- Chicago, IL
- Last Record: 2013-05-23 12:30:04 -0700
- Joined: Jul 27, 2010
Decided to put a bit of explanation for why I included each piece:)
11/11 - Thanks hitRECord: Not only is this the RECord I'm most proud of, I feel that it really sums this place up very, very well and also sums up my greatfulness in general for life and love and friends.
... and a(nother) new life: I couldn't not include this. It's my favorite project I've ever worked on and the one I'm most proud of:)
City Movement: This is the first thing I ever filmed and edited. And I'm really proud of the way it turned out. I also included it because it sums up the civic pride I feel living in Chicago.
Some rhythm tap (w/ washing machine sound): I love tap dancing. It's an integral part of who I am. Plus, I really like this piece because it plays with rhythms and I'm really into that in a nerdy way. My favorite type of tap to do is the kind of tap that isn't like a big choreographed number, but just another form of percussion.
Journey of the Anglerpod: I'm quite proud of this piece, and I feel like it shows my general perspective on life. I'm a big believer that you should never give up no matter how bad things get, and that through the love of friends and community, anyone can have a happy ending.
Faux Fall Formal in 30 Seconds or Less: This was an amazing time. Just amazing.
Voyeuristic Owls with Voices: I just had so much fun doing this one. I don't generally make "funny" RECords, so I wanted to include this one. I love making things "talk"
Nebulullaby - Earth edit V2: This was a tougher editing piece for me to do because of all the quick cuts in the end. But I'm really proud of the way it turned out.
hitRECorders at the Alice Statue in Central Park: What an amazing moment of one of the best weekends of my life.
Sunset after the Storm: Seriously one of the most beautiful things I ever saw. Aesthetically it's cool, but I just love what it symbolizes - that from the roughest of storms can come the greatest of beauty. I also like the way it visually captures the dichotomy of good/evil.
Good Night, Big City song: I really like this song I did. I would LOVE if people added instruments to it.
Phil Phillips - CinePHile: I just had a lot of fun with this and I really like the way it turned out.
Fake History: The Spork: I just had a ton of fun with this piece.
a new hevn video story-board: I'm proud of this because it was my first feature, but I also am happy that I was able to contribute to this amazing project even though I can't draw/paint/photoshop. One of the many reasons I love hitRECord.. everyone's talents are useful
SxSW Checks Go Out Into the World: I'm really proud of how this turned out... I worked hard on it and it came out just the way I wanted.
Summer Journey - Summer in the City #2 Vid: SITC was by far one of the coolest experiences of my life. The show itself was awesome, of course, but also the journey I took to get there literally and metaphorically.
Owl & Octoped in the Oatmeal - I love anything that presents me with a challenge and takes me out of my comfort zone. This did that. And I LOVE how it was REmixed.
Tap for "You Do Your Thing " Yeah, I know I just said I don't like choreographed numbers as much as just raw rhythms. And I don't. But I loved doing this. I even got to get into costume:)
Portrayal of Chapter "The Journal Entries" from Psych Ward Rockstar by gweninterrupted: This was the first acting I had done in a long time. I really want to re-do it, cuz I know it could use some improvement, but I'm also quite proud of the way it worked out.
Wishing on Tiny Stories: Love the way this was created with all of us. Just a fun memory of Skype chat:)
Blot Romance - I honestly just whipped this out in about 5 minutes but sometimes those raw, unedited short little things are what works best:)
Got a Minute to Vote?!: Again, I'm very proud of the way this one turned out. It was one of those times when what was in my head came out almost exactly.
... and it was all a dream: I really enjoyed doing this one and am very proud of the way it turned out... with the longer, fluid edits while the dream is "good" and the quick, starling edits when it becomes a nightmare.
Dreams of Wonderland/Dreamy Alice V 2: I made this the night before I went to Summer in the City 2 because I couldn't sleep:) I really like the way it turned out.
Tiny Book of Tiny Stories Arrives: Excitement Ensues: This RECord more than any probably showcases my general personality and excitement for life.
thank you for the community, for the art, for everything. love you all. for real.
I wanted to share a project I've been working pretty hard on for the past 12 weeks and will continue to work on for the next 6 1/2 months. It started as a REmix of REsources my husband and I contributed, but I've also been contributing more REsources with every heart-beat I have, every breath I take and every bite I eat. It should be done around August 16 :D
I know it doesn't look much like a baby here, but that bright spot on the right is its heart. We could see it beating, which was incredible (baby's not big enough to hear it quite yet, but soon). So according to the definition RegularJOE uses in his interview RECord (REsourced below), he or she is already RECording, and has been for about 7 weeks. So strange and awesome to consider that I have two hearts beating within me - mine and someone else's.
Contributing to the Re:love collab because I don't know what could define love more than this.
Matt Conley, we can have a hitRECord Playdate when we come to visit family in Massachusetts! (REsourced you because I REmixed your RECord title:)
A "love letter" to public transportation in cities:) I am constantly enthralled by traveling on public transportation (even though I've been doing it for years). I love watching the people and feeing connected. I especially love doing it in cities I'm visiting. This is my first attempt at filming/editing, and also mixing song and speech. This is a skill I would love to get better at, so any feedback/advice from you amazing editors out there would be much appreciated. I had a ton of fun doing this:) Fun fact!: In the shot that goes with "The Circle Line is the best" when the train is going over the river, there is a really bright light on the bridge that I was so happy about because it synced up with Tom's line about the city being a sun. That light was because Transfomers 3 was filming and evidently needed an extremely bright shot. So thanks Transformers!:) ** I'm resourcing the latest Regularity on here because of Joe's comment about making a vid for the Cities collab. Although this isn't a documentary like he was talking about, it does incorporate several of the RECords in the Cities collab.
I loved this little animation and I knew I needed to give them some sound. I had so much fun doing this. ha ha ha
** added to the "i wish i may" collab on 4/5/12 --- I wish this little animation would go further, maybe sound effects? cleaned up drawings? added color? Something more
Second attempt at editing the Earth portion of Nebulullaby. I was able to correct some of the weird syncing up issues from before...
For some reason, it won't let me REsource this (it's not coming up on the menu) http://www.hitrecord.org/records/296423
I think I hit all the other REsources. If not, let me know.
I love the creation myth project and I want to contribute to it, but I have no skill when it comes to drawing, photoshop, animation, etc. BUT I can collect and organize:)
There have been so many wonderful images coming out of the a new hevn collab, I decided to make a "story board" video of all of them together (inspired by paperlilies's story board illustrations) along with alpal's "uni-voice" readings.
I took all the image pieces I could find (thank you to Danah for making an album with nearly all the image REsources in it! If I didn't add in your image, I'm really sorry, I just didn't see it). If the image had a line or verse in the description, I used it there; if not I put it where it seemed most appropriate (but any of them certainly could be moved elsewhere).
I think the best thing to take from this is the areas where the story doesn't have very many images --- perhaps people who are good and talented at drawing/painting/graphic designing (who I'm so jealous of) can add to those places:)
Hope it's helpful!
NOTE: There are two great animations that just didn't really fit in any one place, but instead almost play like a summary/trailer for the piece as a whole. Definitely check out h~ urth by bloemday http://www.hitrecord.org/records/372642 and Star Tree Animation by JulesKD http://www.hitrecord.org/records/372459
I just realized for some reason the GIFs aren't moving. I have no idea why:/
(I didn't mix the audio track... that is all alpal's awesome work... her RECord is in the REsources:)
Even though I wasn't a part of hitRECord during SxSW, I get so excited seeing the process complete a cycle!
Tried my hand at editing the 12 min. raw footage RegularJOE uploaded. Got it down to just over 2 min. Hope it's "snappy and watchable" :)
Public domain footage in this video is from http://www.archive.org/details/WhatIsMo1947
Swiftly sailing on the sea,
Owl observes an obviously
shy squid swimming; she
orates, “Octoped! Over by me!”
Bouncing the bowl-boat
over outrageous oats,
Once upon a night, stars were falling all around the universe, and we wished to our hearts' content.