1. Cause and Effect: the unexpected origins of terrible things


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    [New video alert! Here's our latest video essay https://vimeo.com/delvetv/bananas-sardines-sharks] 100 summers ago the countries of Europe collapsed quickly into war: it was sudden but also strangely inevitable. Countless books have been written since about the causes of The Great War, but in this video essay we offer an alternative history. By tracing the story backwards in time we stumble upon a very unexpected cause and discover that sometimes the most harmless of things can have terrible consequences. Story Design & Direction: Adam Westbrook http://www.adamwestbrook.co.uk Additional Photography: Brett Walsh http://www.brettwalshphotography.com Animation: Adam Westbrook Archive footage from the US National Archives released in the public domain Stock footage via Videohive and Pond5 All photographs in the public domain via Wikimedia Commons. Satie's Gymnopedie No. 2 performed by Kevin McLeod http://incompetech.com Additional music and sound effects via AudioJungle Story assistance from Caroline Vanier, Cody Delistraty and Chris Schaefer. Indonesian translation: Farras Octara http://www.farrasoctara.com/ Spanish translation: Ana Ribera García-Rubio @molinos1282 Here are the books I used in researching this essay. The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Guns-August-Bestselling-Outbreak/dp/0241968216/ The War that Ended Peace by Margaret Macmillan http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-War-that-Ended-Peace/dp/1846682738/ Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914 by Max Hastings http://www.amazon.co.uk/Catastrophe-Europe-Goes-War-1914/dp/0007519745/ Dreadnought: Britain, Germany and the coming of the Great War by Robert K Massie http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dreadnought-Britain-Germany-Coming-Great-ebook/dp/B00D5FOGL6 The Last Kaiser by Giles MacDonogh http://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Kaiser-Life-Wilhelm-II/dp/0312305575/ The Influence of Sea Power on History 1660-1783 by Alfred T Mahan http://www.amazon.co.uk/Influence-Power-Upon-History-1660-1783/dp/1589801555 === Translate this video into your own language! You can download the English script, plus instructions, here: http://delve.tv/wp-content/uploads/DelveCauseAndEffectScript.html === Watch more fascinating video essays on delve.tv The Man Who Turned Paper Into Pixels: http://delve.tv/the-man-who-turned-paper-into-pixels-information-theory/ A Little History of the World on Instagram: http://delve.tv/instagram The Long Game Part Two: http://delve.tv/the-long-game-part-2/ The Long Game Part One: http://delve.tv/the-long-game-part-one/ Find out more about the delve.tv project: http://delve.tv/about/ Sign up to our mailing list to see the next essay first! http://delve.tv/

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    • THE FILM before THE FILM


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      Now, we are Formatte! www.formatte.eu If you’ve ever seen a movie, you’ve seen opening titles of some kind. Opening credits have existed pretty much since the beginning of moving pictures, and they are as varied as the films themselves. “THE FILM before THE FILM” is a short documentary that traces the evolution of title design through the history of film. This short film was a research project at the BTK (Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule) that takes a look at pioneers like Saul Bass, Maurice Binder and Kyle Cooper by showing the transitions from early film credits to the inclusion of digital techniques, a resurgence of old-school style, and filmmakers' love of typography in space. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions contact us: filmbeforefilm[at]ntsdpz.com CREDITS: Research: Nora Thös, Damian Pérez Animation & Cut: Nora Thös, Damian Pérez Text & Translation: Nora Thös, Christian Mahler Sound & Dubbing: Damian Pérez Proofreading & Voice: Demetrius Papadakis Professors: Christian Mahler, Daniel Wangen Special Thanks to: Ian Albinson for his suggestions and corrections. Art of the Title for the wide range of opening titles.

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      • Trillions


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        This is a short film (a fast paced preview of our new book about Trillions) by MAYA Design created to put some perspective on the invisible but fast approaching challenges and opportunities in the pervasive computing age. Want to learn more about the future of the future and how we'll not only survive but thrive? Trillions, the book is now available in hardcover and kindle versions at Amazon, at Barnes and Nobles, and on iTunes. http://trillions.maya.com For more information please visit: http://www.maya.com/practices/research

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        • New Trends in Arabic Anti-semitism


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          This MEMRI production shows examples of anti-semitism in modern-day Arab media, including using original national socialist footage to justify Islamic resentment against Jews. Originally presented to the UN Human Rights Commission, Geneva, September 28th 2010. Note: MEMRI is doing an outstanding job at documenting racism in the Middle East. Please support them if you can.

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          • Oceans and Castles


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            Adventures around the United Kingdom with my sister. S H O O T / E D I T Benjamin Dowie M U S I C / S O U N D Oliver Dowie https://soundcloud.com/oliver_dowie • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Shot on a Canon 5D Mk3 Cut with Premiere CC and graded with Resolve • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • http://beanpole.com.au/ https://facebook.com/BeanpoleProductions ©2014 BEANPOLE PRODUCTIONS △

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            • PROFESSIONal


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              Metal-fabricator Neil Youngberg never planned on taking over his grandfather's business and is now faced with passing on his legacy. In this short-form profile, Skylar Nielsen from VitaBrevisFilms interviews Neil Youngberg for the beginning exploration of our "Professional" series. Shot on location in Neil's metal fabrication shop, the 3rd generation craftsman gives a sincere overview of his life's work, dispensing hard-worn wisdom while illuminating the sobering realities of the role private business plays in an ever changing economic landscape. A deeply personal project for all involved, this on-going series seeks to shed-light on forgotten trades and practices in an evolving America. Music: Caspian: For protection Nick Cave & Warren Ellis: Destined for great things Bon Iver: Beach Baby Direction: Skylar Nielsen Cinematography: Lance Clayton & Ian Rigby Title design: Michael Hall VitaBrevisFilms.com *UPDATE: Its official...PROFESSIONal won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary short at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival.... Thank you Slamdance!!!

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              • MAKE presents: The LED


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                Take a tour through the world of the light-emitting diode. Learn - who invented it, how to use it, and how to make your own. Collin Cunningham: People are fascinated by light. I mean just glancing over at a display of flashing lights can grab my attention. Do you ever remember sitting around a campfire? Staring at the flames and just being totally transfixed, almost like if you're watching TV. It's comforting, and it can even by hypnotic. Recently, technology has made creating light a whole lot easier to do. For that, we have this little guy to thank. The light emitting diode, or LED for short. LEDs have a lot of different uses, from a simple power on indicator to traffic signals. LEDs use about ten percent of the energy of a traditional light bulb, and they can last about thirty times longer. That makes them a pretty big hit with businesses looking to do large scale visual communication. The first person to ever report the effects of a light emitting diode was researching another form of communication. In 1907, a man by the name of H. J. Round was researching radio waves for Marconi Labs. He was using a device called a cats whisker detector, which no, does not contain any cats or part of cats. Round was searching for a sweet spot on a crystal silicon carbide when he noticed something odd. Part of the crystal started to glow, it lit up a pale yellow, and that was an LED. H. J. Round's crystal experiment was so cool and simple that I had to try it myself. So I got a piece of silicon carbide, then I hooked that up to the positive lead on my power supply. That's an alligator clip. I hooked a little sewing needle to the ground on my power supply. Then I began to search for light emitting zones. I built my own sort of cats whisker detector in order to keep the needle in place on a particularly bright spot I found. Now I can sit back and enjoy the warm glow of a homemade LED anytime I choose, even though it's pretty dim, but it's still cool. As far as we know, Round's research into light emitting crystals ended here, which is a shame because he was definitely on to something. But of course that's not the end of the story. Fifteen years later, in imperial Russia, a scientist and inventor named Oleg Vladmirovich Losev noticed that certain diodes in radios started to glow a bit when in use. Losev conducted a lot of heavy research and published his findings in several languages. But, sadly, they seem to have gone unnoticed. It wasn't until 1962, that a visible light emitting diode was made practical by Nick Holonyak working at General Electric. He's widely known as the father of the LED. The technology that Holonyak brought to the public is remarkably similar to our crystal experiment. A thin metal wire connects one side of the circuit to a small piece of semi-conductive material on the other side. The LED's two leads are cut to different lengths to show you how it should be connected. The longer is called the anode, and that connects to positive. The shorter is the cathode, and that goes to negative. To power an LED, you can just use a simple coin cell. This is a CR2032. And just make sure the longer lead is on the positive side, which is wider and smoother, and negative is on the other. If you plan to use a battery, let's say a nine volt, you'll also need a resistor to limit the current so we don't burn out the LED. Connect negative to the cathode, the shorter lead, and we'll put a 470 ohm resistor between the positive battery and the anode. For more useful info, check out the LED Center, and there's a lot of great history at the LED Museum. For all types of project ideas, info, and inspiration head over to Makezine.com.

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                • A Short Visual History of Videogames


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                  My website: http://ultra-awesome.com Blog post: http://ultra-awesome.blogspot.com/2008/10/short-visual-history-of-videogames.html Okay, so down here in Australia most people say "see-ga" rather than "say-ga". Plus; I totally think that voice at the start of the Megadrive games sounds a whole lot more like "see-ga" or "seh-gah", than "say-ga" This is my major project for 3rd year BA(multimedia) at RMIT (which I graduate from this year), created over about 4 months. Software used: Maya 8.5, After Effects, Premiere, Illustrator, Photoshop and Flash. All modelling/texturing/lighting, animating and compositing done by me. Voice over by Josh Molenkamp, who was kind enough to record for me while I was helping him with his 2nd year project. Help thinking up some of the jokes by Emily Spehar (thanks!).

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                  • Making Of The Chapel


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                    Hello. Remember The Chapel? If not, watch it NOW! www.vimeo.com/kizny/thechapel If you are not in the business, or even if you are, you might not be aware of the amount of work behind TheChapel. Although we did not shoot the real "making of" shots almost at all, we decided to tell a bit more about making of this film. Illustrated with some photos, shots and post-production screenflows we hope to put some more light on the process of making of The Chapel and give you an overview of what and how we did. Please leave comments. Please share it - we would love that the film be watched widely. Although it was posted a few months ago it passed a bit unnoticed. Well, a film needs a bit of luck to be watched. Please also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. www.facebook.com/kizny www.twitter.com/PatrykKizny www.twitter.com/AgaGonczarek www.facebook.com/agnieszka.gonczarek Check Tomas and his music at: www.tomasleonhardt.com The tutorials that are mentioned can be found at: www.lookycreative.com/timelapse-compendium The gear we use (and make!) can be found at: www.ditogear.com Thanks for watching, sharing and your comments!

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                    • Subconscious Cinema


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                      Hey, are you a dreamer? They say dreaming's dead. No one does it anymore. It’s not dead, it's just its been forgotten. I’m trying to change all that and I hope you are too. . . . Music - Hand Covers Bruise, Reprise - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Quotes - Waking Life, Spellbound, Inception FILMS Sherlock Jr. 0:00 Spellbound 0:04 8 ½ 0:07 Vertigo 0:08 Little Nemo in Slumberland 0:09 The Big Lebowski 0:14 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 0:16 Blade Runner 0:20 Aliens 0:22 Brazil 0:23 A Nightmare on Elm Street 0:24 American Beauty 0:27 Inception 0:30 0:55 Vanilla Sky 0:32 Un Chien Andalou 0:35 Waking Life 0:38 Eraserhead 0:43 The Wizard of Oz 0:46 Dumbo 0:47 Take Shelter 0:50 Paprika 0:57 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 0:59 Alice in Wonderland 1:03 The Matrix 1:06 Cache 1:09 Waltz with Bashir 1:12 The Cell 1:14 Shutter Island 1:22 Watchmen 1:28 Terminator 2 1:30

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