Category Archives: Short Film (documentary)

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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.


Epic Tea Time with Alan Rickman

Reach maximum Rickman with this classic Internet short from 2012 featuring the late actor in super slo-mo. It's the work of artist David Michalek.

Michael Bierut

What Makes a Truly Great Logo?

In a video produced by Joe Posner, designer Michael Bierut explains the different kinds of logos, why some of them work as well as they do, and the difference between a diving competition and a swimming competition.

Alan Dean Foster

Alan Dean Foster: The Most Interesting Man in the World

In just over two minutes flat, Great Big Story profiles Alan Dean Foster, the prolific science-fiction scribe who ghost-wrote Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker for George Lucas.

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Kaleidoscope: See Things Differently

BMX rider Kriss Kyle performs tricks in an environment in flux. "Ho-hum," you might say, "another BMX video." But you'd be underestimating the degree to which inventive set design can make a familiar idea look fresh again. Bonus: watch it in … more »


Decoy: A Portrait Session with a Twist

Canon Australia wants you to remember this — when you're behind the camera, shooting stills or moving pictures, the images you make are often influenced more by you than by who or what you're shooting.


Tim Jacobus: Goosebumps Illustrator

Original Goosebumps illustrator Tim Jacobus talks about "taking the edge off" scary pictures with saturated colors — and takes a look at the monster imagery from the new Goosebumps film.

Things That Can Kill You

You'll know what you're making is worthwhile if someone hates it, says Welsh artist Death Spray Custom: "You need the hate to go with the love." This short documentary was directed and edited by Joe Marcantonio, and shot on the Red … more »


How to Stay Awake (Without Caffeine)

No, it's not always ideal to load up on caffeine just to get through a marathon editing session. (For one thing, jitters. For another, bathroom breaks.) Here are some less disruptive ideas for giving yourself enough of a boost to stay … more »


The Reason Every Meme Uses That One Font

Get your daily dose of design history with this explainer on the origins of Impact—the official typeface of Internet memes.