A Forensic Photographer Explains The Fine Art Of Capturing A Crime Scene

Forensic photographer Nick Marsh discusses his 20-year career in David Beazley's five-minute documentary. Among the revelations: lighting, composition, and keeping an open mind are of utmost importance — and technology has actually harmed his profession by flooding the field with undertrained shutterbugs. » 4/16/15 9:00pm Thursday 9:00pm

Father And Son Work Out Their Issues While Battling Time-Traveling Robot


A new father meets the time-traveling adult version of his infant son in the comedy short Future Hero. When an android is sent from the future to kill his son as a baby this father has to team up with the resentful adult version of his boy. And while trying to save his son, he may just save their relationship. » 4/14/15 1:42pm Tuesday 1:42pm

Child Star Of An Educational TV Show Gets A Message From His Future Self

When Elle arrives at the home of famed educational TV host in the short film Dear Lucas, the second biggest surprise is connecting with the host's son and former co-host, Lucas. But the biggest surprise comes later that night when Lucas receives a message from himself — written in the year 2067. » 4/13/15 6:00pm Monday 6:00pm

Director Turns A Perry Bible Fellowship Comic In A Demented Short Film

Nicholas Gurewitch's webcomic Perry Bible Fellowship is always good for a perverse laugh, but what would one of those gag comics look like as a short film? Director Matt Lenski took a crack at adapting the Perry Bible Fellowship comic "No One is Thirsty." Naturally, it starts out sweet and gets pretty twisted. » 4/03/15 3:20pm 4/03/15 3:20pm

What Happens When People First Realize That Their World Isn't Real?

The people in the proof-of-concept short film Sundays are living in a Matrix-like reality, but this isn't quite The Matrix. This is a story about people just beginning to realize something is awry with their reality. It's not only that they may be living in a simulation — it's also that the world they're inhabiting… » 3/25/15 2:30pm 3/25/15 2:30pm

Jane Goodall Talks About Her Belief In Yetis In This Animated Interview

"I'm a romantic," Jane Goodall says in this 2002 interview with Ira Flatow on Science Friday (animated by Blank on Blank). Here, she discusses both her observations and the places where her ideas have clashed with the scientific community — including her suspicion that ape-like cryptids actually exist. » 3/24/15 1:30pm 3/24/15 1:30pm

Awesome short film shows Star Wars from the Empire's perspective

Watch this. Now. TIE Fighter is a short animation by Paul Johnson that shows a bit of Star Wars from the perspective of the Empire. It's done in the style of anime from the 80's and shows an aerial fight scene between TIE fighters and X-wings and is pretty much so awesome that Disney should make this an entire movie. » 3/24/15 3:32pm 3/24/15 3:32pm

What Happens When Mythological Creatures Visit The Unemployment Office?

Olivier Beguin's Employee of the Month is a goofy but fun short film that follows a day in the life of a vocational office worker as she tries to connect zombies, mummies, fairies, and all other manner of mythical being with new jobs. After hearing their employment histories, it's clear that it won't be easy. » 3/23/15 3:20pm 3/23/15 3:20pm

This Fascinating Short Contrasts The First And Last Shots Of 55 Films

In just over five minutes, Jacob T. Swinney's film contrasts the opening and closing shots of 55 films, from The Tree of Life to The Usual Suspects. Some are quite abstract. But the number you will be able to ID (especially if you've watched a lot of indie/art-house movies in recent years) may surprise you. » 3/22/15 3:45pm 3/22/15 3:45pm

Lego Jurassic Park Is Everything We Wanted It To Be, And More

A father and his eight-year-old daughter worked together (with a lot of dad's friends) on this three-minute homage to Jurassic Park, which used some $100,000 worth of Legos to recreate the dino classic (the real movie cost $63 million, so ...). See the fruits of their labors below, followed by a making-of video. » 3/20/15 6:00pm 3/20/15 6:00pm

1960s Interviews With Buckminster Fuller About His Life, Animated

Between 1965 and 1970, radio broadcaster Studs Terkel held multiple interviews with designer and inventor Buckminster Fuller, exploring Fuller's life, his ideas, and what he hoped to accomplish. Recently, the creators of Blank on Blank edited together some of those interviews and set them to animation. » 3/18/15 4:00pm 3/18/15 4:00pm