This is a performance piece based on Cory Arcangel's 'Paganini's 5th Caprice' the link for which can be found here: http://bit.ly/1jxOytW. This piece is somewhat different than Arcangel's mainly in that the music is an original composition and that the only performer is myself. I decided to include some introductory material to literally 'set the stage' for the performance that follows. I then filmed myself playing a C major scale in two octaves with different changes to the 'set.' I isolated the different notes from the scale and composed a piece of music using only those notes by cutting, pasting and rearranging the clips. This piece is extremely simple both harmonically and rhythmically. There are three rhythms used in the piece: slow, medium and fast. Greater rhythmic variation would have required a more in depth categorization of clip duration for each note. The harmonic simplicity stems from the fact that I only had the notes of the C major scale to work with though I did try to introduce variation in the piece through some video effects. In creating this piece, I became VERY familiar with the blade tool in final cut (hence the name of the piece) as well as other useful tools in final cut. Enjoy!