A REmix of the "RE: Cinema" discussion with cinematographer Wally Pfister at the "hitRECord at the Movies" show at the BFI in London. I especially liked when Wally mentioned how Hal Ashby's work would later go on to be very important to him. I think it would be interesting to explore our early influences at some point collaboratively.
I'm sorry that this one includes paths that hurt eyes, but i don't know how to cut just parts of vids, so i bring this raw. ! . Thx for ur understanding, friends.
(and with sound, if ever, for a soundtrack.)
RegularJOE and I must be on the same wavelength because I've been working on this for the past few days, and he mentioned wanting someone to do this in reRECs this week-great minds think alike!
This is my third REmix of this, and I'm much happier with this than the previous versions as they felt disjointed. Once I figured out the narrative I wanted to pursue (with help from a friend who pointed it out), everything fell together much better.
I believe the collective viewing experience is truly valuable. One of my favorite parts of hitRECord at the Movies was getting to share it with everyone else-which is one of the things I love about this community as a whole. This started as my remix of both the Vista event and the college tour footage, but as it developed, it became more about where the cinematic experience is going.
Public domain footage used:
(lion) raw(r) footage random stuff in my house that my family (mainly my mum and me) have collected over the years. For fraeulein's bitchin' collab xxxxxx
Once I heard this song, I knew I wanted to do something with it.
The video is clips from my family's 8mm films that I had digitized. I have a lot more footage I'm hoping to use soon. :)
New entry into the "Collab Promo Collaboration" (http://hitrecord.org/records/443201) - this time for Marke's "Pocket Autopsy" project.
The point of this teaser trailer format is to introduce the basic scope and jist of a collaboration, highlight some of the contributions and directorial notes on it, and encourage the community to collaborate.
Took long enough.
Filming/editing/acting all by Sherbethead and Edward Shallow.
It's been said that technology is like a shit-covered whore that wants to eat your face off. Well, like any shit-covered whore that wants to eat your face off, it can be defeated - again and again, by heart.
I LOVE THE MOVIES!
I LOVE THE MOVIES!
I LOVE THE MOVIES!
I liked this tiny story, and since I can't draw a picture for it, I did what I do best, a motion typography.
I won't be making records soon, since my software is at home and i'll be going off to college. So I'm going to try to get in as many as I can.
Trash Deco font from the Made Shop: http://themadeshop.tumblr.com/post/3590711004/so-this-is-a-semi-beta-ish-version-of-trash-deco
Going through a lot of the audio/video REsources for the RE:Cinema collab, I found that there was a repetition of people talking about going to the movies as a shared experience with strangers/those around you.
That's what I, personally, love about going to the movies; even though you individually get sucked into what's going on, you're still sharing that communal experience with those in the same room.
*I'll upload a version without the background music for remixing soon -- taking forever to upload it. Darn spinning wheel! lol :(
The high-resolution version can be downloaded here: http://hitrecord.org/records/396151
This is the lower-resolution version, for streaming purposes.
Here is Version 1 of the video for "A Fake History of Miami."
Hi! Let me start off by saying how much I adore these owlets. I'm no animator, but I thought I'd try my hand at making a very basic little animation to go along with Wirrow's text and Pamagotchi's audio. I added a little twist ending.
My brother helped me put it together. Again, not much of an animator, but I thought the idea was kinda fun, so if you think you could do a better job (and you most certainly can) I'd love to see some other people's take on it. Thanks and enjoy :O)
I wanted to try and structure some kind of surreal narrative around some of the performance-based RECords of Edward Shallow. After playing around with a few ideas, I came up with this.
The follow Public Domain footage was used:
* "Safety Through Seatbelts" / http://www.archive.org/details/safety_through_seat_belts
* "Signal 30 (Part I)" / http://www.archive.org/details/Signal301959
* "Signal 30 (Part II)" / http://www.archive.org/details/Signal301959_2
I chose this song because I moved here in 2006 (which is when RegularJOE wrote the song), and I felt very "sick" for a while. But I'm glad I went through that because now I'm stronger than ever. (I'm still a coward though. Funny thing is I'm born on Halloween, haha.)
May we all grow stronger every day.
Again, by ♡
P.S. For those who live there, tell the Los Angeles sky I said hi and that I miss him very, very much.
It's that state where you're not quite awake, but not quite asleep.
You drift in and out of consciousness, not quite sure what's real and what's a dream.
I love light leaks on film. All of the footage is from my family 8mm films (again). I had originally intended on doing something with the footage that had light leaks with "Everything is on Fire" (and may still unless someone else wants to tackle it), but then I heard this and it was just so ethereal, I knew I had to use it. wirrow you are freaking amazing! All of the light leaks are part of the film-not done on my computer.
Metaphorest wrote lyrics and sang - PASIV wrote music - I made animation with the help of hitRecord's huge library of resources - then was made extended version of video - then Joe suggested to add sound elements to correspond with the video - after that Metaphorest and PASIV worked on this Awesome new version of the song Wanderer - then it was send to me and I just added it to the video. Hope I didn't miss anything. Interesting sequence of events :) So, it is the "third edition".
a serene reversal of falling snow, set to a not so serene but wonderful song. this snow has since melted.
Yang 21 short form.
22 degrees Fahrenheit.
Only sometimes understanding. Also, lights.
Hi friends! I haven't uploaded anything in awhile, so here's a little something from my recent trip up to Mono Lake in Eastern Sierra Nevada. This was taken over a 3 hour period from midnight to 3am. This lake has the most amazing rock formations and I love how the rocks in these photos make it look kinda 3D. Oh, and I promise no stars were added in! Hope you like it!
some footage i shot of the Carrousel in Glen Echo Park in MD
NOTE: this is RAW footage so the audio may contain copywritten material
I shot a bunch of footage of the SUPERMOON tonight.
There are a variety of shots in this RECord, including some water reflection/splash as well.
I didn't time lapse any of the shots, so feel free to REmix some of the longer takes by speeding up the film at your own discretion.
amferraro and i found the darkest, sketchiest alley we could and recorded this rendition of foreign sounds. we were only attacked once.
Music is public domain, recorded by the US Airforce String ensemble (http://www.usafband.af.mil/ensembles/BandEnsembleBio.asp?EnsembleID=57) The footage is from my trip to Venice, with one sneaky appearance by Paris near the start.
This record took me waaaaaaay longer than I thought it would!!
When I listened to Madrond101's beautiful picece for the first time I instantly fell in love with it and I still can't stop listening to it so I knew I had to do something with it. I found a record by L.A with amazing footage of Paris and remixed it with Joe's Escargots and daysandhours's Sans Toi.
I'd love for someone to write a story for this and someone to read it as a voiceover, preferably a dark male voice, but anything goes really ;)
The story in short: he gets up in the morning, just to go looking for his lost love, he sees her in every girl and goes on a frantic search through the whole city, drowns his pain in alcohol and eventually lets go. Nouveau Départ - A New Start :)
Enjoy! Looking forward to your texts and VOs xxx
One time when I was half asleep in History, the teacher shouted: "SEX!" And it made me lift my head up. Then he explained that most people will generally react to the word, and if you say it, others will start paying attention to your conversation.
So I added that little piece of learned knowledge in to my chalkboard stop motion. Because I have something to tell you. :)
Feeling uninspired? Draw on something blank! I learned that from xobreexo. <3 [also, I feel like this bad boy needs some sound effects. I picture sherbetheads "I feel like a baby kitten" audio to go over the half a second stick sex scene. Any takers?)
Again by chalk
Thank you RichieMillennium for the wonderful VO! So I have got a chance to do this animation. Tiny story by wirrow, one of my favorite. I love the drawing, so tried to make animation look familiar.Well... I actually didn't want to use music, just sounds. Then discovered tonguecutsparrow's "The Welcome Party at the Gates of Hell" - love all that strange mystic sounds. Its like ost of Lynch's "Eraserhead". And this is my first animation in 2011 :)
I will later upload sound of footsteps I used here, in case anyone will ever need it. It actually not footsteps at all, it's "handmade" sound.
While in NY the car I was in had a sun roof, so I stuck my camera out and shot a rapid burst of pictures while we were in one of tunnels, I think it looks pretty cool.
Experimenting with ( f a c e s ) shot by fleurmegs on a Bolex camera.
Thanks so much for featuring this! I stumbled upon reneg88's page one night and loved all his songs, which are titled "Music for Short Film", and wanted to use one to make a simple and sweet piece. So I pulled my husband into the bedroom when he got home from work that night, and wound up with this.
It is amazing to see all the great results of this clip! If anyone wants any clips in the orginal color format to use in a remix let me know and I can upload them.
Metaphorest's vocal REmix of mikeregannoise's "Telephone" instrumental really resonated with me. It's just the right length and features somewhat of an abrupt ending. So I figured I'd compile some visual REsources and tell the story of the song... with a slight twist.
You see, I interpreted the song a bit differently than the ending suggested. I think the woman would pick up the phone after thinking back on the times she had with the boyfriend; especially since they were together yesterday. So I wanted to add a touch of hopefulness and possible reconciliation at the end, just for good measure. :)
Note: REmixes can be very challenging when you're pooling multiple REsources to tell a linear story. In case anyone was wondering, the character in the video is supposed to be the same woman throughout the video (but played by three different actresses from three different videos.) I did my best to edit it so she'd look the same in each cut (the actress from "Noiry Night" didn't quite have the short blonde hair look, so I stuck with silhouetted shots of her.)
I just wanted to throw that intent out there in case anyone was wondering.
I found a bunch of video that I never used for anything and edited it together. I don't think it's a very fully realized idea--lack of sleep--but maybe somebody can use this.
Spoken Audio: The Young Lovers (archive.org)
The hitRECord revolution will now be televised.
This isnt finished but sometimes you have to step away from a project so that you can come back to it with a fresh perspective (and patience), or in the case of hitRec, let someone else finish it for you. =o) This is the "How", perhaps one day I will get around to the "Why"
Non-holo version hitrecord.org/records/322046
smashed a piece of glass at 1500 frames per second played back at 24 frames per sec Filmed using The Olympus i-speed 3. thank you Olympus for letting me play with your toys :)
I shot this 4-minute video in 2005 in the glitzy Roppongi Hills distinct of Tokyo. Originally, it was edited to correspond rhythmically with a liquid-laden 1990s drum-and-bass song by Orbital. I post it here without sound.
Mix and remix as you please. Otherwise, I hope that (1) some hitRECord musician will re-score it; and (2) an animator or video artist will give its 2005-colors a 2011-worthy pop and punch.
P.S. Please have patience with the beginning of the video. Without the driving force of the previous soundtrack, the introductory visual loops do not come off as motivated as they used to.
I made this flash animation using images of Seattle found here for the RE:Cities collaboration.
I taught myself how to do this today (thanks to some jiggery pokery with photoshop, illustrator, and flash) so it's still rough because I'm not very good with making videos yet, but if someone wants to remix this to make it nicer that would be excellent. Especially the music track because it kind of ends on a strange note. And the transitions are a bit weird.
Re-RECommendations albums is a good way to dig up RECords we like. An other way is to remix them. I wanted to do something with TaraMarie's "Life is But a Dream Dance" for a long time. I thought it would go perfectly with Metaphorest poem "twin" by wirrow. Hope it does TaraMarie's work justice and she'll get some extra hearts :-)
I originally edited this with different music many years ago, but I think the track I used (What it 'Tis) lays over it nicely. Silly fun dancing! :)
My sister always watches me when I'm in HitRecord.
Today I heard she saying: "Hitrecord,Hitrecord. "
And... I had to record it!
Here is an updated version of the previous "Shadow Beings Collaboration (teaser)" with an added "coming attraction" title card, some sound effects, and less BFI audio toward the end.
Extra thanks to missamerica for providing some great constructive criticism on the first version regarding the audio at the end. I agree with her 110% in that it works best without the final sound byte, leaving more emphasis on the narrtion and its content.
Decided to edit a little something together this morning while I nursed a hangover. Lemme know what you think. :)
stop-motion papercut of the hitRECord logo. i really love this quiet moment in ozie's Summer Stars, so i've used a couple chords in the music for this.
i've been planning on doing this for weeks, how glad am i that i didn't get to it til after the logo change!
one of my favorite parts of the evening, when stephanie delivers 2 great renditions of the king midas tiny story (and joe deals with an impolite heckler.)
A tough record to make but one that needed to be recorded.
Here's my take on a news reel style ad for the London gig (which I just happen to be going to).
Due to my hap hazard style of editing please let me know if I have missed you on the resource list.
Re-edited video (8 Oct 2012): http://www.hitrecord.org/records/981312
RP did a great job with his edit, so I took the chance to try something different.
Used split screens because I thought it would be interesting to see Joe's video feed, the screen and the filming process simultaneously, together with the audience's perspective. Left the most awesome segment as straight cuts because such awesomeness does not need further embellishment.
The syncing was tough though, and rendering time sucks... Though the biggest pain in the ass is file format and exporting. T.T
Couldn't be at the event, but I'm so glad I got to edit such a great performance. =D
as interpreted by me for the "out of character" collab .. i mentioned to penelope that her poem made me think of reciting this in a "tough guy" persona kind of way... and thought it would be cool to try to remix RECords that might seem "out of character" ...you know, reading or acting out records in an unexpected way... i don't know. it might work :)
This is the raw footage from the camera that I was holding at The Neptune Theatre on August 23rd 2011. Just looking at it reminds me what an incredible evening it was. Hope you enjoy it too.
Shot this with my GH2, I'm New here but I'm loving the community and the collaborative movement. I can't wait to let creativity flow!
The sound might feel funky, it was optimized to have a song along with the video originally. See original version here http://www.vimeo.com/22812138
Just a very simple little video/slideshow of my poem for mirtle's series of drawings. It could be a lot more awesome with even some simple animation? <3
My friend and I shot this video based on a true story. It was insanely hot, we were eating Popsicles and my fan broke. As we were looking at the fan, not really feeling the desire to fix the fan (because it was so hot we were tired), this bossa nova song came on the radio. It was hilarious timing. We originally put this video to that bossa nova song, but it's copyrighted so we can't use it. I was hoping people on this site could have fun with it and do things with it we hadn't even thought of. Have fun! Mike
i RECorded a little moment when the candle flame's reflection against the melted wax made it look like bird's wings. at least that's what i saw, so i RECorded it :)
This is the Intro Video that we used for 'At The Movies' in Seattle and San Francisco. Thanks to tagooey and Kavonne for their edits and resources!
38 separate stems on this one...
If you are not part of the choir, it means you either did not sing at Joe's direction, or you didnt sing in key with Chigwinkle's RECord (or both), or you had excessive noise in your RECording. You may also have spoken the words or played an instrument - I wanted this one to be strictly acapela.
I tried to retune as many RECords as possible, but some wouldn't re-tune sensibly. If you still want to be part of the choir it is not too late! Simply follow Joe's lead, and sing in the same key as Chigwinkle. BE SURE TO LISTEN TO THE AUDIO BY HEADSET while you are RECording - we don't want the sound of Joe or Chigwinkle bleeding over to YOUR RECording.
I'll re-do this next week sometime, which should give those still wishing to contribute time to do so.
I combined the view from Joe’s camera with Dr. Gory’s shots from that Seattle show. I wanted to edit something longer but I'm short of time so I put it on the site for you to play with. Although I think it’s quite working on its own.
Dream, dream, dream.
Directing/editing - Sherbethead
Acting - Edward Shallow/Kurt Uchman
Music/animation - Wirrow
a sort of stream of consciousness-y thing ive been writing lately. i saw this timelapse vid today by bluebudgie and was really inspired to experiment with it. i understand how this might be seen as political or preachy or offensive.. but i honestly dont mean to be any of those things. it is directed at me more than anyone else. there's a lot of literary reference nod's in the text.
sub-point: the track is an instrumental version of everything is on fire
LydiaSaskia's contribution to the Tragedy / Comedy collab was too good not to remix!!
Hope you like! :D
Inspired by yes-you-am's cool logo animation I decided to try my hand at stop motion and hand stitched the hitrecord logo.
This was a little short I made with friends and the music never seemed right. I'd love to see people work with it!
My contribution to the vinyl collab.
I paced this slower on purpose, because I've always felt that vinyl had a bit of a slow swagger to it.
Very special thanks to Cam_4 for providing me with some very awesome footage at the last minute. x
Public Archive files:
I put in the audio from the audio board from Seattle's show, added some footage from Dr.Gory and RegularJOE, tweaked it here and there.
Public domain resources:
Niagara Falls (1941)
I love this RECording, so I shot my friend Mirrah Foulkes singing it :)
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!
This is a mash-up/music video I did to one of my favorite Wirrow songs, "Its a wonderful life".
Its mainly about how different generations deal with their emotions and how we express our feelings especially when dealing with war.
I feel that the world is in such chaos these days and it affects everyone in completely different ways.
I made it over the summer with the help of my sister and her friend but never put it up because I didnt think it was finished but I'm putting it up now because maybe someone else would like to finish it.
I have a few more resources I have to find, let me know if I am missing any.
Resources from public domain:
Superman the mechanical monsters impulse: http://www.archive.org/details/SupermanTheMechanicalMonstersImpulse
Parade in New York: http://www.archive.org/details/parade_in_new_york
Rock, Rock, Rock:http://www.archive.org/details/rock_rock_rock
always wanted to do a ped up cloud shindig :D Hope you enjoy!
I love the old dance movies and I was digging the 1983 Delorean jam by Kisskissfantastic so I decided to put this lil shiggydig togethor. I still have to get alot more familiar with my editing software and I tried my best to have it go with the music but you have to start somewhere right. Hope you enjoy. :)
And heres the embed code Janetfelts =]
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It finally encoded!! :D
I think "Little Children" was one of the first audio records I downloaded when I joined HitRECord and I always wanted to use it for something but never found anything fitting enough. This record started out a little darker but all of a sudden it turned into something more hopeful. Which is absolutely not a bad thing :D
Hope you like <3
Youth can be so cool!! Well, it can suck, too, but you're so full of dreams, hopes, plans for your future, music, visions, life! Somestimes you think you are almighty and then there are moments you feel so small... Cutting this video was fun! And yeah, there are some mistakes like "Rinking ut of glasses", but well: Nothing is perfect! ;-D
extremely random stop motion hi :3
song by amferraro
his music is amazing.
i dont know if i sourced his song correctly though o_0 help me someone!! D;
Just a little video for A.M. Ferraro's beautiful song...
Took long to make this but i am pretty happy with the results..:D
i used scribbler to make it. i don't know about music? maybe?
To anyone who has ever felt this way, I'm sorry.
To anyone who hasn't, I hope you never do.
Into Midnight beautiful song by Sarah with lirics by smweed. The only thing I could think about when heard it first time is train obviously and traveller (starring The Man in the Herringbone Hat by JacksonBlack) heading somewhere. Thanks to everyone - we have such HUGE library of footages here on HitRecord.
This is my first cut of the video for the Prize. Ray's footage is really really good but there definitely needs to be more. Ahem uhhhh Regular Joe needs to record his part (calling you out bro) and also there could even be more too. Any suggestions will help as far as what else should be done to the video or should be done differently. So please watch and enjoy and leave me some feedback.
This came out a little bit too PSA-ish.
Still... Hopefully I can make more!
v1 Made by lots of hitrecorders for the awesome community here!
Will add the resources once this has uploaded!
fractaldust's story was so great I had to do something with it! and Ryan Patrick's song just fits it perfectly
Here's a little stop-motion video I made to accompany Vickie's beautiful song based on Wirrow's tiny story, "things." I am VERY much a beginner at stop motion - my skils have a long way to go, and my recording setup is Macgyver-esque at best... I'm generally happy with the scattered, dreamy feel this has, and Vickie's song is just so perfect. :)
2 days of planning, 24 hours of downloads and 3 days of editing and here we are!
This is draft 1 of my re:Cities remix. I wanted to make it seem cohesive, but also leave it open ended enough so that it could promote discussion and debate, rather than being the final version of the results of the collab. I think so much more could be incorporated into this, so I would reallllyyy appreciate any feedback you guys could give me! Good or bad ^__^
Please be patient with me as I try to find all the records I use...it could take a while!!
Can anyone with some good editting skills make these cats dance?? Thought it may be useful for I have no cats video... <3
A collection of high-resolution raw footage shots of "RECollection vol. 1" and the rare vinyl RECord.
Some of the shots include:
* Front cover (close-up and with pan ups)
* Title pages of "RECollection"
* The "Again By Heart" page toward the end
* Turning "The Man In the Herringbone Hat" page
* DVD (close-up within the packaging)
* Pan across the first two "Shadow Caste" pages
* A variety of shots of the vinyl
* Close-up of the vinyl cover
* Pan across several of the "A New Hevn" pages
* Close-up of "A New Hevn" logo
A recap of the "hitRECord At the Movies" show at the Toronto International Film Festival last week. I like how the shows have been balancing meaningful discussions, audience participation, and movies. It's been awesome to see the format evolve from city to city.
Oh... and what's a media release? Never heard of one. :P
"SootyPaws is just the cat next door and he's in love" -
A perverse new character i've created, who'll soon have some new friends hehe! Hope you enjoy - the humour is dark and weird (so if your easily offended avoid) It imagines life - unapolagetically through the eyes of a cat.
For remixing and collab, id love if folks wanted to have a go making a short 15 second theme song for SootyPaws, that i could use as an intro and outtro!
Am I crazy?
A music video for the awesome 'I Have No Cats' song.
Update (11.6.11): the second costume in this video was my costume for Halloween this year. I should have tried something else... it wasn't very practical when I wanted to drink or eat something...
I wanted to apologize for not being able to make re-recs albums for the next few weeks (I'm on the move). I tried to make it up to all my readers by making this video (last week) with some records I would have re-recommended:
- "I Have No Cats": songs and collaboration
- the "hitRECord Mugshots" collaboration (and records)
- Call-In Song Requests: there are fantastic contributions!
- K-REC Stingers and the hitRECord 'Radio'
I also wanted to talk about the lip-syncing technique: I think it's not used enough for music videos in general and I would like to see how you would use it...
ok my example/ video is not the best one, but it really was just for fun. I couldn't shoot with some friends so I had to do it myself (and I'm not an actress as you can see hahaha) but for once, I wanted to show you what I had in mind and not write some suggestions or ideas for a video remix...
I didn't have much time for the editing but I will re-work on it when I'll be back. So, it's a work in progress as I'm still not completely satisfied with it.
Thanks again to tonguecutsparrow for the song and lyrics. I wouldn't have been able to make this video without the lyrics! ;)
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?
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!)
Joes entrance to the little show for hitRecords release in the Amoeba store in Hollywood. I'm always shaky so excuse that in my videos. (:
It's like... a video about music with sound from the video about a song. About the song from the video.
I challenged myself to do a drawing, start to finish, in the time my camera battery lasts (a little over an hour.) The only set concept was the series of boxes, and the only time I erased anything (or did anything in pencil) was in the initial layout.
Music is Metaphorest's lovely "Oh, Captain."
It's been a while since I did some acting on hitRECord so here's an open invite for anyone needing anything RECorded.
I'm armed with a Canon 550d and my microphon...
Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this.
Think the visuals still need work, but this is the first draft!
Thank you to phen for her wonderful words, and Metaphorest and Pasiv for their wonderful musical musings :)
circulation~ [first part of first draft of first idea] [that means this isn't done yet >_>]
bit different, 'cause I did it all with pen and no pencil sketches. (so it's not all that gloriously well planned)
thought it fit into IrmaVep's beautiful (and very linear) images with more cohesion. we are circuitry as much as we are circulation, created out of connected dots, all by inspiration or accident.
I've run out of paper, so this is all I can do until I get more. I'd love some feedback before I continue, though. :) colour for one thing.
this needs some music too! anybody got suggestions? :D
PS this lack of activity stream is totally cramping my style. :<
Again by heart in sign language
Here's another Space Travel RESource that I've been working on. I've been using some of the fantastic NASA Public Domain images that you can find here http://pds-imaging.jpl.nasa.gov/ and experimenting with 3D and animation in After Effects. Audio by Josh Beck.
I've been having a bit of a problem exporting this, so I hope it works.
This is a re-re-(re?)-remix of Metaphorest's lovely Tiny Story "Imaginary Friends," which is one of my very favorites. Toss, who's a genius at finding the perfect public domain resources for everything cut the first video and MattConley did a kick-ass remix of that (well, duh, it's MC! :)). I just wanted to make it shorter and add Joe's quote bumper like the other Tiny Story videos. I also changed the music because, although I'm a huge fan of tonguecutsparrow, I thought wirrow's "When We Were Invisible" fit the mood I was going for a little better. And calliope was very kind to respond so quickly to my audio request and did a wonderful job with the vo.
Thank you all <3
Inspired by Michal's "The Grand Opening" video, I decided to try it too!
I love this song; as soon as i heard it, I knew I wanted to make a video to go along with it.
Hope you like it
Programmed and designed as a workable .NES ROM (playable on the Nintendo Entertainment System itself and through emulators). Fully controllably screen-positioning and strobing palette.
Created using software made by the great Don Miller: http://no-carrier.com/software
circuitous : (of a route or journey) longer than the most direct way
again, still working on this. I'll finish adding the bursts of colour when I'm done developing the next several sequences. this is really turning out to be my most ambitious animation yet, hah! :D at some point i'm pretty sure I'll learn how to draw a circle
I think, in all, it should be about a minute long when I'm done, but that depends on what kind of stuff I add later.
the next step is a tree growing up out of the RECycle sign, splitting off, and then... something.
PS, I wrote a derpy, really long rant about word association and analysis in the comments, so you wouldn't have to read it if you didn't want to. :D
UPDATE... Hope maybe some part of this animation could come in useful for anyone creating the Fall Formal Intro Video.
This is an updated version of last years 'Fall Formal" animated intro I did.
May seem a bit of a cheat I know, but there's more to it than just a date change. There are a couple of new text bits which I hope people can take, remix and do whatever with and also this is now 29.97 frames (to keep in line with all the americans!)
....that's a whole extra 4 frames per second, value for money or what!
Here is footage of a curtain being pulled. Plus there is some other cool footage that might be usefull in making the intro video.
Here is the public domain resource
I found aszarkowski's album of public domain and found this which inspired this video.... I found shaheershadid's song "It's not jazz" & tied it in the video. I did a lot of looping, trimming and repeats with this dancing conductor. My my, he likes to get down ;-P
Help: Shaheershadid's song has an abrupt ending, could someone please soften the transition? That would be soo nice! :) I don't mind redoing the video to fit it in.
video - public domain: http://www.archive.org/details/bb_minnie_the_moocher
(1:29 - spinning/moving clips - Bare through the first 15 sec)
When listening to Johnnyclyde's song called "Dreams of Trees" aka Shadow Song... I couldn't help but imagine spinning scenes. So I was inspired to make a video. All clips are used from members off this site (two are mine). Not too shabby for a first vid :) Thank you for all the beautiful shots and music. Use this in any way you would like!
1) Spin me right round - by cerebris 2) View from car's sun roof - mine 3) The Spinning Girl - by mkinchloe 4) Beautiful Mess, Pinwheels - by steviestars3 5) Rollarcoaster - by jehuGarcia 6) Spinning - by johnnarock 7) View from tree - mine 8) Swingset in rain - nontoxiccolors
Music: "Shadow Song" by Johnnyclyde
I love all the contributions to this collaboration - especially the public domain footage, so I wanted to have a go remixing it all together. I don't think it's necessarily fully-formed (is a RECord ever?) but I thought it might work as a base or inspiration for other people making theirs.
I got up super early to capture this time lapse. The view is from Maxwell Place Park in Hoboken. If you live in the area you MUST watch this sunrise first hand.
So I'm really trying to learn After Effects right now and this is just a little bumper I came up with while I was fucking around.
Some selects from a project for my old basic cinematography class. Shot on 16mm film.
I tried to incorporate what Joe discussed in his Fall Formal collab. visual. From the last intro video I REmixed, I gained a better understanding of quick edits. I even tried my hand at making a sequence stutter with the music.
Drive-in: Now Showing Orpheum Theatre http://www.archive.org/details/Drive-inNowShowingOrpheumTheatre
Drive-in: Feature Presentation- Color Run http://www.archive.org/details/Drive-inFeaturePresentation-ColorRun
Let's Go To The Movies (1948)
Polaroid Dealer Announcement (1964) http://www.archive.org/details/Polaroid1964
Reet, Petite and Gone (1947)
Second Chorus (1940)
Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps (3rd U.S. Infantry) http://www.archive.org/details/OldGuardFifeAndDrumCorps3rdU.s.Infantry
Okay, after a bajillion downloads and getting to know my computer screen really well, here's my first go at posting a video for HitRECord. Woo!
Hope this can be helpful for Fall Formal or at least be helpful as people put stuff together! Wish I could be there!
Thanks to everyone who posted stuff!
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.
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.
Original Script I started out with. What is blacked out is what I edited out as time went on mostly due to limiting commercial time length or to more clearly describe how you can get a button. List of all resources are at the bottom.
There’s a growing plague in our world. It affects men & women. Young & old. Rich & poor. This isn’t an issue that remains in the third world. It has even found a way to reach our shores here in the United States. And yet, amazingly enough we choose to do nothing about it. Yes. The tragic truth is that the majority of us are buttonless.
But there is hope. The good people at hitRECord have pledged to give a free button with every order. That’s right. Anytime you purchase any item from the hitRECord store such as a tote Every purchase through the RECord store for things such as a tote bag, shirt, poster, badly needed underwear, or even with the purchase of their very first anthology, RECollection Vol 1, you will receive a beautiful red button.
So go to the hitRECord store, and do your part to make sure you never go another birthday without a button again. God bless.
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Videos: 470856, 398302, 303784
Pictures: 526510,385716, 349398, 346303, 29708, 454710, 527517, 527524, 527547
Well, it's been a week since I joined hR and, for some reason, I'm just churning out the animations!
Anyway, here's another one! For this one, I was thinking Halloween is coming up and that this animation might go well with anyone creating scary RECords or something :-)
Work in progress. Still a bit raw and maybe too long.
Let me know what you think.
HitRecord TV brings you the best in independent programming. I'd love to watch a daily dose of worthwhile HitRecord programming. Encourage 90s-style cartoonists in particular to create more. Note: The visuals were made using After Effects. Both the visuals and music were then run through a VCR and recorded, giving everything that lovely warmth.
Here's a little something I whipped up while waiting for the RECollection to arrive.
The bumper has no soundtrack. If anyone can add sound, I would appreciate it very much.
**Sept 18th 2012 Update
Feel free to remix it, add sound, cut it up, etc for the new Branded Bumpers collab. Thanks guys! :)
Filming/editing/acting all by Sherbethead and Edward Shallow.
Public domain footage used -
and footage from the 'King Of Jazz'.
Here's a RECord I made today showing off an animation technique I learned recently. Enjoy!
i loved this tiny story when i first saw totallyjamie 's tiny film.. i knew i wanted to bring it alive with actors..
i hope you guys enjoy this one as much as did making it
special thats to spara for helping with the shoot
This one took me a couple of days, but here's another animation for everyone. Enjoy!
So I like how small tiny stories are, they make good material for typographies. This one goes by a bit fast, but rendering takes a lifetime so I hope you can see past the skips.
this remix was made in v3 from several videos & the main video i resourced didn't make the leap from v3 to v4 & therefore doesn't show up in the resources. none of the original video work was made by me, i just remixed it. i only wish i could remember who the main footage was from, so i could credit them properly - but i just wanted to put that out there in case there was any confusion, because the creative wonder who made it deserves to take the credit for their beautiful piece of film. :)
i'd also like to dissuade people from using it in remixes, just in case the person who made it doesn't want it being used.
STORY TIME! Stop and listen.
He gave 'em heck in the lunchroom like you ain't never seen.
I had some problems with compressing files, so this one is only 5 min long. I didn't want to upload a mute video, that's why there's music. I'll upload 10 min video in Zip, a bit later.
When I watched Channing's footage I instantly thought of Matt's wonderful Cirque du Patterns record. Then I found a piece of music with this strikingly fitting title and had to have a go at it :) Hope you guys like it!
Also, I came across this great piece of writing again http://www.hitrecord.org/records/308535 I think it would go nicely with that footage, maybe someone can record a voiceover....
Hey all!! Been a while since I jumped in the record pool. Sorry who knows where the time goes.
This is something I shot with a buddy when we found this abandon school. I have more footage but just wanted to throw this together to see what ya thought. We're gonna go back and do something a little more thought out soon. Would love for someone to write and story, or give any ideas where to take a narritave.
I love this charcter!
Miss all of you Recorders!!
Much love from the Clown world.
P.s for some reason when I uploaded it. It cut the frame. It should be wider!
an attempt of a poem made video.
Everything I shot on my little point-and-shoot in between photographing and eyeball-watching, part 1 of 4.
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.
This is part of what happens Behind the scenes at these shows.
Just a little highlight video of our recent hawaii vacation
This is the Intro Video that was screened at the Fall Formal 2011. Kid Koala made the beat, RegularJOE edited the audio and designed the cut and then your awseome visuals were dropped on top! Thanks to all for your wonderful contributions. This video came together so well because everyone made such excellent RECords for the collab.
fwaaaah. silly, rushed, and I know it's just way late for the Fall Formal, but it was too much fun to stop making. :)
I think I spent longer on this one than any other yet. also colour! :D
have fun at the Fall Formal, everyone! <3
Took Cacheth's beautiful "Circuitous Beats" video and combined it with videotroph's "circulation" text. As cacheth's piece is quite short I played on the idea of repitition, and where videotroph used symbols in the text, I tried to pair the words in the reading with appropriate visuals!
PS: don't know whether the heartbeat is maybe too much?
It arrived! My video wont be the best but you get the idea!
Like it says, the Opening bit, Joe coming out, lots of excited screaming, he asks if people know what hitrecord is and stuff.
An edited/composited version of the scene featuring Joe and Mr. Neil Patrick Harris. I layered audio from a bunch of different clips to make it as good as I could, and did some rough color correction.
After watching Black Swan and The Red Shoes for the first time this week I was inspired to turn chariot13's wonderful tiny story into a video. Archive footage used: http://www.archive.org/details/delightfully_dangerous http://www.archive.org/details/dreams-that-money-can-buy
Please let me know if I did not resource your RECord....this is my take on the mini Love documentary, i love love :o)
version with no music: http://hitrecord.org/records/537402
Some band shots, got some good shots of people recording too. And Sia, exiting the stage. Also, got the beginning of the tiny story afterward.
A boy ends up coming upon a monster outside his town I definitely wanted to experiment with no dialogue to tell a story visually, but the music and extra little sounds definitely help make the tone a lot clearer. Atleast I hope Anyways, Hope you enjoy it! Runtime: 2 minutes Music: David Powers and Sherbethead Background Voices: Noah Scammon Everything else: Me All music was used with permission :)
(oui, they are recording)
People taking pictures of something big. (filmed this when I was in Paris)
I made this for my video class, but it's an idea I've been working on for a while. This was sort of a test to see how the idea would work, but I'd like to do more with it.
I hate when people get up to go to the bathroom durning a movie, it's ever worse durning a live show. With that said, sometimes you plan poorly and drink too much chocolate milk. Apparently I wasn't the only one.
This is a stop-motion short I made about making a movie showing steps and genres. Tell me what you think!
So this is my very first Stop motion
I made it yesterday with my friend Romy.
Hope you like it and remix it!
Definitely not done getting all the resources, but I'm working on it! I need to keep a better track of all the videos.
I just wanted to make a little video, to show you guys a little bit of the process that occurs before i present that one moment photograph. Especially when its the challenge of turning a shitty basement into a stage:o) I'll add the zip of the whole process in case anyone would like to play with it
Here's a little title animation. I combined the globe and red sphere in Rjdpa's image.
I hope you like it!
More AE to come...
Low res footage for streaming
or, resources of a pretty dress.
or, i'm not going to the fall formal.
Here's another animation for everyone!
Although I think it's pretty cool, I think this animation in particular would really be awesome with staticky sound effects. Once I find some cool sound effects, I'll upload another version. Or, perhaps, someone could remix this with sound?
Anyway, even w/o sound effects, I thought it would be cool to upload it in its current form. Enjoy!
I've been playing around with the idea of shooting more video and I was experimenting with a lens. I just thought that this might be useful for someone.
This public domain movie is made using the public domain footage from archive.org.
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. =)
Teaser for the "Creation Myth" collaboration to highlight some of the contributions (so far) to the "a new hevn" project. It's also supposed to play like a preview before a feature, hinting at the story and giving a glimpse at the audio and visuals.
Ozie's cool animation provides the bulk of this particular coming attraction's moving images and Johnnyclyde's music was sampled and remixed over RegularJOE's narration (and the audio is best heard with headphones.)
this is definitely becoming more of a dream-like narrative exploration, which I'm not sure is the direction it's supposed to go, but it's sorta leading the way all by itself. I'm not actually driving this thing, I'm just putting it on paper. :'D
sorry this gets so loosey-goosey towards the end, but being that this is a work in progress (and will be for a while) I managed to convince myself out of feeling bad for uploading it like this.
if you ever felt the need to get a closer insight to the process of an ADD artist, this looks a lot like it.
I totally started this evening with an excellent work ethic, but then I started watching 'How to Train Your Dragon' and that put a right stop to that.
also, I kept her in black instead of white (mostly) like IrmaVep's image, 'cause I wanted to maintain some continuity of character and keep the contrast between the male and female figures for later. just so you know. :D
Woo! It finally uploaded!
Was inspired to put together some visuals for Phen's poem that really hit home for me...and after 3 days it has finally uploaded!
Won't let me resource at the moment, will try again in a bit!
Nice generic countdown for general use. I used to work at a post-production facility and every reel that came in had a slightly different leader depending on what film process had been used. I have a blue one I'll try to find too - in the meantime I'll upload some stills from it.
I want to shoot whatever it is that you need shot :) hey guys so if you need some stock footage shot for a record you are working on let me know.. i really want to start filming a lot more so i am taking requests :)
also please let me know of any tiny or short stories you think would make good short films.. id like to do more of those as well
anyways i look forward to hearing from you guys
test scene for a movie i want to make.
1. Hollows Halloween - TheMorningHollows
2. Haunted Hallway (gif) - fractaldust
3. The Boy (Robo_J RE/Remix) - Robo_J
4. Goat - flashbax
5. My new lover loves bad music - Ryan Patrick
6. Boo! A wink to SamYam! - Lawrie Brewster AND SamYam's Angryface - SamYam
7. All Hallows Eve - Rimfrost
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 :)
just bits of what im working on.. wanted to see what its like with this awesome music. animation is very very rough and unfinished/unedited
Suddenly felt inspired tonight...
Words by Metaphorest
Voice over by DayGlo
Music by Ozie
This weekend I decided to learn how to animate. Just in time for a wee Halloween snippet. Music by my little brother Dylan.
Thanks to everyone who came out to Hit RECord on Halloween last night! Now gimme yo records. And let's get to work cutting this shit together...
I loved alpal's mesmerizing video Reverse Snow and JohnnyClyde's beautiful Snow Song. Metaphorist did a lovely reading of Fractaldust's text Cosmic Significance, And My Lack Thereof and set it to Snow Song. I used trapeze here to try to echo Alpal's original video of snow falling upward.
I did a second version that is set only to Johnnyclyde's Snow Song. It's called SnowSong Trapeze.
From hitREcord on Halloween, New York City.
Sorry missing the last 2 scenes :/
i love absolutely every element of "CosmicSnow Trapeze" by PonderGoblin & wanted to add another layer to it & give it an extra cosmic feel!
Some very shaky raw footage of my copy of the recollection :o)
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Plus the first part of Paterns & Prayers
I don't have anything to say about this, other than to say that Pammy and I had a lot of fun making this :)
All yours - make these deers come alive!
Originally made for - brookeduckart.wordpress.com/2009/08/18/white-tailed-movement-tests-for-scratchboard-animation
The song and the movie were made 101 years apart. Isn't in funny how well they work together? This is why I like watching silent films with my own soundtracks. You take some sexy beat, and you set it to Asta Nielsen's sexy dance here, which was actually so sexy, too sexy for 1910, that the original film release censored it completely! It's not too sexy for today, is it? It's just sexy enough, I think, and isn't that all that matters??
Footage is from the film Afgrunden/The Abyss, which is available in the public domain: http://www.archive.org/details/Afgrunden_1910
The story of Little Red Riding Hood performed by Sean Lennon, The Gregory Brothers and some people from audience at hitRECord on Halloween.
Coincidence or not (on a night full of other amazing coincidences), I was dressed as the Little Red Riding Hood, costume that I have brought from home in Brazil just to wear on this party!!!
Unluckily I wasn't chosen to perform on stage... But honestly, I'm not too sure if I could do better than the girl that was chosen, she was good.
Funny as hell, enjoy!!!
PS: Sorry about the typo! ADAPTED by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, not ADOPTED! But if he wants to adopt this Little Red Riding Hood I wouldn't mind at all... lol
So this is very much a work in progress but I wanted to put the first draft out there and get some feedback and also spark up some interest in this project. I need way more footage to complete this. I know not all of the EX3 footage has been uploaded and Joe still hasn't uploaded his footage but I know that there are still some users out there that haven't uploaded their footage of the parade either. So I urge you all to hit record and upload your footage of this amazing mob of HitRECorders.
Also if you were planning on editing this footage as well, I stongly encouage you to do so. Who knows if we could maybe combine both of our edits together or maybe your edit is just better than mine. So happy remixing and get to work. :)
A remix of PonderGoblin's 'CosmicSnow Trapeze' and inspired by Tori's remix. <3
Feminism*, family, friends; spooky, spectacular, silly... Can you guys really sit there and listen to me narrate the entire day for 13 minutes? :) A lot of you fine folks are in this, because I wanted to thank you all for making this such a wonderful day and night.
I also want to thank Joe and Jared (and their wonderful friend - sorry I did not catch your name!) at around 7:07, to explain the crow feathers, and at 8:40 to take on a project that Joe tasked me with: "Go thou and record Halloween Night in NYC." Joe, you said "the entire city is a performance tonight" and that really inspired me. I went around town recording people. I even got one guy talking about the "persona" of his absent friend; that was really cool. Here's the entire album.
Oh, and please enjoy the many different takes: one sweater, two sweaters, no sweater / Halloween decorations/no Halloween decorations. I filmed this over a series of hours on Nov 1. during which I was taking them down. :)
* Feminism because I totally interpreted that from a handful of parts from the show, so I made a few comments on that. Actually I might write up a bit about that aspect, if that's all right.
I wouldn't call this a full-blown alternate version of my last video, more of a very slight adjustment. Per Matt and chariot13's suggestions, I did add some sound, though only Joe's welcome at the beginning. I tried clips from other segments, but they weren't fast enough and slowed down the pace of the movie. Plus, I liked the original feel, like you were almost fast-forwarding through the entire experience, and adding sound bits took away from that. I also swapped out more moon footage at the end for the gloam jack o' lantern, just because it's more of a unique hitRECord thing. They're minor differences, but I'm a big believer in listening to critique and trying anything once.
I LOVE what's already been done with the Dusty Dance tiny story, but I thought I'd still share my take on it :)
EDIT: if this gets used for anything, i just realized that i forgot to mute one of the clips so there's a little bit of background noise for a few seconds (that's what you get for trying to edit video with a baby in your lap!)
i found these resources while searching for material to do a completely different tiny film.. hehh. i love how life works out like that :)
when I found katasul's "we were sailing the seas", I knew I wanted to make a makebelieve world where the little boys could sail off into dreamland in their little tin boat. (all the resources just fell into place so easily for this remix. hitRECord is a treasure trove.)
i know.. it's not perfect. but heck. imma post it anyway :P
**thanks to Sarah for helping resource the song**
A Story in Wishes
When I made the request for 11/11/11 wishes, I genuinely thought I would have a handful of responses to play around with in the short time I had available. To my utter delight, nearly 90 responses later, I have cut together what I hope is a fitting tribute to the words and wishes of a varied and talented group of HitREcorders.
In the end, the success was my downfall: I simply didn't have enough time to fully carry out the idea I had in the short space of time. But the more I edited the wish videos, the more I realised that in fact the videos speak for themselves: they speak of hope, courage, remembrance, sadness, fear, happiness, determination. My little collage, my little fingerprint in bringing you all together in a single picture became an after thought.
To everyone who contributed, my very deepest thanks. Your courage and inspiration were truly wonderful to work with.
My 11/11 wish is for this community to keep spreading it's wings, and to forever endeavour to create, achieve and inspire.
I hope that, even in some small measure, all your wishes come true <3
PS: on a lighter note, I hope no one is creeped out by my red stained hands [paint] and the fact that I have lots of your faces on a wall gathered round a bright red circle! <3
PPS: currently trying to resource LOTS of names, some of whom sent videos by email and I wasn't sure of their HitREcord name. If you sent me a video and don't see a resource, please let me know! I used every single one I received :D <3
I loved this little animation and I knew I needed to give them some sound. I had so much fun doing this. ha ha ha
** added to the "i wish i may" collab on 4/5/12 --- I wish this little animation would go further, maybe sound effects? cleaned up drawings? added color? Something more
A day like 11.11.11 seems like a good day to release this film about repetition based on Wirrow's Tiny Story 'Proposition'. <3
People make films out of the stories that already exist. Let´s try the other way around. Help me make this footage in to a story.
Some of the footage is not of the best quality and some of the scenes are rely long, but I wanted to let you se the hole story and to give you as much freedom as possible to edit the footage to your own liking. I hope that someone will be inspired to do something cool out of this. For starters, the film desperately needs a soundtrack.
Naturally, you can pick it apart completely and use some smaller part you need for yore own stuff. Fore example there is footage of a snowcowerd park, a door that opens and a crowded street in Sweden.
Excuse the horrible spelling. I don´t usually write in englisch and I´m dyslectic.
A short piece by Joab Nevo and Sagy Tsirkin, 2006.
Long story short: My roommate has 3 cats. (does that make me a cat lady by association??) She is in NY at an internship. When she left she kept her cats in the apt. with me because she couldn't take them. I promised her I would take care of them and shit...I made this video for her essentially (she loved the song when I played it for her, especially since it is her cat who purrs at the beginning) because it has all of her feline bffs in it. It needs some serious work...I was trying to use parts of the other I Have No Cats video but for whatever reason when I tried to download it it didn't work for me. Still a work in progress so...happy remixing!
A test action scene. Shot on the Canon 550D.
I fell in love with phenomenaaa's piece, and decided to make an accompaniment to it.
"Hit RECord On Halloween" 2011. Le Poisson Rouge, NYC
Wanted to release this on 11/11/11 however it needed to be re-filmed and re-edited. The filming was done in silence. The anniversary is 11 years since I have danced. Anyone who wants to re-edit this is highly encouraged because my skills are lacking in that area.
Finally i just found the time to do the stopmotion that goes with the picture i took this summer ... hope this could be inspiring/useful/other .
This is an animation thingie I've been working on for the last few days. I feel it's unfinished, but I figure to upload what I have so far so people can mess with it. Anyway, enjoy!
A second cut of RegularJOE's live performance of "Patterns & Prayers" from the "Hit RECord on Halloween" show in New York City. This is the Low-Res version (at about 45% max quality.) Also, I have a slew of bullet point notes to accompany the new version (see below.)
* The walk to the podium introduction was changed quite a bit:
- Incorporated a snippet of the organ from the original video to blend into the ambient soundtrack
- Removed the rhythmic score elements of "Dreams of Another" and left the more moodier portions and blended them with the similar tones of "Circles of Latitude."
- Re-cut some of the entry shots and did away with the "cut the music" moments altogether.
* The crowd audio was remixed quite a bit to reduce conversations during the podium intro.
* Corrected the grayscale on several shots throughout the performance segment. There's still one rogue shot that will probably need to be replaced, for it seems to stand out in graininess and brightness a bit.
* There is no longer any music during the monologue. Music returns during the bow at the end and rolls into the brief shot of the spotlight and the empty stage, and the credits.
* Added the paper rip sample from the end of the original video as the logo quickly fades at the end.
* I liked RegularJOE's suggestion of adding the organ sample from the original version. While I did use it for a few seconds, the original audio includes background noise (footsteps, paper crinkling, etc.) so perhaps a composer could duplicate the organ note and upload it?
* The walk to the podium seems a bit hit-and-miss. In the first version I liked the rhythmic pieces of "Dreams of Another," for they were moody and dark, and I think they ccompanied the physicality of the walk. In this version there is primarily just ambience.
* Matbe we could get some composers to create some kind of brief score to coincide with the opening section leading up to the podium? Joe suggested this earlier, that any kind of music should probably be written specifically for the live performance.
* Regarding music in general, I personaly feel there needs to be some kind of bookended theme. Starting off dark and gloomy while ending with the piano notes (and a sense of optimism) are what I personally associate with the piece musically. It goes from dark to light, just as the text reminds us that what we send out from our hearts creates the world around us (that's how I interpret it at least.)
* What do you guys think of v2? I'd love to hear what everyone's thoughts are on this and how we can make it better. :)
A study in motion that I did for a contest.
a small peek into anthony's creative process with a remix of PASIV's "On Bridges"
next up, the making of the making of! (just kidding. but i'd love to see this remixed)
Hopefully an intro to a bigger piece regarding this movement.
What I eventually want to create is a video that demonstrates how the movement began in NY and grew to become a global movement. I do believe the events from last night in NY were an important turning point for the movement that’s why it is highlighted in the beginning, and also NY is where it all began, so it would make for a good intro to the movement and video as a whole.
The countries listed at the end are actually taken from here: http://www.occupytogether.org/actions/ where they list various places that the movement is taking place.
Still a work in progress, have a lot more footage to work with and need lots more records.
Found an awesome pretty girl and stuff!
Raw footage that I RECorded on the early morning of November 15th, 2011, when the NYPD broke up Occupy Wall Street protests in NYC.
Stop motion/live action short i made. 7 people race invisible motorbikes down a street. Chaos is enjoyed by all.
I'd been chewing over various Occupy Wall Street video ideas for a while in my head, but around the time Joe posted his footage and started the collab I'd settled on the idea of putting the modern visuals with old audio. Initially I was going to do a mashup of great speakers, but I ended up not liking that a) they were all old white dudes and b) it made the whole thing feel very disjointed. Eventually I settled on the LBJ Great Society Speech that he gave at the University of Michigan commencement in 1964. (It's public domain even though the site says it might not be - I called the LBJ Library to check, because I'm that paranoid. As the very nice Texan librarians told me, "all presidential speeches should be in the public domain, so y'all should be okay using them".)This is partially because it's a great, relevant speech, and partially because I really enjoyed telling everyone who wanted a description of what I was working on that I was "basically going to Lydon B. the crap out of their Johnson".
Har, har, I'm hilarious.
Anyway, as always, everything's a work in progress, leave comments and suggestions, blah blah blah, et cetera.
(Note: Archive.org has a great selection of footage from OWS, and I used quite a bit of it. If you're curious, check the resources, I'll be putting a text record with a list of all the videos I used and links to them.)
So at about three in the morning today I started watching Joe's OWS footage and I couldn't help but stay up and edit this together. There was no choice in the matter. This is the first draft so I am very open to constructive cristism and and suggestions you might have to better this project. Let me know what you think.
This is only the beginning (and it needs a lot of work yet to be smoother) of a much larger animation I am currently working on, inspired by Mirtle's wonderful illustrations. Stay tuned ;^)
Here's a morning Time Lapse of the Golden Gate Bridge taken yesterday, 2/24/11 at 6:48am. Audio is by the awesome, Tonguecutsparrow. My favorite part is when I saw the cargo ship coming into my frame!
Here's my shot at putting the awesome footage from the Occupy movement together.
(This is a heavily compressed .mp4 -- for smooth editing/high quality results, download these files --> http://hitrecord.org/records/583559)
Hey guys, I've shot all the cabin scenes for Herringbone in a green screen studio. Hopefully this can be useful to help this collaboration get going again. I was hoping for people to get involved and make some art for the train cabin and add visual effects in to give it a mood. There's certain scenes missing, this is for hitrecord to decide what to do, personally, I'd love to see some animation of the protagonist where there's gaps.
(This version is ungraded for maximum flexibility in post.)
There is a second of bars at 3:01 -- this is just there to show that I've skipped past the part about "At faro in Denver..." just so people don't get confused by me dropping a good paragraph of writing.
That's pretty much it. Now get inspired!
- Direction/Cinematography/Editing - thesherbethead
- Assistant Director - Ruth Aitken (http://hitrecord.org/users/AlexanderAteKen)
- Lead Actor - Edward Shallow (http://hitrecord.org/users/edward+shallow)
- Supporting Actor - Omar Zingaro Bhatia (http://hitrecord.org/users/Omar+Zingaro+Bhatia+)
- Makeup Artist - Kendall Cullen (http://hitrecord.org/users/KendallC)
a little fall formal mash up.
Update: Sadly, I lost a lot of my work on this due to a faulty drive. So mad, and so sad... So this is what it is, as-is, until I find time to return to it. I really loved where I was going with this piece, so I plan on returning to it eventually (maybe for my 500th Record?) In the meantime, anyone else is of course more than welcome to reMIX and/or continue it yourself!
So, this was my 100th RECord! And I wanted it to be special, so I put a lot of work into a BIG animation idea to complete for it…
However, a couple snags in animating and execution = the full animation took a lot longer than I thought. Time is always the hottest variable with animating, so no big surprise here, but I do have a couple other items/RECords that I want to upload on hitRECord while I am completing this animation, so, my 100th RECord is just another sneak peek of my progress so far and “to be continued…” This low-res, so I am sorry for the grainy quality and the pacing chops here and there, just keep in mind that the full-quality piece is a lot smoother.
The animation idea spiraled-off of Mirtle’s “raindrops” illustration (recently Featured) as well as time I spent diving deeper into Mirtle’s impressive, and completely inspiring, collection of work. We all adore Mirtle’s Illustrations, which goes without saying, and I think what is so captivating about each illustration is that they are so damn delicate while being executed with such strength (and I hope my animation can echo that.) The pieces have this wondering doodle quality but unlike doodles - that seem almost lost – these illustrations decide to create their own map and their adventures just screamed at me to be animated.
I also have fallen in love with eaneikciv’s “Yes, We're Sinking” audio RECord, and it came to mind as I was swimming through Mirtle’s work. Hence, the concept was born. It just swallowed me up. I had to begin working on it.
Pheew! That was a lot of rambling, but I hope I am making sense. I hope you enjoy the animation so far. It will continue it, and will carry the lil’ raindrop girl through a few more Mirtle-inspired adventures/worlds.
I know I'm a bit late with this but wanted to release it anyways! Based on The Bookshop tiny story
This is an animation made from one of SFBakstad's timelapsed lily videos. Each frame was modified by a variety of hitRECorders & then mixed back into the sequence.
The video shows 4 different versions: full speed, slower, less than half speed (so you can see the individual frames more clearly) & then the full speed again for comparison.
The frames were modified by: rejjie, jelly bean, adhgraphicdesign, brookeduckart, moonbug & Duddelmaus! Thank you all for your contributions! :)
Now... where do we take this next?
I thought of this idea when I shot the "waiting..." footage last night. Going through LizSmall's emotions collab inspired me to pull some of the footage from contributions there into making a commercial for the new Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Volume 1. The pprescott released her gorgeous footage and I decided to give it a rough edit tonight.
There are a few things I'd like to work on:
1. The voice over. I wrote this out really quickly, and I'm not 100% pleased with it. If someone could remix it, I'd love to hear their ideas. I'd like to keep the VO focused on emotions though, as that's the footage I want to use. The footage I select is tied very carefully to the VO, so that's something to keep in mind:
Are you worried about what to get your friends and family this holiday season? Bored by the same old presents every year? Frustrated by large crowds and long lines? Well put down that book and check this out! The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories Volume One is here! Filled with page after page of impeccably illustrated, beautifully brief tales of happiness, sorrow and everything in between, the Tiny Book of Tiny Stories is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. Available online or in stores at any of these fine retailers, you can get yours today and turn that holiday drear into holiday cheer!
2. More shots of the Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Volume 1, in much the same way as pprescott has provided. I think it would also be great to get footage of people holding the TBOTS and being really happy about it.
3. More emotions, especially as they relate to the emotions in the VO. I'd like a variety of takes on them, but I'm leaning more toward "big" because I want to keep this sort of lighthearted and fun.
4. A good background music. Suggestions are welcomed.
So yeah, definitely open to any feedback/advice/help you're willing to give!
Saw the awsome footage and had to make a short documentary. I've made it kind of late since I was very buisy, but then again it's never to late to reRecord :)
I think the occupy movement is very important and I hope this will help.
Hope you guys like it XD
P.S - I will upload the video in better quality soon.
I try to respect the mood of the text and original movie. A special thanks to JohnnyClyde and his beautiful music. Of course, thanks a lot to all the vocal artists. I try to use the more I could, ladies as gentlemen. Except two personal footages, everything is your works, I mixed films and animations. Very inspiring works. So thanks again and I hope you will like what i've done with it.
Some resources are missing. I Can't add them, i don't know why. Here there are: Mr green's "vision", Tori's "dream (slow jump)", LizSmalls's "and a new earth stoic", Crayfish's "coffee", Cacheth's "(animation) summer hobby", xobreexo's "nothing big". Tell me if I forget someone!!!
And please help, I am looking for the hitrecorder who took the B&Wpicture which illustrate my file. I can't refind who take this so nice photography...
I am going to have a daughter this summer and this afternoon I got my first real glimpse at her. It was an experience of immeasurable beauty and joy.
While it is one thing to see the whole body in its entirety, it was particularly amazing to watch the heart beat. The ultrasound camera is creates so many visual perspectives and sometimes you are viewing the exterior of the baby, and other times you are suddenly within the body, viewing the organs and the muscles.
I'll never forget one particular moment where the heart was the main focus on the screen. It's beating at around 142 bps and it looks so tiny, and yet it's so prominent. But what really struck me was the baby's whole body seemed to just be a glowing outline. In that series of moments it became clear to me that our bodies truly are just physical vessels.
Oh, and I absolutely loved what the technician said to us about her job and how much she loves doing it. I just had to use that audio byte to open the video.
This is the verison that first screened at Sundance 2012!
Oh man, I've been dreaming of this shot for awhile. Went over to my friends to do a little gardening and did a video for her job, and then i set my tripod up and jumped. I'm going to do this again with a higher frame rate and some like fancy floaty clothes or some weird something, something soon.. who knows. ANY IDEAS of things you'd like to see jumping in mid air? So happy its warm out.
I like to post this kind of stuff, because you never know what people could remix this in/to
Loved this track that was featured by Mad_Dev, check out his stuff, its all pretty fun and different from the usual HR fodder.
maybe ill add this to liz's emotions collab - SO HAPPY/FREE BIRD emotion.
As soon as I heard AM Ferraro's beautiful piece of music I knew I had to do something with it.
Also, 300th record whoop whoop whoa!
So, love love the remix Roboj did of Ravens. Loved the video that tagooey cut to it using a bunch of my footage. Love the original song by metaphorest and is that albert singing along as the dude?(morning hallows!!!)
All the talk about feminism and femininity lately and women's rights and what it is to be a woman ... got me thinking. I probably shot 3 different versions of this, and the putting it together was only indicitive of what it was after i shot it. As it is when you shoot/are in something. I did one take with full make up, and then another more masucline coloring. I often have played male roles, almost as many roles as I've played as a female. One side of my face looks more feminine the other half looks more masculine, as i've noticed from getting my picture taken for a job.
I think when we are young women we take on this more masculine role to protect ourselves, when we become mothers we soften, and experience our femininity in true form. I also think that in context with this song, this confusion amoung young women is a balance, it can confuse us and sadden us and leave us feeling all alone, lost in our gender.
The male and female voices in this song, work so beautifully together. I attempted to sing along to the man parts for the masucline version and the main part for the feminine version. thats why the mouth is all over the place.
I feel like its always a balance, with depression and with gender. We always have to figure out our own balance.
When i layed the two over one another, i really liked the dimension it created. So i took the task of key framing every other frame.. it was like.. finger breaking work. Was thinking of uploading the raw files separated in a zip folder if requested. I'll do it if you ask or If I'm bored one day.
So i guess for now, i'm all about recording myself doing something on camera and cutting it to music and uploading it now.... its'cool. I'm cool with that. its fun for me, and maybe you can use it.
Shot by CameronSmith in Central Park, NYC.
Ally wanted to shoot something while I was visiting NY. So we did some shakekspeappre.
This one is famous! Many thanks to Matt for editing together all the original public domain stuffs.
And to Robo_J for remixing this beautiful tune.
In the end, this video could still use some editing. But, I think you guys get the idea. Take it and run with it.