I made this mashup in mid-December 2017 and I think it worked out remarkably well. Then just for kicks, I put it as the background music of a twitter video of BTS dancing and it also worked out really well. So I decided to make a BTS dance break compilation video to the song which was a learning experience.
Video editing is much more complicated than audio editing. Audio editing for mashups is kind of like a jigsaw puzzle – do these pieces fit? Video editing is like sculpting or making a collage – the pieces already exist, how do you shape it to your vision?
Now that I’ve seen the N.O. tour dance break many, many times, I’m convinced that it made learning the Fire dance break choreo a lot easier.
I wanted to feature choreo that included the entire group, not just the primary dancers. Fancams in theory sound really nice, but the sheer magnitude was overwhelming. Also, some fansites don’t want their video edited or re-uploaded.
It was hard finding a video editing program to work on my computer. I didn’t want to shell out $20 USD/month just for Adobe Premiere. The free video editing options like DaVinci Resolve, Hitfilm Express, or Lightworks all kept crashing on my outdated computer. Humble Bundle had Sony Vegas Pro 14 Edit for $20 USD (Pro 15 Edit is currently $449 CAD) and thankfully that gamble paid off.
It’s a testament to both songs that I’m not tired of this mashup yet.
A mashup of “The Night Is Still Young” by Nikki Minaj and “Die Young” by Ke$ha
Taylor Swift vs. Nine Inch Nails – Shake It Off (The Perfect Drug)
The middle transitions are a little awkward but still damn fun. Just pretend Trent Reznor and Taylor Swift broke up and these are their songs about each other. DELICIOUS.
COTTON EYE JOE, PEOPLE. A DECENT MASHUP WITH COTTON EYE JOE. WITH GARBAGE. AND TIMBER. WHAT.
Pitbull Ft Kesha -timber Rihanna – What Now Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe Garbage – Only Happy When It Rains Mashup Mix By Shahar Varshal
I…did not expect this to work as well as it did. I’m not a fan of actually incorporating the original YMCA in the middle to the end but otherwise, I almost would’ve placed this song in the height of disco. Nicely done.
Village People Vs Miley Cyrus Taken from “Mashup Night Fever” album