Animated Susan0987's illustration of smweed's "Midas (Greek Tiny Story)" using the voice over from the live show at the Toronto International Film Festival.
This also has the potential to be expanded quite a bit to include the lead-up to the reading at the TIFF show, as well as the applause and all of that after the reading (similar in style and arrangement to my remix of Pamagotchi's "Wicked Witch" reading from the Fall Formal.)
The cosmetics did it, but were disappointed.
It just wasn't all it was cracked up to be after all.
The goal of this tiny story is ...
Here's a RE-REmix of caceth, tonguecutsparrow, and todd68976's latest "Immortal Trees" RECords.
Here are the latest alterations:
* New bookend title/logo
* Added pamagotchi's voice over to the beginning
* Moved the song later in the video
* Did some slight trimming to the animation at the end to coincide with the musical score
After partaking in a $14 meditation class at the local Y last Tuesday, Stephen began to realize that he and the universe were one. Or, to put it simply, he was his neighbors and his neighbors we...
A visual REmix of my Tiny Story "The Duality of Man."
I was able to score performances from my pal Dan Chandler (whom you may have seen as a vampire in "Seeking Bloods") and his roomie Nick Griffin. Nick stars as Stephen and Dan co-stars as Ken, Stephen's neighbor.
chigwinkle did a fantastic reading of the story a ways back and I had been meaning to shoot some video for it for quite some time. Much thanks to him for the reading, and his patience.
I'll upload a bunch of raw footage from this shoot later on...
a tiny film cut of Noah Segan reading "The Diver" at the Vista show in California.
The High-Res file can be downloaded here: http://hitrecord.org/records/456438
Last summer Geno uploaded this really interesting footage entitled "The Talk Man." I did a rather serious type of Tiny Film remix while RegularJOE, well, went in another direction with his cut (to say the least - haha.)
And it's absolutely funny as all hell the way he cut his mix - right to the point.
Oh, and I also liked his title a lot too. It's another great part of the punchline set-up. Deceiving, ain't it?
So, over a year later, I decided to return to the footage and basically fuse the two versions together. I've made the intro to the character from my version slightly longer than before but used the same vocal clip and timing (more or less) that Joe used.
I just think the establishing shot sequence of outdoor location clips adds to the peaceful (and clearly misleading) set-up for the shocking profanity that follows.
An illustration for Ericar's Tiny Story "Zombie Gentlemen."
Zombie Gentlemen by Ericar
Zombies are such gentlemen. They love you for your brain.
Updated the previous version of this, "Invincibility: Tiny Story," with new artwork (based on work by The MOCKery) and replaced the stock broker character with a lawyer. Slight text revision as well.
Another idea for text would be: "In the courtroom the lawyer was invincible... but dead inside."
The invincible stock broker happened to be dead inside.
Based this concept a bit on jamignott's "Tiny Story: Death is Obvious." Originally it was going to be the zombie-like character (with business exterior) saying "blah, blah, blah *croak*" but then I shifted the concept a bit.
This is definitely more of a mock-up rough draft; I'd love to see others' take on this.
A philosophical discussion ensues during a fireside poker match-up between wirrow and I. Maybe some REmixers can roll in and play with this? It could use some colors, a background, more props, a sky, and maybe different dialogue and additional characters? Oh... and animation?
Jimmy Tuck sketched with booze & cigarettes.
But he only drew blanks.
REmixed MadisenMusic's "Tiny Story: Jimmy Tuck" and focused more on the "drawing blanks" concept.
Ways to add on to this could be to create an art studio that he's in, or create an easel in front of him. Just some initial thoughts...
Here's a mock-up of one way to illustrate "Shady Shadow: TIny Story."
I like the overall arrangement and the characters (so far.) The text and the quote bubble could use some work (i.e. better placement and style.)
Perhaps the character has a prop or two (a briefcase with money leaking out of it a bit, or something suggestive of theft or whatever.)
The gun the shadow is holding could use some work too (looks like he is pointing as it's drawn now.)
Basically this is a rough sketch just to play around with if anyone's interested...
An illustration for MadisenMusic's "Tiny Story: Hursery."
Tiny Story: Hursery
Ok I'll admit, I have a few skeletons in my closet; but they weren't skeletons when I put them there.
The two melons were deeply in love, but could never run away together.
Because they were a couple of cantelopes.
Thought I'd do something a bit diabolical for Dee's diabolical "Clowns" Tiny Story. zeogle had some wonderful illustrations to remix in his "Circus Sketches" RECord.
Note: I left the text at the bottom so that the main imagery at the top would be easily remixable.
I don't get dressed anymore. I just don't feel like it.
The title was...
The Runny Egg was in bad shape.
Hank's job would not grant him his request for a raise of 15 cents an hour.
So Hank resigned and took a job at a subway station in the city. Though the new job paid the same hourly w...
Day after day George and Martha picked up the trash where people play.
But tomorrow was to be different... for they would scoop up the polluters and throw them...
Artwork for "The Trash Collectors: A Tiny Story."
Day after day George and Martha picked up the trash at the grounds where people play.
But tomorrow was to be different, for they would scoop up the polluters. And throw them away.
I did a little soul-searching on a stroll through the sidewalks of the surreal city.
Walking beside me was an ant, presumably on the same existential journey.
And I wondered ...
Artwork for "Like Ants, We're Marching: A Tiny Story."
I did a little soul-searching on a stroll through the sidewalks of the surreal city.
Walking beside me was an ant, presumably on the same existential journey.
And I wondered if we were listening to the same song on our headphones.
Artwork for "Godard: A Tiny Story."
Studios used to give Godard a camera and let him go shoot whatever he wanted. I just got my camera online.
When asked if he could spare some change Roger happily replied "Yes of course," for he despised war, indifference, and global turmoil.
"Launch sequence ready," the boy announced.
The panels lit up; blue and red, red and blue.
"Coordinates confirmed," he stated, glancing up at the twinkling stars.
Toss put together an amazing REmix of Metaphorest's "Imaginary Friends" Tiny Story. It was one of the best examples of pooled REsources I've come across on the site. She got all the right feelings down and it was a very emotional RECord. I made a few changes to her version and used a few additional REsources here and there.
The first two attempts at uploading this video failed to encode (and I had to correct a minor visual error) so I RE/REmixed it for all of those that missed out on seeing what Marielv contributed to the original footage I shot with my pal Dan Chandler as a blood seeking vampire.
Here's a REcap of this project:
This was a big collaborative effort that took almost five months to completely come together. wirrow wrote the Tiny Story "seeking bloods" in early June and I shot the vampire footage with my friend Dan Chandler a few weeks later. But the footage needed some key animation to move forward.
This past week the project was resurrected by hitRECorder Marielv, whose wonderful bat animation and titling added just what the video needed to move to the next phase; the next phase being narration.
The voice over contributions were fantastic as always. After playing around with a few options, I decided to use pamagotchi's reading. I REmixed a few takes together and found she captured the campy b-movie vibe I ended up going with on the production.
Thanks again to everyone who was involved in this one. It was really a fun experience to have all of these components come together in order to REmix wirrow's mysterious Tiny Story. I had a blast!
Additional sound effects are from www.sounddogs.com
For this illustration of Blodnasir's "righttoleft" I made a projectionist the main character so that they could be depicted re-splicing film to make the heartbreak come first, and then the love come after (after the "reel change" - marked by the circle in the upper right hand corner of the broken heart filmstrip frame to add to the projectionist theme a bit.)
We are told we are too attached to our electronic devices and we should play outside like we did as children.
But when we were children playing outside all we really wanted were electro...
As Tom recounted a childhood memory in front of the scholarly attendants of the black tie banquet, the exact age he was at the time of his story suddenly escaped him.
All he could rememb...
At Schaefer's Hair Salon you can buy pirated software and repossessed jewelry out of the back room.
But you can also get one hell of a haircut.
My mom burnt a batch of cookies and screamed. Then she turned to me and said "Pardon my French."
But I'm pretty sure she was speaking Spanish or some shit.
One of the worst inventions in the history of mankind is the fast forward button.
It causes so much beauty to get left behind.
A family of ants watched in horror as a group of towering humans stomped their colony to pieces.
The mother and father ant turned to their children as an enormous foot closed in on them ...
I'm in the middle of playing a big game of catch-up. You see I thought being called "pathetic" had been a compliment all these years.
Artwork for JonMac's "tiny story - LGM"
The kids shined flashlights at the moon to signal the little green men who lived there.
Years later, the little green men came down to visit, but nobody believed in them any more.
* Note: This could definitely use a revamped UFO in the background.
I often wonder what my grandfather was like when he was my age, and if drugs had the same effect on him as they do on me.
This is the low-res version. The high-res version for REmixing purposes can be downloaded here: http://hitrecord.org/records/279925 Here's a video REmix of aszarkowski's "tiny story: cigarettes (a REmix)" which was a REmix of "Tiny Story: Cigarettes"by MadisenMusic. A huge round of thanks to all those that contributed voice overs on the fly at my REquest a little while ago. All of them were so wonderful, unique, and funny. LilacAmy11's reading just so happened to fit into the way I had crafted the video REsources. I'd love to see and hear others' REmixes of this Tiny Story. On a side note, I just have to say that RECharged's scream is one of the funniest sounds ever.
I REmixed TwistedThursday's "As One" Tiny Story into this short video. I edited some of the text a bit to fit the visuals I shot, so you'll notice it's slightly different than the REsource. What really drew me to this Tiny Story was that it really worked as a literal story (ice into water.) But I really feel that, symbolically, it speaks volumes about what some people feel about life and death - that we are reunited with those we love after this life. For the past day the story really stayed with me and it continues to affect me. I'm not really sure what TwistedThursday's original intention was with the piece (maybe literal, maybe a bit more symbolic) but what makes all art so important is that it is up to the viewer how it is interpreted. I hope TwistedThursday likes how I perceived her beautiful piece of writing.
Time is a concept whose only real purpose is to help people structure a proper response to the question "What have you done with the time that has been given to you?"
Monty finds himself returning to the local Redemption Center at least once every few months.
And he never brings cans or bottles with him.
Memories are like collectibles
Over time they increase in value
And then - one day - they are suddenly 25 years older
This is the low-res version. The high-res file, for REmixing purposes, can be downloaded here: http://hitrecord.org/records/301946
HelloLindsayyyyyy and crispyfuller collaborated on a funny live action video of HelloLindsayyyyyy's Tiny Story "Monster." Their concept is really good, especially the inclusion of the potato chips.
Here's a REmix with a few changes. The original structure is there but there's a new voice over, shorter cuts, and different bumpers.
A genie was wrapping up his "You have been granted three wishes" speech to Harold when a magician who had overheard the conversation chimed in.
"Make sure you speak clearly, Harold,"...
Dr. Selznik got into architecture based on his desired to defy gravity.
But tragically he plummeted into an endless abyss in grad school and was never heard from again.
An illustration for MRT's Tiny Story "Robert." I decided to only show the side of his body with two arms rather than an entire figure so that it segued into the text more.
Robert by MRT
My friends always call me Octokid but I only have three arms. They should just call me Robert.
Write drunk. Edit drunker-er.
And... have a good time!
As a film critic I set out to explain why I like certain movies without belittling those that don't share my opinion.
I fail every time.
Glow sticks and flashlights
Open mics and dirt bikes
Bus stops vandalized and cris-crossed
A boombox mixed with Pop Rocks
I drew an interpretation of a member of "the glow gang" from wirrow's Tiny Story. I envisioned the gang member exhibiting a bit of high end fashion whilst carrying a very retro boombox up to his ear.
I drew an interpretation of "Imaginary Bob" from starkjanus' Tiny Story. I envisioned him as more of a valour-sweatsuit-wearing-swindler kind of imaginary friend.
* Note: I wanted to incorporate only a little bit of the car in the background, but I think that turned out pretty lousy. Maybe a graphic designer could extract Bob from this and put him into a cooler-looking background with a car and maybe some neighborhood scenery. ;)
Here's a mock-up of how I envisioned "Dream Psychology: a tiny story" being illustrated.So if there are any illustrators here that want to see what they can do with this concept/mock-up, by all means gooooo for it!
Essentially it is of a boy or girl in bed sleeping holding their think bubble full of wonderful dreams like it's a pillow.
There are lots of visual collages on the site that could be used to make the thought bubble/pillow.
REMIX AWAYYYY!!!! :)
Here's a basic mock-up of a possible concept for the "Sleepyheads" illustration. You see the bed and the pillows... but not the couple. They're under the covers. Not sleeping.
I did include a bit of their feet coming out of the sheets, but surely this (and the rest of the illustration) could be done a whole lot better. Just wanted to throw this mock-up out there in cartoon style to see if anyone wanted to remix it.
Here's a rough draft of one way Alex Borstein's reading of wirrow's "tiny story, bed" could be remixed.
I used some of Marielv and creative_green13's animation for the visual-intercut section, and as it stands now it's a bit improvised since there hasn't been a direct visual remix of the story... but these resources seemed to tell the story. :)
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.
Played around a bit with 12:42's "Proposition... (a tiny film)" and brought it down from a minute+ to just over 30 seconds to fit in line with most of the other Tiny Films.
Essentially the beginning was altered a little bit, and the end as well. The middle section was reduced quite a bit due to length. I tried to sample the parts I thought were the stand out moments and fit them into a remixed musical soundtrack.
This version is now just shorter all around and tightened up a bit.
Changes from V1:
1) Increased the volume of the voice over.
2) Removed the cough during the dialogue.
Two additions to the previous version:
* Close-up establishing shot of RegularJOE on stage
* No end bumper
Here is a remix of "The Outsider (tiny animation)" by Eskapurla.
These are some editorial notes:
* Added a title card during the establishing shot at the beginning
* Used a voiceover by steviestar3
* No music
* Altered the timing of the animation to coincide with the reading (extended some frames and sped up a few frames where aplicable)
* Added sound effects of nature, waves, seagulls, etc.
* Made the last shot the big wave and cut to black instead of the hR logo
The living dream of death.
The dead dream of bungee jumping.
Illustration-wise the art should reflect the theme o...
Frank couldn't get a date.
He blamed his goblin ears.
His friends and family blamed his hideous moustache.
I felt Day Glo hit the nail on the head with one of his takes of "Goblin Ears." I was eager to mix in his voice over and sort of create a first version of this Tiny Film.
The "VO REquest" is resourced below, so anyone can upload their reading. This first version will help provide the timing of some of the visual cues, so it would be best to watch this while doing any readings.
Put together a Tiny Film for MadisenMusic's "Sleep Contrast" Tiny Story.
I would like to tighten up the intro with the couple. I'll probably cut from them in the two shot and maybe silhouette the backs of their heads with a reworked composition of the TV. The hand-holding is a bit distracting I think and doesn't really establishinsomnia in any waY.
The robot assumed it was human.
Illustration concept: Dozens of strong-jawed businessmen holding briefcases (essentially looking like a legio...
"The scientist had a lab..."
This Tiny Film needs several things from the community. Below are some notes for each request:
1) VOICE OVER
- The best way to time the reading of yes-you-am's story is to read along with the video (and you'll probably want to conclude the reading before the dissolve into winter.)
- Here is the text: In the end, he just decided to call it an early Christmas decoration.
- I'd imagine the vocal tone to be pretty matter-of-fact. There probably shouldn't be much expression in the reading I'd imagine. It's pretty straight forward as it's essentially a narrator making a statement.
- As always, multiple takes are key when doing readings. Uploading as many takes with as much variety as possible is crucial.
- Since the video is quite short, I think the music should be pretty subtle. There is a transformation of seasons, and from light to dark. That's probably the best way to think of how the score should sound and I envision a slight shift in tone during the dissolve into winter.
- The more variety in musical options, the better. Feel free to upload with the music attached to the video (especially if there are certain cues that need to be emphasized.)
3) SOUND F/X
- Sound effects are not necessarily crucial to the piece, but they may add a nice touch.
- I think some birds chirping during the summer section may be nice.
- I think for the winter part that some soft breeze rolling in as the snow begins to fall may also be a nice subtle touch.
- I can always adjust the timing and play around with the animation further. This is pretty much a rough draft visual-wise.
- My biggest concern at the moment is that the kite stands out enough to the viewer. Surely the narrator will help alert the viewer to it but I do want to be sure the eye notices it rather quickly when the animation sequence first begins.
- If anyone has any suggestions for additions, alterations, etc. then please leave a remark.
New version featuring a voice over, ambient sound effects, a subtle musical score, Christmas lights in the winter sequence, a new establishing shot of the kite at the beginning, and a cameo by Santa and his reindeer.
This is still a work in progress, so please upload some readings and/or musical compositions to accompany the animation. Thanks!
Though their colored neckties were in direct violation of the school's dress code,
George & Mabel had always put fashion over rules.
The world is not pink and blue.
This text is from the title of Midori's record "the world is not pink & blue." I wanted to po...
Alexander's academic career had been doomed ever since the school nurse had diagnosed him with Senioritus back in the 2nd grade.
This has all happened before, again.
This Tiny Story was inspired by a phrase that was included in a comment by "Callie MacPherso...
Chuck finally got the monkey off his back, but only after a really expensive surgical procedure that had only been performed successfully three times before. And just in Norway.
Together the birds formed a blanket and tucked in the city that never slept.
aspect2aspect's "Tiny Story - Jealous Stars" illustration was the inspiration for t...
"I'm looking for something that will really make a statement."
- Female Character in the Suicide Store
Alternative dialogue for the fema...
His letters came back
In her handwriting
This is a slight revision of the first version.
In this version, the illustration w...
For years afterward, he told the story,
But only the children believed him.
For this illustration of meaganmoore's Tiny Story I wanted to emphasize the storyteller and present a man who looks like he could indeed tell a great story that adults might not beleieve in.
Here is an updated version of "The Scientist: Tiny Film" with a remixed sound design for the machine.
I was too impatient for time to heal my wounds.
So I went to the store and bought some salt.
I was thinking it could be interesting ...