As you may or may not know, HITRECORD splits profits from a production fifty-fifty. Half goes back to the company and half goes to all the contributing artists. For example, there are 471 contributing artists on RECollection, so 471 individual checks are going to be sent out to each of those contributing artists.
Well- we are very behind in sending out checks from our 2011 productions and I really apologize for it. It is the worst fuck up our young company has made to date. It really bothers me as I can only imagine it does to you contributing artists. There is no excuse and I am sorry.
In 2010, we did all the profit distributions by hand, which you can imagine was a huge job. And in 2011, when we had many more productions that profited it became untenable to keep doing it by hand. So we have been attempting to come up with a program to automize the process. And to be quite honest our attempts have failed. And the result of that failure is that we are really behind in paying our artists.
With that said - as we speak we are once again attempting to automize the profit distribution process and if it works, then we will start sending out checks as soon as next week. And if it fails, then we will go back to doing it by hand and catch ourselves up with last year.
Either way, checks are coming soon. And I just want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding.
Only the good die young = = > The good stay young till they die.
Some pretty big news was announced today — I'm gonna direct a movie I wrote! It may be the biggest announcement of my life and I'm super excited about it. :oD
I wanted to take a minute and discuss what this news means for us at hitRECord. This feature project is going to be a traditionally produced film. One day I aspire to do an entire feature film using hitRECord.org's open-collaborative creative process. However, I think it is important to have experience directing a feature in the traditional way. I do hope the hitRECord.org community will be involved in this project some how, in various ways — and, I'll discuss that soon when the time comes...
But, what does this mean for hitRECord while I'm directing this feature? Well, we've been planning for this internally for quite a while. hitRECord has grown a lot as a production company. And we've outgrown the infrastructure we built two years ago for hitRECord to operate with. We've proven ourselves — creatively and businesss-wise. So, IT IS TIME TO EXPAND! Wheras it has been a mostly full-time job for our team, it'll now be a very full-time full time job for our team. I'm going to be hiring more people (we're job creators!) and I think we're going to be able to operate more efficiently.
In the past, hitRECord has had more opportunity than we've been capable of taking on - and that's a good thing. It's time to expand to help realize our full potential. We've been planning hitRECord's growth for a while now to coincide with my feature film project. What we're doing here at hitRECord won't falter, it will accelerate. In the coming weeks, we'll get into the specifics about how everything will work. I can't wait to share some of this stuff with you.
I was telling Jared yesterday that the work we've been doing here at hitRECord — the constant collaboration and creative output — makes me feel like I'm trained and ready for the marathon that is directing a feature film. Thank you for that.
And, thanks again.
The best is yet to come...
i put this together quickly and roughly. on the one hand i like the lightness/roughness of it contrasting with the serious tone of the audio, on the other it might be spelling things out which are meant to be left to interpretation. if u think it doesn't work well by itself please use any bits you like in your own vid!
Wow! It's been a while since I've edited anything.
I loved Lydia's thoughts RE: Independence, and while it's all amazing, I wanted to focus on just one aspect of what she decided to discuss.
Under a minute as per Joe's request.
I can upload a version without music as well.
As always, feedback appreciated.
Public domain footage used: http://www.archive.org/details/HowMotionPic
This last Halloween, we put on a show for seven hundred standing RECorders at The Poisson Rouge rock club in New York City. The evening's centerpiece was a theatrical performance/shoot of the Brothers Grimm's LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD. Costumed characters from the crowd pantamimed the parts while the vocalists voiced the story, and we all shot it.
This is my first try editing the audio together from our half-hour staged shoot to make a ten-minute cohesive piece. Now it's time to start layering visuals on top of this audio. We'll certainly use a lot of footage from that night, but I also want to start making and mixing in other visuals as well to create a "kitchen-sink" collage sort of aesthetic...
Little song I wrote and RECorded this morning-after-xmas. It's a genuine question, I still don't know...
This song of Ryan Patrick's is funny and sad at the same time! I had to do a rendition. haha. Merry Christmas!
GIMMIE THE BEEF
This is really just a sketch of what it could be! I like the idea of taking real world images and people and putting them into it. The peice itself almost feels like building up an army of soldiers of hope. Please feel free to re-edit and/or film some stuff for it! :D I really like dreamy type stuff. That would work well for this! So if you are good with effects or coolio stuff like that, it would all help climax.
Here is the 2.1 version with much more narrative! http://hitrecord.org/records/600521
And here is 2.2 versioned with more footages! http://hitrecord.org/records/620712