Ask the Vidder/Artist: newkidfan

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Interviews by Fans
Title: Ask the Vidder: newkidfan
Interviewer:
Interviewee: newkidfan
Date(s): November 27, 2011
Medium: online
Fandom(s): vidding
External Links: interview is here; reference link
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Contents

newkidfan was interviewed in 2011 for Supernatural Roundtable.

Some Excerpts

Supernatural is not the fandom I've vidded the most or made art for the most but Signe told me discussing other works is ok too, so I hope you will find something of interest in my work and that I'll be able to answer constructively any questions you may have.

Let's start with vidding. I've started vidding in 2005 and have made about 30 vids or vidlets so far. I mostly vidded in the Stargate: Atlantis fandom, but I also made videos for Supernatural, Merlin, Without a Trace, NCIS, Southland and Lost. My personal guideline when I vid is to do my best to add something more to the original footage. I try to create a mood, to make the footage spell out things it only hinted at originally. I don't always succeed but I do try. I see vidding the same way I see creating art in Photoshop -- the only difference being that it moves. I vid with Sony Vegas and sometimes dabbles in After Effects and Photoshop too.

Now, I've created art for longer than that. I'm not sure when I started exactly, maybe around 2001? I mostly use Photoshop. Sometimes, I mix real watercolors and drawings with the digital art. Like for vidding, I'm really about the mood. I also like to have a background story to my art, even if I don't always share that story when I post the art.