Performance art, guitar pickers, and Star Wars / Gotye parodies — all in the first episode of the Creativity Showcase.
This week’s video looks a little different from what I’ve been publishing over the past month or so. Rather than just showing a talking head, the new format showcases new videos from around the web featuring interesting forms of creativity.
This first episode brings a diverse range of talent from around the world. Highlight #1 comes from the TED videos (TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design). A performance art groups makes clever use of video projectors and lighting to create the appearance of multiple performers on stage. This video is really quite captivating from the beginning to the end. While the first half of the 8-minute video features interesting use of black and white, the second half plays with color and wording in innovative ways. (You can view the video in its entirety at http://youtu.be/PqjZFzcpUho.
Despite the complexity of the timing, the performance itself is certainly reproducible. The group Shiro-A simply set interesting ideas in motion and worked very hard to synchronize the show to a flawless level.
The second video is a group of kids playing guitar and mandolin, and their talent is very impressive — especially for such young players. The video quality may be poor, but these kids have the opportunity to become impressive performers in their own right. (Check out the rest of the performance at http://youtu.be/TdZ_54v-aJw.)
The last video comes from Teddie Films, and they have won over my geek heart. “The Star Wars that I Used to Know” is a parody of both Star Wars and Gotye’s smash hit “Somebody that I Used to Know”. The parody is quite faithful to Gotye’s video, and it certainly must have taken some time to get all of the painting filmed.
I have a deep appreciation for comedians who commit to a joke to the level that Teddie Films has with this video. Be sure to catch the entire song at http://youtu.be/qJlbPXZEpRE.
What about You?
What do you think of the new video format? Do you enjoy seeing the highlights of what people can accomplish, or would you rather have a quick insight on creativity and a challenge?