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I should be fleshing out my Equinox Exchange letter, but I'll post my VVC premieres vid instead.  I've been mulling over vidding to this song by Professor Elemental for years, noting potential sources, and planning what I'd like to do with it. The hardest part, for me, was the passage about Alfred in the Bat Cave.  Stumbling across Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants solved that problem. Many, many cups of tea were drunk in planning and executing this vid.

In case anyone is interested, here are the sources used in order of their first appearance.  There are probably thousands of other shows and movies that could have appeared in the vid, but I needed to make room for Doctor Who.  In fact, I probably could have just used the Doctors and their companions, but I knew I wanted to squeeze in Shaun of the Dead, the ST:TNG, and Highlander, etc. 

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
My Little Pony
Downton Abbey
Star Trek: The Next Generation
A Hard Day’s Night
Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
The IT Crowd
Batman Unlimited: Mechs vs. Mutants
Withal and I
Black Books
Doctor Who (2nd Doctor)
Doctor Who (10th Doctor)
Shaun of the Dead
Highlander (TV series)
Doctor Who (3rd Doctor)
Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Doctor Who: A Tardis Tea Party
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
The Farmer’s Wife
The Sword in the Stone
Fawlty Towers
Father Ted
The Five(ish) Doctor Reboot
Professor Elemental (web page)

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I loved my assignment, which was to make a  vid for jetpack_monkey for the classic movie, The Third Man.  The director, Carol Reed, uses great lighting and off-kilter camera angles to great effect in this noir nod to post-war Vienna, a city suffering from the aftermath of WWII. I first saw this in Vienna in the summer of 1993 a movie theater that continues to show the film regularly. The hardest part for me was finding the right music. I knew I wanted an instrumental piece that built the tension in just the right way and had some way to highlight the big reveal of Orson Welles' character about half-way through. Faceoff by Kevin MacLeod was great, although I wish it have been a bit longer.

I decided to make a treat for odessie, a vid for The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot. I got the chance to ask Peter Davison about how it was made at a little DW con in Wichita last fall and spurred me on to the search for just the right song.  Frank Sinatra to the rescue with Pick Yourself Up.

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Festivids go live is today and, of course, the first thing I did was watch this lovely vid made just for me. Chopped is one of my favorite shows but I had no hopes I would actually get a vid for it. This wonderful vid captures the tension, the struggle to get it right, the weird ingredients that are thrown at the contestants and the wonderful judges. It's everything I hoped for and more.

Here It Goes Again

I'll try to watch most all the vids during the week and will post a list of those I loved best soon. I've got to get back to my major Doctor Who marathon. I want to get through the rest of Classic Who before I leave for Gallifrey One on Feb. 11 and I just found out that both Hulu and Netflix are pulling the show from their line up. I'm not sure if that means both the classic and modern shows, but I've just started season 26 so I think I can finish it off this weekend.
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I've got a complete rough draft of my Premieres vid for VVC and I'm not sure if I want to let it sit for awhile and then look at it with fresh eyes for final editing or get a beta to give a quick look and some suggestions.

In the meantime, while driving around last weekend I heard a piece of music and, BAM, it hits me that I need to vid DW. Just one episode, Deep Breath, so it shouldn't take too long, but I've never vidded the Doctor. I have, however, been watching lots and lots and lots of DW vids to put together a vid show for a con next October, so I guess I've got Who-brain right now.

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