Wow, this took quite a while to make. I used a range of sources from hitRECord and from archive.org- I even found a Bob Dylan track on there- quite a gem. There are some excerpts from radio shows and from other smaller documentaries:
Here is the list of the archive.org material:
Thanks for watching :)
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FCP by Dr. Gory
I wanted to try out my new camera, so I took it through the old cemetary by my house at dusk. Most of the people buried there were buried between 1700-1860. 12,000 people are buried there. Not very happy with the edits, but frustratingly, my software kept leaping over the bits I was triyng to fix. Going to try out some other software.
If anyone has any interest in the raw footage, I can provide it. It's HD.
Happy Belated Thanksgiving everyone! I don’t really have any major requests this week, but just want to check in with you nonetheless:
Our friends at !t books/HarperCollins love our Tiny Films! They’re really great people over there and they love what we made for the E-BOOK. Thanks everyone for a great job! But, lets keep refining the ones we have and creating new ones — these films tend to go far. We always screen a bunch of them at our live shows — you never know where they’ll end up!
Also, don’t know if you noticed but our website is moving a lot faster these days! Thanks to Brett and his crew for helping us move HITRECORD to a server and a new video encoder. There are still bumps in the road so thanks for bringing them to our attention.
And finally, I have an very exciting announcement to make… but not till next week.
Make sure to check out these weekly RE-RECs, there are some good ones.
FCP by Dr. Gory
Rarely has a RECord struck me as emotionally as stargirl1013's "Starlight Drive-In" vignette. The camerawork was raw and seemed like such a personal perspective of what remained of a local movie drive-in she had just discovered.
Her reflections were so striking to me and she had matched her voice over with the perfect companion in amferraro's "careless young." Normally in a remix containing voice over I may ask for the track separate, but I was able to trim and rearrange it with the music in tact. In a way it preserved the precious timing of the original.
Drive-in footage was tough to come by but I think the visual emphasis in the cutaways is more about the people themselves that used to sit in their cars watching movies together rather than grandiose cinematography of the drive-in experience. Besides, stargirl1013's piece was really about what remains of what once was.
I love drive-ins, and I'm glad that some are still around. I hope more will be built for future generations.
The following Public Domain footage was used:
"Drive-In Intermission 23" - http://www.archive.org/details/Drive-inIntermission23
"Drive-In Movie Ads A Go-Go" - http://www.archive.org/details/Drive-inMovieAdsAGo-go
"Very Special Coffee" - http://www.archive.org/details/VerySpecialCoffee
I wrote this when I was 16 (about five years ago) and came across it recently. Sorry for the poor recording quality...