This past Saturday I accepted our #Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Media on behalf of hitRECord and our worldwide community. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of the thousands of brilliant contributing artists who make our show. And, thank you to our wonderful partners at pivot.
Illustrations are easier to remix for post-it projects, but after seeing breeouellette's photograph on hitRECord's tumblr, I knew I'd kick myself if I at least didn't try to remix it. It was challenging and difficult dealing with lines and shadows that I never had to deal with before.
The cranes were originally going to be drawn on white post-its outlined with different colored sharpies, but the blurriness of the cranes in bree’s photo made it difficult to know which line went where. Part of the appeal of bree’s photo is the birds’ blurriness because it gives the feeling of flight. It also gives the feeling of awe and confusion for the viewer because you’re left wondering how the hell she did that. So I nixed the drawn cranes idea and decided to fold the cranes myself. Placement was tricky, but it worked out in the end. I love having the cranes pop off the post-it giving the whole project a 3D feel — something new.
breeouellette is a superb artist and her photographs and animations are phenomenal.
"Being the second child, at first, at least to me, seemed really difficult because my brother, Dan, was six and a half years older than I was and that meant he was always better at everything, whether it was a sport or a video game, anything," [x]
"My name’s Joe, we made a show called hitRECord on TV. With hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world that contributed their writing, their music, their video footage and their stories, animations and their illustrations. So this award belongs to all of them! All of them, that’s who I want to thank.” [x]