I'm having trouble adding the other characters on the cover, so I was hoping that if I attach the after effects file, other people can add in the characters.
I made tried to make the video so it could loop by having joe disapear at the end and the beginning of the video.
Originally I wanted to draw a stone giant kissing a puppy but this idea of a giant with elements of nature and song birds seemd more whimsical
***THANKS to the resourced records! >>>Thank you HitRECorders!***=)
hopefully it will work this time! timely and properly… hopefully. ;p heh. will add resources once video uploads… fifth day, umpteenth attempt… but learned something new! :)
I lOve them ninjass mossst! hm… it's not a ninja unlove story… but still the best part… hah. if the video is uploaded and I haven't had a chance to edit this box thing… enJOY! :) oh the details… it's eye boggling… (yeh. boggles your eyes.) :p heh.
[Tiny-mation inspired by]: Pamagotchi's reading... beautiful & haunting...
hm. this record had my heart racing... most fun yet. There's a ton of HitRECord goodies to choose from... :D & I got carried away with the resources ;) yup...
-the boy and his red balloon sometimes makes it to the i... sometimes he doesn't, poor kid. :|
resources not listed:
-offer banner red vinyl, grass & butterflies, reel soundbite from a public domain
sorry to the grass & butterflies record. I think it was titled: Light whipped, treats... but I couldn't find it while resourcing... please leave a comment if you know who the artist is or if you are the artist and I will add it to the list of resources. thanks. :)
What, again ? I'm doing what I think I am the most good at : adding background vocals and a simple beat.
I hope you like it, Lizziemackie, I really tried hard so both our voices kind of blend together..
Anyway, I really enjoyed doing this. I hope you'll enjoy listening to it too !
I didn’t think I could love, love the way I found myself doing. I never thought I could hate it so dearly either. The way it sickens at the taste, but simmers at the savoring. Yes, I have ...
i second guess myself too much. i've sat on this remix for almost a week, i'm pretty sure i still like the original better, but i figured i should finally upload it.
The sky is incredible tonight. It's a brilliant full moon and the clouds compliment it in a Tim Burton type of way. We took other shots of tonights sky as well but This one is amazing because hearts just seem to show up naturally... When we're not expecting it.
Had an idea that imagination is infinite. And that surely the Universe must have an imagination to create what it does? Or does it dream us up?
I am still getting used to this page and there´s a lot of things that I still don´t know how they work, like posting or replying to remarks, but I am getting there.
This is a self portrait I did in my digital art class, tracing a photo and painting over it.
Not sure how I feel about this...I'll probably upload the non-animated version of this as well, but I just wanted to get some opinions and feedback - so yeah, those would be great :]
Both my kids are on the autism spectrum. This is a story about the first time I communicated with my son...
(sorry about the formatting - this thing got all screwed up somehow)
She said, You smell like winter
Here is an updated version of the previous "Pocket Autopsy Collaboration (teaser)" with a new (and much more uptempo) soundtrack, a "coming attractions" title card, some additional sound effects, and some different cuts here and there.
Same goal as v1 though: Promote the collaboration in a teaser trailer format.
Combined elements of tonguecutsparrow's remix of hangLOOSE's "Spring/Summer" with a bunch of the stems from theboxset's "Venice Beach beat and stems."
I could see this getting built on further with some bass, additional drums, perhaps a few cymbals here and there, maybe some seasonal ambience, and whatever else your heart may desire.
I really love how powerful and evocative Johnnyclyde's Electric Winter is. So I wanted to give it another listen and see what words fell out on to the page.. I just kept thinking about the inven...
1. H-h-h-h-hitRECord (mostly_harmless)
2. wrainboy [tcs remx] (tonguecutsparrow)
3. All Hail the White Orb (ms.stephanie)
4. Dumpster Cruisin (Babbish)
5. Atlantic City (Izzygirl)
6. more than i can stand-tiny film (draft 1) (librarygirl6)
7. FRAGILE by penelopeziva (rayperez)
8. morning (RandomProcess)
The following Public Domain video was used:
"Universe" - http://www.archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.1257658
It's been a while since I've written a song with just piano, so it's about that time. This piece makes me think of a Jane Austen novel, which is where it got it's name.
This is the intro to the vinyl video I'm working on.
Check out the full version here http://hitrecord.org/records/479559
I actually have a request though. I want a bunch more videos of hitrecorders playing their records. You gotta show off your machine a little bit. Also I need a bunch more close up shots of records spinning on turntables. I wanna tighten up that intro a lot more with more videos. Also I think someone should take a crack at making a really cool title card that says "The Vinyl Initiative."
Watch this video for some requests and recommendations regarding the vinyl collab. http://hitrecord.org/records/472789
Anything helps. Just make sure you turn some lights on so your videos aren't so dark. :) Oh and export them into MP4's. Please. Please. Please.
Short film inspired by the track "In The Midst of Things" by Joash C.
Shot & Cut by: Sal Chavez Staring: David Lopez & Jenny Ho
RAW edit of the film can be found here: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1272504
you never asked me to stay,
About two years ago, I bought a cabbage on a whim without a clear idea of what I would do with it. While it eventually became vegetarian cabbage rolls, it had a temporary stint as Cabbage Man - Defender of the Common Vegetable.
I had always thought it would be fun to develop a super hero story where the super heroes are vegetables with Cabbage Man as the leader. They would go around and fight injustices for the everyday vegetable, but sadly, life took over.
Thumbing through my old pics, I came across old Cabbage Man and thought I'd throw him up here to see what happens :)
My 2nd animation on hitrecord (in after effects). I know miss marielv uploaded a "way better" animation of this but hey thought I can do this to practise my newly acquired after effects skill. This version, I made the clouds flow continously like a river (after all joe is in a boat). This animation is about 1 min long and can be loop seamlessly over and over again. I didn't put any music because I thought someone can come out with a music loop or even a full composition.
PS: hmm maybe row your boat song collab might work for this, any thoughts? any other comments/critique?
I already love Marielv's animation, but since i've already rendered this out, might as well upload it. Maybe it could be used for something else? The gloam is holding the blank paper for the twitter questions.
*sigh* Oh Paris. In the meantime, I'll satisfy my pathetic longing by drawing :] <3 Also...now that I've uploaded this, I just noticed I didn't properly crop the edge on the right *facedesk*
Its night and me, Sherbs, Meta and Moi are all drinking Rum and talking about art and we decide (at er 11 at night or something) to get outside and make a short film.
So we brainstormed, and shot video, acted, wrote, produced music and singing and make up and all sortsa thigns and then got the film finished!
Its a creepy little film that was made in complete collaboration and later versions (edited by others) and other bits and bops hopefully other folks will upload seperately. Feel free to add more to this film if you want guys - its ripe for remixing. Enjoy!)
My 6 year old niece helped me with this doodle and ask to put in on "the hit-the-button site" :) I hope she becomes a future HITrecorder!!
You, the word that keeps my mouth
deep hesitation pulling tightly
like a corset stretched across my chest
I see glimpses of gray out...
The hitRECord revolution will now be televised.
Ok, heres some harmonies for the upcoming Sanfran and Seattle shows, hope you enjoy ;D
Okay, I admit it, I am addicted to Paris. The lovely piece of text by Pamagotchi woke up in my heart something I'd call Parisstalgia, and I wrote that simple waltzy melody on the piano.
I hope you like it, Pamela ! :D
And if this inspires you some tinyfllm ideas, just go ahead ! I'd love to see pictures with it :)
In Saaaaan Francisco *cue cricket sounds at Chelsea's lame joke, lulz* So as promised - another illustration for the cities collab. I miss living in San Francisco SO freaking much it isn't even funny so I apologize Seattle, but I had to do an illustration for my beloved city <3
First thing that came to mind...such beautiful words and beautiful music.
I know the melody isn't very exciting..but I thought I would let the piano and the words take centre stage ^__^
This is a wee bit late but here are my 5 re-recs plus bonus for this week.
I live in a small place in the middle of nowhere. The type of middle of nowhere that even when you tell people in town where you live they say, "Where's that? I've never heard of it."
A flutter of wings
i hope this works. video is not so much my medium. :)
Myrtle produced a beautiful drawing which inspired me to do some work on this - and hey Myrtle im on facebook give me a holla! X
A pencil sketch of Destiny from the MMM2 short film and a part of something bigger I have in mind of doing in the near future
First of all, I'm so sorry Lula! I FAILED so bad at drawing you! *head desk*
It has been some zillion years since I last drew with pencil on paper (I actually had to pop into an artist's supplies shop on my way home from work to buy a new set of drawing pencils because I couldn't find my old ones), and the fact that the only portrait I could draw that would actually resemble the subject is my own (I swear I'm not a narcissist) have made this a rather challenging piece to do...
Hopefully the next few pieces I wanted to do will be easier >_< *fingers crossed*
Well, this is an amazing drawing made by cat-cat, the first time I saw this, I was thinking in the colors of her dress, lips and hair, so I have to give some color to this, I hope you like the result! :o)
The Noondays have always known they are THE best caste of shadow… strong, assertive, basking in the mid-day glory of their sun-god’s favor. Yes, there may be contenders, and perhaps some might find...
A piece I made a very long time ago and am now uploading. Made to reflect the mysterious magic of the later hours.
In 1754, a Dutch explorer by the name of Johann Faberge discovered a small archipelago of uninhabited islands just north of New Zealand. The islands soon became known as the Faberge Islands and ...
Not totally happy with this, but thought folks might have fun with remixin'. Also, the space needle is surprisingly hard to draw! Would be happy to upload this without the background if someone wants.
I took some video of Stella listening to her song. I know it doesn't seem like she has a big reaction, but she is only 11 days old:) And actually the way she looks toward the computer and her eyes widen and she vocalizes at the end all mean she is interested. I played it again after this and it put her to sleep:) She loves it.
Sorry for the terrible camera work at the beginning. I had to hold the camera and press play with the same hand:)
Also I thought this may be useful as raw footage of a baby for anyone who needs it.
My life, my life, my life:
I've wanted to read this ever since Amy first released it and now felt like the right time. Sorry if it's a little sentimental <3
Who is this phantom that shadows me?
She is smaller, spark-bright and softer to see.
She perches and preens and eats a cake crumb,
The frost catches my breath
like a chilly cataclysm
colliding, shaking away the sleepy fog
that creates grey ladies
in long, linen resplendence
My brain is empty; thoughts have disappeared
My first one!
1. Terang Bulan Recipe by Arin - http://www.hitrecord.org/records/471750
2. Le Petit Soldat (Joe and Accordion) - madrond101 - http://www.hitrecord.org/records/406691
3. wrainboy [tcs remx] - toungecutsparrow - http://www.hitrecord.org/records/468523
4. float away slowly - megancarnes - http://www.hitrecord.org/records/467332
5. an idea - amysz - http://hitrecord.org/records/471709
6. ideaz doc - me - http://www.hitrecord.org/records/462849
While reading about love one day
She came across the words that blbest had to say
When she realized that her fiance didn't do any of those things,
She went to...
I loved Metaphorest's mix of Escape Artists! I asked her if I could make her vocal addition part of the final mix, as I plan to include the song on a new album entitled As the Head Turns. And she said yes! And passed along the isolated harmony tracks. So again, here is my song. With Sarah's help, of course. :)
his name is cold and his name is hurt but ill keep on listening ill keep on listening and ive got your taste on the tip of my tounge well it sings me to sleep now, it sings me to sleep youve got your heart stuck in one single place go on release it, just go on and release it silence is golden when secret your holding so dear is a speck on a calender hanging in fear with this the masurade ball where your face is a symbol of faults with that silence so golden and the secret your holdin is caught if you could only relese it, to find that you need it to feel to fly away in the winds of time
I drew us a place
where we could go to imaginarily be
there's plenty of room
hills & trees, a few tug boats, a house boat and the air is clean.
I just wanted to draw us a place, I hope we'll meet there one day.
(I only recently saw this collab. I've enjoyed reading them and decided to take part)
1. Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Brennan. ...
waltz across the living room
Mary Margaret was the sort to stifle her sneezes for fear of offending people. As it happened, the chaotic squeak, snort and choo she produced was, in fact, infinitely more offensive than the pl...
(Everyone's favorite hitRECrush just brought this lovely collab to my attention. I figured while fighting with The Viddler to upload my reRECs, I'd amuse myself with this - yay! Also...yes, the ...
This is my first (very rough) stop start animation for alexandrelemay's beautiful little song which I fell in love with...it's basically a rough idea I had...uncomplete but I hope anyone has a greater idea sprouting from this? :) Do you wish upon a falling star?
…well an attempt to go southern. Had a dream the other night about strawberry bootlaces taking place within the south during the 1960's. If anyone can pull a better southern accent then by all means please do. Just thought I'd bring what I dreamt to hitrecord. :)
Kinda inspired by the opening scene of wild strawberries http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3n4TxNeaPg and Lizzie Mackies beautiful music.
Perhaps somebody would like to write a piece that could be read over this?
I know Lawire has put this into his Spooky Little Film collab, but Phen's poem was the first thing that came to mind as I watched this...<3
Hey guys -
I was looking to put together some kind of quick teaser for the upcoming "hitRECord at the Movies" show in Seattl...
inspired by ginella and mirtle to go on a hot date to pareee! (just my luck, my date is prettier than me!) ;-P
the background is a public domain postcard from the turn-of-the-century.
Once I was a random stranger in your cybersphere, a solo boulder in an avalanche of avatars, a fleeting fiction in a portrait picture.
I was daily scrolled past, too speedily for spa...
Maybe you have found
She loved you for the constellations on your neck
The way her eyes connected
The way her eyes made lines
The way they'd trail down down down
To your tailbone.
And she felt a little naughty
She felt a little sick
For loving you cause your eyes dont focus
Cause your minds like a snowy tv set
Cause your eyes have purple rings around them from maybe
Endless nights of endless awake.
And she was infatuated with this idea of being
Loved by something that couldn't love.
And thats why she loved you.
I really loved the reading and piano piece suzyrene did for pamagotchi's poem Paris and wanted to try putting some visuals to it. It was difficult to find images of Paris in winter, but I did my best!
there is nothing like a vintage suit and Lawrie looks very dapper in his. i really love his profile picture so here is my version of it xxx
There was a twist in our story.
Unexplained, ignored at first.
It cracked our line like the core cracks the earth.
We built boats.
We built ...
This is the original video by xobreexo23 with audio by my friends band added in, which fits AMAZINGLY well actually
I know Joe requested something about Seattle, but when he mentioned a larger piece about cities in general I decided to go back and re-edit some of the elements in the RE:Cities video I made last year. I cleaned up some of the cuts, added some newer footage, and cleaned up the audio a bit too.
A lot of this footage is of San Francisco since SFBakstad shoots all her timelapses there :) Hooray for happy accidents!
I will add all the resources as soon as I get some solid time later today.
Also YAY for my 300th record!
I was thinking that there could be balloons counting down until the start of the show. I don't have AfterEffects so I decided to create the elements. These are on transparent background.
These can float up notifying the audience of the magic to come.
I went to high school with a kid who was invisible. Not like, H.G. Wells invisible. Just unnoticeable. Easy to glance over and miss. The way you hear about kids in abusive homes learning the tr...
A tough record to make but one that needed to be recorded.
maybe i'm doing too many of these songs....but i really really loved this tiny story...so here is another tiny tune...
Six years ago, Will got cancer in his back. Obviously, that sucked. But he and his best friend, Seth, coped with the tragic situation by finding the humor in it. After he got better, Will decided to write a comedy inspired by what happened, called 50/50. Seth produced the movie and I played the character inspired by Will.
FCP by Dr. Gory
As the knight flanked the rook
and the bishop took the pawn,
the king alone pondered
how war could ever seem
black and white.
When I was nine years old, I searched my grandfather’s desk for a pad of paper to draw on. He was a carpenter and he owned a business making furniture for people but he was no businessman ...
Sebastian used to say schizophrenia was just a severe case of narcisism. If reality disagreed with him, well then, he just changed reality. He'd say "I'm just so smart I need two rea...
This is a song I wrote as an intro for a short film a friend of mine is doing. I hope you all like it, it was a lot of fun to make
Two souls wandered the forest of life alone,
Living in worlds more different than day and night.
Their hopes the same their souls their own,
Still they wished...
A repetitive harmony-y song I made today. Might be useful for soundtracking - or it would be awesome if someone could add/lengthen/chopup/generally remix too! Suggestions for a better title also welcome!
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh aaah oooh ooh ooooooh :)
Thought this would fit the body image collab. Some of you might have heard this one already but I'd love to get your comments on this and remixes of course!!
Stereo lies hit you from both sides
Til you start to believe in the taunts of thieves
Celluloid spies can control your eyes
Take a confident glance and kill it with romance
Overthrow your power, turn it sour
And bitter bake you in your skin
To turn your beauty and your truth
Into a parody of youth
You are not a commodity,
you’re a beautiful oddity
Skeletons smile out from the pages
While you make yourself sick to join the jailbait clique
And while you turn grey they never age a day
We’ve got it all wrong, we’ve got it all wrong
Overthrow your power, turn it sour
And bitter bake you in your skin
To turn your beauty and your truth
Into a parody of youth
You are not a commodity, you’re a beautiful oddity
For Joe's new collab, Tragedy / Comedy:
The morning after my 20th birthday, the telephone rang. It was early - way too early for the phone to be ringing in a good way. And I was spen...
Well, one more time, here I am, giving some colors to amazing drawings like this one, made by mirtle! :o)
That smile when I first saw you
There are several RECords that have been on HitRECord for a while showing some of the sights to be seen in Seattle. This is just a compilation of clips from some of those RECords.
Two days, three sequences, ten sticky fingers and many, many jellybeans later... I can sleep! :-)
PS: If anyone feels like adding a little music to this, I would be muchly overjoyed!
For Issa's mugshots collab. I wanted to do something with the great video records that came from this, so tonight I had a little fun. :D
It was Summer, 1999 and, as the millennium drew its final breath, I set sights on my first love*. Let’s call him Peter. Peter played basketball and the banjo. He was multi-talented in alli...
This was sort of an idea I had about combining nature with superficiality.
So, here's the cheapest and most natural way to fuller lips... haha. I hope you like it!
I had an awful relationship with Robert Downey Jr in high school.
I've never met Robert Downey Jr (he's what you call a famous person and I'm what you call an English major), but for...
At the time of… The Incident, I was around 8 years of age, and spent so much time with my nose buried in books that I developed something of a reputation in our neighborhood.&n...