This week we concluded our video section of class. I am happy about the way that my videos turned out.
1. Breakfast Club Harlem shake. I don’t think I am ever going to get sick of harlem shake videos. And because of the new Billboard/Nielsen tracking system including youtube views, Harlem Shake is number on the Billboard Top 100.
2. Me and Bridget worked together t0 make our What Is Informatics? video which is lovingly dedicated to our favorite GSI ever-Vidal
3. My best friend Ariel was invited to his first christmas party ever this past year, so he invited me to go with him. We are both celebrators of Channukah so it was a total novelty to us. Here he is celebrating holidays
4. Popcorn is actually one of my favorite foods, and I make at least once a week for dinner when I do not have any actual food in the kitchen.
5. Susie D is the best!
After spending literally all weekend watching harlem shake videos, I knew I wanted to do one for one of our video projects. I tried to organize my friends one night after getting home from the bars, however they were not willing to aid me in my endeavor.
Instead I decided to repurpose scenes of other people dancing into the harlem shake. Initially I wanted to do a mashup of all the dance scenes in John Hughes movies( Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller, Pretty in Pink, and The Breakfast Club)and even imported all the various clips. However after selecting the clips I realized that it would be very difficult to get it all down to approximately 30 seconds.
I realized that the majority of the clips I was using came solely from The Breakfast Club scene. The Breakfast Club dance scene is a very memorable moment of the movie after they all get high, and I thought it would be funny if it were to be repurposed as the Harlem Shake.
Because if a group of teens were stuck alone in a library on a Saturday of course they would make a viral video of a trending meme.
Here is the original dance scene:
And here is my harlem shake version:
I could watch every single harlem shake video imaginable.. but currently this one is my favorite