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Me and [livejournal.com profile] cyborganize made a FANTASTIC CRACKTASTIC MESS OF A VID. I solemnly swear that nothing in this vid makes any more sense in context. ANY. ANY MORE SENSE.

Title: Techno Groove
Editors: beccatoria & cyborganize
Video: Electra Woman & Dyna Girl
Audio: Technology Song // The Polka Dots
Summary: OMFG IT'S TECHNOLOGY! GET IN THE ELECTRACAR!

Direct download available here. 45 megs approx. RightClickSaveAs.

Password: vidses


Cross-posted to [livejournal.com profile] vidding and [livejournal.com profile] h1v3m1nd

Other vids available here.

[livejournal.com profile] cyborganize's notes, from the [livejournal.com profile] h1v3m1nd cross-post: We unearthed this short-lived Kroft children's show through a chain of internets involving [livejournal.com profile] metatxt and soap opera proto-fandom. What I find most fascinating is its presentation of video itself as a superpower through a reliance on cheesy analog effects. Electra Woman & Dyna Girl, inept though they may be, trust in the magic of television to save the earth from techno-evil! I ended up using the show (along with The X-Files and Max Headroom) in a screening for my Intro to TV course, paired with 1970s video art. I couldn't resist mashing up [livejournal.com profile] beccatoria's crackvid with some of that footage (Nam June Paik's "Global Groove" and selections from a PBS documentary "Video: The New Wave") to highlight this dialogue between the mass media and the art world. Of course, it's digital technology that enables such manipulation -- for the coda, I distorted the image by databending to suggest a trajectory from those early experiments to our present-day mediascape. But [livejournal.com profile] beccatoria would want me to add that you REALLY SHOULDN'T TAKE THIS TOO SERIOUSLY.

Date: 2012-07-26 08:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ageless-aislynn.livejournal.com
*laughs* Hee, that was great! I know of the show but never have seen it myself; however that totally didn't keep me from enjoying the vid. Lots of fun! :D ♥!

Date: 2012-07-27 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beccatoria.livejournal.com
Thank you! :D I'm so glad you enjoyed it and yeah, you totally don't need to know the show to get the cracktastic gist of the thing. Though if you were interested, I'm pretty sure it's all on YouTube, it's only 8 episodes long.

Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it! :D

Date: 2012-07-26 08:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] giandujakiss.livejournal.com
That was marvelous! Never seen the show but that was fantastic crack!

Date: 2012-07-27 05:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beccatoria.livejournal.com
Thank you! :D The show is complete insanity and made me laugh so hard I was in physical pain more than once, I totally recommend it, but am really glad to know that the crack comes through loud and clear regardless! Thanks for letting us know you liked it!

Date: 2012-07-27 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] destina.livejournal.com
Oh my god. I had mostly convinced myself I made this entire show up in my head, and now here is beautiful crack, made from my childhood delusions. *g* So much fun!

Date: 2012-07-27 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beccatoria.livejournal.com
Ahahahaha! I can completely see why you would convince yourself that it never existed, but yes, it's really, really real, and really this weird! :D Thanks for letting us know you liked it!

Date: 2012-07-27 04:37 am (UTC)
china_shop: text icon that says "age shall not weary her, nor custom stale her infinite squee" (age shall not weary her)
From: [personal profile] china_shop
HEEE! That was AWESOME!! \o/

Date: 2012-07-27 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beccatoria.livejournal.com
Thank you! :D We had a great time making it!

Date: 2012-07-27 01:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] cyborganize.livejournal.com
1. WOOOOOOHOOOOOO \o/
2. pssst the download link is wrong -- should be .mov
3. I am posting to [livejournal.com profile] h1v3m1nd with a few notes
4. how the heck do you get blip embeds to work on LJ?

Date: 2012-07-27 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beccatoria.livejournal.com
OMFG I FEEL LIKE AN EPIC DORK. *facepalm* Years of exclusive .avi vidding will do that to a girl. It's fixed now both here and on the website.

I LOVE the notes from [livejournal.com profile] h1v3m1nd - I'm gonna add them to the post - I figure you won't mind. ;)

Finally, blip embeds only work for me if I use the old embed code rather than the new embed code, and I can't see where to get that from the public page you can access, rather than the backstage bit where I log in, so I'm just gonna copy-paste here, except replace the first "[" with "<" and the last "]" with a ">"

[embed src="http://blip.tv/play/AYL_g2YA?p=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="320" height="270" wmode="transparent" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" ></embed]

Date: 2012-07-30 10:56 am (UTC)
lynnenne: (mood: lolbuffy)
From: [personal profile] lynnenne
I remember being COMPLETELY IN LOVE with this show as a child. There were so few female superheroes that I glommed onto this pair despite the badness of the show. Thank you for reviving the cheesieness!

Date: 2012-07-30 04:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beccatoria.livejournal.com
Awesome! I'm so glad you enjoyed it and thanks for letting us know. It wasn't this show but I totally have memories of glomming onto all the peripheral female characters in shows like the A Team or the original BSG or Star Trek and desperately pretending/hoping they'd get more to do. If I'd ever seen this as a kid, I imagine I'd have responded the exact same way! \o/

Date: 2012-07-31 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chaila.livejournal.com
I'm still kind of speechless. HEEEEE. This is such hilarious cracky brilliant hilarity. And also hilarious. The pinnacle of vidding brilliance really has to be Electrawoman's inability to escape a freaking NET at the end, because it's REAL until she finds a magic button to get rid of it. Video editing and special effects > nets! OMFG IT'S TECHNOLOGY.

Date: 2012-08-02 07:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beccatoria.livejournal.com
"Still kind of speechless" pretty much describes my entire life for a few weeks after watching this show for the first time! And yes, I agree about the net. I was like, [livejournal.com profile] cyborganize, do whatever you want but DO NOT OBSCURE THE NET. THE WEB MUST KNOW OF HER EPIC COMPETENCE. A+ SUPERHEROINING RIGHT HERE PEOPLE.

I just...I can't. I can't. This show is amazing.

<3

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