A short film I made.
I’ve had the hook for this song (you probably know exactly what i’m talking about) stuck in my head for the past week. I was on Facebook and my friend Claude posted the words to the chorus on his wall (said hook just mentioned) and I knew the only way to get this song out of my head was to remix it. I tracked down the original, sliced it up, added some beats and other secret stuff, and came up with this:
I’ve got a feeling….that tonight’s gonna be a good night………….
OK, so I just made a video to go with this. I used a short from from the Prelinger Archives called “Prom – It’s a Pleasure“, originally produced by The Handy (Jam) Organization in 1961, and co-sponsored by Coke. It was seemingly used to help teens learn social behavior, probably shown in high school classes. I spliced it up, muted the original voiceover stuff, and worked it to fit the remix.
I created and posted a new “PreMixter” video, which features the music of Subliminal. I cut and spliced an old WPA film about the dust bowl around his remix “3 Friends”.
Here are a couple of “video mashups” I did which feature music from ccmixter artists and film source from the Prelinger Archives.
This one features the music of Loveshadow, featuring panu moon.
This one features the music of Wellman, featuring Mykle Anthony.
I just posted a new short film I made to YouTube, part of a new project I’m working on which involves combining public domain video from the Prelinger Archives with CC licensed music.
To me, this is the ultimate form of remixing, and I love the idea of reusing old historical stock footage and adapting it to new music. I’m kind of a history buff, and there is so much historical information which will just get buried and forgotten unless we can somehow make it relevant again, at least for a moment. If this type of effort can educate someone about the historical context of the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, or make them feel both the pain and the strength of the survivors through the power of Don’s music, then I feel the effort was worthwhile beyond the joy I had of putting this together.