This will bring tears to your eyes. A community that lives on a landfill in Panama builds recycled instruments and teaches its children to play them. (3:43 minutes) (Thanks to Sarah Pinneo for making me aware of this).
TED Talk: Jarrett J. Krosoczka: How a Boy Became an Artist
Another tear-jerker. The moving story of how children's illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka (known for his Lunch Lady graphic novels) overcame a difficult childhood to persevere and succeed as an illustrator. (18:48 min).
The Reward: from The Animation Workshop
A masterpiece of wordless storytelling from The Animation Workshop in Denmark. The meaning of life and friendship in less than 10 minutes. (9:01 min) (Thanks to my 12x12 friend, Jae Johans, for sharing this).
Ira Glass on Storytelling
THE video any artist, writer, or creator at the beginning of their careers must watch. It will inspire you not to quit in disgust but persevere until you are satisfied with your work. (2 min.)
Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.
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