I'm super-stoked that we're sending out over 1,000 Checks totaling more than $700,000 to 2013's Contributing Artists who reside in 57 different countries all over the world.
I am so proud of all the work we did last year - it was an honor to make it all with you. I know I say this every time we send out checks, but I think it's worth saying each time. The purpose of hitRECord is not to make money. The purpose of hitRECord is to create meaningful works of art together.
That said, nothing makes me happier than to pay our Contributing Artists for all of the hard work you put into making 2013 our best year yet. I'm excited to collaborate with you again in 2014 and beyond.
Thanks again <3
It's not the most creative RECord, but I figured it could maybe be used for something else in the future.
I fell in love with Tori's piece so hard that I had to turn it into something.
I'm not an audio person, so it'd be nice if someone could fix up the audio and make it theatrical sounding. I'll be throwing up the stems and the raw footages soon!
If there are better editors out there than I, I can imagine it being really intercut towards the end. I have lots more footages. Lots of shots.
before leaving his daughter home alone, he handed her a bag.
"here," he said. "if anyone comes in, shoot them."
she took the bag quietly, and kissed his cheek as he turned to go.
settling herself back in her room, she placed the rubber bands next to her bed.
note: i wrote this when i was in a wheelchair several years ago. my dad was leaving me home alone for one of the first times since coming home from the hospital. before walking out, he came over to me with a rubber band in his hand and dead-pan serious handed it to me, saying "here - if anyone comes in, shoot them." i had just joined hitRECord i think a few days earlier, and quickly wrote this. i always thought it would make for a good mafia-esque black & white tiny film...??
2 second exposure, then yellow filter applied, highlights pulled back, blue and aqua removed from the monochrome mix, and contrast increased