For our HITRECORD ON TV episode RE: MONEY, we performed this song all about falling in love with money. This collaboration began with lyrics written by saintmaker that were turned into a song by humunkulus. During our live venue shoot at the Masonic Lodge in LA, humunkulus, LiaSimone, and I performed the song and 12.42 animated visual contributions together into this piece that I’m really proud of.
HITRECORD ON TV’s entire episode RE: MONEY premieres this Saturday on Pivot - 10e/7p. Also available on iTunes and Amazon Prime.
BIG NEWS! Before it premieres on TV, we’re gonna release the first episode of HITRECORD ON TV online early — on Monday, Jan. 6th! In anticipation, I’m pleased to present to you the very first short film of the season, “First Stars I See Tonight.”
Collaboratively made on our site, hitRECord.org, this short film began with a text record roswellgray (United States) contributed recounting the true story of the first time she ever saw the stars when she was 16 years old. I adapted the story into a script and KatSmash (Scotland) RECorded narration. We shot the actors Elle Fanning and James Patrick Stuart in front of a green screen and a ton of visual artists on the site began to illustrate the world around them. The animator 12.42 (United Kingdom) took visual contributions and animated them all together. megancarnes (United States) composed a beautiful musical score and musicians from all over the world played along.
HITRECORD ON TV is a half-hour variety show with short films, live performances, music, cartoons, and of course, MORE! It’s gonna be on a new cable channel called Pivot and I think you guys are reeeally gonna like it. I can’t wait for you all to check out the first episode, “RE: The Number One,” when we release it extra early on Monday, Jan. 6th!
I’m really happy to sign 637 checks totaling $306,600 to the Contributing Artists of 2012’s productions.
Now I know I say this every time we send out checks, but hitRECord is not about making money. It’s about the records we all get to make together. Still, I’m super thrilled to sign all of these checks and continue to pay our artists for their hard work.
This is great contribution Lianna. It’s so useful when the illustrations match up to the angles shot for the film. It’d be great to see more contributions from everyone for the apartment in the film…there’s quite a few angles of the flat needed! Or maybe remix up Loddi’s images with other props - could it look a little more hipster or grungy for example?
12.42, the Resident Director of Visual Effects on “First Stars I See Tonight,” has done an amazing job w/ remixing in visuals from the community into THIS COLLABORATIVE SHORT FILM. Now it’s time for Actors to portray the two Cousins.
ACTORS: Portray the Cousins and film the 2 Shots in THIS SHOT REFERENCE against a Green Screen.