RE-RECommends For Week 7 (2.20.2011)
Few remarks (again):
- I don’t choose only recent records in these albums, the only criterions I use are: I like the records (obviously), and they don’t have a lot/enough views…
- When I refer to a record but without recommending it: I add a hyperlink to the record’s name + I add the record to the resources but not in the album. Only the Re-RECommended records appear in the album. This an idea of a cheater to respect the 10 recommended records each week :)
1. Cloudspeaker (rowrowrow)
I didn’t add this song on my last week’s album because I discovered it the day I uploaded the album but I couldn’t not mention it, that’s why it’s the first recommended record of this week: I had to write somewhere that I love this song. I really like the multiplicity of sounds used in it and how different music styles are combined in one track.
And because I still have some difficulties to explain why I like a song, I’m stealing the remark of MattConley in his last RE/RE/RE-RECommendations album (2.13.11) about this song (as the same time, it’s so well written, I couldn’t have explain it better): “This 'alter ego' RECord has a great set of layers to it and is sort of a kaleidoscope for the ears. When I listen to songs I like the idea of sudden changes in the beat or the rhythm; anything to catch your ears off guard or strike a certain nerve that makes you stop and want to go back and analyze a certain sound, or section of sounds. This does that to me. I'd be curious to see how others can add to this or sample from it for an entirely new creation.” I totally agree with him.
And quoting Matt is also the opportunity to say that these RECommendation’s albums are very pleasant to read (not only Matt’s albums but all albums in general). I like to discover what people think about the records they like. And it’s another interesting way to get in touch with the records…
2. Tightrope (video with voiceover) (My Life in Pictures)
I like how the story is visually interpreted in this video. It’s really original, entertaining, cleverly edited (Can we say in English "cleverly well-done"? I had some doubts...). Lovely Tiny Video Story! Congrats sir!
3. Intellectual Properties (MattConley)
One of the "Essential Video Records" - really good remix by the way! - to understand what HitRECord is. And this question of intellectual properties is a really interesting debate. I can connect this to the HADOPI law in France (I'm not a big fan of this law…).
4. Waltz (Veles)
Pleaaaaaase, I really like the track but I’d love to listen to this record with an ending! It would be a great audio record to use… but without any end it’s not so easy… Anyway, a promising record!
5. Fade In (Creation) Trailer (CameronSmith)
I already knew it, but I'm officially telling you: Cameron is a REal cinematographer, a REal artist. In all his videos, every shot is just perfect. I’m officially jealous haha
By the way, I’m sure he/you already answered to this question but which camera did he/you use? I just love the light and the texture of the shots. I’m planning to buy a new camera and I’d love to have your advices guys because I really don't know what to choose. (I know, I won’t be able to make shots like Cameron, but don’t ruin my dreams!)
It’s a mind-blowing trailer, beautifully poetic. Cameron, I bow to your talent. Chapeau bas!
6. Flow Sky/ Flow Sky 2/ Flow Sky 3/ Sky sky (vigitter)
4 records but very short and on the same subject: the sky. Last week, I spent a lot of my HitRECord time with sky records for the hART House poster (it took me awhile to find the sky I was looking for!) and I discovered some great records. The four vigitter’s videos represent all of them: beautiful and poetic shots, perfect footage for video’s projects.
7. Emotions Collab (Lizsmalls)
It’s an original and promising collaboration. I loved the New York Time’s series (14 Actors Acting), and the first records (thanks to Matt, I discovered the collab with his The ‘Getting Older’ Emotion's video) are really great interpretations of the theme.
8. Evening Meal (soadmaniac)
We don’t have a lot of short films on HitRECord and this one is interesting with promising cinematic choices: I like the camera angles, the fact that Ray didn’t use any music and the story. I’d say: Congrats and Keep going!
9. G’night (fredwatford)
I love this video, I really love it, it’s a very Sci-Fi poetic one. And I still think it would be a great resource for the “creation myth” Collab. I’m sure I’ll find a way to use this record by the way. Inspiration, my friend, will help me :)
I love the PASIV’s music, I love the special effects, I love the red lights which look like particles. It creates in my mind the idea of a rebirth in a cold and mechanical world locked itself in. A sort of premise to an optimistic story… anyway, it’s a really inspiring record, thanks Fred for sharing it with us! And I’m really curious to discover the original and non HitRECord project!
10. Robots in Space (postmodernismdisco)
This a music track which definitely deserves more views! This is exactly the electronic kind a track I just love. It reminds me Johnnyclyde’s "Robot Dreams" (Re-RECommendation's album WEEK 5) even if both songs are different. This one may be lighter, more innocent, and less adventurous like Johnny’s song but both are great. Really. I’d say we don’t have the same kind of robots:
- “Robot Dreams” is more like an exploration, an adventure by land (maybe in a hostile land) as if the destiny of Earth/Mankind/whatever is at stake… it’s more an epic theme for me.
- “Robots in Space” is more an aerial adventure of a rebirth, a time of innocence, of children’s discoveries...
It’s like “Robots in Space” would be the beginning of a story, and “Robot Dreams” would be in a middle of a story/movie… Yeah, I can see all that in both songs haha it’s just the way I ridiculously interpret their musical themes when I listen to them.
And another ridiculous remark: I love the her HitRECorder name: very good idea to link postmodernism and disco!
11. A BRICKord (r_taylor)
This one also deserves more views! Great audio remix and original video with just some bricks. The editing is also very well-done. It’s as fun to watch as “It stars with a Glitch”/”Glitch ‘Live Acts’ Video” song/video remixes. The next step would be to add a music to this record or even to add some more layers to the video. I'm sure it's a great beginning for a further exploration of a world made of brick.
Special Mention to
The guy is sick! Really, but HitRECord needs him! Past Monday, I decided to write a Special Mention about his work and I realized I didn’t know almost of his 130 records! A week after, I still didn’t see all of them, but I saw enough to say that this is the madness we all needed, this is the “grain de folie” HitRECord was looking for. All of his records are like drugs: to consume without any moderation!
More seriously, the guy’s got mad (again) skills! It gives you the impression that making records (all kind of records) is an easy thing to do, but behind his tremendously hilarious videos, there’s a real talent. Each one of his videos is a master class about acting, editing (pay attention to his sense of rhythm!), storytelling, entertaining, madness, bagels, kittens, etc.
I recommend all his records of course, even those I haven’t seen yet. Here’s a few list of what I would call “The Essentials” (I don't add the records to the album but I give a link and I add them as REsources):
Happy Birthday Joe (the first minute only of course, the rest of the video is private…)
Bagels (Outtake) (you scare me sometimes hahaha)
(The last 2 videos are my personal favourites!)
When Mandark Came To Stay (I forgot but I already recommended it before...)
Sorry I didn’t to listen to his other songs yet… But Keep Going man! Mad (!) REspect!
PS: if you notice (on your Dashboard) that I mostly recommend your records today, it doesn’t mean I only discovered them today, it means I forgot to recommend them before! (ahem ahem sorry…)
After watching Black Swan and The Red Shoes for the first time this week I was inspired to turn chariot13's wonderful tiny story into a video. Archive footage used: http://www.archive.org/details/delightfully_dangerous http://www.archive.org/details/dreams-that-money-can-buy
After cruising through a lot of the 2010 College Tour footage I was struck by a conversation at NYU between RegularJOE and a member of the audience about copyright and intellectual property laws. The discussion segued into how hitRECord is makes its art open to a collaborative community that can REvise, REfine, and RE-RECord anything that is uploaded.
I have to give a special shout-out to Dr. Gory for being the man with a movie camera for the New York University event. I have a real appreciation for the effort involved in getting the necessary coverage in the type of space the NYU event occurred in.
But there was a lot of shot variety throughout the EX3 videos, making it possible to create the illusion (in the editing room) that there were multiple EX3 cameras getting all kinds of shots during the conversation. This type of REmixing is when wide and ultra wide shots really come in handy. :)
I was so excited about all the voice overs we are getting for the Creation film that I went out and shot a trailer.
I'm shooting the real film next week.
I figured I would share this extended cut for something I am working on outside of HR. Im sure someone will find a use for this.
Listening to RECorderBelle's audio immediately made me think of the huge pile of bricks in our back garden. I remixed the original audio and, uh, filmed some bricks! :) unfortunately my best animation segment got corrupted and my camera ran out of battery before I got enough shots so I may have another go at this and reRECord it - Rachel. p.s. I'm going to be dreaming about bricks tonight.