The assignment I chose to do in this ds106 post was for a video compilation. It could be on anything I wanted, all I had to do was find YouTube videos on my chosen topic, and cut them together to create a compilation video. There are many of this style on YouTube, often showing cats or ‘fail’ videos.
Following this theme, I decided to create my compilation video on laughter. This was for various reasons, I wanted it to be satirical itself, causing people to laugh in response to it, in this world you’ve got to get the laughs while you can! And, if successful, could even use as an aid in laughter yoga.
I also intended it to be like a response to the popular types of compilation on YouTube, as mentioned before, often of animals doing funny things or the You’ve Been Framed style of comedy with people injuring themselves. I wanted my video to reflect what the creators of these ‘try hard’ style of comedic videos hope for as a reaction.
To edit my video I used Lightworks – a video editing tool with a free version available for download. Using the very helpful Intro Instruction video, I simply chose my favourite sections and cut them together!
After importing the videos in, (I used Keepvid to download them from YouTube), I put them in a new ‘bin’ which allows you to select clips from the videos, and then automatically added them in to the final edit frame, where you can drag them into place, and further edit them if you desire.
I hope you enjoyed this compilation! Full credit to the videos below for the awesome content.
Here are the videos used in my compilation: