Vividcon 2017
2017 Go Long!

You’ve probably heard the vidding “rule” that vids should be no longer than three-and-a-half minutes — or four minutes, at the very most! — but by golly, sometimes that’s just not enough time for the vid to do what it needs to do. How can vidders keep their audiences engaged for four-and-a-half, five minutes… or even longer? Song choice, pacing, concept… we’ll watch some long-ass vids and then talk about what makes them successful. VJ: sweetestdrain

# Title Vidder(s) Song (if different) Artist Fandom(s) Duration Download URL
1 Expo lim Turn Up the Faders Nathan Asher & The Infantry Iron Man 0:04:00 [link]
The first rule of longer vids: pacing, pacing, pacing. (4:00)
2 Some Time Around Midnight bop_radar The Airborne Toxic Event Battlestar Galactica (2003) 0:05:06 [link]
Dig deep into the emotional arc. (5:06)
3 Can't Hold Us Desdemon Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Hannibal (NBC) 0:06:04 [link]
Tell both sides of the story. (6:04)
4 Land sweetestdrain Patti Smith Terminator universe 0:09:51
Build metaphors and then keep building. (9:52)
5 There There Luminosity Radiohead Angel 0:05:20 [link]
Dramatic tension is a long vid's best friend. (5:20)
6 What's Mine Is Yours Fray-Adjacent Sleater-Kinney Orphan Black 0:04:58 [link]
The song's structure can help broaden the vid's perspective. (4:58)
7 Pulse KatrinDepp Home, Circadian Dotan, Falling Up Doctor Who 0:04:58 [link]
Dialogue from the show can maintain interest and build on the viewer's understanding.(4:58)
8 Battle Cry thingswithwings Angel Haze & Sia Luke Cage 0:04:54 [link]
Each character can have their time to shine. (4:54)
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