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posted by [personal profile] deathisyourart at 08:07pm on 15/07/2009
I can't believe I am saying this, but we are officially half way through July. 0_0 Due to this scary fact I wanted to take a moment to check in with those who volunteered to write commentary and see how everyone was doing. Let me know if you are having difficulty with your commentary and I'll see if I can be of assistance, or just let me know that you are having a great time and that the number of screencaps you plan on posting will break Dwidth's post length limits. Any other statements, questions, or concerns can be left in the comment section of this post as well. Talk to me people! :D

Also, if you are enjoying the commentaries that are being posted to the community, then please remember to drop a comment to the author; it never hurts to let someone know that you appreciate the effort they put into community content.

Sign-ups for this round will end Friday, the 17th, at midnight PST. If you have been thinking about volunteering to write commentary, but have yet to sign up then that is your decide by date; otherwise you'll have to wait until the next round. As of yet the next round has not been scheduled, but I will be posting a poll next month to see when community members would like it to be held., how is everyone doing?
Mood:: 'working' working
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Title: Half Acre
Vidders: [ profile] jarrow and [ profile] laurashapiro
Fandom: Six Feet Under
Links: or
Commentary by:[personal profile] hazelk
Warnings: Sadness and joy. Also Brit spelling, misplacement of commas and abuse of aspect ratios (sorted). 24 images, 216-653x135

What is it that you remember )
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Title: Everything's Not Lost
Vidder: [personal profile] trelkez
Fandom: Doctor Who/Torchwood
Commentary By: [personal profile] charmax
Warnings: None. No spoilers, no violence, just love. British spelling so slight warning for the superfluous use of the letter u.
Image heavy with 48 caps, 300x167.

Pay it forward )
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Title: Patterns
Vidder: Lithiumdoll ([profile] halcyon_shift)
Fandom: Life
Link: Website

Commentary By: [personal profile] deathisyourart

- Brief depictions of violence and screencaps of crime scene photos. All screencaps taken from Lithiumdoll's vid.
- Extremely image HEAVY with 48 screencaps (320x181 pixels each).
- Spoilers for all of season 1
- British English spelling :P

The pattern of my LIFE, and the puzzle that is me )
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posted by [personal profile] deathisyourart at 12:20am on 01/07/2009 under

I mean, making art is about objectifying your experience of the world, transforming the flow of moments into something visual, or textual, or musical, whatever. Art creates a kind of commentary.
Barbara Kruger

Welcome! It is now July 1st for those observing Eastern Standard Time in North America, so I'm going to declare this community open for commentary posting. I'll be kicking us off in a few hours -- unless anyone wants to try and beat me to it -- but please feel free to post at any time throughout July, or volunteer to write commentary until the 17th.

Please remember to use the posting template in the Introduction and Information post, and to review the rules before you post; specifically, the section on conduct within the community (rule 10); I want this community to be a fun place for all and I would prefer to not disable anonymous commenting. Thank you!

As of yesterday imeem no longer hosts user-generated video content, so if you are a vidder that provided us with an imeem streaming link, then it has been removed from the Master List and will be replaced if and when you comment to the community with a link to a different service. Since imeem removed the embedding feature some time ago, I trust that no one was planning on using their service for any of the audio commentaries.

Vidders that have made their vids available for commentary still out number the writers 4 to 1, so all attempts to get the word out and encourage everyone to join in the challenge will be greatly appreciated! If you haven't already, I do hope that you will all decide to share your vision of your favourite vids with the community; what you see is invaluable!

Enjoy, and Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians! \o/
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posted by [personal profile] deathisyourart at 11:42pm on 20/06/2009 under
Welcome new members of the community! Thank you all for your interest, as well as your willingness to volunteer both your commentary skills and your vids; I truly appreciate it. So far six members have signed up to write commentary, but we are in need of more. Would you all be so kind as to pimp the community to your friends-list? As core members of your audience they are people who potentially love your vids enough to write commentary on them, so we need these awesome individuals!

Pimping banners can be found at the bottom of the Introductory and Information post if you would like to use them.

Thank you for your assistance!
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posted by [personal profile] deathisyourart at 02:51pm on 01/05/2009 under
The Multifandom VID Commentary Challenge!

The objective of this challenge is for you to write or record your own commentary for a vid (or many vids) that is/are not of your making. This is not a review, a critique, or a recommendation, and we don't want a rehash of what the vidder says they did, we want to know what you believe the vid is doing; how and why it works.

Since this challenge requires you to work with vids that are not your own we require that you have vidder permission before beginning; you can obtain that permission either by e-mailing the vidder directly (if you know what vid you would like to work with), or you can check the Vidder Permission Post (linked below) to see who has volunteered their vids for use.

You, as commentator, can choose to either produce a written commentary with screencaps, or an audio/video commentary with a transcript. For examples of the different types of vid commentaries that we are looking for, check out the following links:

Written Commentary:
[personal profile] 12_12_12's commentary for Desert Rose by [personal profile] phoenixchilde.

[personal profile] 12_12_12's commentary for People All Get Ready by [personal profile] heresluck.

[personal profile] deathisyourart's commentary for Red by [personal profile] obsessive24.

Audio/Video Commentary
Andrew Dignan, Kevin B. Lee, and Matt Zoller Seitz of look at the title sequences for The Wire
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5

The Dates:

Sign-up: Now until the 17th of July.
Pimping: June 10th until June 30th.
Posting: July 1st until July 31st.

The Rules:

1.) Vids of all fandoms, characters, and/or pairings are permitted for commentary.

2.) More than one person can write or record a vid commentary on the same vid.

3.) You must have vidder permission before signing up for this challenge. I will be confirming this agreement between you and the vidder independently through private messages and e-mail, so please do not sign up before you are sure that the vidder is comfortable with you using his/her vid.

4.) Any vidder who wishes to give blanket permission or specific vid permissions can do so in the Vidder Permission Master List (linked below). Be warned that if you give permission to one person then you are giving permission to all.

5.) There is no maximum number of commentaries that you can sign-up for, but please be practical about what you can actually finish in the time allotted.

6.) I do not want to restrict anyone by saying that they cannot write a commentary on a vid that they beta-ed; however, this is about your views on what the vid is doing and how and why it works, not the vidders. I am trusting you to decide if your opinions on the vid have been overly influenced by the beta process and what the vidder's own intentions were, and to avoid picking a vid where this is the case.

7.) Please post all vid commentaries straight to the community, with a cut tag after the standard header. If you want to also post it to your own LJ then I ask that you wait a week after posting here.

8.) Hosting: All screencaps must be hosted on your own webspace/photobucket/scrapbook account. No hotlinking! All audio commentaries must be hosted on your own website or streaming site account and embeded within your post, not just linked.

9.) In the event that you are unable to finish the commentary you signed up for, please send me a private message immediately and I will remove you from the list.

10.) I encourage discussion in the comment section of the commentaries, but I do not tolerate trolls, flames, or any kind of rude behaviour. One infraction will get you a warning, multiple will get you banned and your named passed to every moderator of every community I know.

11.) The Dreamwidth amendment: If you possess both a Livejournal and Dreamwidth account, then please crosspost to both versions of this community and leave comments open on both sides. If you only have one journal or the other, then please indicate at the bottom of your post Posted to ***** journal only and I will mirror the post on the other journal service.

Signing Up

COMMENTATOR SIGN-UP - this is for commentators who wish to volunteer and claim a vid as their very own. Please leave your name, the vid title, the vidder, the fandom of the vid, and a link to the streaming/download page/LJ entry where it can be found. Note: We prefer LJ announcement entries over direct links to vid pages so that members of this community can leave feedback for the vidder if they wish.

VIDDER PERMISSION SIGN-UP - For vidders who wish to volunteer their work (either all or just specific vids) for commentary. Please leave your vidder name and a link to your webpage/vid tag page/vid announcement post(s).




All commentaries, should be posted to the community with screencaps and streaming audio hosted on your own accounts. No hotlinking! After the standard header please use an LJcut, and if the commentary takes more than one entry please remember to link them to one another, thank you!

For the subject line of the post:

Title by {vidder name here}, commentary by {your name here}.

Please use the standard header in the body:


Commentary By:

Ratings, warnings, and summaries are optional. Exception: All NSFW content must have a warning. Also, remember to place everything other than the standard header behind a cut tag.

Community Promotional Banners )

If you have any questions please ask them here in this post.
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VID Commentary Challenge 2009 - Vidder Sign-Up

If you are a vidder that would like to give permission for your vid(s) to be used for the commentary challenge then please comment here with your name and either a link to all your vids, or the specific ones that you would like to give permission for -- LJ announcement pages, vid tage pages, websites and streaming sites are all allowed.


Reminder: Please check the master list to make sure that all the information is accurate. The master list will be updated daily and the time at which it is done placed at the top of the page.
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Vid Commentary Challenge 2009 - Commentator Sign-Up

Sign up here for the vid(s) that you wish to write/record commentary for. There is no maximum number of vids that you can sign-up for; however, please do not sign-up for more than you can realistically complete in the time allotted. If you are unable to complete one or more of the commentaries that you signed up for, then please send me (deathisyourart) a private message or an e-mail and I will remove it/them from the master list.

When commenting please include your name, the title of the vid that you will be commenting on, the vidder's name, the fandom, and a link to the webpage/vid announcement page/streaming site. We prefer that you use the vid announcement page if possible, since it allows other members to leave feedback for the vidder if they wish to.

Remember that you must have vidder permission before signing up! If you do not have a specific vid that you would like to work with, then you can check the master list of vidder permission to see who has volunteered their vids for commentary.


Reminder: Please check the master list to make sure that all the information is accurate. The master list will be updated daily and the time at which it is done placed at the top of the page.
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posted by [personal profile] deathisyourart at 02:47pm on 01/05/2009 under
Vidder Permission Master List
Updated: July 15th

This is the complete list of vidders who have given their permission for their vid(s) to be used for this commentary challenge. If there is any inaccurate information in this post then please e-mail, or send a private message to the moderator.

LJ vid tag

Youtube account
AMV account

LJ vid tag

LJ vid tag

LJ vid tag

LJ vid tag

LJ post for Beautiful

LJ sticky post

LJ sticky post
Bam vid vault streaming

LJ sticky post

LJ vid tag

Clucking Belles - Sherrold

LJ vid tag

LJ vid tag

LJ vid tag

Di - Di_br
LJ vid tag

Dragonchic - bananainpyjamas
LJ vid tag

e^y - etothey

Fabella - wistful_fever
LJ sticky post

Flummery - Seah and Margie

LJ vid tag

Here's luck

LJ vid tag

LJ vid tag




LJ vid tag

Bam Vid Vault streaming
Blip TV streaming



LJ vid tag


LJ vid tag

LJ sticky post

Nicole Anell
LJ vid Memories

LJ sticky post

Reese - dreamrequiem

LJ memories page

LJ memories page
Website - Buffy vid page

DWidth vid tag

Bam vid vault streaming
DWidth sticky post

Youtube Channel - new vids

LJ vid tag

LJ vid tag

Tearful eye
LJ sticky post

LJ sticky post

LJ vid tag
Website - solo vids only
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posted by [personal profile] deathisyourart at 02:43pm on 01/05/2009 under
Claimed Vids & Volunteers Master List
Updated: August 7th 2009

The following list contains all claimed vids and the volunteers attached to them divided first by fandom, then in alphabetical order by title. If there is any inaccurate information in this post then please e-mail, or send a private message to the moderator.

...and Ladies With Pretty Hair by [personal profile] hollywoodgrrl (complete)

Scarlet Ribbons by [profile] aycheb (complete)

Half Acre by [personal profile] jarrow & [personal profile] laurashapiro (complete)

Tear You Apart by [personal profile] bradcpu (complete)

DLZ by [personal profile] bop_radar (complete)

Everything's Not Lost by [personal profile] trelkez (complete)

Who found Mr fabulous by [personal profile] kuwdora (complete)

Above & Below by [personal profile] counteragent (complete)

Patterns by [profile] halcyon_shift (complete)
Unknown Soldier by [profile] halcyon_shift (extension)

Weak by [personal profile] charmax (complete - Not yet posted to Dreamwidth)

What We Had by [profile] cherryice (complete)

Unnatural Selection by [personal profile] charmax (complete)

Goodnight Moon by [personal profile] bradcpu (extension)

Why by [profile] humansrsuperior (complete - not yet posted to Dreamwidth))

The Pinky and the Brain by [personal profile] chayiana (complete)

The Wizard and I by [profile] chasarumba (extension)

Elemental by [profile] wistful_fever (extension)

Thuvia Ptarth
Ding!Dong! by [personal profile] kiki_miserychic

Beautiful by [profile] castorsfate (complete)



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