quinara: Spike smoking on a crate. (Spike crate)
/Young Ones

The Fag Ends Anniversary Party is still going, people. I have a few things I will try and edit up (/embellish???) to bring over at some point, but I was occupied rather a lot this week by the saga of my desire to make a video, specifically for the Depeche Mode B-Side Fools, because [livejournal.com profile] bogwitch prompted it (obviously), and I have been annoyed about not having made a video for ages. Long story short, when I replaced my laptop with a PC a few years ago, the ancient version of Windows Movie Maker stopped working with any file types apart from .wmv, and it was basically impossible to get any footage into it (and so far my attempts to try and find other software to make videos has been a complete disaster; for some reason I love WMM). However! After Windows 10 made me lose everything, and I had to find the CyberLink DVD player through a random menu, I discovered there was some CyberLink movie-making software on my computer, which was useless for everything APART FROM turning ripped .mkv DVD files into high quality .wmv files. And so I was saved!!

Of course, I then decided I wanted to make a Angel S5 Spuffy reunion vid, because I have wanted to make an AU vid for ages. So there was this whole business with downloading some dodgy version of The Grudge dubbed into Hindi and playing about with that and then deciding to invest a whole £1.27 in a DVD to make everything look nice, so then I had to wait for that to turn up. But now it's here!!! It is rather necessary to just go with the idea that LA and Tokyo basically look the same.

Do be careful if you have photosensitive epilepsy, as I would always say with any of my vids. As Hyperdub used to say about Burial tracks before you bought them, also, the glitches are part of the effect. ;)

A few more shots of courage and...

[BtVS/AtS + Depeche Mode, with some guest footage]
[HD on Vimeo // my other vids]
quinara: Meg from Meg and Mog presenting her cake: 'ta da!' (Meg and Mog Meg ta da)
So, the Opening Ceremony happened and I loved it. I then had a dream of vidding it, but couldn't pick a song, and couldn't wrest the beautiful HD pictures from anywhere for love nor money. So I left it. But then Yuletide brainstorming happened, and hearing about other people's love for the ceremony fired me up again - and at that perfect moment, also, the song seemed obvious! For what else actually leads the viewer into the stadium after we've been taken on our jaunt down the Thames...? And, as usual, I managed to make the 'putery parts work eventually, mostly through sheer bloody-mindedness. So now there is vid! Which I of course accompany with Satan's words at Paradise Lost I 242-5, because that's how I roll. Also it's relevant.

Map of the Problematique.

I am, as ever, very fond of bright lights, which are somewhat flashing. There are a few slightly jerky sequences too.

is this the region, this the soil, the clime,
said then the lost archangel, this the seat
that we must change for Heav'n, this mournful gloom
for that celestial light?

[ Olympics Opening Ceremony + Muse - Map of the Problematique [Rich Costey Edit] ]
[ stream in HD | download in proper 720p ]

quinara: Approaching Black Mage from FFIX. (FFIX black mage)
Yep, it's another one of those days where I pretend to be in Final Fantasy fandom - IX particularly today and my favourite little character Vivi. You may have seen the FFIX black mages on my beloved icon made by [livejournal.com profile] becbet, but here is the true star in an electro video. I should apologise that there are rogue credits over some of the clips, but I really wanted to use shots from the game's opening sequence and I couldn't find a good way of getting the credits out of view. Grr!

City of One.

Since I am nothing if not predictable, this contains jerky music, jerky cuts, spinning things and flashing lights. PG content-wise, probably.

"Answer me, puppet. Do you deny your very birth?"

[Final Fantasy IX + Pretty Lights 'City of One']

Oh, and if you want to live the dream (and reassure yourself that some of the black mages break their programming, you can always just enjoy a nice bit of the game. :) )
quinara: Illyria looking serious in bright light. (Illyria shine)
It's a vid! It's been ages since I finished a vid and this one's been hanging around for a while, so I really wanted to share it as soon as I was happy. It's a bit experimental/conceptual, which might be a mistake since I think that's how my normal vids come off, but I had fun making it!

Black and White.

There isn't masses of flashing light in this vid, but there is a lot of motion. Content-wise it's probably PG.

This pain remembers her.

[AtS + iTAL tEK 'Black and White']
[Hi-Def Stream and download link - see it shinier!]
quinara: Buffy's sad-looking profile from Villains. (Buffy profile)
It was my [livejournal.com profile] seasonal_spuffy day yesterday, which turned out to be a rather extreme output of my last few month's creative energies... But still, Remix and the Free For All day are on the horizon!! (And [livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends is still running...!)

First of all I had a fic - a post-DMP crossover with AtS just post-Loyalty, featuring a strung-out Wesley, an Angel doped up on baby-love and a long-suffering Lorne. ~25,000 words, rated R for reasonably explicit sex and quite a lot of swearing, AO3 warning free.

The More Things Stay the Same. (Also now on DW.)
Buffy goes to Wesley instead of Tara about the resurrection spell.

I also had a vid, which was an experiment with John Cage's 4'33''. I might as well re-embed it here...

I posted it with a brief sort-of introduction, because it was an experiment, but if you'd rather just see what it does on its own without my nattering, then skip this cut. )

TL;DR: This vid is strange, but you can hopefully still watch it with the sound off. It comes with a free poem...? Warnings for discrete flashes and a lot of juddery cutting. Otherwise it's fairly gloomy in mood, but with nothing more ratings-worthy than a rat. And those strangely made-up cuts on Spike's chest from Lessons. If you feel like it, I'd recommend watching with the lights off and in HD / having downloaded the file.

4'33'' )
quinara: Wishverse Buffy in a white frame. (Buffy Wish white box)
Ah, so the internet was slightly on the blink again this weekend, but what did I decide to do? Make a 55-second vid for [livejournal.com profile] sb_fag_ends, to Siouxsie and the Banshees' Playground Twist!! Spuffy, naturally; early S5 to be exact; warnings for quick cutting images.

Power's supposed to repel people, right? )
quinara: Anya drinking whiskey. (Anya whiskey)
I love Darla and I love AtS S2 - though sometimes I fear not for the reasons that were intended. (Anyone who has the (mis?)fortune to watch Redefinition with me can attest to the hysterics I descend into when watching Angel chat about how he 'isn't ready' and do his silly little pull ups...) There are, however, certain things that irk me - the end of The Trial for one, when Darla might as well be playing Angel's wank fantasy of a saved maiden. That's not the story I see at all!

And so I mixed it up a bit. )
quinara: Tara walking in the Slayer's desert. (Restless desert)
My write-up of [livejournal.com profile] writerconuk is coming at some point, as are the RL forms I need to fill in and, heh, my [livejournal.com profile] plot_wout_porn fic... For the last couple of days, though, I've been rather blindsided by this vid I've been working on for a while, which has been distracting me from pretty much everything else. It's about Buffy! And the First Slayer! Upset and reconciliation!

(Though, psst, word of advice: never do a vid to a song called 'Stress', because it will turn out to be an omen. Vimeo and I will be having words about aspect ratios and the need to make things HD just to work. Sorry the file/buffer-time is so huge! As for WMM... Don't even.)

Warnings for spinning images, flashing images, fairly screechy music and the odd bit of gore. It settles down eventually though!

Stress. )
quinara: Sheep on a hillside with a smiley face. (Default)
I haven't been writing very much recently (mostly because of being busy, but also, I fear, because I'm a little burnt out on the written word for the moment - it'll recover in time, I'm sure!), but I've had a lot of fun putting together another fanvid - for FFVIII!! Specifically about Rinoa.

The Fortress at Sea Level. )
quinara: Spike smoking on a crate. (Spike crate)
I know, I know, I should spread my content out, but it feels like I've been working on this for an age and I want to show people! (Though I suppose it can't have been that long; I've only had the DVD since January...)

I did a Hamlet vid!! With the David Tennant RSC version! [personal profile] stultiloquentia was very patient with me and gave many fabulous beta comments along the way, so thank you to her!

Triceratops. )


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