Visual Media Mash-ups

A video mashup is the combination of multiple sources of videos which usually have no relation with each other than a derivative work, often lampooning its component sources or another text. Many mashup videos are humorous movie trailer parodies, a later genre of mashups gaining much popularity. To the extent that mashups are ‘transformative’ of original content, they may find protection from copyright claims under the “fair use” doctrine of copyright law.

Almost at the same time, internet users start to make video mash-ups by watching many YouTube videos simultaneously. Some of these have even become memes. One of the most famous is a guy filming himself swearing about some fat ladies in L.A. combined with an instrumental rap beat.

Supercuts have become a popular genre of video mashups. A “supercut” focuses on a specific word or element in a series of videos and remixes the multiple sources into one video montage.

Below are a few examples of mashups I found, the first is a mashup of Winnie the Pooh & Apocalypse Now. Well not the most upto date mashup i do really like how simply overlaying the narration from Apocalypse Now realyl changes the feel of the Winnie the Pooh cartoon. It turns it from a kid friendly, cheerful, funny feeling into a dark, intense atmosphere. It really gives a sense that not everything is as it seems, and often small changes in really change how something is percieved

The 2nd clip is a mushup of Mea Girls and Disney cartoons. Again it is put together really well with characters as you would expect and a continuation of that throughout the clip.

I also looked into poster mashups, while simpler to make i feel it is much harder to portray the message i want with this media.

This posters manages to capture the grittyness of black hawk down, but also poke fun at the hard core skaters by injecting a sense of die hard skater “problems” into the poster.

I would like to focus on current affairs or recent pop culture, something that will still be relevent in a few months.

I would also like to make a motion mashup rather then a poster, but will need a bit more experiance with final cut, im good with after effects, but it would be much easier in the long run to us final cut

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