For my last video assignment, I chose to do a Supercut of one of my favorite cartoons, Scooby Doo. A supercut is when a creator will take short clips of reoccurring themes, styles, or lines from different movies or television shows, and put them altogether with no transitions. The idea is to showcase whatever theme or line you choose in a very quick way. I decided to take multiple scenes from Scooby Doo where the villain is unmasked and out them altogether.
This process took a LOT of time. First I had to find the clips of old Scooby Doo episodes. I found a channel on YouTube that made this process very easy, since they had a playlist that contained shortened clips of the show that were labeled as a “reveal”. After finding the clips I liked, I used the video downloading website SaveFrom.net to download them onto my computer. Because the cartoon is so old, it made downloading them very fast due to the fact that the resolution is already so low.
Once I had all of the scenes I wanted to use, I put them into iMovie and began cutting them down. This was the most tedious task out of the whole process. I had to make sure that the clips were long enough to get the point of the scene but short enough to make sure my video was still considered a Supercut. After I had all of my scenes cut down to size, I added a title and an ending and uploaded my video to my YouTube channel.
This process was fun, and I think I would enjoy making another supercut if I took a long time to do it. When I say a long time, I mean months. It would be a really fun project to pick a line in a movie or a camera technique just casually come by them and add them to a supercut.
Overall I am pretty happy with how the final product turned out, but I do wish it was a bit longer.