Archive for the ‘Documentary’ Category

The European Refugee Crisis & Syria Explained

Why is the refugee crisis all over the news? How is this related to Syria? Why should we care at all?

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

Lenny’s Garage

Lenny Shiller is a lifelong Brooklyn resident and classic car collector. He has amassed a staggering 58 rare classic cars, while he also owns hundreds of vintage bikes, motorcycles, and memorabilia. Lenny spends his time restoring and maintaining his collection, with the intention one day to pass them on to the next generation. The walls of his 12,000 sq ft garage in Gowanus are stacked with car parts he has collected over the years, the space resembling part working garage, part museum.

Filmed & edited by Peter Crosby • Music by Salomon Lighthelm.

Star Stuff: Inspired by The Work of Carl Sagan

Star Stuff” is a short and sweet film inspired by the life and work of Carl Sagan, one of the most famous scientists and science communicators of the 20th century.

What are the stars? In search of an answer to that seemingly simple question, Carl, a curious child, sets off on a great voyage of discovery.

Written & directed by Ratimir Rakuljic • Music by Kenley Kristofferson.

Things That Can Kill You // Death Spray Custom

‘Things that can kill you’ is a short documentary about the British artist Death Spray Custom… a man who’s iconic work has been seen on everything from motorbikes and helmets to racing cars and power tools.

Directed & Edited by Joe Marcantonio • Camera by Joe Marcantonio & Andrew Lawrence.

The Last Audio Cassette Factory

“In fact, National Audio Company (NAC) – the last audio cassette maker in America – has had its best year since it opened in 1969!

Springfield, MO-based National Audio Company opened in 1969 and when other major manufacturers abandoned tape manufacturing for CD production in the late 1990s, the company held on tight. Now, the cassette maker is pumping out more cassettes than ever before.”

Video by Jeniece Pettitt & Ryo Ikegami // Bloomberg Business.

// via Kotzendes Einhorn //

What is Dark Matter & Dark Energy?

What is dark energy? What is dark matter? Well, if we knew exactly we would have a nobel prize – we know that they exist though. So what do we know about those strange things?

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

Beth Cavener: Sculptor

The sculptures Beth Cavener creates focus on human psychology, stripped of context and rationalization, and articulated through animal and human forms.

Cavener wants to pry at those uncomfortable, awkward edges between animal and human. Entangled in their own internal and external struggles, the figures express frustration for the human tendency towards cruelty and lack of understanding.

Made by Bas Berkhout • Music: Matthew Davies • Sound Design: Peter Stoel.

Ingrained

Steven Lane is a woodworking artist, from the south island of New Zealand, with a unique approach to gathering the materials needed for his work.

From eyewear to headphones, Steven creates one of a kind pieces that are truly beautiful. He prefers salvaged materials, often traveling to the coast to find wood that has washed up on the beach and has the ‘character and qualities’ he can exploit.

Director//Cinematographer//Editor: Will Lascelles • Original Score//Audio Mix: Danny Fairley.

Aerial Photography: Jase Hancox/Will Lascelles • A CoLab Creative Production.

What If There Was A Black Hole In Your Pocket?

What would happen to you if a black hole the size of a coin suddenly appeared in your pocket?

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

Air Pollution

Air Pollution. Using a simple yet evocative narrative this film explains the causes and effects and asks the question, ‘What’s the air quality like where you are today?’

Director: Stefan Wernik • Producer: Guy Jamieson.

Designer: Alexander Watson & Jason Pamment • Animator: Arthur Collie & Gareth Rhodes.

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