cyborganize: (Cylon Vidding Machine)
A diptych from Janelle Monáe's Electric Lady album.

I haven't created a vid since 2012. It will probably be another 5 years before I can make the time again. But it was totally worth the sleep deprivation!

There was a lot of serendipity involved in this project. "Robot Love Is Queer" was the inspiration for and introduction to my WisCon playlist. I've always wanted to vid one of the talk radio interludes on Electric Lady. When I developed the concept, did I know that George Clinton put out a Metropolis-themed music video in 1996? I did not! I found it randomly after downloading a bunch of George Clinton material for DJ Crash Crash. Hat tip to [personal profile] futuransky for suggesting Westworld's Charlotte Hale to play Peggy Lakeshore. (Gaius Baltar was all me – he's the ultimate Josh.)

Tickled by the challenge playlist for guest of honor Kelly Sue DeConnick, I figured I could also manage a one-shot vid for the Emerald City episode that she wrote. It seemed appropriate to choose another song from the same album, and "Look Into My Eyes" was the shortest! It was perfect for the theme of media authorship as adaptation and transformation. I wanted to incorporate some comics since that's DeConnick's primary oeuvre. Did I know that Marvel did an Avengers reimagining of The Wizard of Oz? I did not! I found that by looking on Wikipedia.

Extra special thanks to [personal profile] metatxt for making it possible for me personally to bring these pieces to fruition – and for bringing Vid Party into the world for all of us!





Audio:
"Our Favorite Fugitive (Interlude)," Janelle Monáe

Video:
Metropolis (dir. Fritz Lang, 1927)
Westworld (2016- )
Battlestar Galactica (2003-2009)
Janelle Monáe, Many Moons (dir. Alan Ferguson and The Wondaland Arts Society, 2008)
George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars, If Anybody Gets Funked Up (It's Gonna Be You) (dir. David Nelson, 1996)

Warnings: fast cutting; short clip of choking/assault

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Audio:
"Look Into My Eyes," Janelle Monáe

Video:
Emerald City (NBC, 2017), episode 6 "Beautiful Wickedness," teleplay by Kelly Sue DeConnick
The Wizard of Oz (dir. Victor Fleming, 1939)
Avengers Fairy Tales, No. 4 (Marvel, 2008)

Warnings: bright flashes and fast cutting; short clip of gun violence

DOWNLOAD / subtitles
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For *research* purposes I'm trying to map out what happened with Swan Queen fandom. I'll post this to Tumblr when it's done, but who wants to TYPE there...

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