CALLING ALL VO ARTISTS, ACTORS, FILMMAKERS, ANIMATORS, VIDEO EDITORS & MUSICIANS!

Let’s start making Short Films out of all the great contributions to the "Recite a Poem Every Day" collab - contribute your performances, edits & audio!

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ANIMATORS: Find a Poetry Reading that inspires you to animate a Short Film, LIKE THIS EXAMPLE.

FILMMAKERS: Make a Storyboard inspired by a Poem so that Actors can perform it - or shoot your own Short Film.

ACTORS: Perform a Poem from the site.

VIDEO EDITORS: Remix audio & visual elements from the site into a Short Film of a Poem you like. Check out THIS “SONNET 29” SHORT FILM as inspiration.

MUSICIANS: Compose a Score for a Poem you like.

VOICE OVER ARTISTS: Perform a reading of a Poem on the site that you like.

CURATORS: Make Albums of Poetry or Performances you think would be great resources for Short Films.

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Contribute to the “RECITE A POEM EVERY DAY” collab HERE!

ATTENTION ALL CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS!
A lot of people in the community have been asking a lot of great questions about the Intellectual Property Laws & Clearances around the art we’re making - especially now that we’re making a TV Show together…
…and we’ve got some answers for ya: WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
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Here are some of the topics we covered in this video:
* What if the RECords you upload to hitRECord include people other than yourself?
* Can Public Domain footage be used on the TV Show?
* If you have any Clearance questions, please e-mail us at Clearance@hitRECord.org

ATTENTION ALL CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS!

A lot of people in the community have been asking a lot of great questions about the Intellectual Property Laws & Clearances around the art we’re making - especially now that we’re making a TV Show together…

…and we’ve got some answers for ya: WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

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Here are some of the topics we covered in this video:

What if the RECords you upload to hitRECord include people other than yourself?

* Can Public Domain footage be used on the TV Show?

* If you have any Clearance questions, please e-mail us at Clearance@hitRECord.org

Our collaborative Short Film THEY CAN’T TURN THE LIGHTS OFF began back in 2010 at the Sundance Film Festival during the Proposition 8 trial to ban same-sex marriage in California. 
As you may or may not know, today was a huge day in America for marriage equality as DOMA was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. 
Corruption thrives on secrecy, transparency is up to you and me - and we really want to see the truth set free for all!
WATCH HERE!
Thanks again <3
J

Our collaborative Short Film THEY CAN’T TURN THE LIGHTS OFF began back in 2010 at the Sundance Film Festival during the Proposition 8 trial to ban same-sex marriage in California.

As you may or may not know, today was a huge day in America for marriage equality as DOMA was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. 

Corruption thrives on secrecy, transparency is up to you and me - and we really want to see the truth set free for all!

WATCH HERE!

Thanks again <3

J

"About a Book (RE: The Bible)"

REmix by Mottelz

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He says “Excuse me, I need to say something.” 
And he waits, 
and waits
and waits.

He doesn’t wait for people to listen, 
Nor for silence.
He waits for an internal calm,
for he knows that if does not clearly articulate his feelings,
if he does not explain the reason for the pit his stomach in a clear and concise manner.
No one will pay attention.
So he takes a moment.

Then he begins,
"So, you want to talk about a book." he says 
Trying to be as polite as possible 
despite the loud angry voice in his head that is dying to get out. 
"You wish to discuss a…a…a translation…" 
(which is the most polite word he can come up with.)
"…of an ancient book that I and others like me still strive to live by to this day.

"You wish to discuss a book 
so deep that men, 
greater than you or I can ever hope to be, 
have spent their lives studying it
and have barely scratched the surface of what it has to offer.

"You wish to discuss a book so sacred to me 
that I would die before I denounce it.
And I would be far from the first to do so.

"You wish to discuss a book so filled with knowledge 
that from it scholars have made calculations it took scientists years to figure out.

"You wish to discuss a scroll 
that I kiss out of love whenever I see it. 
A scroll that I would have to fast for a year if I saw it fall to the ground. 
A scroll which I believe must be buried if it becomes too worn to read.

"Do you wish to discuss this book with me, or do you want to talk about The Bible?

"Because they are not the same thing. 
At least not to me.”

He stops for a moment realizing that he is way too worked up. 
He takes a breath, 
calming himself because he is not finished,
and he really wants to be heard.

"You see," 
he continues trying to remain calm
"That amazing book that I try to live by,
that I would die for, 
is not called The Bible, 
it is called the Torah.

"And every letter and dot in it teaches me something,
and I’d love to discuss that with you,
but please, 
before we begin, 
make sure that you and I talking about the same thing.”

A smirk suddenly appears on his face and he says very calmly, 
"Or we can discuss The Bible, 
And I’d love to, 
but here’s why I’d pause before doing so,

"You see I don’t know much about it, 
Other than its pop culture distortion,
and I know how I would feel if someone were to assume anything about this book that is so dare to me based on some bastardized version they found on the internet, 
Therefore I will discuss the Torah with you, 
or, if you insist, I will discuss The Bible instead. 
But please be clear before we start about which book you’ve read.”

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RegularJOE (Director) writes:

You’re bringing up a question of utmost importance to to any discussion about The Bible, in my opinion. The issue of translation. The game of telephone.

If I’m not mistaken, and Mottelz please correct me if I am, the story goes that even the Torah wasn’t written down by Moses himself as he received it from God, but passed down orally for many generations before it was recorded as the text we preserve today.

I once heard Alan Watts giving a lecture (anybody know the one I’m talking about?) where he said that whenever Jesus says “my Lord” in The Bible, it’s a pretty inaccurate translation. The word “Lord” implies human royalty, but Jesus addressed God as something much greater/different than a human king. However, the guys doing the translation from Arameic to Greek to Latin to English, they had an agenda to reinforce the power of human kings, and so they used that word.

So to answer your question, I’m interested in talking about both the Torah and the Bible. And very interested in talking about the differences between the two.

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Contribute to the “RE: THE BIBLE” collaboration HERE!

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
We&#8217;re gonna make art together regarding one of the Greatest Hit RECords of all-time &#8212;- THE BIBLE!
WATCH THE REQUEST VIDEO!
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Here’s how you can contribute to this collaboration:
CONTRIBUTE HERE!

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!

We’re gonna make art together regarding one of the Greatest Hit RECords of all-time —- THE BIBLE!

WATCH THE REQUEST VIDEO!

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Here’s how you can contribute to this collaboration:

CONTRIBUTE HERE!

LET&#8217;S PUT CREEPY VISUALS TOGETHER FOR OUR NEW &#8220;VOYAGER&#8221; SHORT FILM!
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Here&#8217;s how you can contribute to this collaboration:
VIDEO EDITORS: Remix all kinds of creepy visuals to THIS AUDIO RECORD. 
PUBLIC DOMAIN CURATORS: Contribute some campy, satirical, exploitation, and all-around freaky Public Domain footage to the collaboration. 
LIPS SYNCHERS: RECord your mouth up close lip synching the dialogue spoken here.  Males &amp; Females can do this, &amp; it&#8217;d be great if the lips could have bright red lipstick on them.
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We&#8217;re hoping to finish this for our LIVE TOUR, so let&#8217;s get to work! :oD
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You can contribute your records to the &#8220;Voyager Visuals&#8221; collaboration HERE!

LET’S PUT CREEPY VISUALS TOGETHER FOR OUR NEW “VOYAGER” SHORT FILM!

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Here’s how you can contribute to this collaboration:

VIDEO EDITORS: Remix all kinds of creepy visuals to THIS AUDIO RECORD

PUBLIC DOMAIN CURATORS: Contribute some campy, satirical, exploitation, and all-around freaky Public Domain footage to the collaboration

LIPS SYNCHERS: RECord your mouth up close lip synching the dialogue spoken here.  Males & Females can do this, & it’d be great if the lips could have bright red lipstick on them.

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We’re hoping to finish this for our LIVE TOUR, so let’s get to work! :oD

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You can contribute your records to the “Voyager Visuals” collaboration HERE!

LET’S REMIX SOME CLASSIC FAIRY TALES &amp; ALTER THE ENDINGS!
Metaphorest, our Text &amp; Audio Curator, has a few words regarding mirtle&#8217;s "same story, different ending" collaboration.
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Here&#8217;s how YOU can contribute to this collaboration:
WRITERS: You could take a fairy tale within the Public Domain &amp; remix it by changing the ending, revising the moral of the story, or adding some twists and turns along the way.
ILLUSTRATORS: You could illustrate fairy tale characters in new &amp; different ways, altering the settings &amp; events from the original story.
MUSICIANS: You could sing a song about a remixed fairy tale.
ANIMATORS: You could put illustrations into motion from the collaboration, like in THIS VIDEO.
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You can contribute to the &#8220;same story, different ending&#8221; collaboration HERE!

LET’S REMIX SOME CLASSIC FAIRY TALES & ALTER THE ENDINGS!

Metaphorest, our Text & Audio Curator, has a few words regarding mirtle’s "same story, different ending" collaboration.

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Here’s how YOU can contribute to this collaboration:

WRITERS: You could take a fairy tale within the Public Domain & remix it by changing the ending, revising the moral of the story, or adding some twists and turns along the way.

ILLUSTRATORS: You could illustrate fairy tale characters in new & different ways, altering the settings & events from the original story.

MUSICIANS: You could sing a song about a remixed fairy tale.

ANIMATORS: You could put illustrations into motion from the collaboration, like in THIS VIDEO.

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You can contribute to the “same story, different ending” collaboration HERE!

AND NOW FOR AN IMPORTANT REMINDER RE: COPYRIGHT ON hitRECord&#8230;
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In order to turn the art we make together on hitRECord into Monetized Productions, EVERYTHING WE UPLOAD MUST BE 100% ORIGINAL (or within the Pubic Domain) so that our community can legally remix it.
If you come across anything on the site that contains copyright material, you can Curate an Album &amp; contribute it to the Copyright Flag Collab so we can remove it ASAP.
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We really appreciate all of you who take the time to help monitor hitRECord for copyright. It&#8217;s such a big help in maintaining a community that includes works that we can all download &amp; remix together. 
THANKS!

AND NOW FOR AN IMPORTANT REMINDER RE: COPYRIGHT ON hitRECord…

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In order to turn the art we make together on hitRECord into Monetized Productions, EVERYTHING WE UPLOAD MUST BE 100% ORIGINAL (or within the Pubic Domain) so that our community can legally remix it.

If you come across anything on the site that contains copyright material, you can Curate an Album & contribute it to the Copyright Flag Collab so we can remove it ASAP.

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We really appreciate all of you who take the time to help monitor hitRECord for copyright. It’s such a big help in maintaining a community that includes works that we can all download & remix together. 

THANKS!

CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS &amp; VIDEO EDITORS! Come work w/ us on our new SHORT FILM!


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We&#8217;re gonna turn this audio record “Departures” by TheSerpentTheCharmer into a SHORT FILM &amp; you can contribute to the collaboration by:
* Editing together bright and beautiful footage like this to represent THE PAST and creating THE PRESENT out of very dark and claustrophobic clips like this.
* Filming new footage to either represent the look and feel of the Past or Present.
* Curating albums of hitRECord or Public Domain footage for either the Past or Present.
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Contribute your records to the Departures Collaboration HERE!

CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS & VIDEO EDITORS! Come work w/ us on our new SHORT FILM!

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We’re gonna turn this audio record “Departures” by TheSerpentTheCharmer into a SHORT FILM & you can contribute to the collaboration by:

* Editing together bright and beautiful footage like this to represent THE PAST and creating THE PRESENT out of very dark and claustrophobic clips like this.

* Filming new footage to either represent the look and feel of the Past or Present.

* Curating albums of hitRECord or Public Domain footage for either the Past or Present.

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Contribute your records to the Departures Collaboration HERE!