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Happy New Year everyone, I hope you all had a good holiday period. Life has been  pretty hectic for me this year but I'm still here, just. Hopefully next year I'll find my fannishness again.

10 edition | 09 edition | 08 edition | 07 edition | 06 edition

Truth Is In The Dirt [V 2009]
Skinny Genes [Rizzoli & Isles]
The Greatest Day [Chronicles Of Narnia]
All 3 [community profile] festivids

Diamond Mind [Anya, BTVS]

Fascination [Billy Elliot]

Space Girl [Multi Source] for [community profile] wiscon

Come On [Firefly] [community profile] vividcon Club Vivid entry

December: [community profile] festivids vid.

Onto the meme )
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sdwolfpup hosted this in previous years and now thuviaptarth has just brought it back.

My thread is here.
charmax: (Default)
09 edition | 08 edition | 07 edition | 06 edition

January: Mr. Blue Sky [Wall.E] [community profile] festivids

February: I Shall Be Free [The Shawshank Redemption]

June: Your Ghost [Supernatural] Sweet Charity auction vid

August: Tiny Dancer [The Sound Of Music] [community profile] vividcon Club Vivid entry

September: Anomie [Sherlock BBC]

December: [community profile] festivids mostly done so it totally counts.

Onto the meme )
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It's going around the flist.

Your software:
AE CS3, Photoshop CS3. For a few months I was using Premiere Pro CS3 but I just couldn't get it to behave well so I eventually conceded defeat and returned to good old reliable 1.5

Favourite video:
The answer to this question is always my next video because I'm full of excitement about its potential and haven't had the chance to fuck it up yet.

Least favourite video:
Everything truly appalling is offline now, hopefully. I think there may be some stragglers on Youtube.

A video that got surprisingly good feedback, but you are not completely satisfied with it:
I wasn't sure anyone would be interested in a Merlin vid that wasn't Merlin/Arthur so in that sense "It's Not Over Yet" went over better than I thought and there are definitely a couple of sections in that I wish I'd fine tuned. Also I was amazed to find someone wanted to use "Weak" as the subject of a vid commentary because I'd forgotten all about it.

A video you like a lot that didn't get the good reaction you were expecting:
Generally I'm happy with the level of response my vids get. I am much more often pleasantly surprised than I am disappointed. "Mainstream" was very close to my heart so I suppose it would've been nice for it to have had more attention, then again I've had a flurry of comments for that lately so I shouldn't complain. "Boogie Wonderland" missed its audience I don't think people could get beyond the uncool disco to see what was underneath. It's still a vid I'm very proud of in terms of internal motion and it's something I specifically focussed on and tried to draw attention to.

Best song/video combo (the song you chose was just perfect for the theme):
Without being too egotistical I pride myself on making the right song choices. Not necessarily songs that I would have on my ipod but that are just right for that character or show. I can't pick out one specifically.

Video you had the most fun with:
"Smile" was remastered for More Joy Day and it was an absolute joy to do. I reconnected to source I hadn't looked at for quite a while.

Video you had trouble editing because of the song:
My two Spike Sweet Charity vids were initially problematical. I had trouble visualising them at first.

A video you'd like to remaster:
I would remaster "Tears And Rain" but James Blunt is such a cliché now I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole. Also it might be interesting to have another bash at "Weak."

Most inspired sequence you made:
I don't usually think of my vids like that so I don't think I can come up with an answer for this one.

Movie/show you have most enjoyed using for a video:
The superheroes footage for "Destiny Calling" was a delight to work with. I also look forward to using more T:SCC in the future.

Pet peeves (stuff you often see around in vids that makes you go wtf):
Just my opinion, ymmv etc.

-Jumping on an aesthetic or effects bandwagon without really thinking about whether it's appropriate or necessary for a particular vid, examples are grungy textures, acid colours, masking. To clarify it's not the individual elements, all of which I've seen employed to great effect, it's the mindless following of the trend that rankles.

- I can tolerate network logos but when they start flipping and zooming around the screen it really distracts me.

- The intros born out of the desire to avoid Youtube's copyright software that look more impressive than the actual vid.

- Generic angst. I'm not interested in pretty people suffering just because it looks pretty I want to know why they are suffering.

All my vids can be found here.
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I posted this on Facebook and I may as well post it here too.

I am tagging all of my flist.
Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a post with 25 random things, facts, habits or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you it's because I want to know more about you.

1. I am very much a country girl at heart.
2. I would love to go on a barge holiday but the lochs freak me out.
3. I want to name my next ginger cat Lester after "Red Leicester" cheese.
4. I am quite a traditionalist.
5. I have severe phobia of slugs *shudder*.
6. I have lived in the same house for 16 years. Since I was 17.
7. Prior to that I've lived in 20+ places.
8. I had my nose pierced until my mid-twenties.
9. I have a photographic memory for directions.
10. I've been known to hold a grudge.
11. I always order crispy-chilli beef from the Chinese take-away.
12. My favourite dish at the moment cooked by my lovely wife is cock-a-leekie soup and lamb & ginger.
13. My dream is to have a small holding with a pot bellied pig, donkey, goat and geese.
14. I gave up smoking (again) 3 years ago and this time I'm never going back.
15. I really want a Cadbury purple car.
16. My favourite season is spring.
17. When I am at the coast it feels like I am home which is unfortunate because I am in the Midlands.
18. I am mostly self educated whereas Max is higher educated.
19. I've never been out of Europe.
20. I am addicted to Aero Bubbles particularly the minty ones.
21. I wear make-up very occasionally.
22. I would love to do the "coast" trip and stop in every town along the way.
23. I do not have the money to do that.
24. I hate touching flour.
25. I am a fannish geek.
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THE GREAT VIDDING TRUTH MEME is on again this year if anyone wants to give concrit anonymously.

My thread.

Icon meme

Jan. 17th, 2009 01:26 pm
charmax: (memes)
As seen all over.


default oldest newest
saddest happiest angriest
cutest sexiest funniest
fave ship fandom fave animated
best quote best textless best stolen idea
use the most favorite

DO YOUR ICONS MAKE A STATEMENT: That vids are my thing?
DO YOU MAKE ICONS: Occasionally
ANIMATED ICONS ARE: A popular choice by the looks of it

Coding can be found here

I need lot's of new icons.
charmax: (memes)
On the twelfth day of Christmas, charmax sent to me...
Twelve alias drumming
Eleven animals piping
Ten heroes a-leaping
Nine wonderfalls dancing
Eight tutorials a-milking
Seven books a-swimming
Six musicals a-vidding
Five fa-a-a-andom vids
Four veronica mars
Three photoshop brushes
Two rock chicks
...and an eureka in a firefly.
Get your own Twelve Days:

In 2008, charmax resolves to...
Overcome my secret fear of fanvideos.
Stop vidding with bradcpu.
Go to playstation every Sunday.
Learn to play the eureka.
Find a new jericho.
Eat more manips.

Get your own New Year's Resolutions:

That meme

Sep. 16th, 2008 08:13 am
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This meme asks you to answer 30 questions by picking out people on your friends list that the questions describe. The catch is that you only post the answers and if someone wants to know the questions the person has to agree to do the meme in his or her own LJ. Here are my answers, but keep in mind that the questions seem to be changing as the meme makes its way around and I mean them in a positive way.

Answers )

DW Meme

Jun. 25th, 2008 07:47 am
charmax: (Donna omg)
When you see this post, quote Doctor Who in an lj entry.

Wilfred: Sweetheart, you can't fix the world by shouting at it.
Donna: I can try.

Turn Left, Season 4.
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This meme is doing the rounds and I've not much else to say, so why not!

1. Go to your desktop and press the Print Scrn key (located on the right side of the F12 key).

2. Open a graphics program (like Picture Manager, Paint, or Photoshop) and doing a Paste (CTRL + V).

3. Post the picture on your blog. You can also give a short explanation on the look of your desktop if you want. You can explain why you prefer such a look or why it is full of icons. Things like that.

4. Tag five of your friends and ask them to give you a Free View of their desktops as well.

Free Image Hosting at

As you can see my wallpaper is lesbian themed cus that is where my head is at the moment. I made it only yesterday using caps from the movie Bound. I have a lot of femslash/lesbian source on my computer at the moment because of 2 WIPS. Anyway, the wall is just a kinda inspiration. My desktop is pretty tidy right now, it's never usually so neat especially when I have vidding and art projects on the go.

Oh yes, and that is a "Learn to Drive" application icon on my desktop. I am also a Scrabble fiend on the side. Shall I hide my head in shame? The "Something Beautiful" folder is a third vid project which is on hold for now because unfortunatly someone else has recently released a vid using that song. That's all cool and totally different from my project but still, I've put it on the backburner. And it's not like I don't have anything else to be doing! *g*

I tag [ profile] bradcpu, [ profile] tallulah71, [ profile] superduperkc, [ profile] halcyon_shift, [ profile] kiki_miserychic
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Following the Fuck You, She's Awesome meme

My (non-comprehensive) list:

Alex Drake
Anna Espinosa
Gwen Cooper
Donna Noble
Veronica Mars
Laura Roslin
Louanne Katraine (Kat)
Anya Jenkins
Lisa Cuddy
Melanie Marcus
Martha Jones

So! Tell me who's awesome in your book! Post your own list if you like! FUCK YOU, SHE'S AWESOME!
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From [ profile] beerbad

Empire Magazine has revealed its list of the "50 Greatest TV Shows" ever. Below is the list and here be the rules.

1. Bold the shows you've watched every episode of
2. Italic the shows you've seen at least one episode of
3. Post your answers )

ETA: What do people actually get out of Facebook? I do not understand...

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Tagged by the awesome [ profile] halcyon_shift and I in turn tag every vidder on my flist.

15 questions )
charmax: (memes)
[ profile] countessmary made me do it.

The 5 x 5 When I was a Kid Meme. I am taking kid to be between 8 and 11 yrs.

1. Five bands/singers you loved.

2. Five songs you loved.

3. Five TV shows you watched.

4. Five movies you were obsessed with.

5. Five people you want to answer this, too.

Five bands/singers you loved.
1. Culture Club
2. Wham
3. Eurythmics
4. Madonna
5. Whitney Houston

Five songs you loved.
1. Crazy for you - Madonna
2. Borderline - Madonna
3. Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
4. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - George Michael
5. Karma Chameleon - Culture Club

Five TV shows you watched.
1. Fraggle Rock
2. The A Team
3. Knight Rider
4. N0 73 (Saturday morning)
5. Care Bears

Five movies you were obsessed with.
1. Fame
2. FlashDance
3. Grease
4. The Sound Of Music
5. Mary Poppins

Heh I wanted to be a dancer and was for a short time.

I tag: [ profile] titenani [ profile] astartexx [ profile] bananainpyjamas [ profile] legoline [ profile] bradcpu
charmax: (memes)
tagged by [ profile] super_kc

- list your top five favorite musical artists.
- list your top five favorite songs from each artist.
- tag five people to do the same.

These are my current favourites not necessarily for all-time.

1) The Feeling
- Rosé
- Helicopter
- Miss You
- Fill My Little World
- Sewn

2) The Cliks
- Cry Me A River
- Oh Yeah
- Complicated
- Start leading me on
- Misery

3) I am Kloot
- From Your Favourite Sky
- Sold As Seen
- The Same Deep Water
- Cuckoo
- A Strange Arrangment Of Colour

4) Stoney
- Soap in a bathtub
- Holds the stars
- Best laid plans
- Jailbird
- Now's a good time

5) The Hoosiers
- Worried About Ray
- Goodbye Mr A
- Cops and Robbers
- A Sadness Runs Through Him
- Money To Be Made

Tagging [ profile] astartexx, [ profile] xandra_ptv, [ profile] thedothatgirl, [ profile] tallulah71, [ profile] bunnythenavia


Congratulations to everyone that got into VVC! That's more than half my flist. It'll be a lonely weekend, you'll have to do reports when you get back and share the joy.
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Seen most recently at [ profile] przed's lj.

Who comments the most on this journal? )
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stolen from [ profile] super_kc

I'm going to take fandom to mean shows I would consider doing something fannish in rather than fandoms I'm actually active in.

01. What fandoms did you acquire in 2007?
A lot, too many for my sanity. Jericho, Pushing Daisies, Journeyman, Life, Women's Murder Club, Bionic Woman, Moonlight, Damages and Dirt and Drive.

02. What fandoms did you let go of in 2007?
Veronica Mars. Season 3 killed my love for the show and I just couldn't bring myself to care when it was axed.
4400. The wait between seasons was so huge that I couldn't follow it properly and now it's gone and I don't think i'll miss it. I'll get my crazy messiah fix from Giaus Baltar and let go of my unhealthy attachment to Jordan Collier.
I haven't actually made the decision to stop watching anything so I guess I'm too loyal or lazy to ditch failing shows.

03. What fandoms did you mean to get into but didn't in 2007?
Dexter. I know everyone loves it but I just can't get past the grossness of it. I still haven't jumped on the SGA bandwagon and I don't suppose I'm ever likely to. I've tried several times but Farscape still won't click with me and I think I concede defeat. I'm sure Friday Night lights is brilliant but American football, urgh.

04. What fandoms do you intend to check out in 2008?
Sarah Conner Chronicles is the only one that springs to mind but I'm sure there will be more. also I must get round to watching Birds of Prey which has been sitting on my hard drive for 12 months.

05. What fandoms do you think you might let go of unless things significantly improve in 2008?
Heroes for sure. I nearly dropped it weeks back but I'm hanging in there by the skin of my teeth.
Women's Murder Club, the title was oh so promising but something really needs to happen. It really is quite dull.
Supernatural, I'm definitely not loving this season. It's just gore now rather than chilling.
House. It's definitely on the wane. I still love the main character but that's about it. For God's sake give Cuddy something to do!

06. What fandoms do you think you'll never let go of no matter how crappy they get? Why?
Bionic Woman because the crappiness is the whole point.
Lost. I still want answers. It annoys the hell out of me but I still forgive its failings.

07. What show impressed you most in 2007?
BSG, Damages, Journeyman and Life and I love Pushing Daisies but the narration is beginning to grate just a little. I will miss Journeyman hugely it was that rare thing, a show where I actually liked all the main characters.

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