Lab 8: Video Making – Do the Hitch Cut


My objective in completing this lab was to observe how clips from different sources can be eddied together to tell a new story.

Equipment List:

Computer, video editing software.

Notes and Observations:

First, I had to rip an MP4 of this video.

I used an online service called pwnyoutube. I used Sony Movie Studio Platinum to isolate a clip of Hitchcock staring and a clip of him smiling. I then edited in my own clip to change the meaning of the video. I edited in this video I made earlier on in the semester of myself dancing and juggling with clubs.

Here is the finished video.

I thought of a funny little extension for this concept. I showed the first half of my video where I look normal, and then Hitchcock smiling. Then, I showed the second half of my video where I’m wearing clown makeup and I reversed the clip of Hitchcock so it would look like he scowls again.

I then looked at creative commons media  I could use for my networking midterm video about fiber optic cabling. I was actually supposed to use a creative commons song in the above video, but I thought my circus metal track fit the video really well, so I used it instead.



The instructiosn for this lab contained several questions that will be answered in this section.

Which creative commons licenses could you use in your class video project? Why?

I could use media licensed under attribution, attribution-sharealike, attribution-noncommercial, or attribution-noncommercial, or sharealike.

Which liscenses allow you to use the work as long as you share your work with others through Creative Commons as well?

All of the sharealike licenses.


This was a very simple and straightforward lab, but it served as a good look at how context and music can completely change the meaning of a clip.


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