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Club Vivid Challenge List [Jan. 21st, 2005|02:04 pm]


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ETA2: Since the challenge has been open for a week, we're now opening it up a bit more. See the new information here.

ETA: Folks, to keep the comments list small and manageable for people to read over when signing up, let me ask that you avoid comments that aren't specifically for claiming. I'm going to be deleting any others. Feel free to e-mail me at shalott at trickster dot org with any questions.

Here at last is the Club Vivid Challenge list. A quick explanation for those new to VividCon: every year at the con, we have a dance vid party, where we show vids rather than just playing music. It's a great time, and it's an excuse to make dance vids that don't necessarily have a ton of deep meaning or narrative (not that we mind those!) but are just plain fun.

This year, we're running a special challenge for vids made specifically for Club Vivid. After soliciting suggestions from you all, we've picked out some of the most danceable songs from those submitted, and we're asking vidders to claim a song and make us a vid. These vids will be due April 1 -- more instructions on uploading will be posted here and at the VividCon website closer to that due date.

These vids will be shown at the con in Club Vivid, and will be eligible for inclusion on the con dvd, space permitting. You do not need to be a member of the con to submit vids to Club Vivid. Any genre of vid is welcome, any fandom is welcome.

How It Works:
  • For simplicity, assignments are first-come, first-served.
  • Look through the cut-tagged list below. Find a song you like. Check the comments to make sure it hasn't already been claimed.
  • Post a comment saying "I claim song FOO" and include your e-mail address. Feel free to write it "I am whee at foo dot com" to protect against spammers and such, but please do include it. You do not need to have a livejournal account to post.
  • Make sure that your comment has appeared below, and double-check that no one before you has claimed the song. If there is a conflict, whichever comment appears first in the livejournal listing wins.
  • Make your vid to the song. The vid should be good enough quality to blow up to full-screen. Something like RealPlayer is not good enough -- something like DivX or a large WMV10 file is okay -- elementary MPEG-2 files (m2v and wav) are ideal.
  • Get the vid done by April 1st, 2005 and upload it (or mail it to us on a disk). More detailed instructions will be forthcoming. That deadline is firm -- please do not claim a song if you can't make the vid by that time. We will be burning the show very shortly after that date, so we cannot give extensions.
  • We would like to premiere these vids at the con. That is, we ask that you do not release the vid on the web or on a collection before the con (August 19-21 this year). After the con, you are of course welcome to do anything you like with it.

A few FAQs:

  • Can I claim more than one song?
    For now, please only claim one. If there are songs still unclaimed by next Friday (January 28), feel free to claim a second and even a third at that time, if you are confident you can get those vids done by April 1. If you have a pre-claimed song (ie, one that you claimed during the suggestion period and that is listed below), please wait until next Friday to grab another song.

  • Why so few songs?
    We only have time to show about 50 vids at Club Vivid. We don't want to risk accidentally getting more vids than we can show, and we also want time to show some older vids and repeats from previous years.

  • Where can I hear these songs?
    One good place to hear samples is Amazon, which has samples in WMV and Real format of nearly everything. Try Google to find out what album a song is on.

  • Why isn't the song I suggested/claimed listed?
    We received over 160 suggested songs, so we had to trim pretty aggressively. Keep in mind that our criteria here was *solely* whether we think a song is really danceable and helped give us a nice mix of dance genres -- not at all whether we thought a song was going to make a great vid or not. If you claimed a song during the suggestion period, and it isn't listed here, that does not mean we don't want to see it. Please feel free to make the vid to submit to Premieres, or one of the themed shows -- those deadlines will be later on.

    We made our choices with the names of the suggesters/vidders stripped off, so it was completely non-personal. It is of course subjective, but you behold before you the best attempts of the concom. :)

(If the song is struck out, it's been claimed! Please check the comments before claiming though, as this may not be up to date.)

1999 - Prince
Agenda Suicide - The Faint
All Day Long I Dream About Sex - JC Chasez
Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-a-Lot
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - Andrews Sisters or Bette Midler
Cantina Band Theme from Star Wars - John Williams
Chains of Love - Erasure
Copacabana - Barry Manilow
Dancing With Myself - Billy Idol
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Gettin' Jiggy Wit It - Will Smith
Hot Hot Hot - Buster Poindexter
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones
In A Big Country - Big Country
In the Mood - Glenn Miller
Joy to the World - Three Dog Night
Love at First Sight - Kylie Minogue
Phantom of the Opera (techno remix) - Harajuku
Ready Steady Go - Paul Oakenfold
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Rock Lobster - the B52s
Safety Dance - Men Without Hats
Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
Smooth - Santana
Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
Take on Me (techno) - A-ha
The Hokey Pokey - traditional
The Locomotion - Little Eva (or Kylie Minogue)
The Time Warp - Richard O'Brien/Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Twist - Chubby Checker
Twist and Shout - The Beatles and many others
Vogue - Madonna
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - Wham!
Walk Like an Egyptian - The Bangles
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Would You? - Touch and Go
Y.M.C.A - The Village People
You Think You're A Man - Full Frontal
You're the One that I Want - John Travolta and Olivia Newton John

Already Claimed
Danger [High Voltage] - Electric Six feat. Jack White - CLAIMED
Don't Call Me Baby - Madison Avenue - CLAIMED
Get Around - The Beach Boys - CLAIMED
Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf - CLAIMED
Murder on the Dance Floor - Sophie Bexter Ellis - CLAIMED
Nervous Breakthrough - Luscious Jackson - CLAIMED
Puttin' On The Ritz - Judy Garland - CLAIMED
This Girl Is Taking Bets - Thea Gilmore - CLAIMED
Your Disco Needs You - Kylie Minogue - CLAIMED

[User Picture]From: halcyon_shift
2005-01-21 07:14 pm (UTC)
Hee! I claim Smooth - Santana *g*
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[User Picture]From: tv_elf
2005-01-21 08:24 pm (UTC)
Stayin Alive baby
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[User Picture]From: tv_elf
2005-01-28 11:26 pm (UTC)
abby @ albrechts . com
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[User Picture]From: sunryse00
2005-01-21 09:30 pm (UTC)
Hope I don't regret this
All Day Long I Dream About Sex - JC Chasez
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[User Picture]From: sdwolfpup
2005-01-21 09:41 pm (UTC)
"Footloose" by Kenny Loggins.
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[User Picture]From: destina
2005-01-21 09:54 pm (UTC)
On behalf of myself and barkley, I claim Copacabana. *g* destina at ix dot netcom dot com.
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[User Picture]From: feochadn
2005-01-21 10:51 pm (UTC)
I want to be sedated.

I also would like that song.

feochadn at drizzle dot com
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[User Picture]From: par_avion
2005-01-21 10:56 pm (UTC)
"You're the One that I Want" - John Travolta and Olivia Newton John.

paravio at gmail dot com
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[User Picture]From: smutcutter
2005-01-22 07:25 am (UTC)
Dancing With Myself - Billy Idol :) thanks!
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[User Picture]From: saturnging
2005-01-22 12:55 pm (UTC)

I claim Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

I claim Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - Andrew Sisters/Bette Midler -
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-01-22 10:03 pm (UTC)
Ready Steady Go - Paul Oakenfold

azonia at ntlworld dot com
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[User Picture]From: hoodatwhatzit
2005-01-23 03:08 am (UTC)

I'll give it a go!

I'm claiming Respect by Aretha Franklin
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[User Picture]From: wickedwords
2005-01-24 12:55 am (UTC)
Sandy and I shall claim "Hot Hot Hot" - Buster Poindexter.
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[User Picture]From: z_rayne
2005-01-24 10:37 pm (UTC)
I'm probably going to regret this, but I'm claiming Y.M.C.A. *g*
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[User Picture]From: pukajen
2005-01-28 08:31 pm (UTC)
Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
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[User Picture]From: astolat
2005-01-28 09:41 pm (UTC)
I'm taking Would You? - Touch and Go :)
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[User Picture]From: dkwilliams
2005-01-28 11:52 pm (UTC)
If no one has claimed it, I'd like "The Time Warp"
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[User Picture]From: dkwilliams
2005-01-28 11:55 pm (UTC)
Ooops, forgot to add . Sorry
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[User Picture]From: valarltd
2005-01-29 04:20 am (UTC)

If you please

Phantom of the Opera (techno remix) - Harajuku

I love it.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-02-04 07:50 am (UTC)

Don't hurt me but

Can I claim getting jiggy with it by will smith?

captain _ jack _ sparrow 1013 @ hotmail . com
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[User Picture]From: dkwilliams
2005-02-05 11:12 pm (UTC)
Please, sir, may I have one more? (The first one is finished and I'm bored)

Sharp Dressed Man by ZZ Top
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