Archive for the ‘Documentary’ Category

The Story of Jon Burgerman

The Story of Jon Burgerman, artist and doodler from the UK, living and working in NYC.

Directed by Bas Berkhout.

Why Black Holes Could Delete The Universe

The Information Paradox.

Black holes are scary things. But they also might reveal the true nature of the universe to us.

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

Symmetry: Behind The Laws Of Nature

Symmetry underlines our whole understanding of the universe. And the deeper we look, the more symmetries we find, reflecting our world in new and beautiful ways.

Symmetry is vital to understanding and predicting how our universe works. The relationship between symmetry and the mechanics of the universe is fundamental to physics. From Noether’s theorem to the new and exciting world of local symmetries being revealed by modern day physics, Tara Shears explores the physics of symmetry.

This animation was directed & animated by Rosanna Wan.

Optimistic Nihilism

The Search for Personal Happiness Within the Stark Enormity of the Universe.

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

The Bloop

In 1997, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recorded from deep in the ocean one of the loudest sounds ever detected. No known animal could make it and no man-made source was ever found.

A short documentary by Cara Cusumano • Music by Dan Ingala & Joseph Colmenero.

How To Recount Your Dreams

We often wake up from a dream with a powerful urge to tell those around us about what happened. But our listeners are also liable to feel restless and bored during our narration of the dream. The issue takes us to the heart of the challenges of communication.

This animation was created by Lazy Chief in collaboration with Alain de Botton & the School of Life.

The Rise Of The Machines

Why automation is different this time.

Things used to be simple. Innovation made human work easier and productivity rose. …With the Industrial Revolution, this shift into production jobs and as automation became more widespread, humans shifted into service jobs and then only a few moments ago in human history the Information Age happened.

Suddenly, the rules were different. Our jobs are now being taken over by machines much faster than they were in the past.

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

What Are You Toxin About

An animated short exploring the concept of Bio-accumulation and Bio-magnification and its effect on our environment.

Directed & animated by Daniel Gies • Narrator: William Patrick.

Deeper Underground

The infinite tunnels pull us in with their symmetry.

The ceiling lights guide our eyes to the horizon. The tiles and posters form patterns that please the eye. The echoes of rushing crowds, a flickering light, a train zooming by.

Directed by Robert Spary Smith • Camera by Guus Ter Beek • Music by Tayfun Sarier.

The Last Light Before Eternal Darkness

The Last Light Before Eternal Darkness: White Dwarfs & Black Dwarfs.

Everything will end. Even the universe.

But in a future so far away that it defies description, there will still be light and therefore a chance for life. It will be around White Dwarfs, the corpses of stars. But even they will fade one day.

Kurzgesagt – a team of designers, journalists and musicians who want to make science look beautiful. Because it is beautiful.

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