strictly saturday

here is my trailer mashup assignment – saturday night fever to the audio on strictly ballroom

I used mpeg streamclip to save the files and then used adobe premiere (part of my cs3 package). I have never used this before so a bit of a learning curve and thanks very much to Andy Rush for providing this page to help out

The video quality of saturday night fever was not really good to start with. This could be tidied up a lot more but ran out of time. Quite like the result though with some nice moments coinciding.

By |July 18th, 2011|ds106|3 Comments


  1. Ben July 18, 2011 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    I thought it matched up quite nicely. Seems like you took care to really make this one work with not just the actors lines, but the mood, and the narration fitting with the actions as well.

    I’ve never seen either of these movies, so I can’t really comment on their commonalities beyond your excellent mashup trailer, but I love how you took something quintessentially American (Saturday Night Fever), and mashed it up with the british trailer.

    • Lou Mcgill July 23, 2011 at 9:31 pm - Reply

      thanks ben
      it didn’t take too much work – the audio trailer sound for strictly ballroom fits quite well with a bit of editing. one is ballroom dancing (an Australian comedy) – one of my fave films and I wanted to use the saturday night fever disco dancing (and a much darker film – very of it’s time)

  2. Jim Groom July 25, 2011 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    I love Strictly Ballroom too, saw that and Muriel’s Wedding in the theatres during the early 90s. There was some weird Australian absurd (almost surreal) comedies in the early 90s. Add Priscilla Queen of the Desert, and that is a perfect trifecta. I always wondered if this was a larger indication of the Australian film sensibility, or the work of a particular director, group, etc. I guess I could have researched that question, but never did—even now as I write this 🙂

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