Video: Air Guitar Winner

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Video: Air Guitar Winner

Robert Keith of Flagstaff, Arizona, decided to forgo the usual hair-metal-inspired air guitar video, and opted instead to bring the banjo into the fray. So Robert recorded himself air-guitaring “Dueling Banjos” with his trusty Canon GL2 video camera.

 

Using a technique made famous by the classic Disney film The Parent Trap, Robert first filmed himself wearing a black shirt and pantomiming the guitar part, then wearing a gray shirt for the banjo part, and then he spliced the two together with Final Cut Express. “The editing was funny, because I knew I needed to use Final Cut Express, I just didn’t know how. I found a tutorial online which talked about the eight-point garbage matte tool, and that seemed like it would do what I needed.”

 

Robert’s efforts paid off—although the vote was close. In fact, the staff’s initial vote resulted in a tie. So we looked to honorary staff member and guitar ninja Dweezil Zappa (www.zappaplayszappa.com). Dweezil’s vote for Robert won him a brand-new Line 6’s Variax 600 guitar and Variax Workbench 1.5 software. Robert intends to use his prize to learn to play the guitar—for real.

 

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Anonymous

Wow! Refreshing change from the usual air guitar choices and with a clever video as well! Nice job Robert......what are you working on for next year?

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Anonymous

This video is a little bigger on youtube.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=sECvBQaM2b4

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Daniel

Sweet, hats off to Robert and Dweezle. Now... Everybody knows that's the Allman Brothers, right?

Right...?!

(Allman Bros rule!)

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Defeated

That was nice. Kicked my ass. my entry is here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXQ3LtyIZZA
I added the tiles since then, but the footage is the same.

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JUPA Man

Boring? how can this be boring? let's see YOU create something like this pal.

this just goes to show everybody, that anybody can create great masterpiece with the right apple tools.

I love it, and I'm glad he won. He put a lot of synchronizing of the fingers along with the banjos

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Wayne

I would love to see the entry that this tied with before Dweezle made the final choice. Or just some of the other entries that got high votes...

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Dueling Banjo Guy

Thanks Dweezil, Robert

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Anonymous

good idea, but BOOOOOORRRRRRING!!!!

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groovninja

I love how he didn't bother to remove the sunglasses from his head. Classic!

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Mymac4ever

The video doesn't load, all I get is a qucktimelogo with a questionmark in it

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Anonymous

It worked when I just played it. This is hilarious and very clever. Nice going!

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