Sia and Beethoven

One of the assignments I chose to do this week was Classic-Modern Mashup, worth 4.5 stars. The goal of this assignment was to take a modern music video and combine it with a classical composition.

I chose to use Sia’s Chandelier music video and Beethoven’s Fur Elise composition. I I chose the music video for Chandelier because I remember thinking it was an interesting video when it came out and I still think that. I chose Fur Elise because it was one of the first classical pieces that I learned to play on the piano and it has always been one of my favorites.

In order to create this video, I used the QuickTime Player application on my computer to do a screen recording of the music video on YouTube, as downloading videos from YouTube legally is a tricky thing. I got the video from Sia’s Vevo page on YouTube. To get the audio from Beethoven’s Fur Elise, I used QuickTime to do an audio recording of the piece from Georgii Cherkin’s YouTube page. I combined the video and audio pieces together using the iMovie application.

First, I chose the Modern theme for my video because I wanted it to just be simple.

Then, I imported both the audio and video clips by selecting File>Import Media, and selecting the pieces.

Following that, I simple dragged and dropped each of the files into the “Media” area in the iMovie window, aligned the starts and finishes, and then saved the project.

Due to the size of the video file, I was not able to upload the full video. WordPress has a size limit for uploaded files. So below you will find a clip of the final video.

One Reply to “Sia and Beethoven”

  1. Hey Kirstyn – I just wanted to give you a heads up that the Youtube video is coming up as unavailable when I click it! Do you have it set to private or did Youtube take it down? Is there somewhere else that will let you upload it, like Vimeo? Sorry this comment is coming at 7pm 😰

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