Category Archives: Video

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The Man Who Turned Paper into Pixels

This video essay by Adam Westbrook of looks at the work of Claude Shannon, "the most important man you've probably never heard of" — an information theorist who was among the first to imagine the possiblity of encoding and … more »


Waves of Grain

Sometimes Mother Nature makes the movie, and human beings just have to figure out a way to watch it. Video designer Keith Skretch took a piece of wood and shaved it down a fraction of an inch at a time, taking … more »


The Crew of HBO’s Vice on Their Go-To Gear

Canon posted this look at how DPs on HBO's Vice use the company's cameras, including the EOS C300, XF105, XF305, and 5D Mark III.


Video Tutorial: How to Set Up an ACES Workflow in Assimilate Scratch

In this nine-minute video tutorial, Graham Austin of South Africa's DI Film Company, an editorial, grading, and on-set DI services facility in South Africa, shows you how to set up Assimilate Scratch to take advantage of the Academy Color Encoding … more »



Filmmaker Tess Martin created this haunting paint-on-glass animation based on a traditional Italian children's song with an unexpectedly dark edge that she remembered from growing up in Florence. A making-of interview is online at Animated Documentary.

Word Crimes

“Weird Al” Yankovic “Word Crimes”

Great lyric video or the best lyric video? "Weird Al" Yankovic, pop parodist extraordinaire, sends up the Robin Thicke smash "Blurred Lines" with this amazing, animated ode to good copy editing. The video's director, Jarrett Heather, has built a generous … more »


The Peach Kings: Mojo Thunder

New York design and animation studio Ataboy created this animated white-on-black music video for L.A. duo The Peach Kings. Directors Kris Merc and Benjy Brooke considered chalk and crayon drawings on cardstock and newsprint before deciding to create the entire … more »


Game Over

Watch animator PES reimagine classic arcade games through increasingly absurd stop-motion animation scenarios.


Mackevision’s Game of Thrones Season 4 VFX Reel

Mackevision published this video breakdown of the many visual elements that are combined to create some of those smooth, organic-looking environments in its Emmy-nominated work for HBO's signature fantasy series, Game of Thrones. Jörn Großhans is Mackevision's VFX supervisor and Katharina … more »


DyE “She’s Bad”

Sex is downright predatory in this humorous but potentially trauma-inducing (and NSFW) music video for French provocateur DyE. It's directed by filmmaking collective Dent de Cuir and makes wicked use of wild-animal stock footage.