I think it's the equivalent of a "Like" on Facebook
I looks like I got two "recommendations" on my backpack girl animation and one so far for my VR guy animation. That's kind of cool since I just posted those a couple of days ago on the HitRECord website. I'm still trying to figure out all the ins and out of the website, but there are so many cool projects and possibilities and the social component to the creative community is quite fun. I think it will help the students to feel that their work has an authentic audience and that they can participate in the community and add their voices to the mix.
As I collect projects that I might be interested in, I see that some projects are open and active and some challenges are just to get people thinking and working creatively and are ongoing. It's interesting to notice that the challenges that are not connected to an active project have a different feel to me in terms of my personal investment. They are great for exploring and deepening a creative practice, but they don't feel like they are pushing me outside of my comfort zone. I will have to explore that with students moving forward! I can not WAIT to work on this with my students. It's ripe for self-discovery, will help students find starting places to explore digital media, and it provides such a diverse set of possibilities from voice over acting to music mixing, to animation, to editing, to poem writing. Maybe, as a class, we can even come up with a challenge for the HitRECord community! That would be a blast!
Below you can see my first template for students to document their process (click on the image to blow it up larger). I will be asking them to choose three diverse challenges and projects to consider for their first HitRECord projects.