This Audio Assignment focuses on creating a mashup of two films. I took the films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and mixed it up with clips from the Pokemon Movie. I inserted replies from the Pokemon to Rory Breaker’s rant where he goes on a rant about various scenarios where he will kill Nick (the Greek).
I thought this would be a pretty funny mix. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels is one of my favorite movies and definitely not without its share of swear words, so I was surprised that this Rory Breaker rant only had one swear word (which I carefully edited out). I thought that a dialogue mashup with the a cute G-rated movie would create an stark contrast between the image of cute and cuddly, cold and threatening. The most difficult thing about this assignment was finding an appropriate dialogue. Since Rory Breaker’s scene is really a monologue (because Nick the Greek is too scared to speak back), it was perfect for inserting Pokemon sound bites as rebuttal and concerned reactions.
In the process of creating this mashup, I had difficulty download straight clips from these movies. As a work around, I ended up using my sound recorder to record the sound bites straight off the speakers of my computer. Once I captured the sound bites, I simple cut and paste the different segments within different Audacity tracks. The Rory Breaker track was one continuous sound bite, which I cut up into pieces to fit in the Pokemon sound bites.