Mash-up week has been pretty fun so far!
The assignment can be found here and it is worth 4 stars. It requires us to “Take your favorite movie trailer and mash it up with a different trailer to completely change the meaning of the original trailer. For example, if you have a funny movie trailer, give it the sound of a terrifying movie; or vice versa. You may need to clip the audio or the visual, use imovie and audacity to cut the clips to give you what you need. Good luck!”
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is all the rage right now. Even I, a person who has only watched the films once, get excited every time I hear the music from the trailer or see the railer itself. Many people were extremely worried about Disney acquiring the rights to the Star Wars franchise and I suppose we will still all have to judge how well Disney did with this new movie coming out December 18, 2015. Disney also came out with an animated film titled “Frozen” which was praised as one of the best animated films ever. I watched it and liked it well enough but I can’t say it was that much more progressive than many other Disney films. Mulan also had an extremely independent and strong female character. So did Pocahontas. But, I thought it would be awesome to use the new Star Wars trailer audio for Frozen. Both are Disney, and both will probably be loved by people. Plus, I think “The Force” is really something that Elsa from Frozen can understand. I think at one point in the movie, they even use the word “force” for Elsa’s ice powers. It was basically meant to be and it turned out fantastic. The message here is to embrace the powers within us.
As always, a good video is below explaining and showing what I did. I used this website to extract the audio from a youtube video. It’s very handy! I used iMovie to compile all the scenes together and to add the Star Wars audio track.