Interestingly enough, there are a few of us who actually entered a fandom by way of a fanvid. Both
ivadel and I first investigated SGA by way of vids, and elgrey fell for Wesley Wyndham-Pryce via a songvid. So I thought I’d mention a few of my very favorite SGA vids in case anyone else was interested in seeing any of them, and am happy to take recs from others in any fandoms.
The first SGA vid I saw was Stress, featuring the inimitable Rodney McKay. A very, very funny songvid set to Stress by Jim’s Big Ego. (The artist’s name always makes me chuckle, because there’s a certain minion in my life whose name is Jim and who has a Very Big Ego Indeed.)
But at present my absolute favorite SGA songvid is The Fate of Atlantis:
http://daemonshire.net/vids/sga/fate_of_atlantisb.zipThe vidder, Merathanel, did an incredible job of editing and set it to an amazing song that fit it in every possible way. It’s a complete team vid, everyone’s included, and Atlantis itself plays a large part. Just a beautiful, sweeping vid that I can (and do) watch over and over. The song is: The Mass by ERA.
Welcome to the Black Parade by Chemical Romance:
http://kitakatzz.thedarksea.net/vids/parade.wmvThis is a very atmospheric vid by Kitakatzz, done in black and white, featuring John Sheppard. I find it so very poignant every time I watch it because there are certain phrases that just seem to suit him so well. In fact, all the lyics seem to fit John Sheppard to a ‘T’, but every time I get to: I'm just a man, I'm not a hero, Just a boy, who's meant to sing this song, I really want to give him a hug.
On the Radio by Regina Specktor. This was a songvid made for the SGA fic, Freedom’s Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose. I broke my long-standing rule and read this deathfic, and it’s stayed with me ever since. It’s a very compelling, hard-hitting story and the vid fits it perfectly.
Grace Kelly by Mika:
http://video.inkquill.com/download.htmI love this song so much and I was just waiting for someone to do a vid to it, and Diana Williams did. When I first heard the song I wondered how many people in the US would get the ‘So I try a little Freddie’ line, but the vidder obviously did. Just a very cute vid with terrific editing and a great song.
A Hard Rain’s a’Gonna Fall by Roxy Music:
http://www.geocities.com/derry667/SGindex.htmStep aside Bob Dylan! This is now my absolutely favorite version of this song! The vidder, Derry, used the song as the backdrop to a vid about The Storm and The Eye and it is perfect in every way.
I’ve got lots and lots of SGA vids that I love and rewatch, falling into every possible category, but the above are the ones that I find myself going back to time and time again. If anyone wants any of these, just let me know. And now...I'm open to other suggestions. :)