Swept away by InkedCanvas
Along with so many wonderful and simplistic imagery for the 'hevn & urth' collaboration, InkedCanvas has made several fantastic images detailing moments of the (not so) Tiny Story. I like how Joe and Wirrow both brought two great approaches towards the project ~ Joe saying to pick a particular stanza or line to create an image with, and Wirrow emphasizing a minimalist style, but for the benefit of making a simple animation. This one is a great example of how an animator could take this image and animate the character being swept away. It's also good start for beginning animators.
Dancing tree by sfdetroiter
I love this image, and would love to see someone REmix it and alter it somehow. Find a Tiny Story to match it. Animate it.
Un mardi matin fleuri by hellomyface
I love paintings that are extremely layered and show a lot of effort in expressing the creativity of the artist as well as the ease of letting go and creating a wonderfully colorful piece of artwork. This reminds me of paintings my friends in the beach/OC area would create while music was being played live. They would sit near the band and just paint paint paint, letting the music help guide their hands across the canvas. With so much art & music being created here, there is more than a possibility for this same type of creation to occur.
(icon) Unfocused by messyowl
Messyowl's work has been gaining a lot of well-deserved attention. I love this picture, from how she appears in it to how you could certainly fill that gap of space in the photo with something. Or use her image in another one. Visuals like this leave a lot of good space for REmixing and exercising your photoshop skills.
beach sunrise by Sparra
Sara's been having fun with her new camera, and this is a great snippet of a beautiful sunrise over the ocean. As part of the Stock Footage Collab, created by crispyfuller, it's great to use for short films and the like.
Pamagotchi ReRECommends 03/04/11 by Pamagotchi
The radiant Pamela created this great video of her RECommendations, which is a great way to share your favorite RECommeds. I've always considered the spoken word just as good as the written, and I would love to see others do the same.
REmix Theatre - Vincent McSuperfly (v1) by thesherberthead
As far as I'm concerned, there is no better person suited to host Matt Conley's REmix Theatre than that masterfully mischievous serio-comic, TheSherbertHead. I really can't wait for this to be finished.
Retro RECord Store Ad (Final Version) by MattConley
And speaking of Matt Conley, he put together this great advertisement for the HitRECord Store which is made in the style of ads from the 1950's & 60's, which makes it all the more enjoyable. The great voice over by Richie Millenium puts the cherry on top of this perfect example of both Matt's versatile visual/editing skills and the fun, humorous nature of HitRECord itself.
HitRECord StopMotion by messyowl
Messyowl's short-but-sweet stop-motion animation of the HitRECord logo provides endless possibilities. I made my own REmix of the animation, using Wirrow's "When We Were Invisible" and I definitely encourage others to find and REmix a song they think will suit it. For something like this, it's good to use a small piece of music that sounds both inviting and uplifting. Something that will make the person watching think "that looks and sounds like an awesome place..." (and it is!)
Whiskey in my Ears by Aeb
Straight and right to the gut, like a shot of.. well... whiskey. Being a great admirer of the dark devilish drink myself, as well as a admirer of the associated metaphors to whiskey and the human voice, this hit me just right. If someone were to sing this, I'm sure it would make senses melt just as easily.
Make Believe by velvetnoir
I love this text, and how it travels, arriving at that all-too familar conclusion of wanting to go back to a place we once were, in thought, mind and/or body. This could work as lyrics for a song, or for someone to speak.
And I seek to skim above the stars by Attilee
I love text RECords like this. Visual and expressive. "Without fear forward on I stride" ~ beautiful
And if by amysz
I've always loved Amy's writing and she continues to create amazing poems. This one in particular really struck me.
a new hevn/ un nouveau ciel [v.o] by pamagotchi
It's wonderful to hear RECords translated in different languages. Hearing Pamela's beautiful voice narrating this story in italian. That's quite a triple-threat. Stuff like this is perfect for music REmixes, if you're looking to try something different. Put a beat to this. Create a music piece that flows and compliments her voice-over. For those who can't understand the translation, this allows her voice to become an "instrument" as part of the overall mix. Whatever suits your fancy.
His Name Is Death (choral REmix) by remilyp
The mix of rain and soft harmonizing voices makes this RECord so unique and a great example of collaboration. This leaves space for instrumentalists to work their magic and weave sounds between the voices. It also works wonders on it's own. I love music made where there is a lot of space. It lets the sounds breathe. The rain heard throughout gently fills the small gaps of silence, and it is quite a clever move. Always remember that just as important as knowing when to play/sing is knowing when not to.
LittLe REd aNd bOy Blue Reading by tmetafictionist
The lovely Rainey zips through this reading like a master tongue-twisterer. This is great to experiment with, either visually or aurally.
creation ideas by wirrow
A wonderful RECord by Wirrow, in which he elaborates and expresses his ideas and thoughts for the Hevn & Urth collaboration/project. It is very enlightening to hear the story's (or in this case, one of the story's) creator's thoughts/ideas about the project and the direction it can go in. And he gives other contributors room to create and add their own touches to it. This audio guideline is ESSENTIAL for anyone who wants to work on this project. Listen to it a few times. Write notes down even. You'll have everything to need to start creating visual ideas for this project.
I took this footage yesterday morning, hope someone can find something they can do with it!
Thought I would try a bit of a different format! Apologies for the length.
PS: my my, what an unattractive freezeframe that is.
UPLOADING A NEWER VERSION WITH OUTRO, SHORTLY.
Here is the final version of the "Retro RECord Store Ad" that will air during the Pilot Episode of the upcoming "REmix Theatre" (which is one clip away from being complete.)
Thanks so much to all of you who contributed voice over readings. It was INSANELY difficult to narrow down all the takes from everyone to just one. Everyone did such phenomenal readings and I am so grateful.
After testing all of the voice overs (there were over 100 takes to go through) I eventually sided with one of Richie Millenium's readings.
A few words on Richie: Many of you know him as a resident voice over master, but I have to say that he showcased his versatility on this project. I was completely caught off guard with his performances, for he was nearly unrecognizable to my ears at first. He captured the spirit of old school advertising and did so incognito. His RECord of multiple takes was a feast for the auditory senses and I felt he encapsulated the '60s era in such a unique way. I bow to you, Richie.
Thanks again to all of you global contributors!
Took long to make this but i am pretty happy with the results..:D
i used scribbler to make it. i don't know about music? maybe?
And I seek to skim above the stars
With no intent of faint flutters round my chest
I so dream to see the sea of stones
While I wonder round boat side sailing<...
I'm not a native French speaker, but I couldn't resist giving this a go!
I changed hevn/urth to "ciel/terre", cos I was really struggling with the pronunciation of the english words whilst trying to speak french! >.<
Apologies for any messups with accent!
PS: Interesting thought: most of the drawings have been drawning hevn as the more "feminine" character and urth as the more "male"...but in french (and other romance languages), "ciel" is masculine gender, and "terre" is feminine.
Just an observation!! ^_^
Tia's song "Death" just had so much potential I had to add to it. Here's the result; feel free to keep adding and remixing!
I've been reading this poem aloud ever since I first saw it. It's such a tongue-teaser and so much fun to read aloud. It's kind of like a work out for your tongue (let's not delve too deeply into that for innuendo). Practicing it in different ways reminded me of all those years I spent in speech therapy, honestly. I wasn't sure of how to approach the reading, and I ended up going with a version that's a bit... different.
really want to get this started soo here are some ideas. ill upload some drawings when im a bit less busy