Laura Shapiro

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Name: Laura Shapiro
Type: vidder, meta
Fandoms: RHPS, The X-Files, Due South, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, etc
URL: website / livejournal / vids at BAM / vids at Blip (now closed) / vids at DotSub
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Laura Shapiro participates on Fanlore as Laurashapiro.

Laura's first fandom was The Rocky Horror Picture Show. She was a member of the Creatures of the Night (Sacramento, CA) and The Denton Affair (Santa Cruz, CA) shadowcasts from 1984 to 1990. She wrote her first piece of fanfiction, a Rocky Horror prequel about Columbia's origins, in 1985 after seeing fanfiction in some Rocky Horror zines.

Laura's first Internet fandom was The X-Files, where she participated sporadically on several newsgroups, particularly (ATXC), from 1996 to 2000. She began writing X-Files fanfiction in March, 1998 and launched her fanfiction website [1] shortly thereafter.

Due South and Buffy the Vampire Slayer were her next destinations, and she wrote stories in these fandoms throughout the late 1990s and early 00s, in addition to stories for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Red Dwarf, Smallville, Star Wars, and The West Wing. She also made fan art, mostly covers for friends' stories.

At Escapade 2001, Laura premiered her first vid, "Tell Me" (BtVS). There followed dozens of vids in Buffy, Due South, X-Files, Farscape, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, The West Wing, Heroes, and Doctor Who. Laura released her first vid collection, Telling Deeper, in 2005.

In 2007 Laura was approached by Henry Jenkins to curate screenings at 24/7 DIY Video Summit. She worked with Francesca Coppa to put together a show called "The Genealogy of Vidding" as well as working with other curators across a variety of video genres on the main screening for the event.

Laura edited the "What Is Vidding?" series of documentary segments for Project New Media Literacies in 2008.

She has also released two songvid collections on DVD: Telling Deeper (2005) and In The Rough (2009).

Coined Terms

Viridian5 and Laura Shapiro coined the term Bulletproof Kink.

Laura and Luminosity coined the term Clean Vidding/Messy Vidding.

Notable Works

Vid Songtape/DVD Collections


"Již zasloužilá vidder(ka) a příležitostná spolupracovnice Henry Jenkinse a později Francesky Coppy. Podílela se spolu s nimi na projektech zabívajících se historií viddingu. Mezi její nejznámější fanvidy patří ironický I Put You There (ve spolupráci s Lithiumdoll). A tady dodávám něco z toho mála, co je na youtube k vidění: Wouldn't It Be Nice?, Don't Tell Me Where You've Been, The Fear. Příjemným bonusem je, že u většiny Lauřiných fanvidů na youtube fungují titulky."[1]


  1. ^ si vlastní stránky dated 2012. Google trsanslate: "A deserving vidder and occasional collaborator with Henry Jenkins and later Francesca Coppa. Participated with them on projects, recalls the history of vidding: Wouldn't It Be Nice?, Don't Tell Me Where You've Been, The Fear. Nice bonus is that for most Laura's fanvids on youtube have working subtitles." Vytvořte si vlastní stránky zdarma: (2010)