So here it is, Ladies and Gentlemen, the first episode of Season 2 of Hit Record On TV! WATCH HERE
As you might or might not know, every episode of our variety show has a theme, and this episode's theme is RE: THE DARK. So there's a darkly animated short film where bullies are personified as wolves and a juicebox makes a bloody metaphor; there's a dark comedy written by Mindy Kaling starring her, Chris Messina (my dance partner) and me; there's a dark ritual of a song that a bunch of us sang, danced, and shot around a fire in the middle of the night out in the woods; and tons of other little bits and bops, musings, musics, and magicks.
Over 18,000 contributions came into hitRECord.org just for this one episode, and really throughout this whole season, the hitRECord community has put so much hard work and genuine care into making the myriad of records resplendent in each show. To every single RECorder, please accept my sincere gratitude.
You don't have to have seen Season 1. And you don't have to have contributed (but it's really fun if you wanna try!). Just sit back, and enjoy the show!
Thanks again <3
I'm gonna be in this movie called "THE WALK" that's coming out this fall. The movie is based on Philippe Petit's dream to walk across the World Trade Center towers on a tightrope in 1974. IMPOSSIBLE! (but he actually did it.)
So, last August, I started a collaboration called "The Impossible Dream" inspired by Philippe. We've had lots of contributions come in of people declaring their impossible dream - and I'd like to get even more of 'em. So, if you have some kind of dream in your head - something that seems impossible - say what it is on camera and contribute your video to the collaboration. You might be surprised just how big of a step declaring your dream is.
Over the course of the summer, the HITRECORD community will be encouraging all the dreamers to pursue their impossible dreams, as well as make art around them. We'll make 3 short documentary films that the good folks at Sony Pictures will distribute online as part of the marketing campaign for "The Walk" (and, if your work gets used in these shorts, you'll get paid!)
Here's how you can contribute to this collaboration:
EVERYONE: Declare your dream on camera - then go out and do it. Here are some questions you can answer in your video:
- What is your Final Project / Final Goal / Measure of Achievement?
- How long do you think achieving this dream might take?
- How / Where could you start documenting the process?
- What milestone can you achieve by September 2015?
NOTE: If you have already contributed your Impossible Dream to this collaboration, record an video updating everyone on your progress and let us know how it's going.
*The deadline for this request is Sunday, June 14th.
Thanks again <3
BEATZ_BY_B-DON suggested evolv's Alluring instrumental track for last week's Play Along collab. And I really liked NeenaB18's song she wrote over it. So much so, I felt like singing along. So here's a bunch of additional vox mixed in with hers. Seems like this one could shape up nicely into a complete song, still lots of room to add more elements. Thanks to @Krrr for mixing.
The National Park Service is celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2016 and I'm extremely honored to announce that hitRECord has been invited to make art inspired by the 400+ national parks found here in the U.S. Throughout 2015 we’ll be making art of all kinds as part of their #FindYourPark campaign.
EVERYONE: Record video of yourself talking about your favorite memories and stories that took place in a U.S. national park
WRITERS: Contribute a piece of writing (script, poem, essay, etc.) regarding the national parks. It could regard your favorite memory, the feeling you had while you were in the park, etc.
CINEMATOGRAPHERS: Grab your camera and shoot footage of national parks
FILMMAKERS: Make a short film based on national parks or your favorite experience and memory you have of visiting a national park
MUSICIANS: Make a song inspired by national parks
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Take photos of national parks
ILLUSTRATIONS: Draw or paint an illustration of the national parks
GRAPHIC DESIGNERS: Create art by remixing together visuals of national parks
ANIMATORS: Create animations regarding national parks or inspired by experiences you’ve had in national parks
VIDEO EDITORS: Cut together footage of national parks into short films or documentaries
Check out a full list of every national park, monument, and historic site that the National Park Service oversees HERE
I’m really looking forward to seeing what we create together for this one, and am extremely proud that the National Park Foundation has provided hitRECord the opportunity to celebrate this milestone.
Thanks again <3
Figured I'd just upload the raw footage this time. When I record these things, I always repeat myself...
And now I proudly present to you a new cut of our collaborative HITRECORD short film "In a City." I was really excited to get to make two versions of "In a City" so we could explore a wider range of cities, cultures and experiences.
This version was shot by 54 cinematographers from all over the world, and it is so, so powerful to see the diversity of scenes and locations.
This short film's a testament to the global scope of the HITRECORD community, and I loved getting to work on it with you.
My thanks to all of the cinematographers, musicians, writers, and VO artists who contributed to this collaboration. I hope you love it as much as I do.
Thanks again <3
This exclusive 7” vinyl includes early versions of 4 songs from Season 1 of HITRECORD ON TV. A must-have collector’s item for any fan of the show! This offer is only available through Diesel Bookstore online to the first 500 copies ordered! (IMPORTANT NOTE: All Season 1 Box Set orders placed on HIRECORD’s online RECord Store prior to October 2 will receive a free 7” vinyl. This 7” vinyl will not be available through HITRECORD’s RECord Store for any orders made on or after October 3).
- 9 Collectible Books: 8 theme booked for each episode plus a bonus “Making HITRECORD ON TV” book.
- 8 Episodes: Digital download code for all 8 episodes
- 17 Songs: Download code for every song featured on HITRECORD ON TV
- Plus! Bonus 6 special ‘making of’ behind the scenes videos not shown on TV
Ya know, a lot of people ask me "What is HITRECORD?" So, I made this new video to explain what it is & how you can contribute to our collaborative productions.
HITRECORD is different than your typical Hollywood production company. Anyone with the Internet can contribute to our collaborative projects & this website is where we come to make things together, like Short Films, Books, Music, Art, and our latest & greatest production - our television show: HITRECORD ON TV.
You can contribute your Video, Image, Text, or Audio RECords to any of the collaborations we're working on, or you can start your own collaboration on the site.
And if your work gets used in a money-making production, we pay you for it. For their work in 2013, the community is receiving a grand total of $737,175.09.
So, thanks for stopping by. Hope you stick around, I'd love to work with you. Are you RECording?
Thanks again <3
Ladies & Gentlemen, I’m very proud to present "In a City", a collaborative short film we made with the support of Samsung Camera.
It's a film about walking through cities - about the textures and character of the streets you know, and the streets you don't. It's based around a collaborative poem - beautifully written and performed by talented artists from the hitRECord community.
For this version of the film, we gave 6 cinematographers a brand new Samsung NX1 camera and sent them out into their city.
We got back beautiful footage from all over the world. This here version is shot entirely on the NX1 and is presented here in 4k, and these are the talented HitRECord cinematographers that made it possible:
• Cairo (shot by Omar Khaled)
• Prague (shot by zitadavid)
• London (shot by JoshPatmore)
• Sheffield (shot by Jordcarroll)
• Tokyo (shot by slicecheeze)
• Rio de Janeiro (shot by ellenferreira)
For the seventh city, I went out and shot footage in my hometown - Los Angeles.
I think we all made something really awesome together, and I'm so proud of it.
So, to the talented cinematographers, writers, voice over artists, and musicians who worked on this project to make it possible - thank you.
And thanks again. <3
Ladies and Gentlemen, I have pretty big news… WE WON AN EMMY! To all of the artists, all over the world that contributed their ideas, writing, music, animation, really ANY kind of RECording: thank you, thank you, thank you!! We all earned this together.
We won the award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media in the category of Social TV Experience, which means that the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has recognized our collaborative efforts in making this show together through hitRECord.org.
So thank you to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for recognizing the efforts of so many who made a show like HITRECORD ON TV possible. While our main focus as a community is to seek validation in the work we do together, it’s truly an honor to have an established institution like the Emmy’s take notice of our collaborative process.
I’d also be remiss if I didn’t thank our amazing network, Pivot, as they took a chance on this show before we even made the first episode.
So I say it again - thank you all!! I can’t wait for Season 2. In fact, if you are ANY kind of artist, come work with us. We’re in production right now, and it’s going really, really well. So come and join us!
CLICK HERE to watch Episode 1.
Ladies and gentlemen, I am beside myself with joy and anticipation :oD It is my sincere pleasure to present the very first episode of HITRECORD ON TV! Watch the entire first episode here before it premieres on television. WATCH EPISODE #1 HERE
Everything you're gonna see on this show was made collaboratively on our site -- hitRECord.org -- and the work of 426 Contributing Artists is featured in this particular episode. There's gonna be 8 episodes this season, each revolving around a different theme, like RE: Space, RE: The Other Side, and RE: Money. And since this is our first ever episode, I figured the theme of this one would be RE: The Number One. HITRECORD ON TV will be coming out on January 18th on a new cable channel called Pivot.
I'm deeply proud of this show, and I think you're realllllly gonna like it. Honestly, making this thing together with all the artists from around the world in our hitRECord community has been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life so far. So, without any further ado, enjoy the show!
Thanks again <3
Screencap of an archive of the very very very first version of HITRECORD.ORG -- dan helped me put this up on the internet six years ago today <3