This assignment remixed the Over-Dramatic Reading audio assignment with the Media Bender remix card. All this required was taking a submission for the audio assignment and converting it to another form of media. As I was reading through submissions, I particularly liked Emily Delross’ reading of Ice Ice Baby. I chose to convert it to video. Initially I had hoped to sync her reading up with Vanilla Ice’s mouthing of the words in the song’s music video, but this proved to be very difficult due to timing. What I found, though, is that the reading is almost exactly half the speed of the original song. So I slowed down the video by half, and matched up a section of the reading and video that worked together well. This worked surprisingly well. They aren’t perfectly in sync, but they are pretty darn close. I kept the sound of the original music video to give an idea of how close the paces are. Also, the slowed beat is kind of cool.
To do this, I first had to download Emily’s recording from soundcloud. I did this using the free site offliberty.com. I then downloaded the music video from youtube using realplayer. I did all of the editing in Movie Maker, which has a built-in effect that slows video by half. I’m glad that was the right pace, because Movie Maker offers no way to fine-tune this effect.