This week was all about remixing, the ideas behind it, One of the most important thing learned about remixing and video projects in general is dealing with copyright. I have run into copyright issues through YouTube so I know what it’s like to have to change the copyrighted materials in order for the video to be able to be on YouTube. Remix/mashup is a very unique form of media and I’ve seen it used most often in viral videos on social media websites. Before completing this week’s work I had no idea that a video dub of clips put together to make it seem like someone is singing the lyrics of a song would be considered a remix/ mashup. Like most people I know, when I thought of a remix the only thing that came to mind was a remix to a song. Now I know that remixes include other types of media and there a lot of technicalities involved in terms of copyright. Reflecting on the topic of copyright, I understand its importance.It wouldn’t be fair to the original content creator if you could just take their work to manipulate it to suit your needs without ever acknowledging them or the work they did. To put it simply, copyright is just a way to protect the work done by someone to keep it from being used without penalty by other people.
Here is where I explain remixing to my sister, who was familiar with song remixes but didn’t know much about other types of remixes. One of the simplest yer quirky assignments this week was the Remix Generator. The combination of assignment+remix that I had to do was so random but it easily worked. The mashup assignments were so fun! I’m glad I started early because I realized that mashup assignments aren’t necessarily the easiest or fastest things to complete but the end result is fun and makes the process worth it. I did 9 out of the 9 stars worth of mashup assignments and those can be found here,here, and here. The last assignment for this week was to do three daily creates.