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[personal profile] metatxt
Hello Vid Fans!

In past years, Sing Along has been a playlist arranged by the Vid Party organizers. As you know, singing along to particular vids has become an expected and cherished tradition. And while we are still planning to mix things up a bit with new-to-Sing-Along vids, we don't want to miss out on your faves!

Vote for your favorite Vid Party Sing Along Classics! Suggest vids new to Sing Along!

Additionally, some folks have expressed an interest in a Sing Along playlist that occurs earlier in the evening, because: 1. early panels the next day, and 2. adulting often includes bedtimes. At the same time, some folks have requested multiple Sing Alongs!

Because Sing Along is so beloved, we wanted you to have the option to help shape this year's show. If all of these choices seem daunting or you'd rather be completely surprised, don't worry: we got this.

... now go vote!

P.S. subtitle volunteers needed!


Poll #16681 Vid Party Sing Along! 2015
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 12


Which of these Sing Along vids from past years would you like to see at this year's show?

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9 to 5 (Lego Star Wars) by eruthros
5 (41.7%)

Radioactive (The Wizard of Oz) by chaila
2 (16.7%)

Don't Stop Believin' (Star Trek XI) by arefadedaway
6 (50.0%)

Can't Touch This (Pushing Daisies) by bittercrimson
2 (16.7%)

Party in the Midlands (Legend of the Seeker) by milly
1 (8.3%)

Closer (Once Upon a Time) by notpiecebypiece
2 (16.7%)

You (Glee / Multifandom) by lola
0 (0.0%)

Space Girl (Multifandom) by charmax
7 (58.3%)

Oh Internet (Multi-viddom) by cyborganize
0 (0.0%)

Tik Tok (Star Trek TOS) by misssheenie
10 (83.3%)

Counting Stars (Wonder Woman) by beccatoria
2 (16.7%)

Starships (Multifandom) by bironic
10 (83.3%)

I Gotta Feeling (Muppets) by countessmary
3 (25.0%)

Paper Planes (Avatar: the Last Airbender) by thedeadparrot
2 (16.7%)

Tightrope (Multifandom) by such_heights
3 (25.0%)

Rolling in the Deep (X-Men: First Class) by arefadedaway
3 (25.0%)

I Swear (Smallville) by dualbunny, sweetestdrain, etc.
5 (41.7%)

Other Other Quadrangle (Battlestar Galactica) by beccatoria
1 (8.3%)

Discord Days (My Little Ponies) by mmmandarinorange
4 (33.3%)

End of the World (Community) by danegen
3 (25.0%)

Here It Goes Back Again (Back to the Future) by thingswithwings
0 (0.0%)

Just A Girl (Doctor Who) by Nancy Blackett
1 (8.3%)

Evil Love Shack of Darkness (Evil Dead) by SE
1 (8.3%)

Thriller (Multifandom) by buffyann
4 (33.3%)

Don't Stop Me Now (Doctor Who) by charmax
2 (16.7%)

Snakes on a Plane (Harry Potter) by dualbunny
3 (25.0%)

We Go Together (Multifandom) by thingswithwings
3 (25.0%)

Dancing Queen (Merlin) by greensilver and sweetestdrain
2 (16.7%)

Fireflies (Up) by talitha78
0 (0.0%)

Papa Don't Preach (Torchwood) by greensilver and sweetestdrain
1 (8.3%)

Another Sunday (Stargate: Atlantis) by jescaflowne
6 (50.0%)

Bad Romance (Smallville / Superman) by Sisabet
7 (58.3%)

I Will Survive (Sarah Jane Adventures) by shinealightonme
4 (33.3%)

We Didn’t Start the Fire (Multifandom) by fiercynn and scribe
1 (8.3%)

Everybody (Star Trek) by kuwdora
3 (25.0%)

Call Me Maybe (Avengers) by such heights
8 (66.7%)

Which vids that have not been screened at Sing Along (though perhaps included in other previous playlists) would you like to see at Sing Along this year?

More text box space! Any other vids you'd like us to consider for Sing Along?

Some folks have suggested scheduling Sing Along at a different time or multiple times in the evening. Complete this sentence: I would prefer Sing Along to run as--

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a single playlist at the end of Vid Party
2 (22.2%)

a single playlist scheduled sometime between 10pm and 12pm of Vid Party
2 (22.2%)

a single playlist that plays TWICE: once in the middle of the show and again, at the end of Vid Party
3 (33.3%)

two separate, DIFFERENT playlists, running non-consecutively, one exclusively classic sing along vids and one exclusively new vids
2 (22.2%)

two separate, DIFFERENT playlists, running non-consecutively, each a mix of classic and new
6 (66.7%)

[personal profile] alexbayleaf
As mentioned in our info post, we'll be holding a "singalong" show as part of the Vid Party. During this show (approx. 1 hour in length) all the vids will be subtitled, so people can sing along. (As an added bonus, this also means that a portion of the Vid Party is more accessible to those with hearing difficulties or who just find it difficult to follow the lyrics while watching vids.)

This is a tutorial for people who are subtitling vids for this show, but it should be useful to anyone who wants to subtitle a vid.

First things first: there are two ways of creating subtitles: using an app or website to create them, or doing it yourself in a text editor. [personal profile] laurashapiro has a tutorial on creating subtitles using dotsub, a website that helps you with the process. This tutorial describes the other way, which I think is easier and faster -- but please feel free to use either! Whichever works for you is fine with us. Just email us the resulting subtitles file and we'll be happy!

Fanvid subtitling tutorial )

By my estimate, using this method will take about an hour or perhaps a bit more to subtitle one vid of average length (say, 3 minutes) and with averagely-fast lyrics.

If you are subtitling for the WisCon Vid Party, once you're finished please email the results to wiscon.vidparty@gmail.com Please attach the file (don't paste it into the body of the email) or provide a link to download the .srt file.

ALSO! we are still seeking volunteers to help us subtitle vids! If you would like to help out, please see this post and give us your contact details. You don't need to be attending WisCon to volunteer!

ETA: tips for newbie subtitlers (aka things we learned the first time we tried to subtitle a vid)...

* Test out your .srt file after you've done the first verse and see how you're going. If you have any systematic problems it's better to catch them early.
* If in doubt, have the line of lyrics come in a little early rather than a little late
* If there is a musical interlude or sound effects or something, feel free to mention it in subtitles eg. "(musical interlude)" or "(laughter)" or whatever.
* The first time you do this, it can take longer than you expect. Your first vid may take ~90 minutes instead of the 60 we originally estimated. Don't be disheartened; as you get used to it, you'll most likely speed up. It also depends a lot on the lyrics of the song in question.

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