Reluctant as I am to add to the mountain of interpretations of Somebody
That I Used To Know seemingly taking over their own area of the
internet, I couldn't resist the massive remixability that such a large,
varied yet connected bundle of source material offered.
Thankyou to everyone who has responded to Somebody That I Used To Know via YouTube. It's truly amazing!
audio and video in Somebodies is from the YouTube user videos featured,
each of them a cover or parody of Somebody That I Used To Know. No
extra sounds were added to the mix, but I used some EQ, filtering,
pitch-shifting and time-stretching to make the music.
I avoided using any existing remixes of the song, or any covers from tv talent shows. As
comprehensive and extensive as I tried to be with my downloading of
source videos, I know there are many clips that I missed. Tay Zonday's
cover for instance, no internet mashup should be without him.
used KeepVid.com to download the YouTube videos, Ableton Live for audio
stretching, pitch-shifting and the initial video editing, and Adobe's
After Effects to put the final video together.
Big thanks to Travis Banko for assistance with downloading source videos, and to James Bryans for After Effects tutelage.
Thankyou to Barry for being Barry, and guiding us all.