Videos

Skiing the Andes With Man's Best Friend

Viewfinder: Sun Dog

The latest entry in DPS Skis' Shadow Campaign short film series highlights some extraordinary skiing, beautiful scenery and the deep relationship between a man and his best friend.

Light, After 40 Days of Night

Viewfinder: Return of the Sun

Ice and darkness: winters in Ilulissat, a coastal city in northwestern Greenland, are unfathomably severe. After 40 straight days of darkness, the Inuits welcome the sun.

A Scottish Adventure

Seeking the Right To Roam

The Freedom to Roam, unburdened of fences and posted signs, angry landowners and angrier guard dogs, is a shared dream among adventurers. Scotland codified it in 2003. Within guidelines for respectful use, recreational or educational, that means any Joe Scot can bring a backpack, a tent, a friend and a six pack and saunter cross-country, going where they please among the nation's 30,000 square miles -- many of them unpopulated, all of them free of any major predators besides the biting midges that emerge during the summer months. This sounded romanticized. So we set out to test it.

The same old magic

Viewfinder: Portrait of a Letterpress Printer

In 1955, letterpress printing was a "father-son affair", according to letterpress printer and instructor William Amer. While the centuries-old technology has largely been replaced, Amer still maintains a space for the old-school metal giants.

Embrace interruptions

Viewfinder: Tony Anderson

In many work environments, people undervalue human interaction; some even view it as a distraction. This short documentary follows composer Tony Anderson, who is drawn out of working in complete isolation by a longtime friend.

A Video Tour of the Process from 12 Bourbon Distilleries

How Bourbon Is Made

We toured 12 distilleries in a five-day blitz, asking everyone we met to walk us through the bourbon-making process. Here, you'll find all of the steps that go into making America's unique take on whiskey.

The Taste of a productive day

The Kentucky Sundowner

The Irish have Irish coffee, the Scotch have Highland Coffee, the Germans have Rüdesheimer Kaffee, and college students have vodka and red bull. Kentuckians have the Kentucky Sundowner. Here's how to make one.

Short Form, Done Right

Viewfinder: The Caregiver

Done right, shorts have the ability to catch an audience off guard; to grab, pivot, and drop before you know what’s hit you. Eliot Rausch's short documentary, "The Caregiver", follows the trend of his previous films, providing an authentic glimpse into the lives of others to expose some greater human truths hovering above the magnifying glass.

The Best Support the World Has Ever Seen

Viewfinder: Twelfth Man

In the northeast of England, Sunderland A.F.C. and Newcastle United F.C. are separated by less than 15 miles. Both teams are notoriously average of late, finishing in the middle to bottom half of the English Premier League. But their supporters are some of the most zealous in all of football. The short film “Twelfth Man”, directed by Duane Hopkins and scored by Michael Gardiner, is a visceral experience; it doesn't take much to intensify scenes where hundreds seem poised to beat each other bloody.

How a next-generation master distiller helped relight the stills

Willett’s Long Path Back to Bourbon

Willett Master Distiller Drew Kulsveen doesn't have time for bullshit. It's not something he has to tell anyone. The message shoots from his eyes like a railgun. Even at a relatively young age, it's clear he's heard it all before. He talks like someone who’s lost years listening to others dribble on, and worked hard to eradicate the behavior in himself; his speech is terse, verging on curt. You can't blame him for him ignoring the noise. A lot rides on his shoulders. He and his family worked for years to rebuild the family distillery, which reopened in 2012, and now he's determined to prove a point.

High proof cocktails in the bourbon capital

Three Bourbon Cocktails, Made By a Pro

Sometimes out of the bottle with a beer is the best way to have a bourbon", admits Chef Newman Miller, owner of Harrison Smith House in Bardstown, Kentucky. But not always. The three bourbon cocktails he showed us are truly made to meet the expectations of the local Kentuckians.

Beyond the Score

Viewfinder: The Sound of Interstellar

Sound design is often overlooked when people watch and look back on movies. This SoundWorks Collection Profile details the intensive sound design of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar.

Sound and Vision

Viewfinder: Create & Explore 004

Create & Explore is a video series that combines original photography and beats, each video centered around one city. 004 features New York City through the eyes of a native musician and a photographer with synesthesia.

Arbiter of good stories

Viewfinder: Stuffmaker

"Stuffmaker" sounds vague, even a little conceited. But artist Mac Premo does just that.

Elevation: 49 Feet, Speed: 230 MPH

Racing in the Sky

Twenty-five minutes outside the Strip, set in Nevada's stark desert, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway lacks its city's famed opulence -- but today, not its verve. A fresh energy runs throughout the massive 131,000-seat complex, though no NASCAR racers throttle up around the 1.5-mile asphalt track. Instead of staring down, everyone in the grandstands looks to the sky. The loudspeaker booms: Number 9 Lamb. You’re cleared to enter the track. Smoke on. As the plane swoops down from the sky, the crowd descends into a provocative hush. "Smoke on" is the green flag of air racing.

A master of his craft

Viewfinder: A Master at Play

No one knows the exact origin of Kokeshi, traditional wooden dolls made in Japan. Yasuo Okazaki has made them all his life (well over Malcolm Gladwell's suggested 10,000 hours). He's a certifiable master of the craft.

Images for the Generations

Viewfinder: A Photojournalist’s Testament

Testament is a collection of photographs and writing by late photojournalist Chris Hondros who covered the world's major conflicts since the late 1990s.

Viewfinder: Burton “Backcountry”

"Backcountry" follows Burton's sponsored snowboarders in their element, enjoying the backcountry. Seeing these guys carve down the mountain -- see them have fun is infinitely more enjoyable, more jaw dropping than anything you see in competitions.

Dieci Does

Viewfinder: Transition to Graffiti

Does, a former soccer star, is a multidisciplinary international artist whose graffiti is bright and compelling. Strictua's short, "Transition", offers a glimpse into his secretive work life.

Shooting 24 Hours, Backwards

Viewfinder: “Happy” In Reverse – A Walkumentary

You know Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”. You might not know about the artist's 24-hour music video, a day-long music video of everyday people and movie stars dancing to the song on a go-crazy loop. (Whether that seems cool or nightmarish is up to you.) The man behind in front of this huge undertaking is Jon Beattie, a Steadicam operator.

Banging bearings once again

Viewfinder: The Little Person Inside

You can do anything you set your mind to. It’s a classic adage, but this story offers a particularly unique version. Talan Skeels-Piggins was paralyzed from the chest down in a motorcycle accident; now he races motorcycles.

A Wicked Ride in the Western Sierras

Viewfinder: James Kelly’s Downhill American Dream

For most people, the American dream is owning a nice house or making a comfortable living. James ‘The American Dream’ Kelly lives a little differently -- his dream involves whipping by traffic at 50 mph on a skateboard.