Watch a Movie/Make a Movie
For this assignment, I chose to watch the film “28 Days Later.”
Supercut it – “28 Days Later”
Create a supercut montage of overused dialogue, themes, motifs, filmmaking techniques, etc. for a particular character, tv show, film, and/or public figure. A supercut is a “fast-paced montage of short video clips that obsessively isolates a single element from its source, usually a word, phrase, or cliche from film and TV. Supercut.org collects every known example of the video remix meme.”
Yikes. I will be the first to admit that I did not enjoy this assignment. I think that the primary reason is my choice in film. I chose the wrong movie to watch, but once I had started it (and paid for it) there was really no turning back. I don’t do well with gory movies and to be honest, this one made me sick to my stomach. I had to turn away from my television screen multiple times. So, if you aren’t okay with blood, biting, and fighting– stay away! Unfortunately, I think having to make a video for the movie was even worse because I had to carefully go through clips to find what I needed to complete the assignment. I chose “blood” as my main theme because I felt like that was all I saw (or all my mind saw) throughout the film. I was a little limited on movie clips because I wasn’t quite sure where to pull from, but I think I got a fairly broad overview of scenes from the movie.
I completed the assignment in iMovie. I looked through YouTube to find clips I needed to complete my video. I took the URLs from various YouTube clips from the movie and converted them into MP4 files by using the website clipconverter.cc. After they were all downloaded, I dragged the files into the media window in iMovie and added them to my timeline queue. Lastly, I added some music. I couldn’t stand listening to the screaming and squirting of blood so I used a piece of the film’s score– the song is titled, “Rage.” I used the website flvto.com to take audio from YouTube by copying the URL and adding it to their converter. Once the audio was downloaded I dragged the file and placed it under the video clips. I lowered the volume on all clips to 0%, except for the first one which sets the tone for my video.