Start Where You Are. Use What You Have. Do What You Can.

This heart-warming video is about Hal Lasko, a registered blind 98 year old graphic artist who creates beautiful works of art using Microsoft Paint. The video, directed by Josh Brogdan and Hal’s grandson Ryan Lasko, shows that all you need is passion to use the tools that you’re familiar with to create art. Unless you’re made of stone or unable to process human emotion, the video will certainly move you.


You can debate what software and gear is best until the cows come home but what I have taken from this video is this: It’s not the tool, it’s how you use it. I would consider myself up-to-date with gear for filmmakers but this video has opened my eyes to appreciate the smaller things in life and how you can still be creative without splashing the cash on the latest and greatest gear and software.

Hal’s pixel art is available from his website for $98 a print and 10% of each purchase is donated to the Veterans for Foreign Wars programs, so if you enjoy his art I would highly recommend buying it. I applaud the man for his generosity, creativity and spirit.

Do you know of similar videos that we should know about? Have you used software that has unexpected results that you would like to share? Let me know in the comments.

[Via nofilmschool]

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