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I want us all to make a short film all about “The In-Between Moments" - you know, those beautiful little moments in our day that happen in-between all the important stuff. This is gonna be the first short film to come out of hitRECord's new partnership with LG USA Mobile. Anybody can participate in this short film and everything you’ll need to contribute is here: <a href="http://www.hitrecord.org/collaborations/10590" target="_blank">http://www.hitrecord.org/collaborations/10590</a>
For this short film, there will be three elements — music, cinematography and writing — and I’m really excited to announce that LG is going to support this short film by sending out 50 smartphones to help us capture these in-between moments. These LG smartphones will be sent out to contributors of this project whose audio and video is most resonating with our Resident Curators on hitRECord.
However, everyone can work on this project since we’ll be making two version of this short film - one where the audio and video is captured exclusively on LG smartphones, and the other where everybody can participate. And anyone whose work is used in either version will get paid.
The deadline for all of these contributions is Sunday, September 6th.
I think this is gonna come out really differently than anything we’ve ever made before, and I’m excited to see what we make together.
I wanna thank LG, and I wanna thank you too, of course.
Thanks again <3
The In-Between Moments (hitRECord x LG)
Friday 28th of August 2015 12:05:24 PM
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Today I have a very cool announcement to make — hitRECord is getting a technology partner for 2015, and that partner is a company called LG USA Mobile. I’m sure you’ve heard of LG before. They make mobile phones. Their company's slogan is “Life’s good.” I actually like that slogan quite a lot because technology really should make life good.
Nowadays technology is changing the way we hear and tell stories. We can now see and hear so many different perspectives from all different people who are putting up their videos or photos, writing their stories, or making their music. And hitRECord is one community’s way of making use of all this new technology.
So what does this partnership with LG mean for hitRECord? They are gonna be supporting some of our creative projects this year and our community will be using some of their shiny new technology to do what we do best — make art. They are also gonna help us improve our technology, which is huge because so much of our creative process involves using technology to make things together. And they’ll be helping us pay all the great artists whose work is used in our productions.
And you can get involved with our “The In-Between Moments” collaboration, the first project of this partnership, right here -- <a href="http://www.hitrecord.org/collaborations/10590" target="_blank">http://www.hitrecord.org/collaborations/10590</a>
I wanna give a heartfelt thanks to LG — you guys are awesome!
Thanks again <3
hitRECord x LG
Thursday 27th of August 2015 08:59:05 AM