Editing, Music and Creativity

From Friday’s NYTimes, a fun example of remix culture: His ‘Secret’ Movie Trailer Is No Secret Anymore

A few weeks back, he said, [Robert Ryang] entered a contest for editors’ assistants sponsored by the New York chapter of the Association of Independent Creative Editors. The challenge? Take any movie and cut a new trailer for it — but in an entirely different genre. Only the sound and dialogue could be modified, not the visuals, he said.

Mr. Ryang chose “The Shining,” Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror film starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. In his hands, it became a saccharine comedy — about a writer struggling to find his muse and a boy lonely for a father.

To save their server, here’s a local copy.