charmax: (made of awesome)
This is feedback/recs for the wonderful DVD that [ profile] millylicious sent as a wedding gift. Everyone check out the vids and leave feedback for the vidders because they're all amazing!

The one that I want- [ profile] countessmary.

This was such a fabulous surprise, all these wonderful people and their congratulations. Thanks to Morgan Dawn, Mary Crawford, Brad, Kiki, M Phoenix, Trisha and Stefan, stabbim, Steffi, Zohar, giandjua kiss, killa, Andrea, afterthought, buffyann, legoline, balistik. I hope that's everyone. It was so cute and sweet and such a lovely thing to put together. Also all those 80s memories flying back at me was kinda scary.

Field Below - [ profile] thedothatgirl

I love the tone of this. The introduction of the town and then we see Alma and her first view of it through her window is one of violence. Alma is first seen outside when she is collecting her husband’s body. Deadwood is a dangerous place and Alma doesn’t belong. Although she forms connections with Trixie and Bullock she is still seen looking out trapped inside a respectable, dignified façade. There is a real sense of restrained longing and a woman constrained by the times she lives in.

It’s a really beautiful, haunting vid with poor Alma perpetually looking out at the world, the quiet dignity of the final shot of her turning her back was just perfect.

Goodbye Mr A - [ profile] mranderson71.
The Matrix

OMG so much fun. I love Neo’s reaction to Bill and Ted and the lip sync and the literal head fuck gag. All done with characteristic perfect timing and great editing. Love the tongue in cheek approach to the source.

Just Abuse Me - [ profile] xandra_ptv
Dr Who

Companions getting fucked up by the Doctor, must be a Xandra vid. I love the bit with Harriet Jones and her id badges she really should feature in vids more often, and she fits in perfectly here because she did get royally screwed. I love that shot of Jack looking all heroic as he beams out. Sarah Jane grows up but she still comes running when he needs her. The Doctor really was an utter dick around Martha at least she followed Sarah Jane’s lead and got a life and a role of her own. River Song sacrificing all for someone who doesn’t know her, yet and him being pretty obtuse as ever. Poor Donna! Now even the Tardis comes when he clicks his fingers. He’s just so oblivious to other people’s emotions sometimes it makes you want to slap him and he always turns his back in the end.

Cuckoo - [ profile] obsessive24
Angel The Series

Such a neat spin on Lindsey and Angel. What Lindsey pursues so desperately just seems to land in Angel’s lap ( Darla, Wolfram and Hart, even the city itself.) No wonder he sees Angel as the cuckoo in the nest. I love the distort warp on the faces reflecting how they are warped versions of those family relationships. Also I love the sense here of Angel having become Wolfram And Hart’s man without really realising it and there he is a lonely man in a big office.

Overflowing - [ profile] astartexx

A surprisingly strong view of Joanie. Everyone underestimates her and writes her off. Hers is a quiet sort of resistance. Her role as perpetual care giver is continued with Jane but at least it’s not all one way traffic this time. Hand hold on “tell them who I am” is just so perfect and Jane’s arm flail on the drum roll is just awesome.

Soap in a Bathtub - [ profile] kiki_miserychic
L Word

I would never have figured this for a Shane vid but it works so well. The same pattern repeating again and again always felt pretty lazy on the part of the show. I really struggle with the L Word’s ropey character development where some characters change overnight for no reason (Helena) while others (Shane) never seem to learn or progress at all. You really made that work for you in this vid and it really made sense of Shane’s constant self sabotage. The nightclub on the “murky waters” line was great. As for the having found what others are looking for that’s so sweet. As me old Gran used to say “there’s a lid for every pot” which was pretty annoying old lady gibberish at the time but kind of makes sense now.

Fool’s Gold - [ profile] millylicious
BSG Razor

It is awesome to have someone make you a vid so you don’t have to do it yourself. This is very much the sort of images that were in my head when I picked the song for the fan mix. Kendra lost, alienated and haunted. Love the black and white and the spaced out feel of the beginning.

The Reckoning - [ profile] astandra_lay

Femslash galore from the two vidders that know me best, how could it not be perfect. Love the transitioning of the same actresses in different roles. I love that its not remotely sweet but has the same competitiveness and edge that you normally get with the boys. I think it reflects it’s authors perfectly.


I shall update the links as they go up.
charmax: (we wed)
Weeee I just got back from honeymoon today, physically, not yet mentally. ;) I probably won't until after the weekend. I just wanted to quickly say a huge, huge thank you to Milly, Astarte, Xandra, Mister A, Dualbunny, Andrea, Nicky, Kiki, deathisyourart, jarrow, laura shapiro, anoel, zohar, crazywritinfool, nicole anell and gianduja kiss (hope I haven't forgotten anyone!) for the beautiful hand made card with all the sweetest wishes that were waiting for us when we got back. I haven't had chance to look at the DVD yet but I already know it's going to be amazing! I am seriously, seriously overwhelmed I can't believe all you guys did something so awesome for me I heart you all. Once everything has settled down here at home I shall catch up with you all.

The honeymoon was great itself. We both had a horrible cold the whole week but we just got on with it and didn't let it ruin it for us. My feet are killing cus it feels like I've walked miles and miles doing all the touristy things. I took quite a few pics so once I've sorted them all out I'll post them as well as some of the actual wedding. My brother is a semi-pro photographer and he did all the wedding shots, I haven't seen them myself yet.

*sighs happily*
charmax: (we wed)
...and look what my Max made!! She raided my stock pile and learnt After Effects just for me!

Love 20.11.08 from Charmax on Vimeo.

I'll be off on honeymoon on Friday so everyone have a good week.
charmax: (we wed)
I get wed exactly 2 months today and I have my best man sorted! My cat Bailey having his dress fitting and looking very dapper too. :D

charmax: (Sound of music)
Looking for input:

What are your favourite, gender-neutral, non-angsty, just joyful or celebratory love/relationship songs?
charmax: (coffee please)
by [ profile] bunnythenavia because I've slacked off the past couple of weeks, from lj. I haven't really been slacking off though I've just not been around as much as I'd like because the [ profile] vividcon Club Vivid vid making rush has begun. I've signed up for 2 vids again this year and like last year, I didn't get my ideas completely formed until about 3 weeks ago which gives me around 3 1/2 weeks per vid to edit. And although I'm generally a quick vidder, relatively, I am still feeling the pressure. It's my own fault and I usually do work better whilst facing a deadline but anyway, yeah, *bites nails*. So, what am I doing vid wise? Firstly I've got a Torchwood gen one and then there's a Life On Mars/Ashes to Ashes crossover. Both vids make me go yay! but the one song is so fast it's like I need to take speed or something to keep up. The deadline is May but of course they won't be published online until August.

Sweet Charity is starting up again very soon. I don't know if I'll have time to get involved this round but I'm pimping it anyway because it's a good thing and I think everyone of you should consider offering your services. Or at least make a bid.

What else am I doing? We booked a venue last week for our wedding reception and ordered the cake. (Flipping heck, wedding cakes are expensive!) We decided on a large round single tier, ivory ornate icing and ivory flowers on top with green foliage. All quite traditional. Really 8 months isn't so long away. You think "pfft it's so long I'll have plenty of time to arrange everything" but it's really flying by and for most things you have to book up well in advance. It's fun really looking at all the bridal magazines etc. The only thing that's holding me back is the finances. Heh Maxine really dislikes all that kind of preparation and I think she's just about ready to throttle me. :D

So when I'm not vidding or wedding arranging I'm walking around 4 miles a day to get in shape for the big day. Fun ay?
charmax: (CP)
Only it won't be that big and I'm taking measures to not be fat.

I don't usually talk much about my real world life but this is just too good not to.
Me and Max are finally getting hitched! The date for our Civil Partnership Ceremony will be November 20th 2008. It's a doubly special date because it will be our 15th anniversary. YAY. :D

I will be posting pics after the day if anyone wants to see them.

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