Hi, festividder, you are fabulous and please, go and make your vid without paying heed to any of this if you so wish - this is merely an attempt to be helpful if you're stuck for ideas! I think I've got enough fandom-specific details in my sign-up, but here's a little more about things in vids I like. I recommend you get in touch with avendya if you have any questions.
I like vids that provoke an emotional reaction, whether one of squee or sadness or humour or anything between. I also adore vids that make me think - critically, or full of new ways of perceiving characters, etc. I love character parallels, archetypal shipper vids, non-typical shipper vids, character studies, joyous celebrations of a show/ship/character, subversion of stereotypes, rage-y protest at a character/theme/instance of fail, vids that focus on underrepresented characters, vids that feel like stories, vids that feel like essays.
Feel free to use outside source/fandoms whether I know them or not. I don't think there's a musical genre that I don't like for vids, so go with whatever fits. I adore cracky vids to cheesy songs, earnest shipper vids to love songs, angry meta vids set to political rap, etc etc.
Some things I don't like include vids in which the women and/or characters of colour from the source mysteriously disappear, vids that show women in an overtly skeevy-kind-of-male-gaze kind of way, vids that uncritically feature a lot of background het - het is absolutely fine in terms of specific relationships/character exploration etc, but I'd rather not see a montage of solely m/f kisses in the middle of an ensemble/teamy vid, if that makes sense?
The Shawshank Redemption
Music: Possibly something classical/instrumental? That scene from the film gives me shivers, I"d love something tied into that. That's really just a suggestion.
Details: I'd love something about the emotional intensity of the film - it makes me CRY omg, every damn time -so something on the serious side of the spectrum would be preferred.
Star Trek - Deep Space Nine
I would love just about anything - ensemble would be great, but character-specific I'd love to see a Garak or Dax-centric vid. I'd probably prefer something that wasn't *too* angsty, and I happen to ship both Garak/Bashir and Dax/Kira in case you felt moved in such a direction. I love DS9 for its complex characters, politics, mix of religions and moralities, and of course the sci-fi stuff.
Legends of the Hidden Temple
Music: something sufficiently cheesy & American & 90s?
Details: This was my childhood. It's both horribly cheesy and really full of fail on the cultural approbation front, but, I was five. Celebrate/critique/corrupt it as you see fit. (Also, I was a diehard Purple Parrots supporter. *g*)
I'd love an ensemble vid, or one centred on any of the five apart from Nate. Parker femslash, Eliot/Hardison, or Eliot/Hardison/Parker would also all be very welcome. Something upbeat or more in-depth/thoughtful both equally welcome, but I'd prefer an ultimately hopeful note. I'd also prefer little to no allusions to/shots of Nate's drinking problems, for personal/semi-triggering reasons. Thanks!
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Emma Thompson as Beatrice, being fabulous, would totally thrill me, but so would anything from this film, which I love very much.
Music: Me & You Vs. The World - Space, has struck me as a good one in the past.
Details: Gus! Gus'n'Shawn! Gus/Shawn! Um, that is what the focus of my attention is on this show and I am v. OTP-ish, though I would also be delighted with ensemble gen, because I am fond of Lassiter and adore Juliet.
RPF - Doctor Who
Music: Something dancey/upbeat, maybe? I've been earwormed by Fatboy Slim's Praise You for this general idea in the past.
Details: I really, really heart the people who work on Doctor Who, right from the sixties up until the present - the actors, the writers, the crew, they're all so dorky and passionate. I'd love something charting the history of that, although I fully accept that acquiring any kind of footage is probably a pain beyond measure. Therefore, something just to do with the making of New Who would also be awesome. I am platonically OT3-ish about David and John and Freema, but I love all the main cast. I'm in a permanent bad mood with RTD these days, however, so I'd prefer not to see too much of him. (Not like, 'omg one clip of his face and I will hate your vid !1!', but just, not something that focuses on how great he is, you know?)
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