriet the Spy (1996)
I'm not sure how good a movie this is, really, or how good an adaptation, but I adore Harriet and I would love a vid about her.
starlady: Mako's face in the jaeger, in profile (mako mori is awesome)
As you can now see from the Equinox collection on AO3, I made the Star Trek Beyond vid We Are Who We Are for [personal profile] shinyjenni.

My vidders, both for Deep Space Nine, were [personal profile] kuwdora, with Pundits and Poets, and [personal profile] such_heights, with I Lived. ♥

On a personal note, I am at 2/3 for guesses, and I feel vindicated.

starlady: Mako's face in the jaeger, in profile (mako mori is awesome)
The vids are live in the first [community profile] equinox_exchange; you can view the entire collection of 54 new vids on the Archive.

I made one vid. I think it is very obvious, but I have never yet been successfully guessed on the Festivids guessing posts. Maybe you can break the streak via the Equinox guessing post.

I have not had much time to browse the collection because I was marching for science yesterday. It was a nice day in San Francisco, not too sunny but not too cold. As well as knowing again that we weren't alone, it was nice to know that for a few hours we were exactly where we should be. Also, we ate delicious tacos at the Ferry Building.

I received two vids, both for Deep Space Nine:

I Lived (4 words) by Anonymous
Summary: Hope if everybody runs, you choose to stay.

and

Pundits and Poets (3 words) by Anonymous
Summary: xoxoxoxo

They are both extremely heart-warming. ♥
starlady: (crew)
source: Star Trek Beyond
audio: Kesha, "We R Who We R"
length: 3:26
stream: on Vimeo for people in Germany, password: equinox
download: 202MB on Dropbox
summary: We'll do what we always do, Jim.

My spring 2017 [community profile] equinox_exchange assignment, for [personal profile] shinyjenni.

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I love this dumb movie, and I had vague thoughts about how much it parallels the under-appreciated by wonderful Star Trek III. Those thoughts are not in this vid explicitly because making this vid took an unexpected amount of time, what with one thing and another, including politics. But they do underlie it (if you liked this movie, you should go rewatch Star Trek III, because there are a lot of parallels and also STIII is delightful) in various ways. 

Other than that, it does (I hope) what it says on the tin. The technical process was a bit nightmarish this time around, not helped by jetlag; I was about 1/3 of the way through clipping a 720p release when I freaked out about clip quality and decided I needed to use 1280. (Also, my video card is slowly dying.) I was about 80% of the way through reclipping before I realized that I could just use the existing clips and only redo whatever I wound up actually using in the vid. Then I wound up using quite a few bits from clips I hadn't redone because that section was the part where the Enterprise crashes on the planet. Whoops. My outlining process also failed me, because I hadn't written down my initial thoughts when I'd had them last summer, so I only had vague notions when I got to actually vidding, and I wound up obsessively recutting the first section before I found a rhythm I liked. The real breakthrough came when I did the stutter cuts on the first chorus. Thanks Kesha.
starlady: David 8 holding the holographic Earth in wonderment. (when there is nothing in the desert)
Dear Equinox-er,

First off, thank you for making me a vid! I love vids, and quite honestly I would be happy to see a vid in any of these fandoms. I have suggested music for some of them, but please don't feel bound by what I've suggested, and I have no qualms about oft-vidded songs, either. And while a lot of these fandoms are very close to my heart, I will be very happy to see vids for them regardless of anything.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

The one with the whales is, unsurprisingly for a movie I first saw when I was ~4 years old, a movie by which I have defined my life at various points: "even in our own world, sometimes we are aliens." I also now live in the Bay Area, and this movie made a whole other level of sense to me when I moved here--though it's so much a completely vanished San Francisco that is preserved in this movie, which is another thing I think about it a lot now too. Anyway, FRIENDSHIP and everyone being GREAT, I love them all, please and thank you.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
I love this show. It is my favorite Trek and also the one that I think is best, haters to the left. Having rewatched it recently, I was struck by how the show just has a set number of themes and keeps reiterating them, except every time they go back to something they've done before it is darker and more horrible. There are so many potential through lines that could be vidded, particularly the politics and the war storylines, but I would also just love anything because I love all of the characters, even the ones I love to hate like Kai Wynn and Weyoun. Oh, Weyoun. 

Star Trek: Voyager
I have fewer strong feelings about this show, because i fell off watching it halfway through and I still think it's remarkably inconsistent, but I love the characters, particularly the women. I also strongly feel that Doctor/Seven should have been endgame and I would love a vid for them. But I would also love vids for them separately, or a Janeway vid, or an anything vid, really.

Rogue One
I loved this movie a lot; I think it's actually probably my third-favorite Star Wars movie, which is saying a lot for someone who wore out two separate sets of the original trilogy on VHS and saw TPM ten times in the theater. (I should mention: this is a prequel hate-free zone, though you're right, the writing and directing were terrible, because George Lucas.) And I liked that it was hard, and bleak, and the hope at the end is hard-won and fragile. So any kind of vid about that, and how it's the Star Wars movie for our moment now, would be great.

That's it from me. You may also find my star trek tag relevant; my star wars feels are mostly on tumblr.

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