While I purposefully not read the spoiler-brimming friends list... here's a post I wanted to do for a while. I wish I'd written it before The Hardrive Crash... my backup copy of the 'fave vids' folder wasn't up to date, and I don't remember everything that was in there. But at least I had most of them saved. Also, looking up the links I found that some of these don't seem to be available online at the moment; I'll list them all anyway.
I know nothing about the technical side of vidding, nor the jargon, so I don't really have anything clever to say... say, why exactly at one particular moment a shiver runs down my spine each time. My approach to vids is the same as to music - completely unanalytical. Anyway... these are some vids I watch over and over:
Angel Trailer by Robert Flannigan, music by Robert Duncan, from 'Chosen'
A trailer for Not Fade Away. WB? This is how it's done! I saw this one just last week, and it went right on my faves list... watched it three times in a row first thing. The more I watch it, the more I can appreciate how well-structured it is. It embodies the spirit of the show, not just the finale. This would make a great recruiter vid, if it didn't happen to spoil the ending. ;)
(I was having trouble viewing the vid on the large screen on youtube, and Robert was so kind to send me a link to a zip-file. I don't want to post that link here, but his email is in the credits.)
Closer by sisabet, Song: Nine Inch Nails.
Still the Angel/Spike vid.
Black Suits Comin' by imation
"The Fang Gang as the MIB"
Jesus Walks by mimesere, song by Kanye West
"The only thing I pray is that my feet don't fail me now." Fantastic Gunn Vid.
I Love LA by sockkpuppett and Kamil. Song by Randy Newman.
(Looks like this one is offline right now.)
Whatever by sisabet and sockkpuppett
We don't call it 'my dead gay show' for nothing.
Without Me by sisabet and Dr. Dawn, Song by Eminem
"Lilah won. Of course, in order to do it she had to die and come back and spend eternity in hell, but that just goes to show that a little determination will end in a mind wipe."
Shades of Grey by astartexx, Song by Billy Joel
Ever since I saw this vid, I can't not think of Wesley when I hear that song... it is so obviously all about him.
Yodel by Wendy
Even though the picture quality in this one is pretty poor, it is still one of my favourites because of its sheer hilarity and pitch-perfect timing. A Buffy vid set to the Goatherd's Song from The Sound of Music.
Hell by mrmonkeybottoms, Song by: Squirrel Nut Zippers
"Wow. Being a Slayer can sure suck ass. What's a girl and her Scoobies to do? Why, dance of course. Dance and dance and dance."
Mandy by Xandra
"Ever wonder who Angel's thinking about when he hears/sings Mandy?"
Unfortunately I can't find a working link for this one, I've looked all over the web. What is more, I lost my only copy in The Harddrive Crash. Wah. damn damn damn.
[eta: temporary link]
Another one of my lost vids. It's Angel/Spike, in the style of an old silent movie. It is hilarious. But unfortunately I don't remember where I found it. Anyone know who made this one?
Counting Bodies by Milly, song by A Perfect Circle
"A dark Angel/Connor/Darla study (mostly Angel/Connor). Warning for coarse language."
Fighting It by yhlee, song by Ben Folds
"Angel(us) and Connor: parenting meets Murphy's law."
Flight Plan by Wicked Amp, song: System of a Down - Chop Suey
"Before I started making this video, I never realized how many times people get thrown around in this series. Included in this vid is only a fraction of that amount but I hope it plays well. "
No other show makes people getting thrown around look so good.
Two Words by sisabet, Song: Kanye West featuring Mos Def, Freeway, and the Harlem Boys Choir
- Vid recs - Buffyverse