littleheaven: (Vidding by Charmax)
Dear Equinox Vidder,

Thank you, thank you, thank you for making me a vid. I love all these fandoms, so no matter what you make, I will be ecstatic.

If you need guidance on music, then my preferred genre is indie pop-rock, but my tastes often swing all the way from hard rock to electronica and everything in between, so I'm pretty easy-going. The main thing is that it works for the vid you want to make. My only firm dislikes are country, opera and death metal.

And now, a bit on each of my chosen fandoms :O)

Stargate SG-1 )

Firefly )

Stargate Atlantis )

Star Trek: Voyager )

Star Trek: First Contact )

Like I said, I'm fairly relaxed about what you make me - just follow your heart and vid what makes you happy, and that will shine through and be awesome.
littleheaven: (Default)
Dear Festividder,

Hello! I'm so glad we've been matched! Thank you so much for signing up and for having great taste in media :o) I'm so excited you'll be making me a video. I have very few specific requirements, and please take all of my general suggestions with a very large grain of salt and vid whatever truly speaks to you, because that's what makes the best vids - passion. 

When it comes to music I am open to most genres except thrash metal, opera, and country. I'd probably classify my taste as indie pop/rock, but the most important thing is that the song works for the video, so use that as your main music-picking criteria. I love discovering new songs.


If you're after specific direction about the fandoms I've chosen, then the following... probably won't be a lot of help. It's mostly me rambling about why I've chosen that particular source, but hopefully that's of some use. Just know that I love all the fandoms I've chosen, and if you vid any one of them it'll make me super happy. Oh, and I love treats, so if you're not assigned to me but something here captures your imagination, please don't hold back! :)

So without further ado, the requests:


Bdoubleo Live )
 
littleheaven: (Default)
This year I made two vids for my recipient CherryIce. As with last year, I matched on a particular source and then chose something different from my recipient's request list, which meant I had to watch all of BBC's Planet Earth before I started. As a result I only just made it in a couple of days before the deadline, and then decided to vid what I had matched on as well, for a treat. Happily, with some ruthless pruning of the song, I was able to finish that in time as well.

Vid one - Love Will Always Win/Planet Earth

I just had to pick this as my assignment because the source was so visually stunning. The hard part was choosing what to focus on, but as I watched my way through the source what struck me was the irrepressible spirit that nature has, always bouncing back, trees growing again after brutal winters or bush fires, little ducks flinging themselves off of cliffs to follow their parents to food. The song choice came easily after that, though I was a little concerned that choosing a New Zealand band would give my identity away.


Vid two - Superstar/The Muppets

This was my original assignment match. It's the most specific request I've ever fulfilled, but I really wanted to use this song and it was so perfect for a Miss Piggy video. At first I was worried I wouldn't have enough source, but with all the web content available and the new show that's just screened, I had just enough. Piggy, you are so awesome :o)



littleheaven: (Festivids by littleheaven)
Dear Festividder,

Hooray, we matched on something, so I already know you are a person of impeccable taste :) Before I ramble on a bit about my requests, I just want to say that I am so excited you are making me a vid of my very own, and that fact alone guarantees I will love it. So please vid what is in your heart and have fun doing it. When it comes to music I am open to most genres except thrash metal, opera, and country. If you're looking for specific preferences, then have a listen to "She Says" by Howie Day, "Start A Riot" by The Rescues, and "Down" by Matt Kearney for an idea of what I love best, but really I am fine with anything indie, pop, rock, electronic, 80's, even rap. I love discovering new music and the most important thing is that it works for the vid.

If you're after specific direction about the fandoms I've chosen, then the following... probably won't be a lot of help. It's mostly me rambling about why I've chosen that particular source, but hopefully that's of some use. Just know that I love all the fandoms I've chosen, and if you vid any one of them it'll make me super happy. Oh, and I love treats, so if you're not assigned to me but something here captures your imagination, please don't hold back! :)

So without further ado, the requests:

The Flight Of The Conchords )
 
Game On )
 
 
MacGyver )
 
 
 
 
 
So, dear Festividder, there you have it. I hope you have fun, and I can't wait to see what you come up with. Thank you!
littleheaven: (Festivids Projector by littleheaven)
 Hello, dear Festividder!

Thank you so much for signing up to make a video. I couldn't be more delighted, so relax, the rest is easy :o) Whatever you make, I will love. I've provided some thoughts and suggestions (and some cases just general rambling) in case you're after some inspiration or prompting, but feel free to ignore all of it and vid whatever feels right to you.


In regards to song choice - I'm pretty open to most genres, so I'm not going to make any specific song requests, but I do have a few things I prefer to avoid. I'm not particularly fond of country, opera or metal. Other than that, you're pretty safe.

And now, to the fandoms:



Don't Trust The B**** In Apartment 23 )

The Flight Of The Conchords )

Game On )

MacGyver )

Morganville: The Series )

Paul Soares Jr Minecraft Let's Plays )

Twister )

Two Guys, A Girl, And A Pizza Place )

So there you have it, eight equally-loved fandoms to choose from, and one already-happy recipient :o) Please, above all else, have lots of fun, vid what feels right, and Happy Festivids!
littleheaven: (Festivids Blue by littleheaven)
Dear Festividder,

If you are half as excited as I am right now, then you are very excited indeed! Firstly, I want to thank you for signing up and for making me a vid. Regardless of anything I say beyond this point, please know that whatever you make, I will love! Sometimes the best vids are the ones you didn't know you wanted… so please feel free to ignore my suggestions and make the vid of your heart. However, if you're stuck for inspiration, hopefully the following will help.

But before we get to that - a word about musical selection: I'm pretty open to most genres, so I'm not going to make any specific song requests, but I do have a few things I prefer to avoid. I'm not particularly fond of country, opera or metal. Other than that, you're pretty safe.

Fandoms in alphabetical order:

Don't Trust The B**** In Apartment 23 )

Duran Duran (The Music Videos Of) )

Flight Of The Conchords )

Game On )

James Bond Movies )

Paul Soares Jr Minecraft Let's Plays )

Spiceworld: The Movie )

Two Guys, A Girl, And A Pizza Place )

So there you have it, dear Festividder. I hope that, above all, you have fun making my vid. Thank you so very much!

littleheaven: (Vidding by Charmax)
Dear Festividder,
 
Thank you for signing up! I'm so grateful that you are willing to devote time and energy to making me a vid. Please have fun and know that I will love whatever you make.
 
Im not going to specify any particular songs. One of the great joys of watching vids is discovering new music :0) I have genre preferences, in that I don't really enjoy country, opera, or thrash metal, but pretty much everything else is fair game. Choose what you feel in your heart works best for the vid.
 
My fandom requests contain vague thoughts about theme, which are intended to be helpful prompts but can be completely ignored if you wish. As with the music, follow your heart and make the vid that feels right.

My requests, in alphabetical order )
That about covers it! Best wishes, dear Festividder. Once again, thank you, and have fun.
 
littleheaven: (Vidding by Charmax)
 Vidders, would anyone be willing to beta my Club Vivid premiere in about a week? Be warned, video source is Duran Duran :0)

New Videos!

Feb. 5th, 2012 07:23 pm
littleheaven: (Vidding Film Reel by Charmax)

Today was the great Festivids reveal. I can now thank, by name, the wonderful vidders who made gifts for me:

[personal profile] giandujakiss who made my wonderful Quantum Leap vid, Coming Home.
[livejournal.com profile] valika56  who made the epic Stargate video, Fight With Us.

And I can now reveal the two vids I made! Both are for Red Dwarf, and the recipient was [personal profile] laurashapiro, who wanted a vid that looked at the more serious aspects of the show and went deeply into character. So I made the complete opposite of that, LOL, with:

Better Dead Than Smeg
When you're the last human alive, you find friendship in unusual places.

Then I tried again and got halfway there, until the vid ran away with me at the midway point, and turned into Lister/Rimmer slashiness instead:

Given, Not Won
When all's been said and done, the things that are given, not won, are the things that you want.

Download and streaming of these and many others at my site :o)





littleheaven: (Snoopy Squee by eyesthatslay)
And OMG you guys, I was such a lucky girl this year! My festividders did a GREAT job.

Firstly, I got a  kick-ass Stargate (the movie) vid, which is like a huge, intense, wonderful movie trailer. How hard must it have been to vid to an instrumental? The pacing and musicality is incredible and the end is just basically one big goosebump-fest. See the awesome here: http://fv-poster.dreamwidth.org/91197.html

Secondly, someone made me a treat! *\O/* It's the Quantum Leap vid of my HEART and I have all these FEELINGS about it that I can't adequately express because all I can do is flail and cry in equal amounts. It's achingly beautiful and wonderfully edited. Go sniffle over Sam's epic journey here: http://fv-poster.dreamwidth.org/103993.html

I can't wait for reveals so I can ask my lovely festividders if they have great big .avi files of these that I can download and treasure forever.
littleheaven: (Family Guy Stewie Banging Head by Ninj)
WTF, brain? Do NOT give me insane vid bunnies (in a fandom I thought I had finished with) in the middle of Festivids. Seriously.

Stupid Coldplay song.
littleheaven: (Vidding by Charmax)
Hello dear Festividder,

Thank you for participating!

Firstly, just the fact that you are offering to make a vid in one of my chosen fandoms fills me with joy, so I know I will love whatever you make me.

Secondly, a blanket statement about music. I won't be requesting any specific songs. Music is such a personal choice for vidding and I want you to choose what you feel works for the vid best. Also, I've discovered so many new, awesome songs by watching vids, why would I want to limit what I could receive to only songs I know? The world is your musical oyster, Festividder. My only request is that I would prefer to stick to the mainstream or alternative pop/rock spectrum. I have fairly broad tastes but tend to struggle a little with full on thrash metal, country & western, or opera :o)

My requests:

The Flight Of The Conchords: Any vid of this show would reduce me to giggling and flailing of hands. Focus on one character, both the boys, whatever takes your fancy. It can be slashy, it can be silly, I don't care. I would prefer that their own songs weren't used for the vid, but if you feel that's the best choice, go for it.

Game On: Oh, this SHOW!  Any kind of vid would be awesome. I'd be equally happy with team vid or a Matt vid. Should you fancy doing the latter, my one request is that you don't mix the Matts. Either Ben Chaplain or Neil Stuke, I don't mind, but it would probably be weird to have both actors in the one vid.

How I Met Your Mother: A team vid would make me jump up and down with glee. If you want to focus on one character, Barney is my favourite, but I'd be delighted with any of the others, too.

Quantum Leap: Oh, Sam. *sigh* It's all about Sam. Extra points for bare Sam torso :o) If you would rather do a buddy Sam/Al vid, that's fantastic too.

Sing Blue Silver: To clarify, this is the 1980's documentary of Duran Duran's stadium tour of America. This would be the vid of my heart. I'd prefer a song not by Duran Duran, but again, if you feel that would better suit, then by all means use one.

Stargate (1994): Spader as Daniel Jackson. OMG that man. I'd love a Daniel-centric vid, or a Daniel/Jack buddy vid.

Storm Chasers: Okay, THIS would be the vid of my heart, too. Tornadoes! Reed, Sean, Tim! The TIV! The Dominator! It's on Discovery, eps are easily downloadable. The more tornadoes, the more I will squee. You could not go wrong with this vid, honestly.

Two Guys, A Girl, And A Pizza Place: Also known latterly as Two Guys and A Girl. Pete, Berg, Sharon! Together or separately, I'm bound to be delighted. This is the show that introduced me to both Ryan Reynolds and Nathan Fillion. That much awesome together on one screen, how can it be that this is not out on DVD? But you can download it, Festividder. Team vid? Awesome. Mad Irene the cat lady? Awesome! Focus on a ship, one character, or the whole gang. I will be filled with GLEE.

Thank you, Festividder, and please, most of all, have fun with your choice.

Festivids!

Oct. 7th, 2011 01:22 am
littleheaven: (Snoopy Squee by Eyesthatslay)
YAY I HAVE SIGNED UP!

Yes, it is worthy of caps-locked squeeeeing. Festivids is AWESOME!
littleheaven: (Vidding by Charmax)
Festivids reveals are up! Which means I can now post the vid I made for [livejournal.com profile] chamalla 

Title: State of Confusion
Vidder: Little Heaven
Fandom: The Big Lebowski (Movie)
Music: "State of Confusion" by The Kinks
Summary: They peed on his f***ing rug. Warnings for a strobing edit at 00.14-00.16, drug use, severed toes, and an alarming lack of narrative. This vid, like The Dude, is in a state of confusion :o)

Download (mp4, DivX, iPod) and streaming (Quicktime) links at my site.

Also, another massive big thank-you to [livejournal.com profile] valika56  for my adorable Incredibles vid.
littleheaven: (Vidding by Charmax)
Video Title: Dance Across The Floor
Song Title/Artist: Dance Across The Floor by Jimmy Bo Horne
Source: Scrubs Seasons 1 - 8
Summary: The dancing doctors of Sacred Heart get their disco on
Length/Format: 2:33, Xvid, iPod/iPhone, embedded stream
Notes: Premiered at Club Vivid, [community profile] vividcon 2010. Thanks to [personal profile] charmax for previewing, and to [personal profile] fan_eunice  for preview, encouragement and general hand-holding during a period of technical crisis

Let's do it, let's dance... )
littleheaven: (Scrubs Clear!! by phaust_icons)
Video Title: Dance Across The Floor
Song Title/Artist: Dance Across The Floor by Jimmy Bo Horne
Source: Scrubs Seasons 1 - 8
Summary: The dancing doctors of Sacred Heart get their disco on
Length/Format: 2:33, Xvid, iPod/iPhone, embedded stream
Notes: Premiered at Club Vivid, [community profile] vividcon 2010. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] charmax  and [livejournal.com profile] switch842  for previewing, and to [livejournal.com profile] fan_eunice  for preview, encouragement and general hand-holding during a period of technical crisis

Let's do it, let's dance... )
littleheaven: (Vidding by Charmax)
I'm participating in the AVA tournament at the moment, where my vids are pitted against others from the same fandom. Shameless self-promotion ensues! Link to the voting page below. I have vids in BTVS/Angel, Firefly and Stargate, but there are tremendous vids across a range of fandoms so go, watch, vote for your favourites.

www.buffyandangelart.co.uk/ava/themeffopolls.htm

littleheaven: (Vidding by Charmax)
I've taken up the challenge from [livejournal.com profile] obsessive24  to list 5 things I do that I think helps my vids. Not that I feel I'm particularly good, and could probably learn more from others than they can from me, but it might still be fun. Any discussion that results could be helpful for others (or me!) so please comment if you can.

1. When editing hard on the beat, I like to blow the wave-form in the audio track up really large so I can see in the music exactly where the beat is, rather than relying on my ears. I find having a visual marker makes the on-beat edits more accurate. An exception to that is when I have a series of very fast images to successive drumbeats (like at the beginning of Flagpole Sitta). If you start the short clip exactly on the beat, the image will appear to lag behind it when you view it, so for this I move all the clips to a fraction of a second before the beat, so each image flashes up exactly when you hear the beat.

2. Mixed aspect ratio correction. When working in a mixture of 16:9 and 4:3 I have a preset in Vegas that clips the sides off my 16:9 footage to make it 4:3. Though widescreen is prettier by far, I find that it's easier to get away with cutting widescreen down. Often the action is in the middle of the picture, so cutting off the left and right edges usually doesn't amputate anything important. If there's something extreme right, I'll pan to include it at the expense of the left, and vice-versa. Conversely, I find that the DOP will often fill the screen top to bottom on 4:3 footage, so if you cut the top and bottom off to make a 4:3 picture fit the 16:9 format, you often end up chopping off legs and heads. I've found that constantly cropping down widescreen has led to me often cropping down clips that don't need it, just to make them look a bit different, or to focus on one particular part of the screen. In some of my later vids, hardly any of the clips are exactly as they appeared on screen, and are slightly zoomed/panned to varying extents.

3. Pre-render. I use this a LOT in Vegas, where I find my preview gets very jerky and laggy as my timeline fills up. I pre-render small sections at a time - just 3 or 4 clips - because if you change those clips after that, your pre-render falls off, and you don't want to be pre-rendering the whole vid every few minutes. If you butt your pre-rendered sections up against each other, then the preview will play very smoothly, yet if you make a change, you need only re-pre-render that tiny section.

4. Overlays. I've probably been guitly of over-using these, but I find them handy for adding interest to a clip that doesn't have much motion or goes static part-way through. In Passive, when Cordy stabs Lilah, they both go very still, and I've overlaid the image of Lilah falling to the floor to add impact and motion. I just put the overlay clip on another video track and adjust the opacity accordingly. I also like to use them to create visual echoes - I did it a lot in Play Dead where I was a bit short of source. I'd add the same clip on 3 different video tracks, add a bit of a fade-in on the ones that weren't on the main track, and then drag them so they all started at different points (if possible, on a beat in the music), and adjust the opacity on the top 2 accordingly. If I wanted them all to merge at the end of the clip, I'd adjust the speed of the overlays so they'd all synchronise before the crossfade to the next clip.

5. Another thing I like to try to do is match bits of internal motion to other beats in the music that aren't the start of the bar. I'm using musical terminology here because I was a musician before I was a vidder. A good proportion of pop/rock songs are in 4/4 (unless you're listening to Tool, LOL), so there are 4 beats in the bar. Most people will cut on beat 1 for the start of a clip, and again on 3. These are usually where the strongest beats are. However, if your character is doing something like punching, suddenly turning their head, etc, part way through the clip, then I like to line those up with beats 2 or 4.

Eh, I'm probably telling everyone stuff they do as matter of course anyway, but I'm not a complicated vidder, so... there you go.

littleheaven: (Vidding by Charmax)
After everything that's gone down this year, I've had very little time to do anything fandom-related at all. But suddenly I am all a-twitter with vid bunnies. They're old ones, for the most part, but I have a renewed passion to do them. One is multi-movie-fandom, and I've been clipping that for some time, since there is MUCH source. One is my oldest fandom, but the newest idea (provided by [livejournal.com profile] starlet2367 ). One is for my last big fandom love, and one is for a fandom that I've never vidded or talked about, but have always rather liked.

The plan is to clip all 4 of them first, and then I can edit one after the other. I dislike clipping, but it's good to do when I just have a random half-hour here and there. Hopefully by the time I get to actually edit, I'll have a bit more free time up my sleeve. Anyway, I have that happy, fluttery, new-vid feeling, and I missed it. I'm glad it's back.

littleheaven: (Vidding by Charmax)
As snurched from most of the vidders on my flist...

Cut for length... )

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