Gen Ip’s YouTube Channel has four of the greatest video compilations I have come across while searching YouTube. I am a visual person and enjoy finding creative artists that deal with video and music. Gen Ip has created what is called “Filmography” for the years 2010 through 2013. During each of those years, she compiled over 200 movie clips in a six to seven minute time span. Just think about that. OVER 200 video clips in a matter of minutes.
She is from Vancouver BC and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. She uses YouTube as her creative outlet, and although she has produced 12 videos on her YouTube Channel, she has a dedicated subscriber list of 18,000 and over 8.5 million views. I have a special YouTube playlist just for these four videos. They are worth the time to watch them and add them to your YouTube Channel. If you appreciate movies, music, video editing, and creativity at its best, this is the blog post you can’t miss.
In an interview in 2010, she states that she uses her free time or when the ideas come to her to produce the videos. She has always been impressed by the magnitude of watching other great film compilations. She admires film as a fantastic storytelling medium. She goes on to mention that when someone can mash multiple movies in a cohesive manner, they can be
“quite revealing about the culture and society that they come from.”
The secret to part of her success (minus the pure talent) is that she used movie trailers for the videos. Movie trailers are of good quality and show the most dramatic moments in a film. She starts many months in advance by downloading the movie trailers, importing them into her editing system and then using the most important parts of the trailers sound bytes.
Music is the final piece of the puzzle for these amazing videos. Song selection was one of the hardest parts of creating the awesome videos for each filmography. She wanted to experiment with different moods of songs within the same video, and she realized that the beginning would have to be powerful to captivate the audience so they wouldn’t leave five seconds into her creations. She makes sure to have the video clips and music match so that the
“elements work with the music, keeping the ‘interfilm dialogue’ going, making each part thematically distinct from one another.”
I hope you enjoy these four videos as much as I do and can relate to the “creative awesomeness” of each project.
You can find the list of movies for 2010 documenting the 270 movie clips on Filmography 2010 blog.
Filmography 2011 has 230 films that transport us
“through the boundaries of space, time, and identity”.
Filmography 2012 remixes over 300 movies that
“celebrates the work of this year’s cinematic storytellers.”
You can find the complete list of movies on her IMDB list.
Filmography 2013 uses 300 of that year’s best movies and depicts
“the ideas we keep coming back to the purpose of life, the nature of evil, the mystery of death, the power of love, and the inevitability of time.”
I was astounded by the way this YouTuber can use music, video, and movies in such a way that our inner beings can be affected in some way, shape, or form. Each video accomplished these emotional feelings within me, and I hope you are as touched by the creativity of each video as I am. You can find Gen Ip on her Instagram and Twitter social media outlets for more about her and her travels.
~ Holley Jacobs