tishaturk: (professional geek)
Tisha Turk ([personal profile] tishaturk) wrote2014-04-30 03:15 pm

IAS presentation on music in vids

I've spent the semester on a research fellowship at the University of Minnesota's Institute for Advanced Study. Fellows meet weekly for lunchtime presentations of our work in progress. My presentation was today; I was supposed to be talking about the role of music in vids (which is the topic I've been researching this semester as a break from the book). Except I didn't actually get very far, because people had so many basic questions about vidding and fandom -- really good questions, but still. I had an hour and fifteen minutes, and I still got through only half of the material that I wanted to, most of which was the inevitable "here's what vids are and why they matter" introductory material and not the new stuff I've been thinking about.

So I am hoping to use this blog to post snippets of the actual research and thinking over the next few weeks.

I did, at least, get to show some vids -- not a full-fledged vidshow or anything, but a small selection rather than just a single vid (which is what I usually have to do when I'm presenting). It was really important to me that this group get to see more of a variety of subjects and styles and genres, even though of course it's still only a tiny fraction of the range of things vids are and do.

Here's what I showed:

[livejournal.com profile] sloanesomething, “Star Trek Dance Floor” (Star Trek)
[personal profile] violace, “King and Lionheart” (Pacific Rim)
[personal profile] kass, “Becoming Brothers” (Friday Night Lights)
[personal profile] laurashapiro, “Hurricane” (Farscape and Battlestar Galactica)
[livejournal.com profile] bradcpu, “Moonlight” (Sleepy Hollow)

I report with great pleasure that, after the presentation, a total of five people told me that now they really want to see Pacific Rim, Sleepy Hollow, and/or Friday Night Lights. Well done, vidders!
princessofgeeks: (Default)

[personal profile] princessofgeeks 2014-04-30 09:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much for the update!
kass: Eric and Tami Taylor, in red. (Taylors red)

[personal profile] kass 2014-04-30 10:39 pm (UTC)(link)
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::happy flail::

I am thoroughly delighted to be included in that company, and if it made people want to see FNL, then that is a major win.

Also I look forward to reading your thoughts about music in vids. ♥
Edited (to use appropriate icon) 2014-04-30 22:39 (UTC)
renenet: (demon debbie)

[personal profile] renenet 2014-05-01 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
Yay! :D

[identity profile] bradcpu.livejournal.com 2014-05-02 01:51 am (UTC)(link)
Suddenly I feel naked. In the good way.

Hooray for recruiting viewers! I really wish I could attend one of your presentations/discussions with non-fandom people. I'll bet they're fascinating.

[identity profile] tishaturk.livejournal.com 2014-05-06 08:11 pm (UTC)(link)
I thought it was a damn fine little vidshow. :D

Talking to non-fannish academics about vids is fascinating, I have to say. The set of things that they get and don't get about vidding and fandom is often quite different from that of normal non-fans.