Mashup 1776/Franklin

As I have mentioned before I am a history major and I love broadway and musicals. One musical that combines this is 1776 which is about the Continental Congress leading up to the writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence. Sounds super exciting to non-history loving people I am sure.

Anyways I was doing a project on Ben Franklin’s invention the stove last week and while looking up a way to cite a movie Disney did about Franklin’s inventions (and how it was a mouse that gave him his ideas) the World Catalog kept thinking I was looking up Franklin the Turtle. 

<– Yes… this guy.

So I figured mashing up the Franklin theme song with scenes of Ben Franklin from 1776 would be interesting. The theme song to Franklin was only 1 min or so long though so it was only one scene from the movie with a transition into someone painting a portrait of Franklin.

Here’s the final product.

I Find Your Lack of States’ Rights Disturbing

Quite awhile ago Karen, (Yessss this Karen, who loves her Zac Efron btw ->), posted on my facebook wall that she and her family were talking about the Civil War and how they wanted to see Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis in an epic lightsaber battle and challenged me to make a picture of it. It is not quite an epic lightsaber battle as there were not any cool posed Lincoln or Davis pictures.




This is the result









Abraham Lincoln’s arm looks funky because it used to be by his side and I had to rotate it to make it look plausible that he might be fighting Davis. Also the background behind Davis looks wonky because I had to try to match it up to the one behind Lincoln.

Also I blame these two history centric mashups on the fact I am a history major. Maybe I should do a bigger mashup dealing with history for the actual mashup project. We shall see. I will have to get it done before Thursday next week because that’s when I leave for Florida for rugby nationals.  😀

Title idea from Karen.

Mashup Articles

As usual with these articles they went over my head. Lately however whenever I think of mashups I think of the overuse of mashups on Glee. I like how in the Dr. Mashup article it talks about the terminology and how remix and mashup are different things. Remixes are things made using the same source while mashups take things from different sources and create an original piece.

The idea that mashups are original seems to be questioned a lot but by taking two (or more sources) and mixing it all together it does create  a brand new thing. It IS original. And is seen by copyright laws as so and thus things like the Twilight and Buffy Mashup (that someone already posted) can remain on youtube.

This is late but in order to make up for that  I shall include this mashup that I threw together in about 10-15 minutes for my Civil War Memory Class. We were talking about John C. Calhoun and Dr. McClurken said Calhoun was like the Godfather of the Confederacy and so I made this.