There are brilliant people out there! People that look at the world differently and are not afraid of showing the world something different. They believe in what they do and they are so passionate about their craft that their creations have become magical!
I hope that these videos will spark brilliance and creativity in you. I know it has for me. I shall share more of these brilliant people in future posts. Enjoy and be inspired!
Marco Tempest - Cyber Illusionist
I have always been a fan of magician, Marco Tempest. Why? Because he is one of the most creative and unique artists in the industry with his clever fusion of magic and technology. It is no wonder that he has been asked back many times to speak at TED to share his beautiful presentations. I invite you to watch all of his talks on TED. You will not be disappointed. Magic + Technology = The Brilliance of Marco Tempest! Enjoy!
Marquese Scott - Pumped Up Kicks
Ever since I was a kid dancing has been in my blood. Though I don't get to do much dancing nowadays (maybe secretly alone in my office...shh) I do love watching amazing talents like Marquese Scott whose body seems to be involuntarily moving to every nuance of the music. At times his body flows like fluid and then suddenly solidifies into a machine. It is one of the most expressive videos of dance that is a true joy to watch! There are tons of awesome dance videos out there that I will surely share in future posts, but I will let Marquese Scott be the one to open up the floor. Enjoy!
OK GO - This Too Shall Pass
OK Go is one of my favourite bands and they are also one of the most creative bands when it comes to their music videos. I invite you to watch ALL of their videos and just sit back and be amazed. This video brings to life probably the largest Rude Goldberg Machine ever constructed. And it's simply the most amazing thing to witness unfold. Enjoy!
DUB FX - Love Someone
I have a personal spot in my heart for street artists, because I was once a busker myself. It is a tough job and a tough living. I've been to many busker festivals and I have seen so many amazing talents that deserve their shot at fame and the spotlight. But these performers don't really care about that. They are true artists in their craft and I even will go as far as saying that they have more talent and passion than most mainstream artists out there. In honor of my fellow buskers, I share this awesome artist Dub FX. I always come back to this video, whenever I look for inspiration. Enjoy!
Shugo Tokumaru - KATACHI
This video is just a marvel to watch. I never get tired of it. And though I don't understand the lyrics, I feel this is a happy song and it never fails to cheer me up. If anyone out there can help me translate the lyrics, I will be forever grateful!
Director/Animator team Kijek & Adamski were the creative geniuses behind this visual treat. It comprises of over 2000 silhouette cutouts. Each silhouette was one picture, while a single camera retreated on a dolly 5mm at a time. Stop motion animation is grueling work and precision is key. Kijek & Adamski pulled it off perfectly and the result is pure magic! Enjoy!