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Mesmerizing flight visualizations over 24 hour periods

The above air traffic visualization shows the incredible amount of planes coming and going from European airspace over the course of one summer day. It was created by NATS, an air traffic control services provider, an...

Eat! by Jeff Liu

On exploring the world, trying new things, and embracing curiosity, this is a CalArts third year film by Jeff Liu: Eat! In the archives: Acorn, Borrowed Light, Ceruza és radír (Pencil and Eraser), and Le silence so...

Father and Daughter by Michaël Dudok De Wit

Michaël Dudok De Wit’s Academy Award-winning short film about the strength of love and longing, despite the passage of time: Father and Daughter (2000).

Spiders Tune Their Webs Like A Guitar

Much more than just a net to catch prey, spider webs can transmit lots of information about what has been caught or what might be visiting. Oxford researchers have recently discovered that the strands of silk vibrate ...

The Hardest Jigsaw

The Hardest Jigsaw by Eric Anderson, 2010.

TED Ed: How does the heart pump blood?

"For most of history, humans had no idea what purpose the heart served... although everyone could feel their own heart beating, it wasn't always clear what each thump was achieving... Even in the 21st century, only a ...

Aug(De)Mented Reality

Aug(De)Mented Reality by animator Marty Cooper: iPhone photos and traditional animation cels – Sharpie and White-Out drawings on transparencies – join forces in this collection of amusing, "creature-infest...

Paper to Plants: a stop-motion paper film for Tinybop

This beautiful stop-motion paper forest was made by Kelli Anderson and Daniel Dunnam for Plants, a new app by our friends at Tinybop. Inspired by the app's original illustrations by Marie Caudry, the intricacy of the ...

Pen Point Percussion and Dots: Norman McLaren

Pen Point Percussion (1951), a behind-the-scenes introduction to the sound visualizations and drawn-on-film animation of film pioneer Norman McLaren, from the National Film Board of Canada. And below, another playful...

Acorn by Madeline Sharafian

Growing up isn't always easy. This is Acorn by Calarts student Madeline Sharafian. Sharafian previously animated one of our absolute favorite shorts – go watch it next: Omelette. via Kuriositas.

Dog – Nat Johnson

Dog, by British singer-songwriter Nat Johnson, animated by Fettle Animation. In the archives, more animated music videos: Eye to the Sky by Meomi, Grant Olney's Not From Body, Paper Plane by Massimo Giangrande, and a...

Cell vs. virus: A battle for health

From TED Ed and Shannon Stiles, Cell vs. virus: A battle for health:  All living things are made of cells. In the human body, these highly efficient units are protected by layer upon layer of defense against i...

Kurzgesagt: How Big is the Moon Really

How Big is the Moon Really? It might be much bigger (or much smaller) than you'd imagine. Kurzgesagt explains.

Changing claymation creature portraits: “I am a…”

"I am a..." by animation director Andy Martin, who we've enjoyed before: You sit down to have your portrait painted, but who are you? What is the image you want to project? How will the artist manipulate it? Are yo...

PIXELS

PIXELS (2010), in which New York City is invaded by some old school 8-bit characters from an earlier generation of video games. Written and directed by Patrick Jean. In the archives: Wind Up Bots take over Buenos A...

Every Last Drop: How to Save Water

From Nice and Serious and the scroll-worthy storytelling of Every Last Drop, this UK-made primer is excellent for reminding everyone to save water, especially those of us who live in drought-affected areas...

Juan Fontanive‘s mechanical, looping flipbooks: Vivarium

Revisiting Juan Fontanive's mechanical, looping flipbooks: Vivarium. From the artist’s bio:  Juan Fontanive makes films without using light. Often recycling the mechanical parts of found...

SHAPE

Shape, a film about design and how it can change our experiences in the spaces that we live. “If for one day you had the power to make your world work better, what would you change?R...