What Is a Remix?

What is a remix?  I think to put it simply is a mashup or combination of a bunch of similar, or different things to make a new thing, usually some sort of new story.  I really liked Austin Kleon’s idea that everyone is a remix.  Everyone is a mix of the influence’s that you let into your life.  I watched the Star Wars Call Me Maybe mix, the Buffy/Twilight mix, and the Don’t Tase Me Bro/Can’t Touch Me mix.  All three of these take elements from two other topics, the Star Wars movies and the song Call Me Maybe, various clips from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Twilight, and the Can’t Touch Me music mixed with the Don’t Tase Me Bro video, to make a new song or story.  I personally thought that the Buffy/Twilight mix was the most interesting because of the way the creator made it really seem like Buffy was talking to Edward.  It was amazing to me how perfect the words and reactions lined up with eachother.  I thought that the Can’t Tase Me mix was the funniest and I thought that the person who made the Call Me Star Wars video has wayyy too much time on his/her hands lol.  I think all three were extremely creative and clever however.  I don’t think that any of these videos break the copyright laws because it only uses a few minutes of each thing, and they are not used for commercial use.

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