Rage Against The Russian Mafia

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The final video task I chose from the video assignment bank is the watching movies with the stereo on assignment, which requires you to take a clip from a movie, remove the audio, and add audio from a song that fits.┬áMy initial reaction when reading the assignment was to choose a high intensity shooting scene and pair it with a powerful song, and that is exactly what I ended up doing. The film I chose is The Boondock Saints, which I mixed with the song “Know Your Enemy” by Rage Against The Machine. In this particular scene, two brothers are ambushing members of the Russian Mafia via the ceiling of their hotel room.

To complete this assignment, I used clipconverter to download the initial youtube clip from the film, and the used iMove to edit the video. Once I had the clip loaded into iMovie, I detached and deleted the original audio, and loaded “Know Your Enemy” straight from my iTunes. Here is a shot of my workspace.

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The one difficult task was matching the moment when the two fall from the ceiling with the part of the song where the intensity really picks up. Eventually I got the timing right, and here was the result:



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