Stabilized Footage of the JFK Assassination Is Unsettlingly Real

November 15, 2013

This clip’s frames have been interpolated to playback at 30 frames per second. The Slow-Motion portion has 4 interpolated frames for each real frame. The original film frame rate was 18fps.

The Big List of Documentaries About Photography

July 14, 2013

Want to watch a non-fiction film about photography? Here’s a list of documentaries (and some other stuff) concerning photography that I’ve collected over the years. Documentaries 1948, The Photographer – YouTube 1957, Ansel Adams, Photographer – YouTube 1972, Going Where I’ve Never Been The Photography of Diane Arbus – YouTube 1973, The Decisive Moment – […]

When We Were Kings

June 26, 2013

Decades ago, documentary filmmaker Leon Gast attempted to complete a feature about the 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” championship bout between boxers Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire. Sundry complications, though, held up the project until its release in 1996. It was well worth the delay. From Gast’s perspective of modern history, the […]

Louie Schwartzberg: Nature, Beauty, Gratitude

April 24, 2013

Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials. This piece includes his short film on Gratitude and Happiness. Brother David Steindl-Rast’s spoken words, Gary Malkin’s musical compositions and Louie’s cinematography make this a stunningly beautiful […]

An Honest Liar – Trailer

October 24, 2012

An Honest Liar tells the incredible life story of famed magician-turned-skeptic and enemy of deception, James “The Amazing” Randi. The film brings to life his infamous escapades that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers and con artists with quasi-religious fervor. Today, Randi himself faces the price of a deception that might cause the loss of his […]

How the Dutch got their cycle paths

October 19, 2012

How did the Dutch get their cycling infrastructure? This question keeps coming back because it is of course relevant to people who want what the Dutch have. Road building traditions go back a long way and they are influenced by many factors. But the way Dutch streets and roads are built today is largely the […]

Containerization

September 26, 2012

This is a short film created to put some perspective on one of the most powerful yet under appreciated design patterns for large scale resilient systems. An interesting analogy drawn between containerization and information.

Searching For Sugar Man – Trailer

September 8, 2012

It’s a documentary about an American musician that nobody heard about. Nobody heard about him in America, but in South Africa, a totally different story. Right there Rodriguez he was more famous then Elvis. It seems to be a beautiful documentary with a exciting story. I’m really looking forward to watching it.

$13,238.86 left in a NYC taxi

August 5, 2012

I love that some people are so honest! Here’s a quote from the guy who forgot this $13,238.86 bag: a love letter to New York City, totally true story. before you call me an asshole for forgetting my stuff in a cab consider i’d been traveling for 10 days straight always with a producer who […]

Designing the James Bond look

July 6, 2012

Here we present a short study into James Bond’s personal style, meeting award winning costume designer, Lindy Hemming; and a handful of bespoke tailors who have been instrumental in shaping and crafting this icon of style over 50 years. The Barbican marks the 50th anniversary of James Bond with a unique exhibition showcasing the inside […]

A Short History of Photography

July 1, 2012

The Daguerreotype – The discovery of this process forever changed our understanding of time. For the first time in history we could see what our ancestors looked like. Take a look behind the scenes into our world class photograph collection from within our vaults. The Daguerreotype: Photographic Processes: The Collodion Process: Photographic Processes:

The Sandwich Nazi

June 26, 2012

Do you remember the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld? Well, this guy resembles him but he makes sandwiches. Salam Kahil who runs La Charcuterie, a Scandinavian deli in the Port Kells area of Surrey, BC. He is an art collector, a former male escort, an amateur piano player, and a supporter of the homeless in Vancouver’s […]

Everything is a Remix

June 20, 2012

Everything is a Remix is a four-part video series about influence and appropriation in creation. Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4:

Joel Bukiewicz – The knife maker

June 2, 2012

Joel Bukiewicz loves grinding steel. He’s the man behind Cut Brooklyn, making high-end knives to order for chefs and home cooks. Bukiewicz found that honing metal was more satisfying than honing his novel, but as with many writers and their characters, Bukiewicz remembers details about every knife he’s made. The video takes you through the […]

The remarkable story of Salty and Omar

April 6, 2012

From Allison Argo’s film “9/11: Where Were You?” for National Geographic, the story of Omar and his beloved guide dog Salty is a powerful testament to the love and trust between two old friends.

Silver and Light

April 3, 2012

The Watchmaker

March 31, 2012

A look inside the tiny house movement

March 19, 2012

Given the state of the current economy, a growing number of Americans with ordinary lives are choosing to scale down — way down. They call themselves the “tiny house” movement. Need to Know visited one of the movement’s proponents, Dee Williams, at her small home in Olympia, Wash. Her home measures 84 square feet, has […]

ProfessionAl – Eric Arakawa Surfboard Shaper

March 16, 2012

Independent surfboard designer Eric Arakawa reflects on finding the path and passion that unintentionally led him to become a world renowned surfboard craftsman.

ProfessionAl – Metal fabricator Neil Youngberg

March 16, 2012

Metal-fabricator Neil Youngberg never planned on taking over his grandfather’s business and is now faced with passing on his legacy.

The Sausage Kings

February 23, 2012

The Sausage Kings is a short documentary about 3 ex-professional football players and friends who make great sausage. 20 years ago Tony Spoletini, Tom Spoletini and Mike Palumbo started Spolumbo’s Fine Foods & Deli, now a Calgarian institution and pillar of the local community.

60 Minutes- Market Street 1906

July 15, 2011

Morley Safer reports on a mystery that was solved about a 100-year-old film that we now know was made on San Francisco‘s Market Street just days before the 1906 earthquake.

David A Smith – Sign Artist

April 11, 2011

David A Smith is a name that has become synonymous in Sign-Writing and Glass gilding circles, with high quality, hand crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors. In this short documentary, we reveal behind the scenes work, techniques and visions that Dave uses when carrying out his passion as a glass embosser […]

Last Minutes with ODEN – Documentary and Best Video winner

November 13, 2010

If you don’t already know, this video won Vimeo Documentary and Best Video award at Vimeo Festival this year. It’s a great documentary that really captures all the emotions and the entire story is just a few minutes. Please let me know what you thought of it.

The legend that never was. Why New Yorkers are stupid

October 26, 2010

I hate general statements, but as days go by I’m starting to believe that New Yorkers are not that smart. Europe is being torn apart by violent protests generated by the decaying economies. Austerity measures bite from our daily finances as never before. Apart from Germany maybe, we are all deep in mud. But we […]

Anvil! The Story of Anvil

April 1, 2009

Release Date: 20 February 2009 (UK)