With Mountains Closed Around the World, Skiers Stuck at Home Are Getting Creative
Avid skier and filmmaker Philipp Klein couldn't do what he loves because of stay-at-home orders, so he used his imagination instead.
Wes Anderson’s Films Were Ahead of the Curve in Promoting Social Distancing
This short edit by Luis Azevedo shows how the movie director was promoting social distancing long before it was cool.
How the Apollo 13 Astronauts Saw Their Fraught Whip Around the Moon, in 4k
Unable to land, hoping the math was right, waiting to reestablish contact with Mission Control and watching the earth rise...
Waxing Philosophical About Our Love Affair With Lunar Exploration
A short video on our love affair with lunar exploration, from the heady Apollo missions to planned missions for the 21st century.
Iconic Character ‘Jesus’ From The Big Lebowski Returning With Spin-Off Movie
'The Jesus Rolls' also stars Christopher Walken and Susan Sarandon. It's out March 6th, because nobody fucks with the Jesus.
Diver Films School of Juvenile Fish ‘Walking’ Ocean Floor Off Bali
A bunch of young striped eel catfish were recently filmed schooling together for mutual protection and 'walking' the floor of Jemeluk Bay.
This Is What Starting Up Five Different Nuclear Reactors Looks and Sounds Like
The process appears both awe-inspiring and terrifying, as if we are breaking some sort of sacred covenant with nature.
Short Film Details Cooking for the British Army in 1960
"The pupil has to convince his examiners that he is not liable to cripple an entire unit with acute or chronic indigestion."
Understanding the Ancient Japanese Art of Creating Marbled Patterns on Paper
In this short video, Linh My Truong shows how the craft is done using a variety of tools that include a cat's whisker.
How NASA’s Upcoming Artemis Missions Means a Permanent Return to the Moon
Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran voices this short explainer from NASA on the upcoming Artemis voyages to the moon.
Let This Short Animation on the Evolution of the Human Lifespan Blow Your Mind
"Caught in the middle of the present and the future; the finite and infinite, it is a difficult balance this species must strive."
Brooklyn Fishmonger Details Processing of 21 Different Species of Fish and Cephalopod
"Not every fillet is made the same and learning the proper technique can elevate your seafood game to the next level."
Short Star Wars Doc Details the Many Types of ‘Stormtrooper’ and How They Came to Be
From the clone troopers and scout troopers to death troopers, snow troopers and shore troopers, this short doc looks at them all.
Fascinating Animation Tracks Humanity’s Long Relationship With Fire and Photons
Light "ignited a relationship between people and photons that changed the course of mankind—and continues to evolve to this day."
How ‘Big Green Egg’ Kamado Grills Get Made
This short video details how a popular iteration of a 3,000 year old Japanese cooking urn is being made in the 21st century.
Mesmerizing Short Film Animates Dozens of Classic Book Covers
Henning M. Lederer's film series asks the question: "How would these great book covers from the past look like when set in motion?"
The Evolution of Our Species Visualized by the American Museum of Natural History
Scientists use fossils to reconstruct the evolutionary history of hominins, our brothers and sisters from very distant and different mothers.
A Former Marijuana Grower Now Breeds the World’s Hottest Peppers
Ed Currie is the hot pepper evil genius who developed the Carolina Reaper, which impacts the palate with 1.642 million Scoville heat units.
Understanding the Genius Engineering and Design of Your Beer Can
The Engineer Guy breaks down the evolution and clever design of the ubiquitous aluminum beverage can.
How to Make a Dance Track With a Couple of Beers
Koji Kobura samples beer can sounds with an Ableton machine and uses an Arturia MiniLab MK2 to make a groove...
Watch This Brilliantly Fictitious Account of One of Restaurant Culture’s Greatest Inventions
In this amusing short film, Ian Kibbey and Corey Creasey introduce the incredibly inactive inventor of the Lazy Susan.
Stunning Footage of Drone Pilot Surfing Waterfalls Up and Down BC Mountainside
The "video dropping out and the sheer exhilaration of the flight had my hands shaking and my heart pounding by the time I landed."
Relax, There’s a Gregorian Chant Generator Now
A signal processing engineer put together a Gregorian chant generator so he (and we) could mix our own holy(ish) tunes.
How To Make a Brass Trumpet in the 21st Century
If you've ever held a brass instrument in your hands and really inspected it up close, you know there's some weird magic at work...
The 40 Year Evolution of the Walkman
Before we had libraries of 1000s of songs in our pockets that could be summoned with flicks of our fingers, we had this (and it was cool).
Experts Reveal How to Spot a Fake Jackson Pollock Painting
A forensic scientist and an art historian detail the five steps they follow to tell a forgery apart from the genuine article.
What If New Order Recorded the Hit Song ‘Blue Monday’ in 1933 Instead of 1983?
Orkestra Obselete time travels the classic song, playing it on instruments that were all the rage 50 years before it was released.
Your Olive May Have Been Shaken Long Before Your Martini Ever Was
Israeli company AFRON has a special machine that shakes the hell out of olive trees to make short work of harvest.