Well, after a couple weeks hiatus while setting up the new computer and importing bookmarks (all my VVW ones, especially), Viral Video Wednesday is back on. And this week’s topic, per Maggie’s request, is: Mash-ups. A mash-up is when you take scenes from one move and add scenes or the audio from another movie to and make it one video as if they’d been from the same show.
So, here are my vids:
First up, in honor of his opening today, I thought a Harry Potter mash-up would be perfect. It might not entirely qualify as a mash-up… it’s more of a parody, actually… but it takes characters from 3 movies and puts them together.
And here’s another Harry Potter mash-up, this time with Pride and Prejudice. Does this count toward my Everything Austen Challenge?
What if Harry knew that he was just a fictional character? That he was merely a figment of J. K. Rowling’s imagination and that all his suffering was merely a device to propel a story along? Harry Potter, Stranger that Fiction…
Now, I hadn’t realized until I watched the following mash-up that Alan Rickman and Helena Bonham Carter were in both Sweeny Todd and Harry Potter, which of course makes this next vid worth sitting through someone camming their TV.
And finally, this is similar to one of the first mash-up type video I saw (the one I wanted had been removed, poo!), and has yummy Ioan Gruffudd in it. It tells the story of the Founding Four of Hogwarts :-)
There are thousands of mash-ups out there, if you search a movie title (usually a more popular one) and the word “mashup,” you’ll find plenty to choose from.
Now it’s your turn… What are some of your favorite mash-ups?
Next week’s VVW: Commercials
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