Make sure you watch her beautiful AMV video mash-up of Regina Spektor & anime Kingdom Hearts series on Jennifer Luis' blog, New Media.
Grazie to Burcu S. Bakioglu for the find!
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
'In Lawrence Lessig's article "The Failure of Fair Use and the Future of Free Culture", Lessig points out that our culture has become a "permission culture" that restricts the creativity of the general public. This means that in order to mix media for art's sake, one must first obtain permission from the copyright owners of the media that is being mixed. At first glance, this may seem like a reasonable thing to expect; however, this greatly restricts the creativity that the general public possesses. It would be nearly impossible for a person of average income to be able to afford to ask permission to use a song or a movie clip in a home-made video project. Alas, this is what the law demands. It is easy to see how this greatly limits the digital artist. This "permission culture" is becoming more prominent as technology advances. Today, the average person has easy and affordable access to countless media as well as software that is capable of mixing it. However, even though almost anyone has the capabilities of making multimedia art, the law strictly forbids it with the exception of fair use.
A couple years ago, I picked up the hobby of mashing video game cut scenes or clips from anime cartoons with some of my favorite songs to create music videos. So far, I have made 5 AMVs (anime music videos) and have spent countless hours in the production....'