"Skeletal remains that dance,
a taxidermy necromance,
owls wearing pink tuxedos,
the little world where anything goes,
It's All That Creeps."
“I have to tell you a funny story that happened at work the other day.”
“I showed up ten minutes late for work on Tuesday. ...
A song based on some of the submissions to the "Bad Advice" collaboration. Apologies for the 2 minutes of nothing at the end, my Garageband seems to insist on it nowadays no matter how much I try to remove it!
I would love to make this a little longer....if RyanPatrick wants to extend his kick ass instrumental!
All my life it's been a question of what ifs
Whys hows, what abouts
I'm so sick and tired of bad advice
And I've been waiting on a moment to right
All my wrongs
The little good that's left in me
And so I've begun
With throwing out the rulebook
And now I see
The good stay young until they die
Because they're too busy living to watch time fly
And whether I do it all or just something
I know I can do anything
Take 2 steps forward and no steps back
This is no time to doubt your attack
On an ancient system
make them listen
You've been given a voice now shout
Cos a penny saved is still a penny
But with a hundred dollar bill you can do plenty
So fill your coffers
With tempting offers
Until you find the one you seek
Only 17 seconds, like a test, a glimpse into their world :) episode on the slippery streets of Jellyland.
I've had this scene in mind for some time, but I am not sure how to animate the other parts. So if anyone has any ideas,.. that would be cool :) in the meantime, I'll continue working.
This is a reaaalllly rough concept. Pardon the terrible colouring job. I wanted to get this concept out there before refining it too much.
I've been trying to imagine a threat that would unite all the Castes despite their differences - a threat they'd have to come together to fight against. A threat, that no matter how divided they are, they would still choose their own over. And what is the enemy of shadows more than burning, bright light that does not allow a shadow to be cast?
So I've come up with a rough idea for The Lux. I don't know their motivation yet, but I do know that they cast no shadows and the beams from their eyes are so bright that no shadow can face it. They're likely artificially created, seeing as the Shadows worship the rays of the sun. That would go with the Gloams being the lowest as cast by artifical light.
The design was based off of sasquatches with flashlights for eyes. I imagine them as being significantly larger than the shadow beings themselves.
I tried to keep the design very simple and easy to reproduce, since that's the beauty of the original shadow designs. It makes it easy for several artists to work on it and stay consistent since the visual style is not complicated. I welcome variations or expansions on the mythology.
My muse hides in blank pieces of paper and mercilessly plays hide and go seek with me...but when I finally find her, she always has a present ready.
I had to make a little something when I noticed it was going to be be 1000!!! Wow, what an awesome 7 months it has been! Thank you all for inspiring me to create <3
-I think I forgot to unplug the iron.
-You take your clothes to the dry cleaners, remember?
-Oh. It’s the computer then. I must’ve left it on.
A rap song i wrote and recorded to Dan The Automator's "Collage Song". Acapella Version also available. Enjoy! PEACE.
“OMG, a lion!!”
“Where! Where! I don’t see him!”
“Then you must be blind!! He is right in front of us!!”
“OMG, I see him!! He is so big!!”
“He looks hungry!!”
“What do we h...
Haven't put anything up in a while but I hope you guys like this!
So here's a little video explaining the character collaboration, sorry for the awkwardness of the video...I'm a little awkward...and British...which seem to go hand in hand for some reason. Anyway, at least you know I'm not a computer program!
As again, if i have forgotten to resource you please let me know :)
Boy this track gave me Hell but I finished it. If anyone's interested i can upload the instrumental part.
Intro: the road less traveled on
All alone I'm on this road all by myself and
All I have is my heart to guide me and lead the way
left right right left this is not an easy road to follow
yield stop yield stop turn around that's what you'll hear people say so
with one foot in front of the other I will go on
If I start to falter I will think of this song
It may take me a good while since this path is long
I wil keep on going since stopping feels so wrong
If you feel like joining me well then come along
if we start to falter we will think of this song.
Heroic Knight: Any coins needed to cross this bridge gatekeeper?
Dodgy Gatekeeper: No. None. Just sign this pledge.
Heroic Knight: Hang on, I thought you said t...
Nagasaki Circus was my experiment with marionettes. The short film was a collaboration between three street performers. Me, an animator-turned-street artist, Lee Zimmerman, a self-depricating puppeteer, and Martin Ewen (also known as "Lurk"), a surreal, cynical, stilt-walking mime who dances on air. This story was an entry in his travel journals. A real day-in-the-life of a cynical, stilt-walking mime.
See his real-life dancing on this behind-the-scenes video: http://youtu.be/Pczi2Qa0iXc
So, this was the collaborative result of three artists in 2007.
I hope you like it. Do what you will with it. Sock it to me.
Sincerely, Rachel Peters.
Real Frank Sammy Dean like... lol
......No Idea What im doing, just messing about on after effects.
I think this is the fastest I have ever written/recorded a song!
kouralilly challenged me to adapt one of her writings into a song...I was really inspired by her "...tiny story" piece, and I adapted the words into French.
So, kouralilly, I present to you...a tiny story about a broken heart <3
Thank you for inspiring me...it was like a flash of lightning!
La rue de l'amour // The street of love
Est plain de clotures // is full of fences
Pour trouver sees bras // and to find his arms
Il les faut surmonter // I have to overcome them
Mais le vent dans les arbres // but the wind in the trees
Peut cacher mon secret // can hide my secret
[Tu me manque // I miss you]
Je jeux pas outlier // I can't forget you
Sa voix comme l'eau // His voice, like water
Murmurait mon nom // whispered my name
J'attendait les echos // I awaited the echoes
Mais j'attendait en vain // but I waited in vain
Les larmes dans mes yeux // the tears in my eyes
A brouille ma mémoire // have clouded my memory
Et mon coeur, il meurt de chagrin // and my heart is broken and dying
La void dans ma tete // the voice in my head
Demande que je l'ecoute // begs me to listen
Mais la void de mon coeur // but the voice in my heart
Nie la vérité // denies the truth
Que toi mon amour // that you, my love,
Tu reviendras plus // will not come back
[Tu me manques // I miss you]
Et je te dois outlier // And I have to forget you
Tes bras sont le chemin // Your arms are the way
Pour trouver le soleil // to find the sun
Mais dans ces ombres // But in these shadows
Je dois habiter // I must live
Mais le vent dans les arbres // but the wind in the trees
Peut cacher mon secret // can hide my secret
[Tu me manque // I miss you]
Je peux pas oublier // I cannot forget
my attempt to animate the scene here, do you guys like it?
TURN OFF YOUR SPEAKERS! (if you don't want to hear traffic noise, "atchoum" from me, "bêêêê" from the sheep, and music that came from the barn...)
This is your fire star, Kouralilly!
At the first shot, I took several pictures, but it blews a bit, so fire was going everywere and I wasn't able to capture the star shape. The one I use as icon is the best of 42 pictures I took. And I'm not a photograph... so I decided to take a video! And it allows you to see fire movements!
But I was perched at the top of a stool, without any tripod, so the image is moving... Maybe I should try it again and fix my camera if anyone would like to use it in accelerate for remix.
If anybody has new fire challenge for me, I'm ready for it!
A remix of the RE: Love conversation between RegularJOE and Mr. & Mrs. Graceless during the 2011 Fall Formal.
Last year I was asked to make a short for a film festival, and the interesting thing about this particular fest was the film could only be 1 minute long… I ended up only having 2 days to come up with the idea, make it, and send it off. So I cut together a short using old family footage… with a bit of a dark twist.
Anyway, what intrigued me about this was trying to tell a compelling story within 1 minute - something that could linger in the viewer’s mind. I like that one minute can either feel very long or very short, depending on what the filmmaker chooses to do with it…
I thought this might be interesting to include on Hit Rec cause so many people on here create all sorts of miniature sized stories.
Oh and yeah, that’s me at the start running around with a pair of underpants on my head…
The result of a comment about a bunny in an owl suit made by chuchu for sojushots' illustration.
I happened to have been making bunnies for my niece ;)
He did a good job being the actor dog I will train him to be.
I wrote a dance song. So... Dance.
I've got arms. I've got legs and I've got an ass that I can shake. shake shake shake shake shake shake shake shake!
You got lips. You got hips. you got a really pretty face. shake shake shake shake shake shake shake shake!
We got bodies. we got time and we're both really drunk on wine. Shake shake shake shake shake shake shake shake!
blah blah blah blah blah blah blah BLAH blah blah! shake shake shake shake shake shake shake shake!
I heard Expoobident's audio RECord (feat. Pamagotchi on vocals) on the recent Regularity, and I felt those tride and true REmixing urges REsurfacing...
I looked up the RECord, and after a having a listen, I felt there were changes, to both the sound and arrangement, that I felt would amplify the immense potential of this RECord.
So, rather than waste precious time figuring out a way to critique the changes in words, I did what I'm much better at, which is to act upon the changes myself.
Ultilizing the audio stems, provided by Expoobident and Pamagotchi, I went to work - REworking the arrangement, slowing the development without giving up the pace, REmixing and REarranging the sounds, all with Pam's magneficent voice carrying it, guiding it home.
So put on your good headphones, turn up your speakers, dance your heart out, and enjoy.
Instrumentation - Expoobident
Vocals - Pamagotchi
REmix arrangement & production - meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
(this REmix contains only samples from the RECords resourced)
For you monsters who are really wealthy
And whose lives are pretty much set
Then the most sought after luxury
Is to have a homo sapien as a pet
I have a thing for sci-fi rap, so I remixed Grammer's acapella from "Dream Girl" and rearranged his lyrics to go with the remix I did of nalonpatrick's "burrow" instrumental.
When I finished colouring these, I looked at it and thought that it could be brain waves, like each color were a thinking in our mind. What a mess! But, anyway, maybe useful for some background.
“You think I’m schizophrenic.”
“Not necessarily schizophrenic, but maybe somewhere along those lines. These, your writings--”
give me all the flickering lights!
tiny specs of fluttering rays
and city glitters shimmering
but only from far away.
i want them all it's an addiction
i want the christmas lights buried in snow
and the blips in science fiction
films from years ago.
give me all the night sky's twinkling sprinkles
and the red pulsing eyes
on tvs that standby
fading, flirting in and out
like a game of cat and mouse.
bits of foil in the distance
blowing kisses from the sun to me and
showing no resistance to the photons
that consistently pass notes on
from one lover to the other
like cupids tiny brothers.
give me all the flickering lights.
light every candle and wave every phone
glinting and bleeping and
imprintining glowing circuses
that linger while I'm sleeping.
an orchestra of weeping light
swan singing like star crossed choirs
who play themselves to me
In response to Marke's request, here is a pattern that could possibly be used on the back of the paper doll cutouts. I set it up so that it could be made seamless without too much difficulty (by someone a little better at photoshop than me!) I messed with editing it a little bit, but than it started looking kind of hokey, so I thought I would just post the original instead.
When I saw this short by VincentMarshall this afternoon, I knew I had to try my hand at giving it an edit. The music is by Madrond101 and it lined up fairly well with the video, but I'm open to suggestions on that and anything else!
Unedited short film, don't have the software to edit myself. Feel free to do so and enjoy.
Perhaps it was the grueling hours of play or the fact that his mother had recently purchased him a pet duck. Whatever it was, Timmy never could have guessed that one day the Teddy Bears would revolt.
I was playing around in After Effects and thought I'd chuck in some shadow characters... Normally I would take my time with a character like the Lux and see what else I could add to it, but what I do like about this is the constant blurriness. I added in some heavy vignette blurs which, for me, seems to suit the shadow characters. I like the idea of the shadow world they live in to have a slight haze/blur to it.
If you want, please take this and add some cool dramatic music and sound fx (I imagine the Lux sounds like constant crackling electricity).
And her trusty camera! :) Emma, the hair is reddish brown, but for some reason isn't really showing up in the pic ;)
(See what you started, Joab!!)
Oh man, I've been dreaming of this shot for awhile. Went over to my friends to do a little gardening and did a video for her job, and then i set my tripod up and jumped. I'm going to do this again with a higher frame rate and some like fancy floaty clothes or some weird something, something soon.. who knows. ANY IDEAS of things you'd like to see jumping in mid air? So happy its warm out.
I like to post this kind of stuff, because you never know what people could remix this in/to
Loved this track that was featured by Mad_Dev, check out his stuff, its all pretty fun and different from the usual HR fodder.
maybe ill add this to liz's emotions collab - SO HAPPY/FREE BIRD emotion.
I made this piece (with text on the banner) for another project, and I thought removing the text would be a perfect way for this to have a lot of reMIXing possiblity on hitRECord.
A watercolor and colored pencils illustration on clayboard, details then scratched out with scratchboard tools.
Even if you don't like the content of the RECord, it is high-res with a lot of great color and texture you can extract for remixes. Be sure to Download to see the fine details.
I love this poem by wirrow (and I'm so happy he did his own voice over for it:) I had to put some music with it and this piece by megancarnes fit perfectly.
I'm going to work on a video for this, but I hope other people do as well. It lends itself PERFECTLY to visuals and I'm sure we have the REsources:)
This is my remix of "things, a tiny tune" by eaneikciv. I hope you enjoy!
Since I saw this drawing made by themetafictionist I knew that I have to do a remix with this, so I play a little bit with the colors and textures and I added some space background and this is the result, hope you guys like it!!!!!
So, love love the remix Roboj did of Ravens. Loved the video that tagooey cut to it using a bunch of my footage. Love the original song by metaphorest and is that albert singing along as the dude?(morning hallows!!!)
All the talk about feminism and femininity lately and women's rights and what it is to be a woman ... got me thinking. I probably shot 3 different versions of this, and the putting it together was only indicitive of what it was after i shot it. As it is when you shoot/are in something. I did one take with full make up, and then another more masucline coloring. I often have played male roles, almost as many roles as I've played as a female. One side of my face looks more feminine the other half looks more masculine, as i've noticed from getting my picture taken for a job.
I think when we are young women we take on this more masculine role to protect ourselves, when we become mothers we soften, and experience our femininity in true form. I also think that in context with this song, this confusion amoung young women is a balance, it can confuse us and sadden us and leave us feeling all alone, lost in our gender.
The male and female voices in this song, work so beautifully together. I attempted to sing along to the man parts for the masucline version and the main part for the feminine version. thats why the mouth is all over the place.
I feel like its always a balance, with depression and with gender. We always have to figure out our own balance.
When i layed the two over one another, i really liked the dimension it created. So i took the task of key framing every other frame.. it was like.. finger breaking work. Was thinking of uploading the raw files separated in a zip folder if requested. I'll do it if you ask or If I'm bored one day.
So i guess for now, i'm all about recording myself doing something on camera and cutting it to music and uploading it now.... its'cool. I'm cool with that. its fun for me, and maybe you can use it.
She sits in her garden night after night
Wishing she may and wishing she might
Find her sweet lover who was stolen away
By a base human princess with her warp...
There are two ways that humans can enter Monster City without being in danger of becoming a meal. They must enter into slavery as a monster's pet, or they must wear a very cleaver monster disguise. Along with the disguise they must rub the juice of the monster berry on their skin to cover up the human scent. Once a human has entered in disguise they must tread very lightly. Most monsters don't trust humans, and the carnivorous monsters pay top dollar for prime cuts of human meat. Pet owners must take great care to protect their human pets from thieves.
*Thanks for the images soju and elayne! We need someone to illustrate the monster berry so we can use it in stories and developing this concept :)
An expanded version of Waltz of the Freaks: Act II for Edward Shallow's sweet-tooth collab.
I am suffering from a suffocating lack of artistic inspiration these days, hahaha, it's not the first time and it will not going to be the last one, anyway, this is coming back very slow but I am getting there, so here you have, another remix for the shadows collab and that will be a part of my Shadows project! :)
When I saw the last 2 records made by sojushots, it kind of remind me to Lea daniel's work, so I decide to make a remix using both hitrecorder's work and 2 other records from Wirrow and belcath! I hope you all like this!!!!
I don't like it when your side of the bed stays cold,
When your scent fades away and your days are untold,
When the laundry basket is hungry for some of your clothes,...
missamerica recorded a nice tune so all I did was re-record it with few minor changes to make it a full song. Do check the original though.
(A better-sounding remastered version can be found in the results)
When I first heard this instrumental by tooantuh, this weird little tune (accompanied by these weird little lyrics) popped into my head. I didn't plan to record it at first, but the thing got stuck in my head for 2 months. So I eventually gave up and recorded it. And then I didn't plan to share it. But now it seems that I am. So... yeah.
[*Listen with headphones, if possible*]
Her mother called her Ted
After the milkman
(It was her fault he's dead)
And she was never understood
Never in the mood
Never had the money
For a private jet
(or drinks, or food)
ADDED WAY MORE OF YOU!!! As of today, I have added all current howlers to the mix, as well as boosted some levels and tweeked some timing issues. Feel free to keep howling though! I don't mind making new mixes. In fact, I look forward to it. As for me I will continue to work on the mix and instrumentation as I await your barbaric yawps.
Had a spontaneous moment chatting online with Johhny Clyde (http://hitrecord.org/users/Johnnyclyde) about education, career path, music, networking, and story telling through composition.
So I leave you with an impromptu soundscape about winter and hibernation. All of life enters a mode of hibernation as it braces for winter and hardships. The will to survive solidifies resolve as crystalline structures emerge to brace winter's whipping winds along the landscape. Freezing, thawing, dripping, blowing, shimmering, chaotic. A slow and steady pulse stabilizes as life surrenders to a state of suspended animation.
Thank you Wirrow for introducing me to riceboy sleeps. It completely turned my musical direction around for the time being. This is obviously just practice.
I've been planning on re-recording this and making it better for a while now. Glad I finally did it. Hope you guys like this version :)
I hope you don't mind me making this Soju. When I read your "getting personal" record I couldn't get this out of my head. Just so we are even about the bird legs thing. I am blind in one eye and when I don't wear lenses not only can I not see, but my right eye goes cross :)
A Story about Forgotten Car Keys and The Time Flux Elevator
The heavens had opened up and the rain was plummeting do...
This might be my favorite day on HitRECord ever! It's so inspiring to hear everyone's thoughts on feminism and dissecting the feminist themes in this version of LRRH.
I really like LilacAmy11's thoughts on LRRH and sexuality. Although this particular telling of the tale focuses more on Little Red's triumph over someone who meant her harm, there is a definite sexual undertone in story. The red hood, the charming wolf, etc. Originally it was a cautionary tale to dissuade young girls from embracing their sexuality.
I like this new tale where the woman is empowered to make her own decisions. If she wants to go frolic with a wolf, so be it. She's the one holding the knife.
some light entertainment (vid. circa 2008)