RiP! A Remix Manifesto

RiP! A Remix Manifesto


                                    RiP! A Remix Manifesto
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Join filmmaker Brett Gaylor and mashup artist Girl Talk as they explore copyright and content creation in the digital age. In the process they dissect the media landscape of the 21st century and shatter the wall between users and producers. Creative Commons founder, Lawrence Lessig, Brazil's Minister of Culture, Gilberto Gil, and pop culture critic Cory Doctorow also come along for the ride.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

Manifesto Point # 2: The filmmaker’s role is to experiment and adapt documentary forms to the original idea. Break stereotypes. Push the boundaries of what documentary means.RIP: A remix manifesto (trailer) not only has the word manifesto in its title (!), it is a great example of experimenting with and adapting documentary ideas. It is a cinematic argument for the right to use other people’s material in your own creations without being penalized. Director Brett Gaylor and the great gang at Eyesteele Film, in co-production with the NFB, use really innovative tools of the digital revolution to MAKE this film. Through their process called “open source cinema” Brett invites users around the world to upload, remix and reinterpret the actual film itself on his Web site. Winner of the prestigious 2008 audience award at the largest documentary festival on earth, IDFA.

Katerina Cizek
From the playlist: Manifesto for Interventionist Media - because Art is a Hammer

So this would have to be my favourite flick of them all. I love the use of the word mash-up. It applies to so many aspects of life in general--interracial relationships, dance hybrids like Bollywood (bhungra & urban dance together), chicken and waffles. At any rate, dance is all about taking different worlds, combining them and enjoying the explosion from that partnership. I hope I get the opportunity to watch Girl Talk live one day. He creates stimulating sounds, perfect for a dancer or any artist's palette. He's got an irresistible drive and his passion gives him this attractive energy that other people want to be around. He knows how to rock a party! And as for copyright? I would have to say I'm copyleft...

Note: You can watch all 13 chapters of RiP! A Remix Manifesto here.

Tré Armstrong
From the playlist: Tré Armstrong on dance, music and passion

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Credits
  • producer
    Mila Aung-Thwin
    Kat Baulu
    Germaine Ying Gee Wong
  • executive producer
    Daniel Cross
    Mila Aung-Thwin
    Ravida Din
    Sally Bochner
  • cinematographer
    Mark Ellam
  • editor
    Tony Asimakopoulos
    Brett Gaylor
  • writer
    Brett Gaylor
  • director
    Brett Gaylor
  • participant
    Gregg Gillis
    Mary Beth Peters
    Cory Doctorow
    Lawrence Lessig
    Dan O'Neill
    Gillis Family
    Mark Hosler
    Charlie Angus
    David Greubel
    Elisa Greubel
    RaeJ Schwartz
    Patti Santangelo
    Don Smith
    Robert Crane
    Jammie Thomas
    Amp Live
    Bruce Lehman
    Sany Pitbull
    DJ Marlboro
    Gilberto Gil
    Students of Pensando Juntos
  • location sound
    Brett Gaylor
    Mila Aung-Thwin
    Kyle Stanfield
    Pablo Villegas
    Richard Aylsworth
  • original music
    Olivier Alary
  • supervising sound editor
    Cory Rizos
  • sound designer
    Kyle Stanfield
  • re-recording mixer
    Cory Rizos
  • foley artist
    Alexis Farand
  • animation
    Francis Hanneman
    Omar Majeed
    Conor Higgins
    Darren Pasemko
    Kent Hugo
    Brett Gaylor
  • illustrations
    James Braithwaite
  • research
    Drew Williamson
    Kirwan Cox
    Rob Maguire
    Daniela Broitman
  • audio
    Dave Merchant

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  • fitgirldc

    Let me get this right? She worked at the copyright office for 40 YEARS and couldn't answer his question to her about infringement? Come on!

    fitgirldc, 25 Jul 2015
  • fitgirldc

    Let me get this right? She worked at the copyright office for 40 YEARS and couldn't answer his question to her about infringement? Come on!

    fitgirldc, 25 Jul 2015
  • Kira1997

    I loved it, because its showing this generation of copyright. After you look at it, think about ( in your words) how you can explain all of it in 5 minutes

    Kira1997, 26 Feb 2015
  • Yiqi

    This is so great, man. It's not just a documentary about remix culture, it's a fantastic remix for remix culture. I enjoy all the brilliant ideas you put in this video. Also I'm doing a personal project about Creative Commons, which meant to encourage the free/remix culture, but in my own opinion, it's not in the right way to reach the utopia. It's in a really embarrassing position now.

    Yiqi, 2 Nov 2014
  • tjsutherland

    Like it or not it's copyright law 03-27-14 tjsutherland

    tjsutherland, 27 Mar 2014
  • moiznoleet

    really informative doc

    moiznoleet, 7 Feb 2014
  • Crashtest

    Greeeeeeeeeeaaat film! Opps Kellogg's might come after me! Really enjoyed this film and it open my eyes to many issue on copyright laws. As an producer/artist I love to remix and build from the past. I will definitely be sharing this film. Thanks for the Fantastic work.

    Crashtest, 28 Jul 2013
  • vandecamps

    I'm pretty sure this film is ripping off Michael Moore.

    vandecamps, 23 Feb 2013
  • vandecamps

    I'm sorry, but Professor Lessig's argument; that if you look at "mash-ups" like an essay, using the correct quotations, credits and sources, it should be fair use, is wrong. If we look at what Girl Talk is doing as an essay, we would see a whole paper full of words other people have said, with no quotation marks, and no sources cited with the author claiming that the work is his. That is called plagiarism. That is what he is doing. I do, however think that what Girl Talk puts out is awesome, I love the sound. I think his "mash-up" sound is amazing. But the fact he sells his album on iTunes without wanting to pay royalties is not right. The mentality that he wants to use something that he did not musically create or physically record, and make money on it without paying for the rights to do so, is not fair to the artist and musicians that actually created the chords, the rhythms, the lyrics and the melodies. His art should be recognized as a very important part of today's culture, but credit should be given where credit is due.

    vandecamps, 23 Feb 2013
  • LucaTarantini

    I was watching this but it kept stopping for buffer... so I switched to my downloaded copy :)

    LucaTarantini, 22 Nov 2012
  • cpenner

    How ironic is it that this movie isn't available for mixing, at least in Canada!

    cpenner, 29 May 2012
  • Illmatic75

    I'm looking for the name of the track starting at 17.57 since a long time ... The beat is so crazy !! Does anyone have it ? Thanks :)

    Illmatic75, 16 Apr 2012
  • sm1thy

    I want to use this film for educational purposes. Does Fair Use apply, or do I have to pay for it?

    sm1thy, 13 Apr 2012
  • jmatlin

    @b2 - Technical issue. It's working fine now. Sorry!

    jmatlin, 29 Oct 2010
  • b2

    Curious, the movie is no longer available. Is it a technical issue or a copyright issue?

    b2, 29 Oct 2010
  • phmota

    What an awesome movie! It makes me proud of being Brazilian (from Rio de Janeiro)! As a physicist I work in an environment of free remixing and all society should behave like it. Have you heard of LHC? It is the product of decades, centuries of free flow of ideas. I'll do my best and spread the word. Great work, guys! Keep remixing! Pirataria, sim! Liberdade digital já!

    phmota, 28 Sep 2010
  • fergd2050

    what is the title of the bittersweet symphony remix!!! its totally awesome

    fergd2050, 9 Jul 2010
  • vinz

    this movie is great. i really enjoyed it. vinz (italy)

    vinz, 11 Apr 2010
  • thebhoydave

    great film... very provocative. If a little one-sided. it's not as black & white. not all musicians agree with lars ulrich of metallica. I worry that the next generation of songwriters will be left behind, because all the attention is on "remixing" existing "source material" is there no space for new source material... the new bands & artists are forgotten in all of this. U2/Aerosmith/JayZ will not crumble, but are future musicians to go the way of the dodo?

    thebhoydave, 30 Mar 2010
  • xaeon8@gmail.com

    What can i say... This was amazing, it really express what we all think down deep. It's a must watch, you should really spend the 1 hour and a half, you'll realize that it's all true. Everything explained in that movie is possible if everyone stand together, it's been proved once in the software industry with the linux foundation and the open source community. Hopefully we will all come to our sense and realize where we stand in life right now. Aeon

    xaeon8@gmail.com, 5 Mar 2010