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12 AUGUST 2012

Gotye remixes the covers: Somebodies A YouTube Orchestra

"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
 Wonderful stuff!

 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:
‪ http://www.gotye.com/#blog.html ‬

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.

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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.

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Simon Perkins
12 AUGUST 2012

Kutiman's musical melange ThruYOU is a celebration of remix culture

"What you are about to see is a mix of unrelated YouTube videos/clips edited together to create ThruYou. In other words – what you see is what you hear. Check out the credits for each video – you might find yourself.."

(Ophir Kutiel, http://www.kutiman.com/)

1). Ophir Kutiel (Kutiman), ThruYOU Project, "Kutiman–Thru–you – 01 – Mother of All Funk Chords", uploaded on 7 Mar 2009.
2). Ophir Kutiel (Kutiman), ThruYOU Project, "Kutiman–Thru–you – 08 – About ", uploaded by kutiman on 7 Mar 2009.
3). website design by Baconoppenheim [http://www.bnop.co/projects/thru–you/], 2009.

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Simon Perkins
20 JULY 2012

Veengle: online tool for creating video compilations

"You can create video compilations and share it with friends. You can share your created videos almost anywhere (e.g. to your website, your blog, other social networking websites).

During Beta stage, Veengle will handle only youtube videos. When the full version is ready, users will be able to upload their videos directly to Veengle."

(Veengle)

[This tool which was located at: http://www.veengle.com/about is longer in operation.]

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Simon Perkins
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