morgandawn: (Lavender Field Here Now)
This is an journal for and by adults dealing with sexual and political as well as personal issues. If you are under the age of 18, please get the appropriate consent before proceeding.

Fan:
I am a multi-media fan, love sci-fi and fantasy and have been involved in reading and writing fan fiction for the past 12 years. I am in my 40s (to give you a rough age and experience range). My fan fiction can be found here. Fiction with adult ratings or adult subject matter will be labeled and cut-tagged. Please read responsibly. My fan vids can be found in streaming format here

Person:
My other interest is a rare genetic condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) that I have been diagnosed with.   I also ask that you take time to read this before posting or commenting about EDS.  Please note that comments on typos, grammar and formatting will be deleted. LJ formatting problems may or may not be able to be fixed - do not feel offended if I am unable to respond to your request. Hopefully after reading about EDS, you will understand why it is difficult to type and participate online.

WARNING: If you a
re looking for more info about EDS please header over to the volunteer EDS Alert blog here. This is a private journal and EDS is not the main topic of discussion. Please do not give out the link to my private journal (unless you are interested in fannish things, vidding or disussions about slash and sexuality). If you're only interested in EDS, I tag my EDS posts here.

LJ Info:
I really don't have a friending policy. In fact I am somewhat haphazard about it. If you are adding me to your journal reading list and want to be added back, it does help to drop me a note who you are and what are your interests. I have extensive filters and try to keep up with people that way. My blog contains a wide range of topics: personal, political, financial, legal. fannish, and medical. I can be silly and serious. cranky and goofy -often in the same post. I have a very twisted sense of humor - if you think something is funny, more likely than not I am intending it to be funny. And sometimes I am intending it to be so even when you don't think it is funny. My humor requires a great deal of ....humour. And last if you are reading this journal or if you've asked to be added to my friends list to read locked posts - you are agreeing to this. Read it. And then if you want to be added to my friends list, drop me a comment with some info on who you are, what topics you are interested in and that you've read and agreed to the things I need in order for me to feel comfortable inviting you into the more private areas of my 'home.'

In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find.....

Are we there yet? And where are the flying cars?
PS. Nothing posted on my blog or in any of my comments is legal advice. From time to time this journal will provide background on legal issues; it does not provide legal advice. Legal advice is tailored to the facts of your particular situation. If you need legal advice, consult an attorney.

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Vid edited in Feb 1998 on VCRs with VHS video footage. Shown at Escapade Convention. 4 months after we made the vid, the series ended. During the season finale, they played this song, leaving us with an eerie sense we’d tapped into the show’s gestalt mind.
morgandawn: (Supernatural Sam Chest Yeah!)
I received the most lovely gift from killa this weekend. A remastered version of "Until The End of the World." Enjoy.

Password: pointbreak

Until the End of the World from Fan Fandom on Vimeo.



Password: pointbreak

Until the End of the World from Fan Fandom on Vimeo.

This fan vid was made using VCRs and videotape footage. It was originally shown at Escapade 1999 vid show. It was remastered by Killa in 2015. There are a few seconds of black at the beginning of the vid.
Vidders: GF and Morgan Dawn
Fandom: Point Break

morgandawn: (Default)
 plus a Point Break vid, Dr Who vid, Jermiah and LOTR

The Pros vids
http://archiveofourown.org/works/3486911
http://archiveofourown.org/works/3471851
http://archiveofourown.org/works/3471941

The rest:
http://archiveofourown.org/users/morgandawn/pseuds/Morgan%20Dawn/works

Note: many of these are VCR-era vids with poor source, a beginning vidder and loooong talky face clips. The Dr Who, Jeremiah and LOTR vid are more recent.


morgandawn: (Fair Use)
If you are a vidder who has used Blip.TV to stream your vids, your vids will most likely be removed in the next few weeks. I did not receive a notification email, but thanks to [personal profile] laurashapiro I logged in today and found that indeed, they are removing all of my vids.

The streaming options are poor, but I am testing out the AO3's "vid shell" - this is where you host your vid elsewhere  (vimeo, youtube etc) and then use AO3 to create a stable "shell" (or link) to hand out. You can always update where the vid is actually hosted without having to change the link.

Anyhow, here is my Due South vid.

Flying Home (Vid) by Morgan Dawn
Fandom: due South
Relationships: Benton Fraser/Ray Kowalski, Benton Fraser/Ray Vecchio
Summary: Fraser character study: his past, present and future life.

And my Supernatural vid

God Says Nothing Back (vid)  by Morgan Dawn
Fandom: Supernatural
Rating: Not Rated
Summary: The universe has a message for Sam, but is it one he wants to hear?

I also moved two of my favorite vids by other vidders:
Nights in White Satin (Wiseguy) by Lynn C and Tashery S
Continental Drift (Blake's 7) by Gayle F and Tashery S




morgandawn: (Due South Thank You RayK)
Over the summer pharis offered to remaster "Wonder of Birds" a Due South vid that  laurashapiro and I made a while back (it was my first computer vid BTW).

So here it is - you can download it via laura's journal here

or watch it here (you can download the lyrics at laura's journal)
A huge thank you to pharis for remastering!
morgandawn: (Vid Free! As Free As The Wind Blows...)
The Great Vidding Truth Meme has started. My thread is here. There are hundreds of other vidders too who'd love feedback.
morgandawn: (Farscape Touch the Stars)
An older vid, recently uploaded to a streaming site.

This is the vid that made me want to try fan vidding - it was originally made in the 1990s and I helped re-master it in 2003. The vidders are GF & TS


Data's Dream from morgandawn on Vimeo.

Password: iwannavid
morgandawn: (Vid Free! As Free As The Wind Blows...)
My thread in the Vidding Feedback/Concrit Meme. Thanks in advance for the feedback.

"A brain ego the size of a planet. And what do they have me do? Open the door, Marvin. Close the door Marvin. Make a vid, Marvin."
morgandawn: (Default)
Debuted at  a Vividcon Premiere vid show 3 yrs ago. This is the streaming version on iMeem. If you'd like a high quality download drop me a note. 

Fandom: Jeremiah
Song: "I Am The Highway"
Artist: Audioslave
Summary: A lonely journey through a post-apocalyptic world.

The Highway from morgandawn on Vimeo.

Password: Jeremiah

 

 

morgandawn: (Default)
notes are here. This is the online streaming version.

Ghost from Fan Fandom on Vimeo.

Vid by Morgan Dawn. Premiered at the 2005 Vividcon vid show.

Password: thedoctor

morgandawn: (Supernatural Family Letting Go)

It's been 24 hrs since I asked you all to categorize my vid God Says Nothing Back , so now that more votes have trickled in, I thought I’d share my thoughts:

The vid was made with the intent of being a character study of Sam.  I wanted to look into Sam's relationships to the people around him, and I wanted to go far beyond the sexual/physical and focus more on the spiritual/emotional (keeping in mind that at least 2 of the people he is 'talking' to are dead, this should not be a surprise).

Short version: it was not intended to be a slash or even a het vid.

Read more... )

 

morgandawn: (SPN SamDean Bonnie And Clyde)
A fan has offered to do my volunteer requirements so I can submit my vids to MediaWest without attending. (Fans rock). [Poll #981249][Poll #981249]
morgandawn: (Supernatural Sam Dean What!)
Song: Hotel California
Artist: Less Than Jake
Fandom: Supernatural
Link to streaming version
If you'd like a high quality download drop me a note. 




Sam and Dean discover that you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.

Premiered at Escapade 2006.
morgandawn: (SPN Fractured Three Wichesters)
God Says Nothing Back streaming version
If you'd like a high quality download drop me a note. 
(This is a vid I made years ago)


God Says Nothing Back from morgandawn on Vimeo.


password:fanvidsrule

edited to add: at a friend's request, I add (somewhat tongue in cheek) vidder's notes. I normally don't post notes. But here is the short version: POV = Sam Winchester. He is asking the universe: "why me? why do I have to live this life? why did my mother and Jess die?"

The universe (not being into direct communication - kinda like a passive aggressive SO) uses the people in his life to answer back:
Mom - God says nothing back
Dad - Time says nothing back
Dean - Love says nothing back
Jess - Death says nothing back.

If you haven't picked it up yet: the universe (the bastard) isn't answering Sam's question ("I told you so"). Which leaves Sam, in the end, poised between hope (fire/doves & burning Madonna) and the demon. Gasping, out of breath, caught between fear and determination. additional in-depth commentary from a viewer of the vid here: edited 3/3/2015: removed the imeem link, added vimeo
morgandawn: (Default)
A follow-up to this post and idea here:

Please feel free to drop a link to the first vid you made. Any fandom, any date is welcome. Even if your first vid has been online for while you can participate. Ditto if your first vid was made only days ago - or last year. Or last decade. Or whenever. All first vids in all fandoms are welcome. The idea is to show case our first efforts, remind of us where we started and encourage others who have just started vidding.

My first vid was made in 1995. It is streamed here here on iMeem .

Title: Ordinary World
Fandom: The Professionals
Artist: Duran, Duran

I made this vid using two VCRs and second or third generation copies of the TV show on videotape. Looking back it has all the hallmarks of a 'great' first time vid: cuts off (not on) the beat, long clips (although to be fair we all had limits on how fast we could cut using VCRs - but trust me, these are looong clips), talking heads etc.

The idea came to me while I was living apart from

[livejournal.com profile] xlorp and working on a huge project that took me to Los Angeles for a year and a half. I would drive home to my rented room in the evening and listen to this song and think of him and how much I missed him. The line 'Where is my friend when I need him most?" captured for me the dynamics of my (then) favorite pairing of Bodie and Doyle. The 'ordinary world' the singer keeps singing about is (surprise surprise) all the girlfriends they love and lost. I guess that means they were fated to be together, eh?

 

Edited in 2008: Another 'first vid' thread has been started here http://bop-radar.livejournal.com/168665.html

morgandawn: (Frodo Sad)


Premiered at Bascon 2006

Song
: The Journey
Artist: Loreena M.
Fandom: LOTR
Size: 46MB Xvid AVI (zipped)
Co-Vidders: GF & Morgan Dawn

Frodo's journey between the darkness and the light. In the end, he carries both away with him.

Streaming version.

Click here to download the vid. Please note that my site requires a password for access.
Just follow the instructions on the main page.

For those of you who already have the password, it has not changed.

I normally don't go in for extensive vidder's notes (so I won't). Suffice it to say, this vid would not have been made without the encouragement of my friends who counseled me through health induced changes in my editing methods that were both painful and frustrating.

Nov. 7, 1:50pm PST: The web hosting company for my website is back up.
morgandawn: (Default)


Premiered at Vividcon 2006

Song
: God Says Nothing Back
Artist: Wallflowers
Fandom: Supernatural
Size: 33MB DivX AVI

Sometimes the universe answers. But is it a message Sam wants to hear?


Watch a streaming version on Youtube Blip.TV. Scroll down for a download version and vidder notes.

God Says Nothing Back was one of the first Supernatural vids shown at Vividcon 2006.

 


Click here to download a high quality version of the vid. Please note that my site requires a password for access.
Just follow the instructions on the main page, and I'll send you the password ASAP

Thank you to [personal profile] maygra for suggesting the song and for sharing with me her ideas. A big thank you to my betas [profile] [profile] paraviondeux, and [personal profile] permetaform. And last (but not least) [personal profile] lierdumoa for coming up with suggestions for bloody and supernatural external source.

edited to add: at a friend's request, I add (somewhat tongue in cheek) vidder's notes.

I normally don't post notes. But here is the short version:
POV = Sam Winchester. He is asking the universe: "why me? why do I have to live this life? why did my mother and Jess die?"

The universe (not being into direct communication - kinda like a passive agressive SO) uses the people in his life to answer back:
Mom - God says nothing back
Dad - Time says nothing back
Dean - Love says nothing back
Jess - Death says nothing back.

If you haven't picked it up yet: the universe (the bastard) isn't answering Sam's question ("I told you so").

Which leaves Sam, in the end, poised between hope (fire/doves & burning Madonna) and the demon. Gasping, out of breath, caught between fear and determination.

additional in-depth commentary from a viewer of the vid here: http://alchemise.livejournal.com/1210.html
morgandawn: (Default)

Testing

Premiered at Escapade 2006

Song
: Hotel California
Artist: Less Than Jake
Fandom: Supernatural
Size: 28MB DivX AVI

Sam and Dean discover that you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.


Please note that my site requires a password for access. Just follow the instructions on the main page the password is automated.


Streaming version below - click to play
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This premiered at Vividcon this weekend. It is on the con DVD set.

Song: Ghost
Artist: Live
Fandom: Dr Who
Format: 20MB DivX file (both PC & Mac compatible)
Summary: The Doctor & Rose learn that some people can haunt you forever.

Permament streaming version at AO3

Ghost from Fan Fandom on Vimeo.

Vid by Morgan Dawn. Premiered at the 2005 Vividcon vid show.

Password: thedoctor

You can view a streaming version of the vid here. If you'd like a high quality download drop me a note. 

Edited: I actually had to scroll through my mailbox to help my overtaxed memory, but thanks to the following who were my betas/collaborators: [personal profile] gattagrigia (for crucial help on reshaping the song into a more narrative structure), [personal profile] laurashapiro (color, color and more color!), and [personal profile] permetaform (beats are our friends). And a special thanks to [personal profile] xlorp for patiently walking into the room every 15 minutes when I called out: "oooh, look at this clip. And this clip. And this clip....Oh look! Another clip."

Some random technical comments. I’ve never offered any comments before on a vid. It seems time consuming, somewhat self-reflective, and boring. But never let it be said, I was afraid to be boring. Or self-absorbed.
Read more... )
morgandawn: (Default)
Am back from Vividcon. It was a wonderful con (more posts hopefully later). But before I am swamped heading back to work, here is the info on my latest video.

Debuted at Vividcon Premiere vid show.

Fandom: Jeremiah
Song: "I Am The Highway"
Artist: Audioslave
Size: 20MB (Windows Media Player)
Summary: A lonely journey through a post-apocalyptic world.

Streaming: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3474845   http://morgandawn.imeem.com/video/GBXI7KGa/the_highway/
Download Site: http://www.morgandawn.com/VidEntry.html (password required, instructions on site)
morgandawn: (Good Day)
My new Due South video "Flying Home" is now online. This video debuted this weekend at Escapade (Feb. 2004) and will be available on the Escapade Con DVD.

Flying Home
music from The Road To Perdition

Streaming version.
Download version
20 MB Quicktime
16 MB Windows Media (large)
10 MB Windows Media (small)

http://www.morgandawn.com/VidEntry.html
(if you already have the password, please use it as it has not changed)

The vid is located on the "Due South" page.


morgandawn: (Matrix Hello Boys)
I am capturing and putting a few of the older vids I did with Gayle F online. Because they were done on VCRs, using VHS tapes, and had to be converted a few times, the quality will vary.

Second up:

"You Don't Have To Play Me Backwards" by Joan Baez. A Wiseguy slash vid. This was shown at Escapade in 1996.

The entry page to the Vid site is at:
http://www.morgandawn.com/VidEntry.html

And if you already have the password, it should still work.

Public or private feedback welcomed.
morgandawn: (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] laurashapiro posted "Wonder of Birds," a new vid we did together. Due South. Fraser/Kowalski.

Due to the recent vidding kerfuffle, however, you will not find it on Laura's old vid site, which has been taken down.

Email her at: laura @ humandesign.com and she'll be happy to give you the URL and password. Maybe. If you seem like a reputable sort. (:

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