What's on your mind? A memorable quote, a personalized message or maybe a catchy song? Speak up with YouTube's new remix function.

Youtube Remix is a text-to-speech/video service. Type the text of your choice in YouTube's search bar. Instead of hitting search, you hit remix. YouTube will then search it's video database for voices and sounds that matches your text. You will then receive a video compilation voiced by the million videos of YouTube.

Tags: creative concept, self-initiated project, digital service, 2013


Behind the scenes of YouTube Remix

My role

Me and Connie did pretty much everything together. This is our first project as a creative team.

Team

Connie Pedersen & Duy Nguyen

The idea

We asked ourselves, how would the modern text-to-speech services look like? We came up with YouTube Remix. The idea is simple and playful. Type in the text of your choice in YouTube's search bar. Instead of hitting search, you hit remix. YouTube will then search it's video database of voices and sounds that matches your text. You will receive a compilation video of your text voiced by the million videos of YouTube.

The process

Since the idea came at a eureka moment it didn't had any briefs to solve. Our process however, started with defining and tweaking the idea. Then we proceeded to create a storyboard and a script for the video we made. We wanted to create a story people could relate to. After that we went on and crafted the content and the video itself in After Effects, frame by frame. A good learning experience.