Aug. 20th, 2011

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I edited! Which I had not actually done for a while, but it's amazing what too much free time will allow you to do. I bounce between this and writing, because you need two hobbies that are very different. So when you get tired of one, you embrace the other until you remember why you got tired of it.
It's also the first time I've edited since Ronan got home. He was impressed by the software I use, since he's mostly only familiar with Windows Movie Maker. As for the actual content, he delivered the highly praising "I'm sure other geeks will get it." Hopefully.

Right. Vids.

I had the idea for this first. Everyone and their dog has done a mash-up to the Buffy theme, but I just wanted to have fun with it. It's fun, and there's a lot of cuts in a very short time. But the best thing about Buffy's credit sequence is there's always two loud whooshing sound effects that can be matched to almost anything and were very fun to edit around. I also learned a bit more about titles and transparencies on this one, but not as much as I wanted to. There's at least two effects that continue to elude me.

This one took longer and is in most ways the complete opposite of the Buffy one. Slow, not as many cuts, with much more sound effects that were harder to find footage to match. If I wanted to do two Lightning videos, it probably would have been easier as there's more footage of Lightning than Fang. But I got the idea when I posted this (and later this) on tumblr and wanted to back it up with video.

On a related note, I was thinking recently it was rather strange that I watched Xena when I was younger, but it took me til this year to watch Buffy. You don't often see people admit when they're wrong about things, especially in fandom. I wonder if there's a subconscious belief that even if you'd want to change your mind, it's somehow better to stick to your guns and don't compromise, because to admit you've been wrong would invite people to point and laugh and call you a hypocrite. In my experience, it's not the case. People aren't waiting for you to fuck up so they can laugh at you (That's school.) People are ordinarily quite pleased to see someone come around to their way of thinking, most of the time.


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