As last year, my biggest 'Thank You' goes out to all the vidders who have let me show their vids, agreed to make premieres especially for the vid show and contributed 'vid postcards' to introduce themseves and their vids. I've had such lovely feedback and participation across all platforms and vidding communities and the responses have been positive throughout, even though the timing of VidUKon this year meant that some people were right in the middle of their exams when I was pestering them with my requests.
This year we had 13 vids (including 3 shiny premieres!!!!) in the show, two of the vidders were able to attend the convention and 6 send a vid postcard, giving the show again a very inclusive and personal feel.
Please check out the vidders vids and leave feedback at their journal, channel or tumblr to let them know that you enjoyed their work. For vids for lesser known European movies or TV shows I have included imdb links, in case you want to check out the source dircetly.
Multifandom Mashup 2013 by Pteryx (Belarus)
I love how the vidder has managed to combine all this very different footage to cohesive whole. The intro, with it's use of beat and motion, is just mesmerizing.
My World by Ufets (Kazachstan)
Music: My World by Transmissions (UK)
Made for World Childrens Day, this is a great reflection on the meaning and reality of 'childhood' in our times. The vidder sourced clips from a wide range of material but still managed to make it all look orgranic.
Never Forgotten, Never Coming Back by StrangerInTokyo (USA)
Source: NaPolA (Germany)
Music: All of This Past by Sarah Bettens (Belgium)
A very emotional vid, making great use of the haunting song. The lyrics match the vid perfectly, and this is further enhanced by the use of text in the vid. I could watch this forever...
Walk on Water by sabrina_il (Israel)
Source: Walk on Water (Israel)
Music: Nissim by Ivri Lider (Israel)
I just loved this from the first time I saw it at festivids. Again a source I did not know then, but the vid has and excellent narrative structrue, so you can follow it along and know what happens. It's an unsusual mix of secret service/bromance/redemption tale that's just utterly compelling.
Beautiful War by HumanEvolutionMutant (Romania)
Source: Kokuhaku (Japan)
Music: Beautiful War by King of Leons (US)
Visually beautiful as well as well as harrowing. I've not seen the film but this vids draws you in.
Veins by vi0lace (Germany) *PREMIERE*
Source: Wir sind die Nacht (Germany)
Music: Laura Palmer by Bastille (UK)
This is one of those vids that destilles all the goodness of the source into a 4 min clip. Lady vampires eradicating their male population! VAMPIRE MATRIARCHY! What more can you ask for?
This Is How An Angel Dies by mozaikue (Montenegro)
Source: Stoker (USA)
Music: Sail by Awolnation (USA)
This vid captrures perfectly the psychological density and eerie intensity of the movie. Great example of non-narrative editing that focuses on creating moods and athmosphere.
Lore by melodyofafallentree (Germany)
Source: Lore (Germany)
Music: Medicine by Daughter (UK)
A poignant coming-of-age story told on the back-drop of the end of WWII.
Born To Live by jagwriter78 (Germany) *PREMIERE*
Source: Fringe (USA)
Music: Geboren um zu Leben (Germany)
A vid about loss, grief and love.
What Do You See by smska1995 (Ukraine)
Music: Bad Moon Rising by Mourning Rituals (US)
A study of movement - very poetic and mesmerizing. I just keep wishing this was longer.
Everybody Wants To Rule the World by feuwise (France)
Source: Teen Wolf (USA)
Music: Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Lorde (New Zealand)
The vidder manages to use music, effects and editing to give the source a distinctly otherworldly, evanescent quality. Also - ensemble vid!
Voodoo People by condnsdmlk (South Africa) *PREMIERE*
Source: Subway (France)
Music: Voodoo People by The Prodigy (USA)
A great hommage to a great film. I love the way the music fits with the energy of the movie. Also, Christopher Lambert's hair and Isabelle Adjani's everything.
Unthinkable Mom by MyUniquevil (Russia)
Source: Michiko to Hatchin (Japan)
Music: Highway to Hell by AC/DC (Australia)
"Michiko is a free-willed "sexy diva" who escaped from prison, while Hatchin is a run away girl fleeing from her strict catholic foster family. The two join forces and set off on an unpredictable road trip seeking their own freedom." (imbd) This is such a fun ride, the 'Thelma & Loise' of the anime world!