Creativity doesn’t have to involve a major budget. In fact, some of the most innovative artforms come from independent creators who piece together the necessary funds to create their projects.
This week’s Creativity Showcase features three performances that were both affordable for the creators and a ton of fun for the audience to watch.
Lennon and Maisy are not new to YouTube. In fact, they’ve already published several videos of their amazing singing, but this was the first time I had the opportunity to hear them. Both girls have amazingly mature voices for their ages — Lennon is 12 and Maisy is 8!
It should be noted that the girls did have some very nice microphones to help with the sound, but the rest of that video is just pure talent from the singers. Be sure to check out the rest of the song, as well as the girls’ other material on their YouTube page.
Wired.com posted a story about the band Trumpeter Swan‘s newest music video. Video director Jeff Turboff filmed the entire video on his iPhone, then proceeded to break the video into individual frames to run through the app PhotoTropedelic. Turboff ended up with over 5,000 frames to process, and even the people behind APPNAME were impressed by the director’s efforts. Check out the whole music video on YouTube.
Lastly, just in time for Comic Con, Thomas Jane released a fan film for the Punisher. Old Frank Castle has had a tough transition to the big screen in every outing, but Jane and his volunteer crew did a great job capturing the grittiness of the character. The film is, not surprisingly, incredibly violent.
Be sure to keep an eye out for Ron Perlman in Dirty Laundry.
(Speaking of comics, I can’t wait to see The Dark Knight Rises this weekend!)
If you know of other great videos that showcase a DIY sort of mentality, please be sure to let me know. You can leave a comment in the field below or use the contact page to email me directly.