Vividcon 2005
2005 Character Study: Women

Heroes, sidekicks, villains. Just don't call them "baby." VJ: Laura Shapiro

# Title Vidder(s) Song (if different) Artist Fandom(s) Duration Download URL
1 Mi Vida Loca California Crew Pam Tillis Remington Steele None
A VCR vid that really moves.
2 Window of Opportunity here's luck Maryn Cadell Wonderfalls None
Irrepressibly charming, this vid makes great use of an unusual song to highlight the heroine’s less-than-stellar attitude.
3 Woman Like a Man Magpie and Wolfling Damien Rice Buffy the Vampire Slayer None
A thought-provoking song choice and a rare treatment of Faith’s entire arc make this vid a standout.
4 There's No Way Out of Here gwyneth David Gilmour Buffy the Vampire Slayer, La Femme Nikita and The X-Files None
Unusual multi-fandom vid that takes a serious look at what these three women have in common. This was one of the first vids I ever saw that made a lasting impression on me.
5 Maid on the Shore Commodorified Stan Rogers Pirates of the Caribbean None
Elizabeth deserves more attention. I love the sensitive editing here.
6 New Age Girl Rocketchick Deadeye Dick Xena: Warrior Princess None
I never realized Gabrielle was so funny.
7 Coming Up from Behind Killa Marcy Playground Witchblade None
An outstanding recruiter vid for anyone who likes a strong central female character.
8 Cherry Lips Roksx Garbage Farscape None
A hell of a lot of fun.
9 I Saved the World Today Birgit The Eurythmics Farscape None
A rare look at Aeryn’s development over time; in other words: angst, angst, angst.
10 River LithiumDoll The Matthew Good Band Firefly None
Touching vid with interesting use of black-and-white footage and show dialogue. I like the way the vid keeps returning to the same moment.
11 When I Paint My Masterpiece sisabet Emmylou Harris Battlestar Galactica (2003) None
A well-rounded portrait of a complex character, with movement to die for. Makes me catch my breath.
12 History Repeating Killa, Luminosity and WOAD Society The Propellerheads, with Shirley Bassey Highlander None
After five years’ watching, this is still my favorite vid in the world.
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