i'm thankful for the sunlight,
and the clothing on my back.
i'm thankful for my husband,
(and yes i do mean that).
i'm thankful for my children,
that i get to watch them grow.
i'm thankful for the days gone by,
and for things i've come to know.
i'm thankful for my home
and for the roof above my head,
i'm thankful for dirty dishes,
that mean my family's been fed.
Music is by two seconds away, downloaded via their Free Music Monday podcast on iTunes.
Piano music at end of clip is from Garage Band Loops.
Words are written by Metaphorest.
Photo as icon was taken by me.
Sorry about the voice quality, my microphone was not working.
Since it made it to the UK, I can now finally show it to you ;o)
I finished it 2 days ago but had to keep it a secret until Lydia recieved it.
Lydia asked me to make this and I know she was hoping I could send it over so she could make something with it and then send it back.
Now she gets to keep it forever and ever. ;o)
Oh, I need to thank librarygirl6! ;o)
You are a wizarding GENIUS! I CANT SAY THANK YOU ENOUGH! THANK YOU THANK YOU TJREWKIUV ghqtfwcqhrqU ASODUNZCXDSBEWfqfdf sacecgjdsr AHHHHHH!
Now Playing on Mirtle's Theater is "They Made Their Own Mask"
~talented twins go to the theater for auditions
~they get the main role to be played during the summer
~and they know what they want to do in the future
My second illustration for Scarlet's tiny story. I stumbled over via's awesome folder of victoriana this morning and just had to remix some of it immediately.
Hi Guys! First, I want to say thanks to all the hitrecorders that sent me videos and Vo's for my collab, as I told you, I was asking for this contributions because I wanted to do something nice for all of you, and here it is, it's a video with music, your Vo's and videos and some illustrations and videos about Xmas, I hope you all like this!
I'll be out of internet from December 26 to January 1rst! So, I am going to make this week re recs and the other one and then I'll be out from 26 and I'll be back again at HR until January 2nd, so Merry Xmas to all and Happy New Year! Love you all! It's been a fantastic year at HR and I hope the next one will be the same or better to all of us! :o)
I used this two videos that are in the public domain:
Fireplace, public domain
Aluminum Christmas Tree 2, public domain
Love ya all,
Well, you all know that I love to add colors to the black and white drawings, and since I saw this one, I knew that I have to do something with this! So I decide to make a remix, I hope you all like this!
Cerebis and SFBakstad have provided resource material for hundreds of videos on the site. They are both hugely generous and talented. Their wonderful body of work stands alone as well, as a being incorprated into others projects.
I've decided to add this catagory to the existing ones, hope you don't mind Gaby:)
Non-traditional snowflakes. Really, they're just old random doodles I'm calling snowflakes in honor of what's outside right now. Think about how every single snowflake is unique and then think about how many individual snowflakes just fell out of the sky recently. That is art, freely and publically shared, on a mind-boggling scale.
This is elayne's line work, which I liked very much, and I felt totally impelled to try putting some colour with it. And I'm really hoping it comes out ok!
She disguised her graceful face with her hair, the air rings true
As her thoughts are clouded in shredded doubt, her dress of blue clings, her heart sings
The music note ...
A song i wrote some time ago.
I am leaving now, if you care. I just don't see the point nowhere, anymore. I'll leave it all behind, and see where it goes from there. Walking out that door showed me how I'll miss you forever, you know I'll never let it go. Because there is no point in leaving.
A vocals-only Christmas song that needs some help! It's 72bpm. Music it up? Pleeease? (Ps. Not sure bout this one)
Well it’s frightful outside
In the snow so we’ll hide
In our little lovenest by the fire
In a blanket for two
Nothing I’d rather do
Than cosy up for christmas with you
Bells are ringing and they’re singing
Let them carol away in the cold
For the whole winter through
Sleigh ridin snow sliding
That’s not for me
I’ll sit by the fire with a warm cup of tea
Well the winter winds wail
Round the treetops turned pale
From the icy cold breath of the moon
Snuggled up safe and warm
I could want nothing more cos I’m
Cosied up for Christmas with you
Merry Christmas Sherb! I thought who better than you to express what Christmas really means. Hope you enjoy:)
Two versions, with a completely reversed meaning in the second one.
Ah, the joy of a purposeful. Pause.
Loved the story. Definitely aiming for the silly side on this one. Fun!
before leaving his daughter home alone, he handed her a bag.
"here," he said. "if anyone comes in, shoot them."
she took the bag quietly, and kissed his cheek as he turne...
It was almost 10:30pm and Ryan had just about all but given up for the night. Lying in bed listening to The Shins serenade him to sleep Ryan lay on top of blankets wondering why he even believed...
Here is another song I wrote in the theme of "Forever Alone." I think I'm gonna release an E.P. called "Forever Alone." Haha.
This song has a lot of room for growth and additional instrumentation and maybe some harmonies and such. REMIX!!!
NEVER DERP BEFORE YOU HERP.
To be honest, I just thought Metaphorest's "Wolves are so hip right now" would make a good body type for the Turnip man and the head on the turnip man done in adhgraphicdesigns "Turnip Head in a Different Light (tiny story & REmix)" fit with the frame extremely well in my estimation. I liked how it look so, I plunked them together and posted it on here. Hope people find it an enjoyable combination. Cheers!
I was inspired by MERYLtastic's A New Earth Visual Poem, where she did something very similar to this, where the poem is shaped to a globe. She said to freel free to play around, and I have played with fonts and colour! The closer to the end of the poem you get, the more diverse the fonts are, although I don't know how well that comes across.
And of course, I couldn't have done it without the transcription!
UPDATE 10th Jan 2012:
I'm going to go ahead and contribute this to the New Earth Typography collab started by RegularJoe. I know this RECord isn't what he was asking for (i.e. it's not separate lines to be used individually as titles) but because it is typography, it seemed appropriate, somehow. Maybe it will foster ideas? Or help in some way? At any rate, I thought it couldn't hurt.
Merry Christmas metafictionist!!! I wanted to remix one of your records for your present and I fell in love with this tiny story. I hope you like it!
Finals week sucks. People come up with all kinds of silly ways to get around staying in the library all night and pretending to study. At Columbia, we kill time by making it sound like we're all killing each other! Hence, Primal Scream.
This is the story of a survivor.
Here I sit
toasty and warm
the back burner girl
He has someone
they always do
but they keep me tied
afraid to move
I could ...
this is part of a collection i'm starting to develop.. feel free to continue it if you like.
(the theme is to decontextualize famous people's hair)
Cam asked for more shots of faces for his and a new earth video. Well, the easiest person I have access to is Stella. I thought perhaps having a baby would give some variety too. And it can be used for any necessary baby footage for anything else.
I was going to edit this down, put it in black and white, etc. but I thought leaving it raw would allow for more possibilities.
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.
GIMMIE THE BEEF
This is really just a sketch of what it could be! I like the idea of taking real world images and people and putting them into it. The peice itself almost feels like building up an army of soldiers of hope. Please feel free to re-edit and/or film some stuff for it! :D I really like dreamy type stuff. That would work well for this! So if you are good with effects or coolio stuff like that, it would all help climax.
Here is the 2.1 version with much more narrative! http://hitrecord.org/records/600521
And here is 2.2 versioned with more footages! http://hitrecord.org/records/620712
"The scientist had a lab..."
This is my Secret Santa gift for Emma Conner. I decided to remix her great tiny story, Standing Out. about George the Gnome. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Emma!
since you've been grown
we spend most of our time apart
99% more or less
but you're 100% in my heart
and that 99% contains the memories
Happy Christmas ElspethKoktavi! Here is your "Secret Santa" gift. I decided to animate one of your tiny stories. Hope you like it. :)
through the trees came a breeze like a whisper
and I thought I heard raindrops reply
but thunder soon censored their discourse
Here's a cheery(?) illustration to get you in the Christmas mood! Based on a wonderful tiny story by sinnamin. Oh, and.. this is my 100th RECord. :)
good tidings we bring, to you and your kin. <3
there might be a more rendered edition coming up, but it all depends on how well my paper holds up to water colours. :/
Another REmix of msmeganonymous' grandmother's sketches from the 1940's. I love all of them so much <3
The man on Walnut is howling. He has been for the past 6 weeks. On his porch, barefoot, in long johns that end halfway down his ankles, and a plain white t-shirt. The neighborh...
Another character that i thought i would drop off into the hitrecord carehome.
I tried to recreate an aged pilot. He used to sale the skys but is now resigned to the ground. Drawn with a vacant look on his face. He's loosing what was once his and his alone, memories. The skys he once called 'home' and clouds he once called 'friend', are leaving him for greener pastures.
He was used to doing Hammerheads,
As the enemy cried for mummy,
But the only Barrel Rolls the aviator sees now
Are those that protrude from his tummy.
Morelli walked along the dusty carpets towards the entrance of the once grand circus. And as he pulled back the curtains he saw Fred and Ted, the siamese twins who simultaneously swallowed...
For Ryan Patrick's collab. My footage is pretty craptastic so sorry in advance and i tried to stay off camera as much as i could since i feel this is about the writing the records and not me per say and also cause i would look like i let myself go (no make-up, wearing my glasses but hey i'm on vacay :) thanks to everyone who hearted and commented because yall really helped. i handwrote my memory book because my printer is down but i think i like it as its neat. happy holidays and hoping for a good next year.
Merry Christmas, aimeecanto!
I hope you like it! <3
(Those trees are definitely brighter than they're supposed to be... I think it's okay once you download the image.)
The boy's shadow whispered to him beneath the sunlight, "You see, you're really not so small."
(I think this illustration from Danah is perfect for this tiny story by blbest)
monkeychow, the last week we were talking about the Secret Santa and that you wasn't able to participate, and I told you that probably Santa was going to send you a gift, so here it is, I am your not so "secret" santa, hehehe, I made a little video for you, I hope you like it, Merry Xmas and Happy New year!
Happy Holidays to my Secret Santee, belcath1981! I love your graphics but I'm terrible with computer programs so I drew a Christmas-y picture for you, instead. Hope you have a fantastic holiday season and that 2012 will be a year to remember!!!
The painted girl runs, small feet sent flying,
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.
Time doesn't heal wounds and can't really fly at all
So instead of stale sayings, remember the striking memories
Love is not a battlefield and it doesn...
So, I wrote these sappy lyrics about Christmas a week or so back, and I figured I would try and turn them into a song...so tadah! Christmas power pop! Used MeganCarnes' wonderful "Float Away" instrumental.
Dedicated to you all: thank you for your constant love and encouragement. I wish you all Happy Holidays and all the best for the year to come! Let's make it a cracker <3
I love doing comic strip cut-outs, and I thought that the Turnip Head story would lend itself well to this medium. Everyone's turnip man character concepts have been great so far, so I worked with a few of them - combining rinku726's character with the car from thefuture's illustrations. And I couldn't have done it without mirtle's illustration of the jeering children and cat-cat's character sheet!
Oil painting fun.
[Ooo... not the best quality, sorry. I thought my camera would pick it up better... I will have to scan it in, when it dries, so that you can really see the brush strokes and richness.]
and this heart
it only beats for you
and this love
i release is true
for two weeks
i shut myself in
to find a place
i could call home
but there you were
haunting my dreams
would you follow me down
the rabbit hole
if you knew it would take you
somewhere you'd never been
let it call you home...
Today, I drove the Catskills in the pouring rain,
It is a long, difficult crawl from the joys of youth to the advent of maturity. When we finally breach the horizon of adolescence and stare into the expanse that is the real world...
So I hear you like christmas lights and animals, so I wanted to create a nice and happy painting for you!
from your (not so) secret santa :3
an arrangement of carol of the bells, woo! (music is public domain, lyrics aren't, for those who were curious)
happy holidays, flyaway! hope you enjoy! :)
What can I say to my sweet Gaby?
You are so much fun my dear
Nothing you do is shabby
your voice is a delight to hear
lovely, sweet, considerate, ...
When it comes to hearting she's the best
love her for the time she puts in
when does she rest?
a million awards she should win
for the support she...
You probably don't know me
but every Sunday your re-recs I see
So thankful its your choice
to share with us your beautiful voice
and give complime...
Today,December 21, is my hitrecord anniversary,(it's time to celebrate! and I made some cupcakes) I have a lot to say, but I don't want to bore you, so here is a tiny resume about how much i love hitrecord: this year I discovered that, my ideas can go out of my mind and they can refuge in a place called hitrecord. thank you everybody! thanks for all the recommendations, thanks for all the nice remarks, and everything! thank you thank you!
On a sidewalk, the boy and his sister played their music.
A crowd obligingly formed to hear them and were soon
enraptured. They were natural young performers.
Here is a possible profile picture for HRadio. Hope you like it. The font is one I made from my handwriting, and the notes are a REmix of mine. The awesome red radio is artanon's work :)
Just a reminder that I don't mind getting emails if you have a question about something. It is very easy to miss comments, especially on older work. If you put HitRECord in the subject line that would help grab my attention...
I took this photo a few years ago at a place, known as the ruins, on the outskirts of Atlanta. It's an abandoned water plant and a lot of young kids graffiti there. It's not the best shot, but I love the "keeper" like figure that someone added to the open structure.
Your remixes are an utter delight
my franken finger could have been a fright
but in your creative hands
you have made many fans
your remixing is u...
dec 23rd - a tiny doodle, story, advent:
moon looked dreamily upon earth,
"if i had a tail" he thought..
"surely i could pull her closer"