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Mash Up

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Here’s my mash up of Pretty Boy Swag and High School Musical. I tried to find a better quality video, but I couldn’t and I don’t know anyone who owns the movie to get the clip off a DVD.

Snow White/Cradle of Filth: A DS106 Production

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Snow White Cradle of Filth: A DS106 Production

The Car: a ds106 mashedup production

Friday, November 12th, 2010

The last week or so in the digital storytelling class has been a blast for me, particularly because right now we’re playing around with mashups with everything from film to video games to music to the fine arts. The assignment was due Tuesday, but I had a hell of a week so this one got done a little late. And to the ds106ers credit, almost all of them had theirs done and submitted well before me. What’s more, so many of them did amazing mashups—the video section of this course went better than in the Spring, but it still needs work. But to the class’s credit, their imaginations made it seem like an unconditional succes. As for my mashup, as always it was very fun to do, if not painstaking. I like the detail work in mashups, matching up dialogue and interpreting and reworking one film to visually conform to another, completely different one. I was inspired by a series of 70s and 80s horror film trailers. When I saw the 1977 trailer for The Car, I immediately knew I could cut up Cars (2006)—which I had seen over 30 times with my son a couple of years back. It helped that I knew the film inside and out. It’s by no means perfect, but I think it begins to accomplish my main objective: make Lightening McQueen a car from Hell. And even if it falls short, I do think I’m getting better at both the quicker action edits as well as the pacing. It’s hard to capture a narrative in two minutes, and playing with film trailers for mashups is a perfect assignment in this regard. And having finally finished the assignment, albeit late, I’m thrilled to have returned to and finished some “creative” video stuff—it has been too long.

Mashup – The best basketball players ever

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

When you find talents like these two guys, you have to make a movie.

Mashup – Shutter Island and Harry Potter 4/5

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Here is my mashup! I combined the trailer for Shutter Island with scenes from Harry Potter 4 and 5. Mostly 4, but the ending says 5. haha. I really like how it turned out, especially the ending! =]

He’s snatchin them to Neverland

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

I’m sorry if this is slightly offensive to some people. I didn’t autotune the audio, as many of you may already recognize the song. Enjoy!


Thursday, November 11th, 2010

For my mash-up I was thinking of all the possible things I could do since we had the freedom to create it. I had always wanted to do a song mash-up so I decided to use this opportunity to try it out. Obviously it isn’t going to be perfect but I liked doing it. I took the lyrics from Nas’s song “It ain’t hard to tell” and put them over a Kanye West’s Runaway Remixed Beat. It starts out a little rough in each verse but starts to line up perfectly. I like how it turned out and want to try some other things out in the future.


Instrumental link –

Original Nas “It ain’t hard to tell”-

Andrew Disney/Walt Ryan Mash-up

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Well, this is my mash-up. Like others, I had an idea and later discovered that someone else had already mashed it! My first idea was to combine video from Harry Potter, and audio from Fight Club. In my search for clips, I stumbled upon this video: Harry Potter Fight Club. This video was mostly likely better than mine was going to turn out, so I abandoned the idea. Then I had to move on to a different obsession of mine: Bioshock. This thought led me to an idea that I had while playing that game, that being the uncanny resemblance between Walt Disney and Andrew Ryan. Walt Disney and Andrew Ryan: two visionaries who both expanded upon an idea, creating two leviathans that today we’ve all grown to know and love. Disneyland and Rapture, one in the same.

Andrew Disney Mash-up from Thomas Hobbes on Vimeo.

New Moon Mash

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

This project took me a while because I’m not very creative. I brianstormed for what felt like forever! I decided that I wanted to do something with the Twilight series in some way. I’ll be honest, I’ve read the books and have a desire to see all of the movies despite the terrible acting. Just because I read them, doesn’t mean that I’m a fan; it was more or less that once I read one, I wanted to read them all to find out what happened. And of course if there’s going to be movies based on them, I have to see them too. The biggest controversy with the series is how much Bella relies on (particularly needy and can’t function without him) Edward and in this particular movie (New Mood), Edward ends up leaving Bella towards the beginning. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days  is the second movie I chose and I wanted to try and work the two together even though the actual themes of the movies aren’t even close to being similar. In the process of finding the New Moon trailer, I found a mock trailer and just HAD to use it as a part of my mash up. It’s sole purpose is to poke fun at the actual movie which made it that much more intriguing. There are some spaces that the audio isn’t working exactly the way I want it to and if I had more time, I would have tried to correct that. Overall, though I like what I’ve created so hopefully you’ll enjoy it too!

Also, I want to give a special shout out to Andy Rush who took time out of his day to help me. We spent 1 1/2 hours trying to get the New Moon trailer into iMovie and it just wouldn’t work. On top of that we couldn’t figure out how to edit the audio for How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days in iMovie so I ended up using FinalCut. I like final cut a lot better, but it’s somewhat complicated to figure out the extra things it offers as well as the amount of time I had to spend on it. Anyway, my special thanks goes again to Andy Rush for his help!

Anchorman: the Legend of an American Psycho

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

So here is my mash up, I like some parts, and not others. This project started with finding a good youtube movie downloader (that’s not the one I used, but is better than the one i found. I  found it on kevin’s blog). I looked through youtube for suitable trailers. Most of my movies are extremely violent, psychotic, adult and/or comedic. Immediately I started looking for Disney trailers. Some of Pixar’s are too over done, so I ignored those. Some of the older hand drawn animation were too hard to work with. I was going to do Alice in Wonderland with Pan’s Labrynth or Platoon, but there are no walrus and carpenter scenes in either (the ad said “see the walrus and the carpenter”). Then I looked for the animated Robin Hood and was going to mix that with Mel Brook’s Robin Hood Men in Tights (He is by far one of the best comedy producers ever, I have never seen a bad Mel Brooks film), but I couldn’t find the trailer for the Disney Robin Hood. By then, I had started getting desperate, and was thinking of putting the Lion King with some really dark movie, such as 28 Days Later, The Last King of Scotland or anything. I finially gave up, and just decided to watch the Anchorman, when It dawned upon me, there was a helicopter, women, a crazy man, a dog, in American Psycho. So I downloaded the trailer, movie etc. and mixed and mashed them together. Here is the fruit of my labor. Watching it is sort of like watching Sgt. Donny Donowitz bash in a natzi’s head, gruesome, but hilarious.