I guess it doesn't surprise me but I had no idea about all that Led Zeppelin stuff and they're easily my favourite classic rock band. It's just so blatant, which leads me believe that it wasn't malicious music stealing, just that rules of appropriation were probably still in their infancy back then. Interesting nonetheless and definitely looking forward to part IV.
Remixing is a folk art but the techniques involved — collecting material, combining it, transforming it —
are the same ones used at any level of creation. You could even say that everything is a remix.
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It happens to be a huge coincidence that I just watched Star Wars: Return of the Jedi for the first time tonight and now part II is showing me all its influences. I'm not knocking Star Wars by any means, but it's clear that it's not a marvel of originality, (not sure that it claims to be one?) as my appreciation for the series is still new.
An exploration of the remix techniques involved in producing films. Part Two of a four-part series.
An additional supplement to this video can be seen here:
If you ever listen to Quentin Tarantino talk about film you can tell he has a huge understanding of film history and can pull from a mega database of movies, referencing decades of scenes, styles, metaphors, dialogue, you name it. It's pretty impressive to see it all remixed (pun intended) together. Sometimes the best way to visually portray an idea is by using existing imagery of what you envision and compiling it to create a whole. It works, Kill Bill is a film that I can watch repeatedly based solely on its graphic quality and visual style.
An extrapolation on the "One Last Thing" from Kirby Ferguson's web series Everything Is A Remix - Episode 2: vimeo.com/19447662
Edited by Robert Grigsby Wilson
Produced by Kirby Ferguson and Robert Grigsby Wilson
Dedicated to Sally Menke, Quentin Tarantino's Editor, who passed away last year. She was a great inspiration to me.
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So it is with every new thing. Progress happens when all the factors that make for it are ready, and then it is inevitable. --Henry Ford
Part III was just released..
Creativity isn't magic. Part three of this four-part series explores how innovations truly happen.
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Nelson and Valdez of Wreck and Salvage each produced videos inspired by Part 3. Check 'em out:
I love this stuff, I just wish it was in feature-length documentary form and not short samples. Such a tease.