Make a 2 minute long video which thematically curates and combines multiple found video clips. Think of the supercut as a hyper-condensed, fast-paced mash-up montage. What you montage is up to you. Supercuts typically show repetitions of cliched actions in films, but you’re not bound to this. It’s
a simple concept: a thematically unified video montage. Think of a theme and begin to compile clips. Use short clips so your video won’t get taken down for copyright infringement.
Your supercut could be about something you already know a lot about (many supercuts are compiled by superfans), but don’t feel limited by your own zone of geeky cultural knowledge. There a bunch of tools for finding specific content within movies and tv shows. The supercut should not just be a greatest hits sampler. It should make us see the cultural phenomenon in a new way. It should humorously, critically expose a cultural formula we may not have been aware of before.
Content: the theme you come up with.
Form: how you sequence and pace the clips.
a history and overview of the genre
an archive of media tropes
search movies and tv series for particular phrases
The blog post that supposedly came up with the name for this youtube genre (plus a list of many supercuts).
David Caruso’s one liners
Cage does Cage
phil collins, oh lord in the air tonight
make a supercut and upload it to youtube.
online video editor
https://www.youtube.com/editor (going away sept 20)