What is hitRECord? (bare)

By Joe

This is for the video that visitors will see when they first arrive at our website here. Now, this is just the bare (boring) bones. What it needs is -- of course -- some good remixing. Basically three things: visual cutaways, music, and other people talking.

VISUAL CUTAWAYS. For every idea I communicate, I'm hoping there's a visual to go along with it. I don't care if my face is hardly in this video at all. I just want there to constantly be more and more things to look at. So listen to what I'm saying, and when any particular thing I say strikes you, try to find a piece of video or a few images here on hitRECord that express the same thing. And cut that together. Or, if you don't have the video editing tools to cut them in yourself, just make an album of the RECords you think oughta be Resourced, write in your album's description which RECords go with which parts of the video, and contribute that album to the collaboration. And by the way, the connection between idea and visual doesn't have to be 100% explicitly obvious, as long as it's interesting.

MUSIC. Well this one's pretty clear. There's so much good music on here by now. Which pieces should we use? I'd say, each little subsection of the video should probably have its own musical RECord to go under it.

OTHER PEOPLE TALKING. I just RECorded the ideas and sentiments that I want visitors to encounter when they first arrive at the site. But it doesn't have to be me saying the whole thing. A lot of you guys have already said a lot of this stuff. Or you can RECord yourself saying it now. And it doesn't have to be in my words, as long as the idea/sentiment matches. I sort of got this process started at the very top of the video.

A lot of you guys have also already RECorded and reRECorded great versions of this welcome video. I know it's been a sorta lengthy process getting this together. But think about it, this is a really important video for us! As more and more people hear about our collaborative collective, we want more and more talented, skilled, cool artists to come work with us on our projects. And this is gonna be the first thing they see.

(NOTE for if/when you download/remix this video. I exported it with H.264 compression which makes it a manageable file size. But once you've downloaded it, you can up-convert it to Apple ProRes -- using an application like Mpeg Streamclip -- before importing into whatever editing software you use.)

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What is hitRECord? (bare)

Created: Jul 07, 2010

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