Stargate Atlantis Vids
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The categories below are constructed and limited and hardly exclusive, but they are useful for thinking the breadth and depth of SGA vidding. Many good vids fall into more than one of these category and have been placed in categories more or less arbitrarily.
- Hello by Merryish. This McShep vid (or perhaps it's a John/Atlantis vid) was hugely successful at pimping people into the fandom in Season 1.
There are several SGA vidders who create vids that are regarded by some more "traditional" vidders as highly "experimental" in style, mainly because they use tools and techniques not available to vidders in the pre-computer eras of vidding (a distinction lost on the vast majority of current vidders, who saw their first vids on the internet and may never have seen a vid made on a VCR.) These so-called "experimental" vids may feature elaborate special effects or visual conceits, heavy use of external footage or footage that has been highly altered. Many SGA vids use animation techniques to achieve their goals. These vids are sometimes labeled "multimedia fanart" rather than "vids." SGA vids have been routinely featured in Vividcon's "Experimental" vidshows, though last year's "experimental" does tend to become this year's "mainstream."
The label "experimental" has been repeatedly and explicitly rejected by some vidders, but some vidders from the "traditional vidding community" persist in defining their styles as vids and other styles as experimental or weird in some way. 
- Absolutely Cuckoo (link) by Zoetrope: An animated Rodney obsesses over John.
- Another Sunday by Jescaflowne: Ronon's teeth sparkle.
- Sandman by Lim: McShep story that takes place in and around a broadsheet comic book.
- Too Good To Be True by blithesea: Constructed reality; subtle, but large amounts of this vid are photoshopped/manipped.
- The Tree (link) by newkidfan: The vid is drawn. The song's in French. Rodney is a tree. Any questions?
SGA has a particularly rich vein of comedy vids.
- Code Monkey (link) by Mouse and Snarkitty
- King of the World (link) by Speranza
- Rumble (link) by shalott and Speranza
- Stargate Atlantis The Video Game by Starrylizard
- Gummi Bears in Atlantis by Chayiana
- Atlantis! (link) by Clucking Belles: It's a remix! It's a commentary on SGA Fandom! It's a commentary on slash tropes! It's...Oklahoma!
- Bohemian Like You by shalott
- Here It Goes Again by Sisabet
- Men of Devotion (link) by Chayiana. A fan favorite that won second place in the vid category of the 2007 McShep awards.
- My Brilliant Idea (link) by Lim. Commonly known as the "Irish Girl song"
- Four Years by fabella
- I am/Lamb (link) by Lim
- a lieutenant colonel is being beaten by thingswithwings
- Evening on the Ground by hollywoodgrrl
- Welcome to the Black Parade by kitakatzz
- Faggot by sextagteam
- The Temptation of John Sheppard by isagel
- Ça Plane Pour Moi by purplefringe
- Welcome Home by Kanzeyori
- Stand in the Rain by obfreak
- Static by kitakatzz
- Digital Ghost by hollywoodgrrl
AU/Constructed Reality/Vids to Fanfic Stories
- The Body Is Revolting (link) by Lim, a vid inspired by Speranza's story War Bride.
- Hindsight Trailer by Zoetrope, a fic trailer for Pru's Hindsight, an AU where John is an FBI agent.
- The Lost Button (link) by Chayiana is a humorous SGA/Doctor Who crossover vid. The Doctor sends Rodney on a quest, Rodney drags John along, and together all three of them fight against Wraith and Cybermen.
- Missed the Saturday Dance, trailer for Zoetrope's multimedia epic.
- This Is How It Works by Lim, a vid based on Synecdochic's Freedom's Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Lose
- The Writer (link) by Suz Voy, a constructed reality vid where John is a writer, dreaming of Rodney as an actor/character.
- Written By The Victors: The Vid (link) by Zulu, a vid of Speranza's Written by the Victors.
- Mission Report by Lim
- Open Secrets of the Pegasus Galaxy by yevgenie
- Masters of War (Pegasus Rising Remix) by bironic
- Cartoon Heroes (link) by mamoru22 is a metavid about SG1 and SGA
- Supersmart (link) by Speranza is a metavid about SGA fandom
- Without Me (link) by mamoru22 is a metavid about David Hewlett
- Oh My Johnny by lilly_the_kid is a metavid about John Sheppard whump