Category Archives: Video

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Kevin Lee Big Short

Who Deserves the 2016 Oscar for Best Picture?

Video essayist Kevin B. Lee makes his case in the Academy Award race for director Adam McKay's The Big Short, reminding us why we care about movies in the first place. Lee's insightful series, now in its fourth year, can be … more »

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Police Use Raptors to Attack Hostile Drones

Ever wonder how the FAA plans to keep scofflaw drone flights in check? Maybe they should take a cue from their European counterparts. Watch law enforcement in the Netherlands train birds of prey to snatch unauthorized drones out of the sky … more »

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San Francisco: Above the Clouds

If you want to take pretty pictures from 90,000 feet, it helps to fly with gear that's designed for low-light photography. Night Crew Labs built a balloon rig to take a Sony a7S hooked up to an Atomos external recorder into the … more »

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The NFL’s Magic Yellow Line Explained

Without getting technical, Vox takes a look at the yellow first-down line superimposed on the gridiron for NFL games — including how it works and when it doesn't work — and other innovations in contemporary sports broadcasting.

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Snowbird

It looks like he's making a habit of this. Director Sean Baker, who shot indie feature Tangerine on the iPhone, is back with a new iPhone-captured short film, "Snowbird," for fashion label Kenzo. It stars Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road) and … more »

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Centriphone: An iPhone Video Experiment

It took him two years of practice to perfect the technique, but pro freestyle skier Nicolas Vuignier made this uniquely striking video with an iPhone swinging around his head on a tether.

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Making Vinyl: Recreating the ’70s

Mick Jagger first floated his idea for a musically driven, raucous 1970s-era rock-n-roll film with Martin Scorsese 20 years ago. Showrunner Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos), with Jagger and Scorsese as executive producers, transformed that idea into HBO's hotly anticipated new series Vinyl. For Scorsese, who directs … more »

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Massive Attack, Tricky & 3D: Take It There

Michael Jackson's "Thriller" gets a gloomy 21st-century update thanks to director Hiro Murai, English trip-hop superstars Massive Attack, who provide the music, and actor John Hawkes, who leads the dance.

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V1RUZ: A Carta

It took a solid 25 hours of shooting 5,210 still images — from sunup to sundown and all the way through to the next dawn — to create this hyperlapse music video that follows rapper V1RUZ through the streets of Lisbon. … more »

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Behind the Scenes: First Feature Film Shot Entirely on Prius Backup Camera

Is the filmmaking community ready for the first feature film shot entirely with a Prius back-up camera? No, probably not. But in this mockumentary featurette, sketch comedy duo Mommy (Andrew Heder and Ryan Kelly) imagine what making that film might be like.