Here is my very belated remix post. #bombthreatproblems Feel free to comment on it!
(Just in case the video doesn’t play on the blog, here is the link to its Vimeo page.)
Here’s my remix. Mostly complete except for the credits. Hopefully language isn’t an issue as I intended for the music to be more important. Hope you’ll like it and enjoy!
DJ Earworm is best known for his song “United State of Pop: Blame It On the Pop,” which was released in 2009. This hit single mashes the most popular songs of 2009 into one cohesive track, creating the ultimate remix.
This is not the only mashup DJ Earworm has created. Since 2009, he has released one “United State of Pop” song per year. Another great remix of his is “World Go Boom” from 2011.
These are great examples of remixes because they feature mashed audio and video sequences. DJ Earworm not only makes all of his tracks free and accessible to the public, he has also written a book on mashup construction called “Audio Mashup Construction Kit: ExtremeTech” and has made several chapters available online. For more information about DJ Earworm and his work, check out his website.
In trying to get ideas for remixes, I have been watching many videos on Youtube for the past couple of days. Most of what I came across tended to be quite technically advanced, probably due to many of my searches being biased towards those of Japanese origin and the Japanese videos that make it to Youtube come from very skilled and experienced mixers. However, a popular resource they use for mixes and parodies is the Can-can music, and there are countless mixes of various shows that sync speech clips and patterns with the music. They tend to be funny, but do not sound chaotic although it is just mashing together lines of speech. This was probably among the earliest types of mixes I saw before knowing what a mix was.
These kinds of remixes are too technical for me to attempt in this class, but at least they provided good entertainment. The important thing is that they provide some inspiration as I’m hitting a creative wall with the remix project. I think mixing videos with music as a coherent background element would make a good remix. Good luck to everyone for your remixes!
Sadly, this awesome trailer is clearly a mash-up of various television and movie clips, not an actual movie trailer. I’ll be happy with The Avengers and am totally stoked for it to come out, but if someone doesn’t get on making a Justice League (Superman and Wonder woman! Come on!) movie soon, I’m going to start writing letters.
Until Hollywood realizes their mistake and makes a real Justice League movie, I’ll have to settle for fan-made trailers, which are conveniently a very nice example of the remix video genre we’ve begun work on. This trailer expertly pulls from about 20 sources and arranges them to form a budding narrative: the world is under threat and it’s up to the epic team of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman , Martian Manhunter, and Hal Jordan (Green Lantern) to save everyone. While the “plot” is fairly unoriginal, it is appropriate for the genre of movie trailers. The audience will presumably be more interested in a movie plot that doesn’t horribly mess anything up than an overly complex storyline.
Overall, this video is highly effective because it mashes together my favorite superheroes and explosions, so the 12 year old boy that permanently lives inside me is happy, which is essentially all I want out of a fan trailer. This clip further demonstrates all of the fun that can be had with remixes, we can make anything we want and the possibilities are as endless as Justice League’s badassery.