Shanghai Video Mixtape #1, China, March 2017. Video by François S. aka Soic Miterne.
LOCATIONS: Shanghai, China (上海, 中国), Sardinia (Italia). MUSICS: Michel Berger, Big Pun, Pharoahe Monch, Swollen Members, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey & Bad Boy With O.D.B, The Notorious B.I.G, Wyclef Jean ft. John Forte & PRAS, Jacques Brel Interview, Quantic (Carmel Mix), Motor City Drum Ensemble. Other formats: Long version on Youtube. Long version on Vimeo. Long version on QQ Video. Short version on Instagram. Short Version on Miaopai. Short Version on Weibo
About Shanghai Video Mixtapes
“Shanghai Video Mixtapes” is a series of video-diary chronicling the daily life of foreigners living in Shanghai and a creative remedy for the melancholia triggered by a love separation. A video mixtape (VMT) is a stock footage movie consisting of clips from movies, television or home videos that are generally circulated as bootleg videos. Also called party tapes or video compilations, this phenomenon comes from the days of Betamax and VHS, when home editing and duplication became possible for the masses.When we owned the city
The story behind the content
This video project is the continuity of a my first series of video-diary started at the end of my adolescence in Paris in early 2000’s. In 2014, I left Paris for Shanghai, following my girl and best friend named Craquotte, to study and develop my main commercial activities. The stock footage of those videos are daily snap-shots and videos archives of travel we did together, in China and in Italy. A series to remember our life in the Hai – when we owned the city, and a creative remedy to my melancholia after our separation.
The soundtrack of our life in the Hai
The soundtrack of Shanghai Video Mixtapes is made with the music I liked at this very moment of my life, with some favorite musics of Craquotte as well. Some tracks are originals reworked edits, typical of the music I play during my DJ Sets. Only short extracts are used to keep the track “virgin” and the video catchy like an old school radio jingle; that helps also to avoid some copyrights issues on social platforms. During the production of the 4th video mixtape, I started to make some musical samples, mixing classical and Hip-hop musics like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Gang Starr Guru or Frédéric Chopin, Suprême NTM & Jungle Brothers. Inspired by the traditional audio mixtape and video mixtape productions, this series of video is only generated with my own stock footage and sometime used as party tape for casual DJ Sets (download the PDF Pressbook).
Shanghai Video Mixtape #2
Shanghai Video Mixtape #2, China, March 2017. Video by François S. aka Soic Miterne.
LOCATIONS: Shanghai Lane House Streets (永康路, China), Ming Yuan Century City (名苑世纪城, 上海), Madame Shanghai Rooftop, Xiangyang North Road (襄阳北路, 上海), Sardinia (Italia). MUSICS: The Wiseguys, Matzak ft Forensic, Total Giovanni, NAS, Os Originais do Samba.
Shanghai Video Mixtape #3
Shanghai Video Mixtape #3, China, March 2017. Video by François S. aka Soic Miterne.
LOCATIONS: Salina Islands (Italia), Sardinia (Italia), Britania (France), Shanghai (上海, China), Yongkang Road (永康路, 上海 before the official closure in August 2016). VIDEO-GAME: BeamNGdrive. MUSICS: Labyrinth, IAM feat Bruizza & Rahze, Erikrug feat Dynamax.
Shanghai Video Mixtape #4
Shanghai Video Mixtape #4, China, April 2017. Video by François S. aka Soic Miterne.
LOCATIONS: Paris (France), Shanghai (China), Huaihai Road (淮海路), Sichuan Middle Road (四川中路, 上海). VIDEO-GAME: Just Cause 3. MUSICS: Mozart, Guru, Gangstarr, The Blaze, Frédéric Chopin, Suprême NTM, Jungle Brothers.
Shanghai Video Mixtape #5
Shanghai Video Mixtape #5, China, April 2017. Video by François S. aka Soic Miterne.
LOCATIONS: Sardinia (Italia), Echo Park Festival (张杨北路), Yangshuo (阳朔), Guilin (桂林), Power Station of Art (上海当代艺术博物馆), Jiujiang Road (九江路, 上海), Sichuan Middle Road (四川中路, 上海). MUSICS: Rachmaninov, The Wiseguys, Onra, Black Eyed Peas, Waxtailor.
Video Mixtape #6 | Special Cafe des Stagiaires Julu Lu Grand Opening
Shanghai Video Mixtape #6, China, April 2017. Video by François S. aka Soic Miterne.
LOCATIONS: Salina Island (Sicilia, Italia), Yangshuo (阳朔, 中国), Guilin (桂林, 中国), Shanghai (上海, 中国), Yongkang Road Rd (永康路, 上海) Sichuan Middle Rd (四川中路, 上海). MUSICS: Verdi, Disclosure, TEED, Beastie Boys, The XX (Florence and The Machine cover), DJ Andy Smith, Michael Jackson.
Shanghai Video Mixtape #7
Shanghai Video Mixtape #7, China, April 2018. Video by François S. aka Soic Miterne.
LOCATIONS: Shanghai (上海, 中国). MUSICS: J. Cole, Yaeji, Big Punisher. Additional voice by Stephen Hawking.
Shanghai Video Mixtape #8
Shanghai Video Mixtape #8, China, April 2018. Video by François S. aka Soic Miterne.
LOCATIONS: Shanghai (上海, 中国). MUSICS: Serge Gainsbourg, Anderson Paak, Guru feat. MC Solaar, Michael Hunter.
Mixtapes – Photo extracts
Photo extracts | Shanghai Video Mixtape, China. Photos by François S. aka Soic Miterne.
About François S. aka Soic Miterne
© 2017-2018 Shooting, Editing, Mixing and (some) Samplings by François S. 付穌 Soic Miterne. Shot in France, Italy and China. 1,300 days of summer with Kim Serena G. aka Craquotte.