The idea is that storytelling as a whole—and certainly on complex subjects—can’t be reduced to sound bites or even linear filmmaking in the way that many documentaries do. “We wanted to show the legacy of colonialism. But that legacy is very complicated and not straightforward, so we didn’t think our project should be either,” Jongsma said.
Could documentaries become less a static viewing experience with a beginning middle and end and more something we engage with, even perhaps on an ongoing basis (a trait particularly suited to documentary since real life, unlike written stories, doesn’t have a beginning, middle and end)? — NYFF 2013: Are interactive docs like ‘Empire’ film’s future? (via photographsonthebrain)
A Short History of the Highrise -
Interactive film collaboration between NFB and The New York Times.
We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind stays up all night, telling itself stories. —
I am loving this book.
Jonathan Gottschall, The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human (via thatkindofwoman)
(Source: revnaomiking, via montessorimuse)
Forget Dorm Posters, Now You Can 3D-Print Your Favorite Iconic Paintings
Priscilla Frank, huffingtonpost.com
The days of cheap dorm posters are long gone, dear friends. Now if you want to hang your favorite classic painting in your personal quarters you can get painfully close — and without spending a few hundred million to get the job…
“The outer world is a reflection of our inner selves.”
― Bryant McGill
“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
― Ansel Adams. #tinycollective // Hipstamatic double exposure \
Blast from the Past: Photos Captured 125 Years Ago with the Kodak No. 1
DL Cade, petapixel.com
It could be argued that consumer photography didn’t begin until 1888, when Eastman Kodak made his Kodak No. 1 (the followup to the Kodak Box) available to the public at large alongside the now famous slogan: “You Press the Button, We Do the Rest.”…
10 Years Of Earth’s Weather From Space, In One Mesmerizing Video
BY ZAK STONE, fastcoexist.com
In honor of the decommissioning of one of its weather satellites, NOAA put together this video of everything it’s seen during its time in space.
The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s network of satellites provide constant…
Phenomenal Footage Of A Dancer Battling With Light
Alex Wain, sobadsogood.com
There’s few dance videos quite as breathtaking as ‘Nuance’. Created by Marc-Antoine Locatelli it’s the near perfect blend of choreography, motion graphics and jaw-dropping imagery a combination which rarely works together as a whole. But here the…
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 – winning pictures
Australian photographer Mark Gee has beaten more than a thousand amateur and professional photographers from around the planet to win the title Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013. The competition is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich and …
Cape Romaine Sunrise, 200 seconds by James Hilliard