This is the version of Morgan M. Morganson's Date with Destiny that screened at Sundance 2010. Throughout the festival, this is the one we'd show as our example. Whenever anybody asked, "what is hitRECord?" this was my answer: "Here, watch this short film we're making; you'll never believe who did it and how!"

Albert proposed an off-kilter writing exercise, and then Metaphorest's beautifully strange short story inspired it all. I read the story aloud, Jenyffer.Maria started drawing the characters, Tori animated Jen's drawings, Lula and I did a live-action rendition, Lawrie Brewster took the project to soaring heights with his gorgeous visuals, and along the way there was the help, encouragement and roughly 180 contributions from throughout our community. We brought it to Sundance, and Nathan coaxed the lush and vast music out of the newly coined hitRECorchestra. (Good_Girl_Indie has written out a fabulously detailed timeline documenting what happened and when along this RECord's progression.)

Not only did we close our (two) official hitRECord screening(s) in the New Frontier Microcinema with this piece, but the next day, Sundance added it as a short film to play before the award-winning feature HOMEWRECKER on a much bigger screen.

I actually watched the thing again just now. And I can whole-heartedly say that, besides the progressive methodology with which it was made, and besides the warm reception it received at Sundance, just purely as a little piece of art, as a short film, as a RECord -- I'm as proud of Morgan M. Morgansen's Date with Destiny as I am of any work I've ever done.

Thank you, everyone, for making it all happen!
and thanks again...

[PS] [updating soon with higher-res file, proper aspect ratio (!) and there's still more resources left to cite, etc, etc, etc...]
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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

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Personettes and Peoplethings – I present to you the SXSW 2010 version of ‘Morgan and Destiny’s Eleventeeth Date – The Zeppelin Zoo’.

Our man Morgan and his lovebuddy Destiny, along with Mssr. Foodpenguin and that dastardly dip-stick Lionel premiered to two jam-packed houses in Austin. The screenings were met with the lovely love of excited SXSW humanians.

Thanks to everyone who collaborated on Morgan and all of our other RECords in Austin. Its a time I won’t soon forget! :o)

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Look what I just got my hands on --- the very first issue of The hitRECorderly, our brand new subscription series!

"Little Red Riding Hood Redux" is our inaugural issue and I'm really proud of this gorgeous full-color book the hitRECord community and I have created together. I really love when the stuff we work on together becomes a physical record.

This book we made is based on an adaptation I did of the original Brothers Grimm fairytale (which is sexist as all fuckin hell!) Our version's got a different take on the story and we've packed this book with feminist essays and various reactions to the new tale.

I loved JulesKD's "But What If I Want To Be Eaten?" record so much I just had to do a little reading of it in this here video. :o)


You gotta hurry and order your copy as these are a limited edition run of 2,000 so get it while the getting's good!

Single copies are available in The RECord Store for $20, but you'll save cash by subscribing to The hitRECorderly and you'll get a new issue every season! 

You can subscribe here:


Thanks Again!





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wirrow first Released this song back in the springtime.  The first thing I did after the first time I heard it was email dan, saying "I found your new favorite song."  He and I share a love for the pleasantly repetitive.

Other musicians added to it, PixelPilgrim and ChenelyWelly added to wirrow's vocals from the female persuasion.  Nels Cline played hot guitar.  Jeff Peff added percussion and edited the whole thing together into its current form.

The hypno-face template is one of the cooler aesthetic feats our mass collaborative process has achieved so far: wirrow drawing the first face, then hundreds of hitRECorders coloring it into diversity.

And the work of a whole lot of video artists went into this montage I've cut.  Too many to name in this description, but I'll cite the resources below.  (I've listed some so far, but I'll have to dig around to find the rest)  The footage of dan spinning comes from Vanya, who is well intent on uploading the resource, I know because he's standing right next to me.

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Here's a pencil and paper animation I did for the Nothing Big collab. It took me weeks to get it done, but it was worth it! Thank you RegularJOE for the lovely song! I hope you guys like it and find it useful.
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thank you everyone for contributions for the collaboration - excellent work on the designing Mademoiselle Noir's world :)


*download for the better quality

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This is the version that played at Sundance 2012!

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It started as a couple conversations with the inimitable Sean Lennon, and look how far it's come! This is the version of Nebulullaby that screened at Sundance 2010. (Leaving UT today, we'll be updating with cited Resources and a new higher quality file with the proper aspect ratio soon )
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BIG NEWS:  We're gonna be on TV!

"Hit RECord on TV" is gonna be a new kind of variety show.  I'll host the show and also direct our global online community to create short films, live performances, music, animation, conversation, and of course, more! Each episode will be focused on a different theme.  And like always, anybody with an internet connection is invited to contribute.  

I'm super excited to get started!  

Are you RECording?  



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I really loved both the 'Yes, We're Sinking' song by eaneikciv and the image it inspired by chopsticksroad so have remixed them into this little animation. <3

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Thank you for bringing us all together, Dan.
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