This is the low-res version of "At the Vista." The high-res version (for downloading and REmixing) can be found here: http://hitrecord.org/records/399509.
A HUGE THANKS to all the hitRCorders who filmed the events and provided all the footage. I think everyone's getting the hang of the live show recording!
Also, another HUGE THANKS to audio engineer extraordinaire jeffpeff. His audio tracks came in handy big time with this video.
I revisited this Tiny Film and added music to give it an extra kick. Other additions include an extra logo and some audio/visual tweaks.
The "REmix Theatre" collaboration began on January 18, 2011 and, after nearly three months of hard work by the contributing community, the 'Pilot Episode' is officially on the air.
I had no idea if making a quasi late night television show was even going to be possible. But I figured it was worth a try.
As outlandish a concept as it was at times, the community was remarkably supportive and immensely helpful in contributing the essential pieces to the project. And I wanted us to aim high, making the show as close to real television as possible: commercials, credits, bumpers, and network IDs had to be created just for this.
With the pilot in the can, my hope now is that this Pilot Episode will help inspire future installments. The idea behind "REmix Theatre" was always to establish some kind of structure and then have other hitRECorders pick and choose which parts they would like to carry over into new episodes. And with new episodes would come new Featured RECords, new fictional host characters, and new formats.
I did my best to cite every REsource involved with the project but I did want to highlight a few key contributors to this production, without whom none of this end product would have been possible:
* thesherbethead: I'm forever indebted to this creaive spirit. His theme music contribution really kickstarted the whole thing when it was in a lull and helped me figure out the direction it truly needed to go in. And Vincent McSuperfly is a character I really enjoy. Did you know that #McSuperfly has been trending since 1976? I thought it was since '77, but wikipedia was incorrect.
* Melanne: Heavily involved from the get-go, Melanne's ideas and passion motivated me day in and day out to keep going and stick with it.
* themetafictionist: Every single RECord on the site has the ability to inspire. When themetafictionist uploaded "How To Wear Your hitRECord Button" I remember thinking for a while what her RECord reminded me of. Then it came to me. It was like an infomercial from the '50s. I had already REmixed a Public Domain ad for "Free TV" and I had decided that was to be the lone commercial for the show. But then I decided to work on the "Retro RECord Store Ad" collaboration and that was one of the most fun things I've worked on (plus I think it adds a nice light-hearted touch to the show.)
* Dolphin170: There were so many excellent logos uploaded to the initial "REmix Theatre" collaboration, but Dolphin170's "Hitrecord Network Logo" was the one that I found myself really connecting with. Her logo was so uniquely retro and simple, and it hit on all the points I was looking for. That one design became so integral in the crucial "Network IDs" that bookend the episode.
The following Public Domain clips were used:
* "Shock Waves" - http://www.archive.org/details/ShockWaves-Trailer
* "The House That Dripped Blood" - http://www.archive.org/details/TheHouseThatDrippedBlood-Trailer
* "Madman - trailer" - http://www.archive.org/details/Madman-Trailer
* "Ruby - trailer" - http://www.archive.org/details/Ruby-Trailer
* "Corruption - trailer" - http://www.archive.org/details/Corruption-Trailer
* "Dracula Has Risen From the Grave - trailer" - http://www.archive.org/details/DraculaHasRisenFromTheGrave-Trailer
* "The Virgin of Nuremberg - trailer" - http://www.archive.org/details/TheVirginOfNuremberg-Trailer
* "Maniac - trailer#1" - http://www.archive.org/details/Maniac-Trailer1
* "The Wicker Man - trailer" - http://www.archive.org/details/TheWickerMan-Trailer
* "Taste the Blood of Dracula" - http://www.archive.org/details/TasteTheBloodOfDracula-Trailer
* "Don't Open the Door - trailer" - http://www.archive.org/details/DontOpenTheDoor-Trailer
* "Horror of Dracula - trailer" - http://www.archive.org/details/HorrorOfDracula-Trailer
* "One Dark Night" - http://www.archive.org/details/OneDarkNight-Trailer
* "Our Feature Presentation HD Clean & Dirty" - http://www.archive.org/details/PublicDomain-OurFeaturePresentationHdCleanDirty
* "Drive-in: Save Free TV" - http://www.archive.org/details/Drive-inSaveFreeTv
Rarely has a RECord struck me as emotionally as stargirl1013's "Starlight Drive-In" vignette. The camerawork was raw and seemed like such a personal perspective of what remained of a local movie drive-in she had just discovered.
Her reflections were so striking to me and she had matched her voice over with the perfect companion in amferraro's "careless young." Normally in a remix containing voice over I may ask for the track separate, but I was able to trim and rearrange it with the music in tact. In a way it preserved the precious timing of the original.
Drive-in footage was tough to come by but I think the visual emphasis in the cutaways is more about the people themselves that used to sit in their cars watching movies together rather than grandiose cinematography of the drive-in experience. Besides, stargirl1013's piece was really about what remains of what once was.
I love drive-ins, and I'm glad that some are still around. I hope more will be built for future generations.
The following Public Domain footage was used:
"Drive-In Intermission 23" - http://www.archive.org/details/Drive-inIntermission23
"Drive-In Movie Ads A Go-Go" - http://www.archive.org/details/Drive-inMovieAdsAGo-go
"Very Special Coffee" - http://www.archive.org/details/VerySpecialCoffee
"The scientist had a lab..."
Here is the low-resolution version of / Parallels /. The high-res version, for remixing purposes, can be downloaded here: http://hitrecord.org/records/543369
An abstract remix of Channing Tatum's "Half a Clown."
Caught between the parallels
This great illusion shining
Like the end of a long winter
Time is this shallow dream
Held together with string
And as the shadows glimmer
The calm returns like magic
To stay until dark
When we dream about an experience our minds tend to present our memories back to us in some sort of fragmented state. Instead of REplaying the experience back to us, often times we get glimpses of moments, of people, and often our auditory senses distort the playback in our head.
So this is how a dream about hitRECord at Sundance 2010 might look, and feel, in the unconscious state.
Inspired by the vibes of sample-heavy '90s rap beats, here's an experimental cinematic dream sequence about revenge.
This is the "lower"-res version. The high-res version, for REmixing purposes, can be downloaded here: http://hitrecord.org/records/324350
The following Public Domain videos were used:
* "Arch of the Triumph"
* "Public Domain - Our Feature Presentation HD Clean & Dirty"
Here is Version 1 of the video for "A Fake History of Miami."
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.
A visual examination of the patterns in reality, our mind, and the universe, set to the words of Carl Jung.
The high-res version, for REmixing purposes, can be downloaded here: http://hitrecord.org/records/305321
The following Public Domain footage was used:
"El Mundo Interior" - http://www.archive.org/details/ElMundoInterior
Too strange and surreal for an introduction to "hitRECord at the Movies?"
On a side note, I really like the direction that thesherbethead and Edward Shallows took their collaborative intro. So I wanted to REmix their sound effects sequence a bit and then build off of that into something a bit... weirder.
Note: This is the LOW-RES version. The HIGH-RES version is here: http://hitrecord.org/records/377367
Here's an edit of pamagotchi's reading of "The Wicked Witch" at the Fall Formal.
Here is an updated version of the previous "Shadow Beings Collaboration (teaser)" with an added "coming attraction" title card, some sound effects, and less BFI audio toward the end.
Extra thanks to missamerica for providing some great constructive criticism on the first version regarding the audio at the end. I agree with her 110% in that it works best without the final sound byte, leaving more emphasis on the narrtion and its content.
This is Version 2 of a tiny film of Noah Segan reading "The Diver" during the "hitRECord at the Movies" show at the Vista. The main changes occur when Noah begins reading and when he finishes. The transitions in and out of the story's animated sequence are tweaked.
Remember what it was like the first time you got to leave the neighborhood alone... on a bike?
Last year I interviewed my two friends Billy and Dan Chandler (they're twins.) They did candid discussions about similar dreams and feelings they had about the way the unexplored sections of their neighborhood appeared to them.
Both brothers seemed uncertain if certain aspects of their recollections were memories, dreams, or nightmares...
The following Public Domain videos were used:
* "You and Your Bicycle" > http://www.archive.org/details/YouandYo1948
* "Bicycle Today - Automobile Tomorrow" > http://www.archive.org/details/BicycleToday
An audio/video journey through the past years of hitRECord on its 6th birthday!
(5.7.05 - 5.7.11)
Continuing to build off of lava_tornado's "feet first" and Babbish's "Battlin Beats." There's a verse by me in the middle. I decided to call this version "BATTLEstars" because I added some science fiction elements for whatever reason.
I basically integrated my verse into the "Battlestar Beat" RECord (REsourced below) but I did trim down a section of that and added some slight modifications, namely a ray gun sample from www.sounddogs.com.
I wanted to RECord some thoughts on the art of editing for the "hitRECord Academy" collaboration by filmpunk. For this first entry I wanted to discuss the scene that first made me fascinated with e...
Here's a short film for the "City Autopsy" collaboration.
Special F/X by my brother, Beanfeldvfx.