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(Recs) The BMVD

19th April 2008 (16:44)

Something I've been meaning to mention for a while is that the Buffyverse Music Video Database is back online. (And has been for about 4 weeks now, hence the "for a while" bit :-) ). If you've never seen the site, it's an indexed list of over 2,000 Buffy fanvids, searchable by character/pairing, category, vidder name, and so forth. (Although not by song artist, unfortunately). It was also pretty much my introduction to vidding, a couple of years ago. 

A friend on RPGnet had recced a vid by sdwolfpup, and I fell in love with the concept, but spent a long time not really knowing how to find others like it. (I wasn't on LJ then). I followed links and recs from one site to another... and then I found the BMVD and it was like striking the motherlode. I spent hours browsing through it downloading anything that caught my eye, and eventually decided to take the plunge and try making one myself. (And I've now got my own vids listed on the BMVD, under StephenT rather than  stormwreathsince I hadn't made up that name back then....)

Just over a year ago, the database suffered file corruption and went offline. It's now under new ownership, rebuilt and up and running again, and I'd definitely recommend having a look at it.

*Trivia note* The one of my vids that's been clicked on the most at the BMVD is the Willow /Tara one. The least favourite is the more recent Faith one - and there's a 2-1 difference between them. Does nobody like Faith? :-( 


Posted by: Katie-kat (katiekat641)
Posted at: 19th April 2008 17:44 (UTC)

I love Faith!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 19th April 2008 19:34 (UTC)

I'm glad someone does. :-) I do too!

Posted by: araceli (mana1023)
Posted at: 19th April 2008 23:23 (UTC)

Ooh, I'll have I check out this site. And I like Faith, better than Will/Tara even (as a couple).

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 20th April 2008 01:19 (UTC)

How about Willow/Faith as a couple, though? (And even Faith/Tara to complete the triangle, although that's less likely IMO :-) )

Posted by: araceli (mana1023)
Posted at: 20th April 2008 04:23 (UTC)

Hm...Faith/Tara I could see before Faith/Will.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 20th April 2008 11:51 (UTC)

*Points to "From Ancient Grudge" in the Buffy Fanfiction of my Links sidebar.*

They've got an awful lot in common (the whole "redemption from evil" thing) and as for their differences: Willow wishes she were more outgoing and self-confident (like Faith is) and Faith wishes she were more connected and part of things (like Willow is), so they complement each other. Sure, there's the whole "they hate each other's guts" thing - but so did Buffy and Spike, and look at where they ended up. ;-)

Posted by: vltavska (vltavska)
Posted at: 20th April 2008 14:04 (UTC)

I liked the Faith/Buffy one, just the quality wasn't as good, but the song was awesome- Sinead O'Connor is fab, but I thought you really captured the Tillow one, and the quality of the 'caps' was that but better... but yep, waiting for the Willow/Faith vid ;p

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 20th April 2008 15:55 (UTC)

The only problem with doing a Willow/Faith vid is the almost total lack of footage of the two of them interacting... it would either be a 15-second vid, or lots of unrelated shots of the two of them looking straight to camera without anyone else in shot...

As for the Buffy/Faith one, I was actually thinking of "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor", not "When Did The Light Die" which, to be fair, was the first one I ever did... (Yes, I've done not one but two Fuffy vids. There's no hope left...)

Thanks for the comments! And glad you liked them.

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