CAPTION: I first started telling myself to "hit RECord" around 2004. After a while, I decided to take my own advice and show the world some videos and writing and music and, well, RECords that I'd been making.
DESCRIPTION: Joe curiously pushing a floating big red REC button. thought bubble: "Am I recording?"
CAPTION: So on May 7th, 2005, dan helped me set up the first tiny version of HITRECORD.ORG
DESCRIPTION: dan and Joe look at a foreground computer screen, pleased. co-dialogue bubble, "dude..."
CAPTION: In 2007, dan and I set up hitRECord's Forum so folks other than my solo self could post their own RECords -- and to my sweet surprise, people were cool! Pretty soon, our appropriated message-board was hosting hundreds of humble collaborations
DESCRIPTION: Joe holding a video camera, dialogue bubble: "Are we RECording?" Dan with an SLR camera, dialogue bubble: "Excelsior!" Teafaerie making magic, dialogue bubble: "Thank you for playing." And a small crowd of people RECording in other various ways.
CAPTION: We wanted to codify our growing community and formally facilitate hitRECord's collective creative process. So on January 20th, at Sundance 2009, following SPARKS in the snow, we launched a whole new website that dan and I had created from the ground up.
DESCRIPTION: In the snow, dan & Joe, arm and arm in foreground, each holding sparklers, co-dialogue bubble: "Victory!" In background, Jared, Teafaerie, Lula, Cat Solen, my parents, a movie screen that says "SPARKS", and a larger crowd of people RECording in other various ways....