I thought it would be nice to draw attention to some things that I love, that I sometimes take for granted. So, this is the first in, what I hope will become, a series of 'In praise of...' videos.
More to come... :)
I love love. And although I cannot give you a definite definition of what love is, I can tell you what love is not. Love is not one thing. It is everything.
My favorite things are not so easy to define, for they are not simply objects, entities, and possessions. They are, for the most part, what I can only describe as side effects of these thi...
fallingalice contributed her text record, Vinegar (A Monologue), to the RE: MY FAVORITE THINGS collab. And obviously, I liked it. I still can't predict it, but sometimes certain pieces of writing just make me want to read them aloud. Well done alice!
I'll be curious to see how this might get used to make a little short film or something...
Mottelz had the brilliant idea to do a voiceover-a-day for a month, reading work from the poem every day collab. I am going to shamelessly copy him, because I think this is a great challenge-within-a-challenge, and a really smart way to further remix the wonderful work from the collab.
I will be doing mostly voiceovers of other people's poems, but I thought I'd start out with one of mine just to kick things off. So here you go!
it's the one thing I openly "hoard."
I think there are few things that brighten up my day more than snail mail.
So, I was thinking about all the great writing we have here on HR and how the bulk of it never gets used. I think there are a lot of stories (and scripts and poems) that are best told purely tho...
CALLING ALL ARTISTS: COME MAKE ART w/ US RE: "MY FAVORITE THINGS!"
You may have heard that I wrote and directed the upcoming movie "DON JON." It's a comedy about this guy named Jon who is very into his things - his car, apartment, body, and the women in his life that he treats like objects on a shelf. I want us all to make art regarding the theme "MY FAVORITE THINGS."
For instance, ask yourself: What are your favorite things? Can you truly love a thing? Can people be considered 'things?' Do our favorite things define us?
I've had this movie in my head for so long now, I'm really curious to see what kind of stuff it inspires us to make together.
You can contribute to the Collaboration here: http://www.hitrecord.org/collaborations/7347
Here's how you can contribute to this collaboration:
EVERYONE: Grab a camera and tell us what your favorite things are, and why.
WRITERS: Write a story or script regarding this theme.
ILLUSTRATORS & GRAPHIC DESIGNERS: Draw visuals or remix image resources on the site regarding this theme.
MUSICIANS: Make a song regarding this theme.
FILMMAKERS & VIDEO EDITORS: Shoot footage or cut together resources into Short Films regarding this theme.
Also, this is cool, you can download a zip file of the "DON JON" trailer, with the music taken off for editing purposes here: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1313741. Resource it in what you make!
Thanks again <3
FCP by Dr. Gory
Jared's favorite thing is an Eames Rocker, so we made a short film about it for the 'Don Jon' collab "RE: My Favorite Things."
You can contribute your RECords to the "My Favorite Things" collaboration here: http://www.hitrecord.org/collaborations/7347
I'm gonna have a close eye on this collab and I'm really looking forward to seeing where this it goes!
Thanks again <3