CALLING ALL WRITERS, ILLUSTRATORS & CURATORS: COME WORK ON THE NEW "TINY BOOK OF TINY STORIES!" :oD
With over 13,000 contributions & counting, wirrow's "Tiny Stories, Volume 3" is the most popular collaboration on all of hitRECord. We're going to be making the 3rd Volume of our book deal with Harper Collins and we need to begin focusing on writing & illustrating new Tiny Stories, as well as curating the collaboration.
The "Tiny Stories, Volume 3" Collaboration is here: http://www.hitrecord.org/collaborations/1953
Here's how you can contribute to this collaboration:
WRITERS: Write a Tiny Story.
ILLUSTRATORS: Illustrate a Tiny Story while trying to not match the story word-for-word; try and add something new.
REMIXERS: Match a Tiny Story with an Illustration you find on hitRECord.
TEXT EDITORS: Edit another artist's Tiny Story or "Tinify" a longer Text Record that you like on the site.
VISUAL REMIXERS: Remix an Illustration by collaging multiple images together or drawing additional elements.
CURATORS: Make Albums of your favorite Tiny Stories and Illustrations. With over 13,000 contributions, this is super helpful in identifying the best RECords that the community can remix.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We have a DEADLINE & need all contributions in by SATURDAY, JUNE 1st, 2013!
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BIG NEWS: We're gonna be on TV!
"Hit RECord on TV" is gonna be a new kind of variety show. I'll host the show and also direct our global online community to create short films, live performances, music, animation, conversation, and of course, more! Each episode will be focused on a different theme. And like always, anybody with an internet connection is invited to contribute.
I'm super excited to get started!
Are you RECording?
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Our deadline for the Tiny Book of Tiny Stories Vol. 2 is coming up, so now it's time to focus in on some ILLUSTRATIONS THAT NEED STORIES!
Resident Director wirrow has some direction for all you WRITERS out there:
There have been some insanely cool illustrations contributed so far. You can check out the "illustrations that need tiny stories" album. Go through the album, find an illustration you like, and WRITE A STORY!
After all, how can you leave them there without a story? That would be just... sad.
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Our new "Little Red Riding Hood" paper cutout book is almost ready to be published! I would like to include a section in the book that explicitly speaks to the feminsit thoughts and themes revolving around this fairy tale.
WRITERS: Write a brief statement (1-2 sentences, or a short paragraph) regarding the feminist themes found in LRRH. This statement can refer to either the original Brothers Grimm story or my adapted screnplay. JulesKD and hopiamanipopcorn both have RECords resourced below that are excellent examples of what I'm looking for.
You can focus your writing on how LRRH relates to the following:
* Being a girl
* Female sexuality
* Straying from "the path"
* Male-dominated society
VISUAL ARTISTS: Find a piece of writing regarding LRRH and visually interpret it with an illustration, a photo, or a combination of images.
I'm really stoked to see this book come together! We'll be sending it off to Iceland very soon to be published.
hitRECord is expanding so that our production company can meet the growth that's knocking at our door. One of the first orders of business is to take on some new staff. I think we'd all agree that given the growth of the community, a Community Director is needed. The Community Director will help curate the site, assist the community with daily support and to be a reliable line of communication between the company and the community.
The candidate for this position was an easy choice. Matt Conley has shown his commitment as a team player countless times and he has been ever so consistent with making and running the RE-REC collaboration for over a year now. I'm happy to make him hitRECord's first Community Director!
As with everything on hitRECord, job roles and responsibilities will most definitely grow and become more defined with time and experience. So with that said, Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you hitREcord's new Community Director, Mr. Matt Conley!
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...