Thinking outside the Box

“What you are about to see is a mix of unrelated YouTube videos/clips edited together to create ThruYou” (Source). “The project consists of seven music tracks/videos that are made exclusively from video material found on YouTube. Kutiman spent 3 months in his bedroom splicing and dicing over one hundred videos for samples of singers and instruments—from guitars, pianos, drums and harps, to synthesizers, a bouzouki and even a cash register. The resulting seven tracks which range in genres—from R&B, Funk and Reggae, to Jungle, Afro and Jazz—are quite impressive” (Source).

Educational Uses

  • Examples of creativity and thinking outside of the box
  • Use in music classes to introduce or review concepts such as chords, progression, meter, solo and ensemble, genre, etc.
  • Inspiring examples of video editing for media and journalism students

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Clif Mims is a Christian, husband, father, teacher, cancer warrior, and fan of the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Memphis Grizzlies.

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