For my first mashup assignment, I chose to do the Techno Viking Music Video assignment (5 stars). First, I downloaded the original techno viking video, then the difficult part came: what to pair it with? I tried to go for something funny, like Britney Spears or Spice Girls, but for some reason my computer wouldn’t allow me to download a lot of videos. I assumed it may have been disabled by the people who uploaded those videos since they’re so popular, but it left me wondering what options there were. In the end, I went for a performance of the Jackson 5 singing ABC. I successfully downloaded that, then uploaded both videos to iMovie.
Then came the REALLY difficult part. I tried to figure out how to sync the two together on my own, but that was unsuccessful. Then once I searched how to do it, I couldn’t follow the directions, which seemed so simple. It was asking me to extend the audio of another clip, which wouldn’t work and I couldn’t figure out why. After experimenting a little bit with different things, I figured out how to overlap two clips (when dragging the clip, drop it overtop of the music video , and just muted the techno viking clip over a part of the song that seemed to sync well together. The A-B-C, 1-2-3, beat seems to go well with techno vikings movements, funnily enough.
Once that was complete, I exported the video to my files, then uploaded it to YouTube, and here’s the final product!