Vividcon 2007
2007 Geneology of Vidding

This opening vidshow-and-panel-in-one traces the development of live-action vidding and highlights major factors that have contributed to shaping the live-action vidding scene we know today. VJ and moderator: rache

# Title Vidder(s) Song (if different) Artist Fandom(s) Duration Download URL
1 Oh Boy California Crew, Sterling Eidolan and The Odd Woman In Buddy Holly Quantum Leap None
Mediawest aesthetic. Mediawest was all about acccessibility of the vid to the audience. Target reading level K-3.
2 Nobody's Side JAC aka Judy Chien "Chess" Cast Recording Wiseguy None
A "feral vidder" of the era, showing at Mediawest. Long clips per the era, character focus in song choice, tight POV.
3 Polka Party Vid Weasels and Waldo. Weird Al Yankovic Multi None
Modern, multimedia version of a Mediawest vid.
4 Temper of Revenge Mary Van Deusen Julia Ecklar Miami Vice None
MVD taught character focus including song choice, narrative story, and cutting to the beat. Limited number of living-room vids. May be the originator of the three- to four-minute vid guideline.
5 Too Long a Soldier Deejay Pat Benetar The Professionals None
Taught by MVD. Character focused, but the vidder also took a chance by incorporating outside footage to tell the story.
6 Clean Jill and Kay Depeche Mode Highlander None
San Francisco aesthetic: character focus, song choice, context dependence, use of theme, color palette.
7 So Pure Katharine and Pam Alanis Morissette Homicide: Life on the Street None
Very influential in defining the Escapade aesthetic. Note the rare use of second-person POV in the vid, and the extended dance metaphor. Accessible, yet meta.
8 Hair Media Cannibals Original Broadway cast of Hair Multi None
VCR-era version of an Escapade multimedia vid, with commentary about fandom incorporated into the vid.
9 Ghost Morgan Dawn Live Doctor Who (2005) None
Modern version of the San Francisco aesthetic, by way of Escapade. Pay particular attention to the use of color to support multiple levels of meaning.
10 Language Carol S and WOAD Society Suzanne Vega Stargate SG-1 None
Technological advances and the birth of WOAD--playing with the tech and creating acceptance of tech.
11 Dante's Prayer Killa and WOAD Society Loreena McKennitt Star Trek TOS None
Movie vids show: Uses the rise and fall of the music and one very specific set of scenes from the movie to build a breathtaking climax for the relationship of two primary characters.
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