Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
A few years ago, we featured some segments from a little video series called Everything is a Remix, a video essay of sorts that showed movie lovers that Quentin Tarantino isn’t the only filmmaker who steals stuff from other movies to make new films. In fact, every single artist, whether they’re authors, musicians or filmmakers, have borrowed something old to make something new.
It’s actually been five years since Kirby Ferguson began this video series examining how the entertainment world has been remixing and repurposing familiar stories, characters, images and more for years. So for the fifth anniversary of his insightful endeavor, Ferguson has delivered Everything is a Remix Remastered, assembling all four parts of his exploration of the repetitive nature of entertainment into one high-definition video.
Here’s what Ferguson says of his remastered version of Everything is a Remix:
In the five years since the series launched, Everything is a Remix has been viewed over two million times and produced a popular TED Talk. Amazingly, Remix continues to change the way people think about creativity, originality, and copyright.
To celebrate the five year anniversary, I’ve polished up the original four parts and merged them into a single video. For the first time now, the whole series is available as a single video with proper transitions all the way through, unified styling, and remixed and remastered audio. Part One has been entirely rebuilt in HD.
If this is your first time watching Everything is a Remix, you’re bound to learn something about how filmmakers have borrowed from the entertainment that inspired them to craft entirely new influential pieces of cinema. And what’s great is that this video doesn’t just focus on cinema, but entertainment as a whole.
If you’re more interested in checking out some film-centric videos from Kirby Ferguson that breakdown just how movies have borrowed or stolen from films of the past, check out his segments on The Matrix and Kill Bill by clicking each of the respective titles.Cool Posts From Around the Web: