graphic design, poster

A visual reaction to RiP! A Remix Manifesto documentary.

RiP!: A Remix Manifesto is a 2008 open-source documentary film about “the changing concept of copyright”[ directed by Brett Gaylor. Created over a period of six years, the documentary film features the collaborative remix work of hundreds of people who have contributed to the Open Source Cinema website, helping to create the “world’s first open source documentary” as Gaylor put it. The project’s working title was Basement Tapes, (referring to the album of the same name) but it was renamed RiP!: A Remix Manifesto prior to theatrical release. Gaylor encourages more people to create their own remixes from this movie, using media available from the Open Source Cinema website, or other websites like YouTube, Flickr, Hulu, or MySpace (source Wikipedia).

Whenever you use samples of a song or a movie, and you try to create something new. Like a completely new song or video. You will still be able to see and/or hear it’s original form. As in it might even be hard not to recognize it and or deny its features. It will almost be an unique individuality in a mass of sound or moving images.

Even though you sample or use parts of the song/movie, meaning you are not using the whole document. Meaning, you are creating something new and something that will not be copyrighted. But in the end, the certain parts that you do use are copyrighted. Meaning, the song, artist and/or movie will always be there and will always be recognizable.