上海 Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China

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Shanghai Video Mixtapes, Francois Soulignac, China
上海 Shanghai Video Mixtapes is an anthology of music video-diary chronicling the daily life of foreigners living in Shanghai and a creative remedy for 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.

When we owned the city

The story behind the content

This video project is the continuity of a my first series of video-diary started at the end of my adolescence in Paris in early 2000’s (watch a short selection of video archives). In 2014, I left Paris for Shanghai, following my girl and best friend named Craquotte, to study and develop my main commercial activities. The stock footage of those videos are daily snap-shots and videos archives of travel we did together, in China and in Italy. A series to remember our life in the Hai – when we owned the city, and a creative remedy to my melancholia after our separation.

The soundtrack of our life in the Hai

The soundtrack of Shanghai Video Mixtapes is made with the music I liked at this very moment of my life, with some favorite musics of Craquotte as well. Some tracks are originals reworked edits, typical of the music I play during my DJ sets, as a hobby. 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 too many copyrights issues on video and 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 generated with my own stock footage and sometime used as party tape for the casual DJ Sets I did in Shanghai.

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Shanghai Video Mixtape N°1

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

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Shooting locations: Shanghai, China (上海, 中国); Sardinia Islands, Sicily, Italy. 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, Quantic (Carmel Mix), Motor City Drum Ensemble. Speech / Voice: Jacques Brel. 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.

Shanghai Video Mixtape N°2

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

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Shooting locations: Shanghai, China (上海, 中国); Yongkang Road Lane House Streets, Shanghai (永康路, 上海); Ming Yuan Century City, Shanghai (名苑世纪城, 上海); Madame Shanghai Rooftop, Xiangyang North Road, Shanghai (襄阳北路, 上海); Yangshuo, China (阳朔, 中国); Guilin, China (桂林, 中国). 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.

Shanghai Video Mixtape N°3

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

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Shooting locations: Salina Islands (Panarea, Isole Eolie), Sicily, Italy; Britania highways, France; Shanghai, China (上海, 中国); Yongkang Road, Shanghai (永康路, 上海). Video-game: BeamNGdrive. Musics: Labyrinth, IAM feat Bruizza & Rahze, Erikrug feat Dynamax. Bonus: at the end of the video, exclusive shooting of Yongkang Road before it official closure in August 2016 (永康路, 上海). 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.

Shanghai Video Mixtape N°4

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

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Shooting locations: Paris, France; Shanghai, China (上海, 中国); Huaihai Road, Shanghai (淮海路, 上海); Sichuan Middle Road, Shanghai (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.

Shanghai Video Mixtape N°5

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

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Shooting locations: Porto di Lipari, Sicily, Italy; Shanghai, China (上海, 中国); Echo Park Festival, Shanghai (张杨北路, 上海); Yangshuo, China (阳朔, 中国); Guilin, China (桂林, 中国); Power Station of Art, Shanghai (上海当代艺术博物馆, 上海); Jiujiang Road, Shanghai (九江路, 上海), Sichuan Middle Road, Shanghai (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.

Shanghai Video Mixtape N°6

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

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Shooting locations: Porto Santa Marina Salina, Sicily, Italy; Yangshuo, China (阳朔, 中国); Guilin, China (桂林, 中国); Shanghai (上海, 中国); Yongkang Road (永康路, 上海); Sichuan Middle Road, Shanghai (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.

Shanghai Video Mixtape N°7

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

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Shooting locations: Shanghai, China (上海, 中国); The Bund, Shanghai (外滩, 上海), Café des Stagiaires Julu Road, Found 158, Shanghai (巨鹿路158号B1楼, 上海), Yongkang Road lane house backstreets, Shanghai (永康路, 上海). Musics: J. Cole, Yaeji, Big Punisher. Speech / voice: Stephen Hawking. Other formats: Weibo, Miaopai, Instagram, Vimeo.

Shanghai Video Mixtape N°8

上海 Shanghai Video Mixtapes #8 | Shooting, editing, mixing by François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne | China, April 2018.

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

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When we owned the city

Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne
Shanghai Video Mixtapes, China - François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne

上海 Shanghai Video Mixtapes – Photos extract from videos by François Soulignac 付穌 Soic Miterne.

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