Saturday 7 December 2013

Creative Task of the Week #4 - Inspiration

Finally a long inspirational task is over. It took me couple of sleepless nights, but finally it's done. The creative task of the week 4 is all about inspirations, as assignment itself was straight forward, but I wanted to create something different as an experiment which is out of my comfort zone, thanks to my follow MOOCers :) As trying not to show myself and my voice in recording, I planned a short presentation clip.


Take a camera, be it you mobile phone, a webcam, … , and introduce yourself to the other StoryMOOCers, telling us

 1. who you are

2. where you are from and

3. most importantly: which works inspired your interest in storytelling most up to know. Pick out 1-3 works of art, literature, film, TV, game, a website or else and tell us what’s so special about it that you think it might help inspire somebody else anywhere on this planet.

Inspirational Week

I've uploaded on both video platforms i.e. YouTube and Vimeo. The total duration is about 1 minute and  40 seconds and do check out more information and related links once you finish watching.

Music: Locally Sourced by Jason Farnham (YouTube Audio Libaray)

Still from StoryMOOC Inspirational Week
Still from StoryMOOC Inspirational Week

StoryMOOC - Inspiration (YouTube)

StoryMOOC - Inspiration (Vimeo)

StoryMOOC - Inspirational Week - AAKD from Aabid A. K. Dhamani on Vimeo.

Extended Information:

Satoshi Kon

One of my favourite artists. He is a Japanese anime Writer, Director & Animator and it was not that long before I heard his name. The first film I came across was Paprika, and it swept me away. Researching about the director revealed a sad story that he already passed away and Paprika was his fourth and last release. His list of films are not that much, but every film and series of which he was part of was fascinating and thought-provoking. His list includes:

Perfect Blue
Tokyo Godfathers
Millennium Actress

Paranoia Agent (Series)

Satoshi Kon
Satoshi Kon

All of them are great I would highly recommend his work.

Besides that he also wrote a segment in Memories called Magnetic Rose. It was the first one of the three which featured in there. And that was my favourite piece.

When diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he was working on his next film Dream Machine, which been taken care by his friend and co-founder of Madhouse, Masao MARUYAMA.

Last message from Satoshi Kon:

BBC: Planet Earth Series

Planet Earth is one the documentary series which is perfect in many ways. It's a 11-part series, narrated by legendary Sir David Attenborough. Once you started watching, you can't resist to stop watching. It's all about nature and one of the must watch series.

Planet Earth Series
Planet Earth Series

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

Tchaikovsky is one of the great Russian Composer and Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 is one of his best work I have come across yet. It just happen that this was one of my life's first ever orchestral concert and was truly amazed by the score.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Here is the youtube link to Violin Concerto in D major Op. 35 (Sergej Krylov):

“Music is indeed the most beautiful of all Heaven's gifts to humanity wandering in the darkness. Alone it calms, enlightens, and stills our souls. It is not the straw to which the drowning man clings; but a true friend, refuge, and comforter, for whose sake life is worth living"

- Tchaikovsky

Stay tuned for the creative task for the week 5...


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