A behind-the-scenes look at the Morgan Motor company, which is hand-building its cars just as it did nearly 100 years ago.
The Good Kind of Coach Class
Short Form, Done Right
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
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.
Beyond the Score
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
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
“Stuffmaker” sounds vague, even a little conceited. But artist Mac Premo does just that.
Images for the Generations
Testament is a collection of photographs and writing by late photojournalist Chris Hondros who covered the world’s major conflicts since the late 1990s.
“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.
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
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
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.
Seeing Through the Art
For Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert, the art of glass blowing is less than transparent.
A Wicked Ride in the Western Sierras
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.
The father of 0s and 1s
A video essay on American mathematician, cryptographer and engineer Claude Shannon and his discoveries, which paved the road for the Information Age.
“The Silence of Denali National Park” is a clip from the upcoming film In Pursuit of Silence, which explores our relationship with silence and the impact of noise pollution on our lives, which the World Health Organization considers a serious health threat.
Not Small Format
“Through the Ground Glass” follows a large-format photographer as he treks through the wilderness to find the perfect shot.
“Who We Are” follows Donnie Vincent and his team of hunters through the Northwest Territories, 20 miles south of the Arctic Circle, drawn to the wilderness by an irresistible yearning.
One terrible shot and 24 iconic shots
The short film 87 Bounces, produced by the French design studio HOTU, follows a single, stray basketball shot through 24 classic movies before it finally hits the back of the net.
An American Icon, Born To be wild
“The Story of the Chopper” explores the surprising birth and history of the world’s most recognizable motorcycle style.
Breaking Air in an Infinite Playground
When he first started jumping off cliffs, Théo de Blic probably thought girls had cooties. Now a seasoned vet, the young Frenchman is breaking ground by performing spectacular acrobatic maneuvers in the air. Watch and listen here.
The Journey to the Journey
The Ironman Triathlon, first introduced in 1977, is arguably the most grueling single-day race on the planet. This is the story of elite professional triathlete Dirk Bockel’s journey to the 2012 Ironman World Championships.
Fuckin' Steak and Shrimp On the Weekends
Based on the little we’ve seen of the man featured above who goes by the name Jazzsoon, we know this: he is one very alternative version of the modern self-made man. He’s one part The Dude, abiding. He’s one part Churchill, stoic, absurd. He’s one part Ali G, silly, spouting strange street-level aphorisms.
Port in a storm
Remember when you were a kid, building a tent out of a bed sheet or making camp in the backyard? This short film taps into our love of tents and the notion of the base camp, a place full of potential, of plans, of gathering strength for adventures to come — and a place to return to when the proverbial yak dung hits the fan.
A Fly Fishing Journey in the Bolivian Amazon
During an exploratory fly fishing trip in the Bolivian Amazon last year, the Provo Brothers introduced a new sort of fishing adventure. One involving monkey meat.
“Above America” exudes an old-time charm — an aerial drone video before aerial drones existed. Harrison Sanborn, a California-based director and cinematographer, dug up his father’s archive of aerial footage and scanned it at 2K resolution; the result is a celluloid time capsule without a particular year in mind.
Last Huzzah of the Supergrump
More than TV, music, and movies, comics have had the hardest time adjusting to the digital age. Comic Book Heaven follows the owner of a small comic book vendor in Queens as he closes up for good.
Farr and Away
Hot on the heels of the Rolex Big Boat Series is the Rolex Farr 40 World Championships, which will be held in San Francisco Bay starting on October 15. The Farr 40 is considered one of the most beautiful and classic yachts, designed from the keel up to race.
A Master at Work
Engraving is the art form of significance. In Gerry, we accompany a master engraver at work in his idyllic workshop.
even the greatest defeat can be turned into your greatest victory
Even after an almost fatal accident in 2001 that left him without legs, Alex Zanardi’s outlook remained bright. He returned to motorsports and won a fair share of races at the World Touring Car Championship, then won two medals at the 2012 London Paralympics; this October, he’s taking on the Ironman World Championship triathlon. Tim Hahne’s short for BMW, “Touch the Sky”, is a peek into a day in Zanardi’s life.