Saturday, July 31, 2010

blog post 3: Remix

This student-created production is covered under the Fair Use codes US copyright law. Specifically, Section 107 of the current Copyright Act and Section 504(c)(2) cover the educational-basis of this video production. The production is intended to be a transformative remake, aiding in both student and public media literacy.  The use of copyrighted material is in the service of constructing a differing understanding than the original work, which according to Section 110 (1) (2), is to be treated as a new cultural production. This student-production is in no way limited to the protections provided by the Fair Use codes stated above due to the many other sections of the current US Copyright Act, which also include the principles of Fair Use.


  1. Much improved from the last video!! It was much more obvious that this video was trying to send a message to the public. The song and the theme of the video seemed to correspond together. I also loved the video editing and the video clips placed throughout the piece!!!

    I was a little confused whether your video's main theme was about date rape or excessive drinking. I understand they somewhat correspond to one another, but a clear message or progression of pictures may have expressed that better. If the pictures started out about drinking and partying, then went to excessive drinking (like people passed out), and then pictures about date rape, I think it would have painted a better picture. Besides that there wasn't much else I noticed for improvement. One very minor thing was there were one or two pictures that I would have swapped out for other pictures (one being the man and woman in the beginning of the song). Only other place I could see room for improvement would be if you made subtitles to better explain your point, but this is very minor.

    Very good job!!! I'm glad to see you guys managed to make an excellent video with the time constraints and amount of work that needed to be done!!!

  2. “Say Ahh”
    Meagan, Dan, Cara, & Tylin--
    I’m surprised to see you used as much of the original footage from the first remake, in this one. I had hoped to see a clearer argument made when the choice of song hadn’t changed. I think the date-rape message was a good one to tackle; however, it was a long time before that part of the message was introduced. Additionally, the message was never quite clear in the video or by the end…some of the images shown seemed to be blaming girls who didn’t heed the advice not to “drink too much” in a counterproductive way.
    The revised version was definitely an improvement on the original, but I still think Tylin has a fabulous sense of self to put herself into the video as she did.