Category Archives: Short Film (documentary)

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Rocket Wars

Every year on Holy Saturday, two sets of Greek Orthodox parishioners on the island of Chios wait for the sun to go down, then fire off immense volleys of rockets at each other's churches. Creative collective Variable set out to … more »


Matt Thompson: Neon Glassblower

Watch 30-year sign-making veteran Matt Thompson work with glass tubes and gas to create neon in this eight-minute documentary segment from Twin Cities Public Television's MN Original.

Garry Winogrand

Garry Winogrand, Photographer

Watch a documentary segment about the late Garry Winogrand, a terrific and incredibly prolific street photographer who hated being called a street photographer. "Somebody will come up to me and say, 'You got any good pictures?' I don't know," he says. "I … more »

Las Vegas 62

Las Vegas 1962

With NAB fading in the rear-view mirror, take a longer look back at a home movie shot in Vegas by an early adopter-enthusiast of 16mm Kodachrome film. The vivid archive of a city transformed was edited by Chicago-based colorist Jeff Altman, … more »


Kilauea: The Fire Within

Filmmaker Lance Page directed, shot and edited this video of Kilauea, an active volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. The time-lapse and motion-control footage was photographed with the Canon EOS 6D and Panasonic Lumix GH4, with a helping hand from … more »


Coffee: Six Degrees of Caffeination

"Deli coffee makes me so existentially sad," says one of the contributors to this short film on New Yorkers getting their java fix, from the aficionados enjoying delicate cupping rituals with their favored beans to that loudmouthed guy who runs the breakfast cart on … more »


Goodbye PDI

Say goodbye to PDI Dreamworks, originally founded in 1980 as Pacific Data Images, with this staffers' farewell shot outside the company's Redwood City studio.


Ultimate Aerial Video of NYC!

The DJI Phantom 2 goes off the beaten path with this video from Sky Tech One Aerial Photography showcasing aerial views of all five New York City boroughs—not just Manhattan.


Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl

Filmmaker Danny Cooke visited Chernobyl and nearby Pripyat with CBS News for a 60 Minutes segment aired last month. He explored the empty cities, evacuated after a 1986 nuclear disaster, with a Canon 7D and a GoPro Hero3+ mounted on a DJI … more »


Math and Movies: Animation at Pixar

If you do any 3D modeling, you know how subdivision surfaces work. But do you understand the mathematics behind the magic? Allow Pixar's Tony DeRose to explain.