GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MOM: AN EDUCATIONAL FILM
- Fade in to reveal a the title of our short, ‘GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MOM.’
- Cross fade through different shots of moms holding and caring for their children.
NARRATOR: Mothers… It’s been said that they know best. But what do we know about them? Who were they before they were ‘Mom?’ To answer that question, we’ll have to go back before even you were born.
SALLY: Who me?
NARRATOR: That’s right, Sally. It wasn’t that long ago that your mom was your age.
SALLY: My Age?
NARRATOR: That’s right. But back then your mom wasn’t, well, your mom yet.
SALLY: Then, who was she?
NARRATOR: Well, she was just like you.
- SALLY looks doubtful.
NARRATOR: Here, let me show you.
- SALLY sits down and watches attentively.
NARRATOR (Cont.): You see, in her youth, your mom focused on things like friends…
- MOM (14) walks with her friends - laughing and talking.
NARRATOR (Cont.): Boys…
- She and her friends giggle as a few guys walk by.
NARRATOR (Cont.): …And school.
- She sits in a library and reads a book, her large glasses prominent.
NARRATOR (Cont.): Remind you of anyone?
- SALLY gasps, takes off her own simmilar large glasses and hides them behind her back.
NARRATOR (Cont.): Don’t believe me, huh?
- SALLY shakes her head, petulant.
NARRATOR (Cont.): Well gee, you have hopes don’t ya?
NARRATOR: …And dreams?
SALLY: Uh Huh (yes)
NARRATOR: Well so did your mom! (aside) Until you came along.
SALLY: (concerned) Wait. What?
NARRATOR: Whoa there Sally, that’s jumping a little too far ahead. Your mom had a lot of growing up to do before you arrived…
- MOM (18) sits in a college dorm room. A YOUNG MAN knocks on the door. The screen freezes just as the YOUNG MAN smiles.
SALLY: Hey, wait a minute; that’s not my dad!
NARRATOR: No shit! The truth is…
- SALLY leans forward.
NARRATOR (Cont.): …Before she met your dad, your mom dated other people.
SALLY: Other people?
NARRATOR: She sure did.
SALLY: How many?
NARRATOR: Well, let’s see. There was Brian…
-A JOCK catches a football and poses for the camera.
-A tall, tattooed guy, with cut up jeans and a mohawk, nods and snarls at the camera while he holds a ‘nerdy’ student upside down.
NARRATOR: (Faster cuts of guys waving at the camera flash up on the screen as the Narrator reads off the list) There was Michael, John, Enrique, Steve…
- SALLY’s eyes widen as the list continues to flash up on screen…
NARRATOR: …Jean-Pierre, Lazy Dave… Chris, Brian, Jennifer…
NARRATOR: The point is, when she was at school your mom had a lot going on.
SALLY: But then she became my mom, right?
SALLY: There’s more?
NARRATOR: And how.
-We PAN LEFT from a building entrance.
NARRATOR: After your mom graduated college, everything started falling into place for her. She had her dream job…
- MOM (25) seen shaking hands with her boss, smiling at camera.
NARRATOR: her dream car…
-She shakes hands with a salesman, same pose, smiling at camera.
NARRATOR: …she even met your father.
- Mom and Dad shake hands at the altar - exactly the same pose.
NARRATOR: Yes, everything was going just as planned. That was, until August 10th, 2004.
SALLY: Hey, that’s my birthday.
NARRATOR: That’s right!
SALLY: But that means…
NARRATOR: Don’t worry Sally, some of the best things in life AREN’T planned. Your mom found that out on the day you were born.
-We ZOOM IN on MOM (28) holding her child
-SALLY smiles, and proudly puts her large glasses back on.
NARRATOR: (encouragingly) There ya go.
-We FADE OUT from SALLY and FADE IN to the NARRATOR walking towards and talking to the camera.
NARRATOR: So what do you know about your mom? Maybe you’ve already asked all the important questions. Maybe you’re afraid to ask. Either way, you should try…
- Quick ZOOM IN on the NARRATOR’s face.
NARRATOR: …GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MOM!
- The title, ‘Getting to Know Your Mom’ WIPES onto the screen as the NARRATOR says it.
MUSIC PLAYS OUT
VOICE OVER ARTISTS: Contribute Voice Over performances of both the Narrator & Girl from THIS SCRIPT.
CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS, CINEMATOGRAPHERS, & VIDEO EDITORS!
We’ve got a stellar Voice Over by fdot78 for our Short Film “Still Here” - which is written by Rian Johnson. Now it’s time to start shooting & cutting visuals for it.
FILMMAKERS & CINEMATOGRAPHERS: Shoot footage for each of the Shots in THIS NUMBERED SCRIPT.
VIDEO EDITORS: Cut footage from the site TO THIS VOICE OVER.
CALLING ALL ANNOUNCERS - or anyone w/ a Microphone!
We need Announcers to RECord themselves introducing me at the opening of our episodes of TV.
ANNOUNCERS: RECord yourself saying "And now… Mr. Joseph Gordon-Levitt.”
CALLING ALL VOICE OVER ARTISTS & ANYONE W/ A CAMERA!
We’re working on a Short Doc w/ Davis Guggenheim for our episode RE: The Number One, and we wanna know if you think humanity is like The Pando Forest or like The Honey Mushroom.
ANYONE W/ A CAMERA: Give us your opinion & RECord yourself answering this question: Are we human beings like The Pando Forest or The Honey Mushroom? Be specific with your examples and arguments.
VOICE OVER ARTISTS: Do a reading of THIS SCRIPT.
Narrated by Gary Oldman, and featuring 295 contributions from the hitRECord community, "The Man With a Turnip For a Head" is a short film that is included on "hitRECorderly #3: Presenting The Fall Formal," the third issue of our quarterly subscription series.
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Voice Over by RegularJOE
RegularJOE (Director) writes:
fallingalice contributed her text record, Vinegar (A Monologue), to the RE: MY FAVORITE THINGS collab. And obviously, I liked it. I still can’t predict it, but sometimes certain pieces of writing just make me want to read them aloud. Well done alice!
I’ll be curious to see how this might get used to make a little short film or something…
ANIMATORS: Create 5-10 second Animation Tests by taking a piece of the “Gooblygag & The Ghost” audio record & animating it. You could animate it in 2D or 3D, try Paper Cut-Out Stop-Motion, or do Line Animation. Be as creative as you’d like!
Come work with us as we make an Animated Short Film together based on THIS TEXT by wirrow.
VOICE OVER ARTISTS: Get hold of a mic and do a reading of this text in your best mythological-sounding voice!
ILLUSTRATORS: Use this circle template & draw all kinds of shapes within the circle. Please hand draw them and use lots of colors!
NOTE: We have 2 WEEKS to finish this entire short film so we need to get started right away! :oD
Our new Animated Short Film “Unicorn” needs Female VO Artists to RECord readings of the THIS SCRIPT.
FEMALE VOICE OVER ARTISTS: Read this script in a consistent Southern Accent. There are important notes in the Text Record, so please check those out before hitting RECord.
REmix by Kubi
REmix by Kubi
Visual REsource by mirtle
November (a tiny film for hitRECord)
a love story made by kubi
illustration & story by mirtle
voice over by DustyGrandDreams
Illustration by callmeishmael
MattConley (Community Director) writes:
This is such a great sketch that depicts the central characters of "Unicorn." I love the costumes, the expressions, and the props in the background. Looking great!
Here are my suggestions on how the community can remix this illustration:
* Create new line drawings based on these illustrations & upload black and white versions (as well as color ones)
* These sketches above are quite detailed. Can illustrators do line drawings in a more cartoon-like style, like this by Kparrish33?
* Please upload each character separately (and in multiple angles - if possible.)
Audio REmix by TheSerpentTheCharmer
Music by bell
Text by TheSerpentTheCharmer
"Of Messengers and Wolves"
I’ve sat through a thousand other sunsets in my life
They’ve all been beautiful but this one is for you
It’s warming the air around us while the darkness sets in
You are still alive and so am I for the time being
It’s gotten hard for me to write and color lost its glow
But the night took you away and left me no place else to go
If you’d come back to life, you’d find a den of wolves at my door
Asking if that pretty girl is coming around anymore
You’re more than a painting ever conveyed to our eyes
More beautiful than the ivory on old piano keys
I never thought the world was a stage but now I see
It was meant to display you, the unrequited, and me
Crushed under the weight, a skeleton rusting at its hinges
I am worried that these wolves will take you away from me
And I’m in no condition to fend them off with my bare hands
When they’re reaching for yours even though you’re not there
This is where the fangs dance electric, where moonlight goes astray
Why don’t we walk a little ways until the atlas gets changed
And a place we knew becomes a graveyard or a stage
I barely know the sound of your name, but I’m trying
There is only so much a man can find in his own heart beating
Sometimes I fear it’s your footsteps leaving
And I wake up to find I was always alone
The scavengers gnawed until they finally hit bone
I wear the crown of a fool with bad taste
Until I found you and this tired life changed
I’ll see you at night in the caves of that dream
Only then will it makes sense, or so it will seem
I’d have asked the ocean to spare us but it owes me no favors
I guess this is love and these must be its labors