February 7th, 2021

misc - cupidsbow vidding

VID: Space Bees (The Strange Case of Starship Iris, PG)

This was the treat I made for this year's festivids. I've wanted to vid a podcast for a while now by incorporating the audio as the main text to be remixed, and The Strange Case of Starship Iris was a good candidate for it.

It was really interesting, starting from the audio rather than the visual. Even though the skills were the same, it felt like quite a different process. I spent at least as much time editing the audio as the visuals. which isn't usually the case.

As always with a fandom without a visual source, the problem is what to use to illustrate the vid. I was really torn, because if this had been my main assignment, I would have had a go at animating it. That's why I came up with the space bee and ant in a spacesuit that you can see in the title card for the vid (just pop in the password without hitting play and you'll see it). But with the vid coming in at 6 minutes, there was just no way I could make enough animation in the time I had for a treat.

Plan B was using the footage from The Planets. I was considering making a vid of The Planets as a treat anyway, so had it all ready to go, and I could see how I'd make it work. That said, and I've been hesitating to admit this, but I think this vid doesn't quite work. I wanted the visuals to be a kind of dreamy accompaniment that enhanced but didn't overwhelm the audio, and I just don't quite think I nailed it. I do think it's a failure in an interesting and entertaining way, though. It's not a disaster or anything, or I wouldn't have posted it; it just has all the problems of a first-go effort. Now I've tried vidding a podcast, I've had quite a few ideas for how I might tackle this kind of project next time.

Space Bees by [personal profile] cupidsbow
Visual Source: The Planets (see notes below for additional sources)
Audio: The Strange Case of Starship Iris
Rating: PG
Relationships: Brian Jeeter/Krejjh
Warnings: Flashing lights
For: absternr, Festivids 2020

Summary: White-knuckled suspense is the spice of life.

Downloads: TSCOSI-SpaceBees-cupidsbow-sm.zip (MP4, 62.7MB); TSCOSI-SpaceBees-cupidsbow.zip (WMV, 72.2MB)
Streaming: Vimeo (Password = spacebees)


[The Strange Case of Starship Iris] Space Bees by cupidsbow from cupidsbow on Vimeo.


  • The Strange Case of Starship Iris: 1x03 In the Deep
  • The Planets
  • The Blue Planet
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Musicvid.org audio visualiser effect
  • BBC sound effect - bbc_electronic_07014126
  • Space Ambient Mix 33 Frozen Dreams by The Intangible
This entry was originally posted at https://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/462063.html.
misc - cupidsbow vidding

VID: Sorry, Not Sorry (Knives Out, M)

This was my main assignment this year, and I adored making it. I've wanted to make a Knives Out vid since I saw the movie, because the visuals are so gorgeous. As soon as I heard this song, I knew it was Marta's. She's a fabulous character, and one of the joys of the film is watching her navigate the power dynamics surrounding her as someone with less power than nearly everyone else. Capturing that was a delight.

Sometimes editing vids is really hard work, but sometimes the vid almost makes itself. This was the latter. I'd been mulling it over for so long that I had lots of ideas, and I could just enjoy the process, and cackle at some of the clip choices. "You were a prince... or so I thought." Hehehe.

I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Sorry, Not Sorry by [personal profile] cupidsbow
Visual Source: Knives Out
Music: Sorry I'm Not Sorry by Tessa Violet
Rating: M
Relationships: Marta Cabrera/Ransom Drysdale, Marta Cabrera & Harlan Thrombey, Ransom Drysdale & Harlan Thrombey
Warnings: Eating and vomiting, suicide, attempted murder, mild swearing.
For: Tam_Cranver, Festivids 2020

Summary: He's a bulldozer, so get out of the way.

Downloads: KNIVESOUT-SorryNotSorry-cupidsbow-sm.zip (MP4, 66MB); KNIVESOUT-SorryNotSorry-cupidsbow.zip (WMV, 83.3MB)
Streaming: Vimeo (Password = sorry)

[Knives Out] Sorry, Not Sorry by cupidsbow from cupidsbow on Vimeo.

This entry was originally posted at https://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/461617.html.