Hardcore Bear Fight

The Idea

A couple of weeks ago, one of my professors showed us a video of two bears fighting in a neighborhood in New Jersey. It’s a pretty tense thing to watch, and you can tell from their body language that this fight is a matter of dominance.

When I saw the assignment for Animal Dance-Off, I thought it would be really great to put this kind of animal interaction to hardcore music. Hardcore music has a lot of dances associated with it that are all pretty masculine and aggressive–mosh pits, circle pits, walls of death, etc. And this kind of music tends to be a masculine approach to heavy, emotional situations. This genre usually doesn’t have a lot of love songs; it’s a lot about being yourself, doing what you want to do, and staying positive. Of course, its presented with music that makes it possible for guys to get out all their angst while not losing an ounce of masculinity.

The Process

I downloaded the bear fight video and imported it into iMovie. I then imported D.R.U.G.S.’s “Stop Reading, Start Doing Pushups” from my iTunes library. I added a title screen as well as credits to the end. Then I had to adjust where it started so the bear fight would begin after the monologue at the beginning of the song comes to a close and the music really starts going. I also had to trim the video because there are parts where the camera moves or the person filming takes cover in his car. I just wanted it to be the bears fighting, so I had to cut out a lot. Also, the bear video was six minutes long and the song is only around two or three minutes long.

Here’s what it looked like once I had complied it to my satisfaction:

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Then I saved the file and uploaded the file to YouTube.

Here’s my finished product: