What happens when you decide to take a whole shitload of films, some awesome remix music, and play with the concepts of sound and motion? You get The Apple Tree, the first installment of Project Inertia, Codenamed: “Sentiments”
Then this will only partially help: a glimpse into an alternate universe where CBS made Mad Men instead of AMC. Our universe is … probably? Probably better.
A remix oldie but goodie: Mean Girls Trailer + Disney cartoon footage = one of my favorite spoofs of all time.
Many might not agree, but Monsters Inc is by far my favorite Pixar movie. So I’m partial in my love for this video. That said, it’s actually really hard to compose a sound by remixing a small set of sounds. And it’s even harder to match visuals to that! So high five Nick Bertke. This video is awesome!
PS this Snow White video by the same guy is also pretty sweet!
I feel I’ve made my love of mashups and remixes abundantly clear by this point, so it should come as no surprise that this week’s post remixes, art, sci-fi, movies, and a healthy dose of the surreal. But here’s another secret: I really love the movie A.I. – I know, I’m maybe the only one, but there’s something about that film that really hit he hard. The questions about the veracity of simulated and/or scripted responses to external stimuli, the inhumanity of humanity, the idea that our evolutionary successors might not be biological but technological – all of these were fascinating ideas to me, and have stuck in my mind every since.
So I’m excited that Pogo, one of the more innovative video remix musicians in the genre, decided to take on the film with a beautiful piece called Davyd. Whether or not you enjoyed the film, there’s a lot worth experiencing here. Pogo really captures a lot of the sweeter aspects of the film, preferring to utilize sounds from the first and third acts almost exclusively, while excluding the darker second act almost entirely.
This is one video best enjoyed via headphones. There’s just so much nuance and musical composition that really comes through with a more isolated soundscape. Either way, it’s a creative new spin on a familiar work of art, and I’m glad to have experienced it.
Summer almost over (unless you live in San Francisco where it’s just starting) so I wanted to share this awesome summer song with you.
In a modern retelling of an old school problem, G-Eazy skilfully layers hiphop beats over Dion‘s #1 pop hit from 1961. Furthering the foregone conclusion that anyone named Sue can not be trusted, director Tyler Yee portrays his retro-chic Sue as a devilishly sweet lady-about-town. Like the song, the music video combines an old school “let’s go to the ice cream shop after the sock hop” vibe with a present-day response to how one should react to such situations. Seriously Sue, isn’t one sexy greaser enough for you?
Note: You can download this song and G-Eazy’s entire album “The Endless Summer” for free here.
It’s no secret that funny Lonely-Island style music videos do well on YouTube. They have for years and that will continue for the foreseeable future. However, they are incredibly hard to pull off and the difficulty level doubles if said music video is promoting a product or service.
But Jawbone rocks it in their of their modernization of Ice Cube’s “Today was a Good Day.” I think it’s partially due to the fact that they didn’t make the video about the product. They mention it briefly and you just happen to see it everywhere in the video.
Lately there have been several comical music videos that point out how cushy the lives of middle class American can be. Recent examples include First World Problems and Whole Foods Parking Lot. Both of which have “oh my gosh I totally do that” moments that make me feel a little sad about my life.
Playing into the “life is so hard when I’m inconvenienced” comedy trend, I can applaud Jawbone for understanding their product and embracing their consumer base.
“Creativity isn’t magic,” is how Kirby Ferguson describes the new episode in his four-part series Everything Is A Remix. While parts one and two dealt with music and film respectively, this episode delves into something a little more esoteric in its implications: technological innovation. Kirby describes how we got from early digital and analog technology to the modern world; showing how technological innovation functions as a byproduct of being remixed and reinnovated.
Some of you may remember that we posted on the last installment of this series. Full disclosure, I’ll probably post every subsequent one as well – it just ticks so many geeky boxes in the list of my interests. I also appreciate how interesting he makes what could otherwise be fairly dry material. Yes, not everyone wants to see how Xerox influenced the Apple Lisa, or how Henry Ford (re)invented the automotive assembly line, but somehow Kirby has the ability to take topics that flit across varying divergent interest groups and tie them all together into a tightly-wound bundle of fascination. It’s like Kirby took everything I loved about the old James BUrke series Connections, added some of his own personality and insights into the equation, and made it feel new again.
Funny how that happens.