While YouTube has always been known as the people's site, Vimeo has carved out its own important niche in the creative community. It's a place where the more "serious" filmmaker can showcase their work away from the constant noise of gaming walkthroughs, Volvo ad parodies and Miley Cyrus. Vimeo is a treasure trove of indie and alternative content and we take a look at some of our favorite clips from last month including a retrospective on the Kennedy assassination, a look behind the scenes at LA's Natural History Museum and celebrate as BatKid takes over San Francisco.
In this 13 minute film from the New York Times, Errol Morris interviews author of "6 Seconds In Dallas", Josiah “Tink” Thompson on the labyrinthine story of the JFK assassination and the events leading up to the 22nd November 1963, and beyond. That Zapruder film is still so haunting - a must see for historians.
The English language is an incredible rich tapestry of dialects and accents and this visual interpretation of the 2003 Harvard Dialect Survey, delves into the nuances and hues of the way people talk across America. Fascinating.
The award for weirdest video of the
month year goes to this really strange little film from director and animation artist David Lewandowski. The video, “Late for Meeting” features a bizarre, crazy looking floppity kind of a man who staggers and wobbles about on his way to, I presume, the meeting he's late for. Me no likey.
If you love your museums (and who doesn't, right?) then there is nothing, nothing, better than taking a sneak peek behind the scenes at some of the exhibits the general public never get to see. Here, we are given a behind-the-curtains glimpse at the Natural History Museum in L.A., specifically their "Whale Warehouse". More please.
The Make-A-Wish foundation granted 5-year-old Miles wish to become Batman for the day and turned San Francisco into Gotham City for the day. This has been all over the internet but it still makes me all goosebumpy to watch.
The Bear and The Hare has been the UK's most successful ad of the Christmas season with 895,111 Facebook and Twitter shares in November alone and 9,694,399 views at time of writing. This wonderful little video is a look behind the scenes at the making of the ad.
We like to thing we're individuals but as this short film from French art director Thomas Jullien shows, we're really not all that different. Using 852 Instagram images from 852 different users, he created a stop-motion tour of the world from Paris to Washington to Sydney with using the same kind of shots we all take - off our feet, famous landmarks, the sunset. The results are strangely comforting. Jullien said of the film "Instagram is an incredible resource for all kinds of images. I wanted to create structure out of this chaos".
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