上海 Shanghai Video Mixtapes | China

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Shanghai Video Mixtapes, Francois Soulignac, China
Shanghai Video Mixtapes” is a series of video-diary chronicling the daily and night life of foreigners living in China. A tribute to Shanghai and a creative answer to the melancholia triggered by a love separation. A video mixtape (VMT) is a stock footage movie consisting of clips from movies, television or home videos that are generally circulated as bootleg videos. Also called party tapes or video compilations, this phenomenon comes from the days of Betamax and VHS, when home editing and duplication became possible for the masses.

The story behind the content

The 上海 Shanghai Video Mixtapes project is the continuity of a my first period of video-diary production started in Paris in early 2000’s (video archives). In 2014, I left Paris for Shanghai, following my girl and best friend named Craquotte. The stock footage of those videos are daily snap-shots and videos archives of travel we did together. A tribute to our life in the Hai and a creative answer to my melancholia after our separation.

Music & video sampling

Some part of the soundtracks are originals reworked edits or typical of the music I play during my DJ Sets (read more). Only short extracts are used to keep the track “virgin” and the video catchy like an old school radio jingle; that helps also to avoid some copyrights issues on social platforms. During the production of the 4th video mixtape, I started to make some musical samples, mixing classical and Hip-hop musics like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Gang Starr Guru or Frédéric Chopin, Suprême NTM & Jungle Brothers. Inspired by the traditional audio mixtape and video mixtape productions, this series of video is only generated with my own stock footage and sometime used as party tape for casual DJ Sets.

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上海 Shanghai Video Mixtape N°1

上海 Shanghai Video Mixtape #1 | Shooting, Editing, Mixing by Francois Soulignac | China, March 2017.

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Locations: Shanghai, China (上海, 中国), Sardinia (Italia). Musics: Michel Berger, Big Pun, Pharoahe Monch, Swollen Members, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey & Bad Boy With O.D.B, The Notorious B.I.G, Wyclef Jean ft. John Forte & PRAS, Jacques Brel Interview, Quantic (Carmel Mix), Motor City Drum Ensemble. Other formats: Long version on Youtube, Long version on Vimeo, Long version on QQ Video, Short version on Instagram, Short version on Miaopai, Short version on Weibo.

上海 Shanghai Video Mixtape N°2

上海 Shanghai Video Mixtape #2 | Shooting, Editing, Mixing by Francois Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne | China, March 2017.

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Locations: Shanghai Lane House Streets (永康路, China), Ming Yuan Century City (名苑世纪城, 上海), Madame Shanghai Rooftop, Xiangyang North Road (襄阳北路, 上海), Yangshuo (阳朔), Guilin (桂林). Musics: The Wiseguys, Matzak ft Forensic, Total Giovanni, NAS, Os Originais do Samba. Other formats: Long version on Youtube, Long version on Vimeo, Long version on QQ Video, Long version on Instagram, Short version on Miaopai, Long version on Weibo.

上海 Shanghai Video Mixtape N°3

上海 Shanghai Video Mixtape #3 | Shooting, Editing, Mixing by Francois Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne | China, March 2017.

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Locations: Salina Islands (Italia), Sardinia (Italia), Britania (France), Shanghai (上海, China), Yongkang Road (永康路, 上海 before the official closure in August 2016). Video-game: BeamNGdrive. Musics: Labyrinth, IAM feat Bruizza & Rahze, Erikrug feat Dynamax. Other formats: Long version on Youtube, Long version on Vimeo, Long version on QQ Video, Long version on Miaopai, Long version on Weibo, Short version on Instagram.

上海 Shanghai Video Mixtape N°4

上海 Shanghai Video Mixtape #4 | Shooting, Editing, Mixing & Sampling by Francois Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne | China, April 2017.

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Locations: Paris (France), Shanghai (China), Huaihai Road (淮海路), Sichuan Middle Road (四川中路, 上海). VIdeo-game: Just Cause 3. Musics: Mozart, Guru, Gangstarr, The Blaze, Frédéric Chopin, Suprême NTM, Jungle Brothers. Other formats: Long version on YouTube, Long version on Vimeo, Long version on QQ Video, Long version on Miaopai, Long version on Weibo, Short version on Instagram.

上海 Shanghai Video Mixtape N°5

上海 Shanghai Video Mixtape #5 | Shooting, Editing, Mixing and Sampling by Francois Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne | China, April 2017.

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Locations: Sardinia (Italia), Echo Park Festival (张杨北路), Yangshuo (阳朔), Guilin (桂林), Power Station of Art (上海当代艺术博物馆), Jiujiang Road (九江路, 上海), Sichuan Middle Road (四川中路, 上海). Musics: Rachmaninov, The Wiseguys, Onra, Black Eyed Peas, Waxtailor. Other formats: Long version on Youtube, Long version on Vimeo, Long version on QQ Video, Long version on Miaopai, Long version on Weibo, Short version on Instagram.

上海 Shanghai Video Mixtape N°6

上海 Shanghai Video Mixtape #6 – Special Café des Stagiaires Julu Lu Grand Opening | Shooting, editing & sampling by Francois Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne | China, April 2017.

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Locations: Salina Island (Sicily, Italia), Yangshuo (阳朔, 中国), Guilin (桂林, 中国), Shanghai (上海, 中国), Yongkang Road Rd (永康路, 上海) Sichuan Middle Rd (四川中路, 上海). Musics: Verdi, Disclosure, TEED, Beastie Boys, The XX (Florence and The Machine cover), DJ Andy Smith, Michael Jackson. Other formats: Long version on Youtube, Long version on Vimeo, Long version on QQ Video, Long version on Miaopai, Long version on Weibo, Short version on Instagram.

上海 Shanghai Video Mixtape N°7

上海 Shanghai Video Mixtape #7 | Shooting, Editing & Sampling by Francois Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne | China, April 2018.

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Locations: The Bund (外滩), Café des Stagiaires Julu Road Found 158 (巨鹿路158号), Yongkang Road lane house backstreets (永康路), Shanghai, China (上海, 中国). Musics: J. Cole, Yaeji, Big Punisher. Additional voice by Stephen Hawking. Other formats: Weibo, Miaopai, Instagram, Vimeo.

上海 Shanghai Video Mixtape N°8

上海 Shanghai Video Mixtape #8 | Shooting, editing & sampling by Francois Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne | China, April 2018.

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Locations: Julu Road (巨鹿路), Yongkang Road Lane house backstreets (永康路), Shanghai, China (上海, 中国). Musics: Serge Gainsbourg, Anderson Paak, Guru feat. MC Solaar, Michael Hunter. Other formats: Weibo, Miaopai, Instagram, Vimeo.

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上海 Shanghai Video Mixtapes

(c) 2014-2018 – 上海 Shanghai Video Mixtapes. Shooting, editing, mixing & sampling by François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne. Shooting in France, Sicily and China. 1,300 days of summer with Kim Serena G. aka Craquotte.

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