Fan vids use TV or filmic source material to transformatively re-construct a new multimedia narrative, by excising, expanding or modifying various aspects of the source text, and by adding extra materials from music to computer graphic manipulations. However, the ‘moving image’ prevalent choice of a video clip is not the only possible one. Some fans choose to use slide presentations set to music to perform their re-interpretive work—be it for technical/skills limitations, for stylistic reasons, or simply because their source material does not move. Diana Williams’s So Damn Hot is one such example, based as it is on the manga From Eroica with Love: a Japanese comic book with both a slash and yaoi fan following. This vid raises all sorts of questions about narrative, since it problematises the ways in which multimedia artifacts such as vids are constructed, and how the source material constrains visual storytelling choices.
|Publisher||In Media Res: A Media Commons Project|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
Bibliographical noteDr Stasi curated this output as part of the “Visual Storytelling.” theme week for In Media Res: A Media Commons Project.
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