I started watching fanvids at WisCon 2009, thanks to Skud, and particularly loved a few, such as "What About"
and its monochromatic remix
, "Grapevine Fires"
, "Hey Ho"
, and "Us"
. Once I decided to make "Pipeline"
, I started rewatching and seeking out vids with a political message, multifandom/multisource vids, ambitious vids, and vids that used still photos, screencasts, comics, and similar material well. I took notes, sometimes brief and sometimes detailed, of lessons I took from those vids (especially particularly fine-grained "how do you do that" bits of technique). This feels like something to share.
With some arbitrary categorization for ease of skimming, here are some vids I learned from:
Using stills well
( three vids )
( four and a half vids )
( six vids )
( two vids )
And of course I learned from a ton of other sources, like a ton of meta about vidding, and Tony Zhou's "Every Frame a Painting" video series, and the scores of vids I've watched over the years. Anyway, hope someone finds this of interest.