One could believe that Mashup that we classify
in the special effects (see
uses the cinema for its creations and which
the influence of the one on the other goes only in one direction.
However Mashup influences also the Cinema.
Do not throw into a panic we will explain you how.
Mashup (in French mashed potatoes or mixture) is the art
of the assembly accelerated to pay homage to a scenario
writer or to express a concept, an idea or an atmosphere.
One could believe that it is about a new practice.
Actually it has been already a length moment that the schools
of Cinema teach Mashup with their students in assembly.
Here for example the Compilation of the 16 fictions
of end of the year of promotion 2015 of the students in 3rd year die
Cinema & Audio-visual at the school 3iS, realized by Eric Dinkian.
And a long time ago that Mashup influences
the cinema. In particular for the trailers.
Vidéo : Pulp Fiction trailer. (Maxime Corbel).
The film Pulp Fiction, divided into several little
stories which intermingle and whose characters cross
several times, has a very original assembly
which takes as a starting point the Mashup.
One will never insist enough on
the importance of the assembly to the cinema.
Take a rather banal scenario : a young actress of talent
arrives at Hollywood and fall in love with a pretty
brown young girl, but a realizer, (who has problems with his producers),
steals his amante to him. Then it kills it.
Assemble all this in the disorder add there a key
of fantastic and you obtain the palm of the best
realizer in Cannes and you ignite all criticism.
Why? Because you use a language very close to the
dream and the unconscious one, and in what it makes,
David Lynch is always inspired by unconscious and the psychoanalysis.
Vidéo : Trailer Mulholland Drive.
The first used systematically Mashup are the advertizing executives.
This does not have anything astonishing because
the realizers of the clips for the marks are often young
and have the double Cinéma culture and Internet.
The use of Mashup, or in this case of an accelerated assembly,
gives rhythm to the clips, and the rhythm it is dynamism,
and it seks by the marks.
Nike Better world.
The various television channels, to promote
their programs, realize regularly of Mashups of
series or films diffused in the month. With or without topic scour.
And sometimes rather comic.
Video : Canal Plus Série Club.
Since the Lord of the Rings one does not film any more
the battles in a linear way with a load, a shock and an end
of the battle made up of the battle field and corpses.
The spectator can follow each character in what arrives
to him during the battle, which gives of Mashups to the
epoustouflant rhythm and sometimes the realizer
suggests an idea or an atmosphere as the hiding
of John Snow in the Battle of Bastard of Game of Thrones.
Exceptionally one finds on the Web of the clips which
show how the special effects of the battles are carried out.
Game of Thrones “ The Spoils of War ” breakdown (Season 7, Episode 4).
One of the last innovation consists in realizing of
Mashups or the assemblies suggesting a movement in space.
For example a vertical movement.
One remembers Chaos Is A Ladder in Game of Thrones
and of the scene worship, Season 3 Episode 6 :
The last episode of
season 8 reveals horizontal
Mashup of any beauty. The realizer manages to create
a movement which is repeated in different scenes and places.
It is a stylistic effect interesting that we will not show
you for those which did not see the oddment yet.
On the other hand we show you the Official
Trailer card for not déflorer the subject.
Game of Thrones. Season 8. Official Trailer (HBO).
Of course the Cinema influences much more Mashup
that the opposite but Mashup influences also the cinema in return.
This gives extremely rythms scenes as one can find
some in films of Avengers, in condition however not of misusing it.
These techniques give so much rhythm to films that
the spectator is likely to be drunk
and to weary himself if one misuses it.
Especially if the scenes are too long… Attention thus !
Mashup Cine´ma. Julien Lahmi.