The Loving Trap

May 12, 2017 / 0 comments

“In a landmark new documentary produced for YouTube, Adam Curtis has not examined his career and laid bare his style in the light of some confused academic papers he stumbled across on the internet. Instead, I have plundered various video archives and ripped him off, up, down, left, right and back again.” By Ben Woodhams

Nablus Soap Factory

May 10, 2017 / 0 comments

This film shows the process of traditional soap production in the old soap factory in central Nablus. The film was produced in May 2014 by Eirik Moe, Stavanger, Norway. post@mokleiv.no

Nashtifan Windmills

May 10, 2017 / 0 comments

In the village of Nashtifan in northeastern Iran, Mohammad Etebari serves as the last keeper of an ancient tradition. Now elderly, Etebari has dedicated his life to keeping the town’s few dozen historic windmills turning. LINK: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/01/nashtifan-iran-windmills/

FILM ANALYSIS: ONLINE VIDEO ESSAY LINKS AND SITES

February 28, 2016 / 0 comments

Video Essay Channels on YouTube: Every Frame a Painting Every Frame a Painting is dedicated to the analysis of film form and is the most popular video essayist on the Internet. Akira Kurosawa – Composing Movement Nerdwriter1 This channel isn’t just movies, but his “Understanding Art” videos on movies are absolutely brilliant. If I need…

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F FOR FAKE: HOW TO STRUCTURE A VIDEO ESSAY

February 27, 2016 / 0 comments

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 about structure. NO SPOILERS. For educational purposes only. You can donate to support the…

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INTERACTIVE BOSCH: GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS

February 12, 2016 / 0 comments

Teaching art history online can be tough, despite a wealth of tools and technologies it’s difficult to create an environment that compares to a great teacher who can make artworks engaging to a live audience. However, this new interactive exhibit of Hieronymus Bosch’s famous Garden of Earthly Delights completely nails it. This is the internet…

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‘2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY’: KUBRICK’S PIONEERING ACHIEVEMENT AS ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT FILMS EVER MADE

February 11, 2016 / 0 comments

Considering the fact we’re discussing a wondrous work of art continuously labeled as one the most significant and influential films ever made, it seems only befitting that the story behind the camera, of the laborious effort put into its production, matches the magnitude of the final product. It took Stanley Kubrick and his crew no…

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THE MEN WHO MADE US SPEND

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

The Men Who Made Us Spend – Episode 1 In the first of this three-part series investigating consumer spending, Jacques reveals how the concept of ‘product lifespan’ holds the key to our ever-churning consumerism. Exploring the historical origin of planned obsolescence, when some of the world biggest electrical manufacturers formed a light bulb cartel in…

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THE SECRET LIFE OF CHAOS

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

THE SECRET LIFE OF CHAOS FULL DOCUMENTARY Chaos theory has a bad name, conjuring up images of unpredictable weather, economic crashes and science gone wrong. But there is a fascinating and hidden side to Chaos, one that scientists are only now beginning to understand. It turns out that chaos theory answers a question that mankind has…

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ORDER AND DISORDER

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

ORDER AND DISORDER: ENERGY Professor Jim Al-Khalili discovers the intriguing story of how we discovered the rules that drive the universe. Energy is vital to us all, but what exactly is energy? In attempting to answer this question Jim investigates a strange set of laws that link together everything from engines to humans to stars….

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