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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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HLWW is the reason I started going to cons, I made lifelong friends at these conventions. I was driven to learn to vid because of these conventions. I toured Highlander filming locations in Vancouver with HLWW. And the last con (back in 2009) I did a panel on the history of Highlander vids, I got to interview producer Ken Gord for a HL fanzine, made or selected vids to open each of the actor panels, and basically had the time of my life.

Am I excited? Hell, yeah!

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I've been going through my all my imported entries making sure vids and convention reports are tagged for easy retrieval and found that two of my favorite earlier Highlander vids never got posted to LJ. These are both fairly simple, but I've always been fond of them.

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John Mosby, a friend of mine and good friend of Highlander, has written a fantastic book about Highlander: Fearful Symmetry: The Essential Guide to all things 'Highlander'. Movies and television, good things and bad, it's all here.

John is a journalist who has since the 1990s interviewed so many members of the cast and crew: writers, directors, actors, etc. He also worked closely with the Highlander Worldwide, emceeing some of their conventions,so he combines the heart of a longtime fan with the skills of a journalist and writer.

I know my teeny, tiny list of friends on LJ and DW is pretty heavily weighted towards Highlander fans so most you probably already know about the book. But for those few who don't: Please buy my friend's book!
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Here's the trailer for the second Highlander fan film. This was is more diverse in casting. Full disclosure: I'm listed on imdb as a producer on this one since I sent Andrew a little money to help him get this one done.

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There are two Highlander fanfilms coming soon, either streaming or digital downloads. I guess if Davis-Panzer are going to drag their feet on moving forward with the franchise, fans will step up and make their own.

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I had planned on submitting this as a nonattending premiere vid at Vividcon, but I'll just go ahead and post it now, instead.

Title: Fear and Delight
Music: The Correspondents
Lyrics after the vid.

Summary: Love and swords, always a dangerous combination.

Oh but I know you'll cause me grief
Close friends of mine are in disbelief
As they can see what's underneath
Fluttering lashes red lips and pearly white teeth...
I don't show it but I quiver whenever you come near
and I cannot decipher between the thrill and the fear,
I want to stop but I like it too much to let it stop here,
It's wrong but I want you tonight

It was of my own volition but I fell in deep
by running the distance I'd been advised to keep
I trot to the wolf as a doting sheep
it's wrong but I want you tonight

Fear and Delight,
all the way through the night
with a little derring-do I'll fall in love with you

Fear and Delight,
all the way through the night
with a little derring-do I'll fall in love with you

I'm a little boy who's going to be getting his fingers burnt
but I can see the lesson's got to got to got to be learnt
they say that boys have been destroyed but they weren't
It's wrong but I want you tonight

In any case my friends it's too late
like a moth to light like a beast to bate
and I know the black widow eat it's mate
It's wrong but I want you tonight

Fear and Delight,
all the way through the night
with a little derring-do I'll fall in love with you

Fear and Delight,
all the way through the night
with a little derring-do I'll fall in love with you
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Just when I think I've made my last Highlander vid, new ideas pop into my head. Last spring I was listening to the new album by Professor Elemental and this song jumped out at me as perfect for an Amanda-chasing-Duncan vid. I know, the singer is a man and the POV is for a woman, but it works for me. Hope it works for you, too.

I'd originally thought I might get this done for Vividcon, but that didn't work. Then I wanted to squeeze this in before Festivids kicked off, but it didn't look like that was going to happen, either. Congress intervened by closing down the government fr 16 days. Since I was one of those furloughed Federal workers, I used some of that time to make this vid. [personal profile] killabeez stepped in with a quick beta and some good HL insights. So, I present to you:

You Remind Me of a Car

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Since I seem to have some time on my hands, thanks to the US government shutdown, I think I'll finally do the Highlander vid I've been thinking about for awhile. I've been cruising through music sources for the fandoms I think I'll offer for Festivids, but I'd like to get Amanda and Duncan out of the way before sign ups start.
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I hadn't planned on doing another Highlander vid, but I was rewatching HL: The Raven at the same time I had also acquired a 10-disk collection of Benny Goodman and this song just cried out to me. Lucy and Amanda!

download (51 mb)

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One of my Highlander vids just past the 10k mark on YouTube. Reposting here out of excitement.

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I've been planning this vid for over a year and was a little dismayed when I found out that two festivids vids used the same song. From the first time I heard this song, I knew it fit Duncan MacLeod, a man who surrounds himself with friends. Just the tiniest bit slashy, here it is: Friends.


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I'm most comfortable making vids that are light-hearted or funny, so making this was way outside my comfort zone. But this Nina Simone song really spoke to me, it seemed like the perfect background to tell the tragic love story of Duncan and Tessa. The goal was to try and tell the complete story in such a way that even someone who wasn't familiar with Highlander would get it. Hope I've succeeded.


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The role of evil in Duncan MacLeod's life was explored in Something Wicked/Deliverance and Archangel/Avatar/Archangel and I've been wanted to make a vid for that for quite a while. Generally I like to keep my videos somewhat lighthearted, hard to do with this subject matter. A couple of years ago I hatched the idea to use this song by Mulehead for the project and finally finished it last night.

Download it here if you prefer:

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Duncan MacLeod, the man all the ladies want and all the men want to be. I've been working on this one for some time, the concept was fairly clear but I'd originally planned on using a different Flight of the Conchords song (Boom King). Once I settled on this one it came together pretty quickly.

Download link.

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Secondary characters don't often get their own vids, but Hugh Fitzcairn certainly deserves one. Roger Daltrey brought such fun to Fitz that the writers kept bringing him back in flashbacks years after Kalas beheaded him. So, here's a little celebration of Hugh Fitzcairn.

New vid

Nov. 28th, 2009 08:05 pm
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What could be more essential to Highlander than swordfights and quickenings.


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Just got back from Vividcon and was really, really impressed by some of the vidding being done in fandoms other than Highlander. My vids Threesome and Dedicated Follower of Fashion were in Nearly New and well received. Got an okay reception for my Premieres vid, but I'll be the first to admit that it could definitely have been better. It didn't quite come out as I had envisioned it and I got some great feedback from a couple of people on it. Almost thought about working on it some to improve it, but decided to go ahead and just post it.

I was storyboarding the next project while on the plane coming home. It's going to be my first FCE project and some of the panels I attended have given me some good inspiration for where I want to go with it. But since I'll be learning new software and techniques as I go along, it may be a while before I finish it.

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A few people might have seen this at HLWW9, a few on Facebook, but now I've got it uploaded to YouTube. Just a bit of fun.

Download (better quality)

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Most the vids that I had in Vegas need a lot of editing - very much beginner stuff and I was a little embarrased to watch them on a big screen in front of everyone - but this one is okay so I thought I'd go ahead and share it.  I was watching the Methos episode and making some video clips for another project when some of the scenes reminded me of this song so I thought I'd have a bit of fun with it.  There's a link to download if you'd like.

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