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RiP! A Remix Manifesto

RiP! A Remix Manifesto

| 1 h 26 min

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

  • producer
    Mila Aung-Thwin
    Kat Baulu
    Germaine Ying Gee Wong
  • executive producer
    Daniel Cross
    Mila Aung-Thwin
    Ravida Din
    Sally Bochner
  • cinematographer
    Mark Ellam
  • associate director
    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
  • associate producer
    Brett Gaylor
  • development producer
    John Christou
  • production manager
    Halima Ouardiri
    Daniela Broitman
  • project administrator
    Anuj Khosla
  • business affairs
    Bob Moore
    John Christou
  • additional camera
    Zacharie Fay
    Mila Aung-Thwin
    Brett Gaylor
    Stefan Hess
    Robin McKenna
    James Larden
    Alec Matthewson
    Barry Stone
  • location sound
    Brett Gaylor
    Mila Aung-Thwin
    Kyle Stanfield
    Pablo Villegas
    Richard Aylsworth
  • original music
    Olivier Alary
  • post-production supervisor
    Gary Evans
  • post-production coordinator
    Michael MK Siu
    Steve Hallé
    Marysol Moran
    Brigitte Sénéchal
  • digital editing supervisor
    Danielle Raymond
  • production co-ordinator
    Sia Koukoulas
    Taisa Mattos
  • supervising sound editor
    Cory Rizos
  • sound designer
    Kyle Stanfield
  • re-recording mixer
    Cory Rizos
  • additional re-recording masher
    Gavin Fernandes
  • voice direction
    Thor Bishopric
  • studio voice recording
    Chris Leon
  • foley artist
    Alexis Farand
  • foley recordist
    Éric Lagacé
  • additional sound recording
    Ryan Flynn
    Jason Milligan
    Ben Lazard
    Kenny Bean
  • editing consultant
    Daniel Cross
    Mark Ellam
  • online editor
    Yannick Carrier
  • animation
    Francis Hanneman
    Omar Majeed
    Conor Higgins
    Darren Pasemko
    Kent Hugo
    Brett Gaylor
  • illustrations
    James Braithwaite
  • assistant editor
    Ryan Mullins
    Brett Story
    Drew Williamson
    Conor Higgins
    Michael MK Siu
  • research and rights supervisor
    Bob Moore
  • rights clearance consultant
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • legal consultant
    David Fewer
  • legal affairs
    Dean Chenoy
    Dominique Aubry
  • research
    Drew Williamson
    Kirwan Cox
    Rob Maguire
    Daniela Broitman
  • translator
    Marisa Berry
    Alex Costa
  • unit administrator
    Dan Emery
    Nickie Merulla
  • marketing manager
    Moira Keigher
  • production trainee
    Melisa Forero
  • production crew
    Luis Antonio Silveira
    Jonathan Chang
    Lixin Fan
    Ursula Henzl
  • audio
    Dave Merchant
  • presentation
    Joel Gonzalez
  • dolly grip
    John Scates
  • lighting
    Mike Starobin
  • transcription
    Geneviève Danforth
  • subtitling
    Robert Paquin
    Robert Gray
  • intern
    Jessica Mayne
    Edmund Duff
    Cherine Benjelloun
    Jon Cohen
    Meghan Maike
    Jimmy Medellin


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Ages 13 to 17

Study Guide - Guide 1

Arts Education - Music
Media Education - Popular Culture
Social Studies - Law

Introduce the concept of music sampling and computer mash-ups to create new songs. Ask students if they can provide samples songs for the class to hear. Are students aware that there are legalities involved in the creation of this style of music? Hold a class debate on the issue of copyright ownership and piracy. Introduce the concept of public domain and its limitations. How much do students know about Open Source Cinema and music sharing sites such as Napster, in terms of copyright infringement? Debate or discuss Lawrence Lessig’s statement that mashing is "a re-creation of democracy and culture." Do students believe that Walt Disney remixed fairy tales when he created his classic stories and films? Discuss the term culture jamming as it applies to remixers and their opponents. Will free use of media products on the Internet soon be outlawed in Canada as it is in the United States? Should Canada accept Brazil's policy on the sharing of intellectual property? How do these concepts apply to the concept of global trading? Are any students excited about this remixing process as a future career choice? Do they believe in the importance of collaboration to create this new genre of music and films?

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