Sep. 7th, 2014 02:54 am
aislynn: (Almost Human - coffee addict)
I've actually managed to do something that I've struggled with for a long while: still love one of my own vids when it kinda goes over like a lead balloon. ;) Now, granted, I went into this one ("Moondust" Ben/Maggie, Falling Skies, if you're curious but no worries if you're not, this really isn't a plea for views/comments, I promise! ;) ) knowing it had a potential audience of, like, 2 people. ;) I don't know a ton of people who watch Falling Skies and most of them haaaaaate Ben/Maggie. So, this vid has a lot of fail built right into it if what I'm hoping to get from it are dozens of heartfelt declarations of love, lol! ;)

But then I had an epiphany! )
aislynn: (AoS - since last helicarrier crash)
This looked like fun so I snagged it from the very awesometastic [livejournal.com 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?
aislynn: (Doctor Who - Ten fingers crossed)
The loverly [livejournal.com profile] gorengal posted here with a solution that restored my moodtheme so I wanted to signal-boost in case anybody else has had their animated, Photobucket-hosted moodtheme suddenly turn into text instead of the usual images. :S Which is what happened to me but editing the links in my moodtheme as described in the fix restored them, yay!

In short, if this has happened to you, here's what to do:

Go to the edit moodtheme screen under customize journal appearance.

If the URL starts with "http://smg" then you'll need to change that to "http://img".

Edit: If it starts with "http://s" and some numbers after that, then you'll need to change to "http://i" and leave the numbers as they are. (Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] gorengal yet again and to [livejournal.com profile] betgirl for that info and better explanation than I originally had. ;) )

You can either manually replace each "s" with an "i" or if you have Firefox, you can get the Find and Replace add-on and it will do it for you. ;)

I did mine manually because I apparently have nothing better to do, lol! ;) But it did bring all of my images back, so at least it's something that seems to be working now. Until somebody else decides to "upgrade" and breaks it all over again, ugh! *eyeroll*

Anyway, just wanted to pass that along in case anybody else was trying to figure out what happened to their moodtheme! ;) There's a link to more info about this at [livejournal.com profile] gorengal's entry if you want to read more. ;)

In other news, I'm vidding like a house afire (though why a house that was on fire would stop and take time to vid, I dunno... ;) ). Yet Another New Fandom (it's a movie and not really a "new" fandom because I've loved previous movies in the series but "new" in that I haven't vidded it before or talked about it much ;) ) and I'm having a blast with it! :D

Which is my only comfort when I want to slap myself with a rubber chicken for vidding waaaaay too much right now! o_@ But for some reason, I'm just really, really, REALLY inspired to vid so... Here comes another one. *blush* ;)

This is my first time using Vegas Movie Studio 12 and so far I'm not having too much trouble with it, other than a brief freak-out when I opened the cookie cutter AND IT LOOKS NOTHING LIKE MY OLD COOKIE CUTTER ZOMG WHERE IS THE TIMELINE AND HOW DO YOU KEYFRAME MOTION HALP. (I did finally figure it out. ;) )

*hugs and cookies for everybody* ♥♥♥!!!
aislynn: (Doctor Who - Donna rock on)
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The new Special Theme is up at Driver Picks The Music!

Chosen Theme: Apocalypse

Description: Any TV or movie vid that's based on an "apocalypse". This can include disaster movies, the zombie apocalypse, a supernatural end of the world or any other similar apocalyptic scenario.

Closes: February 9, 2013

Now, I know I've got some The Walking Dead vidders out there, at the very least, so I hope to see you enter! :D

DPTM is a really lovely, well-run awards site and they accept a wide variety of fandoms (see here for the full rules ;) ). The current Round still has plenty of room left for entries so be sure to check your vids over and I bet you'll have something eligible! :D
aislynn: (Doctor Who - Party in the TARDIS!)

If you know me, then you've probably heard me talk about LVI before. It's been my main home on the Web for more than 7 years now and it was my privilege to be admin there for 5 years until RL forced me to step down earlier this year. However, I'm still definitely a member there and I'd love for you to come check us out and see what all we have to offer! :D

If you enjoy making vids or just watching them, then be sure to hop on over to Lost Video Island. For many years, LVI has been the home to the largest collection of Lost fanvids on the web but starting this past year, now ALL fandom vids are welcome! So if you like vids or you’re just looking for a fun, friendly multi-fandom community to hang out at, be sure to stop by and check us out! Thanks and hope to see you there soon! :D ♥♥♥!!!

Need more convincing? Check out these awesome LVI commercials embedded under this cut! )
aislynn: (DW - Ten don't blow up Ais' vids)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] ciaimpala at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] zelda_zee at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] mickeym at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] nrrrdy_grrrl at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] mangacat201

All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox News confirms this:

Youtube video explaining this:

ETA: Petition for RIAA and the Obama Administration: Stop ISPs from launching a massive copyright spying scheme this July 12th
aislynn: (POI - Carter/Reese smile)
...because nothing makes me a happier fangirl than to find a ship to jump aboard!

Cut in case GIFs popping up on your flist messes with your Interwebz )
aislynn: (Tron Legacy - Quorra & Kevin distance)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] write_light at BAD Internet Laws Heading Your Way

From the flist: 

Spread the word, even you're not a US citizen, it is important for everyone!! It easy to do and it can change everything. More info by clicking on the banner.

Website Blocking

The government can order service providers to block websites for infringing links posted by any users.

Risk of Jail for Ordinary Users

It becomes a felony with a potential 5 year sentence to stream a copyrighted work that would cost more than $2,500 to license, even if you are a totally noncommercial user, e.g. singing a pop song on Facebook.

Chaos for the Internet

Thousands of sites that are legal under the DMCA would face new legal threats. People trying to keep the internet more secure wouldn't be able to rely on the integrity of the DNS system.

Read this analysis from boing-boing.net

Get on the phone and call your representative. Express your disapproval. Tell him or her exactly how you feel, and that you don't support this. Tell your friends to call their representatives, their Congressperson, and complain. Mention that you are a registered voter that takes your civic responsibility seriously and that you will use that vote to express your feelings about this.


“We support the bill’s stated goals — providing additional enforcement tools to combat foreign ‘rogue’ websites that are dedicated to copyright infringement or counterfeiting,” the Internet companies wrote in Tuesday’s letter. “Unfortunately, the bills as drafted would expose law-abiding U.S. Internet and technology companies to new uncertain liabilities, private rights of action and technology mandates that would require monitoring of websites.”  The chamber-led coalition in support of the bill includes Walmart, Eli Lilly & Co. and Netflix.

Google and other opponents of the legislation argue that restricting the Internet in the U.S. sets a bad international precedent and that the language defines infringing too broadly.

This is scary. I'm not talking about what some people have dismissed this as: "Oh, you're just mad because it'll stop you from downloading movies and music for free!" A vaguely written law that gives government the ability to decide what websites you can go to? That's a huge blow to free speech in America, how could that not be?

And I suppose this part depends on your opinion on vidding but I personally believe it's a valid art form. It's a means of remixing video and music in a way that is uniquely your own vision. I've never seen a vidder try to claim that they personally filmed the movie/show or created the music. Vidders don't make money off their vids (at least, none that I've ever met; being the Internet, you learn never to assume that somebody hasn't tried something crazy by now ;) ). Vids are for entertainment and for your own expression. But under these bills, not only would it become impossible to share your own vids with anybody if you're in the US, it would be illegal to watch vids as well.

Any site that allows user-generated content would have to be monitored heavily to make sure that somebody doesn't upload something "infringing," whether it's a song playing in the background while you're filming your dog doing something cute or whatever. User-generated content would basically have to STOP for most websites because the penalty would be too high if something got through.

This is really ridiculous, in my opinion. I'm not saying that the movie/TV show/music copyright holders don't have a right to not want their material pirated. Of course they do. But this net they're trying to cast is so very broad that it's not going to just catch people pirating movies and music and all of that. It's going to target everybody who has ever used copyrighted material, no matter in how much of a NOT "Here, I'm helping you to illegally obtain this content!" way.

I didn't get interested in Doctor Who until I started seeing vids for it. I didn't watch it because the commercials made me want to see it, I got interested from what vidders had to say about it. I'd hate to even tell you how much I've spent now on DVD sets and merchandise that the copyright holders never would've seen from me if not for those vids. There have been songs that I disliked on the radio and would never have bought for its own sake. Then I saw a great vid using that song and suddenly... I really like it. My opinion flipped completely and solely because of a vid. Vids are great promotional tools provided for free and out of sheer love from fans of a show or band. They don't take the place of legally buying the products they promote.

But regardless of how you feel about the legalities of vidding, the bottom line is that whenever you're ready to implement censorship in such a broad way, it's a very bad, scary and troubling step to take. You think this doesn't affect you if you're not a vidder or if you're not in America? If this passes, then just you wait and see. You'll be next.
aislynn: (Despicable Me - Minion is excite)
I've got three fantastic vids to rec for y'all!

Vid title: "We want the same thing. Please, just regenerate."
Vidder: [livejournal.com profile] copycatgirl
Fandom: Doctor Who and X-Men: First Class
Description: A Doctor Who/X-Men: First Class scene comparison/mashup.
Why I'm recommending it: Geez Louise, I never thought about how similar the beach scene with Erik and Charles is to the scene with Ten and the Master from "Last of the Time Lords" but, wow, this sort of blew me away! If you're a fan of either of these, definitely check it out and if you're a fan of both, you've GOTTA see this! :D

Embedded under the cut )

Vid title: "Loki / Sif - el tango de Roxanne"
Vidder: MsQu7
Fandom: Thor
Description: Jealousy will drive you MAD!
Why I'm recommending it: Eee, an incredibly awesome Sif/Loki vid that also manages to follow the story in the song AND used dialogue from the film to such amazing use? Yes, please! \o/ This was one of those AMAZING finds that I stumbled across at YT last night and I was thrilled to discover it! The timing of Loki's "Tell me!" as the music surges up at 1:38 literally gave me chills (of the awesome viddly kind ;) ) as does the way we blast forcibly back to color at 2:09. SO GOOD! I utterly adore this vid! ♥!

Embedded under the cut )

Vid title: "CLU\Quorra: What if... NC-17"
Vidder: MsQu7
Fandom: TRON: Legacy
Description: What if CLU isn't so bad? What if he and Quorra liked each other?
Why I'm recommending it: Holy mackerel, Batman! O_O If you would've told me that you could make a legitimately naughty vid for Clu/Quorra out of only TRON: Legacy footage, I don't know that I would've believe it. Then, here came this vid! @_@ I saw it a while back at [livejournal.com profile] tron_legacy and then realized while I was fangirling over "Loki / Sif - el tango de Roxanne" that this is the same vidder for both of them! Warning: though there's no outside footage at all used, you still might blush if you're the sensitive type, lol! ;) *blushes* ;) But to see such awesome AU created simply out of creative editing, it's worth a little blushing, IMO. ;) I also loved seeing Kevin Flynn looking so happy to be having dinner with Clu and Quorra, awww... That was a bit of sweetness in an otherwise short and gritty vid! ;) ♥!

Embedded under the cut )

These made me all happy!flaily so I hope they bring some enjoyment to you if you give them a try! :D

aislynn: (Doctor Who - Bling Daleks)
Okay, so I don't do anything that's completely different, I know. I'm actually pretty boring consistent. ;) But I decided I needed to do this Doctor Who vid, NEEDED TO, I tell you. Even though it's not like anything I've done before, music-wise. And it's gonna make people go O_O and o_O and possibly even *twitch* a little. But I must do it. I'm having an End of the Flu Madness Moment and this vid must be done!

And unfortunately it's not nearly as interesting as this hype makes it sound. :S But I'm a-doin' it anyway! Stay tuned and hopefully in a few days the End of the Flu Madness Moment will have passed and I'll have a brand new, shiny crack!vid! :D

And now a quick, random picspam )
aislynn: (Sammy - srsly)
The Great Vidding Meme Of Truth

Teh Instructions ;) as according to [livejournal.com profile] sdwolfpup

- Comment with your user name, and those willing shall reply with thoughts on any vids that you have made. That means it does not make a difference what subject(s) your pieces reflect. This is entirely multi-fandom.
- You should also include a link to your vid page, if you have one, or your LJ memories if you save vids there.
- When replying to an individual, please remember to comment ANONYMOUSLY, no matter your response. You may include time markers from the person's vids if need be.

Note that anonymous is active. IP logging is off.

And please don't be rude when commenting, there is a difference between constructive and destructive criticism. Don't be afraid to put yourself on the spot. Constructive criticism is good for the soul. Also, even if you feel like you're not the best vidder, please comment anyway, or comment to other people. This is supposed to help people grow, and see their strengths and weaknesses.


So here's your chance to anonymously let me have it. ;) My thread is here (or you can find me on the second page). I'll be behind the couch. ;)


Seriously, though? I have soooooo many faults and flaws when it comes to my vids (as opposed to all of the many MORE faults and flaws I have just when I'm trying to do the vid in the first place, lol! ;) ) that it's about time I had to own up to 'em. Maybe if I'm forced to take a cold, hard look at all of the crappy, stupid and ugly mistakes I keep making over and over in my vids, then maybe I'll finally get past them. So go ahead and take a good whack while you have the chance. ;) *looks up at icon* Yep, Sammy, I'm serious. ;)
aislynn: (Doctor Who - Jack is not convinced)
...against a wall. ;) No, I must complain about vidding! It is written! Somewhere. I'm sure... ;) )

Nighty-night for now, flist! Apologies for double posting today, I just felt like separating the men from the boys memes from the vidding rants... ;) *hugs you all!* ♥♥♥!!!
aislynn: (Doctor Who - Nine/Rose hearts)
Aw, aren't Nine and Rose completely adorable in that icon? ♥♥♥!!! Now, now, [livejournal.com profile] chicafrom3, I can already tell that Ten and Martha are both made of awesome; I just haven't gotten there yet! So I'm still in total Season 1-infatuation, what can I say? ;)

Updatey stuff ahoy! ;) )

And on THAT note! This viddergirl is now out (of her mind, true, but I'm also out of here for the night ;) ). Apologies for not taking the time to reupload those pics and straighten out the thumbnail thing but it really is way past my bedtime and I'm getting cross-eyed here, so have got to skeedaddle. ;) Thanks for listening to me ramble! Nighty-night! *huge hugs* ♥♥♥!!!
aislynn: (Sylar - I can hear you)
In the past few weeks, I've heard about half a dozen vidders who are seriously considering giving up vidding. What's really strange about it, they're all pretty much giving the same reason: Contemplation continues here... )

I just needed to write all of that down, for my own benefit if nothing else. Thanks for reading it, if you did. ;) And if you didn't, no worries, you still get a cookie. ;) *hugs* ♥♥♥!!!
aislynn: (Supernatural John hurt)
Yes it's another vidding rant so feel free to skip )

Sorry to have written so many entries before I've even had a chance to answer the comments on the earlier ones. Looks like I'll have plenty of time to answer them now. Sorry also that this was such a bummer entry. Like I said, it just...hurts right now.
aislynn: (Sam - totally chill)
...since my last entry! o_O Well, time does fly, like they say! I did get the router and was able to get things hooked back together correctly! *pats self on back*

So how about some Patented Aislynn Rambling and a COMPLETELY random picspam? )

And I'm pretty sure THAT whole thing means that I need to get a bit more sleep at night! o_O LOL!!!! Sorry 'bout that one, it was even more goofy than usual! ;)

As usual, I'm hoping to get some real "flist time" tomorrow! I swear, every time I'd start to do something today, somebody would come ask me a question! Grrr, I need some quality flist time here, repair people, PLEASE! ;)

*hugs flist liek woah* ;) ♥♥♥!

PS - If the pic links go boom just let me know and I'll rehost them elsewhere. ;)


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