best video from a film

February 22, 2000: ‘Try Again’ is released as the lead single for the soundtrack to Aaliyah’s debut feature film 'Romeo Must Die’. It was the first song ever to reach #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart based solely on the strength of its radio airplay. It earned Aaliyah a Grammy Award nomination for Best female R&B Vocal Performance and its accompanying music video won two MTV Video Music Awards for Best Female Video and Best Video from a Film. 💕

anonymous asked:

where do u find all the footage to make clips for ur video/trailer things? They're rlly cool

uhhhh a lot of different places, honestly. i’ve watched a lot of movie trailers, and a lot of music videos - but one of the best ways to get footage is to go on vimeo and put in keywords. also! look up your fancasts on youtube or vimeo, if they’re a model of some kind, there’s probably a commercial or something they’ve been in that you can use. 

for the trc video i searched a lot of stuff like “forest, virginia, birds, deer, small town, etc” i try to filter it by narrative or fashion because it comes up with more relevant results. i also watched some short films, and have asked where other people got their video clips from. one of the best short films for getting clips is ever since, starring lydia graham, who is a common fancast for blue. it’s also a cool short film, and i really enjoyed it. i also reached out for my followers for stuff and they directed me to some cool music videos (thanks to @kidsbop

basically, you have to watch a lot of stuff. spend a lot of time hunting, and ask around-  ask people where they got their gifs from in their gifsets, write down something if it reminds you of trc, save it for later in a folder. if you see something and you have the time- download it immediately, because it might be gone when you come back later. making fan videos is really hard and honestly, you might spend more time searching for videos than actually editing. good luck! 

What she says: I’m fine

What she means: Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is an underappreciated work that is one of the best film adaptations from a video game in the history of cinematography and pulls off a visually appealing, emotionally investing, and altogether professional film without big name actors or Hollywood money, and deserves a sequel.


February 22, 2000
15 years ago today, Aaliyah’s song “Try Again” was released as the lead single for the soundtrack to the film “Romeo Must Die”. “Try Again” was the first song ever to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 based solely on the strength of its radio airplay. It earned Aaliyah a Grammy Award nomination for Best female R&B Vocal Performance and its music video won two MTV Video Music Awards for Best Female Video and Best Video from a Film.


15 years ago today.

Aaliyah attends the 1999 MTV Music Awards. {September 9, 1999}

Image credit: & Google.

Aaliyah was nominated for two awards…..

Best R&B Video” for her song “Are You That Somebody” but lost to Lauryn Hill “Doo Wop {That Thing}” and was nominated for “Best video from a film” for “Are you That Somebody” for the Dr. Dolittle movie but lost to “Madonna “Beautiful Stranger” for the Austin Powers film. {Source Wiki}


Iron Man 3 won three awards at the 41st Saturn Awards by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, winning best actor (Robert Downey Jr.), best supporting actor (Ben Kingsley), and the new category of best comic-to-film adaptation.

From Variety:

“Downey sent a video acceptance saying that he wants another Saturn to balance the feng shui in his home, so he read off his slate for the next few years, altering each title to make it more Saturn-friendly. He finished the list with ‘Sherlock Versus Mothra’ for 2017.”


Music Video “Try Again” wins “Best Female Video” AND “Best video from a Film” at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards {September 7, 2000}


Best Acceptance Speech: Aaliyah, who brought her brother up to the stage to help her bring home her Best Female Video Award. Speaking with charm and grace, she closed her speech by dedicating her award to her grandfather and the memory of her grandmother. - Highlights of MTV VMA 2000 (ABC News) Source of Acceptance Speech from AaliyahAlways.Tumblr.

57th Annual Grammy Award Winners - Complete List

Record of the Year 

Sam Smith – “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”

Song of the Year 

Sam Smith - “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”

Album of the Year

Beck - Morning Phase

Best New Artist 

Sam Smith

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance 

A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera - “Say Something”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album 

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - Cheek To Cheek

Best Pop Solo Performance 

Pharrell Williams - “Happy”

Best Pop Vocal Album 

Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour

Best Rock Performance 

Jack White - “Lazaretto”

Best Rock Album 

Beck - Morning Phase

Best Rock Song 

Paramore - “Ain’t It Fun" 

Best Alternative Rock Album

St. Vincent - St. Vincent

Best Metal Performance 

Tenacious D - "The Last In Line”

Best Rap Performance 

Kendrick Lamar - “I”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Eminem Featuring Rihanna - “The Monster”

Best Rap Song

Kendrick Lamar - “I”

Best Rap Album 

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP2

Best R&B Performance 

Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z – “Drunk In Love”

Best Traditional R&B Performance 

“Jesus Children" 

Best R&B Song 

Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z - "Drunk In Love”

Best Urban Contemporary Album 

Pharrell Williams - Girl

Best R&B Album 

Toni Braxton & Babyface - Love, Marriage & Divorce

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album 

Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer - Bass & Mandolin

Best Dance/Electronic Album 

Aphex Twin - Syro

Best Dance Recording

Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne - “Rather Be”

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 


Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media 

The Grand Budapest Hotel 

Best Song Written for Visual Media 

“Let It Go” from Frozen

Best Country Album 

Miranda Lambert - Platinum

Best Country Solo Performance 

Carrie Underwood - “Something In The Water”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance 

The Band Perry - “Gentle On My Mind”

Best Country Song 

“I’m Not Gonna Miss You”

Best Bluegrass Album 

The Earls Of Leicester - The Earls Of Leicester

Best American Roots Performance 

Rosanne Cash - “A Feather’s Not A Bird”

Best American Roots Song 

Rosanne Cash - “A Feather’s Not A Bird”

Best Americana Album 

Rosanne Cash - The River & The Thread

Best Folk Album 

Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy

Best Music Video 

Pharrell Williams - “Happy”

Best Music Film 

20 Feet From Stardom
Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical 

Max Martin
“Bang Bang” (Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj)
“Break Free” (Ariana Grande Featuring Zedd)
“Dark Horse” (Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J)
“Problem” (Ariana Grande Featuring Iggy Azalea)
“Shake It Off” (Taylor Swift)
“Unconditionally” (Katy Perry)

Best Instrumental Composition 

John Williams - “The Book Thief”

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella 

Pentatonix - “Daft Punk”

Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals 

Billy Childs - “New York Tendaberry”

Best Recording Package 

Jeff Ament, Don Pendleton, Joe Spix & Jerome Turner, art directors
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package 

Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White, art directors
The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)

Best Album Notes

Ashley Kahn
John Coltrane - Offering: Live At Temple University

Best Historical Album

Colin Escott & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer
Hank Williams - The Garden Spot Programs, 1950

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical 

Beck - Morning Phase

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer
John Legend – “All Of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix)”

Best Surround Sound Album 

Beyoncé - Beyoncé

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Jo-El Sonnier - The Legacy

Best Reggae Album

Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta

Best World Music Album 

Angelique Kidjo - Eve

Best Children’s Album

Neela Vaswani - I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai)

Best Musical Theatre Album 

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Best Blues Album 

Johnny Winter - Step Back

Best Spoken Word Album 

Joan Rivers - Diary Of A Mad Diva

Best Comedy Album 

“Weird Al” Yankovic - Mandatory Fun

Best New Age Album 

Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman - Winds Of Samsara

Best Improved Jazz Solo

Chick Corea - “Fingerprints”

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Dianne Reeves - Beautiful Life

Best Jazz Instrumental Album 

Chick Corea Trio - Trilogy

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album 

Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band - Life In The Bubble

Best Latin Jazz Album 

Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - The Offense Of The Drum

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January 16, 2016

Today In History

Aaliyah Dana Haughton, singer and film actress, was born in Brooklyn, NY, on this date January 16, 1979. Aaliyah started voice lessons shortly after she learned to talk. Determined to be a star, she signed a contract with Jive Records at the age of 12 and came to popular acclaim in 1994 with her debut album, Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number. Produced by the successful singer R. Kelly, the album quickly sold a million copies and eventually earned platinum status based largely on the success of two hit singles, “Back and Forth” and “At Your Best (You Are Love).”

While a student in the dance program at Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts (she graduated in 1997), Aaliyah released her sophomore album, One in a Million (1996). Helmed by the well-known pop producer Timbaland and featuring rap performer Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, One in a Million portrayed the 17-year-old singer as a sultry hip-hop chanteuse with a self-confidence well beyond her years. The album garnered favorable reviews and sold two million copies.

In 2000, Aaliyah made her acting debut in the surprise action hit Romeo Must Die, starring opposite martial arts star Jet Li in a Romeo and Juliet-inspired story set in modern-day Los Angeles. She was also an executive producer of the movie’s soundtrack and performed the hit single “Try Again,” which netted her a second Grammy nomination as well as two MTV Music Video Awards for Best Female Video and Best Video From a Film.

Her third album, Aaliyah, was released in July 2001 and reached No. 2 on the Billboard album chart. Also in 2001, she played the title role in Queen of the Damned, based on the bestselling novel by Anne Rice and set for release in 2002. She scored a major casting coup when she signed to appear in two upcoming sequels to the blockbuster sci-fi thriller The Matrix, starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne.
Tragically, Aaliyah was killed on August 25, 2001, when a small Cessna passenger plane carrying the singer and her video crew crashed in the Bahamas, where they had just completed work on a video. She is survived by her parents, Diane and Michael Haughton, and an older brother, Rashaad. via bio

- CARTER Magazine