red_satin_doll (red_satin_doll) wrote in buffyversetop5,

5 Favorite Buffyverse Fanvids (Gen/Buffy-centric)

All of these are Buffy-centric and/or "gen" vids that remind me why I love the Buffyverse, and Buffy Summers, so much. The same superlatives applies to each of them: presenting ideas, themes or arcs in the verse in new or unusual ways; excellent editing to the beat, rhythms, mood and lyrics (as applicable) of the music; matching visual movements from one shot to the next. Listed in alphabetical order by the vidder's screenames.

"Buffy the Vampire Slayer Tribute Trailer" by Afterthebattle -  Finished in time for International Women's Day 2013. I've seen a lot of so-called "epic btvs vids" but this one truly is epic; set to a remix of Ennio Morricone's "The Ecstasy of Gold".


"Once" by Afterthebattle -  Unusual in it's focus on Buffy's relationship with Dawn, who gets more "screen time" here than any character save Buffy.

"Die Young" by kaydeefalls - another meta vid about violence in SDHS, Seasons 1-3 that is both funny and dark.

"Buffy Summers, A Tribute" by MrMorda898 - Somewhat similar in feel and quality to Afterthebattle's tribute trailer but more Buffy-centric.

"It's Not My Time" by MrMorda898 - Another gen tribute trailer from MrMorda but the upbeat title song by 3DoorsDown gives it a very different feel from the other vids on this list.

(One caveat: I'd love to see all vidders remember to include the song credits (title and artist) as the music used is very often new to me.)
Tags: cat: char vid, cat: recruiter vid, char: buffy, char: dawn, char: ensemble, fandom: btvs, form: vid
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