The Hitrecord crew at a Lakers game, March 30

hitrecordjoe:

hitRECord goes to the Lakers.

hitrecordjoe:

hitRECord goes to the Lakers.

Happy Joe is happy. Joseph performing with Schmoyoho and Peppina at Participant Media’s Sundance party. Click here to see video.

MORE FROM SUNDANCE

Joe and Schmoyoho (aka Michael Gregory who wrote the song) perform It’s Fantastic live at Participant Media’s Sundance party: Watch it on Hitrecord.

Joe also performed with Peppina a song called La Belle et la Bête. I haven’t seen a clip of the full performance yet, just short snippets. But head over to Hitrecord and watch the gorgeous musical short film based on this song, which is featured in the second episode of Hitrecord On TV Re: Fantasy.

The Rolling Stone has another write up of the Sundance premiere of Hitrecord On TV with a little more info about the three episodes that were screened.

jglweb:

Pic 1: Hit Record. and guest Pepina singing at party at

Pic 2: No autotune. and crooning at party at

Pic 3: Spin machine. and go at it.

via Evan Shapiro

HITRECORD ON TV Reviews

The first episode of Hitrecord on TV launched to positive internet buzz two weeks ago. But the professional critics are not willing to hop on the hype wagon as quickly. Here is a small collection of links:

Entertainment Weekly has a write-up from the Sundance premiere and the followig Q&A. (Don’t get fooled by the title. Despite the sensationalist headline, it’s an insightful write-up of the event last night): 

JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT GIVES STIRRING TRIBUTE TO LATE BROTHER AT HITRECORD EVENT

Variety has positive words for the Hitrecord endeavor, but this article focuses mostly on the business model and is less of a review of the actual content:

JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT’S VARIETY SHOW ON PIVOT VALUES CREATIVES AS WELL AS AUDIENCE

The Hollywood Reporter is generally positive but a bit reserved, claiming the shorts featuring known stars are not always working, but ultimately praising the enthusiasm the show transports:

HITRECORD ON TV: SUNDANCE REVIEW

The New York Times enjoys individual parts of the Hitrecord on TV but accuses Joseph of hogging the spotlight and using the show as vanity project to narcissistically prove he is a polymath. They also have a dig at his singing abilities. Classy.

'LET'S PUT ON A SHOW! I'LL MAKE..'

The Miami Herald loves pretty much everything about the show:

WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER ON PIVOT’S DELIGHTFUL ‘HITRECORD’

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his Hitrecord Crew -  Jared Geller, Nathan and Mark Johnson - premiering Hitrecord On TV! at Sundance, Jan 17

hitrecord:

Meeting with Matt + Abigail re: community profit proposals for Episode #1 of HITRECORD ON TV. #Math #FUN

hitrecord:

Meeting with Matt + Abigail re: community profit proposals for Episode #1 of HITRECORD ON TV#Math #FUN

hitrecordjoe:

ALRIGHT HERE IT IS! Watch Episode #1 of HITRECORD ON TV!

Deeply proud of this show and everyone’s work on it <3

hitrecordjoe:

BIG NEWS! Before it premieres on TV, we’re gonna release the first episode of HITRECORD ON TV online early — on Monday, Jan. 6th! In anticipation, I’m pleased to present to you the very first short film of the season, “First Stars I See Tonight.”

Collaboratively made on our site, hitRECord.org, this short film began with a text record roswellgray (United States) contributed recounting the true story of the first time she ever saw the stars when she was 16 years old. I adapted the story into a script and KatSmash (Scotland) RECorded narration. We shot the actors Elle Fanning and James Patrick Stuart in front of a green screen and a ton of visual artists on the site began to illustrate the world around them. The animator 12.42 (United Kingdom) took visual contributions and animated them all together. megancarnes (United States) composed a beautiful musical score and musicians from all over the world played along.

HITRECORD ON TV is a half-hour variety show with short films, live performances, music, cartoons, and of course, MORE! It’s gonna be on a new cable channel called Pivot and I think you guys are reeeally gonna like it. I can’t wait for you all to check out the first episode, “RE: The Number One,” when we release it extra early on Monday, Jan. 6th!

Thanks again <3
J