Cool Videos: Gun Fetish - Edgar Wright was making mashup videos back in 1993

YouTube, affordable editing software and the availability of media have given amateur editors everything they need to make clever concatenations of movie scenes, remixes and combos.

But it wasn't always easy to feed that need. Just ask director Edgar Wright (SHAUN OF THE DEAD, SCOTT PILGRIM), who was doing it old-school back in the early 90s, with just the limited resources and material available in that analog era:

"The following clip I edited together while at Bournemouth Art College. Way before I’d ever seen an Avid suite, this was done over some long weekends locked in a VHS tape to tape editing suite. Yes, VHS!

So if you are wondering about the low quality of the sound and visuals in the following montage, there’s a simple answer. All of the clips were sourced from either films I’ve recorded off the TV, sell thru VHS tapes I had bought and also films that happened to be in the college library. I literally had piles of VHS tapes in the edit suite. So that explains some of the glitchy clips.

As for the audio edits, hey it was VHS and I was 19. This is the first time I used a ‘real’ editing suite."

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Source: Edgar Wright



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