Category Archives: Short Film (documentary)

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Perfectionists: Rufus

Meet Rufus. At 1 pound, six ounces, he's perfect for his job — Bird Scarer at Wimbledon. This profile is one in an ongoing series of shorts created by Wimbledon sponsor Stella Artois.


Bullfrogs in Slow Motion

Yep. Just bullfrogs, shot in super-slo-mo by DP Michael N. Sutton with the Photron Fastcam BC2 and a 300mm Tamron lens. More info at the Vimeo page.


The New York Times: Modern Love

The New York Times takes a look at age disparity in committed relationships with the help of animation by Freddy Arenas.


Moments That Changed the Movies: Jurassic Park

Watch this excellent short documentary on the VFX of Jurassic Park, with Dennis Muren, Kathleen Kennedy and more remembering the birth of CG creature features.

The Story of “Bliss”

The photograph "Bliss" became one of the most widely seen and instantly recognizable images in the history of photography when Microsoft made it the desktop background for Windows XP. Here's a Microsoft-commissioned short film about how photographer Charles O'Rear got … more »


Goshawk Flies Through Tiny Spaces in Slo-Mo

Watch a northern goshawk swoop effortlessly through confined passageways in fantastic super-slow-motion footage from BBC nature series The Animal's Guide to Britain.


DJI Phantom Flies into Volcano

This footage of an erupting volcano on Vanuatu's Tanna island captured by Shaun O'Callaghan, flying a GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition on a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter, is about as close as you want to get to hot lava. More info.


Life After Pi

Just in time for the Oscars, this new 30-minute documentary looks at the Rhythm & Hues bankruptcy, the changing world of filmmaking, and the pressure inherent in the business model of visual effects. Director-editor Scott Leberecht and producer Christina Lee … more »


Words by Rakim

Moody black-and-white cinematography, a pulsing music mix, and the insistent flow of renowned rapper Rakim give this short film directed by Matt Bieler the mythic, inspirational feeling a legendary hip-hop MC deserves.  Credits: Director: Matt Bieler Producers: Matt Bieler, Matthew Kemp, Ben Feigen, Rakim … more »


How Many?

Rollerblader Leon Humphries talks about a recurring dream shared by skaters everywhere in this mesmerizing short shot in super-slo-mo with the Phantom Miro and the Sony NEX-FS700 by director/operator Sim Warren.