This mashup I merged the first Doom game and Mega Man into one cover. These are two games that were before my time and probably past my time since i’m not compelled to go back and play them. There are newer versions of these games formatted to today’s algorithm for gaming. Even with that I don’t think i’ll ever get around to playing a Mega Man game because the side scroller/platform games aren’t my thing. The new Doom games on the other hand look interesting, and I enjoy the world that was created around the game.
This is my 10 second mashup of some songs that made the 80’s, and a certain song that is arguably one of the greatest songs ever created! Tell me which one you think it is in the comments, and which one from this selection is your fav.
The assignment I am remixing is “That’s Not What I Expected” assignment where you have to take a photograph of an image up close and allow the audience to guess what it is. The remix for this assignment was to make the picture pink, because everything is prettier in pink! The picture I had of the previous assignment was my neighbors pygmy goats up close which was effectively a black image. At first I thought I would have to choose a pink thing to take a picture of, but then I saw it could be “metaphorically” pink.
The is very blurry, but that is because I had to zoom in very close or else someone could guess it easily.
This mashup is all about taking music and merging it with another song plus the video. Today I was talking with my friend about how Vanilla Ice decided to do a tv show about being Amish and it somehow lasted for a season and a half. Thankfully ice ice baby, his only hit, came in the last moments of the decade. From there I decided to look at songs that had similar measures or beats per minute. From there I had a few options, but Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” in the end. The music video itself had this minute long intro that I couldn’t resist switching with Vanilla Ice ad-libs. In the end the music didn’t really sound as smooth as I hoped it would, but it almost closely matches the beat when he comes in.
Photoshop might be one of the best requirements for this course because it allows the user to actually create something ridiculous or funny that didn’t exist before your brain thought of it. Those imaginative events likely would never happen in real life, but with Photoshop you can breathe life to that scenario. Figuring out how to cut and superimpose objects can also be useful for other facets of media as well. From the other examples of the assignment I looked at, there were just simple pastes of the individual in an out of place context. The context from which you’re working with might not leave enough room to make creations look more realistic. I think that is one of the best parts of the process. For this assignment there is a plethora of images you can use to make the final product look better. Even if it isn’t as “realistic” you would like, if it’s funny that makes it even better.
Getting to know Lando Calrissian http://michaeldgst.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=279&action=edit
Hellraiser/Little Mermaid http://michaeldgst.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=281&action=edit
Evolution of MTV http://michaeldgst.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=284&action=edit
Project ideas 2 http://michaeldgst.com/uncategorized/project-ideas-week-11/
Daily create’s 2854, 2856, 2857 http://michaeldgst.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=55&action=edit
This week I had a blast creating some of these video projects. The Little Mermaid Hellrasier collaboration might be one of my favorite pieces of media I’ve produced ever. For the first time in a while I stayed on track with my posting and not holding it off until Thursday and Friday. It might look like it now, but I already had everything finished I just had to throw it all together. I also now realized that I need to be more explanatory of the processes I used in making these videos or other projects. After spending hours downloading clips, free sounds, overlays, and everything else I get in the habit of posting it immediately and with little to no backstory. Sometimes I don’t really have a deeper explanation for why I chose this or that, it really is just the first thing that popped in my head.
I might switch around what I previously said and create a project that uses music and the moments that immortalized it. I think there are songs that created a culture of the time and if I could spend some time finding evidence of what influenced a certain time period in the 80’s that would be fun. MTV was introduced in the 80’s and its influence may have gone beyond music itself.
MTV was a groundbreaking change in the consumption of music. The switch from radio to television was a huge leap for music in general giving meaning to the song “Video killed the radio star” by the Buggles. The first broadcast was on August 1, 1981 and from there they never looked back. An even bigger contribution to music culture was the MTV awards. The first award show was broadcast September 14, 1984. In 2019 the award show ringed in nearly 2 million viewers, which is historically low, but that could be due to what is killing Tv, the internet.
This is one of my favorite assignments, for this you had to mashup two different movie trailers. I figured I would take some gruesome movie and pair it with childrens movie audio or vice versa. Eventually I settled on Hellraiser and The Little Mermaid.
I kept cutting clips and moving them to fit with all the small jump scares in the audio which was almost perfect. The last 30 seconds of the video almost made itself without me doing anything to it. I cut so many clips from the back half of the video that every scene was moving fast enough to seem scary with trailer audio.
Lando is introduced in The Empire Strikes back as an administrator of cloud city. Upon meeting him he comes off as a manipulative type individual who was formerly friends with Han. Once the visitors find out that he had been held hostage by the empire his entire narrative is switched around. Skipping to Return of the Jedi, Lando is one of the few rebels who sneak into the palace and try to free Han. Towards the end of the movie you can see how much of his dedication was switched to the rebellion cause. I don’t think the writers intended his character to feel in debt to Han for being frozen in carbonite, I believe the experience gave him a new purpose for the rest of the films.