Life in Western Mongolia is an adventure. Training eagles to hunt, herding yaks, and racing camels are just a few of the daily activities of the nomadic Kazakh people. Global nomad filmmaker, Director, DP, and editor Brandon Li spent a few weeks living with the nomadic Kazakh people.  To really understand a culture and people well […]

  The Boy With A Camera For A Face is the superb online premiere of the multi award winning short film from writer/director Spencer Brown. The Boy with a Camera for a Face is a satirical fairy tale about a boy born with a camera instead of a head, whose every moment is transformed by […]

What does it mean to tell a “Story With Soul?”  I see photographs posted online that often make me stop and shake my head.  Perfectly executed technically, but with little soul.  These photographs show solid understanding of  equipment operation, but nothing of the human condition or emotion that gives a photo soul.  These photos are wooden, lifeless, though […]

I looked it up, the United States has faced 178 weather and climate disasters since 1980 according to the National Centers for Environmental Information.  These 178 severe enough weather events to be classified as climate disasters have inflicted more than $1 trillion in directly measurable economic costs, and have been accompanied by incalculable costs in human suffering. […]

Paper Puppets?  Yep, 3D Animated 2D Cut-Out Paper Puppets mounted on sticks and animated into a great story. Expertly done, executed with perfection by a practiced group of artists intent upon telling their story.  Go ahead and watch it.  Nothing more needs be said.  Work as good as this work strongly stands on its own legs.  Here’s a NuMedia Direction […]

  These days, every organization needs a polished, professional video to legitimize its cause. That’s why Dissolve has partnered with* the Association of Obscure Associations to create memorable ads for some lesser-known not-for-profits, social groups, and industry coalitions. Do they deserve your support? Watch first, then you decide for yourself. *Invented   Video effects courtesy […]

Not since the “YMCA Video” has such a defining moment occurred for gay culture as what took place on Friday, June 26, 2015.  On this date now etched in history, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) voted in a split 5-4 decision to declare Gay Marriage legal under the laws of the United […]

The Monday afternoon special this week is a story about long-distance relationships.  The kind where whatever the obstacles in the road of being together, the two of you work it out.  Even if it means going out of your way to do something different.  This is a fine production, quite a clever concept, and beautifully […]

This exquisitely done video is a tribute piece by photographer Ben Moon. The story is a beautiful, touching tribute to his old dog Denali, who at the age of 14 passed away last year of cancer. It’s a story Ben chose to tell from his friend’s perspective; Denali the Dog’s view of life, love, loyalty and friendship. It is also […]

Nothing is as strong a sales persuader as a compelling story.  Two time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nicholas Kristof has a new book out (co-authored by his wife and fellow Big Think expert Sheryl WuDunn) called A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity. Kristof describes it as a sort of “how to” for making a lasting impact on the world. I […]

WALLEY POS-86 Promo Video from Walley Films on Vimeo. On the lighter side today for those who haven’t seen it yet, Walley POS-86 is a short promo video that parodies the endless production and marketing of prosumer video cameras. Filmmakers Mark and Angela Walley have created a camera that is both a reverse trend in consumer […]

Somehow this seems like an appropriate story for the first day of April, 2015.  If you want to make video essays, there’s no better film to study than Orson Welles’ 1973 masterpiece, F for Fake. There are a million lessons to take away from it, but today, let’s see what it has to teach us […]

Japan’s Disposal Workers: Net Cafe Refugees from MediaStorm on Vimeo. Internet cafes have existed in Japan for a couple of decades, but in the mid 2000’s, a few customers began using these spaces as living quarters. Internet cafe refugees in Japan are mostly temporary employees; their salary too low to rent their own apartments. How strange […]

Stories fire up our imaginations.  Stories let us jump the often wide divide of a country border.  Stories also let us reach deep into our collective past, crossing vast barriers of time.  Stories describe us as individuals.  Stories allow us to experience the similarities between diverse cultures.  Stories provide a dangerous experience from non-dangerous surroundings, without fear of actual […]

This is Shanghai from Rob Whitworth on Vimeo. In 1980 Shanghai had no skyscrapers. It now has at least 4,000 — more than twice as many as New York. ‘This is Shanghai’ explores the diversities and eccentricities of the metropolis that is Shanghai going beyond the famous skyline. Photographer Rob Whitworth and urban identity expert […]

Sony FS7 Test from Jon Cole on Vimeo. Shot on Sony FS7 Shot in Slog2 Edited in Premiere Pro Graded in DaVinci Resolve Big thanks to the talent Michaela Petro.  I’m too stunned for words.  This video speaks for itself!  Great job Jon Cole.   PLEASE RATE THIS STORY!