Archive for the ‘remix’ Category

Movie Supercuts, Awesome Covers, and Mind-Blowing Science: Fun Video Friday

Friday, August 23rd, 2013
Movie Supercuts, Awesome Covers, and Mind-Blowing Science: Fun Video FridayFun Video Friday will cure your boredom by giving you tons of supercuts, a How It Should Have Ended for Pacific Rim, and even a Vsauce video on why you were bored in the first place. Plus, tons of terrific covers, a capella renditions, and a super stunt from Devin Supertramp.

YouTube Founders Introduce Mixbit to Compete with Vine and Instagram

Thursday, August 8th, 2013
YouTube Founders Introduce Mixbit to Compete with Vine and InstagramAnother social video app has arrived to compete with Vine and Instagram video: Mixbit, created by YouTube co-founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley. Announced way back on April 1, this could have been taken as an April Fools joke, but it is now a reality.

Epic Videos From Epic People [Fun Video Friday]

Friday, April 12th, 2013
Epic Videos From Epic People [Fun Video Friday]We have a ton of epic stuff this week. How animals eat their food, Skrillex vs. Mozart, a 100-pound chocolate bar, Mystery Guitar Man gets stuck in a video game, there are epic ask-outs to prom and formals, Old Spice gives their usual cracked take on 80's soap commercials, CGP Grey talks about The Vatican. Are you not entertained? Watch these, you'll definitely be entertained.

Now We Can All Create Our Own Dancing Pony Remix. Awesome.

Saturday, March 9th, 2013
Now We Can All Create Our Own Dancing Pony Remix. Awesome.Move over Harlem Shake, Socks the dancing Shetland Pony is set to trounce all comers in every viral video chart for the next few weeks. However, replicating a moonwalking horse isn't so easy for those who like to take a trend and run with it but a new remix tool lets everyone join in the fun.

Video: Old Computer Parts Have FUN with ‘We Are Young’ Remix

Friday, December 28th, 2012
Video: Old Computer Parts Have FUN with 'We Are Young' RemixFinding something already popular and creating something all your own with it can be a great way to hit it big on YouTube.  In the past couple of years, we've seen some of the top YouTube videos like Karmin's version of Chris Brown's "Look At ...

Mozilla Introduces Popcorn Maker, Interactive Web Video Remix Application Open to All

Monday, November 12th, 2012
Mozilla Introduces Popcorn Maker, Interactive Web Video Remix Application Open to All

Well, it took a year after we first mentioned it, but Mozilla's Popcorn is now open to everyone.  Popcorn Maker 1.0 is a web app that allows video makers to make interactive video, and you can go to this page to download it and/or take a tutorial.  In this age of emerging educational video, an interactive framework can go a long way into immersing users into a comprehensive study.  But it can work for non-educational videos as well.  We saw it in action with the People's Choice Awards, and there was even a point where the Popcorn creators were surprised to see how it was being used.  Now, it's available to all.

Mozilla's Popcorn Maker – Interactive Web Native Video Remixing

Here's a video of the history of Popcorn, using some of its interactive capabilities:

This is how Director of Popcorn, Brett Gaylor, sees it (from the Mozilla Blog):

Until now, video on the web has been stuck inside a little black box.  Popcorn Maker changes that, making video work like the rest of the web: hackable, linkable, remixable, and connected to the world around it.

This application has been available mainly to developers, but now we can all use it.  Back when they first introduced Popcorn, the vision was to make this as common as Final Cut Pro.  And taking a look at the interface, it looks like they've made that kind of program, complete with timelines, drags, and drops.

With a Popcorn video, people can actually take the original and "remix" it into their own thing.  This is where the educational possibilities are really opened up, because you might really like a video but want to add or subtract to it and tailor it to your own needs. On the player above, there is a handy "remix" button you can click that takes you straight to the editor, and you can do whatever you want with it.

Now that this application is open to everyone, we'll start seeing some really wild, different uses that should be exciting to see.