“So I play FIFA, and I upload the videos to Youtube. I get ad money, and I want to give you that ad money.” Right now there’s a fairy tale story unfolding at England’s top soccer league. But two leagues below that is an equally heartwarming and a very modern tale.
THE BEST Documentaries
Brian De Palma is the man behind great films like Scarface, Carrie, and The Untouchables, but his approach has always laughed in the face of Hollywood’s norms. Noam Baumback and Jake Paltrow’s documentary takes us inside the mind of this cinematic maestro – in his own words.
Brothers Howard and David Swig showcase two of their favorite cars: a 1959 Alfa Romeo Veloce Zagato, and a 1960 Giulietta Sprint Veloce. The siblings inherited their love for classic cars from their dad, and continue to bond over it as adults. Another awesome Petrolicious short.
An injury derailed Devin Williams’ dream of playing high level college hoops, and he ended up in an art university. End of story? Nope. A class assignment unlocked his eye for filmmaking and teaching. Now he’s a YouTube star who has positively impacted many lives.
After showing the craftsmanship that goes into handmade tools, John Neeman Tools built an entire home from hand-felled trees, locally sourced stones, and mostly using hand tools. The frame and roof were made with wood joints and pegs, with no nails, screws or hardware.
(PG-13) Montreal artist MissMe had a successful career working at one of the world’s top ad agencies, but she quit her job to become an underground street artist, creating provocative works of public art which rebel against the objectification of women in advertising.
“Every time a computer does some narrow thing there’s a temptation to think that it’s all over for us.” Breakthroughs in robotics and artificial intelligence are often met with a hint of dread. Retro Report talked to scientists to ask if we should fear our creations.
Aussie daredevil Matt Mingay takes us on a ride-along on his flaming Hot Wheels stunt bike, giving us an up-close perspective on his crazy tricks, and just a tiny taste of how much it hurts when he crashes. Stick around til the end for some awesome car drifting action.
In 2012, just for the heck of it, Tim Hwang fooled a nuclear plant into giving him a tour by setting up a fake organization called Infrastructure Observatory. Tim eventually turned it into a real group that organizes tours for his fellow infrastructure enthusiasts.
“…the art challenges the technology and the technology inspires the art.” As Pixar celebrates its 30th year, Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter looks back on the company’s origin and growth, its films’ effect on audiences and its guiding principle: story is king.