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January 22, 2012 10:50 PM   Subscribe

Zapatou is a video editor who likes to make audio-visual mashups, such as World Covers of Adele's Rolling in the Deep, a a 10th anniversary 9/11 memorial in pictures, quad-screen HD eye-candy of the Fast and the Furious, and Mellencamp's Hurt So Good, lip-synched by the Ice Age 3 crew.
posted by iamkimiam (11 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Ugh, Tokyo drift was by far the worse of the Fast/Furious franchise.
posted by delmoi at 2:51 AM on January 23, 2012

Wait, there was an Ice Age 3?

The Adele one is pretty great.
posted by brennen at 3:57 AM on January 23, 2012

The Fast and the Furious one is awesome. I never understand car nerds, but I do understand formulaic movie making!
posted by DigDoug at 4:19 AM on January 23, 2012 [2 favorites]

Ugh. What does this waste of energy add to the original? A mashup is not art.
posted by Hobgoblin at 4:58 AM on January 23, 2012

Nothing at all! It's just neat! And fun! (Or not.)
posted by iamkimiam at 5:27 AM on January 23, 2012

This reminds me of the recent Star Wars project, the movie re-created from snippets done in various styles by various contributors.
Can't pull up the link right now but I do believe it was on the blue in the last few days.
posted by el riesgo sempre vive at 5:35 AM on January 23, 2012

Sorry, should have mentioned that I was referring to the Adele video.
posted by el riesgo sempre vive at 5:36 AM on January 23, 2012

A mashup is not art.

"is not art" is such a useful marker for statements I'd be better off ignoring.

I'm not as good at putting this into practice as I want to be.
posted by brennen at 7:17 AM on January 23, 2012 [4 favorites]

The Adele video is a strange experiment in tonality. Especially when the men come in (presumably since men are more likely to sing the whole thing a little lower to keep it in their range, with no uneversal choice regarding how much lower).
posted by idiopath at 10:30 AM on January 23, 2012

The Adele Video is great but pretty jarring when there's a singer singing in a different key from the backing track. I'm just trying to figure out if that was intentional or maybe Zapatou is a little tone deaf.
posted by Doleful Creature at 3:24 PM on January 23, 2012

It's all over the place, keys-wise, and it's actually making me really dizzy.

It's especially weird when you're listening to it without watching the video, so you've got nothing to gauge where you think the song is going except your memory of the original song. It's a really weird effect.
posted by infinitywaltz at 4:08 PM on January 23, 2012

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