Soic Miterne Video Mixtape | Last update: 2017/04/14
Video Mixtape. 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. (Source)
Soic Miterne Video Mixtape N°1
Soic Miterne Video Mixtape #1, Shanghai, China, March 2017 (Shooting, Editing, Mixing)
Same as my first period of video production in Paris during the 2000’s, the Soic Miterne Video Mixtape project is inspired and talk about my current life story. In 2014, we left Paris to live in Shanghai with my girl and best friend named “Craquotte” (AKA Cracker).
We are not together anymore, but I am still here. Alone in the Hai, I keep working, dreaming, and looking for inspiration. Because we owned this city together, in any places, I keep thinking about my friend, side by side with our memories. Those videos are the creative content I would but never made about us and our new life in China. The music is the typical selection I play during my DJ Sets in Shanghai (PDF Pressbook); some musics are the old or new favorite tracks of Craquotte.
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.
Soic Miterne Video Mixtape N°2
Soic Miterne Video Mixtape #2, Shanghai, China, March 2017 (Shooting, Editing, Mixing)
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.
Radio Jingle on VHS
The stock footage of Soic Miterne Video Mixtape is an in-house material mixing recent shots and video archives of travel we had with my ex-girl and friend Craquotte. Some musics are our favorites tracks from the past years or recently released. Only short extracts are used (long samples) to keep the track “virgin” and the video catchy like an old school Radio Jingle; that helps also to avoid to many copyrights issues on the Chinese and American online platforms.
Soic Miterne Video Mixtape N°3
Soic Miterne Video Mixtape #3, Shanghai, China, March 2017 (Shooting, Editing, Mixing)
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.
Video Mixtape | Party Tape
Inspired by the traditional audio mixtape and video mixtape productions, this series of video is generated only with my private stock footage and sometime used as a main communication support for my DJ Sets in Shanghai (PDF Pressbook).
Soic Miterne Video Mixtape N°4
Soic Miterne Video Mixtape #4, Shanghai, China, April 2017 (Shooting, Editing, Mixing, Sampling)
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.
Mixing and Sampling
Sampling. In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or a sound recording in a different song or piece. (Source). For the 4th Soic Miterne Video Mixtape, I made some tests using the traditional Sampling process, adding on the first part a loop of classical music (Mozart) with a Gandstarr / Guru Hiphop song; then at the end, an another sample extracted from Frédéric Chopin used by the French Hiphop band named Suprême NTM (“That’s my People“). More information about the Soic Miterne DJ Sets in Shanghai (download the PDF Pressbook).
Soic Miterne Video Mixtape N°5
Soic Miterne Video Mixtape #5, Shanghai, China, April 2017 (Shooting, Editing, Mixing)
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 N°6 | Special Cafe des Stagiaires Julu Lu Grand Opening
Soic Miterne Video Mixtape #6, Shanghai, China, April 2017 (Shooting, Editing, Mixing, Sampling)
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.
Video Mixtape Photo extracts
Photo extracts | Soic Miterne Video Mixtape #5, Shanghai, China, April 2017 (Shooting, Editing, Mixing)
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© 2017 Shooting, Editing, Mixing and (some) Samplings by François S. (付穌) AKA Soic Miterne.