INT. TV STUDIO LIVING ROOM - DAY
MEDIUM: Three HITRECORD USERS (ages ~15-40) sit around, apparently bored.
Hey kids, are you feeling bored...?
... Do you like games...?
Sure, yeah, I guess...
...and do you want to be a creative professional but feel that the current mainstream media production models are stagnant and outmoded, leaving you searching for more open and progressive new media production models that respect the rights of artists while enabling remixing and collaboration on a global scale?
Then do I have game for you!
CUT TO: HITRECORD on TV - The Game
HITRECORD on Tv -The Game!
MEDIUM: game being set up and played
Now you too can set up an online collaborative open production company community, just like Joseph Gordon-Levitt!
CUTAWAY: Scratched Stock footage of JGL. It seems off, mechanical, unsettled.
I heartily endorse this product and/or service.
WIDE: RECorders playing.
RECord, RECommmend, and REmix records!
CUT-IN: RECorder 1 plays a series of cards for things like "Audio", "Text", "Picture".
I remix Spaced Out by Dr. Duke and Hungry Ghost Co. Stems by Ppeppina with lyrics based on Saintmaker's Opening Monologue for Patterns to make a new audio RECord called "Everywhere Hungry Space".
SMASH CUT: all three players listening to headphones around game board.
Start collaborations regarding themes!
I'm starting a collaboration regarding...
(Spins a wheel on board)
...The Death of Heteronormative Patriarchy!
SMASH CUT: player one drawing a site update card.
Deal with technical issues...
"Site down for scheduled maintenance, lose 1 turn." ...Ahh, c'mon!
And labyrinthine corridors of IP copyright law!
"Player 2's most popular RECord uses a resource under active copyright by a third party. Delete and remove RECord and all resultant RECords, player 2 loses a turn and 8 mana."
I thought it was in the public domain!
And win by 'releasing' 'productions', followed by win breakdown proposals by all players!
Okay, so I’m proposing we breakdown the game win from the production like this...
Hands other players spreadsheets. They Read. Beat.
So I get 30% of the 50% profit win credit for the vinyl?
Assuming we turn a profit, which...
(Rolls pair of dice)
We won't know for at least six months.
(Sped up legal disclaimer text)
“HitRECord on TV - The Game play RECords” are not legally considered RECords, Releases, or productions and all IP created during play is owned by Totally Actually Associated with HitRECord and Not A Scam Games, LLC.
CLOSE UP: RECorders angrily staring into camera.
What the hell are you trying to pull!? Why would YOU own our work?
Hey, no! It’s not like that, that’s just standard boilerplate, it's all quite technical...
(Aside to Camera Op)
Get the car going, fast!
And what was with that stock footage of RegularJoe? It looks like its from 1975!
Mr. Gordon-Levitt is a very busy man...
Wait a second, I know you! You're EvilMirrorJOE, owner of KEEPrecord!
All three RECorders draw out cameras and start recording.
Yeah! from the Evil Mirror Universe!
CUT TO RECorders CAMERA POV: the CAMERA OP and EVILMIRRORJOE (looks like Joe but with goatee, eye patch and blue RECord button).
You tried to get everybody to sign over all their rights with terrible terms of service!
Oh they were not that bad!
They gave you power of attorney! And you tried to replace Matt with a robot, Jared and Marke with clones, and trap Wirrow in a sentence using lovecraftian dark grammar magic!
What do you mean “tried”?
Suddenly a copy of The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Vol 2. propels itself off a nearby bookshelf, landing with a light thud.
TRAPPED WIRROW (O.S.)
BACK TO CAMERA OP POV: The RECorders angrily advance.
We banished you to the Community Service Dimension! how'd you escape?!
EXT. LOS ANGELES STREET - DAY
TRACKING: EvilMirrorJOE and CAMERA OP are running away from the RECorders. Frantically, EMJ throws a garbage can over to try and slow them down.
CAN'T YOU RUN ANY FASTER WITHOUT SCREWING UP THE SHOT!? WHAT DO I PAY YOU FOR?!
You don't pay me! You kidnapped my daughter!
You won't get away with this, EvilMirrorJOE!!!
And you don't consider her continued safety payment?
YOU’LL NEVER TAKE ME ALIVE, HITRECORD USERS!
(looking back ahead)
CRASH! STATIC - Everything goes to BLACK
Second Draft - 7-8-2013
Eric’s Character Notes:
•RECORDERS: (CHANGED IN THIS DRAFT FROM “YOUNG PEOPLE”)
I imagine the 3 RECorders/Game Players being of a wide age range and, with the exception of “Geoff” (player 2) being of any gender. I’ve typically pictured RECorder #3 as Female, and I don’t have a strong feeling either way of RECorder #1. Could and should be played by anybody.
•CAMERA OP: (CHANGED IN THIS DRAFT FROM “CAMERA MAN”)
Mid Twenties to Thirties, I prefer imagining this character as Female (which is why I changed the character name). Again, flexible casting. Also, easiest character to cut for time.
Self Explanatory, I think. Less flexible in casting than the other characters. Just a feeling I’ve got.
9-june-2013 slight addendums:
-Changed "Gordon Levitt" "Levitt" "Gordon-Levitt"
-Fixed Spacing and formatting (kind of, or at least tried to)
-Added "power of attorney" gag.
Created: Jul 09, 2013Document Media