Array (  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 80069 [post_author] => 47253 [post_date] => 2017-08-03 15:26:10 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-08-03 19:26:10 [post_content] => Droptree Productions, a production company based in Portland, Oregon, recently uncovered a bit of the mystery behind what production crews do in their spare time on set. With access to equipment and exclusive locations, the Droptree crew spent two years creating a music video, all of which was shot on commercial sets "when the client wasn't looking," according to the video's opening credits.[embed]https://vimeo.com/223494758[/embed]Obviously, not all production crews shoot extensive 5-minute rap videos in the spare time, but it's no question that the Droptree guys did it incredibly well. Throughout the music video, we get everything from questionable rhymes poking fun at the idiosyncrasies of #setlife to aerial shots to carefully choreographed dance skits, and quite literally, an explosive guitar solo.According to their description on Vimeo, the video was shot with the help of some key Droptree guys and others that they don't want to risk "making culpable."From a look at their website, the Droptree crew definitely has a talent for commercial productions that they employ with some less than conventional tactics. Their website displays their distaste for the boring and mundane. The homepage has a "modern" option or a "retro" option that allow you to either go through their website with slick looking information or a galaxy background with comic sans covering the page.[caption id="attachment_80070" align="alignnone" width="1413"] via Droptree[/caption]Regardless of which browsing experience you choose, the video and the website are an intriguing look inside a production company that seems to operate outside the realm of normality. Still, it's difficult to say whether this dope little video will be more likely to promote their company or lose a client or two. [post_title] => This Secretly Recorded Rap Video Was Shot On Only Commercial Sets [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => this-secretly-recorded-rap-video-was-shot-on-only-commercial-sets [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://vimeo.com/223494758 [post_modified] => 2017-08-03 15:38:40 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-08-03 19:38:40 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=80069 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 80060 [post_author] => 47257 [post_date] => 2017-08-02 15:24:24 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-08-02 19:24:24 [post_content] => Over the last few years, the video essay has become the favored tool of some of the internet's most committed cinephiles. The following YouTube channels offer some of the best film analyses available on the web. If you're a movie buff and a YouTube junkie (a common combination), prepare to blow a few days on these. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FOzD4Sfgag This YouTube channel is run by professional video editor Tony Zhou, who describes it as “dedicated to the analysis of film form. Pictures and sound all the way, baby.” Perhaps it’s partly that industrial expertise that gives his videos on Every Frame a Painting such a clear understanding of the more formal aspects in various film sequences.That invaluable grasp of film mechanics translates easily to anyone uninitiated in the audience, and even enriches the experience (as well as your future experiences with film). His high regard for cinema as a modern art form means every detail accorded is rightful and frequently fascinating. The beauty and ingenuity of cinema is on full display here. While many videos hone in on a particular director as a way to explore a style or narrative technique, some veer over towards offbeat topics.One video used the way Marvel soundtracks have failed to add anything to their movies as a starting point for a discussion of soundtracks in general. Another video focused on Zhou’s hometown, the City of Vancouver. As the third-biggest movie production city in North America, Vancover has masqueraded as dozens of other cities in numerous movies over the last few decades—a reality Zhou explored in this bemused video. From this channel, no quirk or trade secret of the movie industry is safe.Start with: “Edgar Wright - How to Do Visual Comedy," “David Fincher – And the Other Way Is Wrong” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba-CB6wVuvQDoing justice to its name, Lessons From the Screenplay is an educational channel. The mild-voiced creator, Michael, attempts to use each video as an object lesson, exploring and explaining the narrative devices that TV shows like Game of Thrones and films like American Beauty and Gone Girl use to captivate audiences. In each video essay, Michael analyzes some of the most captivating scenes from a film or TV show of his choice, closely reading the script and onscreen action in an effort to break scenes down to their nuts and bolts, eventually doing the same for the dynamics at play in the larger work.He pays earnest attention to detail and refers frequently to books like Robert McKee’s Story and Syd Field’s Screenplay in an attempt to demystify and show aspiring writers and filmmakers (or just interested fans) how the craft of storytelling works on a basic level. In his recent Game of Thrones video, “Game of Thrones—How to Evoke Emotion,” Michael explains how dramatic tension in GoT revolves around what McKee calls “value transitions”—a seesawing between prompts that manipulate the audience’s expectations of pleasure and pain to up the emotional ante of any dramatic presentation, whether it’s an individual set piece like “The Battle of the Bastards,” or that terrifying first scene in Inglorious Bastards or a longer character arc, like the Stark clan’s long march toward the Red Wedding.Michael’s interest in the underlying principles of storytelling and drama—how they can be fine-tuned to great effect, or subverted in fascinating ways—makes this channel a must-watch for any screen-junkie.Start with: “Whiplash vs. Black Swan–The Anatomy of the Obsessed Artist,” “Inglorious Basterds—The Elements of Suspense.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLQJiEpCLQE&t=95sSelf-proclaimed “a college film analysis class minus the lecture halls, essay assignments, and student loan debts,” Now You See It looks at cinema from a variety of angles, often combining insights from different stylistic or cultural perspectives. Rather than focusing the analyses on theme or style, they highlight the ways that the cinematic experience is shaped through carefully considered technical choices normally below your radar during a casual viewing—hence the channel’s title, “Now You See It.” This film-critic-as-forensic investigator approach is surprisingly engaging, as new facets of your favorite films and shows are revealed to you.Some videos explore the ways a storytelling device is employed—all the ways a movie can successfully break the fourth wall, for example—while some take a broad look at cinematic culture. There’s very few film channels on YouTube this comprehensive or snappily edited, or as fun to watch. The creator's wry sense of humor is an added bonus--take this video, for example.Start with: “Movie Geometry – Shaping the Way You Think," “British vs. American Comedy: What’s the Difference?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czw8oIsGqXoDespite its modest viewership, this channel consistently provides quality videos that delve down into the emotional and psychological cores of the works that it features. Creator Daniel Netzel claims to “take notes from Nerdwriter and Lessons From the Screenplay,” and strives to provide the same high caliber of content—and in some ways, his approach combines elements from both. Ultimately, he’s a bit more similar to Nerdwriter than LFTS, as his videos often focus less on the process of storytelling than on the broad themes that these films explore.While his approach is not quite as precise or intellectually daring as his idols’, many of Netzel’s videos are poetic and fascinating tributes to films he regards as masterpieces. To the benefit of his viewers, these films usually prompt Netzel into profound, even moving discussions of how these works of entertainment relate to our own lives. His videos on the existential loneliness and beauty of Her (“Her and the Human Condition”), and on the many ancient metaphysical concepts visualized in The Matrix (“The Matrix—Perennial Philosophy”) are two perfect places to start enjoying this YouTuber’s artful work.Start with: “Her and the Human Condition," “The Matrix—Perennial Philosophy” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-mGzVdTVUIThis popular film lovers’ channel is an all-round heavyweight. They put out a lot of content, which means a little bit of sifting is necessary to find the videos most worthy of your time. Many of CineFix’s best videos are their ranking videos, in which they list off a number of scenes, characters, shots, or films that distinguish themselves in terms of storytelling in some way. These videos are often titled pretty hyperbolically (examples include “Best Dialogue of all Time” and “10 Most Emotional Movies of All Time”), but they offer meticulously edited, propulsive, and dynamic analyses of key moments in film. If you’re a movie-lover looking for a quick fix, CineFix has you covered.Start with: “5 Brilliant Moments in Film," “Top 10 Favorite Rule-Breaking Films”
Honorable Mentions: More Than Meets The Lenshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pAcJ0lFu94Probably the most mysterious channel on this list, this YouTuber has only uploaded one video, nine months ago. The video, “Taxi Driver A Study in Masculinity and Existentialism,” is a tightly edited minor masterpiece of concise, searing analysis on one of the most important and disturbing films of the Seventies (an era known for its important disturbing films). Considering the engaging quality and depth of thought evident in the video, it’s strange that the channel has been silent since.Channel Crisswellhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mhwQdV2iYQ&t=14sI’ve already featured the work of Lewis Crisswell in previous articles, but this guy is the end-all, be-all of art film commentators currently on YouTube. Want to know more about that obscure Russian director your friend keeps raving about? A 20-minute reflection on David Lynch sound up your alley? Crisswell’s your guy. [post_title] => 5 Best YouTube Channels for Film and TV Lovers [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 5-best-youtube-channels-for-film-and-tv-lovers [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-08-02 15:26:16 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-08-02 19:26:16 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=80060 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79819 [post_author] => 47253 [post_date] => 2017-07-26 11:42:20 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-07-26 15:42:20 [post_content] => The internet today is all about relatable content. It’s also imperative to strike a balance between stories that help build an audience and creating high-quality videos or pieces of writing that offer information, a new perspective or engaging analysis.Writer, filmmaker and comedian Ali Vingiano, most known for the short films she made as a video producer for BuzzFeed, does just that, striving to tell the stories that she wants to tell with honesty. “Some are more serious and others are funnier, but my goal is always to be honest and nuanced and to tell the truth about how something feels, or what it's like to live in a specific body,” she said.https://youtu.be/GEhtMHLMAssThese qualities are certainly recognizable in her videos 'When I Saw Him Again' and 'Exes,' the two short films Vingiano is personally most proud of. 'When I Saw Him Again' depicts a woman who continues to run into the man who raped her in college. She eventually sees him with another woman, his fiance, at which point she decides to confront the couple.'Exes,' while equally as impactful, is a bit more lighthearted. In the short and sweet video, exes run into each other at a mutual friend's birthday party. Transforming from awkward "hello's" into an even more awkward sexual rekindling, there are subtitles throughout the video revealing what the words they're saying really mean. The short film essentially captures what plenty of us have experienced with those ex-partners we just can't seem to quit in a funny, relatable way.https://vimeo.com/110063145While Vingiano herself acts in many of her projects, she says writing and directing are her passions. "I could give up producing, acting, or editing and be happy and fine, but if I couldn't write or direct I'm not sure what I would do," she said. "I guess I'd just audition for other people's scripts all day and be very sad and frustrated."Her passion for telling stories about real people and situations in an authentic manner is paying off. Recently on Twitter, Vingiano announced that after four years she is moving on from BuzzFeed, where she has produced a large portion of her videos.[embed]https://twitter.com/alivingiano/status/887063721259880448[/embed]She also said that she's just getting started and hopes to create bigger and better work. Oh, and she also wants to live a little more like Rihanna — killing it career-wise and spending more time on boats. We caught up with Vingiano to chat about her work and the future (this interview has been edited slightly for grammar and flow).Hey Ali, let's start with some background. I'm wondering if video production always your goal or if you've ever planned on doing anything else? I actually studied Political Science in undergrad, and minored in Film & Media Studies. After that I went to the Columbia Publishing Course at the Columbia Journalism School. I always loved film and screenwriting, and thought I would do documentaries film or some sort of political filmmaking. When I graduated college I started taking classes UCB and got into comedy, and delved into that completely. It opened my eyes to the realm of possibility for what I could do with my talents and interests. I looked at people like Nora Ephron, who was a journalist before becoming a screenwriter, as a role model for the path I thought I'd take. But with the internet and video-making I've definitely carved out a different path for myself, and I'm very happy to be on it!Tell me about your BuzzFeed work. How much control did you have over the production in terms of writing, shooting, lighting, editing, etc? I write, direct, edit and produce almost all of my videos at BuzzFeed. I'll occasionally shoot them as well. You learn so much working at BuzzFeed, and I'm grateful that now if I go direct a feature, I'll understand how long it will take to set up lights for any scene, what the gaffers will need from me, and have the language to speak to all of the crew members about their work. Knowing how to shoot, light, act, and edit has absolutely made me a better director and writer.https://youtu.be/C-auflI5GykDid you have experience with that beforehand and did you face a learning curve when you started with BuzzFeed? I had experience writing, directing, producing and editing both from college and the independent projects I did on my own before BuzzFeed. There was a learning curve with operating cameras and lighting, as well as using programs like After Effects and Photoshop.How was your overall experience at BuzzFeed? What's drawn your to start working as a freelancer? BuzzFeed taught me a ton and I'm really proud of the work I did there. I do appreciate the creative freedom and ownership over your work that comes with freelancing.In the videos you’ve done you’ve addressed both lighthearted topics and more heavy ones like rape and abusive relationships. What drives you to explore such a wide range of topics? I just tell the stories I want to tell. Some are more serious and others are funnier, but my goal is always to be honest and nuanced and to tell the truth about how something feels, or what it's like to live in a specific body. I'm mostly drawn to dark comedy, but I'd never want to limit myself. I love making comedy, and I also love making drama.https://youtu.be/diCrx1EmNqAYou act in a lot of your videos. Can you tell me how that came about? When I was a kid being an actress was my dream! I didn't think of it as a real possibility, but I always went to theater camp and auditioned for all the musicals at my high school. (I couldn't sing though, I was always in the chorus.) In college I played Alice in a production of 'Closer,' and it was the first time I seriously considered the prospect of performing. It's such a good play and such a good role.Then when I started taking UCB classes in 2013, I was really inspired by seeing people like Iliana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson writing for themselves in the Broad City web series, and seeing the way other people in the community were casting themselves in sketch videos and making stuff with friends. Everything seemed accessible. So I started making shorts and sketch videos with friends, and casting myself in some of them (those videos then went viral and put me on course to get the BuzzFeed job.) At this point, I act in videos half out of convenience, and half because I enjoy it and think I'm pretty okay at it.What would you say is your favorite part of the whole video production process?Writing and directing. I could give up producing, acting, or editing and be happy and fine, but if I couldn't write or direct I'm not sure what I would do. I guess I'd just audition for other people's scripts all day and be very sad and frustrated.Do you have an ultimate career goal?My career goal is to have the freedom and creative control to make things I like with access to the resources I need. And also to own a boat. Or at least spend more time on boats. Have you seen Rihanna's Instagram? She's always traveling and hanging out on boats and totally killing it, and I think that the ultimate goal is to live life more like Rihanna.For sure. Thanks, Ali. 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But what if there is was an all-in-one solution that covers everything—and with style to boot (that was a battery pun)?The Crank Juice Box, recently launched on Kickstarter, has set to to be just that. Essentially a sleek, compact power box for all devices and equipment that require charging, it's capable of charging anything from camera batteries and laptops to even jumpstarting a car.[caption id="attachment_79888" align="aligncenter" width="680"] via Kickstarter[/caption]In the Kickstarter video, Director of Design Nicholas Akerberg said their goal is to create an incredibly lightweight unit, incredibly durable case, the greatest number of applications they could fit into one unit, and provide a game-changing amount of power. This includes support for the likes of Apple MacBooks, iPads, iPhones, Kindles, Android Phones, Google Phones, PC Laptops, camera support, professional cameras and even new generation computers with USB C.[caption id="attachment_79973" align="aligncenter" width="680"] via Kickstarter[/caption]Crank has also taken other steps to accommodate professional photographers. According to the Kickstarter page, the company has partnered with the production studio at RGG EDU "to build a battery suitable for creatives and professionals...to improve the build quality that allows the battery to charge devices like Sony FS5's and Canon C100's." To do this, they're working on what they call the Crank Cage, which allows creatives to attach the battery to a wide-range of cameras via 1/4 20 screws, providing up to 14 hours of continuous battery time, depending on the device.[caption id="attachment_79890" align="aligncenter" width="680"] via Kickstarter[/caption]The Crank Juice Box Kit includes:
Additional Tech Specs:
- Your Choice Of Black or Orange Crank Juice Box
- Jumper Cables For Your Car
- USB Wall Charger
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- 3 Generations Of Apple Chargers For Apple Laptops
- Charger Cable For The Crank
- 8 Adapters For Various PC and Electronic Inputs
- The 4 Cables Squid. Thunderbolt, Micro USB, Mini USB, & Apple iPhone & iPad 30 Pin
- Connector (Old School)
- Hard Travel Case For Crank & Accessories (see Below)
- Crank Battery Size is 18000 mAh
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The Crank Juice Box has currently raised $18,069 of its $50,000 goal and funding will run through Sept. 2. Visit the Kickstarter page to learn more about the project and click here to see behind-the-scenes imagery from the product development phase! [post_title] => Meet the Powerful, All-In-One Charging Solution for Your Creative Workflow [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => meet-the-powerful-all-in-one-charging-solution-for-your-creative-workflow [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-07-24 11:37:05 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-24 15:37:05 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79886 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79817 [post_author] => 25217 [post_date] => 2017-07-18 11:53:08 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-07-18 15:53:08 [post_content] => The internet has been buzzing with mind-bending videos that show the synchronization of a camera's frame-rate with fast, repetitive motion—most notably, the recent video of a helicopter that appears as if the rotors are almost still as it travels through the air. But what happens when this effect is created with with a living creature?https://youtu.be/TX4U9QRbviAIn a video posted to YouTube, the frame-rate of a security camera—seemingly by chance—is synced with the wings of a bird as it flies past the camera, then pauses in the frame, as if to give a cheeky nod to the fact that it's effortlessly floating in mid-air. That's right—to little surprise, this synchronization produces a similar result to that of a helicopter, making the bird's wings appear almost still to the viewer.According to the YouTuber, this video was recorded with HIKVISION’s DS-2CD2342WD-I, which captures some pretty incredible quality for a security camera, and shot using the camera's max resolution (2688x1520) at 20fps. For such a little bird, those are some high-speed wings.[Featured image via Flickr] [post_title] => Syncing a Camera's Frame Rate to the Wings of a Bird [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => syncing-a-cameras-frame-rate-to-the-wings-of-a-bird [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-07-18 11:53:08 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-18 15:53:08 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79817 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79684 [post_author] => 47258 [post_date] => 2017-07-14 15:53:12 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-07-14 19:53:12 [post_content] => A few years ago, NASA Langley Research Center developed a new technology called Safeguard. This software system monitors and lowers the risk of any remote-controlled drones flying into no-fly zones, including airports and military zones. The agency recently determined that it is safe to use in tests and demonstrations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljHfuC-GiEsSafeguard offers a virtual safety net program that allows drone users to set the flying perimeters. If the drone goes beyond the authorized perimeters and does not turn back, the safety net will send the drone crashing to the ground.Generally, it is a more accurate system to track drone's movements, compared to geofencing which uses GPS signals attached to autopilot. If the GPS loses its signal, geofencing will lose its effectiveness to keep the drone from going beyond no-fly zones. However, Safeguard uses algorithms and does not rely on the external data stream.NASA is planning to bring Safeguard to the market. It is a more reliable system for drone users to prevent their drones from getting killed.[via WIRED, featured image via Leigh Miller] [post_title] => This NASA Technology Can Remotely Crash Your Drone [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => this-nasa-technology-can-remotely-crash-your-drone [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-07-14 14:53:46 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-14 18:53:46 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79684 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79676 [post_author] => 47253 [post_date] => 2017-07-14 14:37:10 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-07-14 18:37:10 [post_content] => Filtering through the plethora of cameras to find the one that caters specifically to the action shots you want to capture can be daunting. Whether you're shooting a lightning storm, sports event or underwater, it's beneficial to compare and contrast multiple cameras depending on their features and their prices.This recently created website, actioncamerafinder.com, offers an extensive list of features that the user can specify what exactly they're looking for in a camera. Everything from 360-degree capabilities to memory capacity to shooting modes like time lapses and time bursts.[caption id="attachment_79690" align="alignnone" width="1372"] Screengrab via Action Camera Finder[/caption]On the home page of the website there is a long list of cameras and their specifics. The "action camera comparison table" currently has about 30 cameras listed. The features on the left side of the page allow users to search for specific manufacturers, video/photo resolutions, price, etc. The website also links online reviews of each camera featured on the page.The site also has a "My Saved" page that allows users to save cameras they're interested in once they've sorted through their preferred camera features. The user just has to click the "save camera" link on the homepage camera list, and it automatically saves to your list.[caption id="attachment_79708" align="alignnone" width="1428"] Screengrab via Action Camera Finder[/caption]On the website "about" page, there are steps that the website creator advises users follow to use the site to its best ability. The steps say:1. Go through the filters one by one and select the filters and things you want in a camera, click Apply.2. This will remove cameras that don't have the same features you are after and leave those that you are interested in looking at.3. Now click the column's titles that are sortable and they will re-organise the table and sort it based on what feature you clicked.4. If you clicked on battery life, it will sort the whole table with the action camera with the longest battery life at the top.5. Once you are interested in a few or you have found the camera for you and your needs, you can check that cameras price online and save that camera to your own saved camera section.Since the website is relatively new both the camera list and the list of specs is still expanding. The website creator posted the Kickstarter on reddit, and it has been met with positive reviews and constructive criticism. [post_title] => New Website Catalogs Every Available Action Camera on the Market [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => new-website-catalogs-every-available-action-camera-on-the-market [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-07-14 14:37:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-14 18:37:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79676 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79584 [post_author] => 47255 [post_date] => 2017-07-06 14:19:50 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-07-06 18:19:50 [post_content] => This week on Good Mythical Morning (GMM), crew members Mike and Alex put a drone to the test with the "Pizza Drone Challenge."Mike and Alex, who gained popularity via the GMM audience, and are now hosts of their of YouTube Show, Ten Feet Tall, which is uploaded to GMM’s third channel, This Is Mythical.In this challenge, Mike and Alex put their drone flying abilities to the test, using different colored pepperoni slices to indicate different pizza toppings, which range from absurdly weird to tasty. It is up to them to land on the right slice, in order to indulge in a pleasant-tasting pizza.Throughout the almost 12-minute long video, they take turns guiding each other over the pizza platform. Each round, the pizza toppings change and each topping corresponds with a different color on the pizza landing platform. Ranging in foods from mushrooms to muskrat, their drone landing skills have to be nothing but accurate.On GMM, the regular host's, Rhett and Link (who are currently filming for Season 2 of their YouTube Red series, Buddy System) have an unlucky history of eating things out of the norm. Ranging from spiders, to pigs feet, it's no shock that Mike and Alex will be dealt a rough fate if landing the drone on the wrong spot.Watch the video above to see if Mike and Alex’s drone skills were enough to keep them from eating the nastiest and strangest pizza toppings. Some would argue that even when pizza's bad, it's still pretty good, but in this case, that's far from accurate. [post_title] => YouTube's Latest Drone Challenge Found a New Way to Ruin Pizza [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => youtubes-latest-drone-challenge-found-a-new-way-to-ruin-pizza [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-07-06 14:19:50 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-07-06 18:19:50 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79584 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79225 [post_author] => 47253 [post_date] => 2017-06-28 09:09:32 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-28 13:09:32 [post_content] => Capturing a story worth telling in a relatively short video isn't an easy task, but when done right it can have significant impact. These short films document everything from personal hardships to bizarre museums, and they do so in a way that makes them worth watching. Here are eight profound documentary-style short films on Vimeo.1. Made In Iowa [embed]https://vimeo.com/221891656[/embed]"Made In Iowa" is one of Vimeo's staff picks right now, and for good reason. The documentary-style short film captures life in a small Iowa town called Webster City. After the factory in town that employed most of its residents closed down, hard times ensued. Rock bottom, however, was the local movie theater closing down. This 12-minute video depicts the people of Webster City pulling together to preserve the theater and ultimately rebuild their town's economy. This heartfelt short film encapsulates small-town life in a unique, intimate way.
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2. The Residue of a Relationship [embed]https://vimeo.com/169711169[/embed]Breakups, at this point, are kind of a tired topic. While relevant to most people's lives at one point or another, they've been beaten to death in the art world. It really takes a fresh approach and a new perspective to create something based on heartbreak, but "The Residue of a Relationship" does just that.
3. In the Hollow [embed]https://vimeo.com/186351925[/embed]"In the Hollow" recounts the murder of Rebecca Wight while hiking the Appalachian Trail with her girlfriend Claudia Brenner. The film uses a typical crime-show style that intertwines a re-enactment of the crime with the victim giving a detailed story of what happened. Although sometimes the style can come off cheesy and forced, "In the Hollow" does it well. Brenner revisits the site where mountain-man Stephen Roy Carr shot her and killed her girlfriend, which adds a raw emotional aspect to the film.
4. Inside the Museum of Failure [embed]https://vimeo.com/220999602[/embed]NBC Left Field produced this short film that features the Museum of Failure in Sweden and its curator, Samuel West. The short film shows a variety of failed innovations, and West discusses how important he thinks it is to highlight and acknowledge failure.
5. Home Movies [embed]https://vimeo.com/206350366[/embed]"Home Movies" is an extremely powerful one-minute short film that showcases different gay men in a home movie format. Although very short, the film captures a wide range of emotions and attitudes toward homosexuality. It entices the audience to empathize with not only the characters in the video but the gay community in general.
6. Home Movies [embed]https://vimeo.com/221173263[/embed]Leo and Laura are two 90-year-olds who have been married for 69 years. They spent their young years traveling the world together, but in old age they aren't physically able to anymore. Through VR they get to, in a sense, revisit the places they traveled to years ago. The film is, in the words of one of the Vimeo commenters, "delicate and genuine."
7. Shaving for Beginners [embed]https://vimeo.com/221364437[/embed]Of all of the short films on this list, this one has an unimaginable ability to tap into the audience's tear ducts. Ty Moore's experiences in the Marines and his family's trials and tribulations led to the significance he places on the act of shaving. The film's approach to telling this family's story is beautiful and heart wrenching.
8. The Legacy of Paranoid Thrillers [embed]https://vimeo.com/220848490[/embed]While more dry and informative than the other documentaries featured, this short film is just as engaging and unexpectedly interesting. Travis Lee Ratcliff, the filmmaker, explores the parallels between the political climate and paranoid/conspiracy thrillers. The film points out how pervasive paranoia is throughout the U.S. regarding government and how those attitudes are reflected through movies. [post_title] => 8 Profound Documentary-Style Short Films on Vimeo [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 8-profound-documentary-style-short-films-on-vimeo [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://vimeo.com/220848490 [post_modified] => 2017-06-25 15:23:21 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-25 19:23:21 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79225 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79202 [post_author] => 47257 [post_date] => 2017-06-21 10:25:19 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-21 14:25:19 [post_content] => In the days of mass media saturation and digital living, there are some stuffy old codgers who still read aging rags like The New York Review of Books—I’ll confess to being one of them, every now and then—but more and more people are turning somewhere else for their intellectual fix: that great archive, the end-all be-all of the digital era, you guessed it—YouTube. The video-sharing platform has seen a creative renaissance in recent years, as swarms of talking heads and social-media personalities followed in the wake of early trailblazers like Philip DiFranco and Jenna Marbles, most notably the vlogger-extraordinaire, viral megastar and filmmaker Casey Neistat.Initially, many in this new generation just borrowed the approaches of those titans—they would mimic the stunts, the goofiness, or the transparent vulnerability of approaches used by more established stars. The last few years, however, have been pivotal to the development of content creators who are less personality-driven and more devoted to delivering content that helps viewers make sense of the 21st century’s wacky realities. Here are five remarkably intellectual YouTubers who will surely get your creative juices flowing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBweUnkfQ2EThis guy is one of the most versatile content creators currently on YouTube. Back in 2011, Nerdwriter was originally one of thousands of low-fi vloggers, without much to distinguish him beyond a certain idiosyncratic charm and a tendency to word-vomit happily on topics as varied and esoteric as Scientology, “Modern Art,” and early 19th century English poetry. In the intervening six years, his videos became more polished and his onscreen presence infinitely more self-assured, eventually garnering him a massive audience.His videos—part-desktop vlogs, part-dreamlike audiovisual streams—explore a massive range of topics, often through case studies. These will usually focus on one aspect of something—be it a film, a work of art, a franchise, a genre, a comedian, or a political reality—and take the viewer through Nerdwriter's thought process until his philosophical point has come full circle. Past video essays have examined how Louis C.K. tells a joke, how Donald Trump answers a question, how filmmaker David Lynch manipulates his audience, how to understand a Picasso, and much more.Although it’s not his most popular, the vid-essay, “Atemporality: Our Relationship to History Has Changed,” may be one of the most lucid and insightful things created by anyone on this list. In it, he argues that we are moving into an era defined by the Internet, which has fundamentally changed how we interact with the world—no more “modernism” or “postmodernism,” but something else. Something new. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QChWIFi8fOYKaptainkristian really cares about what he covers, and expresses a heartfelt fascination with every topic he covers that comes across in his videos. His detailed, often intimate video essays on subjects like Frank Ocean’s musical identity and the rise of the Adult Swim media empire are a pleasure to watch. His videos are beautifully curated flows of images and commentary with a unique, unifying aesthetic that qualifies them as works of art in their own right. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TmcXYp8xu4Don’t let the childishly simple cartoon-graphics deceive you—“In a Nutshell” is masterful at tackling topics as immensely complex as the European Union or the rise of the surveillance state and compressing them into colorful little segments. After watching a video from this channel, you may feel like you just had a month of college credit dumped into your skull—to boot, the narrator even has a ridiculously prim British accent.Still, for all the ambition and range of this channel, the best thing about it may be the way that the simplicity of the visuals helps you understand what all that raw data really means. This is especially true when it comes to putting information into the proper context or proportion. The videos that communicate proportion are where this channel’s genius really comes across, rendering the true scale of problems like the Syrian refugee crisis, or the rapid growth of the massive and surprisingly ineffectual surveillance state. This channel packs a hell of a punch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxCvWtt4dKULewis Criswell knows his films. Usually averaging somewhere between ten and twenty minutes, Criswell’s videos are longer than any of the other channels on this list—but for true cinephiles, it’s worth taking the time. His obvious devotion to the medium and exhaustive knowledge of his subjects makes this channel a great resource for anyone interested in learning more about the great directors and films of the last century, with extensive primers on visionaries like Andrei Tarkovsky, Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, Lars Von Trier, and Denis Villeneuve, in addition to movies he believes do something particularly well, like The Social Network’s master-class in dialogue, or Seven Samurai’s use of action. Many other YouTubers do this kind of thing, but few go as lovingly in-depth as Criswell. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bus8_zwTQD8Anthony Fantano, who describes himself as “The Internet’s Busiest Music Nerd,” has built this music-reviewing vlog into a cult favorite over the last eight years, complete with skits, running jokes, and a mustachioed alter-ego. Bald, bespectacled, and self-deprecating, Fantano may seem an unlikely candidate for Internet celebrity. Nonetheless, he’s garnered quite a reputation for his erudite vlog, in which he reviews and analyzes both new and classic music.Artists have admitted to watching his reviews of their material—some come away offended, some mollified. Critically acclaimed experimental rapper Danny Brown has even said he watches theneedledrop obsessively, once joking that impressing Fantano is a goal he always tries to meet with projects. That’s not surprising, considering the honesty and depth of attention that Fantano gives to the music he reviews. The guy’s got a great ear, and his easy familiarity with such a wide variety of styles and genres—from pop and hip-hop, to jazz and avant-garde noise— makes him more than worthy of being called “The Internet’s Busiest Music Nerd.”Even when he’s not a huge fan of an artist’s work, his reviews are poetic and constructive—though some flops do get the brunt of his desert-dry wit, triggering debates across his videos’ lively comment sections. With his command of YouTube and his endlessly eclectic taste, Fantano is the definitive music critic of the Digital Age. [post_title] => 5 Remarkably Intellectual Creators on YouTube [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 5-remarkably-intellectual-creators-on-youtube [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-21 10:25:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-21 14:25:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79202 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 79184 [post_author] => 47258 [post_date] => 2017-06-20 21:08:32 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-06-21 01:08:32 [post_content] => If you have always been a big fan of animation movies, the name Hayao Miyazaki shouldn't sound unfamiliar to you. Ponyo, My Neighbor Totoro and Howl's Moving Castle are only some of his renowned work. Spirited Away, in particular, was ranked by The NY Times as top 2 out of 25 Best Films in the 21st Century. Miyazaki never fails to work his magic in each of his films. A film director, producer, and an impressive storyteller himself might actually have a unique recipe to create his films. In a video by Film Thoughts, the creator analyzed the recurring themes and patterns in Miyazaki's movies. Below are 5 main takeaways from the video that filmmakers should take note of, [caption id="attachment_79211" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] via YouTube[/caption]
1. Young Protagonist Most of Miyazaki’s films star female leads, such as Chihiro in Spirited Away, Kiki in Kiki’s Delivery Service, Sophie in Howl’s Moving Castle. They are the protagonists that tell the stories. We watch and understand the stories from her perspective. You might not realize but the female lead faces some sort of obstacles and struggles in each of the movies. Miyazaki’s use of young female protagonist evokes our empathy and we are further drawn to the film.
2. Sidekick The video points out Haku in Spirited Away and Jiji in Kiki’s Delivery Service are support characters that are always there for the protagonists while the sidekick is either a male or animal. A sidekick offers us another perspective in following the story.[caption id="attachment_79214" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] via YouTube[/caption]
3. Love Romance is always involved in Miyazaki’s films. As the video pointed out, the puppy love between Chihiro and Haku in Spirited Away, is filled with confusion and innocence. The video refers it as “implicit chemistry” that is not really accounted for in the film.
4. Old and Powerful Characters Miyazaki uses one or older characters in most of his films, such as Yubaba in Spirited Away. The video explains that Miyazaki wants to emphasize the importance of the older generation. For instance, Yubaba’s twin, Zeniba is an old and wise character who helps Chihiro in Spirited Away.[caption id="attachment_79215" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] via YouTube[/caption]
5. Beautiful Scenery Miyazaki paints nature sceneries in most of his films and as the video points out, “Each of his films feels like it exists in its own world.” He blurs the lines between reality and dream and that’s how he drew us in the films.
6. Aviation Miyazaki incorporates a lot of movements in his films to help with the flow of the story. Taking the example in Spirited Away, Haku finally transforms into a white dragon and remembers his true identity. [post_title] => 6 Powerful Takeaways From Hayao Miyazaki's Movies For Filmmakers and Creators [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 6-powerful-takeaways-from-hayao-miyazakis-movies-for-filmmakers-and-creators [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-06-20 15:17:52 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-06-20 19:17:52 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=79184 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78815 [post_author] => 47254 [post_date] => 2017-05-31 13:03:54 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-31 17:03:54 [post_content] => David Firth, the creator of the viral series "Salad Fingers," has veered away from scratching rusty spoons to meticulously applying a cure-all cream in his new animated film, "Cream." Released in partnership with Flying Lotus on the musician's Brainfeeder Films, it will surely have you shaking in your skin."The time has come for CREAM - the latest product that will fix your life," reads the video description by Firth. "This is the story of Dr. Bellifer, a scientific genius, who after years of smashing particles together, reveals his revolutionary new product: a cream with the power to fix all of the world’s problems."[caption id="attachment_78825" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Screengrab via YouTube[/caption]CREAM, after a six year process, has the power to alter molecular structure to fix everything from general ugliness to broken limbs to death. But CREAM fixes more than just human's physical appearances—it can alter the human mind to go from dull to brainiac with just a simple injection. Everything—even technology—can be fixed with just a dab of CREAM.The 12-minute film reveals something terrifying to today's audience. With such a simple, generic name, the animated CREAM resonates to products on today's market. New technology wants to be your singular product to easily streamline your life in one simple step. Products such as Amazon Echo or Google Home, for example, make it easy to listen to music, control the temperature of your home, and answer life's seemingly pressing questions.[caption id="attachment_78818" align="aligncenter" width="1708"] Screengrab via YouTube[/caption]With the high demand of these "do-it-all" products, companies may eventually run out stock and are scrambling to meet market demands. CREAM comes across this same issue, in which the company runs dry of the invincible raw material. Customers soon discover the fix-all cream was only a quick, temporary fix when it becomes linked to death, AIDs, cancer, and even terrorism.Perhaps a bit extreme, the products we use and rely on hold the same reign of terror. Ever leave your phone in an Uber? Well, if you have, you know that the loss of your device results in all hell breaking loose as the safety of our precious information is threatened.[caption id="attachment_78826" align="aligncenter" width="1710"] Screengrab via YouTube[/caption]Speaking of Uber, the mastermind behind CREAM, Dr. Bellifer, is eventually arrested for charges of "rape, resisting arrest, tampering with science, upsetting people, causing a panic and wasting time." This draws ties to modern innovation leaders such as Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, who has had several sexual assault allegations against him.Even Thinx CEO Miki Agrawal, who loves a taboo workplace making "period panties," now has the stain of dehumanizing her workers down to simple nicknames, such as "children," as well as sexual assault.After flaws in products or allegations against creators come to light, the leaders and their companies are put under the microscope. Uber CEO Kalanick had to resign from Trump's business advisory council to keep up business and veer away from his relations with Trump, but still customers will not dismiss his sexual assault allegations."Cream," although an entertaining short video, reminds us of the shortcomings of fast paced technology and the makers behind it. By using certain bits of technology, we show a series of support for its creator, hence why "Cream" warns us to be aware of all parts of the product aside from its physical properties. [post_title] => 'Salad Fingers' Creator Releases Disturbing Short Film That Will Make You Question Your Life [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => salad-fingers-creator-releases-disturbing-short-film-that-will-make-you-question-your-life [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-05-31 13:03:54 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-05-31 17:03:54 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78815 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78794 [post_author] => 47251 [post_date] => 2017-05-31 12:25:51 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-31 16:25:51 [post_content] => Flying your drone could soon become a lot more dangerous for the explorative user. According to a document obtained by The New York Times, the Trump Administration is seeking authority to "track, hack and destroy any type of drone over domestic soil with a new exception to laws governing surveillance, computer privacy and aircraft protection." The document is a 10-page draft and summary of legislation, reportedly circulated by the executive branch among several congressional committees on Tuesday. It's also reported that a classified briefing for congressional staff members will be held today to discuss the topic. Concerns of drone use are becoming more common as the devices fly further into the mainstream. Notable incidents include a crash into empty seats during the 2015 U.S. Open, several crashes near the White House, and a slew of crashes in National Parks that could have potentially caused damage protected environmental sites. Last Friday in Washington D.C., however, a federal appeals court shot down the ruling for drone users to be required to register their drone through an FAA national database, but it seems that the topic of civilian drone use is far from settled in Washington.Law enforcement isn't alone in the fight again the misuse of drones. Earlier this week, major Chinese drone manufacturer DJI released an update that forces all new users of its drones to register their devices through its app. If users don't comply DJI will diminish flight performance by disabling live-streaming and drastically cutting range.In a statement on the company website, DJI said: "This new step, to take effect at the end of next week, ensures you will use the correct set of geospatial information and flight functions for your aircraft, as determined by your geographical location and user profile. All existing flight safety limitations, such as geofencing boundaries and altitude limits, remain the same."Reckless drone flight is a surely growing issue that should be addressed, but this level of government intervention may be detrimental for educated professionals or hobbyists. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.We will update this post as more information regarding the recent summary of legislation develops. [via The New York Times] [post_title] => The Trump Administration Wants to 'Track, Hack and Destroy' Your Drone [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-trump-administration-wants-to-track-hack-and-destroy-your-drone [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-05-31 12:25:51 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-05-31 16:25:51 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78794 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78641 [post_author] => 47254 [post_date] => 2017-05-30 10:26:15 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-30 14:26:15 [post_content] => Recently, Google rolled out it's newest gadget: WorldSense, a new VR headset technology that understands your movement without the need to set up any external sensors. Unlike past VR headsets, such as the Samsung Gear VR or Daydream View, WorldSense lets you be active and move naturally while wearing it.In the promotional video, Google gives viewers a taste of what they're in for with WorldSense. The video shows a young girl outside playing a simulated game of dodgeball to prepare for the reality of dodgeballs flying in gym class.Google's first attempt at VR—Daydream View—restricted users to 3DoF (three degrees of freedom), in which users were kept in their seats. These old systems lacked complete immersion for audiences.WorldSense, on the other hand, utilizes 6DoF (six degrees of freedom) where users can be entirely interactive with the current VR video playing. The players head is tracked in three dimensions to allow for complete interaction.Other devices like the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift have gone after the same 6DoF goal but have produced something short of perfect. The HTC and Oculus models are both wired to computers and don't allow for complete roaming capability.Daydream will be launching with standalone in partnership with HTC and Lenovo, but it is still a prototype and release dates are unclear. Only time will tell whether Google's new VR headset is really giving viewers the sense of the world.[via YouTube] [post_title] => Roam the World in VR With Google's New Headset Technology [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => roam-the-world-in-vr-with-googles-new-headset-technology [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-05-30 10:26:15 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-05-30 14:26:15 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78641 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 78600 [post_author] => 47253 [post_date] => 2017-05-23 14:20:06 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-05-23 18:20:06 [post_content] => Many of us lead busy lives and free time isn't always abundant. With so much content to watch, read or listen to, sifting through the internet to find something intelligent you can consume—that won't take hours from your day—is a struggle. So to aid you in your never-ending quest for entertainment, here are are 12 captivating short films on Vimeo that are totally worth your time.
1. The Brain Hack - Short Film (Joe White) [embed]https://vimeo.com/118342272[/embed]This short film explores spirituality through the lens of two students. The students create a way to induce visions of God, however, they end up finding themselves hunted by a deadly religious sect. If you're looking for an intense 20 minutes, this inventive short film is for you.
2. Standby (Charlotte Regan) [embed]https://vimeo.com/207630463[/embed]This short captures the developing relationship between two police partners, Gary and Jenny, from the dashboard of their cop car. The short film is emotional and engaging but offers a comedic undertone as the audience observes the two officers juxtaposed by the criminals they have occupy their backseat.
3. Alison (Jessica Rose) [embed]https://vimeo.com/213100067[/embed]"Alison" is an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. This short film directed by David Lester documents one night in this couple's life and manages to perfectly capture the ups and downs of a long-term relationship. If you're a crier, this one will do it for sure.4. A Reasonable Request (Andrew Laurich)[embed]https://vimeo.com/130730908[/embed]This bizarre short film is absolutely full of dry, crude humor. If done wrong, this concept could have crashed and burned, but the filmmakers nailed it here. This father-son relationship is fleshed out in just 8 minutes in the strangest, most engaging way.
5. DONALD AND JESS (PaulBriganti) [embed]https://vimeo.com/103495686[/embed]This short film tells the story of a plumber and the customer he ends up falling for. A simple concept is executed with natural dialogue and captivating character development.
6. You Lose (Jesse Vogelaar) [embed]https://vimeo.com/183599925[/embed]"You Lose" hilariously captures the "the circle game." Dramatic drumming in the background and a variety of different people all participating in this random, somewhat pointless game make for a unique, comedic short film.
7. Bug Man (Iqbal Ahmed) [embed]https://vimeo.com/187823706[/embed]This documentary-style short film encapsulates the life of a man who has always felt like an outsider. While coping with his insecurities, he pursued his passion: bugs. Now, he makes art by putting paint on the feet of his insects and setting them on a canvas.
8. Haze (Chloe Domont) [embed]https://vimeo.com/110306502[/embed]This short film is full of ambiguity that draws the audience in and creates a sense of curiosity about the two characters' relationship and the origins of it. After a girl wakes up with a guy she doesn't know in her bed, "Haze" touches on heavy topics like consent and drunken one night stands without making the film feel like a story that's been done too many times.
9. DOGWALKER (Kim Sherman) [embed]https://vimeo.com/206111509[/embed]"DOGWALKER" tells the story of a dog walker who has just found one of the dogs she walks, Bernie, dead. With dark moments and weirdly lighthearted ones, this short film captures the adventure of the dog walker in her attempt to tell the dog's owner and to move Bernie.
10. BACKSTROKE (Robbie Barclay) [embed]https://vimeo.com/213754792[/embed]This 11 minute short film tells the story of two teens that steal a car with the intentions of escaping to Florida until they find a gun in the glove compartment and things get weird.
11. Clouds (Diego Maclean) [embed]https://vimeo.com/152477009[/embed]This animated short shows a man who draws what he observes in the clouds, gives it to three men, and they throw what was observed off a cliff into the water below. The story gets complicated when his wife appears in the clouds.
12. A Sense of Wonder (Mathieu Le Lay) [embed]https://vimeo.com/214092083[/embed]"A Sense of Wonder," while less narrative than the other films on this list, is a beautiful depiction of the trip a group of men take through beautiful mountains. [post_title] => 12 Captivating Short Films to Binge-Watch on Vimeo [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => 12-captivating-short-films-to-binge-watch-on-vimeo [to_ping] => [pinged] => https://vimeo.com/214092083 https://vimeo.com/152477009 [post_modified] => 2017-05-23 16:46:53 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-05-23 20:46:53 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=78600 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ))