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xandra_ptv
15 September 2011 @ 12:12 pm
Day 27 – Where is your favorite place to vid? Where would be your perfect vidding spot?

My livingroom in my old appartment in California... I only vid on my desktop and living alone, staying up all night... no one to bother me, heaven. Now I'm back in chicago and I have to vid locked in my room where no matter what time of year is always 87+ degrees. Annoyed that at 27, that I feel like I have to pretend I didn't go to sleep at  5 in the morning (an hour after my father gets up for work)

But then again I learned to vid almost anywhere, back when I used to vid on my laptop. But now I have my hardrives and I can't go back after i got used to having access to everything all of the time.

Sorry for the Rant.
 
 
xandra_ptv
14 September 2011 @ 11:31 am
Day 26 – What is the oddest (or funnest) thing you've had to do for a vid?

I have three, mostly because they were the oddest vids. Touched (Angel/QAF) jumped out at #1, mostly because it was my first true crossover. I got "Angel into Babylon" Astarte tells me... well Angel/Brian does that need much explaining. Also for a video like that it's hard to find and ending.

#2 Put Darth Vader in a Xander Vid. In a mental breakdown I did a Xander rant vid about all his slash pairings, inspired by my fellow Buffy fan and College Teacher who argued Willow was the most slashed character in the Buffy fandom. How fun was my school that 40% of the teachers were huge Buffy fans? Granted I was in the TV department.

#3 Compare Simon and River (Firefly) to Dexter and Brian (Dexter) [Multi- Those Days We Felt Alive with Astarte]. If incest theme wasn't odd enough already.
 
 
xandra_ptv
13 September 2011 @ 03:15 pm
Day 25 – Music – Do you listen to music while you rip source? Do you listen to your vid song immediately before vidding, months before vidding, or just while working on it?

I rarely rip after I know my source. My vids come 3 ways. Either I've had a song in mind for a while and had no idea what fandom, I go searching for a song, find one and quickly pop out the video, or I hear a song and know what I want to do for it and go for it. I guess sometimes I don't work on it right away but then I'll put the song on my ipod and listen while I walk the dogs or take a bus, but that doesnt happen as much anymore.
 
 
xandra_ptv
12 September 2011 @ 08:14 pm


Song: Trouble - Shampoo
Fandom: X-Files
Length: 3:06
Notes: My submission for me and Astarte's X-Files Season 3 Vid challenge. I decided it was time to really mess with Astarte and take her precious Scully. It backfired cause I made a vid with more fun than meaning and she took way to long to make her own vid. We'll be going back to our chosen champions. I was done a week ago!
Summary:Trouble finds them. Luckily, Scully has a gun.


Links: avi

 
 
xandra_ptv
12 September 2011 @ 02:48 pm
Day 24 – Betaing – How many betas do you like to use to make sure there aren't any major flaws in your vid? Do you have a Beta horror story or dream story?

Astarte is my general beta now days... though I think she's too easy on me. Also sometimes I think, she thinks I meant to do something that was a mistake. But that is for techincal mostly. Plus no matter how many times I tell her not to bother she spends to much time trying to make me avs filters.

My mother is another good beta when I'm worried about story and Astarte doesn't know the fandom. She beta'd my DS9 vid, but I don't think she knows what the term means.
 
 
 
xandra_ptv
11 September 2011 @ 01:19 pm
Day 23 – When you post, where do you post to? Just your journal? Just an archive? Your own personal site?

Journal (LJ and Dreamwidth) and my website (idaresay.net). Youtube as well, except for my X-Files vid, they pulled them and I didn't want to fight it. On LJ the Vidding community and if there already is onea more specific fandom vid journal.
 
 
xandra_ptv
10 September 2011 @ 08:38 pm
Day 22 – Have you ever participated in a fest or a Big Bang? If so, write about your favorite experience in relation to one. If not, are there any you've thought about doing? And if not, why not?

No. Nothing that wasn't just me and astarte. I worry that underpressure I wouldnt be able to vid, though I can do it with Astarte, because I feel this horrible need to impress her. But really just to put a vid on Charmax wedding DVD I went through 7 ideas.
 
 
xandra_ptv
09 September 2011 @ 07:13 pm
Day 21 – Sequels – Have you ever created a sequel to a vid you made, and if so, why, and if not, how do you feel about sequels?

Yes because Magic Love Child needed a post Buffy's death vid, because vidding without Buffy was just the challenge I needed to start pulling my hair out. The third one never worked out well and then somehow I lost that timeline to the ages. I'm sad about it because I did some great sfx (for me) making it look like Dawn was holding Xander & Spikes Baby. It just wasnt working how I had hopped an stupidly in a fit of anger of hecklers on my old website I deleted the preimere project.

There are some vids I consider to be sequels (both Buffy Mult-pairings In The End and Always) but I dont know if I told anyone.
 
 
xandra_ptv
08 September 2011 @ 08:45 pm
Day 20 – Do you ever get ideas inspired from other people's stories, vids, or art in the same fandom?

No. Well sometimes I take songs from people who have done really bad vids with a perfect song (from youtube), but I try not to to often. Mostly I prefer taking them from other fandoms. Like how i plan to take Matches for Paper Dolls from Astarte's TXF video and use it for Doctor Who once the season ends.
 
 
xandra_ptv
07 September 2011 @ 07:36 pm
Day 19 – When you have vid ideas, do you sit down and start vidding right away, or do you write down the idea for further exploration later?

It usually depends if Astarte is around. Sometimes I wait on songs, sometimes I  wait on them until I find the right fandom, then I start them, but sometimes little else. But I will probably listen to alot.