while i don't personally celebrate christmas (happy hanukkah, all :)), i love the christmas spirit!
it seemed like a good day to put together my first re-rec album!
happy holidays to all - no matter what you celebrate!
keep up the amazing create!
and have a wonderful new year!
Well - ONE YEAR. AROUND HERE :-) I joined in the early hours of December 25th, 2010. However, if you check "joined", it will show - half the time - 24th and the other half - 25th. So... Blah! MERRY CHRISTMAS, y'all!!! (I won't be here tomorrow)
The robot wanted to be able to love
Loneliness was tearing him apart
On Christmas eve he wrote a letter
Asking Santa to bring him a heart...
I thought I would post this little sample of some laughs I started playing around with. You can still contribute laugh tracks to the collab! The more I have to work with the better!
PS: I know I spelled "achievable" wrong. I wrote it forever ago and I've had it ever since...couldn't bear to replace it, even with corrected spelling. :D It's my daily prayer.
I did the same REmix I did for the HRradio logo, but I change the dial to be tunned to 11.11 as per Todd's request :)
"Her heart was lighter in the shine of the stars. She released the balloon into the darkness, from whence it came".
That is my line up above but feel free to add your own or help me make this picture better! I drew this with colored pencils and I had no idea what I was doing because I usually paint, actually. I am forced to abandon painting for the time being. Eventually, I will do some paintings when I can and post those too. But I think it turned out ok ...
Story behind the picture I drew: Yesterday, someone told me to not "get my hopes up". I am sick of hearing this from people. My Doctor told me the same thing just last week. Just not in those exact words ... Well, I am not faulting him because he was telling the truth. But someone told me not to get my hopes up on my dreams. And that is just a no no ... This is my response to all those nay sayers out there.
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!
we're there... almost.
We are still trying to iron out a few problems but are now ready to offer you a beta. If you would like to have a listen just choose the link below for your me...
Don't know if this is useful, but Cameron wanted some more stoic-like faces and stuff for the remix. Or maybe this can be used for something else.
The hi-res version of this had an error D:
I am working on some city/signs footage also. Should be up in a few days.
I was searching for some samples to just play around with, and Ryan Patrick suggested this beautiful recording of Metafictionist singing "Dans Un Bois Solitaire." So I started glitching it a bit, testing it out, seeing what we could do. This RECord (1.1) contains some sample glitches/arrangement, followed by beat samples without vox, followed by acapella vox glitches. I'd love to see some things added, even different drums, instruments and vocals layered in. I'm really open to letting this one organically develop. Let's see where this one goes! (PS: I read up on my translations from the French and I tried to glitch in appropriate ways...but if I jacked something up in French, please let me know so I can try something new.)
JeffPeff took this photo at the party after SNL.
Back when he was twice my size, dan used to throw me high enough above our grandparents' pool to pull a whole back tuck before my feet hit the water again.
The young boy looked around the table, grinning at all his friends sitting around him.
The mother looked in on her son's private party, seeing nobody at the table except for the most...
regularJOE calls himself the “director” of hitRECord, but it would be equally apt to title him its “curator.” From the Latin curatus, suggesting “c...
Raw EX3 Footage from the Center Aisle Camera, hitRECord FALL FORMAL, October 10th, 2011
The rhyming creation myth by wirrow and Metaphorest. I tweaked the words just a little, and my draft of the text is resourced below. And here I recorded a reading of it. There's already been lots of great readings of this poem, and I hope there are more to come. I think it might be cool to mix a grand multitude of voices together to tell this story.
The next thing that probably ought to happen is for visual artists to start drawing specific parts. Pick a stanza you like, or even just one line and turn it into any sort of image. Maybe pretty soon we could have a bit of a storybook slideshow going, which is usually an important step in big animation projects.
Yes, I had a eureka moment abou the orchestration for Strawberry Bootlaces. So listen... and download.
The conducted click track
If you want to play the orchestra part with the piano track, you can, just take measures 5-12 (the main melody) and play them at half time, so quarters become eighths, and so forth. Do the same with the melody at the end (mm 27 -36). All the other measures are aligned...
Wow. So this awesome.
First, hey Joe. Glad you like the piece. I accept your challenge. And from the looks of things, Day has already uploaded a reading. So, I’ll start working on that straightway. And Day, it’s not merely the mic or music, it’s your superb writing and performance... And the accent :) Can’t wait to hear the next one... can you feel that pressure, isn’t it great. LOL
To everyone else, thanks for the lovely comments. Here’s to life, love and music... live long and prosper... so forth and so one... TotallyJamie, I too could also go for some Strawberry Bootlaces right now... Twizzler’s in America?
...Now about Strawberry Orchestrated.
I listened to Strawberry last night before I went to bed and when I woke up I knew what I wanted to do with the orchestra. This was before I read that Joe want’s it orchestrated. So, I will warn you that the timing is quite different from the piano version. It doesn’t sync to Day’s performance in the same way, as I took the liberty of a conductor, changing the paces to serve the melodies. Besides, I think the piano works best for Day’s monologue anyway, as it doesn’t get in the way. The orchestra version would be in the same movie, but different a scene? I could get it to sync, but it would take some time... maybe I’d thin it out too, so its not as dominant. Thoughts?
Either way, Jo. I haven’t seen the MMM movie. But Imma check out. You wouldn’t happen to have a direct link (I’m still learning to navigate hitrecord.com)?
still not quite happy with it but it's getting there... working on the timing and quality of the audio.
Once Kestrel mentioned the idea of the poppies looking like fairy dresses, I couldn't get it out of my brain. So the title is stolen from her.
I teach English Lit at a small-ish university. This year, my foundational learning outcome for my first-year intro lit class was: "Let them leave the class knowing that art is ALIVE." ...
it's said that in relative comparison to the lifespan of the universe, i am but a blink of just one of its many eyes.
furthermore, i've reason to believe that in the grand scale of t...
In the pale light of midnight I tried to take flight
But my wings were too weak and the stars were too bright
So I waited a week til the winter winds b...
because I've been aching to do something designy & fun.
also maybe because I secretly want two hitRECorders to fall in love so there will be a hitRECord wedding. because i think that would be amazing. :)
the fonts are Bebas & Edwardian Script. Apologies for any non-centering/other wonky-ness, I have crappy computer programs.
I've been meaning to show my mom GarageBand for a long time. When we were hanging out on my birthday a few nights ago, it seemed a good time. We made a little ditty. Then Major Tom made this great stop-motion animation to it, which I just cut up a bit, et voilà.
When my mom and I sat down to RECord something, we didn't know what story we were going to tell. We just sang a little something. And now it's turned into this. I love when that happens.
This picture is a memory , when I was in Paris. The place was really normal , without movement, and in one second, the atmosphere changed , I had the time to take this moment. A bird dance.
The critic stared into the blank white abyss,
Wondering if there was something he had missed.
Shortened to the first two lines, as per the suggestion of cat-cat & DianeFT! =)
I am not a writer. At least, I don't think of myself in that way. When I try to write- actually sit down and try to think of something to say-I usually get stuck. I will dig deep down and try to...
it's been a while since I did a drawing for a tiny story. InkedCanvas' was just too lovely to resist.
at some point soon I'll finish the rest of the things on my to-do list
This song of Ryan Patrick's is funny and sad at the same time! I had to do a rendition. haha. Merry Christmas!
When I drove off in the morning with my coffee mug on top of the car, I realized I had too much on my mind.
When I put some dirty socks in the bathroom medicine...