Mashups and Remixes
Mixing and re-mixing, referencing and re-making are fundamental to aspects of innovation in film-making. Video Mashups are one way to do this. Editing is a key tool for taking something old and transforming it into something new.
Check out this documentary RiP! A Remix Manifesto about what it’s all about:
SCM’s own IP Yuk-Yuk did this mashup in 2006: “PSYCHO(S) is a live remix of Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO and Gus Van Sant’s remake in 1998. Running on custom software that edits the films in real-time, PSYCHO(S) juxtaposes and condenses the two films that were made almost 40 years apart into a hypnotic stream of mirror images. The images and sounds, drifting in and out of sync, create a perpetual state of cinematic déjà vu that haunts and confuses both the original and its double. PSYCHO(S) recycles the original narratives, forming new poetic associations in an endless cycle of parallel edits.”
Click on this link to see PSYCHO(S)
Try re-editing the famous shower scene in Psycho in Psycho Studio
Or check out this interesting YouTube remix by Eduardo Navas of 30 Radiohead Lotus Flower video samples.