Football coach Kevin Kelley has an unusual strategy. No matter the field position, his team always goes for it on 4th down, and only does on-side kicks. He sites statistical analysis as the justification, but we think he’s just got balls.
CBS spoke with GoPro Founder and CEO Nick Woodman, who became a billionaire by selling cameras at a time when most other cameras are losing market share to smartphones, thanks to GoPro’s quality, durability and versatility.
A short documentary by Streetfilms about Groningen. It’s a city in the Netherlands where people are encouraged to commute using bicycles, thanks to policies enacted during the 1970s and the cooperation of its citizens.
Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth was a one-man show directed by Spike Lee, in which the former world heavyweight champion opened up and recounted both his highs and lows to live audiences. See it on HBO on 11/16/13.
1 is a documentary about the golden age of Formula 1 racing – a time filled with excitement and glory, but also blood and flames. Narrated by Michael Fassbender and featuring interviews with F1 experts, officials and racers.
Wondering why Watch Dogs is set in Chicago? The city has the most “extensive and integrated camera network” in the U.S. Polygon looks at the city’s multimillion dollar surveillance system and finds that fact is closing in on fiction.
Videogame prop maker Triforce is obsessed with the quality and fidelity of their products. That has earned them the respect of game developers, so much so that they’re now designing 3D models for games. See more of their work here.
(NSFW: Language)Sign Painters is a documentary by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon about an invisible – and slowly dying – artform. Features interviews with sign painters in the U.S. It also has a companion book. More here.
A documentary about Lella and Massimo Vignelli, two of the world’s most influential designers – despite not being household names, their work is almost everywhere. They’re even responsible for NYC’s iconic subway graphics and maps.
A brief documentary by Joey Bania about Blair Somerville, a New Zealander who creates “rustic automata.” His whimsical trinkets, sculptures and installations are made of found items, placed perfectly at the juncture of art and engineering.
(Graphic content) A short profile on Reuters photographer Goran Tomasevic. Goran chronicles conflict-ridden areas such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, doing his part to open our eyes about the effects of war.
World Warriors, put down your controller for a minute – or 1 hour and 12 minutes – and watch Capcom’s documentary about its prized creation. It features interviews with fans, creators and rivals. Thumbnail art is from Randis Albion.
A brief profile about Peter Bellerby and his company Bellerby & Co. Globemakers, preserving the art of handcrafting globes – taking commissions for movies, artists and other high profile clients. Documentary by Cabnine.
A documentary by Shaul Schwarz about drug traffickers in Mexico and narcocorrido. Mexico’s version of gangster rap, narcocorrido are ballads that glorify the life of drug traffickers. Chilling, surreal and profoundly depressing.
Green Shoe Studio held a singer-songwriter contest. They received an entry from 96-year old Fred Stobaugh. He wrote a song for his wife Lorraine, who recently passed away. Fred and Lorraine were married for 75 years.
The trailer for The Imagineering Story, a documentary about Walt Disney Imagineering. WDI is the creative group responsible for designing Disney’s world famous theme parks and other attractions. Coming in 2016.
A brief profile on a group of toy sculptors. Jason Frailey, Adrienne Smith and their colleagues make prototypes and molds of action figures, bobbleheads, busts and other toys and collectibles. Filmed by Anthony Ladesich.
(NSFW: Language) It’s not a martial arts film, but The Mystery of Flying Kicks is still worth watching. It explores the urban custom of throwing shoes up on power lines and the various reasons for and reactions to it.
A documentary about a man who became obsessed with collecting Beanie Babies, thinking that the little stuffed toys would be a foolproof investment in his kids’ future. Though they are probably worth more than our Pog collection.
A documentary about Micke, a cassette tape enthusiast. He’s not particularly interesting or talented. Then again, who is? A documentary about us would at most be as mundane as this one. And that’s why we couldn’t look away.
Directed by Cullen Hoback, Terms and Conditions May Apply shows how the phrase “Internet privacy” has lost its meaning in light of the data gathering activities of online companies. Learn about privacy tools here.
NPR’s Planet Money visited a recycling plant and a bottle manufacturing facility in to see how used bottles are recycled. They found out that it takes less energy to turn recycled glass into bottles than if raw materials were used.
“I can’t say that there’s things I can’t do. Just things that I haven’t done yet.” Richie Parker is an automotive engineer at NASCAR racing team Hendrick Motorsports. He also has no arms. ESPN shares his story with us.