1. A Tribute to Discomfort: Cory Richards


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    Blue Chalk worked with National Geographic Creative photographer and North Face athlete Cory Richards to create a promotional piece to demonstrate the scope of his work and the passion and athleticism that accompanies him in the field. A Tribute to Discomfort brings the viewer through Cory’s stunning work, his unique sense of humor, and his quest to create photographs that relate a common humanity. Original Still Photography: Cory Richards/National Geographic Creative Co-Director, Producer: Catherine Yrisarri Co-Director, DP, Editor: Rob Finch Assistant Camera: Jamie Francis Original Music: Elizabeth Lim Sound Design: Chip Sloan, Digital One Additional Footage: Keith Ladzinski, 3 Strings Productions Created by Blue Chalk Media http://bluechalk.com

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    • The Biological Advantage of Being Awestruck - by @JasonSilva


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      Follow me on twitter! @JasonSilva - https://twitter.com/JasonSilva This video was created by Jason Silva and shot and edited with my friends at Bravo Media, and is non-commercial and for educational and inspirational purposes only. Full credits and clip attributions can be found below. This video was inspired by three big ideas: 1) The ideas of psychologist Nicholas Humphrey who has written of "THE BIOLOGICAL ADVANTAGE OF BEING AWESTRUCK". Basically, our ability to awe was biologically selected for by evolution because it imbues our lives with sense of cosmic significance that has resulted in a species that works harder not just to survive but to flourish and thrive... "Humphrey refers to consciousness as a magic show that you stage for yourself inside your head, which lights up the world and makes you feel special and transcendent... this magical theater provides a reason to live, a love of occupying the present moment, and a desire to sustain it into the future, that over time has proved stronger than anything else, and accounts for humanity’s swift and triumphant success-- Humphrey says “being enchanted by the magic of experience, rather than being just an aid to survival, provides an essential incentive to survive.” "We relish just being here. We feel “the yen to confirm and renew, in small ways or large, our own occupancy of the present moment, to go deeper, to extend it, to revel in being there, and when we have the skill, to celebrate it in words..” Our desire to understand brings exquisite pleasure... and feeds our exploratory voyage, our scientific inquiry, our technological development, and even our poetic self-regard.. More: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703858404576214771893335998.html 2) The Stanford study that found that AWE is clinically good for you, expanding perception of time, increasing compassion and empathy and promoting well being: More: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/07/study-awe-inspiring-experiences-change-our-perception-of-time/260138/ 3) Ross Andersen's rapturous meditation on the ontological awakening of our psyches provided by the Hubble Space Telescope: "At first glancing the Deep FIELD “one might mistake it for gemstones scattered across black velvet, but a closer look reveals that each smudge of light, 2,600 in all, is a galaxy dense with billions of star-fired worlds, pinwheeling in deep time. … To that point, astronomy had imaged objects only four billion light years away, and poorly at that. Here a telescope reached 11 and a half billion light years into space and delivered an image legible to the layman: an unprecedented expansion of human vision." More: http://lareviewofbooks.org/article.php?id=331 **Music by John Murphy - "Kaneda's Death Pt 2" from Sunshine Soundtrack itunes.apple.com/us/album/sunshine-music-from-motion/id297702863 **Featuring Stock Footage from Shutterstock Still images courtesy of THE IMAGINARY FOUNDATION - http://www.imaginaryfoundation.com/ And clips from Knate Myers' "ISS at Night" featuring NASA images: http://vimeo.com/45878034 Camera: Liam O' Sullivan Edited by Jess Betz and Jason Silva Shot and edited at BRAVO MEDIA - http://bravomediainc.com/

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      • Bet She'an


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        "In the city of Bet She'an, where mankind is progressively morphing into crows, a sculptor decides to leave a trace of this dwindling humanity" "Dans la citadelle de de Bet She'an où les hommes se transforment progressivement en corbeaux, un sculpteur décide de laisser une trace de l'humanité." Directed by : Calvet David - www.banditscollective.com - Technical Director - Render - Lighting - Preproduction Charbonel Jérémy - Environment and Character Modelling - Hair and Cloth Simulation - Sound Letoile Bastien - www.banditscollective.com - Director - Animation - Environment Design Raynaut Guillaume - www.graynaut.blogspot.fr - Rigging - Skinning - Character Modeling - Compositing Soler Julien - www.banditscollective.com - Art Director - Environment Design and Modeling - Character Design Wang Gongjin - Skies and smokes - Modelsheet and Concept Music by Seraphin Quittau Our making of : http://vimeo.com/78102934

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        • When Humans Ruled the Earth


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          An insight into the human machine and it's consumption addiction. 'If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.' - Frank Lloyd Wright Stephen Ong is a freelance motion graphics & animation designer based in Norwich UK. Serving businesses, agencies and television production studios based in Norwich, London and all across the world. To commission work get in touch on +44(0)7926838751 or e-mail me on stephen@stephenong.co.uk www.stephenong.co.uk

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          • THE GLOAMING


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            Written by Niko Nobrain Director : NOBRAIN Production : Sabotage Studio and Autour De Minuit Edited by Niko Nobrain and Gregoire Sivan Post Production by Sabotage Studio Stop Motion and Miniatures by Two Left Hands 3D Supervision by Ludovic Manonni and Florian Durand 2D Designs by Pasquale Carlotti Music by joseph Arthur Sound Design by Kouz Production

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            • The Awareness


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              On the eve of a technological breakthrough, an insignificant janitor and a prominent engineer are faced with a decision that will alter the course of humanity: the release of the first aware computer system into the world.

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              • Seed Story


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                Seed Story is an experimental narrative shot in macro perspective featuring a cast of hundreds of one-inch plastic figures and junk props. It focuses on the the negative addictions humanity has suffered throughout the ages. Directed and conceived by William D. Caballero, it premiered at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival and at numerous festivals across the world. To see a new short film consisting of deleted scenes from Seed Story, click here: https://vimeo.com/74943004 For more information on the project, visit www.wilcab.com/seedstory/ Special thanks to the art crew and production team. I couldn't have done it without you. Directed, produced, shot, edited, animated, and scored by William D. Caballero FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: @willcaballero

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                • 'Welcome to the Anthropocene' Earth Animation


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                  This is the animation done by Globaïa for the short film 'Welcome to the Anthropocene' commissionned for the Planet Under Pressure conference. The film charts the growth of humanity into a global force on an equivalent scale to major geological processes. The film is part of the world's first educational webportal on the Anthropocene: http://www.anthropocene.info Watch the narrated version here: http://vimeo.com/anthropocene/shortfilm Site: www.globaia.org Contact us: info@globaia.org HD stills of the original animation: http://www.igbp.net/5.1081640c135c7c04eb480001217.html

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                  • Welcome to the Anthropocene


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                    In June 2012, "Welcome to the Anthropocene"—a film about the state of the planet—opened the UN's Rio+20 summit on sustainable development. The summit was the largest UN meeting to date. A 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of our history, from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the Rio+20 Summit. The film charts the growth of humanity into a global force on an equivalent scale to major geological processes. HD stills available here: http://www.igbp.net/5.1081640c135c7c04eb480001217.html Unnarrated version here: https://vimeo.com/40940686 The film was commissioned by the Planet Under Pressure conference, London 26-29 March, a major international conference focusing on solutions. www.planetunderpressure2012.net The film is part of the world's first educational webportal on the Anthropocene, commissioned by the Planet Under Pressure conference, and developed and sponsored by www.anthropocene.info Anthropocene.info is a beta version. Phase two and phase three of the site development will be complete by the end of 2012. www.Anthropocene.info has been brought to you by: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) | www.csiro.au Globaïa | www.globaia.org International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) | www.igbp.net International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDB) | www.ihdp.unu.edu Stockholm Resilience Centre | www.stockholmresilience.org Stockholm Environment Institute | www.sei-international.org Data used: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme | www.igbp.net NaturalEarthData | www.naturalearthdata.com OpenStreetMap | www.openstreetmap.org National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency | www.nga.mil National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | www.noaa.gov National Aeronautics and Space Administration | www.nasa.gov Greg's Cable Map | www.cablemap.info Music: Earlyguard | www.earlyguard.bandcamp.com HECQ | www.hecq.de

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                    • FIFTY PEOPLE ONE QUESTION - GALWAY, IRELAND 2011 by Kamil Krolak


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                      http://www.kamilfilms.com - more about us and our projects. "One Town, 50 different People, One very difficult Question" Fifty People One Question - Galway A short film which brough together people from furthest corners of the world... Its impact on the audience, inspirational content, reaction in the media in various countries, as well as the global popularity are incredible and indisputable. We are delighted we gave you the opportunity to watch it and experience it in many different ways. Thank you for watching it and sharing it with your close ones. I made this short movie few months ago, with the help of my friends and college mates. It is based on the 'Fifty People One Question' series made by http://fiftypeopleonequestion.com It is based in Galway and it was shot in November 2010. Shot in High Quality on Cannon 550D. Fifty People One Question... Hope you will all enjoy it. I appreciate any critique and suggestions so please feel free to comment and contact me. Phone number: (00353) 868910692 FaceBook: KamilFilms - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=100002501040241 Email: kamilfilms@gmail.com Songs used in the production and iTune links where you can buy them: 1)Wilson Phillips - Go Your Own Way [http://bit.ly/kq9lTW] 2)Hans Zimmer - You're So Cool ('True Romance' soundtrack) [http://bit.ly/mDFIJP] 3)Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth [http://bit.ly/iLVOC9] 4)John Powell, Pete Anthony, Don Harper, Blake Nelly & The Hollywood Studio Symphony - The Moon And The Superhero (Hancock Soundtrack) [http://bit.ly/kzzby4] 5)Rachel's - Water From the Same Source [http://bit.ly/m6s1OH] Crew: Director: Kamil Krolak Assistant Dir: Fintan Warfield Director of Photography: Kamil Krolak Editor: Kamil Krolak Camera: Julia Puchovska/ Des Mulcahy/ Fintan Warfield/ Kamil Krolak Sound: Killian McPartland http://www.kamilfilms.com // Kamil Krolak 00353 868910692 // info@kamilfilms.com ©KamilFilms 2011 // ©Kamil Krolak 2011

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