Originally, I watched the “Everything is a Remix” video and, then, I watched the “A Fair (y) Use Tale“. However, I think that watching the “Fair(y) Use Tale” should be watch before the other video.  The “Fair(y) Use Tale” is excellent at laying out the basic rules of copyright that we discussed in the first.  I was fascinated in learning that copyright used to only extend 14 years. However, today it is a lifetime plus 70 years.  I thought it useful to know that fair – use is pretty open so long as it follows the rule about the duration of the media used, commerical impact or is  used in teaching, new reporting, paradoy, or critical comment. The “Fair (y) Use Tale” was clever because the Disney Movies were used to teach about copyright! Therefore, it falls under fair use. Furthermore, the duration of the clips were very mininum.

The “Everything is a Remix”  was this beautiful series that basically explained that nothing… NOTHING….is original. Meaning that everything, even the lightbulb and printing press were remixes/modification on other inventions. Macintosh and Xerox were also modification upon other inventions. They, also, discussed music because often remixing is associated with song remixing .The example they use is Led Zeppelin who remixed beats from other artists without fundamentally changing it. The point is that very few things we hear are original, most are updated beats or lyrics.


Recycling Media

Recycle The Media

My story is that you are sitting down to show slideshows to family, just memories that you want to share. You show pictures of your family, home, school, friends, etc. You tell a story with the pictures. How, as a father, you remember taking your daughter fishing. How you remember breaking into school. How every building and picture has a fun story attached to it. I used audacity to edit the music together, PWNYouTube to get the video clips, and Window Movie Maker to put the slideshow together. I had to adjust the timing of picture extensively. I, also, added transitions to create a more slideshow effect.

Returning to the Scene of My Wish *****

Returning to the Scene of the Crime: Countrify *****

For my assingment I was given “Return to the the Scene of the Crime” and asked to “Countrify It”. I personally loved the “Return to the Scene of the Crime” assingment and was thrilled to revisit it. There were only a handful of people who completed this assingment, so I used all of their photographs in my remix. The photographs links are below. I took all the photographs and created a video/slideshow to Racal Flatts “My Wish”. I found that everyone took pictures of friends or family, a theme that was easily countrified. “My Wish” is a beautiful song about hoping someone that best in their lives. I believe everyone who took these picture would agree that they only want to support thier friend and family, hoping for the best.

In order to make this video I used Windows Movie Maker. I uploaded the pictures and added music. I copied and edited the music via audacity. I uploaded that into WMM. I added transitions, then I uploaded it to YouTube. The process is simple, but the getting everything timed right is harder. You can adjust the lenght of the pictures showing on the Video Edit Menu. I, then, faded the music on WMM thorought the Music Edit Menu. I added qoute to extent the video to fit the music. All the qoute are cited and pretain to famlly, friends, and love.




Hunting Bambi ***

Mash-Up Those Movies ***


deer hunting

deer 2

I took the two original movie posters and mashed them up, in order to create a new story. My movie is about the hunting of Bambi’s mother, a untold story until now! I used Paint to cut and paste the Bambi into the Hunting White-Tail Deer poster.  In the end,  the stories were similar in that both are about white-tailed deer, but completely different genres.  I used Flickr to embed the picture into my blog.


Cinderella II : My Best Friend’s Wedding ****

Movie Trailer Mash-Up ****

This assignment tasked me to mash-up the audio of one trailer with the video of another. I knew I wanted to Cinderella II: Dreams Come True because the audio/visual for this trailer is very simple. Then, I looked around for movies about girl looking for true love. I looked at problably 15 trailers before I remembered “My Best Friend’s Wedding”. I loved the ending audio for the trailer and used that (through audacity) to overlay it (through Window Movie Maker) to the video of Cinderella II.

I loved that the story is very similar, but now there is a deeper mroe adult twist to Cinderella II.  Now insteado of Cinderella having the most wonderful marry, the movie is about the drama before they get married. In fact, there might even be another women! … you’ll have to watch to find out.

This assingment was really fun and I only used skill that I learned through previous assignments. For example, I used the PWNYouTube bookmark in order to save the trailer as mp4. Then, I used Windows Movie Maker to upload the clip. I edited the part and length of the audio through audacity . Putting together was pretty simple, I delayed the start of the audio via the Music Menu. Then, exported to YouTube!


The Last Kiss Over the Rainbow**

YouTube Duet**

This assignment was relatively easy skills wise because all you had to do it enter your two YouTube videos on YouTube Doubler. Once you have that you embed the code on the HTML tab of your blog! However, the challenge with this assignment was creatively coming up with two different video that worked together as a duet. I used the instrumental verison of Taylor Swift’s “Last Kiss ” and an A Cappella version of “Over the the Rainbow”. I think the two go pretty well together. It gives the classic “Over the Rainbow” and twist. What might be really cool, is if, someone took two people sings one song and made it a round. Its just a thought I might explore later on this week. I believe the added dimension is beautiful!

YouTube Doubler

Examples of Remixin’

Call Me Maybe Star Wars was an excellent example of remxing combining the beat and music (not singing) of Call Me Maybe, with clips from Star Wars where the character say the lyrics. This falls under fair use because 1) duration of the clip are small (one word) 2) the song was parody.

YouTube Duet was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen! I love that someone could take two youtube video and just play them and it works as one piece! The first song with Kermit the Frog was probably a paradoy , and th esecond one was a live recording of  Miles Davis. It was beautful an really clever. The video falls under fai use becasue 1) the song was probably a parody 2) the second song was fundamentally changed by first song becasue it was dominate.

“Don’t Tase This” was cute and clever. It too fall under fair use because 1) the song is only being used in clips 2) the video clip is from the news. I think that line between copyright and fair use is so blurred. However, it seems clear that the smaller the segment and the more editing you do it it the safe you will be.