For the first time in gaming history, two video games publishers (Capcom and Namco) have joined forces, mashing-up two games into one where Street Fighter and Tekken series' characters all fight it out!We were asked to join in the battle to create this video for the game's launch by sampling actual gameplay footage and turning it into tune! We made beats from smacks, whacks and kicks, creating - quite literally - a thumping track! All the while editing the video at the same time, so the viewer gets to 'see the music' and so see the character moves.Kick, punch, oh ahh, crack, crunch - you know the score...!
Addictive TV headline Battlejam at Cargo in London, Easter 2009. Brainchild of Beardyman, the UK beatboxing champion and all round rhythmic wonder, Battlejam runs in both London (at Cargo) and in Brighton (at Audio). The Easter 2009 special also featured Beardy's mate and DMC champion scratcher JFB, the beat-jazzman Onyx Ashanti and others for a night of sampling and remix madness.
Remixing fast and furiously for Universal, Addictive TV were asked to remix the new Vin Diesel blockbuster "Fast & Furious". Burning rubber, skids and squealing tyres galore - this movie was made for remixing...! Slamming the pedal-to-the-metal, Vin Diesel and Paul Walker re-team for the ultimate chapter of the movies built on speed. Heading back to LA where it all began, they rejoin Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster to burn rubber, illegally race each other in exotic cars through the mean streets of Los Angeles, and floor them across the Mexican desert in this high-octane action-thriller.
www.myspace.com/addictivetv Meticulously sampling the film for its vibrant sounds and images, and reconstructing them into this fast-paced audiovisual remix mash-up, Addictive TV give Slumdog Millionaire their unique treatment. Danny Boyle's forthcoming "Slumdog Millionaire" - which opens January 9th - looks set to be a big hit. The film, already nominated for the Golden Globes and tipped for the Oscars, tells the story of a kid from the slums of Mumbai who gets to go on India's "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?".
www.myspace.com/addictivetv Sampling Cole Porter, along with the entire film, Noel Coward's sharp witted comedy EASY VIRTUE gets the Addictive TV treatment. Easy Virtue is directed by Stephan Elliot (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) and stars Jessica Biel, Colin Firth and Kristin Scott Thomas.
The Eye of the Pilot is a live cinema project by Addictive TV featuring French guitarist Alejandro de Valera. With an original soundtrack by Addictive TV, the project - which has now been performed many times in a number of countries from Russia to the USA - is a musical and visual travelogue remixing the fantastic personal 8mm archive of French airline pilot Raymond Lamy, filmed during his travels in the 1950's. This is a short clip from the performance at the Pompidou Centre in Paris.
After sanctioning the bootleg mash-up of Blondie Vs The Doors by DJ Mark Vidler aka Go Home Productions, EMI commissioned Addictive TV to create the video mash-up of "Rapture Riders" - remixing Blondies "Rapture" with "Riders on the Storm" by The Doors. Not an easy task, as no actual footage of Jim Morrison seems to exist of him actually singing it!
Made in 2006, this is the award winning viral advert created by Addictive TV. After seeing their bootleg film remix work, New Line Cinema in Hollywood - one of the main US studios - contacted Addictive TV and asked them to audiovisually remix the, at the time, new Antonio Banderas film TAKE THE LEAD. This was the first time a Hollywood studio had ever done this, letting someone else sample and remix a film. The audiovisual track was used in promotion of the movie worldwide. TAKE THE LEAD is based on the true story of ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine, also the subject of the award-winning documentary Mad Hot Ballrooom, who volunteers to teach in a New York City school and ends up creating a new style of ballroom hip-hop dance with his students.
In summer 2006, no one escaped the internet phenomenon that was the Samuel L. Jackson action movie 'Snakes on a Plane'. A film with a huge, albeit strange, cult following even before it was released! Addictive TV were asked to create audiovisually sampled remixed trailers for US television. Here's one of them.
Addictive TV created this cinema trailer for the National Film Theatre's "Access All Areas" film season of music and rock documentaries. Sampling many of the films, both the audio and the image, to produce the piece.