Archive for the ‘Documentary’ Category

Genetic Engineering & Our Food

Are GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) bad for your health?

Or is this fear unfounded?

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

In The Heart Of Aizu

While Japan continues to be one of the world’s leading nations in the tech industry, the former Samurai town of Aizu-Wakamatsu is home to a handful of artisans that remain committed to their craft. An ancient tradition passed down through generations of Urushi Shokunin, the art of Urushiware is kept alive through the skill and dedication of these craftsmen.

A labor of love held fast in an ever-increasingly commercialized society.

Directed by Taylor Hawkins • Produced by Steve Sakanashi • Music by Caleb Buse.

Do Robots Deserve Rights?

What shall we do once machines become conscious?

Do we need to grant them rights?

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

How Small Are We In The Scale Of The Universe?

In 1995, scientists pointed the Hubble Telescope at an area of the sky near the Big Dipper.

The location was apparently empty, and the whole endeavour was risky – what, if anything, was going to show up? But what came back was nothing short of spectacular: an image of over 1,500 galaxies glimmering in a tiny sliver of the universe.

Alex Hofeldt helps us understand the scale of this image.

Educator: Alex Hofeldt • Director: Yukai Du • Animator: Yukai Du, Tom Matuszewski.

The Power Of Privacy

Can privacy really still exist in a world where we are continuously connected to the internet?

Directed by Callum Cooper & animated by Matthias Hoegg.

Why Earth Is A Prison & How To Escape It

We are trapped on earth.

Controlled by an ancient debt to the universe…

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

Overpopulation: The Human Explosion Explained

In a very short amount of time the human population exploded and is still growing very fast.

Will this lead to the end of our civilization?

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

Atomic

Students from CCAD’s Motion for Illustrators worked together to develop this anthology-style short-film that visualizes elements from the periodic table. Each student animated four 6-second beats that visually explain a single element and a jury selected the most compelling animations for inclusion in this project.

Animation & Concepts: Daniel Frank, Thomas Chambers, Jenn Doty, Jessica Heitzenrater, Heather Miller, Samantha Pickett, Scott Schaaf, Jessica Wallace & Cydney Wiedenbeck.

Creatures Of The Deep: Alan Williams Metal Artist

Alan Williams: Creatures of the Deep offers an insight into the mind and work of the immensely talented Brighton sculptor Alan Williams, who turns scrap metal into amazing animal figures.

Looking into his dark influences and childhood, this biopic explores Alan’s practice, presenting the work of a true artist who holds “great talent, imagination and humility” • Directed by Ben Cox.

Just Add Water: The History Of The Live Sea-Monkeys

This is the story of how a tiny, magical creature was transformed into a cultural phenomenon by inventor, marketing genius and complicated eccentric Harold von Braunhut.

Full of fun facts (both charming and disturbing), this breezy, colorful short film is about a half-century of marketing directly to children, the force of nostalgia in pop culture, and an unlikely meeting of flim-flam and hard science. A film by Penny Lane.

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