His hauntingly perfect videos have been a part of 'X-Files' Fandom for 9 years. His name, regaled as one of the best fan vidders of all time...but don't tell him that.
Lyle seems happy to just create, experiment and sometimes, transcend...and to the few who have not seen his work? You are missing out on an almost spiritual experience.
I began vidding nearly ten years ago after first seen Shakerbaker's 'shipper' videos on the main page at Haven. While Mulder and Scully's relationship was barely simmering, Shakerbaker had stitched together video clips of their exchanged looks, holding hands and touching faces to create a visibly romantic portrait. Knowing "The X-Files" like the back of my hand made me instantly aware of what she had done, and the power and control created through editing, so I wanted a go! This was long before the days of DVDs and YouTube. Amy from Haven graciously set me up with my own web space and the rest is history.
While I enjoy giving something back to this show which has given me so much, it's this process of marrying artistry with technical skill that's most rewarding. Finding ways to present "The X-Files" in such a way that entices new viewers as well as fans is always challenging. The show combines various styles and genres, and there's so much footage to work with that the video opportunities with "X-Files" are limitless. Also, I always discover things along the way, so a video never turns out how I first envision it, and often for the better.
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