So I suck at memes- but a Vidding love meme
sounds like a plan. A cunning plan! I'm not entirely sure I'm doing the meme- as that might involve doing something other than making a post. But I AM making a post- inspired by the meme. Bleh- I suck at LJ. No- I still don't really grok memes.
Anyhoo- one of the things I love about vids is watching them w/my nephews- ages 2.5 and 5. Here is the current 'Kids' playlist I have (it varies over time)- the list is superhero heavy. And they seem to go for live action over animated (alas- cause it's easier to find animated). To make the list- the kids have to love watching them over and over and over again. And since I have to watch them to? Ditto for me! Lord knows- I will NEVER put a vid I don't truly enjoy on the 'kids playlist'- as I know it would eventually drive me to smack myself in the head. With an ax.
As to the type of vids I like- I tend to go for vids that tell a story and that are slick and shiny and move a lot. Romance and character studies are not my thing. In other words, my taste is pretty similar to that of a 5 year old boy- except w/fewer fart jokes. With that in mind.....
THE CURRENT LIST (cited to the best of my ability w/out it being even more of a giant pita than it was):
Spider-man - 'The Origin' http://hitmanyr2k.com/Creativity8.htm
'Spiderman!' We yell 'spiderman' a LOT during this vid. The 2 year olds fav, I'd say. Very slick and slidy w/a couple of effects I really like. Basically- the origin story.
The Wizard of Oz - 'Video Killed the Radio Star' http://dualbunny.livejournal.com/118874.html
'CREAPY FLYING MONKEYS!' Jeebus- those damn monkeys scare me. Just a REALLY fun and well made vid to a great song choice. I tend to forget how strikingly beautiful that movie was. But I NEVER forget those damn monkeys.
Iron Man 'Let it Rock' http://www.advancediron.org/forums/index.php/topic,3126.msg35598.html#msg35598
The 5 year old's favorite- and my fav Iron Man vid. Not that I've like- seen many. But once I get a 'fav' for some fandoms, I don't really keep looking. It's cleverly edited- with some choices I wouldn't make but like all the more for that. There's this... I thought the vid was over, and when it kept going I thought they were dragging it out a bit more than was wise. And that bit? I thought gets a little shaky on POV. But then the way it ends is SO EXCELLENT that I can't complain. And then we all yell 'I AM IRON MAN' at the end as it fades to black. Which is- the coolest thing ever. Oh- but it does have a bit of cursing. One really distinct 'Bitch, what up'- but it fits the clip so perfectly I can't complain. Until the kids start going around saying 'Bitch what up'- at which point I'm erasing the vid and denying all knowledge. (Alas- the main thing keeping that wicked cool Dr. Who vid w/9 watching the TV vid off the list? Is the 'Fuck you very much' bit. HEE- which I love. And showed the kids. But kinda forgot just how much 'Fuck you very much' was repeated. And how catchy it was. And yea- I'm toast if the munchkins start singing 'Fuck you very much' in front of responsible adults (i.e., not me). Sigh. Where was I....)
Civil War - Multi-Source vid that basically tells the Marvel comics 'Civil War' story - http://community.livejournal.com/infectedframe/10410.htmlhttp://firstname.lastname@example.org
SO VERY COOL! I don't read comics much now. OK- I read Sonic to the munchkin. But in general- I am not up on Marvel events. But I know 'Civil War' was about registering 'Super' folk and it caused a 'Civil War' and they killed Cap- you bastards! Which is all I really need to know to follow along (you kind of need to know that much). And we yell out each super hero's name as they go by- which is the best part. But seriously- very, very fun vid to watch and I dig the music and the way it tells a story (particularly difficult given the variety of sources).
Tron - 'Dscs OF Vlcty' http://www.youtube.com/user/MisterAnderson71
TRON! Woot! Probably the perfect subject matter for a music vid. It is inherently shiny. And the vid itself is a nice overview of the story. The movie itself is a bit old for the kids still- doesn't quite hold their attention. The vid has no trouble in that regard. And the 2 year old always throws his arms up in victory at the end!
'Fringe' - 'Weird Science' http://starrylizard.livejournal.com/531919.html
We bop up and down to the bouncy song and scream (me) and make gagging noises (all of us) at the icky brains and goop and stuff. Kinda a little violent? Well the show would be too violent for them. But the vid is more gross out fun than scary.
Stargate - 'The itsy bitsy spider' http://www.trickster.org/vids/
This vid? Is a little scary! HEE- I love it so much. It has in turn been the favorite vid of each of the boys. And each has gone through a stage where it was a little too scary for them. Is weird. 'Climbed up on her hubby and bit him in the head....' Heh.
Due South - 'Icebound Stream' http://sisabet.livejournal.com/320165.html
Probably my personal favorite as I used to could count on it to put the little one to sleep (after it had looped 4-5 times). He finally caught on and refuses to lay in the bed when this one comes on. It is still well loved, though. 'POLAR BEARS!' we scream. We scream at vids a lot- in case you hadn't noticed. And no- I never watched Due South, and have no idea what happened on the show. But it's really easy to figure out (make up?) the story in this one. The boys will ask me what happened and I'll be 'You tell me- what's the story about?' And they do a very credible job. And if they still have questions- I just make something up! Woot!
Vids are love! Got any others you'd recommend for the small fry? Hook me up.