Shawn Harris, a singer, musician and artist, has used the iPad to produce an animated video for his song 'Thank Each Mistake'. Shawn used Brushes for iPad to create this mesmerising video. Shawn explains:
"By taking advantage of the actions playback feature, and by using a brushes viewer application for my Mac, I found I could export my painting as a quicktime movie. The app isn't designed for animation, but the playback feature, which records each brush-stroke as a separate frame, lends itself to a coarse morphy style of stop-motion fingerpainting..."
Few videos have impressed us as much as 'Thank Each Mistake'. It's a remarkable achievement, and we would not be at all surprised if Apple used it in some form to demonstrate the versatility of the iPad. And to think that some commentators seriously suggested that the iPad would kill creativity.
Back when we started iPad Creative we imagined that the iPad would change the way people create art. In April 2010 we said:
"This is iPad Creative. We believe with every fibre of our being that Apple's magical machine is without equal. We believe that the iPad will spark a revolution in the creative arts not seen since the popularisation of the Internet at the end of the last millennium. What makes us so sure? In short, you do.
The potential for computers to assist artists in creating and performing art has been strikingly obvious for many years, but until now that potential has been – to the largest extent – only realised by those with a natural affinity for technology, those that because of their upbringing, their social location, or perhaps their age, just don't care for computers. The iPad changes all of that."
It fact, now we think of it, doesn't Apple's recent iPad TV advert sound awfully familiar? Perhaps we have readers in high places!
Many thanks to Shawn for sharing his video, we have a feeling we'll be seeing quite a bit more of Shawn's work on iPad Creative.