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Charity: Water Vid

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Great promo short for one of our favorite charities, featuring music by Beck.

What's the number one cause of disease in the world, causing more death than all forms of violence combined? If you guessed unsafe water, you're correct. Your reward is this sweet charity: water PSA. Check out the time lapse at 1:30, fantastic! ...read more

Water City

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Martin de Thurah's wet and wonderful short debuted at Shanghai Expo.

Danish director Martin de Thurah created this breathtaking bit of filmmaking for his country's exhibit at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. The quietly stunning "Water City" follows good-looking Danes as they dive, swim and splash in super slo-mo, all to the soothing sounds of Jonsi and Bach. With its focus on H2O, de Thurah's short is subtly reminscent of......read more

Phantom Water Edit

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Jaw-dropping water cinematography by Chris Bryan

There are only 150 Phantom HD Gold cameras in the world. The ultra-advanced, high-speed vid camera can shoot 1000 fps at 1920 x 1080 and 1500 fps at 1280 x 720. Aussie filmmaker Chris Bryan is one of the few lucky cinematographers who has his hands on one, and he puts it to stunning use in Phantom Water Edit, which captures the power and nuance of rolling surf in breathtaking detail.......read more

Last Call at the Oasis: Trailer

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New doc dives deep into the global water crisis

Here is the trailer for Last Call at the Oasis, the highly anticipated new documentary from Academy Award-winning director Jessica Yu. Inspired by Alex Prud'homme's book The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Fresh Water in the 21st Century, the film is a thorough examination ofthe global water crisis, with a focus on industrial and agricultural pollution in America and the drying of the Southwest. Last......read more

'Revolution' is a Stunning Stop-Motion Short

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Killer pop-up book animation follows the life cycle of a drop of water

Just when we thought the stop-motion craze had lost steam, this one "popped up" (sorry, had to) and put that idea to bed. Using a clever pop-up book idea, "Revolution" tells the engaging story of a drop of water as it moves through the hydrologic cycle. The animation was a collaborative effort between photographer Chris Turner, illustrator and "paper engineer" Helen Friel (check out that......read more

Water in the Anthropocene

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Eye-opening video illustrates humanity's effect on the global water cycle

We know that human activities have powerful effects on the physical environment, but visualizing and explaining these effects is not always easy. Take the water cycle, for example. It's obvious that things like damming, extraction, and irrigation are affecting the global water supply (on which all life depends), but it's difficult to see the whole picture. This new video from The Global Water......read more

"Rise" by Mathieu Gerard

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Mesmerizing CGI compels reflection on water

Mathieu Gérard worked in collaboration with European creative agencies EXOD-US and Fuse Collective to create this experimental short film compelling us to reflect on the nature of earth's most precious resource: water. Seamless in execution and set against Alexandre Desplat's soundtrack to Terrence Malik's 'The Tree of Life', this is the kind of visual poetry that moves us in ways......read more

Morgan Maassen: Water

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Lyrical ode to liquid wonder from LA surf photog

Here's a mesmerizing video from Morgan Maassen to kick off the work week on a hypnotic note. The simple title says it all: "Water" is a love letter to the oceans, described by the LA-based surf photographer as as “a brief odyssey into the world that I cherish most.” Filmed on a Red Epic, with Nikon 14mm F/2.8 lens in an SPL waterhousing, the clip is four and a a half minutes of......read more

Planet Under Pressure

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An arty animation from Moth Collective espouses an integrated approach to climate security

London animation studio Moth Collective has unveiled a new short produced for the Global Canopy Programme, a tropical forest conservation group. "Planet Under Pressure," the second video created by Moth for GCP, takes a global look at the "nexus challenges" of food, energy, water and the environment. Not the sexiest of topics, but the animators manage to pull off a beauty of a piece, even if the......read more

Antonym - Beyond The Waters

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Directed by Spotlight

In Antonym - Beyond the Waters, Johan Perjus and Fresteh Piltan take surfing to the most unexpected of regions on our planet, the desert. By taking the action of surfing and changing the context, Johan and Freshteh present a film that explores creativity but also our dependency on our oceans....read more

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