I feel your stare but I will not look back, I'll hide within my hair, afraid to make eye contact. Why do I feel like you are feeling my soul with eyes gazing cool and your mouth slightly drawn. This moment of connection will soon be gone. I get up from my seat in the little cafe', I push in my chair as I soon walk away. When I hear your voice softly say "hey." I turn to meet your eyes finally, and watched you walk away with another girl from the table next to me.
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
It started with a cloud. I wanted to draw clouds like Dientes Feos, and then I drew raindrops and then a brolly. And when I decided that someone should really be holding that umbrella, I decided said person should wear a hat (coz I wanted to try drawing a hat like that). Eventually I ended up with a marionette inspired figure and this doodle took a life of its own.
It could be a tiny story. It could be anything. I drew this on a 3 hour train ride home. I didn't know what to do with it, so I decided to share it as a record. :)
My band has written an entirely new set and abandoned some old songs, so they said I could put them up on HR. may be of use to somebody. I play bass in the band.
"If you ever become a ghost, feel free to haunt me."
I loved this tiny story!
This is my first drawing in a long time, hope you like it!
I've been wanting to play in photoshop for such a long time.. i think i've gotten a bit rusty but i'm pretty proud of this considering. lol
Metaphorest also added lyrics and singing to my song Rêve Lucide! I decided to sing with her :)
So Metaphorest decided to sing to one of my songs, and I honestly think she's improved it with her vocals and lyrics. I really love Metaphorest's additions. She told me to upload the version with both of our vocals.
The little hitrecorder labored day in and day out
on a special little video of which she was proud
The time had come for her to submit
This stemmed from a doodle I made a while ago. Maybe someone can think of a tiny story for them?
[I figure I should tack this onto this record since it's my first record of my new year]
It's kind of surreal to think about, that I've been on this site for a year now. All things considered, this has been a pretty good year for me. I was thinking about this earlier after reading Sparra's anniversary text record. I barely remember what it was like before I joined HR. It sounds kind of cliche but it's so true. I've met so many great people because of this site. People that I'd probably would have never met otherwise.
All the kind comments really gave me a new found confidence in my work. Lemme tell you, I was not in the mood to draw for a long time before I joined. This has become one of those sites that's just like "Oh hey.. c: I think I belong here." The whole situation leaves me feeling really content with everything.
So, I just wanted to thank everyone here on HR for giving me such a great place to come to every day. You are all an amazing bunch of people.
the seahorse and his starfish, grown tired of the sea, took up in a balloon, and were the firsts to be; the skyhorse and his stars.
Another Illustration! I love doing this! :) This is one of my favorites tiny stories! I Hope everyone like it! Please could you add this for the book! RegularJOE! Please! :)
Another Tiny Tune inspired by a Tiny Story! Enjoy :) And don't forget to check out the rest of the Tiny Tunes Collaboration!
After I built our dream home, I put a fence around the yard for the sheep to leap so you could join me here sooner.
(I'm hoping the somewhat pun/deception of "drea...
So this is just the plain base image of my physician's wife...if anyone would like to use her for something shiny and lovely - here you are :]
This tiny story by Michal is my ultimate favourite RECord...I don't think I've ever read such a beautiful sentence in my entire life. <3
Words redundant on hushed lips
stories untold in quiet, dim firelight
that invites and invokes
fire spirits in hypnotic ferocity
This was an absolute joy to create and I'm super happy with how it turned out...even if this is version 2 because I typoed version 1 like a dummy, lol. ANYWAY! I loved how MelonBerri utilized the oversized knife...just thought it was a unique idea sooo I sort of ran with that, lol. This was a very different style, colorization, and texture to what I've usually done with my artwork though so feedback on how this is viewed would be wonderful :]
please note: This is not meant AT ALL in a sacrilegious or disrespectful way. I think that 'The Lords Prayer' is beautiful, and lyrical, which is why I thought it would make such a...
Yet another illustration for this fantastic tiny story! I was rereading this tiny story the other night while listening to the soundtrack of the Japanese anime "The Garden of Sinners (part 1)" and that's when the idea for this piece came to me (those who have seen the film would probably understand the reason behind this). Oh and I FAIL at perspectives, which I blame entirely on my lack of practice in observational drawings.
Song I wrote about my friends cute relationship!
I like to think this song is my first real CHEESY love song! :)
Hope you like it!
This video REmix started with... well, with Robo_J's Sonnet and his remarkable reading of it, of course ;) - but at the visual level it started with Joy and Sadness - the videos that Edward Shallow made for the Emotions Collab. His face in those two RECords was the first image that came to my mind while listening to RJ's reading. So I thought, why not make him the main character of my video (again:)). I browsed through his other RECords and found this amazing Phone Call video. That was it, that was the one I needed to visualize this sonnet.
I think this is more of a draft than a finished product (mostly because I'm not sure about the audio levels), but that's gonna depend on your opinions. Please, feel free to tell me what you don't like about this video and I'll try to fix it.
Thank you for reading and for watching :) And special thanks to Robo_J for the brilliant voice over, to Edward Shallow and TaraMarie for their inspiring videos and to PASIV for the music that always gives me chills.
Hmmm I fiddled around with this record for a while, think I'm okay with the result. Maybe somebody wants to add something =)
And I found the hot air balloon footage on www.archive.org but I cant find the exact place right now, I will post once I find it
***The deadline for submitting to the "Tiny Book of Tiny Stories 2011" collaboration is July 25th!!!! So here are several more Tiny Story RE-RECs for those looking for to work on last minute RECords***
1. Ambush! - A Tiny Story (viceversusxX)
2. tiny story - LGM (JoNMac)
3. Tiny Story: The Dollar (Re_Anon)
4. Tiny Story - The Snowman (lindzey42)
5. Dear Gravity Scrawl (tiny story) (Unusual Suspect)
6. Webs We Weave 2 (The_StaNg)
7. The Snowflake and the Droplet - A Tiny Story (Metaphorest)
8. Owl at a Party (jordyn. myah)
Hey guys! I was wondering if anyone is up for helping contribute some sound effects?
1) For the leaves whooshing in
2) for the hand popping down
3) for anything else!
Sorry its all going so slowly btw! Just hard finding time to get it done faster!
It's been one year on this day, July 24th, since you left. I hope even now, from wherever you are, you still listen to me play the piano and are still proud of me. I miss and love you Pop. 7-24-10.
The strips are supposed to be music staffs, but it would have been too much work to write music notes so I just left it blank.
She took up coloring that fall,
Outlining heavy along the lines,
Those borders she knew better than
To cross. She preferred the colored pen...
Ignoring threats of drowning, I dare float
Along Nostalgia’s stream with hope I’ll taste
Again that cast-off brine of years remote,
Just going through some of my old artwork and thought I'd share a sketch or two in case anyone is looking for illustrations to play around with :]
I thought I heard you calling
like a mirage
shimmering in the morning sun
through sweeping blades of grass
clock hands turn a million chimes
So I hand sketched Turtley Turtle a little while back, but I did tweak him a wee bit in Photoshop to clean him up a little. Just thought I'd share him with the community for someone to play around with if they'd like. Otherwise...
Just a turtle. Living in his turtle world. Doing turtle things. Like a turtle.
I'm done saying turtle now. :]
One night Death came to visit me
And offered me a cup of tea.
I did not mention it was cold
And carefully sipped around the mold.
If you don't like old news reel style footage and shots which cut off people's heads probably best to give this one a miss...
EDIT: Also my first RE-REC Vid has been released on my HitRECord birthday!
My re-recs for this week with a little (help) from my dog, dublin. :)
1. No Borders [Beat 714 REmix] (Robo_J)
2. Technology...WTF (creative_green13)
3. The Confession (Eskapurla)
4. Sam The Homeless Snail (illustration) (cat-cat)
5. Once upon a Balloon Remix (with eaneikciv and Metaphorest) (The Morning Hollows)
6. one---two (correct version) (aszarkowski)
7. this way (timssally)
8. Marionette (tiny story) (Babbish)
9. Moth In The Flame (smweed)
10. Circus/Carnival Spirits (bloemday)
(First time remixing/collaborating. I hope I'm doing it right)
I thought about the 'Moon and Sun' tiny story from a somehow romantic point of view... you know, the Moon and Sun traveling through the skies searching for one another and finally getting together, the eclipse becoming a hug between the two.
I did a quick little doodle following that idea, then thought the result was kind of cute and decided to finish it properly :)
Part of my design final from the study of microscopic imagery, I was kind of hoping to somebody could make a story out of this wonderfully icky girl
Listen with headphones if you can!
A couple o' months ago, Sel released her translated version of wirrow's atom song....when megan released her piano version, I really wanted to try singing it..so, yeah here we go!
Slight tweaking of zee words:
Siempre despierta y todo parece real
Como un conejo en un miel infinto come el mar
No estoy respirando y no estas respirando por mi
Compartes tus suenos y comparto los mios con tigo
Encuentrame en el mismo lugar, no existe nada allí
Encuentrame olvida los demás: no somos enemigos aquí
Puedo cantar por ti, sino orar la verdad
Pero no moriremos: el amor es infinidad
Veo la bomba a, volando en tu alma
Veo la bomba a cuando me cantas
"Always awake, everything seems real,
Like a bunny in endless honey like the sea,
I'm not breathing and you're not breathing for me,
You share your dreams and I share mine with you.
"Find me in the same place, nothing exists there,
Find me, forget the rest, we're not enemies here
I can sing for you, pray the truth,
But we won't die: love is infinity"
I see the atom bomb floating in your soul,
I see the atom bomb when you sing to me"
This is another contribution for the Random Record Collab, a remix of two awesome records: Beautiful Fall by Pinkp and Balloon and Fishes by jaime2607.
she remembers the moment she could glimpse it coming,
when she had chosen to look away
the moment and the course she could have changed,
before the breakage sent splinters into everything
this comes from two sources ~ a sound i created from my ambient piece Waves & Shores (conjured up around April 2010), and a rhythm/synth idea i created in May 2011 out of inspiration to find a groove for the sound.
this has been a work-in-progress, but here's a basic idea for it. more ideas are bound to come later. and please feel free to fill the space with whatever you please. i have my own ideas about it, but i want to hear yours :)
RE-RECS! i made it under 5 min tonight!! :D again, apologies if there are mispronunciations :O/ & oh. i love alot :)) X.O. check it out. p.s. & ye, i got a ukulele & i plan to play/sing children's lullabies. take that eddie vedder :o)
"The elephant just knew everyone in the room was dying to talk about him. " An illustration with text for saintmaker's tiny story.
for your remixing pleasure: clouds over desert, a little tripped out. music is by wirrow. the file is called "movie cliches" but i can't find it by that name on hitrecord. somebody help me!
these are three great pieces that I thought I would really try to remix in a different way
since meshing records is definitely so much fun :)
Every time I see a picture or drawing of balloons I have to play with them, this one recorded by katey_doodles is awesome so here it is the result!
This is a track I made and a song I have been working on for a while but I just dont have the rest of. Please feel free to fill in the empty spaces.
My version of KarizzMarie's tiny story - The Lonely Star....well, sort of, just thought the sun needs something to keep himself entertain.
This is a simple little song with mostly piano in it laid over some beats and a little bit of guitar. It's just dying to be remixed. :)
I was stuck inside with a cold with a view of snow outside, so I did a little blues/lounge inspired version of make space. Its a little bare so please join in.
The world of tiny stories pattern background. This pattern is seamless and you can tile it to make even bigger pattern.
Just something to sum up our work with tiny stories. :). If I left out your work on the resources, please let me know.
Do check out how this pattern can be applied on a book cover - http://hitrecord.org/records/456624
Here my contribution for Gaby's collab : random record collab !! :o)
PS : It was something funny happened when I hit the button of random : I had RegularJoe's abum of "tiny stories want illustration" at least 5 times before had another record. Not simple to do a remix of an album !! :P
For Vickie's tiny song collab - here's my tiny musical interpretation of Attilee's 'Together'
Last song today ha! Bit of a change of tone for this one - I'm jumping on the hitRECord blues train with thanks to smweed's awesome lyrics. Additions/suggestions welcome!
Only a very small percentage of the many wonderful tiny stories will end up in the upcoming book, but the process is important as well as the result.I feel the tiny stories captured our imagination and interest in creating and appreciating them.
smweed's lyric. poem; pamagotchi's vocals; and monkeychow in there somewhere,
I first noticed this collab a long time ago and knew I wanted to contribute, but wasn't sure how to go about it, because I didn't want to say it in text or video.
I want to make something very clear: this isn't a 'woah-is-me' record. This is more of a statement on self-perception. I think we all have days where we wished we could fix this or change that about our appearance. I know I have, especially when I was younger. We can become very harsh critics, picking ourselves apart, dissecting every perceived flaw. And in today's society it is possible to 'fix' some of these perceived imperfections via surgery, which it seems like more and more people are turning to. Which, in my personal opinion, is unfortunate. As someone who admittedly enjoys looking at both beautiful men and women, the people I find the most attractive are not perfect by traditional standards. There's something unique that sets them a part, something different, something that they probably considered a 'flaw' at some point in their life.
I have, at one time or another, felt all of things I wrote over this self-portrait. And there are still things about my appearance that I don't fully enjoy. I'm never going to be BFFs with my freckles, for example. But I have embraced them to the point where, even if given the opportunity, I wouldn't alter them.
What I eventually want to do is create a two-frame image with an honest self-portrait in one frame, and a distorted one in the other, to show how we can become so easily deceived by our own perceptions and criticisms. So in that way, this picture could probably best be described as 'notes' for that project.
So, if you do choose to heart this record or, especially comment, please be aware that this is not a current reflection of how I feel about myself and my appearance. I chose to do a self portrait of myself because it was the easiest and most honest way to send the message.
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 found these really cool artist trading cards at my local art supply store and of course I had to do something with them for here! I think these have a lot of potential. They'd be very cool for tiny stories. The shadow one has the description of the Longrays on the back. Also, they look better in person. I really need a new scanner.
(for another project, I needed to write zombie themed poems, here's one playing off/poking fun at horror movie cliches. It was just being neglected on my computer. Halloween's not too far of...
Today (7/27) is my one year hitRECord Anniversary... I know it sounds cliche, but I honestly can't believe it's only been a year. I have learned, loved, laughed so much with new friends, new confidence and pride, new horizons. Thank you to everyone who has made this year with hitRECord so magical <3
This video is a small collection of some of my favorite hitRECord moments ... things I made, time with friends, etc.
Uh... the song faded at the end in my project file and here it just cuts off. Ug. Oh well....
I don't know where this came from since I'm no musician but it happened! It could be cleaner but I've decided its best to stop tweeking it before I mess up and ruin the whole thing. Hope someone out there finds a use for it! Happy remixing!
Sorry that the audio quality is shit. This is my first sacrifice to the Viddler.
~you can't sleep? me either. let's can't sleep together~
Remix of Midnight Stranger by hachi (the cats is just lovely :3) based on thedustdancestoo tiny story Sleepyheads.
I really liked totallyjamie's cover design so here's my take on it with a little twist. I thought it would be nice to have a dust-jacket with cut-outs of the hit-record/heart buttons through which the pattern printed on the book cover is visible.
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.
Short and super simple "how to remix" video.
I found Jooshua's guitar track and it sounded like a simple/sweet love song. So, that is just what I made it out to be. I wanted to try something different, and I played some real drums and piano for once, hopefully that trend will continue. The lyrics are overly simple, perhaps somebody else may want to write up something better, but they work for what the song is.
And finally, and most importantly, the awesome Robo J was kind enough to add some kicking bass to the tune. Well, there you have it. Hope the mix sounds ok. I tried some new things.
For the lives that were taken too soon. Feel free to add to it, i would love to build on it.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. -Edgar Allan Poe
HAPPY HITRECORDIVERSARY TO ME!!! July 28, 2011 marks exactly one year since I joined hitRECord. I remember that night well... I think I had just come back from a club in LA, and then... well I don't want to ruin the story! It's a story told in the only way I know how to tell 'em: RANDOM AND ABSTRACT AS FUCK.
(there's a puppy though. she's adorable.)
One thing missing from the story, though, is how much I LOOOOOVE all my new friends I've met through this dastardly delight of a website. Seriously, guys. I love you all. Except you, Viddler. And I look forward to another amazing year to come!
I played about with mirtle's wonderful (as ever) drawing. This remix came about almost entirely thanks to Belcath1981's wonderful photoshop tutorials, inspiration and many of her textures. Extra textures from doverpeak, JaneTH and lostandtaken.com (royalty free).
Though in the UK it is technically the 30th of July - it's still 29th of July somewhere.
I joined hitRECord one year ago.
This is just a little video to mark the day, or day after, which mostly involves me messing about with stationary and some images of random RECords of mine.
If my ribs are cut from the same mammal bone
My daughter found the party supply stash in my craft cabinet and has been bringing me a new balloon to inflate every couple hours for three days straight. This is the end result. I was planning to just upload the raw footage, but then I realized that the song "Once Upon A Balloon" would be perfect for it! And I've never done stop motion before, so we'll just call this trial and error, but I thought it turned out alright!
fun fact - that's the piano that was used to record this little song!
I loved the title that fabulouslyfreckled and belcath1981 used for their RECollection Vol. 1 posters.
The idea that I had was to find the images from the cover.
Feel free to add more instruments, or harmonies etc. May need a bridge as well, but maybe it should stay short and sweet?
This is for the sleepyhead tiny story's request. inspired by the propaganda baby poster, I put these babies into hitrecord pattern jammies and turn them into insomniac. Maybe they are planning a revolution.
PS: Mini Maxx makes a special cameo appearance in this tiny story.
I had a couple of hours to kill before work today so I decided to put this little number together. With my mouth.
My mom told me not to play with food, but I coudln't help it.
I talked a tiny bit with mirtle about drawing with edible material and saw Bree's "Joe Peanut". This turned and turned in my head and probably produced this. I was also very much influenced by Bree's stop-motion movies.
This was done with strawberry syrup, mustard, soy sauce, blueberry jam and cocoa with water.
Here you will hear Day Glo's "Strawberry Bootlaces" piece underscored by me playing piano. Love the British accent; hope the score is as loveable. Interestingly, I've actually lived the scenario so eloquently narrated... quite true to life, it is. Every bite.