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

Those of you, who are on Hitrecord, probably have a very good idea what the TV show is going to be about. 
For everyone else, here is a description of the first three episodes:

“RE: THE NUMBER ONE” - (Premiere Episode) Airs Saturday, January 18 at 10pm ET/PTIt&#8217;s no coincidence that the theme of the very first episode of “HITRECORD ON TV” is regarding “THE NUMBER ONE&#8221; — there&#8217;s a first time for everything and you never get a second chance at making a first impression. Through a series of short films, animation, music, conversation (and, of course, more) host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and thousands of contributors from around the world bring you stories of first times, unity and solitude.
“RE: FANTASY” (Airs January 18 right after the pilot episode)What better way to kick off the second “HITRECORD ON TV” episode regarding FANTASY than with a big old fashioned musical number? Host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and guest Tony Danza lead a fanciful kick line to celebrate this week&#8217;s fantastical theme. The episode continues with an exploration into the neuroscience of fantasy and includes an animated musical twist on the familiar fairy tale, &#8220;Beauty and the Beast.&#8221;
“RE: TRASH” Punk, junk and guilty pleasures are just a few words to describe the “HITRECORD ON TV” episode regarding TRASH.  Host Joseph Gordon-Levitt kicks off the show with a raucous rock song saluting all you freaks and geeks.  The show continues with the so-called &#8220;Pope of Trash&#8221; and filmmaker John Waters offering up his unique taste for the trashy.  And, of course, there&#8217;s a pulpy short film about a trash collector abducted by aliens.  (Obviously.)

Those of you, who are on Hitrecord, probably have a very good idea what the TV show is going to be about. 

For everyone else, here is a description of the first three episodes:

“RE: THE NUMBER ONE” - (Premiere Episode) Airs Saturday, January 18 at 10pm ET/PT
It’s no coincidence that the theme of the very first episode of “HITRECORD ON TV” is regarding “THE NUMBER ONE” — there’s a first time for everything and you never get a second chance at making a first impression. Through a series of short films, animation, music, conversation (and, of course, more) host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and thousands of contributors from around the world bring you stories of first times, unity and solitude.

“RE: FANTASY” (Airs January 18 right after the pilot episode)
What better way to kick off the second “HITRECORD ON TV” episode regarding FANTASY than with a big old fashioned musical number? Host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and guest Tony Danza lead a fanciful kick line to celebrate this week’s fantastical theme. The episode continues with an exploration into the neuroscience of fantasy and includes an animated musical twist on the familiar fairy tale, “Beauty and the Beast.”

“RE: TRASH” 
Punk, junk and guilty pleasures are just a few words to describe the “HITRECORD ON TV” episode regarding TRASH.  Host Joseph Gordon-Levitt kicks off the show with a raucous rock song saluting all you freaks and geeks.  The show continues with the so-called “Pope of Trash” and filmmaker John Waters offering up his unique taste for the trashy.  And, of course, there’s a pulpy short film about a trash collector abducted by aliens.  (Obviously.)

Josephine by LizSmalls | Halloween 2011

Josephine by LizSmalls | Halloween 2011

what happened to joe’s button?

clickthefrog:

“I forgot it today!” exclaimed Gordon-Levitt at the Top of the Standard after party of his now synonymous red button for his collaborative creative company Hit RECord. “Tonight of all nights because tonight is the premiere of the first movie that bears the Hit RECord moniker, and I just walked out thinking about too many things and forgot my red button. Tell everyone that I’m embarrassed and I’m sorry.”

[Variety]

In this sneak peek of pivot’s upcoming programming there is a short Hitrecord On TV ad (well, more of an introduction vid), starting at minute 3:08.

Have I told you lately how much I want to see them doing the Guys and Dolls remake? Or any musical with a dance choreography?

The first episode of HitRECord on TV was taped last night in L.A. Here are a few impressions. The show premieres January 18th on pivot.

Picture sources: hwdforevertharaeEvan ShapiroIeechanhees, pivottv, clarissalydializlipka

Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes Indiewire’s 2013 Top Influencers List

clickthefrog:

The Influence

Joseph Gordon-Levitt started hitRECord by talking to himself. Although he’s currently one of Hollywood’s most marketable movie stars, in 2005 “Third Rock From the Sun” had ended its run four years earlier and he’d taken a break from acting for college. And he couldn’t book a job.

“Back then, [hitRECord] wasn’t a production company, it wasn’t a website; it was something I said to myself,” said Gordon-Levitt. “I wanted to be in challenging movies and no one thought I could do it. The round red record button became this sort of symbol for me. I would be the one to push the button.”

Eight years later, hitRECord is an “open collaborative production company,” one that has turned thousands of users into artistic collaborators. Users contribute their work to the site, where the community builds on and remixes it. The results are film, books, music and live events that have been hosted everywhere from dive bars to Sundance. Now the company is in serious expansion mode as it prepares to take the approach to its first TV show, which will air on Participant’s new Pivot network.

While Gordon-Levitt has no intention of leaving acting, it’s clear that his work with hitRECord creates a palpable high. “I love acting in movies and I hope I can do it for the rest of my life,” he said. “But the feeling I get when I make something and someone remixes it and someone makes something new out of it — that’s exciting to me and thrilling.”

Biggest Success

Getting the show on Pivot. ” It’s definitely going to be the most important project we’ve ever done.”

Biggest Disappointment

“This show is really challenging legally. When you tell TV attorneys that you’re going to be using work from artists all over the world…it’s been an uphill battle, with frustrating moments and setbacks. A lot of credit is due to the people I work with and Pivot.”

Biggest Challenge

Growing the company. hitRECord has about 5 employees, but now will more than double to include roles like a general manager and controller. “And the TV show will have a hell of a lot more than that,” Gordon-Leavitt [sic] said.

What’s Next

“I think hitRECord can be a massive production company, like Steve Spielberg with Dreamworks,” he said. “In the long term, I think hitRECord has the capability to do all of that. Dreamworks has development executives; we have 200,000 people who are working together. But right now we’re focused on the TV show.”

The Survey
My Biggest Career Break…
It’s been a pretty gradual build over the last 26 years.
Best Filmmaker Working Today…
Probably somebody nobody knows yet.
A Guilty Pleasure Movie…
“Gremlins”
My First Job…
Acting in a commercial for an obscure brand of peanut butter called Sunny Jim.
6 YEARS OLD
The age that Joseph got his first job
100 FESTIVALS
Attended this year by Joseph
40 WEEKS
The average amount that Joseph travels for work each year
6 TIMES
Joseph has been to the Sundance Film Festival

Or read it here. ;)