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Congratulations everyone and THANK YOU so much for participating in this small vid exchange. The vidder's identities are revealed and everyone's welcome to edit in signed versions to their AO3 posts, crosspost vids, etc.

Here's a masterlist )

Also, a public service announcement: FESTIVIDS sign-ups are open until October 14th!
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Vid Exchange Collection

Go. Watch. Flail. Repeat.

Please note that there are two vids that are still coming, so look for those tomorrow. I have talked with both vidders just today and they expect to have them up soon.

Thank you to all who participated and to our pinch hitter.
Vidder reveals will be next week (Friday).
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We've had a couple folks request a bit of extra time. So, we'll be having a small extension.

Vids will be opened/visible to all as soon as they've all been posted or on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5th -- whichever comes first.

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So, the deadline is approaching. *meep*

September 30th (end of day your time)

Kudos to the vidders who have already submitted their vids!!!

Thank you to everyone who popped in with a quick note on my last post and letting me know your status. I'll check in with you after we get through the weekend.

If you haven't mentioned anything and I don't hear from you/see a vid posted, I'll send out a quick email in a couple days just to check in.

As always, please let me know if you're going to default so I can see if I can find a pinch hitter.

Feel free to leave a note about your vid, vid status, etc. Comments are screened, so you won't give anything away.
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10 days to go!!!
How are the vids coming along?

We do have one opportunity for a pinch hitter -- any volunteers, please comment (comments are screened) or PM me.

Pinch Hitter found!!! THANK YOU! <333

If anyone needs an extension or feels they're not going to be able to complete a vid, please let me know. Comments here are screened or you can always PM.
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How's it going?

I was very excited to see that we already have two 'mystery works' in our exchange. WOO-HOO!!
*this is all very exciting*

DON'T PANIC!! There's still a month to go. :D

beta stuff and ticky boxes )
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How goes the vidding? Have you picked a song yet? Laid anything on your timeline? Pulled out any hair?

posting instructions )

Questions? Comments? Please let me know. HAPPY VIDDING! :D
~crossposted to LJ
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I've let AO3 do it's thing ((it's magical!!)) and when I cross-checked it, there were a couple cases where only one fandom was matchable - but everyone should have at least one.
-----That means that assignments have gone out and vid-plotting can commence. HUZZAH!!!

You should've been notified via AO3 and they seem to have it together but please do me a favor and let me know you've gotten the assignment. PM or email, leave a comment here saying I GOT IT (just don't say who you got) --- whatever is easiest. If you do NOT have an email with your assignment, please let me know!!!

Dear Vidder
Similar to most fic exchanges and festivids, participants are more than welcome to leave a link to a "Dear Vidder" letter in the comments. Dear Vidder letters are completely optional and are designed to give your vidder ideas of things you're interested in (examples). Just a reminder that your vidder does not have to use your suggestions, matching is on fandom only.

One of the things I find amazing at festivids is the amount of "treats" people make above and beyond the exchange. So why not do the same here? Feel free to browse the "Dear Vidder" letters. You do not have to be signed up for the exchange in order to make "treats", anyone and everyone is welcome.

Details about posting vids will be up in a couple of weeks (after VividCon, is anyone going?). In the meantime, if you have any questions, please let me know.

~ crossposted to livejournal
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General Rules/FAQ:
By participating in the vid exchange, you agree to make a video in a matching fandom of at least 1 minute in length by September 30th. In exchange, a vid for a fandom you are requesting will be made by a mystery vidder.

When signing up, you need to request at least 3 fandoms you can request up to 6 fandoms. You also need to offer at least 3 fandoms, although you can offer up to 10.

The character and description areas of the signup are available for you to provide additional information about what you like about the fandom, what things you may or may not want in a vid, music preferences, etc. Please be aware that this is optional for your vidder. Also, like other exchanges (ie. yuletide, festivids, etc.) we will also have an optional 'Dear Vidder' post.

Signups on AO3
Signups are open from now until July 31st.

AO3 Tutorial: signing up for a gift exchange
This is my first time using the AO3 collection and challenges as a host, so if you have any questions or run across any issues with the form, please let me know.
Also, if you are in need of an AO3 invite, let me know.

All vidders are welcome, the more the merrier!!
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Just a reminder that Fandom Nominations (DW)/Fandom Nomincations (LJ) are open until July 20th.

Signups to participate in the exchange will begin July 21st!!

For those unfamiliar with AO3, I wanted to provide some useful links:

+ Fan Video and Multimedia includes several resources of interest to vidders, particularly how to embed a video on AO3
+ Collections and Challenges which contains a wall of text, but useful to explain the details of terms such as 'unrevealed' and 'anonymous'.
+ Tutorial: How to Sign up for a gift exchange
+ Tutorial: Posting a work to a challenge

One of the nice things about the AO3 Collection and Challenge is that the post is made by YOU and yet can remain anonymous for a short period of time for that warm-fuzzy anon period*.
After artist reveals, the post is STILL YOURS and any comments, hit counts, kudos, etc. remain in one place. Cool, huh?

If anyone does not have an AO3 account and would like to participate, please comment and we'll coordinate getting you an invite. :D

*Keep in mind that using your own YouTube account may give away your identity! You may mask your identity however you wish in your post and edit it after the exchange however you'd like. I will have a vimeo account available if participants would like to use it. Embeds will not be required, a working download link is sufficient.

crossposted to [ profile] ao3vidders
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Fandom Nominations are open from now until July 20th.

You may nominate to up six (6) fandoms that you'd like to see included in the exchange. Nominating fandoms does not obligate you to participate in the exchange, but please only nominate if you're planning on participating.

All fandoms welcome - large or small. However, please consider how accessible the source material is for vidders when nominating fandoms.


When you enter a fandom, select 'Submit another response' if you'd like to add another fandom. You may nominate up to six (6) fandoms.

If you'd like, you can view fandoms that have already been nominated.

I've updated our profile with some more information about the exchange. Let me know if you have any questions!!

Also, if you're in need of an AO3 invite, please comment to let me know.

crossposted to [ profile] ao3vidders
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*dusts off community*


I was wondering what the interest would be in a multi-fandom vid exchange. I've wanted one for so long that contains some of the larger fandoms that I thought it might be best just to run one! :D

P.S. My intention is to use the AO3 challenge feature within the Collections to do matches and such - perhaps encouraging more vidders to archive there (?). So having an AO3 account would be pretty important. With the recent activity there, getting new accounts might be difficult. Thoughts?

Looking at the calendar of events, and if there is enough interest in an exchange, I would expect our schedule to be something like this:

Fandom nominations: July 10th - July 20th
Vidder Sign-Ups: July 21st - July 31st
Vids due: September 30th

poll )
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Temple of Love
by [personal profile] such_heights
fandom: Battlestar Galactica
music: Temple of Love - Sisters of Mercy
summary: With a gun for a lover and a shot for the pain at hand.
notes: made for [personal profile] enigel in the [community profile] ao3vidders auction.

Notes, streaming, and download links.
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So, many of you already know about the Vidding Roadmap that is underway at OTW, right? In preparation of promoting things, they are hosting a multi-media contest (wallpapers, icons, buttons, even vids!)

The goal of the graphics is to promote multimedia transformative works in general--to create art about art, or vids about vids, or art about vidding or vids about artmaking or, well you get the idea. There'll be some tickybox type voting and there will be prizes and such--so if you're an artist or a vidder and support the OTW and want a Torrent of Your Own (streaming to come next!) you should make and submit something!

OTW TO3 Graphics Challenge

Details can be found here where they want your icons, your graphics, your remixed media...


Aug. 3rd, 2010 03:20 pm
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Some of the vids are starting to get posted!! Here's a list of vids that have been posted to our sister community on LJ so far.

Nikki Heat ala 'Moonlighting' theme for franzeska by greenpear

In Te Domine for yourlibrarian by ash48

Coming Closer for prehistoric_sea by colls

The World Is In My Hand for cesperanza by aruna7
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Once again, I want to thank everyone for being so supportive and making this auction a success so far. Now is the time when all the hard work is going on - I can sense the anticipation!

A few housekeeping things:
1) For those of you who have finished your vid, you are utterly awesome. Please feel free to post it wherever you'd like (it's your vid, afterall). We would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE for you to post it here as well. :D Feel free to post a link, post an embed, whatever format strikes your fancy. It would be great if you could post the fandom so we can be sure to tag it right.

2) We've got beta posts!! click here to be a beta and if none are available and/or fit your needs, then click here to seek a beta.

3) Also, just a reminder. If you feel you won't be able to complete your vid by mid-August, please try and let us know by the end of July (or let us know that you've made arrangements for an extension with your bidder).

4) We'll post a masterlist at the conclusion of the whole thing in both comms.

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Well, the bidders are certainly on top of their game. We even had some exciting last-minute bidding battles going on! :) There are still 4 or 5 auctions waiting for confirmation (which is totally fine, btw) but I wanted to let you all know the overall results.


Yup, you all totally rock!!!
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The AO3 Vidding Auctions are now CLOSED!

Congratulations to the winning bidders!! (I'll be replying to your winning bids momentarily, so you'll know who you are!)
*tosses confetti*

next steps )
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This is a reminder that bidding for the AO3 Vidders Auction closes at midnight (UTC) on May 30th. (8pm Eastern)
When is that for me? (aka World Clock)

BIDDERS: Please check the posts to see if you've been outbid!

Each auction will formally be closed by a mod-comment (as close to midnight UTC as we can get). Details about what to do next, donation confirmation, etc. will be up shortly after that. See what happens when I win an auction?

As always, feel free to leave a comment or PM a mod if you have any questions. :)
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Wow! We've had a great turnout and a lot of exciting auctions going on! This is a reminder that bidding for the AO3 Vidders Auction closes at midnight (UTC) on May 30th.
When is that for me? (aka World Clock)

Details and links to the 18 open auctions can be found here.