I went trough the contributions and mixed them into this, just for fun :) I fell in looove with all the accordion tracks people have uploaded!! (most of the stuff starts after the first chorus-thing so if you're impatient and busy, start from 1.10! :))
I would have wanted to add some more stuff from here and there, but since everyone haven't uploaded the stems of their contributions yet, I couldn't...
Like you can hear I dropped out the 3rd bridge/chorus thing, firstly 'cause I forgot I made it in the first place, and secondly 'cause I think it might be too much... but this is still in process! :) I got this idea for the ending from Robo_J's rough mix.
Please, let me know what you think! Do you think we should add more vocals or drop some accordions or percussion or something else? I thought about this song for a while and I personally think it would suite the song better if we'd keep it as fresh and "poppy" as possible. Because of the melody and the "i-don't-give-a-shit" -way it has to be sung, it's really easy that the song might lose it's energy and start sounding lazy or "angsty". But again, that's only my opinion, let me know yours! And as always, feel free to remix this! :)
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...
Here's some illustrations of tecchie things to be animated.
We've got here an iPhone, a laptop, aaaan SLR camera, a more old-school flip phone, and just a digital camera. Thought the variety would be nice for people... have a bit of choice.
It was done on a transparent background, so each one SHOULD be able to be isolated appropriately and used alright.
If someone would like to take it and re-color it and then use it, the linework is here:
Please let me know if there are any issues with those links.
Calling all Graphic Designers! All Typographers!
As you may or may not know, we are making a REPRISE of wirrow's 'and a new earth' for our show at Sundance this month.
The original video has text recited by a computer and wirrow astutely added subtitles so viewers can read along with the computer's voice.
My idea is, instead of giving our REPRISE a plain subtitle at the bottom, what if each line of the text has it's own typographical treatment that can pop on and off all over the screen!
Here's what to do: