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Lead Me Through The Fire Swamp

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Watching Movies With the Stereo Onds106 Video Assignment worth 3 stars

Like when you have a movie playing on TV without the sound and you’ve got the stereo on at the same time. Take a clip from a movie, remove the audio, and add audio from a song or radio show that, somehow, kind of fits. See my two examples.

The original video:

The original audio – a clip I own from Lead Me – Sanctus Real.

This assignment turned out way better than I had actually hoped.  The timing worked out great.

I decided to stick with my Princess Bride theme that has been prevalent this week.  I pondered on my own personal music collection, while browsing through some videos from YouTube.  While looking at some fire swamp clips, the song above came to mind, and it crossed my mind that it would be perfect.

I sang the song quietly to myself while watching the part of the clip I wanted, and it worked out so perfectly that the ROUS attacks right when the chorus sings about being willing to fight.  Awesomeness.

I shortened the audio clip to just the chorus using Audacity, and edited the video clip in MPEG Streamclip.  There, I stripped the original audio track, and trimmed it down to have it start where I wanted it to (just as they have stood back up and he begins to lead her onward again after falling in the sand pit).

I tried to use YouTube’s Video Editor to put them together, but it wouldn’t allow me to add my music clip either in Firefox or Chrome.  I finally went to Windows Live Movie Maker, and had an easier time there.  The beginning timing was already perfect, so I just had to trim it to 42 seconds to get it to end where I wanted it to, and publish.


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