Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, 500 Days of Summer) is bringing
his personal project, hitRECord (www.hitrecord.org), to Columbia. The
performance includes Joseph talking about his career, hitRECord, and
online collaborative art, as well as a presentation of film and
recorded media. The event will be an interactive one and students are
actively encouraged to bring their cameras, video-cameras, musical
instruments, and phones to participate in the collaborative recording
process. A more detailed description of the event can be found in the
official blurb below.
We feel this unique event may interest students in your department,
and request that you send this out on the visual arts listserv. Tickets can
be purchased for $12/$15 VIP seating either at the TIC or online
"What is hitRECord?
Joseph started hitRECord.org five years ago as an outlet for his own
personal creativity. Since then it has evolved into a professional
mass-collaborative production company where anybody with an internet
connection can contribute to a variety of digital multi-media projects
that Joseph directs. hitRECord.org collaboratively produced and
screened a number of short films at the 2010 Sundance and SxSW film
festivals. It was also recently named one of the top ten "Game
Changers in entertainment" by The Huffington Post.
What is the show?
In an effort to reach out and collaborate with young aspiring artists
and media-makers nation-wide, Joseph Gordon-Levitt will tour a select
group of colleges this fall. The program will include a discussion of
his acting career, an introduction to hitRECord's collaborative
process for those who don't already know, as well as lots of
interactive participatory RECording antics and activities.
Bringing your own RECording devices?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with HITRECORD SIGN UP in the
subject heading. In your message, include your name, phone #, and what
device you will be bringing (eg. video-camera/camera)***
***Note: Everyone attending the event will have to sign a disclaimer
regarding recording devices. Anyone can record the show, but you must
upload your footage to hitRECord.org before using any material.
Neither Columbia University nor CUNUFF are responsible for any losses
or damaged equipment that you bring to the show. Full details in the
disclaimer at the event."