Create a supercut montage of overused dialogue, themes, motifs, filmmaking techniques, etc. for a particular character, tv show, film, and/or public figure. A supercut is a “fast-paced montage of short video clips that obsessively isolates a single element from its source, usually a word, phrase, or cliche from film and TV. Supercut.org collects every known example of the video remix meme.”Assignment Bank- Video Assignments
I loved the example video for this assignment, so I thought it would be fun to try to make a video like it! Instead of choosing a phrase of dialogue, I decided to do a montage of people sitting up in bed after a nightmare. This is definitely not a full montage of all of the movies that have these kind of scenes, but it gives an idea of how often it happens.
It was really fun making this video. It was a little hard finding the right scenes of people waking up. Sometimes the videos I found would just have the dream the character is having, but not include the part where they jump out of bed. I like the clips I found, even though I honestly have not seen most of the movies. This website gave me a list of movies with the kind of scenes I was looking for, and I found it extremely useful. Editing the video together was not hard. The most difficult part is trimming each video in a way that the project flows as a whole. I also wanted to mix the movies up a little bit, with some cartoons mixed in with the live action movies. I would definitely do this assignment again just for fun.