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15th-Jan-2014 11:05 am VID Rec: Close to the Line by Ssplishable (Teen)
Fandom: White Collar
Pairing: Neal Caffrey/Sara Ellis
Length: 3:05
Vidder’s Website: Ssplishable’s YouTube Channel
Why this must be seen:

This vid uses footage culled from Chuck, White Collar (and a few other things I don’t recognize) to create a video-based AU origin story of a spy/assassin Neal Caffrey who struggles to maintain his integrity and keep the woman he loves safe in his dangerous, underground world. I think? IDK – watch it, it’s awesome.

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25th-Jan-2013 04:22 pm VID REC: Opportunities by Killa
Fandom: HIGHLANDER
Pairing: Duncan/Methos/Amanda
Musical Artist: Pet Shop Boys
Vidder on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] killabeez
Vidder Website: Unfortunately, no
Why this must be watched:

Earlier this month I recced a story, Sticks and Stones, that was a timestamp for an AU vid by [livejournal.com profile] killabeez in which Duncan, Methos and Amanda set off on a life of crime. I can’t believe there’s never been a rec for the vid on [livejournal.com profile] crack_van, so I decided to rectify that problem. Head right over and download this vid, but please honor Killa’s request to not upload it anywhere else.

Opportunities
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29th-Jun-2012 10:59 pm VID REC: Xena: Warrior Princess - The Conquerer by Tinka
Fandom: Xena: Warrior Princess
Artists: various artists for each video, attributed
Vidder: Tinka1482
Vidder on LJ: unknown
Vidder's Website: on YouTube
Why is must be watched:
I'm continually amazed by vidders who can reinterpret the source material, but vidders that can tell a whole new story with the source material blow my mind. Tinka (who has been recommended here before) is just that sort of mind-blowing vidder.

The Conqueror Series of vids tells a whole new story (in-line with a fanfic of the same name, btw) where Xena is a despotic ruler of nations and Gabrielle is the slave she's taken a fancy to. They change each other and the world hangs in the balance. REALLY awesome (and really dark) storytelling. Uhhh, warning for violence and themes of rape and torture.

The Conqueror: The Beginning
The Conqueror: The Beaten and the Broken
The Conqueror: To Tame A Slave
The Conqueror: The Cry of the Broken
The Conqueror: The Rise and the Fall
The Conqueror: Into the Darkness (part 1)
The Conqueror: Into the Darkness (part 2)
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26th-Aug-2011 08:52 pm VID REC: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on Biography by Lyle (NC-17)
Fandom: RPF: THE X-FILES (kind of)
Pairing: truthfully, none
Length: 1:34
Vidder on LJ: n/a
Vidder's Website: http://www.exeterstreet.net/
Why this must be watched: I couldn't bring myself to post a "snogger" vid. But I did find this brilliant mock-up by Lyle posted on You.tube. It's a marketing video for two imaginary episodes of A&E's Biography, featuring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Now I really want to see those non-existent episodes. Not safe for work, however.

The concept: It's X-Files week on A&E's Biography channel in cross-channel promotion for the worldwide theatrical release of THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE. Fox Mulder and Dana Scully's alter egos David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, media darlings of the 1990s, feature prominently in two spots.


"Promos" for David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on Biography
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26th-Aug-2011 02:32 pm VID REC: Supernatural - 1981 Credits from "Simon & Simon" (G)
Fandom: SUPERNATURAL
Vidder: Elliepdowd
Musical artist: Theme song from "Simon & Simon"
Pairing: Gen - Sam and Dean
Vidder on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ee_p_dee
Vidder's website: Ellie's Supernatural Videos; Ellie's Youtube Channel
Why this vid kicks ass: So, maybe many of the current Supernatural fans aren't quite old enough to remember the hit 1980s TV detective show, "Simon & Simon", about two brothers who are very different from one another. For those of us who do remember, there's this lovely vid that is as much a tribute to the original series (and the challenges of working with your brother) as it is to the Winchesters. For those who aren't familiar with the original series, I suggest clicking on the LJ entry and scrolling to the bottom to watch a video of the original series credits--that will give you an idea of exactly how much thought went into this vid, as the vidder recreated (as closely as possible) many of the scenes from the S&S credits. It's just a delight to watch, and honestly, "Simon & Simon" had one of the best theme songs on TV. Give it a listen - it might be more familiar than you think!


Link to LJ entry with accompanying "Simon & Simon" original credits: 1981 Credits

Youtube Link: Supernatural: 1981 Credits

Remember to feed your vidders!
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25th-Feb-2011 11:44 pm VID REC: Bandom (CSI Fusion/Crossover) - "You're Not the One"
Vidder: RedOrchid
Musical artist: Daniel Bedingfield
Pairing: Pete/Patrick
Vidder on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] redorchids
Vidder's website: Blubberworm on YouTube or here on LJ
Why this vid kicks ass:
Companion vid to a CSI AU/fusion for Bandom Bigbang 2009, "You're Not the One" is a fantastic constructed reality vid that tells a story in itself, the Pete/Patrick story in this fic: Nightingale (And Not the Lark). It's definitely worth reading. (Warning for underage relationship in the story. Other pairings in story, not vid, include Ryan/Brendon and Jon/Spencer.)

You're Not the One - streaming on YouTube
or see LJ post for DL information or to comment
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26th-Nov-2010 10:31 pm VID REC: Lie to Me: Fields of Gold
Vidder: sweetevangeline
Musical artist: Eva Cassidy
Pairing: Cal/Gillian
Vidder on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] not_as_we
Vidder's website: sweetevangeline's Channel on YouTube
Why this vid kicks ass:

This AU vid (warning for implied character death) tells a moving story of love found and lost. The editing and black and white footage works to show a memory of happier times.

Fields of Gold
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25th-Jun-2010 03:36 pm VID REC: HARRY POTTER - Where Will You Go?
Vidder: Karli Meaghan
Musical artist: Evanescence
Pairing: Voldemort/Bellatrix
Vidder on LJ: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Vidder's website: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Why this vid kicks ass:

The way that this vidder was able to manip Voldemort and Bellatrix together in this piece is very impressive, and her use of subtitles really adds to the storytelling aspect of it all. Great job all around, this is a video that you do not want to miss.

Where Will You Go?
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8th-Dec-2009 11:08 pm Songvid Oddities: Some Like it Hot - Don't Cha
Vidder: thedothatgirl
Musical artist: The Pussycat Dolls
Pairing: Sugar Kane/Osgood Fielding III, Daphne/Osgood Fielding III
Vidder on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] thedothatgirl
Vidder's website: Buffy and Angel Art
Why this vid kicks ass: I never realised that I had a burning desire to watch Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe going head-to-head in a fight over their man until I saw this songvid; but now that I have, thanks to the glorious constructed reality [livejournal.com profile] thedothatgirl has created, I can't imagine a world in which it isn't so. Also, there's dancing and maracas. It just doesn't get any better than that!

Don't Cha
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6th-Dec-2009 01:34 am Songvid Oddities: Stargate: Atlantis/Xanadu - Xanadu
Vidder: Barkley
Musical artist: Olivia Newton-John/Electric Light Orchestra
Pairing: None
Vidder on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] barkley
Vidder's website: Barkley's Vids
Why this vid kicks ass: In fandom there's a grand tradition of people putting things together that just should not work, and yet, beyond all sense, somehow they not only work, they are glorious. For example, this songvid's premise is:

Stargate: Atlantis + Xanadu = rollerdancing space explorers.


Oh, yeah... *waves hands in awe* That's what I call absurd perfection!

Xanadu (scroll down)
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30th-Oct-2009 02:38 pm VID REC: Doctor Who - "Near to You"
Vidder: abstractvmilk
Musical artist: A Fine Frenzy
Pairing: Ten/Rose; Ten II/Rose
Vidder on LJ: Unknown
Vidder's website: Vidder's Channel on Youtube
Why this vid kicks ass:

This vid is in the tradition of the story-telling genre, so it seems appropriate to rec here. *grin* In the words of the vidder: After Bad Wolf Bay, Rose return(s) home with a man she barely (knows). As time passes the Doctor(Human) shows Rose how to fall in love again.

I really think that this is a vid worth watching because it tells the intended story quite well and the editing is very effective in conveying the emotion of the song. It is simply a lovely vid that blends a variety of sources(not all clips are from Doctor Who) into a sweet Doctor Who story.

Near to You(A Fine Frenzy) by abstractvmilk
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16th-Jul-2009 06:33 pm MERLIN BBC/KING ARTHUR/MISTS OF AVALON/MERLIN (PG-13)
Title: Between the Bars by kiki-miserychic
Musical artist: Chris Garneau
Pairing: Merlin/Arthur
Length: 2:30 minutes
Author on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] kiki_miserychic
Author Website: vid tag
Why this must be watched: I've decided to rec a songvid for crossover day, for one simple reason: it's awesome. It takes the Arthurian myth from so many different sources, and weaves it into something that shines new light not only on Prince Arthur and Merlin in Merlin, but on why this story has endured for so long and still contains so much power.

Between the Bars
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24th-Dec-2007 01:46 pm Songvid Oddities: Stargate: Atlantis Multi-fandom AU - Petty Theft
Vidder: SandraInTheSun
Musical artist: David Holmes
Pairing: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Vidder on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] sandrainthesun
Vidder's website: Vid Tag
Why this vid kicks ass: I love crime capers; they are just made of awesome -- the snark, the cunning plans, the comedy arising out of things going wrong, the twist ending. What's not to love? This songvid has all of that... but wait! There's more! You see, this particular crime caper is an AU of Stargate Atlantis, and stars John Sheppard, Rodney McKay and Laura Cadman, transplanted to Vegas a la Ocean's Eleven. "Petty Theft" has sharp, clever editing, John and Rodney having sex, sleazy paisley shirts, the team being competent, and the most kick ass use of crime-caper music. *happy sigh* *goes to re-watch*

Permanent download link hosted by Kyrieane: here
[livejournal.com profile] sandrainthesun's splashpage for this vid: Petty Theft
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23rd-Dec-2007 11:31 am Songvid Oddities: Batman/Batman Returns/Smallville - Stay
Vidder: Ferd
Musical artist: Shakespeare's Sister
Pairing: Bruce Wayne/Lois Lane, Batman/Catwoman
Vidder on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] ferdalump
Vidder's website: Ferdalump on YouTube
Why this vid kicks ass: This songvid is technically the second of a matching pair, but I think it stands alone just fine (the other is available at the same splash page linked below, if you're interested). What I love about "Stay" is the way it melds the three different sources to create a love triangle between characters who share a universe (Batman/Superman) but never appear in the same show! This vid beautifully demonstrates just how much illusion there is in the art of editing. And also? That love triangles which include Catwoman are made of win.

Stay
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22nd-Dec-2007 01:10 pm Songvid Oddities: House/Dead Poets Society - If We Shadows Have Offended
Vidder: Dani C.
Musical artist: Enya
Pairing: House/Wilson
Vidder on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] mystictwilight
Vidder's website: MysticTwilight on YouTube
Why this vid kicks ass: This is such a clever piece of work, using the footage from Dead Poets Society to give a gorgeous, angsty twist to Wilson's backstory. To say more is to spoil this. Just... wow! What a great piece of alternate canon construction.

If We Shadows Have Offended
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21st-Dec-2007 10:10 am Songvid Oddities: Joe Flanigan Multi-fandom - Atlantis Royale
Vidder: Starrylizard
Musical artist: Monty Norman, John Barry, David Arnold, Nicholas Dodd
Pairing: Various
Vidder on LJ: [livejournal.com profile] starrylizard
Vidder's website: Starrylizard's fannish stuff
Why this vid kicks ass: My previous rec was all about looking at the James Bond canon in a new light, whereas this one is about creating an expectation of Bond canon without actually using any Bond footage. I love the clever play of generic expectation and intertextuality in this: the stupid gadgets; the kick-ass action; the womanising; the hokey bad guys; the explosions; the smirky, deadly James Bondness of JFlan, which is weirdly perfect; and the way Starrylizard has edited it all to the Bond theme. *happy sigh*

Apart from all of that, there's just the right whiff of naffness to 'Atlantis Royale,' and I don't know how Starrylizard managed it, but it makes this so perfectly, hilariously Bond.

Atlantis Royale
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18th-Dec-2007 05:41 pm Songvid Oddities: The Ten Commandments - 10 Things I Hate About Commandments
Vidder: Mike Dow & Ari Eisner (Smacky Productions)
Musical artist: Usher, Fat Boy Slim, Beyonce, The Romantics
Pairing: Various
Vidder on LJ: Unknown
Vidder's website: smacky_prod
Why this vid kicks ass: OMG, an hour and a half at the dentist. Even this gloriously cracky vid cannot currently penetrate the numb fog enough to inspire me to write more than a few sentences. Watch it. It's funny. It has Charlton Heston being emo.

10 Things I Hate About Commandments
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17th-Dec-2007 09:37 am Songvid Oddities: West Side Story - West Side Story versión Zombie
Vidder: Tom (the email address on the vid isn't valid)
Musical artist: Unknown
Pairing: None
Vidder on LJ: Unknown
Vidder's website: Unknown
Why this vid kicks ass: So, zombies. I think many stories would be improved with the addition of zombies (also killer robots, but that's a whole other topic). I present this vid as evidence supporting my zombie thesis, as I think it makes a good case for zombies not only in West Side Story, but in Romeo and Juliet. *nods decisively* Zombies, people! Why are you still here?

West Side Story versión Zombie
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16th-Dec-2007 10:10 am Songvid Oddities: Mary Poppins - Scary Mary Poppins
Vidder: Chris Rule and Nick Eckert
Musical artist: Caine Davidson; Richard and Robert Sherman
Pairing: None
Vidder on LJ: Unknown
Vidder's website: moviemker
Why this vid kicks ass: I have a gleeful love for songvids that are alternate movie trailers -- it's amazing how much difference the style of editing and a change of music makes! "Scary Mary" is the first one of these remixes I saw, and it's still one of my favourites. Brrrr. Julie Andrews is so unbelievably creepy in this.

Scary Mary Poppins
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30th-Dec-2005 10:20 pm VID REC: Stargate Atlantis - The Writer
Vidder: [livejournal.com profile] suzvoy
Musical artist: Thomas Newman
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard
Vidder's website: n/a
Why this vid kicks ass: It's one of the coolest songvids I've seen in a while. It uses not only clips from SGA, but also from the movies Farewell to Harry (with Joe Flanigan) and Century Hotel (with David Hewlett) and the way [livejournal.com profile] suzvoy puts everything together is just amazing. So beautiful.

The Writer (wmv)
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