RE-RECommends for WEEK 17
UPDATE: Yes! I think I'm done now with the resources (if I forgot to resource a record, please tell me) and I also finished to write the comment for the "SPECIAL MENTION TO" Section"! Phew! Sorry for the delay.
Here’s the new album. I didn’t find any conceptual and general theme for this album because I know now that it’s always about the same thing: how we see and understand the world around us, and we see and understand ourselves.
This week, the section “Special Mention To” is… different. I didn’t choose to talk about one hitRECorder. It’s entitled “Make Space For Me In Your Coffin” because it’s a selection of the records created from 4 originals records (Metaphorest’s poem, Lizzie’s song, Metaphorest’s song and Marke’s design). I warn you, it’s a looong section this week (58 records)! You will find the explanation in the section.
As usual, you will find the notes about how this album works at the end.
Thanks again for reading patiently this album and thanks again for your constant support!
1. Random Stopmotion Madness (chigwinkle)
Very fun video to watch! The stop motion seems to be very easy to do but I’m not sure because if you want to create some dance moves or any kind of figures, you still need to be concentrated a little bit. But most of all, it really seems to be a funny and pleasant thing to do especially when you think about what can of figure you can create. It’s very inspiring and I would love to see more fresh videos like this one. I would love to see a remix of this video. It was used for the “It Starts with a Glitch” videos, but I think it would be interesting to create or find a music for this video, you know, a summer, happy, folk song. And why not creating a music video with only videos like this one? All in stop motion. I remember, I re-recommended a long time ago a similar video with photos (sorry I don’t remember the title).
There are a lot of moments that I really enjoy in this video. I love when both guys are “flying”; very effective effect. Like Todd (in his comment), I like the illusion of travelling through the fence (very well done), I also like the robotic dance moves (and the waves, pretty well done by the way!), chigwinkle’sfriend flying in the last part of the video just kills it! And the last seconds with the fast succession of images of Chig and his friend: that makes the video rocking! That makes me think of a music video of a rock-folk band (is that music style exists actually? Haha I still don’t recognize all the music style…). It makes me think of The Cave by Mumford & Sons. I definitely imagine the same style of music for this lovely video. Here’s the music video of the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNy8llTLvuA
I think the music for this should have a ukulele sound in it. In fact, Chigwinkle has few songs that might go well with the video… I didn’t re-listen to all his songs, but I think about:
- Make a Name for Myself: Revised (212309)
- Moon 4 (Piano madshell): remix of a Chig’s song by Madshell (I re-recommended it in the Album for WEEK 9, and I still recommend it to you)
- You Do Your Thing
- The Wanderer Acoustic
- Progression With Vox
It can even be a new collaboration, the Stopmotion Madness. At least, it’s a technique that should be reuse more often.
2. Moving Album Art (gpjcole)
gpjcole uploaded only one record but I find the idea very interesting. Here’s his explanation: “One of the things I love the most artistically is album art. There are so many cool things you can do with just a still frame - I had the idea "what if album art moved?" A world of possibilities exists when you think of album art and movement. Time-lapse, stop-motion, full video, 2d animation, 3d animation, motion graphics... there is nothing you can't do. I put together a first idea; making up the name of a CD then did a quick time-lapse and put it all together making the above video.”
This is a very short video with a simple idea, but an original and promising idea. I think it would be an interesting collaboration. The contributions don’t need to be long. You can take an idea, theme or any word (related to Art thought), and remix it in a short video (few seconds). It can be an alternative to the “30 seconds or less” Matt’s collaboration.
Anyway, I find this project quite interesting to explore, and I like the video gpjcole uploaded as an example.
3. City born of sand (InkedCanvas)
I love this photograph. I love the perspective (there’s more sand than buildins) and the title (it could have been the Title of the WEEK but I selected another one this week), I really like the choice of b&w as well.
What I really like about this picture is that we can understand the sand as two different things: it can be the symbol of a wild place or a nature reserve where a city “sprouts”, or it can be the ruins and dust of old cities and civilizations destroyed by the expansion of the contemporary world… it’s far-fetched, I agree, but that’s what this photo inspires me…
Anyway, here’s again a new example of what makes a good photograph: lighting, angle view and perspective, subject, title. Good job InkedCanvas!
Someone can write a Tiny Story about that by the way…
4. A Chinese 2-year-old child (Jupiter.Lee)
Here’s another photograph I just love. I love portraits but I become more demanding these days and most of time I don’t really like them because I don’t like when people pose too much and forget to be natural. Here, the kid poses (as she looked at the camera), but she remains natural. Like Todd wrote, she’s cool and relax; and I think that’s what strikes me in this photo. In fact, for me she looks more like a wise person than a kid (look at her eyes).
Actually, what I really love about her natural pose it’s her feet’s position: the left foot on the right foot. I use to do that a lot as well! It seems to be my “punctum” (cf. Barthes, I think I already mentioned this French author in a previous re-rec album, “punctum” is a latin word to describe what personally strikes you in photo, it’s the opposite of “studium” which describes a more social and cultural interpretation of a picture: here’s a link for more explanation:
Lovely portrait, very inspiring.
5. Pocket Exploration (RedHeadMonster)
Julia decided to use all the texts about the Pocket collaboration instead of just one because she doesn’t like to make her life easy. In fact, it was a paying choice because that’s what makes this video not just good but really good. This is a great and effective editing (with 40 records).
She said the results might not be logical or coherent. I don’t agree with that. It’s a coherent video because the style is the same from the beginning to the end. And it’s logical because it’s poetic.
She added that it’s might be all new-age, pretentious and artsy. It is new-age and artsy, but definitely not pretentious. Why? Because she kept a simple editing and not too “garish”, so it’s definitely not pretentious.
What I like the most in her video, it’s how she used the photos. I’m not a fan of videos that use photos in a slideshow effect but I like this one because it doesn’t look like a slideshow, it’s well edited with the voiceovers and the music (and we don’t see each photo too long).
Well, this is one of the best contributions to the Pocket Autopsy so far (and dear Julie, you can’t say now that your re-rec albums are more popular than your records!;p)
6. walk walk walk (Johnny_O)
I have a lot of questioning about this record. I don’t know if the music is copyrighted or not, I don’t know if the video is copyrighted or not, I don’t know if Johnny created this video or not (if it’s a Youtube video or not), and as I don’t read Japanese, I couldn’t find any clue to find the answer.
BUT, I wanted to talk about this record anyway because of the special effects that I find so fresh, so original, so inspiring, and so rare on hitRECord: it’s the superposition of animated drawing (the white drawins) on a video. I love that concept! It should be reuse (I don’t have any ideas right now, but it is technique that we should keep in mind… even if I don’t know it can be done).
7. A Venice Waltz (cerebis)
Marc has great footage (his “Stock Footage” album is priceless) but what I really like in this record is how he edited it to make a ‘real’/ artistic video and not only uploaded as footage. I also really like the music he found in the public domain. It couldn’t have been better for this video. I also love Veles’ waltz (I re-recommended it in a previous album) but it seems there’s no end to this track. Really, it’s a very pleasant video to watch and like I said in some previous re-rec album for photos: it can be seen as a final product, or it can be seen as footage.
When I watch this video I have the impression to discover an interactive catalogue (in motion) of Hitrecord footage. I can even hear a voice speaking highly of each shot. Nah, I’m kidding. But I really like it. Great and clever use of footage.
And I only talked about the result, but like Tori wrote in her comment, Marc is, I quote, “a master with that camera”. For those who already took some footage of cities or their holidays, they may know (like me), that is not especially an easy exercise to have great footage like this.
And if you didn’t see Marc’s stock footage before, you should check it out. It’s a true treasure for video editor:
8. Good Morning Moon (deanvelveteen)
I love this photo. I could watch it for hours. This is the kind of photo that makes me escape in a world of my imagination. I couldn’t live in the mountains (I lived in the Alps for a year, I was in depression) because I need to look at the horizon, to look into distance, otherwise I have the impression to imprisoned.
I really like the composition of the photo, it’s well-balanced. And it can be the reuse for a poem or a tiny story.
9. What it ‘Tis Dance (TaraMarie)
TaraMarie contributes on hitRECord with great dance videos. I think this one is the first record I discovered from her. She found a track on the website that goes very well with the video. It’s really fun to watch, very well done (the dance, the shooting and the editing), and it’s actually very inspiring.
We don’t see a lot of dance videos like this one, and I think there should be more dance collaborations or contributions on hitRECord. There are different ways to use some dancing: dancers can choose a song and create a video like this one; someone can create a collaboration and upload a choreography, then other hitrecorders upload their takes; some footage of short dance moves can be uploaded to be remix in a mashup videos, etc. There are a lot of possibilities to explore dance on hitRECord.
Sorry, I didn’t talk much about the video. But love everything in it: the dance (great dancer!), the locations, the music, the editing, etc. It’s a great and original contribution. More dance videos please! :)
10. Macho Moon (Metaphorest)
Here’s an lovely tiny story in image (I know it’s not really a tiny story). I could have chosen this record for the Title of the WEEK as well. I love the composition of the image, how the moon interacts with the text; great photograph of the moon by the way. This is a pure Metaphorest(ian)* record and I just love it. It gives us a inspirational example of how we can mix text and images.
* What word we can choose to describe the presence of Metaphorest style in a record?
TITLE of the WEEK: Winged beasts that leapt and fluttered into motion (Marielv)
Ok, it’s from Wirrow’ text but it stills Marielv’s record title. I mainly selected this title because it’s a long one (I don’t know but I love long titles). What can I say more? I also love titles that creates images in your mind.
At last, but not least, the video itself is fucking awesome. I want to see more! Pleaaase :)
QUESTION of the WEEK: The end of the world? How do you see the Future?
I selected this week 3 records (but it’s one entity for me):
- Destruction Myth – Tiny Story (Metaphorest): it’s definitely one of my favourites Tiny Story, and it’s my Metaphorest’s favourite Tiny Story for sure;
- Destruction Myth (fractaldust): powerful, amazing and mind-blowing visualization of the story (Fractaldust is one of my favourite visual artist!)
- the nuclear future (textless destruction myth) (fractaldust)
So, this section this week is about the future of the world: are you optimistic or pessimistic about the future?
By the way, you should read The Metamorphosis by Kafka. I have a weird connection with this disturbing book because I read it when I was at the hospital (in the emergency room) waiting for a room (I just broke the left knee) and I stayed there for the entire day in front of the main entrance (I could see all the injured people). It was a weird situation, reading this book and watching all these injured people at the same time. But you still should read it… at home! ;)
SPECIAL MENTION TO:
Make Space For Me In Your Coffin
This week this section is not only about one hitRECorder. It’s more about collaboration (an informal one) or a theme or project called “Make Space For Me In Your Coffin”. I had this idea to make a “Special Mention To” Make Space For Me In Your Coffin when I realized I had several records in my recommendation page related to Metaphorest’s poem but they were all popular (a lot of hearts) or/and featured (and if you already read my notes about how these albums work, I only select records that didn’t receive a lot of views/recommendations).
I thought this section would be a great opportunity to talk about this project without breaking the rules of these albums, especially because this section is quite open (I already made one about the Ukulele, if you remember…). But I didn’t realize that there were tones of records about this project!
I tried to see the most possible records using Metaphorest’s poem or Lizzie’s song but it wasn’t that easy. I created a sort of chronological tree to connect all the records together. To make the selection a little bit easier for me, I selected 4 records that I considered as the 4 original records (even if 3 of them are the results of the first one) for the top of the tree, then I watched their results, and picked the records I preferred the most. It ended up with a selection of 58 records… I didn’t want to remove some of them, so I assume the fact that this weekly album will have more than 60 records
Because this album is already quite long, and because there are a lot of records in this last section, I won’t write a lot about each record. I see this section as an opportunity to discover a bunch of records created from Metaphorest’s poem (as an album).
I thought I could classify them but I preferred to keep the list as I created it when I discovered all the records (it’s a chronological list).
4 “original” records that helped me to explore all the records related to the “Make Space For Me In Your Coffin” project. What can I say about these records? They inspired a lot, they’re still inspiring new records. The poem is so sad but so romantic and beautiful. I was surprised by Lizzie’s song first, because I didn’t imagine this kind of melody for the poem, but it’s better than I imagined. Lizzie took the romantic aspect of the poem to create a very beautiful folk song. Metaphorest’s addition completes Lizzie’s version. The new harmonies are subtle and perfect. Marke’s album cover was quiet surprising as well but I really like it. I like its simplicity, its subtle retro style (I don’t know if it means something) and its romantic aspect.
1. Make Space For Me In Your Coffin (Metaphorest)
2. Make Space For Me In Your Coffin (LizzieMackie)
3. Make Space For Harmonies! (Metaphorest)
4. Make Space For Me In Your Coffin (Marke)
5. Make Space For Me In Your Coffin (Expoobident)
I already appreciated some Expoobident work but I didn’t know his version of this song. I like his subtle version to it. There are new harmonies in it and he played with the voices. I agree with Metaphorest, it’s a more moody version but it’s a beautiful version as well.
6. Make Space (and a Voice from Beyond) (dannyvolcano)
- 7. Make Space for Harmonies (w/ Added accompaniment) (dannyvolcano)
- 8. I’ll Always Make Space (dannyvolcano): nice rough drawing, I like how it looks like a draft (I think it really was a draft actually…). We can see the inspiration in each stroke.
Record #7 is work in progress and #6 is the final version of Danny. I have to say that it might be my favourite song’s remix of Lizzie/Metaphorest’s song. Danny and his brother added so much to it, and it so well done. Before I discovered this version, I was thinking that it should be great to have a male voice in the song, but I definitely didn’t expect this! It so much better than I imagined! The banjo and all the new instruments, the sounds of nature (rain, storm) and the voices as echoes give so much power and emotion to the original version. Danny’s voice coming back from the dead is simply perfect. When you listen to this version, you have the impression that your lover (who is dead) is still talking to you, or it’s like the girl is reminding this words. It creates a complete different atmosphere from Lizzie’s version. It’s more despairing and tragic. It creates a new story. And I would love to see a video remix of this record #6. Great job.
9. Make (More) Space For Me (Lizziemackie)
10. Make (More) Space for Harmonies! (Metaphorest)
When you love a song, you’re always very happy to discover a longer version!
11. Make Space for Kinetic Typography Teaser (poolski)
12. Make Space for Kinetic Typography Take II (poolski)
Original work and well done. I like typography exercises in general and it should be considered more often as an interesting option for records (and not only for bumpers)!
13. Lets stay friends (arit)
I like this remix for being a text record. I find it interesting because for me, it doesn’t seem to be easy to remix a text record in a new text. Arit gives justive to Metaphorest’s original poem, and she kept the same style, atmosphere and images. I would love to see this poem remix in different kind of records (songs, voiceovers, videos, etc.)
14. Make Space For Me In Your Coffin Paper Animation (cortybort)
- 15. Make Space For Me In Your Coffin REMIX (mostly_harmless)
I love both versions. Cortybort’s animation is simply perfect. The design and animation remain simple but that’s its interest for me. The style is naive, simple and maybe childlike but it’s so cute, adorable and poetic. My personal favourite part: when he puts the pink flower in her hair. And I love this stop motion for using real/physical materials (great use).
I love mostly_harmless version as well. She didn’t added too much, and the additions go very well with the original style of the video.
16. Poem with music (Visitor)
- 17. Make Space For Me In Your Coffin (Collab) (Visitor)
- 18. Make Space For Me In Your Coffin (Revised Collab) (Visitor)
I love what Visitor did: he created a complete new song for Metaphorest’s poem. He did it few months after Lizzie’s version, and I really like this because it reminds us that hitRECord is an endless creative process. Even if we think that a project or collaboration is finished or almost accomplished, it’s never really the case. It shows us that even if there are already really great and popular records in a project or great results of a record you like, it doesn’t mean you can’t make your own version. On the contrary, if you feel inspired by the record, you should curb this inspiration. Forget what has been done before, and do your own version!
I really like this version. I already wrote it, I was looking for a version with a male voice. Like Lizzie’s song, it’s a folk version, not sad at all. Like he explained, he wanted to make a happy tune and he succeeded. Very pleasant to listen.
19. Surrender (katyandjeff)
This video made me cry (literally). This is so beautiful and powerful. My favourite part is the shot with the swing. It’s so poetic and so sad.
20. maggie’s request (moonbug)
Second text’s remix of Metaphorest’s poem. This time is different, the original poem is incorporated in the new version. And it’s in prose. It can also be considered as a script for a short film. I like how moonbug kept the original version and creates a new story.
21. Make Space for Minimalism (mostly_harmless)
I love this record for its minimalism and design. Great visual of poem and song. I see it as an album cover.
22. happiest decaying (wirrow)
I was quite surprised to discover this record but I love wirrow’s interpretation. It’s very different from what we would expect from Wirrow first, but that’s what makes this record interesting :)
Striking visual. It also could be an album cover.
23. Make Space for me there is no final to this thing (shywords)
Third text’s remix. It creates very striking images. And I like how the original poem is distilled in this new version.
24. make space/ lovers (amysz)
Very organic interpretation of the poem. I love how Amy remixed “The Lovers”, it was a great idea to use this visual. It makes this record Romantic (artistic movement).
25. make space for creativity (fractaldust)
Short poem but a pure delight.
26. Make Space For Me (Pamagotchi)
Very lovely song’s remix. I really like how Pamagotchi decided to not use any instrument. It makes this record more personal and more “gospel” than the other versions.
27. make your coffins for me in space (alpal)
Improvised Birthday gift by Alpal for Metaphorest. This record made me smile (and I love the title). Great birthday gift.
28. Roll Call – Lizziemackie
I like how Lizzie used the instrumental part of her song for this poetic and beautiful video. It’s a unique and priceless video. I love Lizzie’s style.
29. Soundtrack – Make space… (Lizziemackie)
- 30. Remember Re: Love (Gimik Jo)
- 31. Thanks < 3 (Lizziemackie)
Great instrumental part. It’s a lovely melody and I like how Jo and Lizzie herself used it for their videos (very different project by the way). Perfect romantic track.
32. Make Space For Me In Your Coffin (Guitar Tab) (Lizziemackie)
Very useful for hitRECorders who want to play that track. But it’s language I definitely don’t understand :D
33. Window Stars (gblancag)
Really poetic and original video.
34. Making of the “By Heart” Ring < 3 (ANORIGINAL314)
This is video is priceless! It’s amazing to see Ashley working on this ring, especially when you’re barely able to use your hands properly like me…
35. A Daydream (xobreexo23)
Bree’s magic. Bree’s style is so unique. I just love this video (I know it’s not an original comment…).
36. makespace (alohawaii)
I don’t understand how this record didn’t receive any heart before. Did you miss its poetic side? Come on, 208 hits and I was the only one to recommend it. I love how alohawaii used his (or her?) shadow as a character. It’s well done because we don’t see this shadow as a shadow of someone shooting a video, but we see the shadow as a character. For me, it’s the representation of someone who’s dead but still there.
It’s a simple idea and video, but it’s so poetic. So, it definitely deserves more views AND hearts. And it’s also a great footage for any video project.
37. Make Space – A Love Story (amysz)
Original video. I didn’t expect it but I like the result. I like how Amy used footage from public domain, and creates a beautiful love story. Nice editing as well.
38. THIS is what hitRECord means to me (khrister)
Very different use of Lizzie’s song but I like how khrister incorporated it in her video. Nice video about what hitRECord means to her, it’s inspiring and touching.
39. For Dan (Filmpunk)
Great Tribute to Dan < 3
40. Window Box (experiment camera test) (horrorshock666)
It’s just a camera test but I love the result actually. It looks like an abstract or experimental video and it becomes poetic with the music. Nice job.
41. make space (for me) (Tori)
wow wow wow Tori is such a great storyteller. I loved how she remixed Duane’s short film. It’s just perfect. If we had to choose a record as the “official music video” of Lizzie’s song, I would choose this one without any hesitation.
42. hitRECord Reminisce (RECharged)
I also really like this video. It’s an original idea and it’s well edited. Nice job.
43. Make Space for Me w/ Bass (Jeffpeff)
What’s a song without any bass track? Nothing :) very subtle addition but an essential one.
44. Make Space For Me (cacheth)
Great interpretation of the song. I love to see all the different remixes that Metaphorest’s poem and Lizzie’s song inspired. This one is about a love story and it’s well edited.
45. The Interurban Rail Car (CameronSmith)
Really original and unexpected use of the song. I love how Cameron contributes on hitRECord with a documentary style. I only saw the documentary genre used in the Vinyl collaboration, and I think it would be interesting to explore this art form in different ways (about Hitrecord, but not only) and that’s why I really, really like Cameron’s records. and he’s right, there are countless sources of inspiration in the world, and the we are constantly inspired by what we see, hear, touch everyday.
46. Make Space For Me In Your Coffin – touched (fati)
47. Make Space For Me In Your Coffin – Reflections (brittanyalyse)
48. Make Space for me in your coffin (StephaniePaige)
49. Make Space For Me (IrmaVep)
50. Make Space For Me ~ 2 (IrmaVep)
51. Space For Me (LAURAKWxo)
52. MAKE SPACE CEMETERY (b&w) (Filmpunk)
53. MAKE SPACE CEMETERY (color) (Filmpunk)
54. Eternal peace 2 (vigitter)
55. Eternal peace (vigitter)
Here’s a series of remixes of Marke’s design. They are all great and original. I especially love how each author used Marke’s record to make something very different and personal. They are all very poetic, inspiring and very well done. There are not too much elements in each record, it’s well-balanced. They are all great album cover and would be great posters as well (I would definitely hang them on the walls of my room).
56. Make space for me… girls v-neck… (belcath1981)
57. Make space for me in your bag (belcath1981)
58. Make Space T-Shirt (stargirl1013)
And finally, I like how Marke’s design was remixed in these three marketable records. I would definitely buy the girl T-Shirt and the bag :)
NOTES about these RE-RECs Albums [reminder]
How it works (if you don’t mind, I will add this at the beginning of each album, in that way, if you discover one of my album for the first time, you will always be able to know how it works… I think these notes are important to understand these re-recs albums’ spirit… but maybe I’m wrong? If you think it’s useless, just tell me! I will remove this memo. No worries!)
As I started doing RE-REC Albums few weeks ago, they work differently from what Matt explained in the recent and great RE-RECommendation’s Album Guide. That’s why I thought it might be interesting to tell you how I make these albums.
So, what I am doing exactly?
1. This is a weekly album. Each week I upload a new album with 10 RECords + a “Special Mention to” Section. At the end of the year, I should have 52 RE-REC albums.
2. I’m supposed to upload these albums every Sunday. Each album is about the RECords I RECommnended the week(s) before. If I can’t upload the album on Sunday, I will still keep the Sunday date in the title as a reference point.
3. There will be 10 RECords on the RE-RECommendation part.
In fact, there will be more than 10 records most of time. Why? Because I’m a CheatER! More seriously, there is a reason: when I talk about a record, it can be a remix of few original records, or this record can have some result records that I want to mention. In that way, the original record’s title will be the title of a new record entity: the sum of these few records: so I consider this entity as 1 record only.
That’s not completely cheating, the records are connected to each other, if I’m doing this choice is because I think I can’t talk about one of them without the others (especially if it’s a remix).
4. I don’t classify the records by medium because it would have been too tidy for me. I like to let some space to vagueness, to uncertainty, to heterogeneity, etc.
So, what I usually do: I go to my personal RECommendation page, and I follow the list of RECommended RECords: I talk about the records I recommended first, so logically, the last one will be the last record I will have recommended (in fact, it never happens, because I have more recommended records than number of records in each album…).
That’s why sometimes; you can find mainly audio records, video records, image records, etc. and not an exhaustive list of records considering all the media. It depends on what I discover or search on hitRECord.
5. The first record of an album, or the last one, is not especially my favorite. There’s no difference or preference between all of the records.
6. I recommend in these albums only records that don’t have a lot of views (or not enough…). So you probably won’t find in this 10 records list any featured or popular records. That’s just a personal choice; with these albums, I wanted to give the opportunity and the chance to some records to be discovered.
7. If in the RECommendation list on my page, there are successively a lot of records of the same hitRECorder, I’ll try to not choose all of them in the same weekly album. There won’t be more than 2 records of a same hitRECorder in a same album.
8. There is another section at the end of the albums; I’m calling it “Special Mention To”: it’s different from the RE-REC part. Here, I will focus on an artist, a record, a theme or a medium. In this section, I can talk about featured, popular or more confidential records. It depends on my inspiration.
9. As I try to respect hitRECorders and RECords that I recommend in these albums, I try to explain as much as I can why I have decided to talk about them. Comments about records are not equal, sometimes it can be short, and sometimes it can be long. It doesn’t mean that I give more importance to some records than others. For some, I just need few words to explain my thoughts, and for others, I need to develop the ideas or I simply have more things to say about them.
10. More longer will be my comments and albums, more I will make mistakes in English. Q.E.D.
I hope it won’t be too painful or boring to read… but c’mon, why doesn’t everyone speak or understand French??? (I’m kidding!)
11. With the “Special Mention to” section, there will be logically more than 10 RECords in these albums. I hope you won’t mind. I tried to create these albums as a traveling or exploration more than simple RE-REC Albums. And I hope it helps you to discover more hitRECord Art… but you don’t have to read everything! You can avoid reading my comments but, at least don’t avoid the RECords. Please. And if you like them, heart them and give them a feedback!
12. Bon voyage!
Never, ever let it be said that I like making life easy for myself. No, instead of choosing just one of the many lovely texts written for the Pocket Autopsy collab, I decided to choose them all. And then mash them into one mega-video. The result, I'm pretty sure, makes no logical or coherent sense. Or, if you look at it from another angle, maybe it's not supposed to. Maybe it's all new-age and pretentious and artsy. Maybe I did that on purpose. I say "maybe" because I've been working on and off on this video for a week, And part of that "on" was the last twelve hours straight with only stops for necessities like food. Is it good? I have no idea. But it's done.
On the bright side, in the process of making this, I did get a very extensive tour through pretty much every video put up on hitRECord. Ever. You only think I am joking.
walk walk walk
don't forget to move
walk walk walk
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.
Goodnight Morning Moon.
(...I get all goosebumpy every time I catch the sun and moon sharing the same sky!)
The perfect "collaborative" sky, witnessed on my flight from FLL > BUF last month. (Easily the best thing about an early morning flight. You, yeah you with the eyemask, I'm sorry you missed it.)
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! :)
Any feedback, suggestions are very much appreciated. Consider it a sketch, or a rough draft. Because I didn't know how to draw this, I desided to make a quick short video-concept. Wich turned out not so quick...My computer nearly died rendering it :) I just wanted to experiment a bit with the images, and the words "whose waves formed winged beasts that leapt and fluttered into motion."
and, it's only 26 mb, so if anyone need a bigger version, just let me know.
In the nuclear future, we will evolve into cockroaches.
With Kafka as our prophet, we will scuttle through the endless rubble, and wish we had instead grown wings.
In the nuclear future, we will evolve into cockroaches.
With Kafka as our prophet, we will scuttle through the endless rubble, and wish we had instead grown wings.
-- Metaphorest's "Destruction Myth"
thought it'd make a cool album cover/wallpaper/etc, so here's the textless version! download it for SUPER high quality. fixed up some tiny errors in this version, too. enjoy <3
A love poem. Kind of...
Make space for me in your coffin
Let me hold your empty shell
When you turn back into nothing
Let me rot awa...
Metaphorest beautiful poem put to music. The guitar, vocals, cello and shaker were done by myself and the other shaker and the drum was done by my brother Dougie Mackie aka Fameless. Producer: Dougie Mackie Recorded through a radio Mic I couldnt find a shaker around the house so I made one out of a medicine bottle, cocoa pops and sugar. The drum was a big cardboard tub with a plastic lid. haha. Seems really odd. If anyone wants to put a harmony on top you are more than welcome!
So I fiiiiinally got a chance to add some harmonies to Lizzie's awesome song - my recording set up isnt ideal and I didnt have much time and excuses excuses :) Hope you don't hate it Lizzie :)
Added harmonies to Lizzie's awesome extended version of her song - I think I'm a bit loud in the mix here but I uploaded my vocals separately too if anyone wants to have a go re-mixing!
save room for me on your hand
while we think about the past
lets create a new plan
this time something that lasts
lets think of only happiness
and forget all the bad<...
This was my first attempt at making a stop motion animation, but it was really fun. Pardon the change in lighting. I left the background white and blank for people to add things (clouds, birds, etc.). Or perhaps some background noises (ocean, airplane, city bustle). Thank you Metaphorest and Lizziemackie for making such a beautiful song.
Don’t look so sad Maggie.
Mrs. Button set the tray down on the table next to the bed and looked at her husband. He could see right through the brave face she had been trying to maintain....
This song is so lovely, and I really tried to do it justice, even though I tried to make this concept as minimalistic as possible.
There is no final to this thing
And though we have ceased
It will go on
Lungs fill with dust
And the breaths in
as the winds of the sea
i'll only think inside the box
when i'm lying in my coffin;
now, i'll color outside the lines
and dream up new worlds to live...
Oh man, I might have got this completely wrong. But it's all a big learning curve, right?!
I have loved the LizzieMackie/Sarah Daly "Coffin Combo" for a long time, and over the past couple of nights I have also had Alpal's Wah Wah Wanderer on repeat. So I thought, aww hey, why don't I try and do something in a simialr vein?
I added some clicks and some ums and ahhs to flesh it out a bit. I am not really very musical and just tried to copy Sarah's bare hamornies from the original MSFMIYC. So, apologies if I am off! This was all a bit of a gamble! ^__^
An impromptu and improvised birthday gift for the Metaphorested talent!!
In the process of reformatting this so it fits on the page
Make Space for Me in Your Coffin - Guitar Tab
Lyrics by Sarah Daly Music by Lizzie Mackie ...
A video to go with the stunningly beautiful song by sarah & lizzie. i loved enjoyduane's "short from chicago" and thought it'd be a perfect visual accompaniment.
low quality, but the other one...got eaten. anyway, I tried my best. :D
There are countless sources of inspiration in our little world.
Here are a couple.
All the others were so inspiring, and once I saw TaliaLM's beautiful "Reflection" image, I knew I had to mess around in photoshop a little. :)