Merle had Asperger’s syndrome. Everyone at school called him a retard, but he knew better. Merle’s mother brought him to the little fundraisers she was always putting on ...
In which I voice the thoughts of every hitrecorder on the site.
In response to The Viddler's sudden appearance in our lovely community.
Extra special thanks to Robo_J for recording such an amazing voice over! Truly awesome!
Links to public archive footage:
http://www.archive.org/details/CEP141 - Grandstand Crowd 1913
http://www.archive.org/details/SF129 - Coney Island - Boardwalk Crowd
http://www.archive.org/details/CEP533 - Peace Riot in Rome
a year ago, i joined hitRECord in a grand gesture 'to expand my horizons', etc. It was really an act of weakness-- I couldn't take on paying work anymore because I started dropping things, getting cramps & spasms from doing everyday things, I'd get tremors that'd sometimes last for days. I felt broken, unreliable & false when people wanted to talk shop.
I dunno what I thought it'd be like. I'd never really collaborated before; I thought it meant losing control. Since I was losing that anyway... I uploaded only things made for personal use, things I loved but was never going to get a chance to put them to use. I figured playing around with these RECorder's would placate artist-smartist self.
The word 'small' doesn't begin to describe my thinking, but the word "Tiny" began to have a much better ring to it.
It's been a year; Fibromyalgia looks likely to be the culprit of my deterioration but with no really-for-real answer there is no satisfaction in the knowing this but there is satisfaction in getting this (thank you card & a check, not shown).
I hadn't seen it in print, so I wasn't certain. I hadn't known what I was getting into but then I never really do. I'm a published artist now, I'm handicapped, I am not giving up, I'm frightened everyday, I am certain this is not the end, I am grateful were it to be.
"I really should be working," she muttered to herself while clicking on the next RECord. It was only 7:00. Technically, she had all night to do her work for tomorrow. "Just 30 minutes more, then...
“Many times I tried to reach Happiness... Until I realize... It has never been a destination. Happiness is a path.” My mom showed me a mail wrote by an anonymous that she received few months ago, it's called «Le Bonheur ». It gave me the basic idea for this Tiny Story. The author wrote about how we're waiting for happiness to come one day... We convince ourselves that we're gonna be happy when we'll be grown-ups, when we'll get married, when we'll have a pay rise, when we'll have children, when we'll get retired... Or simply happy when it's gonna be Friday night, Sunday morning, spring, summer... We think that we'll be happy when there will be no more difficulties to overcome, no more debts to pay, no more troubles. One day this person realized that all this obstacles were his/her life. That simple answer made him/her understand that there is no path that leads to happiness. Happiness is the path. Since that day he/she ceased to wait for better days, he/she creates them every weeks, every months by following that path. Sorry for that quality my scanner decided that today was its last day...
Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to announce.... we are going on sale !!!
That's right, hitRECord RECollection Vol. 1 is on Pre Sale only at our RECord Store
Now, it will be released to the public September 20th, 2011.
However, I wanna try to see if we can sell 3,000 copies before that date here at our RECord Store. If we can, we will have covered all of our costs in making the anthology.
So, what I'm gonna do is something special for you!!! If you are one of the first 3,000 people to buy hitRECord RECollection Vol. 1 from our RECord Store, you will receive our limited edition 7" vinyl RECord for free. We have only pressed 3,000 7"s and after this, that's it, we won't press anymore.
That's a DVD with 36 short films and videos, a CD with 17 songs, a 64 page book of beautiful color high gloss art and a Red 7" RECord with 6 songs for $29.95.
Congratulations to us all on a journey well taken that has resulted in such a beautiful RECord as our RECollection.
FCP by Dr. Gory
A friend's birthday present of DVDs sat all alone on my desk feeling quite under dressed for the occasion. I'm assured that they feel much better now and are ready to be presented to their new owner.
It was suggested that totallyjamie's pattern would also make great wrapping paper.
And it does.
Sorry about the title... I figured "A Mathematical Counterargument to a Popular Tiny Story by RegularJOE and moonbug" wouldn't sound very exciting...
This was made purely for giggles, and also because this was one of the first tiny stories I ever read on hitRECord, and I have secretly been horribly offended on the behalf of circles everywhere for almost a year now.
moonbug and Joe, I hope you find this amusing :'D no hard feelings... but watch out for the circles while you're sleeping, they're pretty mad.
dedicated to my favorite heartninja, the sneakiest, stealthiest of them all - miss metaphorest! hiiiiYAH! pow POW! kaaaaZAM! <3
I was VERY nervous to see it all printed for the first time. So I RECorded the experience of opening it. Guys, it's fucking beautiful. Bravo to us all!! <3
1. From the BUS 3 (vigitter)
2. Lil Sumthin (KamPAIGN)
3. Swallowed (mattsoar)
4. Shadow cat (Anatole baptiste)
5. Alphabet (deeasherself)
6. Morgan Raps (Marke)
7. Disney Olympics (lovesick instrumental) (theboxsets)
8. OPENING TITLES - Man in the Herringbone Hat (12:42)
9. The Actress and The Sorrow Bird (Piano Remix) (spiritmath)
This is the version we played at The Vista Theater, the first time we Hit RECord At The Movies. For our upcoming shows in Seattle and SF, I'd like to keep the audio of this one, but layer on more, different visuals. CUT TO THE BEAT.
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
Jennifer made my daughter Kaia a series of onesies featuring artwork from the site by jonthewallflower and imadealine. <3 Thanks so much for everything Jennifer!!!
Joe reading 'if i read our story backwards' at hitRECord at the movies - took two tries for it to really hit home with the crowd
He then asked us to nominate friends to go up as volunteers, my group tried hard to get Greg picked but alas, Joseph missed out on a great character!
August 23, 2011. The Neptune Theater, Seattle WA
This is something that has been on my mind a lot lately. It is a subject that I think hitRecord should tackle. Quite a few people have been arrested and many more have been threatened for RECording. A camera's memory of events is perfect, not subject to bias or intimidation.
A brief note:I had been debating whether or not to get a record player for the longest time. Would I invest wisely in this? Would I keep buying records? I just didn't know. And then HitRECord had this littlebig special offer for those who pre-ordered RECollection which seemed to push me in the right direction. I regret nothing and I am so happy/proud/all of these great feelings about this book and this record. I am now sitting happily with a bunch of records (including this new one :D). I also have a shiny new RECord button (my first one) and a really, really amazing book.
An absolutely joyous celebratory marvel to behold... my cheeks still hurt from smiling. We all know Ms Lula is a twirling top but who knew Mr N Johnson had such twinkling toes?
watch version 2 here:
A Cup Of Regular Joe
We have so much great visual art and text that is begging to be showcased at this point in the life of hitRECord. So I was thinking (and a bunch of us were brainstorming in Tinychat) about...
This is a bit of fun ^__^
I had some help with my ReRECs this week!
Beneath Her by Lizzie Mackie
Wolfblood Drops v.2 by Malicore
Pride & Joy by InkedCanvas
Heart Carries Stones [A Cappella] by remilyp
These impressions were done with a lot of love, I really hope you guys don't mind ^__^..and even if it is a spoofy video I really dud love these records this week :D
Sir Beardo talks vinyl with Joe at Amoeba.
For the last three days I have not been able to access my dashboard. I don't know if this is a general problem or it's just me.
I can access all other parts of the site f...
Recollection Vol 1. I want one.
note: I can't seem to find the original cover image in the collections, if someone has a link please link me so I can list as a resource.
1. "RECollection collage..." (belcath1981)
2. "Night Owl Rap Remix" (theboxsets)
3. "cut out formal" (wirrow)
4. "RECollection search at Amoeba" (MikeK)
5. "talent [vocks]" (Day Glo)
6. "Planet 04" (dgroeneman)
7. "Tellathon" (Babbish)
8. "Wolfblood Wanderer" (pamagotchi)
9. "circulation&growth" (cacheth)
I just discovered HitRECord today so I decided to make this thing. Hopefully it will be the first of many contributions to the HitRECord community!
Melbourne - a beautiful city that brings beautiful people together.
This is where it all began.
(Found a random post-it note on Melbourne's busiest street)
Having some fun in the middle of Fall Formal rehersals. I just had to share how cool this really is!
this glorious, victorious, spontaneous celebration took place shortly after the final screening at sundance 2010. i think the joy everyone was feeling, at that moment, is evident in this little clip. <3
Shot on GoPro, at Fall Formal 2011
My wife and I sat directly behind Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Neil Patrick Harris during their skit. We had the luckiest seats in the house! I shot the last 3 and a half minutes of the skit. Tried to get as many angles as possible. Sorry for the rough raw ftg.
Well, I feel really bad because I wasn't able to be at the Fall Formal, but I had so much fun yesterday with my dear Hitrecorders at The HR Tiny chat, so I did this record, that unfortunately doesn't show all the fun that we had but at least is something! :o)
Jared and Joe were kind enough to allow me to show up early enough to capture the set -up of all that fancy equipment and the last minute rehersals, I used a special slider that allows you to shoot moving Timelapses.
Thanks Freddy and Misa for all their help I couldn't have done this without them.
if i were going to the fall formal this is what i would wear.
yes that is a duck and no i don't know why i'm holding a hula hoop and no i am not holding a pair of orange testicles those are ear muffs because i am told it will be cold in the theater and no i'm not wearing pants so the ear muffs would be kind of obsolete and yes those are dinosaur feet and yes that is a unicorn horn and clearly i don't understand the purpose of a cumberbun and yes i know that's not really how you spell it and yes those are moustaches on my underpants and no those are not mickey mouse ears they are panda ears and no i cannot explain the hitRECord button band thing on my thigh just go with it.
SO WHO'S GONNA BE MY DATE?
I wasn't able to go to the Fall Formal due to me being only 16 years old and my parents not letting me travel to LA alone.. But, thanks to all the wonderful contributions you guys made, I was able to see what a truly amazing experience the show was. =)
(I know this may not be the direction you were thinking, but when I saw the film a more comedic direction hit me like a ton of bricks.)
A shorter edit of the the c...
GET IT!? So, I thought we could use this for the intro/warm up video/ lead into the show.
Or just as a spooky HR short :)
(I added to the summer collection too, maybe it's useful)
I made some adhesives to notebooks, I think it's a great idea to expand the HitRECord' products. And you?
Albert left me a REmark on my portrait about the mathematical soundness of our heartrate system here on hitRECord. I've always had some issues with it, but I wrote him a respons...
Inside the 24-armed machine that made 600 Wirrow masks for the halloween show.
Occupy sounds like a filthy word. It’s half-hiccup, half-oath, leaking history from its double-c cuts and contusions. Heaping, loaded with the weight of iron chains and bullet shells; Occu...
capitalizing letters makes some letters seem like they're more important than others, but all letters should be equal in my book. favoring one letter over another just because it is capitalized ...
I've got it. You've got it. To one degree or another, we've all got it.
So what is it? Without googling, without trolling around the internet to find the words of people much m...
This is a sample of MissAmerica's idea to make a Hitrecord Postcard, to sell it and also using it like advertising. I love the possibility to send it to somebody, from here or from anywhere. I chose one of the images of her collabs, but could be another. Let me know what you think so we can start making those things.
i had so much fun preparing this / making this / setting this up.
i wanted to show some of the great work that has been produced, but also not give too much away. i didn't particularly describe any of the work on the walls because i feel that it will intrigue people more and let them come to the site and discover this world on their own. i tried to keep it as simplified as possible, but still with a lot to look at. and it has indeed been capturing people's attention. we've had sold out shows so far this weekend and everyone has been stopping and looking/reading/watching. it's really quite exciting.
the idea with the linked resources was kind of just to give an impression of how many different people and ideas make one thing. and that really it is always on going.
the projections run on loop the entire time the cinema is open. and with the changing of light throughout the day the colours and visuals change too.
every piece on the wall has a tiny label with the name of the record and the collaborators user name, so they can be looked up.
i hope i've done us hitrecorders proud and that you all enjoy this...and if you live nearby then please ome and see it!
Hello all! I wanted to share my thoughts on our Sundance 2012 show.
First of all, we played ALL NEW records. I'm enormously proud of us as a production compan...
Believe it or not..I was actually working on a 2nd art direction+animation for strawberry bootlaces based on Joe's direction of just pure red line art (like strawberry bootlaces). Since marielv did an excellent job so I've decided to abandon this project and thought I just upload the screenshot of the work.
I really like the indie vibe to this..What a pity that I started this a little too late.
MattConley kindly suggested I challenge myself and try out some different voice characterizations when I do a VO for HR, rather than just recording one version. Anyway, there's so much amazing stuff going on with the Shadows project already, but I thought I'd just jump in anyway. So, this is just the first paragraph of the Prologue, read in ten different ways, each one a bit weirder than the last. Would love to hear back, especially from Attilee and Soupy, if any of these are remotely useful! Here goes:
1. Low, restrained, medium pace, 'normal'.
2. Slightly faster, less low, and more expressive.
3. Upbeat; slightly singsong. Faster, higher.
4. Expressive, fastest. Wide-eyed: kids' book/movie.
5. Low and slow like a wise wizard.
6. Slightly crazy professor.
7. Haunted vicar.
8. Wild-eyed gardener. (With apologies to everybody, from Plymouth to Poplar.)
9. Deranged schoolmaster.
10. Nasal ninny. (Best avoided altogether.)
I know that hitRECord is an 'open-collaborative-production-company', but I sometimes think that title doesn't really sum up everything that hitRECord is about. There are so many friends that I have made here, and I don't even want to wonder what life would be like if I hadn't joined or if, (god forbid) hitRECord didn't exist...
Anyway, hitRECorders, friends, I made this video for you. It makes me smile to watch it, and i hope it does the same for you.
Extra special thanks to ginner and filmpunk for their help with footage :)
See you at the other end.
Love you all,
In my head, the story of the boy who cried wolf ended very differently. It starts the same way- day by day, the boy mischievously cried, “Wolf! Wolf! The wolf is chasing the sheep!” Except in th...
Growing up, you spent so much of your time trying to figure out all the answers.
But then you did grow up... only to find that there are no answers and the trick is figuring out how ...