Audio & Video Samples Database

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This audio and video samples database open source (disambiguation) InfoGalactic project, is a list on steroids, an open source list of lists of sorts with images, metadata, and links. Audio and video files will not be stored on Infogalactic.

This robust wiki resource of source information about copyrighted pop-culture mainstream media is for audio and video editing into new audio, video, or other media projects including music (remixes, mashups, etc), radio shows, documentaries, art, etc., allowed under fair use policies. External links referencing other databases (ie. IMDb, OpenSubtitles, Discogs, WhoSampled, TuneFind, etc) as well as instructions and links to download audio and video files will be included. YouTube, and sites like it, will have much to offer, but the audio and video quality may not be ideal, so for as long as it is not illegal, we'll link to torrent hosting sites. You may magnet or download torrents from external sites to then download the unavailable higher-quality audio or video files (at your own risk). It may seem ridiculous to purchase a whole movie or album to just get a sample or sound bite, but morality debate aside, there are legitimate and illegitimate perils in the world of the rising militarized police surveillance state.

Regardless why you may seek these samples, these open source lists are for anyone who may appreciate them. Metadata, like citations, are useful and very much preferred but not strictly required.


Sampling variations with basic definitions

Mark Ronson's TED Talk provides an insightful brief overview of sampling in this YouTube video, "How sampling transformed music - Mark Ronson".[1]

In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or a sound recording in a different song or piece. On the Wikipedia article for Sampling_(music) there is an audio clip example, and although the samples are indeed copyrighted material, the work of mixed-media sampling falls under the legal category of fair use.

Similarly, a sound bite is a short clip of speech or music extracted from a longer piece of audio, often used to promote or exemplify the full length piece. In the context of journalism, a sound bite is characterized by a short phrase or sentence that captures the essence of what the speaker was trying to say, and is used to summarize information and entice the reader or viewer.

Video clips are short media clips of video, usually part of a longer recording. The term is also more loosely used to mean any short video less than the length of a traditional television program.

A media clip is a short segment of electronic media, either an audio clip or a video clip. Media clips may be promotional in nature, as with movie clips. For example, to promote upcoming movies, many actors are accompanied by movie clips on their circuits. Additionally, media clips may be raw materials of other productions, such as audio clips used for sound effects.

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List of Audio & Video Samples Database user projects

If you use this "Samples Database" project, please list and link to media projects that utilized this database in the List of ''Audio & Video Samples Database'' user projects.

Editors can share torrents of their final audio and video projects, their raw samples, edits, cuts, and editing project files (possibly useful to others), and even the original full source content - preferably with metadata documented and testimony about your process. Links to the torrents and documentation may be added to the list, and/or eventually be forked into project and/or source torrent lists.

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Webmasters are free to pillage this project freely for your own purposes, but please add it to this list. If your project exceeds this project in any variety of ways, there may be either, a way to mirror information between sites for decentralization and archival sakes while promoting your superior site, or there is little point continuing this project at all if an established superior service exists.

Listen to the first minute and sixteen seconds of Tim Kelly's YouTube video, "Douglas Valentine on The Hotel Tacloban and the Trauma of War".[2]
Audio and video samples are utilized in this YouTube video, "Que Sera" by Wax Tailor.[3]
A variety of Hillary Clinton media clips expose her lies in this YouTube video, "Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight."[4]
A most effective use of cutting video samples to The Glitch Mob tracks in this YouTube video, "The Apple Tree Feat. The Glitch Mob".[5]
An ethereally dramatic montage of classic Hollywood actresses in a fan-made YouTube music video, "Come Down To Us - Rival Dealer" by Burial (musician).[6]
A wide array of audio samples from old movies, television, and advertisements are set to a down-tempo lounge-core funky breakbeat, yet the entire wacky imagery is original in this YouTube music video, "Frontier Psychiatrist" by The Avalanches.[7]
A wide array of audio with video samples, (including Harrison Ford in the Patriot Games movie, a (Mariah Carey music video, news anchor Dan Rather, politician R. Budd Dwyer's on-TV suicide, the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, other television news of the 1980s and 1990s, and footage from "80's Machine Gun Babes" in bikinis), are edited into a stroboscopic montage to a funky breakbeat in this 1993 standard definition YouTube music video, "Get Down, Get Down" by the Emergency Broadcast Network.[8]

Spectacular examples of sampling

Contextual impact

Many of Tim Kelly (radio host)'s audio shows open with 1m16s of several recognizable Hollywood movie audio clips about establishment full spectrum dominance. (Conspiracies are accepted in Hollywood stories, but only within authorized misinformation propaganda purposes.) Listen to the first minute and sixteen seconds of "Douglas Valentine on The Hotel Tacloban and the Trauma of War"[11] on YouTube. (I also give this show a rare A+++.)

  • "If you want a vision of the future, Winston, imagine a boot stamping on a face forever." ~ Richard Burton in Nineteen Eighty-Four (film) (1984).
  • "You want answers?" "I think I'm entitled." "You want answers." "I want the truth!" "You can't handle the truth!" ~ Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men (1992).
  • "Someone is trying to teach me a lesson in futility. Why am I the only one who wasn't killed?" "They will run you dizzy. They will pile falsehood on top of falsehood until you can't tell a lie from the truth and you won't even want to. That's how the powerful keep their power, don't you read the papers?" ~ Jeff Bridges and Richard Boone in Winter Kills (film) (1979).
  • "I just want to say one word to you." "Yes sir?" "One word." "Yes sir." "Are you listening?" "Yes I am." "Plastics." ~ Walter Brooke and Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate (1967).
  • "I'm gonna get your money for you. But if you don't get the President of the United States on the phone you know what's gonna happen to you?" "What?!" "You're gonna have to answer to the Coca-Cola company." ~ Keenan Wynn and Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove (1964).
  • "The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable bylaws of business. The world is a business Mr. Beale. It has been since man crawled out of the slime." ~ Ned Beatty in Network (film) (1976). (Watch the entire speech.)

Musical impact

The "experimental" fan-made YouTube music video, "Wax Tailor - Que Sera (HQ)", is twice as interesting regarding sampling. First, the laid-back trip hop audio track, "Que Sera" by Wax Tailor (from the 2005 "Tales of the Forgotten Melodies" album), utilized Hollywood movie sound bite samples to create a narrative of existential angst with dire political overtones in a paranoid culture of fear with an uncertain future . Secondly, "manofonetitle", the YouTube channel/user, "found the clips from which the samples were from and used them to make a video for the song".[12] The clips are from:

Political impact

The YouTube video, "Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight.", proves with a variety of media and news clips of Hillary Clinton stating one thing, then contradicting herself in following clips.[13]

Visual impact

One of YouTube's most effective uses of cutting and editing to music using video samples, "The Apple Tree Feat. The Glitch Mob",[14] is a collaborative effort of a group of editors who took the most extreme and rhythmic clips from dynamic Hollywood movies (full list, without timecodes) and edited them together set to an electronic breakbeat music mix of The Glitch Mob's best tracks. The results are a spectacular psychedelic randomly disjointed bombardment of the senses, without narrative.

The fan-made YouTube music video, "Come Down To Us - Rival Dealer", is not cut to the music yet conveys a ethereally dramatic mood, not just by the ambient/chill audio track by Burial (musician), but also for featuring dozens of classic Hollywood movie clips of the most stunning beautiful actresses to ever grace the silver screen.[15]


Starting Samples Database lists

This open source samples database project starts with lists that may be formatted and expanded as lists in tables featuring sortable metadata columns and thumbnail images to help locating the specific referenced moments easier.

InfoGalactic editing of articles (pages and lists) is based on, if not identical to Wikipedia article editing and can be learned quickly.

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Lists should try to be related in some clearly definable way to avoid random clips without context. When lists get too long they may reorganized into sub-categories or branch off as separate lists. Some of these lists will remain blank until expanded into. For example, all "vistas" may go in one list until sub-sections grow large enough for their own list.

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All lists MUST include Samples Database list header and the "[[Category:Audio & Video Samples Database]]" category.

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The page layouts or list formats may vary with inclusion of descriptive opening paragraphs, "Potential uses", "Related" and/or "See also" sections, etc.

Samples Database list/table examples

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Warning

Out of context some of these themes may seem strange to collect. For example, collecting suicide video clips may seem disturbing, however, in a video montage blurred behind foreground graphic statistics as a narrator's essay on the decline of the American Empire, or stupidity of the Democratic party, the visual metaphorical symbolic relevance may be profound, sensationalist, or at least attention grabbing, and in this context less disturbing.

With many interests, sampling ideas, and cultivated moods, the following lists may be sources of audio, video, literal, metaphorical, or symbolic relevance. Maybe they are a source of soundbites in a vein for music. Perhaps they are simply cinematic eye candy that follows a theme. Even the lists can be sub-classified. There are many reasons for collecting these lists, hopefully to be utilized by someone eventually, even decades from now. Add your own lists and we can all also try to keep watch for those clips too.

Media lists with genres and basic themes without scene or shot references

For reference and research.

Media lists with scene themes

Primarily for video sampling, but not exclusively.

Include source title, links, source medium (audio, movie, TV, YouTube, etc), timecode, and brief context wherever possible. The more information shared the better this database will be.

see also: Category:Mind control in fiction, Category:Hypnosis in fiction, Category:Telekinesis in film, Psychokinesis, Mind control in popular culture

Media lists with specific shot or scene themes

Primarily for video sampling, but not exclusively.

Some of these lists will remain blank until expanded into. For example, all "vistas" may go in one list until sub-sections grow large enough for their own list.

Include source title, links, source medium (audio, movie, TV, YouTube, etc), timecode (start & end), and brief context wherever possible. The more information shared the better this database will be.

Media lists with specific topical themes

For audio and/or video sampling.

Include source title, links, source medium (audio, movie, TV, YouTube, etc), timecode, and brief context wherever possible. The more information shared the better this database will be.


See also

References

  1. Ronson, Mark (9 May 2014). "(TED Talk) How sampling transformed music - Mark Ronson". YouTube.com. TED Talks. Retrieved 10 April 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Kelly, Tim (25 July 2017). "Douglas Valentine on The Hotel Tacloban and the Trauma of War". YouTube.com. thkelly67. Retrieved 21 March 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. manofonetitle (19 August 2010). "Wax Tailor - Que Sera (HQ)". YouTube.com. manofonetitle. Retrieved 22 March 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 11:11 Films (29 January 2016). "Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight". YouTube.com. 11:11 Films. Retrieved 21 March 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Khameleon808 (3 October 2011). "The Apple Tree Feat. The Glitch Mob". YouTube.com. Khameleon808. Retrieved 21 March 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Nennad THE (25 October 2014). "Burial - Come Down To Us - Rival Dealer Video". YouTube.com. Nennad THE. Retrieved 21 March 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. XL Recordings (21 October 2009). "The Avalanches - 'Frontier Psychiatrist'". YouTube.com. XL Recordings. Retrieved 24 April 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. tinfoilgrrrl (16 May 2013). "EBN - Get Down, Get Down (1993)". YouTube.com. Emergency Broadcast Network. Retrieved 24 April 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Dj Earworm (25 December 2008). "DJ Earworm - United State of Pop 2008 (Viva La Pop) - Mashup of Top 25 Billboard Hits". YouTube.com. Dj Earworm. Retrieved 12 March 2020.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Dj Earworm (18 December 2012). "DJ Earworm Mashup - United State of Pop 2012 (Shine Brighter)". YouTube.com. Dj Earworm. Retrieved 12 March 2020.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. Kelly, Tim (25 July 2017). "Douglas Valentine on The Hotel Tacloban and the Trauma of War". YouTube.com. thkelly67. Retrieved 21 March 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. manofonetitle (19 August 2010). "Wax Tailor - Que Sera (HQ)". YouTube.com. manofonetitle. Retrieved 22 March 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. 11:11 Films (29 January 2016). "Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight". YouTube.com. 11:11 Films. Retrieved 21 March 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. Khameleon808 (3 October 2011). "The Apple Tree Feat. The Glitch Mob". YouTube.com. Khameleon808. Retrieved 21 March 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. Nennad THE (25 October 2014). "Burial - Come Down To Us - Rival Dealer Video". YouTube.com. Nennad THE. Retrieved 21 March 2018.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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