How these albums work
Basically, with these RE-RECs’ albums, I want you to discover new records or records that don’t have a lot of views, which means featured records or very successful records will probably not be seen here. It doesn’t mean I don’t like them, it’s just the way I see the use of these albums: constant discoveries. I like the idea to give the opportunity to some records to be more viewed…
You might also notice that I upload the albums lately. This one for example, is for Week 5 (last week). That’s because every week I explore HitRECord to discover new records and this album is the result of this weekly exploration. In that way, it’s more logical for me to upload a RE-REC album at the end of the week (or at the beginning of a week for the previous one)…
Besides, it’s still really hard to choose only 10 or 11 or maybe 12 records every week. So many great records deserve more attention! Aaaaaaah
Last remark, there are not a lot of text records in my albums, yeah I know... I read text records, but I don’t think I’m the good person to say if a text written in English is great or not…
Now, here we go!
1. Robot dreams (audio)/ Robot dream (video) (Johnnyclyde)
I like the music at the origin of the video, and I like Johnny’s dream at the origin of the song. It’s a great audio record. I love the sounds he used, I love the melody. The song itself creates a story, it transports you in another universe. It’s also can be felt as a sort of dramatic and hypnotic trance adventure in a new world, an exploration of new dimensions. Anyway, I love this track.
And the video of Johnny of its own song is a really good visual interpretation. I like the records he used. I think the Timelapses’ videos go very well with the music - judicious choices -, I also love the slow motions and the black screen (at 1:14). It’s also a surprising video for me because it’s not especially what I expected to discover when I first heard the song. I imagined a more futuristic video like he wrote for his dream. But I really like the video, as if the robot was travelling and discovering the world (in his dreams). A sort of escape. Perfect! Let’s the adventure begins…
2. Dancing Girl (AmbrenotAmber)
Original work. Even if it’s something different from what we can find in the “Shadow Beings” collab, I think this record is interesting as a contribution to this project. It’s a new exploration of the concept of shadows. I wish to see more of records like this one.
3. Hit Record @ Upenn Full version/ Hit Record @ Upenn (fullofcontext)
I totally agree with Matt’s comment on the full version video: “REsources don't get much more valuable than this: a complete RECording of RegularJOE at UPenn shot with multiple cameras and featuring great audio. This is an outstanding addition to the "College Tour" collaboration”.
I added the other video because I also love the interviews of the students who came to the event. It’s definitely a great idea, the shots are well done, and the editing (of both videos) is really professional. I love these two records. And it’s so exhilarating to watch the complete RECording of the event! It gives me the impression to have been there. Thanks a lot and welcome focuscontext on HitRECord, I hope to see more of your stuff because this one is really promising!
By the way I love the home page of your website but it’s also frustrating, I want to see more! :)
4. Finding Day (Bobthedog)
I’ve already seen this technique used before by professionals but this video is also really well done, especially when we read it’s a film school. I’m sure it took a lot of time to do it. Congrats!
5. Morgan and Destiny kidlets (rejie)/ Recording for Wee Ones (RedHeadMonster)
It’s such a great idea for the RECord store! I don’t know who started this, but it’s great! In honor of the future HitRECord babies ;)
6. Jackolantern Face Meets Pillow (EnjoyDuane)
Sweet video. And again, what I really like in this video are the camera angles, Duane and pillow’s acting, how Duane used the black-and-white, his choice to not use any sound at the beginning, the music (Kirby's Waltz by danno7) and finally the editing. I may just miss a punchline or an ending…
7. The ART RE-view (collab) (Mister B)
I don’t feel enough comfortable with my English to do this exercise, but I love MisterB’s idea. I really wish to do it myself…I’ll try to find a way… Anyway, I discovered almost every re-view, and it’s definitely interesting, and it’s also a new way to discover or explore a record you like (by doing a review yourself or even by listening or watching other’s re-views). I really hope to see more contributions!
8. The Gloans. Animation (Marielv)
OK,I’m sure this video’s gonna be popular soon, but I couldn’t not add it to this album! I just saw it today and there are not a lot of recommends…yet, so I don’t depart from these albums’ principles. Great animation, every choice Marielv made is judicious. And the best thing is that I’m sure it’s gonna evolve again!
9. Cirque du Patterns (Low-Res) (MattConley)
[true story] When I was kid, I wanted to be a clown or a businesswoman… Clowns were my first heroes as a kid.
10. Look Out! (fleurmegs)
As fleurmegs said, it’s a surreal video, and I like it. There are great shots which can become great footage as well for other projects. I would like to see a remix of it with a music or an audio record added to the video…
11. In Memoriam (manolololo)
I almost forgot this song when I was uploading this album. What a shame! I love this record: the work on the voice, the melody, the indie style of the song (I'm not really good at remembering all the names of the styles in music, so I can't say what's the specific style of this song, but at least I can appreciate it...). Anyway, definitely a good track!
I don’t add these records in the list, but this week I wanted to make a special mention to:
- Face, Dreams, & Philosophy for Alyssa (MattConley)/ i want your face & dreams, please. (aszarkowski): it could be a collaboration “I want your face & dreams”. There are great contributions so far. I see this as an original and creative alternative or supplement to the “Who I am?” collab.
- How to fold a paper crane (crane_after): I really like this tutorial. It seems so easy to do when we watch Lara doing it, but it’s truly an art! It also reminds me the Japanese paper cranes my uncle (who lives in Japan) sent to us few years ago, and when his wife did some wonderful origami in front of us. I love it and I really would like to see more videos of it! Special mention as well to TheExtraEmily for her collab "1000 Paper Cranes".
- NY Cabbie (NuMyke)/ Snowy road (alexxbotsaris): There are my two favorite photos for this week. Nothing much to say, I like the view angle, the sharpness of the first one, the fuzziness of the second one. Two great and original shots.
Last night I dreamt that I was a robot living with this family in a giant tower apartment thingy with huge windows in this giant futuristic city. When I was done helping out the family it was time for bed, so everyone went to sleep and I positioned myself infront of the window and went into charge mode so I could pretend to sleep. When I woke up in real life, I thought "I wonder what a robot would dream if a robot could dream."
So I wrote this song
Based on the dreams of a robot
The full 90 minute presentation at Irvine Auditorium. Filmed 11.18.2010 on Penn's campus.
I finally got some free time and I just wanted, needed so much to contribute video to the Attilee' collaboration. The Gloamy Part of Town - great illustration by MelonBerri. The video, I guess, is like an adaptation of Metaphorest's wonderful poem. And with mysterious V.O. by pamagotchi, and tonguecutsparrow's music.
:) I love that feeling, when REmixing smth, that it's like we're making it all together.
P.S. so easy now to search resources entering last numbers instead of titles.
RegularJOE's "Patterns & Prayers" REmixed with Malicore's "Jail of Love" and set to visuals of French clowns.
The following Public Domain video was used: "I Clowns"
* The link on archive.org appears to be inactive due to an error. I sent an e-mail to archive.org requesting information on its public domain status, but have yet to hear back.
Shot on 16mm Bolex. It is surreal, to say the least.
LEFT SIDE OF THE BRAIN
To this day I've never held a briefcase.
RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN
Over the years I've overcome the term "ultimate slacker" while eventually managing to tune out the bells and whistles attached to the corporate environment. I've seen my status rise and fall on the ladder chiseled with the "c" word, and for a while I'd look back to that period of my life and feel pretty hollow and lifeless. Even my departures into art couldn't heal those feelings for quite a while.
But these days I I do exactly what I want to do. And if I ever feel trapped in doing something I'm not fully interested in or passionate about, I simply find the most interesting vantage point to view that thing from and find a way to relate it to the bigger picture of life, which always a satisfying form of reflection.
While our mortality is a very difficult subject matter to fully understand or digest, I'm a firm believer that one must focus on collecting as many precious moments, friendships, and dreams along the way as possible, while leaving behind the same in all different shapes and sizes.
collage series idea/request
hi guys! so i need to create a series of collages for a course project and i thought it could be interesting to take the face of an indiv...
Evening everyone. This is (my second attempt at) an instructional video on how to fold a paper crane. If you've never done it, I highly recommend it. At this point, folding a crane is almost like meditation for me. Maybe I'm on a path to becoming a crane guru. (I'd love that title any day.) And maybe, more importantly, you will now embark on your way to contributing to this collab!
I realised when I finished this video that I'd left out A VERY IMPORTANT bit at the beginning: the paper you use must be perfectly square. An easy way to ensure this is the case is to make your first fold line (corner to corner) and then cut off the excess. Otherwise, measure with a ruler, as it will definitely effect the outcome.
I've resourced TheExtraEmily's wonderful collaboration, which you should definitely check out (especially now that you know how to do it), OrigamiArtichoke & Jane_TH for the gorgeous image on the paper I used and also tounguecutsparrow's new album, as that's what was playing in the background (although you can't really hear it) but really just because it's full of such awesome music. Thanks for the inspiration, guys. <3