Dreaming Remix

Hello everybody! This week I was tasked with picking an assignment I have already completed and remix it. I like to leave things in the past and not try to redo things, so I decided to remix a past audio assignment with a video.

I decided to do a video so that I could prep myself for the upcoming video weeks.

Below is my video I made.

Behind the Process 

To begin this process I had to download my assignment from Soundcloud using this tool. I then went on a video hunting spree. I wanted the accompanying video to be in black and white and to have a 1930’s look. So, I scoured YouTube and found some suitable videos for this video. I then went into Final Cut Pro and threw everything together. Because I ripped videos from YouTube some of them have logos or timestamps. I was able to use some of my magic to get rid of one of the logos, but not all of them. If I could do this assignment again, I would try to understand masking more so I could figure out how to get all the logos gone. Regarding my other magic, I adjusted the exposure, made them all uniformly black and white and added some film grain. I added some other effects and then published it to Instagram.

I felt pretty good about the process of this assignment. When I was first doing the original assignment, I kept saying that I wanted to make it into a video. So, I have been thinking about what to include in this video for a while. However, one difficult part of the assignment was finding video footage that was exactly what I wanted. Because I had dreamed it up so much in my head, I could not find videos that replicated exactly what I wanted.

Something I learned through this process is Pasting Video Attributes. Because the black and white videos were colored a little differently, I wanted to make them look more uniform and appear to be from the same source. So, I adjusted the first clip and then copied the adjustments I made to the other clips. I think my efforts for getting a copacetic video is something I did well. However, this video feels a little boring to me. I could not figure out how to make it more exciting. Yet, I feel that I did the best with what I had.

I really liked this remixing a lot as I could extend the work I have already done into a different field of creativity.

Well, that is it for now folks. I’ll catch you on the flipside.

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2 Comments on “Dreaming Remix

  1. What i love most about this work is how it builds upon the work we’ve been doing. You’ve started with a very evocative quote from La Jetee which you had already interpreted with your own recording and audio/music. Then you layer that on top of a collection of found video clips. This layering of meaning, media, and story is what I think this class is all about. I’ll be using this as an example this summer in DPL so don’t delete it!!

    • Wow thank you Martha! I really did enjoy building off of my original idea.

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