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This looked like fun so I snagged it from the very awesometastic [ profile] rhoboat ♥!

Give me a number -- or a few! -- and I'll answer in a separate post nahhhh, I'd rather answer in the reply, sorry, Rules of the Meme. ;)

1. Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-vid.
2. Is there a genre or style you've yet to try your hand at, but really want to?
3. Is there a genre or style you wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole?
4. How many vid ideas are you nurturing right now? Care to share one of them?
5. Share one of your strengths.
6. Share one of your weaknesses.
7. Point to a section from one of your favorite vids you've made and explain why you're proud of it.
8. Which vid was the hardest to make?
9. Which vid was the easiest to make?
10. Is vidding your passion or just a fun hobby?
11. Is there a section of canon above all others that inspires you just a little bit more?
12. What's the best vidding advice you've ever come across?
13. What's the worst vidding advice you've ever come across?
14. If you only could vid one show/movie for the rest of your life, which show/movie would it be?
15. Do you work mostly from start to finish, or do you vid sections out of order?
16. Do you use any tools, like clip notes or storyboards?
17. Stephen King once said that his muse is a man who lives in the basement. Do you have a muse?
18. Describe your perfect vidding conditions.
19. How many times do you usually revise your vid before posting?
20. Choose a section from one of your earlier vids and talk about whether and how you'd do it differently now. (Person sending the ask is free to make suggestions).
21. If you were to revise one of your older vids from start to finish, which would it be and why?
22. Have you ever deleted one of your published vids?
23. What do you look for in a beta?
24. Do you beta yourself? If so, what kind of beta are you?
25. How do you feel about collaborations?
26. Share three of your favorite vidders and why you like them so much.
27. Do you accept prompts?
28. Do you take liberties with canon or are you very strict about your vids being canon compliant?
29. How do you feel about smut?
30. How do you feel about crack?
31. Which is your favorite site for posting vids?
32. Talk about your current vids in progress.
33. Talk about a comment or review that made your day.
34. Do you ever get rude reviews and how do you deal with them?

Date: 2014-09-02 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I want to know 18 and 32. :)

Date: 2014-09-02 08:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
18. Describe your perfect vidding conditions.

All-too-often it's not until the very end of the day, when all of the meals are fixed, eaten, dishes washed, etc., all chores are done, and hopefully nobody is having a computer catastrophe, lol! Then I can sit down, just me, my headphones and my computer and really focus on working. It's difficult for me to vid when I have to stop and start every couple of minutes. If, by the time I get back in the headspace I need to figure out my next move on the timeline, I've had to already stop and walk away from the computer to do something else, it makes things take a LOT longer. Pretty much the only time I get the uninterrupted time that I work best in is late (when I'm, you know, then taking away my sleeping time but oh well ;) ).

32. Talk about your current vids in progress.

I have 2 that are both in the planning stages. The first is one of the most elaborate ones I've attempted in a long while. It has a technically difficult (for me ;) ) visual component that's kinda sending me back to my animation days. Because the visuals are going to be time consuming, I'd intended to pair it with a relatively simple idea. (Actually Oliver and Felicity ended up sort of hijacking this one for themselves. ;) ) And then...

I realized that I could do a lot more intricate masking because of this effect than I can with just Baby Vegas alone. So I started developing a complicated AU idea and was pretty excited about some of the manips I'd come up with in my head to sell some of the moments. And then...

The promo stuff for s3 started coming out and I realized several of my manips were actually going to appear in the show, which left me stuck in the awkward place of not knowing if I should go ahead with my idea and manip what I need (which will look weird when the show gives me actual canon shots in a couple of weeks) or wait until who knows when I can get my hands on the footage I need. :S

So at the moment, I'm considering scrapping the AU idea and going back to a more simple idea. I don't know at the moment what I'm going to do with it. I was hoping to have it done before s3 starts because once new footage starts coming in, it makes me feel frustrated when I see something I need but can't have it right away, you know? :S

Vid number 2 is one of those that I'm not really sure WHY I want to do it. I like this movie. I like this song. I have no idea why I want the two of them to meet, lol! ;) I'd expect to make an action vid out of this movie and the song is rather melancholy but that just may turn out to be an interesting fusion, I dunno! ;)

Something also exciting that's on tap is that I'm about to reach my 100th vid! *drum roll* So I've got something planned for that but first must do vids 97, 98 and 99, lol! ;)

Thanks so much for playing along! :D *hugs* ♥♥♥

Date: 2014-09-03 12:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
15. Do you work mostly from start to finish, or do you vid sections out of order?

I vid completely out of order, lol! Even when I was working with Windows Movie Maker 1, which required completely linear vidding (whatever clip you put on the timeline automatically slid to the left next to the last clip), I would find ways around that by putting in still image placeholders to force WMM to let me place a clip where I wanted it to go. Then I'd slowly cut back on the placeholder and have to keep fine-tuning the placements of the clips as I filled in wherever I wanted to work on until the whole timeline was completed.

Vegas makes is SO MUCH EASIER since clips stay where you put them, allowing me to do my natural way of vidding wherever inspiration strikes. ;) A lot of times I'll come up with the bookends for a vid first: the opening and closing moments. Other times I'll start by knowing what I want in a specific lyric/musical cue and do that first and the bookends might end up being the last thing I come up with. Either way, I compulsively hop all over the timeline and fill in whatever comes to mind, creating little "islands" on the timeline and gradually seeking to get those islands to meet, lol! ;)

28. Do you take liberties with canon or are you very strict about your vids being canon compliant?

I don't think I've ever done a completely canon vid, to tell the truth, lol! ;) I think even when I've attempted it, there's still an element of me adding my own interpretation of the character or ship.

I haven't attempted a full-on AU in quite a while but I've done more than my fair-share of "And this is how I see this couple" vids that aren't hardcore AU but are more than what they've given us in canon so far. ;) My Ten/Donna vids probably all fall technically under AU, I suppose, because they've got my unabashedly romanticized spin on their relationship and a lot of people would say that's not canon. :| *giggles* ;)

I think the most straight up canon vid I've probably ever done, that has very little "spin" done to it on my part, is "Red Right Hand" ( The canon-ness of it has more to do with the song really fitting Peter (IMO ;) ), though, than me trying to keep my own interpretations to a minimum, lol! ;)

Thanks so much for playing along! :D *hugs* ♥♥♥

PS - Annnnnnd now I'm really wanting to vid Ten/Donna again, lol! Hm, I may have to do a s4 rewatch and see if something pops. While I was looking through my masterlist, I see I haven't vidded them for 4 YEARS, YIKES! o_O I really need to fix that if I possibly can. *nodnods very seriously* ;)

Date: 2014-09-04 12:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hee, I love that you "hacked" WMM to let you vid your way! I'm glad Vegas is much easier to use.
And yes for a new Ten/Donna vid from you! :D
*squishes you*

Date: 2014-09-04 08:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hee, I never thought of it that way, but that was kinda hacking WMM to get it to let me vid the way I needed to, wasn't it? I feel, like, 101% cooler all of the sudden, lol! ;) Oh, Vegas is a dream in comparison, that's for sure! :D

I ended up starting a completely out of the blue vid that had nothing to do with anything I was talking about BUT I still am actively searching through my music to see if something Ten/Donna-ish jumps out at me. *fingers crossed* Thanks, hon! :D

*squishes you back* :D ♥♥♥

Date: 2014-09-05 01:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
yay for a new vid from you! I always love your vids, no matter the fandom. :D

Date: 2014-09-06 08:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Awwww, that really means a lot to me for you to say that, hon! :D *smishes you* I don't know where all of the vidding mojo is coming from but I posted my new vid today, just a little more than 2 weeks from the last one! O_O Oh well, guess you can't ever really figure out the mysterious ways of the muses, huh? Lol! ;)

*one more smish for the road* ♥♥♥

Date: 2014-12-05 09:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
These questions are from the lovely Im1oftheOceanic6 (, who doesn't have an LJ so asked me these questions via email! :D

14. If you only could vid one show/movie for the rest of your life, which show/movie would it be?

Oh wow, I don't actually know that I could restrain myself to just one, lol! ;) Inspiration strikes from multiple sources at any given moment and then sometimes just as quickly fades, so I might intend to vid a show or movie multiple times but end up only with that one vid. So if something happened that made me unable to vid but just one show/movie, then it would probably just be whichever show/movie I'd last done and even then it would only be for as long as my (often fickle) inspiration held out.

I used to be much better about "sticking" with a show, I did nearly 30 Lost vids and have 15 vids for Doctor Who but they've become the exceptions rather than the rules for some reason! I guess I just like jumping around from one source to another to much to stay with any one of them for very long, lol! ;)

17. Stephen King once said that his muse is a man who lives in the basement. Do you have a muse?

I do, indeed! I actually have 2 of them, lol! ;) There's Veronica, my vidding muse, who strikes in fits and bursts...

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And Rusty, my faithful Plot Bunny Field Commander, who handles the fic writing, lol! ;)

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21. If you were to revise one of your older vids from start to finish, which would it be and why?

I've actually been known to go back and "George Lucas" a few of my older vids to correct things that I either missed or didn't know how to fix at the time, lol! ;) But if I was going to do a complete redo of a vid, it would probably be "Short Skirt, Long Jacket (" (Ten/Donna, Doctor Who).

It was very well received and is in my top 10 most watched vids at Youtube, two reasons why I doubt I'd ever actually remake and replace it ;) but I do wish I would've had more control over my editing and the source material. I'm certain I could do a better job minimizing the talky face without losing the same fun and intent in the original version. Though, I guess, you never know... Maybe people liked all the talky face? Lol! ;)

It's representative, though, of where I was at, vidding-wise in 2008 (the LJ entry says 2010 but that was when I opened my creative community and transferred the post over from the original post ( ;) ) and, like I said, people responded really well to it, so I doubt I ever really would tear into it and redo it. But I DO think about it every so often! ;)

Thanks so much for your questions, hon! :D ♥♥♥


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