Creativities: PBS remixes by Melodysheep

Posted by SpaghettiOh on Thursday, January 10th, 2013 in Creativity

About six months ago I fell into a pretty deep spiritual depression and got on a hardcore Mr. Rogers and Bob Ross kick. I would scour the innernette for any and all videos I could find of these two creative geniuses and their programming. Around the same time, these videos started going viral…

Mr. Rogers – Garden of Your Mind

Bob Ross – Happy Little Clouds

Believing in yourself if the first step to bringing your ideas to fruition.

Melodysheep has been doing remixes of the scientific community for about three years, his most notable work being a remix of Carl Sagan, A Glorious Dawn. It quickly went viral and blossomed into an entire album of remixes dubbed Symphony of Science.

All of these videos, and their creator, have been a source of unlimited inspiration for me over time. Their melodic tunes and positive messages touch my heart and soul every time I watch or listen. Even though the autotune can be distracting and sometimes annoying, Melodysheep does an amazing job bringing these characters and messages to life.

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Creativities: Location scouting and brainstorming for Jurassic Park

Posted by SpaghettiOh on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 in Creativity

In this video, the Jurassic Park crew is doing some location scouting, and Spielberg is getting ideas and spouting reasons for his decisions on the fly. It’s this kind of pure and unadulterated inspiration that makes this video so awesome and to have a home in this series of posts.


Creativities: The Social Network soundtrack

Posted by SpaghettiOh on Monday, October 08th, 2012 in Creativity /Rants

I’m starting a new series of I-don’t-know-how-many posts talking about creativity from the minds of the mainstream. I’ll be talking about videos or articles about popular artists, musicians, directors, and the like and how they talk about some of their best work. I’m sharing the things that I find inspiration in, and maybe they’ll inspire you, too. Who gives a shit?

The first article in this series is about Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails talking about an instrument he used in the soundtrack for The Social Network — a whiptastic movie that if you haven’t seen I’d come through your monitor and smack you right now and tell you to go _____ it. (pick your viewing poison)

In the video, Reznor talks specifically about an instrument called the Swarmatron — a collection of wires and electrical mess hand-built by a couple of doods from Brooklyn. The way that Reznor describes the sound created by this machine is almost poetic. This instrument is so prevalent throughout the movie (and I’ve heard the soundtrack so many times) I can almost hear every note and abstract sound played in the movie’s score coming from the small sample of notes he produced for the video, and to see the guy play with the machine with patience and little-no-remorse in how it sounded or felt is ridiculously inspiring.