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Time to catch up with LJ :) ...unfortunately I can only go back to September 22 :( (and hope I didn't miss much).

Before I start that I have one new vid (Moonlight) that I made and uploaded on YT and other streaming places back on Sept.27 but never had the time to do it here too.

The other is one of my older vids (BSG - Helo fanvid - Map of the Problematique by Muse - Now Deep Dish - Flashdance mix..and Athena vid), made in October 2007, which was down for a long time (copyright problems). I thought it was time to decide what to do with it so I swapped the audio. It's old and 4:3 really not worth the trouble of disputing that copyright claim. The result is...well, it's worth watching...lol

Moonlight vid )

BSG vid )
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I finally have, as of this morning, the new album "The Resistance" on my comp...and I haven't stop listening to it the whole day :D

IT IS AWESOME!!!...AWESOME!!!...AWESOME!!!...AWESOME!!!

more gushing about the songs behind the cut )
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Can this show be any more awesome than it already is?! - YES IT CAN!

What an explosive beginning of the new season...there was action, humor, drama...everything, and the beginning....I'm not embarrassed at all to admit that I was jumping around to AC/DC - Thunderstruck :D

And morethanbrothers.net...samlicker81...LOL!...them messing with slash fans never stops to amuse me.
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I started shipping another human&vampire couple...Mick & Beth from Moonlight..., yet another show that got cancelled. I seem to have a thing for lost causes...lol

That made me think about all the shows/fandoms I care about and I couldn't even remember them all at once so I decided to make a list...lol

To be honest, BSG was (and still is) my only real fandom, the one I was really invested in, at times more than I should, and sometimes not as much as I wanted to. Now that I got so obsessed with vidding I think "vidding is my fandom". I saw that line in one icon and now I realised how much of that is true in my case, at least for now. I wish i have more time for that too but that's a separate story. I think I'm still suffering from fandom (BSG) withdrawal syndrome and I can't see myself invested in any other fandom like that. Twilight fandom is so much fun and I love it but everything is known there, no mystery, no suspense to what will happen next. I met some wonderful people there :D and that makes me really happy. Lost and Supernatural I like the most but I never had the time for those fandoms nor I ever felt sucked in like with BSG. Actually I think I don't think I'll ever have time for more than one or two fandoms at the time (and there will never be a show as good as BSG...*sigh*).

THE list )
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This has been one really good week.
I finished one vid, I won two :D awards in a Twilight vidding contest (I'll post about it later when the awards are finished), AND...most importantly, I started working on solving one major problem in RL.
And that last thing feels so good even though there is no guarantee that everything will turn out as I would like to. Just dealing with the problem is making me hyper happy!

ETA: I got my gorgeous awards :D

graphics under the cut )
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Song: Ease my Pain by Declan Flynn and Brian Wayy
Characters: Edward & Bella (no Jacob!)
Spoilers: Twilight movie and two released trailers for New Moon
Length: 3:15
Program used: Sony Vegas Pro 9
Download link: (avi/53MB) HERE or slightly better version (avi/3Mbps/77MB) HERE

This song was first used in one awesome Supernatural vid Ease my Pain made by [livejournal.com profile] secretlytodream . I can only wish she made it for Twilight, or at least make one TW vid... What can I say...her vids are amazing!

lyrics & notes )
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Snagged this from [livejournal.com profile] mfirefly

Icons of my LJ friends )
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I've been away for too long (spending my time on research mostly) and I see everyone on my flist has been busy in the past week... I'll try to catch up soon :)

I also did watch few awesome vids (and downloaded a bunch of them for later) but I'll rec only one for now :)

Beware...this song is addictive...I can't seem to get it out of my mind...lol

[Dollhouse] Adelle & Victor - Coin-Operated Boy by [livejournal.com profile] thebloodwine



You can leave some feedback to the author HERE

Not only did she choose the perfect song but the editing is perfect too. It describes the essence of "relationship" Adelle and Victor have in, at first, funny way, but leaves a bittersweet taste in your mouth.
I'm in a hurry now so deeper thoughts will have to wait for later.
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:D My first competition and my first (gorgeous and shiny) award.

CJA - Best in show (BSG) award
VID HERE

I don't know what to say, except that I never expected to win anything so this came as a complete and pleasant surprise!

And, I have one more pretty award graphic I just have to show - It's BSG ;) and very appropriate for genre contenders don't you think (or any contenders :) ).

CJA - Genre contender round 2

I submitted 3 of my vids and Dust in the Wind is listed as a contender for Drama, Bodies for Horror and Kung-Fu for Comedy/Crack :)

Most of the vids I liked (and I watched all 95 of them) won something but there are a few surprises...
Anyway, I'm reccing a few,...well, more than just a few :) of my personal favourites here and I'll keep my comments short. Some of them won the awards, some not, and some won different awards that I thought they would. All things considered it was a really tough competition and I think the judges did their best.

vid recs - 15 min of pure awesomness )
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Finalists of round 2 are out! Those people really work fast.
There are 96 of them and I'll be over there watching them all...'cos I KNOW they are all excellent ....and I'll try to guess which one will win ;)
(Titles are links to streaming sites)

Let's say this is the first competition that I dared to submit any of my vids (the first one being Vidorama comm that is closed now) and all 3 (to my big surprise!) passed.

I'm a happy vidder now :D

(and I don't expect to win anything - just to get some incentive to continue vidding and become better in it ;) )

*******

One vid that I'm sure would win just about everything at CJA isn't there :( ...so I have to rec it :)
This one would surely kick up standards even more, so.... for all of you that haven't seen it yet....GO! GO! GO!...NOW!
(I strongly recommend downloading the better version of this vid at author's lj - link at the end of this post)

Unnatural Selection - Battlestar Galactica/Terminator: Sarah Connor by [livejournal.com profile] charmax



And if you liked it go HERE and give the author some love :)
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For a while I'll be staying away from anything other than vidding tech stuff on the net.
Yes. I'm finally resolved to learn how to make some good quality vids. (FYI I'm still vidding with xvid even though I have the same shows/movies on DVD *hangs head in shame*)

It may prove to be huge, time-consuming task but I just can't watch another great quality vid without whining "why can't my vids look like that" anymore...lol Seriously, I really want to cry when I watch that clear, sharp picture...and then my messy, blurry vids...

The problem is that I have a good idea about just how much I have to learn and it's terrifying to know how much time this task will consume. One thing you don't know leads to another and it goes on like that. I keep finding myself reading about things like, for example, history of interlacing...lol
But, I have to do it. Now.

progress so far )

I'll write about my progress (in detail) and (past and new) experiences in separate posts tagged vidding tech.
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After rewatching Terminator - The Sara Connor Chronicles it was only natural to watch Terminator -Salvation movie so that's what I did, with great expectations naturally..

Terminator movie SUCKS! ....and TSCC is cancelled...there is no justice in this world *cries*

I wanted so much to write about all the reasons why I didn't like this movie but then I decided it's not even worth the trouble.

Even comparing it to TSCC feels wrong and insulting TO ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS ON TV THAT GOT CANCELLED!
...........

In other news...Leverage ROCKS! (Watched S1 only)

Anyone know some comm on LJ where I can find Leverage icons???
I sooo want one with Eliot connecting usb to a cassette, preferably a gif :D
(and my next geeky post will explain why...lol)

Edit: I was away for a few days and I am certain I missed someones birthday. And I can't remember. I had that announcement on my home page and now it's gone.
What I'm saying is...I'm sorry...
That's what happens when you turn off all messages and e-mails on LJ. Now I'll HAVE TO fix that.

Wheeeee!

Jul. 3rd, 2009 12:00 am
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My vid is featured at BAM!!!
link to BAM
MY vid! And I was like...is this possible?!
It's a funny Twilight vid I did - "The Pledge", hence Edward icon ;)

Make sure you watch some other featured vids there, especially one called Supernatural on Speed...lol

EDIT - not any more :)
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Please watch in HQ.

Song: Bodies - Drowning Pool
Characters: Alpha centered vid
Spoilers: Season 1 clips
Length: 1:53
Download link:(45MB) HERE
Program used: Sony Vegas Pro 8
Notes: Alan Tudyk rocked (in) Dollhouse! This vid is a tribute to the character he plays - Alpha - as much as to his acting skills. Hopefully we'll see more of him :)
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This vid was recently recced in [livejournal.com profile] otw_news and I don't know how many people watched it...but IT'S A MUST SEE!!!

I'm not sure if it will be so funny if you don't know both Buffy and Twilight stories though.

I don't think I EVER laughed so much (except to that Battlestar Galactica: What the Frak is Going On? vid.

Buffy vs Edward (Twilight Remixed) by rebelliouspixels


The author left a summary explaining the purpose of this vid BUT I don't care really what his intentions were...it's AU and hilarious. That's what matters to me.
And I'm explaining 'cos I don't want Twilight fans to feel offended in some way. I never heard of "team Buffy" until now and it seems like they are some kind of Twilight haters??? (...fandom drama/wars?...guh)
This vid though doesn't feel offencive to me. *shrugs*
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Please watch in HQ.

Song: The Pledge by Brendan Benson
Characters: Edward centered vid
Spoilers: clips from Twilight movie
Summary: Edward Cullen...light :D
Length: 2:00
Download link:(45MB) HERE
Program used: Sony Vegas Pro 8
Notes: All that sad and gloomy atmosphere that follows New Moon has a strange effect on me - it seems I can't stop making funny Twilight vids, at least not before I decide to make a New Moon one anyway...lol So, after Kung-Fu one here comes another.
If you take a look at the lyrics you'll see why this song felt perfect for Edward ;)

I hope you like this one and tell me what you think.

cut for lyrics )

Vid rec

Jun. 6th, 2009 06:42 pm
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I've watched so many unbelievably good vids in past few weeks!!! (beside ones made for Mourn The Fallen Challenge at ATS) and I just have to share some of them :D

click for 3x4 minutes of pure awesomeness )
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Please watch in HQ.

Title: Twilight - Kung-Fu Fighting
Song: Kung-Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas
Characters: Bella & Vampires
Spoilers: clips from Twilight movie
Length: 2:40
Summary: There is none!
Download link: (62MB) HERE

Notes: The idea for this vid came from lovely and talented [livejournal.com profile] mizramanips as she requested it and I want to thank her again for letting me do this vid (and for my new, soon to be uploaded, header!!!)
As it happens she has this song as a ringtone and she didn't turn it off while watching Twilight...and it started ringing during the ballet studio scene...:D
Also I want to thank [livejournal.com profile] mfirefly and [livejournal.com profile] agathons_fan for doing beta for this one, and [livejournal.com profile] sabaceanbabe too for trying even though she's not a Twilight fan at all...lol

I never did a request vid AND I have no trust in my sense of humour hence my begging everyone for beta...lol Thank you again guys :)

Hope you all like it and have fun as much as I did while making it :D
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Song: Dust in the Wind - Daughter Darling
Characters: whole ensemble
Spoilers: all seasons
Download (82MB) HERE
Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] mfirefly10 and [livejournal.com profile] sabaceanbabe for doing beta for me :)
Lyrics can be found in my comment on YouTube.
Please watch in HQ.

I made this vid for "Mourn the Fallen" challenge at Across The Salt.
For those who don't know the challenge was about mourning the ending of BSG and celebrating characters we loved, and love still.
Initially I just wanted to express my sadness over the ending of BSG and pay my tribute to all the characters, but it turned out into something more while I was making it, an overall sadness for all the lives and hopes lost (on both sides) took over and... here it is...
Maybe a summary of this vid would be: "And then, one day, the war was over..."
Hope you'll enjoy watching! :)

Vidding

May. 8th, 2009 08:21 pm
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Making a tribute vid to Battlestar Galactica proved to be more difficult than I could have EVER imagined...
Here I am, sitting in front of the timeline, with only 4 min to work with and so many characters and epic scenes I want to use....
And I thought it would be easy...right...*headdesk*
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(Please watch in high quality.)

Song: Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums - A Perfect Circle
Characters: dolls&handlers
Summary: "It's easy to become attached to your assigned active. The fact is, it's necessary. But don't think of them as children...think of them as pets..." - Dominic (ep 1-8)
Download: (67MB) link

This is my first Dollhouse vid and as much as I wanted to start with a Paul&Mellie vid I just couldn't find the right song so I made this one while I search.
(and I decided to save the kind offer to do beta from [livejournal.com profile] mfirefly10 for Paul&Mellie vid :) )

I made this vid very fast (for my standards...lol) and played a lot with effects...and I'm not sure that was a good thing...but, there is only one way to learn.

This one being my third dark and depressive vid, I just wanted to finish it and move on to something light and happy :D but then I remembered Mourn the Fallen challenge at ATS...lol
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Last two eps were awesome!
They finally gave us the reason to really care about the characters by revealing some of their secrets. Also, the stories are getting better too.

I was hoping that in the latest ep there would be more material I could use for my new vid (which is going great - almost 70% done :D - without effects though...) but instead we got a lot of Paul&Mellie and now I think there is enough material for the other vid I'm thinking about.
In any case I'm happy ;)
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Sometimes I feel so stupid. After using Vegas for almost two years, NOW I discovered how to set some things that were bothering me all that time.

The problem was that each footage comes in different dimensions so I had to set different kinds of projects in Vegas. Sometimes it all looks good from the start and I can see the same picture both in trimmer and on the timeline, but sometimes I got a different view, with horizontal, vertical (or both) black bars even when the project is set in same dimensions as the source.
solution )
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(Please watch in high quality.)
Song: Ugly Side - Blue October
Characters: Edward and Bella (Edward's POV)
Summary: "I was battling with myself so strongly - half desperate for her to accept, half desperate to keep the warnings..." - Edward Cullen
Download: (103MB) link

Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] mfirefly10 for doing beta for me and helping me with some good advices.

After reading Midnight Sun I became even more fascinated (if that's possible..lol) by Edward Cullen's character so I had to make a vid about him. It's about some of his internal struggles described in MS. One song just couldn't cover all of them...lol

I hope you'll enjoy watching this vid and let me know what you think.
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Finally got some time to watch it and all I can say is WOW!!!
Same thing happened (as always) when I have no hope a show would be any good - I'm always wrong...lol
more squeeing )
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Have a great day and an amazing year!
And forget all your worries for today ;)

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I wish you all a nice day today :)
read more )
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I wish you all the best in the world!

Have a great day and an amazing year!

Photobucket Presents here )
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I don't want to depress everyone but that's how I feel right now. Scared, calm and a bit of hopefully.
read more )
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It was (almost) all about Boomer&Chief and Helo&Athena!!!! (and a bit of Kara to make things even better)
I can almost hear the fandom explode...

Seriously, it was heart-wrecking to watch and I'm just trying to write down something coherent at this point.
thoughts and hopes )
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OMGTHISWASFRAKKINGAMAZING!!!

It was awesome...it was...orgasmic!
Well, considering that the foreplay lasted 4 years lol...it's one unforgettable moment to finally, FINALLY (to some point)understand "what had happened before".
I had to watch it twice just to grasp all the things Sam (oh, Sam...) and Ellen (fraking amazing!) were explaining, and then let all the pieces of the puzzle settle down.
And after everything I'm speechless...Its getting better with each ep and this one is the best example why I LOVE this show! SQUEEE!!!

Best moment: Boomer..."I'm forgiving you." and "Who would I wanna love?!"
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Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!

This is my first Twilight vid :)



It's very differet from my previous one (all dark and angsty) but I needed a change.
This one is simple, easygoing and a bit of fluffy ... and I enjoyed every second while making it.
The song (and the whole "Bones" soundtrack) was a pleasant discovery for me and I guess not many people have heard this one (screaming at me "perfect for E&B vid!!!" :D).
Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] agathons_fan for her help on deciding what to do with one part of this song I had trouble how to vid. Without that this vid would be much shorter and not nearly as good.

I hope you'll enjoy watching this one and let me know what you think.

Song: Angel - Sinead O'Connor (from "Bones" soundtrack)
Characters: Edward and Bella
Spoilers: Twilight movie
Summary: The lyrics explain it all. It's about how Bella sees him, as a beautiful angel who actually can't see himself that way.
Download (HD-102MB): link
lyrics and notes )
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My disappearance for the past few days has a very simple explanation.
We got a new computer and even though it was assembled in one day it took few more days to experiment with various OS in order to find the one that would make Sony Vegas work the fastest.
more of vidder's excitement and tech talk.... )
Moving to BSG...

Last ep was mind -blowing. Literally!!! I had to take a pill to prevent my head from exploding ...lol
first impressions )
IS IT NEXT WEEK YET!
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OMG! OMG! OMG!
I think I'm in shock now!!
read more )

New fandom

Jan. 17th, 2009 06:49 pm
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Other than this flu and chronic BSG addiction, light case of Prison Break obsession (that is currently under control ;)), now I think I "caught" another one. I'm such a sucker for Helo/Sharon story like love stories. And for this new obsession I have [livejournal.com profile] agathons_fan to thank for :)
It all started with one song (really, really good one so I'm giving a link in case anyone wants to check it out) and then I did some searching for screencaps (just as a material to make a present), watched almost a whole movie (in caps) while doing that, then watched the movie itself and now I'm hooked...I'm at the end of the third book ...*headdesk* ..and I have the right song for a vid...
Heh, what can I say...I love Twilight!
more )
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I wish you all the best in the world!

Have a great day and an amazing year!


Photobucket Presents here )
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I wish you all the best!

Have a great day today!

PhotobucketPresents here )
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How can a basically sad song make you happy?
I've been replaying Daughter Darling version of Dust in the wind this evening with huge grin on my face and than I realized it is a really sad song???
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OMG, I finally managed to join galactica vids community and post there. Joining wasn't so hard if you don't count endless exploring of FAQ about how it all goes, who can watch my entry, who can't, if I post something in my LJ page who can see it, how to get notifications if someone posts there, what is lj cut???, how to make my name look like a link to my lj account ( [livejournal.com profile] chamalla - and it doesn't work here?!),how to add a link...and the list continues...****
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And since I haven't posted this vid to my journal at all (and I won't do it NOW) I'll just have to edit this entry ('cos I just spent a half an hour trying to find it....)and add my post at galactica vids here.



Song: Head Down - Nine Inch Nails
Vidder: [livejournal.com profile] chamalla
Main characters: Tigh/Chief/Anders/Tory
Spoilers: Seasons 1 to 4
Summary: Story about "final four" cylons. It begins at the end of S3 and continues until the end of S4 with many flashes of most important moments in their past. It is a reminder of who they were back then and who they are supposed to be now.
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Hi everyone :)
I'm new at LJ and this community too. I've been into vidding for two years now but I haven't made many of them. The vid posted here I made after a long (much needed) pause which I had to have so I could finally learn more about Vegas (I'm Vegas 8 Pro user) and editing in general.
Format of this vid is 4:3. Right after I uploaded it to YT it switched to widescreen... Ah, well...I hope they will fix that so older vids can be watched without those big black bars on each side...

You can watch it at You Tube and download via sendspace (119MB)


Comments are highly appreciated, constructive or general.
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Ok, i guess it's time to make my first entry after exploring this place for past few days.
First impression-this place is amazing. There are so many communities and interesting people here.
So little time and so many things to see and do, I don't know where to start first.

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