|See also:||vid, meta, metafic|
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A metavid is a songvid about vidding or, more broadly speaking, a vid about fandom (or in some cases, specific tropes of a fandom or of vidding/vidders). One early metavid, Pressure (~1990) by Sterling Eidolan and The Odd Woman Out depicts three vidders making a VCR vid over the course of a single weekend.
Another earlier metavid poked fun at the Highlander fandom and its vidders. At the height of Highlander's popularity, especially of the Duncan/Methos slash pairing, dozens and dozens of vids were created using the same extremely limited amount of footage of the two characters together. (One scene in particular, a shot of Duncan painting Methos's nose with white paint, became a point of annoyance with a lot of viewers.) The Media Cannibals (Alexfandra in particular, ~1999) made use of the overuse to create It's All Been Done, showing how everything in Highlander vids had "all been done before."
Vids that are "classic" metavids in the sense that they talk about fandom
- Walking On The Ground by Seah & Margie is a multifandom vid about the evolution of vidding technology
- Us by lim is a multifandom vid about fandom, and the ways that fans manipulate and use their canon sources.
- I Put You There by Laura Shapiro & Lithiumdoll is a Buffy vid about a fan's love for Giles.
- The Glass by Thingswithwings is a multifandom vid that illustrates Henry Jenkins's definition of slash: "slash is what happens when you take away the glass"
- Destiny Calling by counteragent (multi)
- I Love Fandom by Barkley (original footage)
- Supersmart by Speranza (SGA)
- Failed Experiments in Video Editing by Big Big Truck (anime and original art)
- Still Alive by counteragent is an SPN about fannish infighting during season 3.
- A Fannish Taxonomy of Hotness by Clucking Belles is a multifandom vid that catalogues a list of recurring visual tropes in television
- Hard Sun by Bradcpu and Laura Shapiro is a Firefly metavid that covers fans living their everyday lives.
- The Price (Vid) by thingswithwings is a multi-source metavid that talks about womens' deaths being the narrative motivation for man pain.
- Anything_For_Love_(metavid) by astolat and cesperanza is a multi-source metavid that shows astolat and cesperanza's journey through fandom over the years.
- Kill A Man by zimshan is a Supernatural metavid that shows fannish agency in the face of storylines it dislikes.
- Coin Operated Boy by counteragent is a Supernatural metavid that both depicts a fannish mental breakdown and shows fannish agency in the face of storylines it dislikes.
- On The Prowl by sisabet and sweetestrain is a multifandom vid that confronts fandom about the our enjoyment of male pain.
- Art Bitch by hollywoodgrrl is a Battlestar Galactica vid that casts Kara Thrace as an "art bitch" and highlights vidders as artists.
- Only a Lad by laurashapiro is a multifandom vid that points out fandom's (and media in general) tendency to "woobify" characters that are canonically villainous  when they find them sexually attractive.
- Hourglass by Giandujakiss is a multifandom vid celebrating the fannish Groundhog Day trope.
- The Self-Portrait Vidshow for VVC produced a number of other great meta vids (someone should link them here)
- mresundance has a couple
Vids that have extra layers of analysis beyond a typical vid but are not explicitly about fandom
- Women's Work by Luminosity & Sisabet is a fairly explicit (and controversial) commentary on misogyny in the text for Supernatural.
- It Depends on What You Pay by giandujakiss is a Dollhouse vid that confronts the source about the fact that its premise leads to frequent rape of the main characters.
- Tandemonium by jarrow is a Battlestar Gallactica vid that confronts the showrunner about the fact that he let down his fans with the overall show arc.
- Don't Speak Morgana by hollywoodgrrl is a Merlin vid that retells the story of Morgana on Merlin as a heroic rescue by Morgause.
- Deeper and Deeper by hollywoodgrrl is a Legend of the Seeker vid that explores the violent sexuality portrayed by both the men and the women in the show.
- Stay Awake by laurashapiro is a multifandom vid that explores the "abnormal pregnancy/coerced reproduction trope" in genre media.
- Handlebars by flummery MAY fit here