Tutorial for Why So Serious?

Tutorial for “Why So Serious?”


Any video editing program can be used for this assignment as long as it has simple cutting and reorganizing capabilities.  I used Videopad Video Editor as I prefer it over Windows Movie Maker.  To start, you will find a clip from a serious movie.  The more serious the better.  After picking your clip, find an audio clip from a comedy movie.  The funnier the better.

After you’ve picked your clips, you’ll open your video editing program.  Import the video files and the audio clips.  Make sure you mute the audio from the video clip so just your comedy audio is playing.  Most video programs like videopad separate the video and audio already so you just simply hit “mute.”  After that, go through the video to find where you’d like to start and end at.  You then trim out the extra video so you have a smaller clip.

Once the video is trimmed down to size, you’ll want to watch the video and listen to the audio from the comedy simultaneously so that you can figure out which audio clips work best with the actor of the serious movie.  Then, you will move your audio to the appropriate position and trim out any extra audio you don’t need.

After everything is lined up, watch the video and make sure everything looks and sounds as you’d like it to.  Voila!

Submit an Assignment + Video Assignments: Why so Serious? – 3 stars

I made this one:


Why should movies be so serious? Take a clip from a movie that is supposed to be serious and remove the audio.  Then, replace the audio with that from a comedy movie.  Try to line up the speaking from the audio clip with the movements and actions in the video clip.  This creates a hilarious effect that we all enjoy.  Try using well known movies and clips so that we knwo what the actor should be saying.  It makes the clip all the more funny.


I mashed up a clip from “Scarface” and the audio from “Old School.” I thought the “We’re going streaking!” part made a hilarious mash up with Tony Montana shooting up the gangsters trying to take his house.

Used Video Pad Video Editor. Extracted the audio from the movie “old school”. Put it on top of the scene from “Scarface”. Tried to match them up as good as I could.


Video Assignments: Show Off – 5 stars

So you’ve come to the end of the season of DS106 (yes the season, because DS106 is #4life) and you want to showcase your work! Go through all of the work you did for DS106 and showcase it as you see fit with audio and video.  Ideally this will combine your audio, visual, design, and video.  Show us what you’re most proud of and display it in an awesome way!




I pulled all my previous files into VideoPad VideoEditor and put all my favorites together into one video compilation.


Video Assignments: Where do you want to go? – 3 stars


I created an assignment called Where do you want to go?

I really want to go to Ireland. It is so beautiful there and it’s a really old and charming country. I would probably live there if I could. I used Windows Movie Maker to make a slideshow of  the pictures I found through Google Image search and then added a video I found on YouTube of flying through Ireland. I added an audio clip of celtic music I also found on YouTube. To convert the audio I used Youtube-mp3.org.

Video Assignments- Y.O.L.O Is The Motto!- 2.5 stars

For a lot of people, Y.O.L.O (You Only Live Once) is a term used prior to, after, or while doing something morally unacceptable or idiotic. For this video assignment, just like charades, try to explain what this word means to you through storytelling, by using pictures or videos and not just explaining it through words. Even if you hate the word or if it means something completely different than what is explained above, try to incorporate it in your video. Challenge, >> your video should be less than 5min (5 min max) << ENJOY!! http://assignments.ds106.us/assignments/y-o-l-o-is-the-motto I'm not the kind of person who really uses the term Y.O.L.O. frequently, and I fear that a lot of people use it too casually. My video shows what Y.O.L.O. should really mean. It doesn't mean partying every night to me, I believe that it should mean pushing the envelope and really being a dangerous daredevil. I used Windows Movie Maker for this compilation. I broke up the two videos I used with some entertaining pictures of what Y.O.L.O. could mean.

Video Assignments: A Word… A Picture… A Story- 3 stars

Chose up to 5-10 words..just randomly pick them don’t over think it just chose these words out of the blue. Then do a Google image search on these images and chose one of the first visible photos for the word..after you have chosen your words and your images put them together in video form and tell a story..include a sentence with each image to help guide your story or try and tell it without the sentences.


this, love, pick, tape, tell, then, bear

This is what love is. Pick your favorite music tape. Tell your friends. Then try not to get eaten by a bear.

My story is very weird and random, but I guess that’s what we were going for here.

Video Assignments: Product Evolution- 2 stars

Things are’t what they use to be. For this assignment pick a product, a piece of technology works best but you can use anything, and create a short video timeline of how it looked way back all the way to how it looks today. Be sure to add dates.


I decided to pick telephones as my product. The reason I chose telephones is because everyone is familiar with what they look like today, but many may not know what they looked like as they were transitioning. There are some pretty goofy looking phones from back in the day that you can see here in my video. I used Windows Movie Maker for this one. I found my pictures on the internet and made a slideshow timeline of them. I added the song “Changes”, by David Bowie.

Video Assignments: Serenity Now! – 3 stars

In one of the episodes of the last season os Seinfeld, one of the main characters is advised to repeat “serenity now” as a mantra to ease his high blood pressure. Rather than repeat the phrase in a calm and controlled manner in a way that might help, Frank Costanza yells “SERENITY NOW!” at the top of his lungs whenever he feels stressed, thus defeating the purpose of the mantra.

I decided to create a visual piece of video and audio that would correct Frank’s mistake, and attempt to actually create one of those “serenity videos” that are often seen being played at dentist’s offices, or a spa.


I am very proud of my Serenity Now! video. I used time lapse videos I found and linked them together in Windows Movie maker. I then added music: Only Time by Enya, Serenade by Franz Schubert, and Por ti volare by Andrea Bocelli. The first video is of a rose blooming, the second is of different scenes in nature, and the third is satellite video of the earth. I also added a mini-clip in there that is really fun, but you will have to watch the video to see what it is!