I felt Day Glo hit the nail on the head with one of his takes of "Goblin Ears." I was eager to mix in his voice over and sort of create a first version of this Tiny Film.
The "VO REquest" is resourced below, so anyone can upload their reading. This first version will help provide the timing of some of the visual cues, so it would be best to watch this while doing any readings.
*This is only my second time trying to upload on the site. We'll have to see how it goes, lol. In the event this doesn't load up the way I would like, I'll do additional uploads until I have the material appear in the fasion I deem fit. I'll repost pertinent information from this upload's text as well. If I need to, hopefully I won't need to...*
Hello all! While sifting through the different content on hitRECord I came across the Shadow collab concept we're batting around and it got my brain rolling with ideas. I haven't looked at the hundreds of materials that have already been put online (there's so much everyone has already contributed!). I've always found the best way to make sure an idea gets produced is to just go with it and ask questions later, so that's what I did here. If it ends up that my idea isn't something we could use, oh well, I had fun working on it.
In particular, I had a character concept come to mind. The character is reminiscent of a comic book villain, but I think has enough personality that it could be adapted to another medium. I worked on four pages for a sort of introductory story and have decided I'd like to upload those as well as give some background info on the character.
The antagonist is named "Doctor Crepsla" which is a play on the word 'crepuscular' (of or resembling twilight) and Nikola Tesla (who some would have called a kind of mad scientist, though not necessarily as much so as Crepsla). In a nutshell, Crepsla is a Fauxbeam mad scientist with a purpose. The shadow of a lab-bound scientist, Crepsla has existed perpetually for an inderminate amount of time, isolated from other Fauxbeams as the environment he is in never ceases to be lit and never experiences sunlight or moonlight (think underground bunker). The time he has had to himself has given him much opportunity for contemplation and it appears the perpetuity of his existence has granted him more vigor than normally attributed to the Fauxbeams. He considers his people to be disenfranchised, consigned by fate to exist in an undesirous state, looked down upon by other shadows and unable to inhabit the Shadow World or exist in the true light of the sun. He seeks to change the balance, to revenge his kind on other shadows and even Nature itself.
Using shadow devices created by objects in the laboratory he is in, Crepsla events an apparatus from which he is able to craft a device he calls a "Soal". The Soal is an artificial sun about the size of a coal. In the same way regular shadows are invigorated by the sun, so are Fauxbeams given greater vitality by the Soal. It is his plan, with the help of his fellow Fauxbeams, to wipe the real sun from the sky and replace it with the Soal. Of course a few humans will die - lives sacrificed for the cause. Of course the other shadows will be forever resigned to the Shadow World - serves them right. With Soal in hand, he reaches towards a better and brighter future... for the Fauxbeams!
And, that's it so far. I attached the pages that I managed to finish while doing the little introductory bit for him this weekend. I figured I better put them up now or I may never do so, lol. I hope they load well and that people like them. Obviously, my story has a notable level of scientific impossibility. However, we are talking about sentient shadows so I think I'm well within the limitations of the realm, lol. Please, comment, discuss and collab! Peace!
I Put togethert a little animation for this tiny story here. After watching this I think I'm gonna redo it and tighten up the background a little bit because it looks a little sloppy. But this is a decent first pass. Any other ideas to better this animation?
Also I'll try and upload a higher resolution version next time too.
She could stand for hours with her head full of flowers.
Forgetting care to perfume the night air.
*loved Amber's remix, thought I'd write a little something to go with it.
A little ditty I recorded a while ago but never uploaded. I wanted to create an odd but beautiful harmony and this is what I came up with. 10 tracks of voices, 2 shaker tracks and 2 tracks of drumming (the back of a guitar). Enjoy!
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
Getting to grips with a new mic singing along with another Afroskeleton track <3
I don’t want to leave this body
I’ve grown quite close
To this shell I call my home
Before I was born
Where was I
Was I nothing?
And when I die again?
Will I be born again?
Of everything of nothing
I am pure confusion
A fusion of cells
That I call myself
Am I all myself?
Or are there parts of other things in me and parts of me in other things?
I think there are.
Like stars and dirt
Why does it hurt so much?
When I heard Krrr and Erin's splendid rendition of this, I just had to sing along. It's a little rough, so I can redo or release stems if anyone's interested.
A little experiment in stop motion.
Did something for C.McCarthy's Anxious Dreamer.
The first thing I thought of when I read that tiny story was a hand trying to grab hold of the dreams. Then when I was drawing, I decided I wanted to show the sleeper, as well as her looking out at all her dreams. So I drew two representations of the dreamers.
All the 'dreams' that you see in there are some of the dreams I recall having when I was younger. I counted sheeps and dreamed of sheeps, and always the flying pigs, of castles and magic, and once, a world where love grows on trees and people visited it for.
Wonderful little story, I think. :D
When Mr. Fox comes to visit,
And he's properly fed,
Mom let's him read me a story,
And then put me to bed.
Brook's Magic Kingdom I was delighted to find Brookduckart was my Secret Santa pick. You know how much I love your work ( by how much I remix and recommend it :) ) so it was a great chance to have another look at your records and remix some again. Hope you have a loveky holiday seasonX Marlene
I don't know whether all the different bits actually work together, but I can always upload stems if someone wants to remix a particular part!
Without a doubt, the single most peculiar aspect of my life is the flashing shock so vivid and disturbing that it has stained my conscience into adult...
I was really happy when I knew that you were my Secret Santa, you are always been an amazing Hitrecorder and I really love your work, so I hope you like this little Xmas present that I made for you, I wish for you all the happiness in the world, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
To: crane_crafter From: your secret santa :D
I was thrilled when Kat told me I had crane_crafter's name for Secret Santa, I was immediately inspired by all of her beautiful paper cranes that she makes, and she's such a lovely person too. I hope this little song reaches you in Scotland and makes you smile! Happy holidays!
I also left plenty of room for remixing if anyone would like to add some more instruments or harmonies! or maybe an animation or stop motion film??
I write you a letter on a paper crane
And then I watch it fly away
Across the country, over the sea
A little gift to you from me
I sing you a song to a mockingbird
and watch it fly across the world
I really hope he gets there soon
to sing to you this tiny tune
Do do do doo...
C, G, F, G
ghosts of you are
through the walls and
goodnight sweet princes and princesses,
may flights of angels with umbrellas shield your sacred heads from rain
as you flow sweetly on your way.
our lives will never be the same..
I like to take pictures of ordinary things, like my chandelier that makes these cool shadows. It's almost like there is a face in the ceiling.
I bought you a Thesaurus so you could use it to come up with different ways of telling me you're sorry.
Instead, I use it to find different ways of telling you to get lost.
This fellow called Fred,
Instead of a head,
Had a turnip on top of his neck
And the children would jeer,
For he looked pretty queer,
And the grown-ups would shout ‘bloody heck!’
Twas a troublesome sight,
To go walking at night,
And stumble upon the strange chap
So to stem the surprise,
In shocked onlookers eyes,
Fred fashioned himself a large cap
Then he drove into town,
But with his hat down,
He couldn’t see where he was headed
A terrible crash,
Turned Fred’s head to mash,
Yes, he was most certainly deaded
The moral herein,
Is that one cannot win,
When ashamed of one’s natural quirks
So parade them with pride,
Never hide them inside,
For fear of offending life’s jerks
Link to watch Gary Oldman below
I saw you dreaming and fell asleep too, hoping to join you.
I wrestled a bear and rescued a princess instead, they send their regards.
He said he was gonna give that grizzly bear a bear hug. He did and it was soft, and warm, and wonderful. The bear found it equally delightful and squeezed even harder.
my ad hoc 2012 Body Parts of HITRECORD nominees...new bodyparts to be added and/or transplanted...
Circulatory System of Hitrecord (aka collabor...
Put together a Tiny Film for MadisenMusic's "Sleep Contrast" Tiny Story.
I would like to tighten up the intro with the couple. I'll probably cut from them in the two shot and maybe silhouette the backs of their heads with a reworked composition of the TV. The hand-holding is a bit distracting I think and doesn't really establishinsomnia in any waY.
When I was a child in my big Catholic family we would always have dinner at our big dinner table, I keep using the term big on purpose I was number 7 out of 8 kids so the dini...
you are built
i look to you
You told me that if you opened up the dictionary to the definition of "sarcasm", you'd find my picture there.
I told you I wasn't worried because you've never opened up a book.
It really was quite an odd predicament she was handed. To be floating aimlessly for a short period of time, only to fall to earth finding herself missing a part of her. One simple thing the dancer ...
Favorite Hitrecorder: Metaphorest
There is a lot of fantastic hitrecorders in this community, singers, photographers, “remixers”, writers, video editors; I have to say that I can call “friend” to a lot of you, we have amazing artists here, so it was very hard for me to choose just one person as my favorite hitrecorder, but at the end, I chose Metaphorest for a lot of reasons: she is amazing, she is always supporting me and everyone else, she is very talented, creative and the most important thing, she is a wonderful person, she was one of the first hitrecorders that I met when I joined Hitrecord for the first time the last year, and she was very supportive and nice with me, so thanks meta for always been such a wonderful person and I am so glad that I can call you my friend, keep doing your magic, I am proud of you and I am sure that you are always going to succeed because you are just AMAZING and you deserve the best! She joined Hitrecord on September 02, 2009
Favorite Tiny Story: summer hobby. (A tiny story) by thedustdancestoo
This is just a beautiful tiny story, there is a lot of amazing Tiny Stories at Hitrecord this year, but for me this is the number one, and the most amazing thing is that a lot of people contribute with wonderful illustrations , pictures and videos that were fantastic as well, so that’s why this Tiny is my favorite. It was uploaded on July 10, 2011
It was really hard to decide for just one, so I have to choose 2 favorite videos:
Into Midnight by Marielv: For me MarielV is one of the best animators that we have at HR, she is very talented and she have a lot of amazing animations and videos but this one is my favorite so far, she have 251 hearts, yes! That’s’ right, And they are very well deserved, this animation is just outstanding, and for me she is just in another level, so marielv’s Into midnight is my favorite video/animation!!!! It was uploaded on August 22, 2011
Falling by 12.42: Since 12.42 joined Hitrecord he is always doing amazing videos and he have fantastic ideas, I just love this video, the original is really great but the amazing additions that he made for this video were just perfect! It was uploaded on November 05, 2011
Favorite collaboration: Shadow Beings by Attilee
The lovely and now very famous shadows, I just remember when Soupy and Attilee started to talk about the Shadows at the Tiny Chat, they started to talk about the different type of shadows and we all agreed that they have to start a collab, and voilà the shadows were created and since that day, they are being an important part of this community, I love everything about this little guys so the Shadow Beings collab is my favorite. It was created in January 22, 2011
Favorite song or VO: Song: Plot of the Bots by Ozie
It was another hard decision to make, because we have a lot of amazing musicians, composers and songs at Hitrecord, but it was a song that since the first time that I listen to this, I just Love it and I am talking about: Plot of the Bots by Ozie, This song is just full of power, emotions and rhythm, I have it in my ipod and everytime I listen to this, I just want to dance and jump around my room LOL! So, this song is my favorite of the year 2011. It was uploaded on September 01, 2011
Favorite Text: How I’ll love you blbest August 10, 2011
Blbest is a fantastic writer, in fact, he have a fans club (I am a member by the way) :O) I think that we all are in love with the way he writes, he have a lot of amazing and beautiful poems and writings but this one is my favorite, it’s just perfect, is very romantic, sweet and I think that any woman in this world would be happy if someone wrote something like that for her. It was uploaded on August 10, 2011
Well, it was probably one of the awards that gave me more headaches, it was very hard to pick just one favorite because we have a lot of amazing and talented remixers at HR, my favorites are like 5, but I knew that I have to choose one or 2 as most, so I choose 2 hitrecorders that for me are experts in Remixes and they have a lot of talent and an amazing amount of wonderful pieces that speak for themselves, they are Belcath1981 and Bloemday, they are really fantastic and I love all their work, So I have to decide for just one of their remixes ( it was very hard because they have a lot) and these were the winners:
Here is the Steeple by Bloemday uploaded on November 30, 2011
House of shadows by belcath1981 uploaded on January 28, 2011
Favorite event or holiday:
Hitrecord on Halloween
Halloween, one of my favorite holidays of the year, and RegularJOE made a collab about this spooky and scary day, there were a lot of fantastic collaborations, videos, music, pictures, remixes, and we also had an event at New York City the Halloween night, so, this was my favorite event-Holiday so far, I think that we all enjoyed making spooky records and having fun at the event and at the site.
Wonderful Chaos by xobreexo23 for BlackBook Magazine Collab
It was one of my favorite collaborations this year, the Black Book magazine Collab, a lot of people contribute with fantastic remixes, pictures and drawings but this one was my favorite, Bree made this amazing remix of one of joe’s pictures and this was the result, ohh and she have 508 hearts, awesome isn’t it?, this is a fantastic and very well done editing, in fact this was featured at the magazine. It was uploaded on September 01, 2011
Another very hard decision to make, we have a lot of talented photographers and illustrator at hitrecord, so I divided this category in 3: favorite illustration, favorite drawing and Favorite Picture:
Joe VS the Copyright Bots by Lawrie Brewster, 415 hearts ladies and gentlemen, yes, you read that right, this is FANTASTIC, this is pure art, Lawrie did an amazing job putting all of this together and the result was PERFECTION! Bravo!!!! Uploaded on August 30, 2011
Another world by saintmaker: Saintmaker is not only a published author but also he is a fantastic photographer, he has a lot of wonderful pictures and texts at Hitrecord, but this one is my favorite and also is my favorite of 2011, this picture is breathtaking and the colors are just perfect, these are probably some of the reasons why this picture has 63 hearts. :o) It was uploaded on October 15, 2011.
Urth ~ colour by gwy: Another difficult decision here, because there is a lot of amazing artists here: cat-cat, Danah, MellonBerri and others, but gwy is always been one of my favorites, she always made fantastic drawings and also she is very supportive with everyone, she helped me with an illustration for one of my tiny stories, so she is the winner of this category, I especially love this drawing that she made for wirrow’s Creation myth and A New heaven. It was uploaded on November 03, 2011
At the end I decide to add some other categories, as recognition to other fantastic Hitrecorders, here you have some of my favorites:
Most Supportive Hitrecorders: Jesterlady, Buttercup, AnneMarije and Jestferlaffs
Most creative Hitrecorders: Psalmist, adhgraphicdesign & GRL (She made a fantastic line of HR products)
The Hitrecorder that make the best RE Recs: MattConley & JulesKD
The Hitrecorders that always give us a lot of hearts: DianeFT, melismayhem, Sabine, chelsea.e and Rochelle Boucher!
Best VO’s: Pamagotchi
Best cartoonists (creating diverse characters and fantastic drawings): mirtle
There is a lot of amazing hitrecorders that supported me this year besides the ones that I mentioned above: Elspeth, Mrs.Tibbs23, Mic, monkeychow, sinnamin, MoN, todd and Fractaldust, to all of them THANKS, you all have a special award in my heart!!!!
I just want to let you know that you are ALL fantastic and that I wish for you the best, MERRY XMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Hi JonGuyCooper! It looks like you are pretty new to the site, welcome! I hope you are having a great experience so far. I have never drawn something for someone I didn't know at all and as it turns out it's kinda tough but hopefully you like this little wintery scene (I'm not a super accurate artist but I did my best to incorporate your portrait). :-)
It's the end of the year,
So I hope you look back
& see what magic you've made.
The smiles you've caused,
The joy that you've brought,
I'll always be happy you're here.
So I wish you the best,
& a splendid new year,
where I'm sure you'll shine even brighter.
Be happy, be merry,
May all that you wish
Come to you in the next 12 moons.
Hooray for Secret Santa RECords! I somehow thought of finger-painting a candy cane pattern & writing a little poem for you on snowflake paper, haha. Lots & lots of love from your Secret Santa, sambadsa!
(& ummmm... ;D<3)
I love your work naivecrimson! I am so glad that I got to be your secret santa because I had to go and look at all your records to get a feel for who you are, and I found some really great stuff! I made this as my gift to you to highlight some of my favorite records you made <3
Amber Dawn Hilton (adhgraphicdesign)
Since we're still having some problems with the dashboard and recommendations page, I think that making re-recommendation albums and videos have become even more important than usual because they're a great way for us to find records we may have missed.
I thought I'd make a tutorial explaining some of the nuts and bolts of re-RECing in general, and then talk about how I make my re-REC vids.
Hope this is helpful!
A dreamy lil story song
Down by the river
I slept like a fisherman’s son
On a slow day for salmon
Down by the river
I dreamed I was swimming
Along with the fishes
Downstream to the shimmering ocean
The water turned salty
My gills had come faulty
I swam to the surface and spluttered
Down by the river
Then saw of all things
That I had grown wings
Upwards, then, I fluttered
Soaring above it all
I heard the seagulls call
“Look, there, she’s an imposter”
Down by the river
I tumbled to the ground
They put the message out
“Oh no, we have lost her”
And when I came to
My clothes were wet through
Was it a dream after all?
Down by the river
Love and Death nervously went on a dinner date- things became awkward when they both ordered the couple at the table next to theirs.
Sorry it took me so long to post this! Just the song witout the wind effect :)
Hi there Mr. Vedder
Guess what? I am your secret santa! To be honest I wasn't really familiar with your work. So thanks to the secret santa collab I was able to discover your wonderful writings. In case you didn't notice...I wrote some of your tiny stories in the christmas balls. I hope you have a very merry christmas and I wish you a fantastic 2012!
He holds her in his hands,
When I heard both aszarkowski and themetafictionist's fantastic readings of A New Earth, I thought it might be interesting to try to line them up and have a double-female reading.
I don't usually edit audio, but I figured out how to chop them both up and re-align them to each other — and also brought back in some of the machine-style aesthetics.
It's a Christmas Song! Kind of...Thanks to Kat and Shugs for the music, and Reverie for the first verse :)
[Outside there is a blizzard, the nighttime's droning on
The wind will soon be blowing in an icy, chilly dawn
There's no cold to be felt, although, despite the frozen storm…
Because I’m sitting with you. And you keep me warm.] - Reverie's bit
Been waiting for your plane to come, been waiting half a year
It didn’t feel like Christmas until you came home my dear…
So I'm calling in a snow day- I’m not leaving this hotel
You’re my favorite part of winter, you remind me of the bells.
So let’s drink from the bottle and we’ll whine about our schools
We’ll eat a billion Red Hots and pretend we’re really cool
We’ll fog up all the windows drawing portraits on the glass
And sleeping’s not an option til the bells strike up for Christmas mass...
And I think you know I love you even though it goes unsaid
I see you once a year but you are always in my head
And I’m too scared to ask if you’re in love with me as well
So I treasure every moment up until we hear the bells…
There is so much brilliance on HitRECord. To decide on my favourites was extremely difficult. But after looking through my many recommendations, a few names were recurring.
So here g...
I tried to put these on a transparent background, but apparently I'm more made of technofail than I thought. Anyway, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
VTOL (vertical take off or landing) caught in the desert.
Note: 9 times out of 10 when a preview on HitRECord catches my eye like a little sparkling gem, making me go "whoa!", I will click on it and up pops the name "saintmaker"! Well, he's done it again here. I doubt this will be my last "visit".
when parents transform into Santa Claus on Christmas Eve; often characterized by the drinking of milk, the eating o...
After a misty day last year
whilst doing some washing up in the kitchen, looked out the window~
had to go out with my digi.cam and snap this. :]
didn't even have any thoughts about avoiding spiders^^;
Narcissities (nar-SIH-sih-teez) narcissities (plu.) n. those qualities about yourself that you know are awesome that nobody else seems to recognize.
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...
while the original shot by linedreamer is so beautiful, and i love it with more color remixed - i wanted to see another side of it with a darker tone and more focus on the woman's face...