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!
Grab your cameras & get freaky on your front lawn for our TV show’s Punk Rock music video "Front Lawn Freak."
FREAKS: Film yourself freakin’ on a front lawn. Please refer to THIS ROUGH CUT for audio/visual. Be as creative as you’d like - but make sure you film on your own property or have permission to film at that location.
ACTORS: RECord yourself on a Green Screen or against a White Wall doing subtle acting in the following shots for our "Spaces Between" Music Video: 1) Head-to-Toe shot / 2) Close-Up shot / 3) Overhead shot. CONTRIBUTE HERE
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.