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Dear Festvidder

Dear Festvidder:

You are awesome. No really, you are awesome. Thank you for signing up to do this. I love my fandoms and to think that there's someone out there who enjoys one, two or all of them and is capable of vidding them fills me with so much joy. I'm very easy to please and simple things make me happy.. I don't need a lot of bells and whistles so please don't stress out on my account. Have fun. Heck, if you wanted to slap together some clips over some music and call it a day I'd be happy with that too. My suggestions are not set in stone. They are merely guidelines. Go where ever the muse takes you, even if it's the complete opposite of what I suggest. Again, I don't want you to stress out.


I love all times of music. I think music selection for a vid is one of the trickiest aspects of vidding. I've discovered a lot of new music via vids so don't be afraid to veer off the beaten path. If you want to set the vid to a show tune then have at it. :-)


The Neverending Story (movie): There are a few movies that give me the warm and fuzzies. The Neverending Story is one of those movies. Even though it's been a few years since I've watched it, the emotions it conjured up and the imagery used remain strong. This movie is beautiful and amazing and any vid that showcases it would totally rock. Really, anything goes but I I especially liked the two sphinxes Atreyu had to cross. Music perhaps could be something light and delicate, something that recallis childhood, something haunting or something loud and driving.

Forever Knight (TV): This is my number one fandom. I adore it and I love it to pieces. It makes me very, very happy. I have my shippy leanings and my character leanings but at the end of the day I classify myself as I Diehard Forever Knight fan. Anything goes! You want to vid about Nick's Caddy...go for it! How about the times food has appeared on screen? Yum, plenty of Schanke shots for that one. I know that when people think FK they think another angsty vampire show but no! Nick is happy. He smiles, he laughs, he jokes. And everyone else smiles and jokes with him. Vampires are "in" now so a recruiter vid would rock as would an ensemble vid or a vid looking at Nick's past lives. The Schanke/Nick dynamic is also great and the Schanke/Nick/Natalie dynamic is made of win. A character vid (any character, major or minor) would be neato. Season 1 is my favorite but all three seasons are special. As for music, this is very random but the idea of vidding FK to rap or hiphop intrigues me. I know it doesn't make a lot of sense so I'm just throwing it out.

Blood Ties (TV): Oh Blood Ties! This show was fun. A recruiter vid would be tops. VIckie was kick ass, Coreen amuses me and I like Mike. A vid showcasing the dynamic between Vickie, Henry and Mike would be fun. Anything goes music wise but I like the jazzy and bluesy style of music used in the opening credits. The song is "Live Forever" by Tamara Rhodes and it's slick and sexy, just like the show.

New Amsterdam (TV): Anything goes here as well although a vid exploring John's past lives and the way they interweave with his present would be good. I liked Omar a lot. I was not a fan of the one true love storyline. Rock or alternarock maybe. Just a suggestion. Not a rule. Perhaps some blues.

Quantum Leap (TV): This was my first fandom that didn't involve cartoon characters and it's precious to me. The Sam/Al dynamic was a huge draw of the series for me. Classic rock/pop or whimsical music.

Durham County (TV): This is my latest discovery TV wise. It's a show with amazing visuals. A vid that showcases it would be awesome. Music by Radiohead, Patrick Wolf or anything else that's similar strikes me as a good combination. Again, I'm not picky about what element you choose to focus on.

Millennium (TV): The mind of Frank Black or the dark corners of his world. I've always wanted to see a vid to "Satan Said Dance" by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah but it's just a suggestion.

Wolf Lake - 2001 (TV): Another show with great visuals. I watched it when it originally aired on CBS and I recently caught it during an all day marathon on Chiller and it still kept my interest. I've never seen a vid for this show so I would be pleased to see what you come up with. Take your pick of music.
Tags: challenge, festivids, vidding

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