A little something for all of those who love or have been/will be loved someday....
Put a chair by the window and turn the heating on
there is a whole brave world inside
and you don't need to be dangerous to risk it all
just pick up the phone...
took Bell's vox and flipped them around.
came out interesting, eh?
working on a full REmix for the actual song, but i thought i'd upload this for anyone who wants to REmix this.
your blind obedience catches the part
of enlightened delusions
that come to the start of my heart,
so i seek the noble truths to renew my hollow soul.
but we are, we are.
We are young we are old, we get sick but we live for all
So we'll try to forget what our ancestors have been told
and we'll live for all
we'll live for all
the solitude in love is only present when we go back and sink to the cove
but we know that the happiness is just a child waiting to be born...
but we are, we are.
we are young we are old, we get sick but we live for all
so we'll try to forget what our ancestors have been told
and we'll live for all
we'll live for all
the fox and the hen got married
the wedding went oh so swell
but the honeymoon was quite harried
for when the bri...
"i like my coffee bittersweet, just like your goodbyes." this is the story that came to mind when i saw imogenc's poignant illustration.
Inspired by pprescott's RECord, I've made 5 versions of this poster, but I believe this is the final one (might post the others later). I tried to incorporate hitRECord's "greatest hits": Morgan, Nebulullaby, Shadows, Tiny Stories etc etc.
(the original file is 11x17", CMYK)
Inspired by sojushots's records to create this tiny simple stop motion hitRECord bumper :)
You're wandering around a forest, and you stumble into a clearing occupied by a circus. You leave the path you've made to explore the large tents, and a ring leader approaches, smiles, and says "It's yours' and hands you the keys. The more you look the more you realize this is an extraordinary place. As you find the opening of the tent made out of bits of the sky, you find a carousel made of celestial lights...
It's kind of just flowing out of me today. Ha get it? Flowing..crying..ahem. Anyhooters I wrote this for the emotions collab as well as the "Company" tiny story.
Hours in photoshop: Would rather not know Number of espressos: Approaching triple digits Dress sense while drawing: Hipster scrooge It's pretty regular in the comics (and film) industry to start with a script and work towards a visual realisation of that script. However, sometimes it's interesting to work backwards. I was wondering what it would be like to start with the image and work toward the story. With that in mind, I drew this, leaving the story pretty open. It's be awesome if any of the more writerly of hitrecord would be interested in penning a (pretty short) science fiction story to go along with this illustration. If not, as always, do whatever you please with it. Enjoy! SnickerSnack
So I went to film the opening of my Little Red Riding Hood book and shit got real crazy. Check it out. Seriously this book is rad though. It's well worth the money.
On this field there lies a parking lot
And under that parking lot there lies a story
I went to Brighton today and was drawing architecture when I got bored and remembered that I wanted to illustrate this tiny story. So... here? :D
The poor man wept when he realized that all the dollar bills he had found in the streets that day, were the effects of a hole in his front pocket.
it's kinda sad story. i wanted to draw the moment when he was happy.
So I'm going to be giving a short presentation about hitRECord at an academic conference in 2 WEEKS!! It's called the Works in Progress Conference, and you can learn more about it here: http://uccompconference.blogspot.com/
I have some ideas about putting this little thing together, but I would LOVE to hear ideas or suggestions from all of you lovely creative folks! Let me know how YOU would lead a tiny HR show in 20 minutes.
I got fancy with some PD footage this time. Source are:
I'm hearing a sparse, gritty rock tune over this, but who knows? I love Sia's performance of "American Scrimp N Save" at the fall formal ( I'll resource marcellepalais' edit below). Any of you female vocalists feeling the vibe and posessing an idea for a song that would fit?
I fixed the delay on this. I would love for somebody to finish the vocals on this. The verse after the solos could be a repeat of one of the first two or you could write a new one.
this is only the vocals from So I'm Told (Lyrictician Challenge) as requested by Lyrictician.
Who should I talk to?
About my friend who never comes out
he locks himself away with all of his anger
and those walls he stares at are now turning gray.
Night after night, from the closet, came a sound
A little girl would wake, and she would look around
Monsters emerged from the darkness and dread
Little did they know that they would soon be dead
And night after night, the little girl swung her axe
Until all those demons stopped cold in their tracks
But every so often, the closet door opens wide
And the little girl laughs when she sees what's inside
We've all had nightmares, but she's had more
You can tell by the blood that stains her floor
per SherbetHead's Request
BitChopped Beat rides out exposed at the end if you wanna swipe it clean. 95 BPM
Since I saw this amazing Tiny Story made by DianeFT, I knew that I had to make an illustration for it! Hope you like it guys!
Cow you are lucky to have that little bird friend who's "got your back" on your back.
He accepts you and all your crap. We should all be friends like that.
With the HitRECord logo on the back. :)
Edited to add: wirrow just uploaded some brightly colored shirts and mentioned that he'd like to see more bright colors for the summer collection. Itotally agree and I think this t-shirt might look cool on a bright orange or yellow.
these were experimentations for the tiny stories emblem character. i overlayed 3 of them onto 3 others. i think it might make a cool abstract tshirt for the idea of 'record & remix'.
also i think we should have bright brighttt tshirts for the summer! so i messed around with some ideas here
Life and Death both took a break,
For years afterward, he told the story, but only the children believed him.
This illustration is for meaganmoore's tiny story "The Story".
i knew you were special as soon as we met, so i sewed you into the seams of me.
now, every time life plays rough & tears me a little,
a piece of you peeks out & t...
I really wanted to sing to the insrumental lullaby by Maaz Maudood & Johnathonallen! so this is what ive created. ENJOY!
"Honey close your eyes and listen to the harmony pour from my voice
I will try and keep you safe from harm through the night
I'll sing you a lullaby"
this was made for a collab I started for business cards, but it was kind of a lame collab and now I'm trying to delete it...
Here are some brief glimpses into hitRECorderly's first issue, "Little Red Riding Hood Redux."
I felt like V1 of this Tiny Film needed more of a musical kick to smooth out the pacing and rather abrupt ending. I think "May's Dream" compliments the build up to the "slurp" and "May's Dream (BEAT)" brings in the end title card a bit better.
Whenever their song began to play,
Their wrinkels vanished, they lost the grey.
An unacknowledged truth, it seems:
radios are time-machines.
(by Day Glo)
aaaaaah, the drums, the drums, can you hear them? They're driving me CRAZY!!! Ha Ha Ha
kind of like a short story told by a few chords
we walk along the road and everywhere we ever go
we hate the way we're s'posed to know
i hate the way we're s'posed to know
and my attention span is lesser from my cell phone plan
i wanna live where no man can, i wished i was a different man
I recently made a soundtrack for a friends animated film about Jack The Ripper and this is one of the pieces of music I made for it...
SINGLE page contribution to videotroph's: The hitRECord Manifesto collaboration...
* (8x12) High Resolution...
I wanted to give the piece more of a handmade feel. Does it work?!!
(Symbols traced/hand drawn by tori --- thank youuuu. x)
Here is the corrected design with the copyrighted image swapped out.
(I found out from fractaldust and cacheth that one of the images from the first ad/poster is copyrighted and that the HR team has been notified).
No sound, all the better to remix with.
really like the ocean waves video, tried to make it a bit more dreamy looking.
wanted to show that hitrecord gives me such a warm feeling by drawing, I know I suck at naming the drawing! and now its on summer collection time so I tried haha! got no wing version if anyone interested in!
I dig typography in general and I liked thatsthewayitgoes' hand-drawn logos. So I mashed 'em together. This is a high res png on a transparent background for your remixing pleasure. It should be nice and clean. Have fun!
A finnish song I wrote some time ago, thought I could upload it here :) it's quite simple, and the lyrics are again dear to me, so try to bear with my translations ;)
Mitä se on kun kaikki onkin kirkasta ja selkeää?
(What is it when everything is suddenly bright and clear?)
Mitä se on kun yhteen hetkeen ei kaipaakaan mitään enempää?
(What is it when for one moment there's no need for anything more?)
Tänään lennän korkealla vaikka eilen olin murheisiini juuttunut
(Today I'm flying high even though yesterday I was stuck in my worries)
Mitä se on? Kun eihän mikään ole muuttunut
(What is it? I mean, nothing has changed)
Samat vanhat seinät, samat lattiat ja lukot, sama taivas, sama maa
(The same old walls, the same floors and locks, the same sky and the same land)
Nää samat asiat, jotka eilen masensi, nyt hymyilemän saa
(These same things that made me feel down yesterday, now make me smile)
Mitä se on mikään ei oo vaikeeta tai monimutkaista?
(What is it when nothing is difficult or complicated?)
Mitä se on kun kaikki onkin yksinkertaisesti kaunista?
(What is it when suddenly everything is simply beautiful?)
Mitä se on kun elämässä kaikki onkin kohdallaan?
(What is it when suddenly everything is in the right place in your life)
Mitä se on, miksi sitä kutsutaan?
(What is it, how do they call it?)
Mitä se on kun haluaakin olla vain nyt ja tässä?
(What is it when you want to be only here and now?)
Mitä se on kun pelkkä oleminen on tärkeintä elämässä
(What is it when just being is the most important thing in your life?)
Se ei ole mitään kovin suurta tai merkityksellistä
(It's nothing very big or meaningful)
Mitä se siis on, miten sen löysin ja mistä?
(So what is it then, how did I find it and from where?)
Mitä se on kun elämässä kaikki onkin kohdallaan...