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bradcpu
01 September 2027 @ 07:00 pm
All of my vids can be found on LJ via the list below or by clicking on the vid tag. I'm also on YouTube, AO3.

EDIT: Most of the vids are available for download again.

Every vid Ive ever made, with LJ linksCollapse )

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bradcpu
19 August 2016 @ 01:30 pm
I was sitting outside the Premieres show room Friday night at VividCon an hour before the show started, the first one to line up and with no one else in sight, gulping alcohol and trying to stop shaking. It was around that time - during my ninth VVC - that I finally came to accept that I'll always be nervous at these things. And I'm not sure that's a bad thing.

Some thoughts on the conCollapse )

tl;dr - starships are meant to fly

Here are a few of the new (non-CVV) vids I enjoyed during the weekend:

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bradcpu
17 August 2016 @ 11:02 am


Rock a rhyme that's right on time

By bradcpu and milly
Length: 2:36
Fandom: Legends of Tomorrow
Song/Artist: "It's Tricky" by Run-DMC
Premiered at Club Vivid, VividCon 2016
Here on AO3 / Here on Tumblr

Milly had the idea but not the time, so we turned it into a Club Vivid collab. I did the verses and most of the clipping, and she handled most of the choruses and instrumental bits.

The show is my favorite thing on TV at the moment, which is a statement I didn't expect to ever make after watching the first episode! It's almost like they took a team of comic book characters and had them slowly evolve into real people, with real relationships and complex motivations. That's been a fascinating arc to watch. It doesn't hurt that it's beautiful to look at ... and of course I'm a sucker for team feels.

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Lyrics
This speech is my recital, I think it's very vital
To rock (A rhyme), that's right (On time)
It's Tricky is the title, here we go

It's Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that's right on time
It's Tricky, it's Tricky (Tricky) Tricky (Tricky)
It's Tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that's right on time
It's tricky, tricky (Tricky) tricky

In New York the people talk and try to make us rhyme
They really (hawk) but we just (walk) because we have no time
And in the city it's a pity 'cause we just can't hide
Tinted windows don't mean nothin', they know who's inside

It's tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that's right on time
It's tricky (How is it D?) Tricky (Tricky) Tricky (Tricky)
It's tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that's right on time
It's tricky tricky (Tricky) Tricky (Tricky) huh!

When I wake up people take up mostly all of my time
I'm not singin', phone keep ringin' 'cause I make up a rhyme
I'm not braggin', people naggin' 'cause they think I'm a star
Always tearin' what I'm wearin', I think they're goin' too far
A girl named Carol follows Daryll every gig we play
Then D dissed her and dismissed her, now she's jockin' Jay
I ain't lyin', girls be cryin' 'cause I'm on TV
They even bother my poor father 'cause he's down with me

It's tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that's right on time
It's tricky (How is it?) Tricky (Tricky) Tricky (Tricky)
It's tricky to rock a rhyme, to rock a rhyme that's right on time
It's tricky, tricky (Tricky) Tr
We are not thugs (We don't use drugs) but you assume (On your own)
They offer coke (And lots of dope) but we just leave it alone
It's like that y'all (Y'all), but we don't quit
You keep on (Rock!) shock! 'cause this is it

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Get infected by the sound

Length: 4:18
Fandom: Resident Evil (films)
Song/Artist: "Evacuate the Dancefloor" by Cascada
Premiered at Club Vivid, VividCon 2016
Here on AO3 / Here on Tumblr

No notes here, other than to say I have a lot of respect for the stuntpeople who risk their lives to entertain us with these kinds of wacky hijinks. Hope you have fun with this!

Thanks to milly for encouragement and hosting!

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Lyrics
Turn up the music, let's get out on the floor
I like to move it, come and give me some more
Watch me getting physical, out of control
There's people watching me, I never miss a beat

Steal the night, kill the lights, feel it under your skin
Time is right, keep it tight cause it's pulling you in
Wrap it up you can't stop cause it feels like an overdose

(Chorus x2)
Evacuate the dancefloor
I'm infected by the sound
Stop this beat is killing me
Hey Dr. DJ let the music take me underground

Temperature's rising, I'm about to explode
Watch me I'm intoxicated, taking the show
It's got me hypnotized, everybody step aside

Steal the night, kill the lights, feel it under your skin
Time is right, keep it tight cause it's pulling you in
Wrap it up you can't stop cause it feels like an overdose

(Chorus)

Come on and evacuate, feel the club is heating up
Move on and accelerate, push it to the top
Come on and evacuate, feel the club is heating up
Move on and accelerate, you don't have to be afraid

Now guess who's back with a brand new track
They got everybody in the club going mad
So everybody in the back get your back up
Off the wall and just shake that thing
Go crazy, yo lady, yo baby
Let me see you wreck that thing
Now drop it down low, low
Let me see you take it to the dance floor, yo

(Chorus)

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bradcpu
13 August 2016 @ 10:42 am


The preservation of the martyr in me.

Length: 3:35
Fandom: Harry Potter
Song/Artist: "Psychosocial" by Slipknot vs "Baby" by Justin Bieber with Ludacris, mashup by Isosene
Premiered at VividCon 2016
At AO3 / On Tumblr

Thanks to laurashapiro and milly for their help!

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Notes:
This started life a year ago as a planned dance vid for Club Vivid. In the end I had some concerns about it just not quite being the right fit for Club Vivid, so it turned into my Premieres vid at the con. Which was handy, since it was already done and I didn't really have time to do another vid for the Premieres show at that point.

The original idea was for a fun, somewhat cracky exploration of Tom/Voldemort's point of view. I'd imagine that he felt pretty constrained by a system that was slanted against Slytherin, to the detriment of all magical kind (from his perspective). It's kind of Voldemort as Magneto in that sense, I guess.

Anyway, it was supposed to be more cracky than this. Hopefully the "Baby" misdirection at least caught a few people off guard.

There's not a ton of tech work here. Most of the time-consuming structural work just involved intercutting of dream sequences and parallel images - with liberal use of jump cuts - to sell the Voldemort POV.

Lyrics
I did my time and I want out
So effusive - fade - it doesn't cut
The soul is not so vibrant
The reckoning, the sickening
Packaging subversion
Pseudo-sacrosanct perversion
Go drill your deserts, go dig your graves
Then fill your mouth with all the money you will save
Sinking in, getting smaller again
I'm done! It has begun!
I'm not the only one!

(Chorus)
And the reign will kill us all
We throw ourselves against the wall
But no one else can see
The preservation of the martyr in me
Psychosocial! (x6)

There are cracks in the road we laid
But where the temple fell
The secrets have gone mad
This is nothing new, but when we killed it all
The end was all we had
Who needs another mess?
We could start over
Just look me in the eyes and say I'm wrong!
(I'm going down, down, down, down
and I just can't believe...)
I think we're done! I'm not the only one!

(Chorus)

When I was 13, I had my first love
There was nobody that compared to my baby
Nobody came between us, no one could ever come above
She had me going crazy, oh I was starstruck
She woke me up daily, don't need no Starbucks
She made my heart pound
and skip a beat when I see her in the street and
at school on the playground
but I really want to see her on the weekend
She knows she got me dazing cause she was so amazing
And now my heart is breaking but I'll just keep on saying

Fake anti-fascist lie! (Psychosocial!)
I tried to tell you but (Psychosocial!)
Your purple hearts are giving out (Psychosocial!)
Can't stop a killing idea (Psychosocial!)
If it's hunting season (Psychosocial!)
Is this what you want? (Psychosocial!)
I'm not the only one!

(Chorus)

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bradcpu
08 October 2015 @ 12:18 pm
OMG  
Just when I thought this ship couldn't get more epic, this:





Gets followed by this:

 
 
bradcpu
01 October 2015 @ 09:14 am
I haven't been this into a show since the Epic Cara/Kahlan arc of Legend of the Seeker.

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bradcpu
14 August 2015 @ 03:31 pm
Just a handful of my favorite premieres from Vividcon last weekend:

Landslide (by Milly)
Hogwarts POV. I love my wife.

Afire Love (by Anoel)
Gut-wrenching look at the beginnings of AIDS in the U.S., using multiple sources.

Warriors (by John)
A very effective recruiter vid for The 100. IS THIS THE SHOW?? Also, the build toward the end is just sublime.

Bad Blood (by Milly)
Buffy/Faith, in a totes serious way.

A couple of Club Vivid favs!

1941 (by Rho)
The best pitch I've seen for Agent Carter, highlighted by some really clever music matching.

Anaconda (by Milly)
It's a Black Widow vid. To Anaconda.

Vid more video games please!

Journey (by SDWolfpup)
A gorgeous overview of the look, feel, and mood-focused narrative flow of this surprisingly moving game.

Madhouse (by Jetpack Monkey)
The vidder turned 15-year-old indie platformer Psychonauts into a surprisingly cohesive and enjoyable vid. Love the pacing and how well the cutscenes, gameplay, and artwork are blended.
 
 
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Take my hand.

Length: 4:12
Fandom: Guardians of the Galaxy
Song/Artist: "Knights of Cydonia" Orchestral Remix by Muse/Ian Cologne
Premiered at VividCon Challenge 2015
Tumblr / YouTube

Thanks to milly for beta help and hosting!

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bradcpu
09 August 2015 @ 10:33 am


Can you put the past away? House season 5.

Length: 4:18
Fandom: House M.D.
Song/Artist: "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind
Premiered at VividCon 2015

Thanks to the amazing laurashapiro for beta help and milly for hosting!

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