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My first fanvid premiered this weekend at WisCon 37!

Here is the link to the vid for those who missed it and those who would like to watch it again and/or share it with others (password: Echo).

Song: My Kind of Love by Emeli Sandé
Fandom: Dollhouse

Download file here (96MB, zipped)

"My Kind of Love" Dollhouse Vid from Roxanne Samer on Vimeo.

on 2013-05-30 01:11 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] chaila
This was really interesting to see at the show! And I've rewatched it a couple times because this take on the source is different than any I've seen. I never watched Dollhouse so I'm sure I'm missing a ton; though I obviously did see lots of discussions about it, so I think I kind of get where you're jumping off from. Coming from the perspective of Echo's awareness/agency adds a different perspective that I hadn't seen before. It seemed like Echo was slowly becoming aware of the reality of what's going on, both through her own experiences and through connections with and observations of other dolls or potential allies, which added a really interesting sort of collective awareness/action to this.

I was kind of curious about one thing, if you don't mind a question. How were you using the Dollhouse people here, like Adele (sp?) and the people working for her or she's working for? I couldn't figure out if and how they might be potential allies or if they were straight-up villains?

on 2013-05-31 02:23 am (UTC)
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Oh interesting! I totally read them in different roles, and was just a bit unsure of whether their roles were changing or what was happening. I hadn't realized that Adele becomes part of the eventual resistance, or the larger corporate thing going on.

on 2013-06-01 11:18 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] cyborganize
OH SHOW. I don't want to go into a tangent about all my Dollhouse opinions -- suffice it to say that it was TRYING to do something really interesting, and I wish it had been longer/better. You really highlight what it COULD HAVE BEEN if it had gotten to Echo as a real character sooner and stayed there. I loved how you presented Echo as the least a victim of the Dollhouse (less of a pawn than the staff, ultimately), and the most the heroine who tries to save them all!

on 2013-06-01 11:27 pm (UTC)
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Admittedly, I left Dollhouse just when it was getting good (The Attic) because I couldn't deal anymore. J tells me I should finish it...and this vid made me WANT to finish it.

Am I right to read the song as being directed to the audience? That this vid is Echo breaking the 4th wall? I enjoyed how the vid highlights Echo as savior, but also that her "kind of love" means using the dynamic subjectivity she developed as a doll as a weapon of resistance and solidarity.

on 2013-06-08 03:46 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] beccatoria
Hey - thanks for the link. I haven't seen the show but this vid is really interesting. Clearly I'm missing layers here, but I really like what the song choice does for the footage. It's a song about determination and brutality and loss but it's a love song, and there's something lovely about the way you vid with and against that throughout the vid.

I got the sense that this was a vid rooted deeply in the context of the show and the clips and what they meant, specifically, juxtaposed against the lyrics you chose - which is my favourite kind of vid. Unfortunately, that is often not such an accessible vid for those who haven't seen the source. Despite that, and regardless of the fact it may be inaccurate, I left this feeling like I had a very clear, and very specific picture of Echo and the show in general. I...think I got what you were trying to say. And it also made me wonder if I should resurrect that vidding meta I never wrote about how sometimes I think we're wrong to associate the more surface-visual vids with accessibility because sometimes a viewer doesn't need to understand all the context to know there much be context and to be intrigued by depths they can sense but not yet understand.

Anyway, thank you for the link to this!


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