For my Fan Fiction project, I decided to continue on with my website’s theme of video mash-ups. I feel that fan fiction itself is very much a mash-up in it’s own sense, bringing together cultural icons/symbols, whether they are from movies, or books, or the internet, and creating your own story out of them. That’s why I couldn’t resist putting two titanic figures together and essentially creating a fight between them for this project. When I was a kid, I always had debates with my friends about who would win in a fight, whether it be Superman vs. King Kong, or the Flash vs. Spiderman, or etc. So I found my fan fiction fight mash-up of Batman vs. Godzilla to be particularly exciting. Much like I described Batman in my <a href=”http://blog.make-a-masterpiece.info/fan-fiction-obsession-batman-part-1/”>last post</a>, Godzilla was (and still is) near the top of the list of obsessions. I used to watch all of the movies when I was a kid, and had many action figures (much like Batman). So this epic fight was one of the first things to come to my mind when I thought of my fan fiction project.
Much like many of my mash-ups, I used <a href=”https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10137/”>Firefox’s YouTube Downloader</a> and found clips on YouTube of Godzilla and Batman and then used <a href=”http://www.apple.com/ilife/imovie/”>iMovie</a> to put them together. About creating the project, I found many of my difficulties to be strangely similar to the problems I had when I did my first audio mash-up for this class, <a href=”http://blog.make-a-masterpiece.info/masterpiece-1-more-than-my-fist-kiss/”>More Than My First Kiss</a>. The lesson I had learned from creating the song was that putting together two different things and matching them can be <strong>extremely difficult</strong>. The most obvious reason for this is because each piece of media you are trying to match together has its own beat, tempo, pitch, background noise, etc. and trying to put two together often results in a cacophonous piece of you-know-what. So I encountered these same problems when I tried to match the movies Batman (1989) and Godzilla (1998), and most of my time was spent trying to make the sounds and transitions between to two to be as smooth as possible. I think I did a pretty good job blending the two movies together as much as possible, though the task is much harder than it appears. Other than that, I just used some of my childhood imagination and my master mash-up skills to create this fan fiction masterpiece. Let me know what you guys think!