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Tom Fun Orchestra "Bottom of the River"

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Beautiful gloom from Trunk Animation Studio

Wonderfully grim visual interpretation of a song by Tom Fun Orchestra, an eight-piece gypsy folk-punk ensemble from Nova Scotia. A bit of Brecht and a dram of Tom Waits, this gorgeously dark animated short packs a punch. Directed by Alisdair Brotherston and Jock Mooney of Trunk, the "Bottom of the River" video was showcased on BBC Films and nominated for Best Animation at the 2009 UK......read more

Deforestation Rates Fall

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Global forest loss slowed over the past decade, with less logging in the Amazon and widespread tree planting in China.

The world's net rate of forest loss has slowed markedly in the last decade, with less logging in the Amazon and China planting trees on a grand scale. Yet forests continue to be lost at "an alarming rate" in some countries, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Its Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 finds the loss of tree cover is most acute in Africa......read more

BBC Earth: Life Is

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The creators of Planet Earth wild out with new interactive site.

BBC Earth is ringing in its 50th birthday by dropping Life Is, an interactive site chalk full of epic nature images, videos and stories from the people behind the mindblowing DVD series Planet Earth and Life. The site's not up yet, but judging from the screenshots, it's going to be equally amazing.   With access to BBC's incredible archive of images and video, site designers Fantasy......read more

Halls, "Lifeblood"

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Ben Symonds gives BBC nature footage the kaleidoscopic treatment

The kaleidoscopic video trend keeps spinning along. UK illustrator Ben Symonds submits his addition to the movement with this trippy vid for "Lifeblood" by Halls. Using footage from Planet Earth and Frozen Planet, the two mindmelter BBC nature series, Symonds applies evocative coloring and lysergic effects to the glacial electronic sounds of Halls. "Lifeblood" is the second track on Halls'......read more

Scott Squad Sea Class Drugs

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Comedy from BBC Scotland

This is just so good. ...read more

BBC Earth: Life Is

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Katie Couric tackles everything from portion size to GMOs in latest webisode.

Is there anything Katie Couric can’t do? First her short skirts pushed her to the top of the ratings of The Today Show. Then she took over the anchor desk at the CBS Evening News and almost pushed it right off the air. Don’t worry, she caused just enough controversy to bring her right back around in the ratings. And now she has her own web show called @katiecouric.com. And it’s a real......read more

Magenta Skycode, "Kipling"

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Beauty new vid for Finnish indie act by Flatlight Films

"Kipling," a rhythmic pop number by Finland's Magenta Skycode, takes its title from the early 30th century poet Rudyard Kipling (duh). For the video, compatriot director Miikka Niemi of Flatlight Films interprets a famous Kipling line -- "Of all the liars in the world sometimes the worst are your own fears" -- with a portrayal of a white wolfdog chasing a dude through the northern woods of......read more

Satellites: A User's Manual

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Part 1 in a series of charming informational films on the science of satellites.

Ever wondered how satellites work? Neither have we, but the short animated films made by This is Real Art for European satellite company Astra manage to make the subject thoroughly fascinating. If high school physics was this awesome, we'd all be scientists. (Via Creative Review)...read more

180 South Trailer

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Woodshed Films doc delves deep into the roots of climbing, surfing, and the environmental movement.

In 1968 Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins set out to surf, ski and climb their way to Patagonia. The wild places they found later motivated them to protect the environment. Inspired by this journey, Jeff Johnson and Woodshed Films set sail on a voyage to South America to climb a mythical peak called Corcovado with Chouinard and Tompkins. ...read more

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