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.
Music videos, movie scenes, or anything that needs an audio supplement is hilarious without it. This assignment tasks you with taking the music out of the music video. Of course there shouldn’t just be an empty audio file so I just threw in a bunch of free random sounds (excluding the Michael Jackson grunt noises) along with random bits of silence. These projects take some time to make, but in the end they are worth it.
I see these “everything but” videos on YouTube and they are pretty annoying. Since it was an assignment though, I decided to make one. There is a high chance that this video will get taken down, but it’ll be here for now
This assignment requires you to make a spy movie trailer, and I decided to make E.T. the main character. When I first started editing the E.T. clips I was trying to set up the family as murders and ET as the spy. Once I started piecing everything together I noticed it was looking less like a spy movie and more like a horror movie. At that point I just said screw it and I added all the other sound effects that go along with scary trailers like these. Since its Halloween today I thought it would be fitting to switch the assignment up a little bit.