A TRUE MOVIE FOR THE DIGITAL AGE WITH ADRENALINE-FUELED PERFORMANCES BY MASH-UP PHENOMENON GIRL TALK
Immerse yourself in the energetic, innovative and potentially illegal world of mash-up media with RiP: A remix manifesto. Let web activist Brett Gaylor and musician Greg Gillis, better known as Girl Talk, serve as your digital tour guides on a probing investigation into how culture builds upon culture in the information age.
Biomedical engineer turned live-performance sensation Girl Talk, has received immense commercial and critical success for his mind-blowing sample-based music. Utilizing technical expertise and a ferocious creative streak, Girl Talk repositions popular music to create a wild and edgy dialogue between artists from all genres and eras. But are his practices legal? Do his methods of frenetic appropriation embrace collaboration in its purest sense? Or are they infractions of creative integrity and violations of copyright?
This documentary gives a new view on what copyright does in our time, and the need for change.
To get your own version, you’re able to ‘pay-what-you-want’ for a copy here: www.ripremix.com/getdownloads
Brett Gaylor is a documentary filmmaker and new media director. He is the creator of Opensource Cinema, a video remix community which supports the production of his feature documentary RiP: A remix manifesto.
He is also the web producer of the HomelessNation, a web project dedicated to bridging the digital divide – allowing everyone to participate in online culture.
Brett is one of Canada’s first videobloggers and has been working with youth and media for over 10 years, and is a founding instructor of the Gulf Islands Film and Television School.
Written and Directed by Brett Gaylor
Executive Producers Daniel Cross, Mila Aung-Thwin, Ravida Din (NFB), Sally Bochner (NFB)
Produced by Mila Aung-Thwin, Kat Baulu (NFB), Germaine Ying Gee Wong (NFB)
Cinematography & Associate Director Mark Ellam
Editing Tony Asimakopoulos, Brett Gaylor
Original Music Olivier Alary
Produced by EyeSteelFilm in coproduction with the National Film Board.