My first set of recs for today comes thanks to stage6, which I have only recently explored in any detail. There's a wealth of Smallville vids on there, many of which I had not seen. I was particularly impressed by these vids by planetelara:
- Stop: a feverpitch-fast gen action vid for Smallville--these are surprisingly rare. The action was really tightly controlled and spans an amazing amount of footage.
- My perfect enemy: think you know who this one's about?! ;) Actually it's from Lex's pov, re. Clark, but it's a highly effective Clex enemies vid. There should be more of these!
- Who knew: I have a soft spot for Pink, and also for Clana these days, so this vid really charmed me. Despite the familiarity of the song, it really felt made for these two by the end of the vid, and for Clana fans it builds in lots of great moments.
- Never far behind: a Chlark vid, which I found very true to the source--meaning it's shippy from Chloe's perspective but heavily grounded in the friendship. It uses lots of cute moments in an original way.
Open Your EyesOpen Your Eyes</a> is 'new to me' for two reasons: the vidder, di_br, is new to me, but so is the fandom--this is the first Pushing Daisies vid I've seen. Sad but true! Open Your Eyes lived up to my high expectations by piling on the super-cute where Ned and Chuck are concerned. Waah, I miss Ned's dorkiness so much. :(
While at di_br's journal, I also checked out her Tenth Doctor vid to Map of the Problematique. It's a very dark, angsty look at Ten, and I appreciated that.
My final 'new to me' came about because I got to thinking 'you know what I've never seen?! A Bollywood fanvid!' Those movies are MADE for fanvids, surely?! So I googled and found this:
I don't feel like dancing. The quality's not great but it truly does not matter, for it is EXACTLY what I was looking for. The song is perfect! It made me cry with laughter which is what all good Bollywood movies achieve. My favourite part is the spinning, head-banging guy in the blue cap at 2.10. I don't know why. :D
Now I get to go check counteragent's LJ to find other recs...