Hullo, Beautiful People!
I wasn't going to do a reREC for the week, as I didn't really give as many hearts as I normally do (shame on me), but then... well, I had one of my homemade brownies (no, not those kind of brownies), and suddenly I wanted to do one.
Short & Sweet for posterity's sake, if nothing else, then!
This week's reREC's include:
1. When Stars Align by screamingcolor. It reminds me of something that should be played in the background for a commercial for... a seriously badass video game, anime, or an animation of a traveler (?!). I like putting it on loop, and just letting my mind drift :)
2. Hole in the World by pamagotchi. reREC'd by a lot of folks last week, but I discovered it late. So sassy! I thought it could be fun to try to find & edit some old public domain footage for this down the line, to serve as a visual & give it more flesh.
3. Untitled by Madrond101. There is something almost unbearably good about this piece-- for me, it is about air and earth, in a similar way that Johnnyclyde & PASIV (for example!) so beautifully "write" water. I've listened to this on loop, thinking it was the soundtrack for something I'd already watched, but nope (not yet!).
1. Sing it Softly by TaraMarie. With the very excellent song by Metaphorest & PASIV serving as a soundtrack, I really like the various hand & water shots in this, as well as the overall texture of the footage, which I thought could be used/incorporated into something else. I am particularly fond of the ultra-split-second shot of the school room chairs (1:26).
2. Vision by Mr. Green. This encourages your brain to find a story within the story, with a rather fascinating series of shots/footage and colour/textures. And Oh Look (shiny!), -- more chairs!
3. Vinyl Video 02 by Anita. For whatever reason, the last 5 seconds of this video are what I like the most. The first time I watched it, I thought she left a thumbprint on the record. I watched it again, and I thought "Oh, maybe not." I thought the simplicity of the movement could be useful for something, down the line.
4. RE: Cities "Escape from Bushwick" by JerrieWight. I really, really liked this footage. There are so many spectacular shots to incorporate into... well, you name it. So, I thought I disliked New York (don't hate on me, I have a few perfectly good reasons for it)... but now? Not so sure. This is my kind of neighborhood, and I wouldn't have known it existed without the footage (so, Thank You!).
1. On the Run by SnickerSnack. Oh man, talk about wanting to see more! Holy Crap, I adore this type of work sooo much. I mostly suck at penning anything sci-fi, but there must be somebody out there who could come up with a short story for this (as politely requested). Or a Tiny Story? An incorporated background? :)
2. JAC-44 by jsonclite. What...? Ahh, I love photos like this, because it's truly up to the imagination of viewer to decide what's going on in the image. I heard music a la Bach's "Partita No. 2 in D Minor" in my head.
1. Bear Spring Mountain... by SparksOverEmbers. The images to tell the story came clearly to mind... rather like a Tiny Story illustration.
2. Lord of the Field by Lawrie_Brewster. aaaah! Love the writing style. Plenty of visuals. Good for a voiceover. Wonderful to read, for getting your brain juicy.
3. Stardust & Ashes by Vedder. Ahhh, such passion in his writings! I had visions of war in my head, as I read this, with Clint Mansell-ish music playing. I loved this part the most:
"Join the stardust and ashes by lighting fires
And burning matches,
Or we could unite once again and become one.
We could throw away the gift and burn like the sun,
Or combine our minds and atoms as we did at first.
Before there ever was an earth.
Before the dust and elements.
Before the hate and battlements.
When we were just stardust and ashes."
And now... I must dash away to find some other mischief to get into. So that's not it, but that's it for me.
Cheers & Happy RECording!
A remix of two seriously awesome RECords...!
This came out a bit Bob Dylan ^_^
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
This record player is in a quite dark shelf and the lighting is difficult, but I tried my best ;)
Here is a RE: Cities ive been working on for a little while, its sort of a rough cut and I may upload a more fine tuned one later. Enjoy!
Today, I drove the Catskills in the pouring rain,
From ashes to ashes, dust to dust,
This saying is familiar to us,
For it has meaning beyond the surface.
In the great cosmos we were made,<...