1. "cloudspeaker" (rowrowrow) - 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.
2. "A New Day" (The Morning Hollows) - This song lured me in instantly. It's catchy, upbeat, and creates visions of the sun rising over the horizon line out in the distance. And then it just keeps building in momentum until it quickly fades out, as if the sun has suddenly gone down to welcome night.
3. "tiny stories - I've Never Run, But I Can Fly" (Neithan) - Here is one of the more inspiring Tiny Stories in wirrow's collaboration. Not only is it well written, but the visual and text layout is very impressive as well. The words take the eye across the image and you start to look at all the objects as you read. At first I felt sad, but once I looked at the feathers I was met with a very uplifting feeling. hitRECord, both directly and indirectly, makes a lot of statements about the power of the Internet and the computers that enable online interaction and open the door to an expanded creative universe. It's a nice modern touch by Neithan to have included the lap top in this Tiny Story image since it is a delivery device to, in a sense, "fly."
4. "I have no cat! Really!?" (mariea) - It's hard to describe this graphic. It seems to draw its inspiration from a mix between a Saturday morning cartoon logo and something from a late night cable access show (though I'm assuming neither of these things played a part in inspiring the image.) There's just something about it. The cat pattern really works though. It's a very well executed concept.
5. "Soon" (CasadoFilms) - To quote this RECord's caption: "The question is what's going to happen soon? That's where you come in." Well, there's an invitation to create something based on this REsource. Any takers?
6. "Stargazing" (Lo-Fi Liv) - Here's a very cosmic instrumental from Lo-Fi Liv that is pleasant, peaceful, and full of wonder. I think this version is exceptional as is but it would be really interesting to see a few layers added to it. I'm thinking the addition of a xylophone would strengthen the song even more.
7. "typewriter footage" (Haeddre) - I have a folder on my computer titled "Logos" which consist of a slew of logo bumpers to tack onto the beginning and end of videos. I added "typewriter footage" to that folder this week and I'm looking forward to using it as a logo bookend in the near future. But it could also be used in numerous other ways.
8. "scrawl" (Carlieee) - Carlieee has a way of doing photographic collages that are very shape-oriented. This one of hers really stood out because it looks very realistic for a moment when you first look at it, as if it's some kind of futuristic Stonehenge-type statue. When I realized it was an illusion I found myself thinking about a storyline for it. Unfortunately I didn't get too creative with my imagination because I kept thinking of the Monolith from "2001." But maybe someone else can write a Fake History of this?
9. "REmix Theatre Presents: Opening Sequence" (Melanne) - Storyboarding is something you don't see a lot of on hitRECord and I think it's something to really encourage (especially in the field of animation.) Often times we work as individuals and do our thing off-site and upload something we consider a "finished" REmix. What Melanne has done here is introduce her animation concept with notes and screencaps, presenting the idea before it's uploaded. This is particularly great for collaborations that have many people contributing and inputting suggestions and ideas. I'm really looking forward to what Melanne comes up with for this animation and I was especially pleased that she took the time to post where she's at with the RECord and welcomed feedback. That just raises the collaboratory bar a bit, which is great.
10. "RECording for Wee Ones" (RedHeadMonster) - RedHeadMonster has taken the time to compile an album of all the recent hitRECord baby clothing designs. I think making baby clothes is a great idea because financially it makes sense because I think they'd sell well. Secondly a lot of the art on here really looks great on the "onesie" template. And thirdly babies get photographed more than anything, so the exposure of the outfits would be great for the RECord Store. So take a look at RedHeadMonster's album and check out all the ideas that blossomed this week.
This was originally intended for Babbish to re-record her vocals on the Butterflies song to. (Which you are, of course, more than welcome to still do if you so desire Babbish.) But then I started to think of vocals to add to it myself, however, nothing seemed to spark. So, I just left it alone for anyone and everyone to probe at themselves. Have at it.
En français dans le texte "avoir un chat dans la gorge"
If I'm not mistaken in english it's have a frog in one's throat but it didn't work with the song!!!!!
My first RECord. It's titled Soon, but the question is what's going to happen soon? That's where you come in. Have fun!
Here is an instrumental I wrote, my first actually. My recordings are a bit ::ahem:: rough, but hey, my name IS Lo-Fi Liv ^__^
I don't have much time to work on the animated opening sequence, and animate everything needs a lot of time, so I decided to release a kind of storyboard of this sequence...
Besides, I thought to make a "one shot" animation from the outside to the auditorium but I just discovered the last clip video of She & Him "Don't Look Back" wherein I love the visual effects (the straights, the split screen, etc.). I wonder if we can use the same kind of visual effects (as it's a 70's the tv program...), maybe in a more creepy way... What do you think?