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Mini-Doc Watch – “1997: Birth of the Camera Phone”

Source:  Film School Rejects The last half-century is pocked with amazing, life-changing inventions: the artificial heart, various vaccines and medications, the personal computer, the internet, solar panels, electric cars, the space program, cable TV, and fidget...

Watch a short documentary about robotic mannequins in South Korea

Source:  The Verge In "Plastic Girls," a short film from German director Nils Clauss, robotic mannequins have sentient thoughts like, My smiles bring comfort, Money comes easy for me, and You have to work hard and follow rules. The seven-minute short is Clauss’...

“Awaken” takes time-lapse filmmaking to new heights

Source: Engadget If you're a fan of wordless cinematic meditations on modern society, like "Samsara" and "Baraka," Tom Lowe's "Awaken" should be on your radar. Filmed over the course of five years in more than 30 countries, it's a documentary that explores humanity's...

Stuxnet documentary “Zero Days” gets a thrilling VR version

Source: PC Magazine. A documentary about computer code might not sound like much of a thriller, but the 2016 Alex Gibney-directed “Zero Days” is just that. Now, the team behind some of the film’s visual effects has developed a 20-minute VR adaptation of the two-hour...