Filmmaker Kirby Ferguson reboots his 2011 documentary series on remixing, sampling, and borrowing. With the advent of social media platforms like TikTok and improvements in streaming media, it was time for an update of the concept in the context of today’s technologies.
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“Theories ease our anxieties, and make us feel that we can anticipate the future.” Filmmaker Kirby Ferguson’s (Everything is a Remix) documentary series explores the nature of conspiracy theories, what drives them, and how they shape attitudes and beliefs – especially in times of crisis.
Kirby Ferguson looks at J.J. Abrams’ approach to filmmaking and the parallels between The Force Awakens and A New Hope. While referencing the past can be an homage, some might see it as a lack of creativity. In this case, combining the familiar and the new worked brilliantly.
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of his highly informative documentary, Kirby Ferguson put together all four parts of Everything is a Remix into one video, with proper transitions and remastered audio. He’s also selling EiaR t-shirts and posters on Kickstarter.