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Mini Assignment – Remix

With VFW fast approaching, I thought it only made sense to create my own vision of the VFW poster by remixing a few images together. One of the most special things to me in the poster would be the Vancouver skyline that I photoshopped in. I wanted to make sure the poster not only represents fashion, but also Vancouver as a city. Hope you guys enjoy it.

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Week 8: Remixing and Choosing

So for the mini assignment this week was about remixing something. At first I was very interested in the smartphone trends. For example, Tik Tok is gaining popularity over here in North America where you can post a video of yourself acting or lipsyncing to a song and someone can add onto yours or remix it. I thought that would be a great idea to do a remix, but it would just be copying someone else.

But just a few days ago, my girlfriend was in an elevator when these 2 dogs were interacting with each other. The Shiba Inu in the picture was very affectionate to the other dog, and the dog was quite hesitant. We exchanged a few edits back and forth then that gave me the inspiration to make my own.

While it was focused primarily on what I feel in studying, I guess I should give some background too. The courses that I’m taking in my last semester are heavily involved in technology. Sending in assignments, writing emails, and writing blogs. Mixed in with what I have to check for things I bought, my work schedule, updates on graduation, etc. it becomes exhausting. The Shiba Inu is representative of that. And I, kind of just taking it. I’m not claiming my remix to be deep, but a better context to how it fits overall!

Mini Assignment 4: Remix Something!

Hi, my girlfriend took a really cute interaction of 2 dogs. We both love a Shiba Inu so this is extra great to me. She did her own edit to it, but I wanted to make my own remix to it. This is my mood for how aggressive all this productivity is to me. I chose the biggest looming figure over me that’s intimidating me. It’s not the smartphones that I’m writing about. It’s this:

yup.

Process Post (7) Remixing Copyright Free Content

Copyright Topics & Contract Law

Jon Festinger, brand and creative industries lawyer, directed this week’s lecture. He drew our attention to important factors one must consider when creating their own content and using others. “…copyright…means the sole right to…reproduce the work…in any material form whatever…”. I already had a basic understanding of copyright infringement and Creative Commons from my past Communication courses, but Festinger dug deeper into the complexities of copyright topics and contract law, making me think about some elements I hadn’t thought of before.

He emphasized…

  • The definition of copyright: “…means the sole right to…reproduce the work…in any material form whatever…”
  • Underlying ownership is the public domain
  • All rights belong to author
  • Creators often sell their rights to corporations
  • In Canada, copyright runs 50 years past death of author, then goes back into public domain
  • Copyright comes from the expression of an idea – copying it into tangible form

 

The Pros & Cons

Although I understand the rules and ownership and use of content that is not legally yours, I have to admit that I sometimes find it a bit frustrating. With so many copyrighted songs, photos, graphics, video clips, recipes, etc out there, I feel limited in what I can use to create own own content. For example, when I first received my DSLR camera, I discovered a new found love for making fun little music videos. I would take videos of my friends and places I traveled to, and then edit it all together with a song that I thought suited the clips. The music I chose was always copyrighted, so it is not something I can easily share openly online as it can be deleted for copyright infringement. On the other hand however, this pushes me to be more creative and motivates me to produce more original content. I intend to use more of my own photos in my blog posts as well as even attempt to make a video or two on here. So in this sense, copyright law encourages me to create a unique presence for myself in a world that is overflowing with published content.

 

MultiMonica Tries Remixing

As part of the requirement for this week’s process post, I tried my hand at remixing. Festinger advised we look for a Creative Commons license included on whatever we choose to mix together, as this is free to use and part of the public domain. My process was fairly simple. I took my personally filmed videos which I own the rights to, and added copyright free music to create a music video mashup. To be honest, I’m not a big fan of a lot of the copyright free music out there, and the music I originally had edited into my videos were better. But after some searching, I found some tracks that seemed to fit well. In the description of each Youtube video, the terms of use were clearly stated and I made sure to copy and paste this into my video descriptions:

For song #1

Licence: You’re free to use this song in any of your videos, but you must include the following in your video description (Copy & Paste):

Happy Life by FREDJI https://soundcloud.com/fredjimusic https://www.facebook.com/fredjimusic/

Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/u4PI5p5bI9k

For song #2

Licence: You’re free to use this song in any of your videos, but you must include the following in your video description (Copy & Paste):

Life Is by Cosimo Fogg (201) https://soundcloud.com/cosimo-fogg

Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b…

Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/9MXUHYGvBVY

 

I apologize for the shaky filming in my Costa Rica video (first time using a GoPro), and the awful filter I used on my LA video which I can’t remove now…If you want to see the original versions of these videos with copyrighted music, click these links! →  Costa Rica and LA . I’m not sure why these videos flew under Youtube’s radar and haven’t been taken down yet, as I definitely do not own the rights to these songs.

 

Watch My Copyright Free Music Videos Down Below!

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