RiP: A REMIX MANIFESTO ()
- Run Time: 80 min.
- Rating: 14A
- Director: Brett Gaylor
- Writer(s): Brett Gaylor
In this challenging and thought provoking documentary, web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the barriers between users and producers.
The film centres around Girl Talk, a mash-up musician who tops the charts with his sample-based creations. The debate rages about ownership, copyright, piracy and what it means to be an artist in the 21st century. Musicians, authors and pop-culture critics all weigh in on the issues in this wildly innovative and experimental doc, which was made available online by Gaylor to other filmmakers, whom he invited to “remix” his raw footage. Some of those remixes have been spliced into the film itself.
A great mix of compelling analysis and difficult questions, RiP! addresses issues of sampling, sharing, intellectual property and creative freedom frankly, honestly, and with a lot of flare and style.
“About as edgy and fascinating a glimpse you’ll get into one of the more pressing issues of our Internet Age.” – Bill Brownstein, Montreal Gazette
About the Director
Gaylor is a documentary/new media director. He is the creator of OpenSourceCinema.org, a video remix community which supported the production of RiP! A Remix Manifesto. He’s the producer of HomelessNation.org, a project dedicated to allowing everyone to participate in online culture.