a little creation myth idea i had about outsiders
somewhere, there are shapes
being forged by angels in the night
shapes that once lit up the dark
brought unknown things to light.
but shapes require constant change
so that their light may shine,
and as the angels were unable
to dream up new designs
the old familiar shapes
one by one began to fade.
with all but one lone circle
left heavenly displayed,
the angels crafted new beings
inside this final sphere
to trace the paths and routes they'd take
for new shapes to appear.
but these insiders did not perform
as angels had predicted
although endowed with free will
to travel unrestricted
they dutifully walked the lines
that were set out before them
never altering their course
or seeking to explore them.
their experiment had failed
it seemed, but not yet too dismayed
the angels hatched a plan for
a new species to be made.
born outside the sphere
this time, a handful were designed
and placed inside to shake things up
as kings leading the blind!
taking insiders by hand,
their wonderment prevailed
the outsiders burst through the lines
and new paths were unveiled.
kaleidoscopic patterns formed
unchartered and unmapped
shower'd the angels with new light
as darkness came unwrapped.
the angels' venture a success,
and needing no more of this chore
they fled to newly lit up lands
and cosmos to explore.
but what of this lone sphere
now left alone in space,
and outsiders still longing
to inspire shapes at pace?
the insiders began to tire
of conjuring new scenes
and settled back into the comfort
of their old routines.
but the sphere grew ever dimmer,
a straight and insulated world.
the insiders had forgotten
how new patterns were unfurled.
as time went by the outsiders
found they were cast aside
and thought of as insane beings
by those on the inside.
they roam now scattered and alone
but still intoxicated
with the urge to transform static structures,
just as they were fated.
if this should sound like you
my friend, know that you're not alone.
go forth and find other explorers
of the vast unknown,
and hurl yourselves as one
into this aquiescent sphere
as shapes and fractals spiral out
new patterns will appear.
I'm filming a "City Autopsy" short film and the script NEEDS A FEMALE VOICE OVER. Directorial Notes are below.
He roared only when no one was looking.
CALLING ALL VOICE OVER ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATORS!
We're making an Animated Short Film based on wirrow's "outsiders, a creation myth" text record.
For the TEXT, please refer to this record here: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/990259
For the CIRCLE TEMPLATE, please refer to this record here: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1002466
Here's how you can contribute to this collaboration:
VOICE OVER ARTISTS: Get hold of a mic and do a reading of "outsiders, a creation myth" in your best mythological-sounding voice!
ILLUSTRATORS & PEN HOLDERS: Use the circle template that wirrow has created and draw shapes within the circle. Please hand draw them and use lots of colors.
You can contribute your records to the collaboration here: http://www.hitrecord.org/records/1000973
NOTE: We have 2 WEEKS to finish this entire short film so we need to get started right away! :oD
FCP by Dr. Gory
draw any geometric shape within a perfect circle. hand drawn, with colour pens! :)
use my guidelines if you like, but dont draw over them, just use tracing paper on top.
Take my hand. Let us walk this road together till the end....
Wink is now one of my favorite artists at HR! So I took some of my favorite illustrations and added them colors, and I made this little collage! :)
There's still time to get off the road you are on.
To turn around and walk back the way you came
and change everything.
Ladies and Gents, here it is...
Toss's absense has gotten me back on the band wagon only to finish The video with the shortest edit out there that sounded smooth and seemless. I wasn't really picky or favored one over the other--this edit by Ryan Patrick just fit the timing nearly perfect for the Electric Loss video. These last few days coming up with crazy backgrounds, renders and ideas for something that might work became crazy. The ending isn't the best of endings, it could always be remixed!
Also I feel bad for not doing any RE-RECs last night. I was up until 3am completing this--Fell asleep during render time. I will have to get better at that.
Thanks Gyllenmaya for the lazer eyes that helped sparked an ending to this video. Thank you Djean for your particle animation even though I never was able to sync it. Thanks Burnsius for your dancing animation. Thanks Toss for doing a lot of the grunt work for this music video. Thanks Jeff and Marke for being creative stewards helping us in making this crazy video. Thanks Joe for putting this on the spot on VH1. The best for last with a great many thanks to the rest of the HitRECord community & staff.
Changes can still be made. I just have to rest.