Masterpiece #4: A Mini-Masterpiece- The Prestige in 5 Seconds

Posted: November 18, 2010 in Video Mash-up

Due to the increased amount of work I’ve had this week, mostly because my professors are trying to wrap things up before Turkey Break, I didn’t have the time I normally have to produce a large mash-up (like a normally do). So I took this opportunity under these circumstances to try a YouTube favorite of mine, which is the challenge of attempting to summarize a movie within 5 seconds (which is just a label, it really means “in less than a minute” usually). There are thousands of these short-clips all over YouTube and some of them are quite humorous, for example, The Lord of the Rings in 5 Seconds. So due to my time constraints, I thought I would try one that no one else had done before, and convenient for me, no one had done The Prestige.

The reason I did The Prestige was because I had already ripped the movie to my laptop using MacTheRipper for assignment 8. If you want more detailed methods about how I downloaded the movie to my laptop, or if you have not seen The Prestige and want to better understand what I was referencing in my 5 second summary, check out my blog post. About the video itself, I found it really easy to come up with ideas because Ive seen the movie several times and after producing it, I feel that it has two different meanings. The first meaning applies to those who haven’t seen the movie, and just see a sequence of people falling into locked cases of water and then at the end, Michael Caine saying that it was agony, referring to the movie itself. The second meaning applies to people who have seen the movie, and realize that it captures each time someone falls into a casket and drowns in the movie and Michael Caine at the end saying it was agony, referring to the act of drowning itself. I think both interpretations are humorous as a 5 second summary of The Prestige . Anyways let me know what you guys think!

  1. Jenn says:

    This is awesome! I can see this going viral on youtube, and it does pretty much sum up the movie in 5 seconds 😀

  2. Jim says:

    Seems like there is something wrong with your theme on just this post page. Hmm I wonder if there is some rogue code, or a div tag in the post.

  3. Jim says:

    Now to the video, agony indeed. I like the touch with The Police song at the end. I’m gonna have to try to tell a movie in 5 seconds. This looks fun and difficult.

  4. Jim says:

    Your theme problem is definitely coming from this post. How do I know? It is happening on your main page as well, but none of the other osts on the main page. leaving this one as the culprit.

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