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Europe's best barrel rider

The Italian Wave Break

Desillusion Magazine’s editor-in-chief Sebastien Zanella followed Leo from Hawaii to Roma to gain insight into his remarkable adolescence.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.