Tag: documentary

Jun 6, 2017

Why Knights Fought Snails in the Margins of Medieval Books

Why Knights Fought Snails in the Margins of Medieval Books

Look in the margins of medieval books and you’ll find an unusual theme: knights vs. snails. Vox’s Phil Edwards investigates why in this episode of Vox Almanac

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Apr 26, 2017

How Nature Documentaries are Kind of Fake

How Nature Documentaries are Kind of Fake

From faking sounds to humanizing animals, Simon Cade explains how nature documentaries are ‘Hollywoodized’ and why it’s kind of okay

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Apr 13, 2017

The Birth of a Dugout Canoe

The Birth of  a Dugout Canoe

Master woodworker Rihards Vidzickis makes a dugout canoe from a single log using traditional hand tools and techniques

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Feb 26, 2017

These Fish Can Bite Through Rock and They Poop Fine Sand That Turns Into Islands

These Fish Can Bite Through Rock and They Poop Fine Sand That Turns Into Islands

A school of Humphead Parrotfish descend on a coral reef to feed and turn the age old coral into a fine sand that, in turn, forms islands

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Feb 22, 2017

How BBC Gives Planet Earth a Cinematic Quality

How BBC Gives Planet Earth a Cinematic Quality

Going digital, using gimbals, and drones have helped give Planet Earth a cinematic quality, but ultimately it’s all about the storytelling

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Feb 19, 2017

This Is Why You Never Trust a Trapezoid

This Is Why You Never Trust a Trapezoid

In this clip from the 1958 film “Gateways to the Mind“, we see how our mind plays tricks on us and why you should never trust a trapezoid

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Nov 23, 2016

The Fungi Timelapse Scene from Planet Earth II is Amazing

The Fungi Timelapse Scene from Planet Earth II is Amazing

Check out the amazing fungi timelapse sequence from Planet Earth II’s third episode, ‘Jungles’

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Nov 15, 2016

This Compilation of Bears Using Trees to Scratch Their Backs has the Perfect Soundtrack

This Compilation of Bears Using Trees to Scratch Their Backs has the Perfect Soundtrack

The BBC Planet Earth II team left some remote cameras in the Canadian Rockies hoping to film grizzly bears and got more than they bargained for

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Nov 7, 2016

People Will Be Talking About This Scene From Planet Earth II For a Long Time to Come

People Will Be Talking About This Scene From Planet Earth II For a Long Time to Come

This scene from the season premier of Planet Earth II might be the most intense nature sequence ever filmed

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Oct 14, 2016

This Planet Earth II Extended Trailer Will Give You Chills

This Planet Earth II Extended Trailer Will Give You Chills

A decade ago, the landmark television series redefined natural history filmmaking, giving us the ultimate portrait of life on Earth

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