The Power of Empathy
The London-based Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts (RSA) produces a series of short videos, snapshots of big ideas. In this piece, the scholar Brene Brown describes the difference...
Stephen Fry Hates Dancing
Not much to say about this film by Jo Roy, except that it’s someone dancing to Stephen Fry bitching about dancing. What’s not to absolutely...
Grandmas Project – Lait de poule
RadioWest producer Benjamin Bombard brought this piece to my attention.  It’s part of a larger project where people share recipes from their grandmothers.  It’s...
Jimmy on the Run
VideoWest producer Josh Weathers picked this week’s favorite. It’s a profile of Amsterdam street and fashion photographer Jimmy Huang. “I was able to experience the high velocity...
ESPN’s 30 for 30 Short | I Am Yup’ik
Gives March madness a new...
Mirror
Cartoonist Chris Ware is a long-time contributor to The New Yorker, and he had an idea. He wanted to create a cover for the magazine that would be animated on-line. So he went to Ira Glass...
Notes on Blindness
British filmmakers Peter Middleton and James Spinney have a beautifully imaginative film in this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It’s built around the real audio diaries of the...
A Place Called Pluto
Greg O'Brien is a journalist diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's. He's facing it down the way he best knows how, by reporting on it. Documentary filmmaker Steve James created this...
You Won’t Regret That Tattoo
You’ve probably heard that when you’re older, you’ll regret a tattoo. Don’t be so sure. Filmmaker Angie Bird interviewed an older generation of people with tattoos, and she...
Five Stone of Lead
Twelve year old jockey Dylan weighs in at a tiny 66 pounds. He’s intent on making a name for himself on the grassroots horse racing circuit in Western Ireland, so to make up for his size...
Across the Sky
A couple of weeks ago, Theo Sanson walked a slackline from The Rectory to Castleton Tower in Castle Valley, Utah. The Utah filmmakers with Camp 4 Collective were there to document it....
Why Props Matter
For you movie buffs ... and you filmmakers....
Age of The Farmer
I found this story too late to catch the last moments of the growing season. That’s okay. It will make you feel wistful about your garden. This summer, filmmaker Spencer MacDonald...
Ace – The Gas Station Cowboy
Filmmakers Kyle Pugh and Evan H. Senn are based in Kansas, but they found Ace in Texas. Ace is a singer and gas stations in Waxahachie and the small town of Italy are his stage. Pugh and...