"'MeTube', a homage to thousands of ambitious YouTube users and video bloggers, gifted and less gifted self-promoters on the Internet, has attracted international attention. No less than George Bizetís Habanera from 'Carmen' has been reinterpreted for MeTube and enhanced with electronic sounds. Behind the cross-over of musical styles are director Daniel Moshel as well as opera and oratorio tenor August Schram."
(Moshel Film & August Schram, 2013)
"Lana Del Rey has recorded a cover of the classic track 'Blue Velvet' for a commercial for clothing company H&M"
Fig.1, 2 Directed by Johan Renck for H&M
"Reluctant as I am to add to the mountain of interpretations of Somebody That I Used To Know seemingly taking over their own area of the internet, I couldn't resist the massive remixability that such a large, varied yet connected bundle of source material offered.
I was directly inspired here by Kutiman's Thru-You project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tprMEs-zfQA
Thankyou to everyone who has responded to Somebody That I Used To Know via YouTube. It's truly amazing! All audio and video in Somebodies is from the YouTube user videos featured, each of them a cover or parody of Somebody That I Used To Know. No extra sounds were added to the mix, but I used some EQ, filtering, pitch-shifting and time-stretching to make the music.
A full list of links to the original videos is available here:
I avoided using any existing remixes of the song, or any covers from tv talent shows.
As comprehensive and extensive as I tried to be with my downloading of source videos, I know there are many clips that I missed.
I used Ableton Live for audio stretching, pitch-shifting and the initial video editing, and Adobe's After Effects to put the final video together.
Big thanks to Travis Banko for assistance with downloading source videos, and to James Bryans for After Effects tutelage.
Thankyou to Barry for being Barry, and guiding us all. Thanks to you for listening.
Gotye (Wouter De Backer)
1). Remixed version by Wally (13:45, 04 August 2012) "Gotye - Somebodies: A YouTube Orchestra", published on 12 Aug 2012 by gotyemusic.
2). Original version by Wally: "Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)", uploaded by gotyemusic on 5 Jul 2011.
"The Kinetica Art Fair brings together independent galleries, art organisations and curatorial groups who focus on kinetic, electronic, robotic, sound, light, time-based and multi-disciplinary new media art, science and technology. The art fair features installations, robots and small sculptures but also live performances, artists presentations, demos and a cheerful atmosphere that makes it easy to talk to the 'exhibitors. ...
Kinetica is as bazaar, as garage and as male-frequented as you might expect. There were a couple of interactive horrors 'customizable to better suit the lobby of your luxury hotel', and a few aesthetically questionable contraptions. It takes all sorts, as they say. ...
A corner of the fair was dedicated to Intuition and Ingenuity, an art exhibition that pays homage to Alan Turing.'"
(Regine, 26 February 2012, We Make Money Not Art)
"Star Wars Uncut is the brainchild of Casey Pugh, a developer dedicated to creating new and fun experiences on the web.
In 2009, Casey became interested in using the internet as a tool for crowdsourcing user content.
Star Wars was a natural choice to explore the dynamics of community creation on the web - the response from fans has been overwhelming worldwide and the resulting movie is incredibly fun to watch."