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Video Games: The Movie (Official Trailer)

From executive producer Zach Braff and CliffyB comes an epic feature length documentary chronicling the meteoric rise of video games from nerd niche to multi-billion dollar industry.

Featuring in-depth interviews with the godfathers who started it all, the icons of game design, and the geek gurus who are leading us into the future, VIDEO GAMES: THE MOVIE is a celebration of gaming from Atari to Xbox, and an eye-opening look at what lies ahead.

Narrated by Sean Astin and featuring interviews with:
Chris Hardwick • Nolan Bushnell • Alison Haislip • Hideo Kojima • Wil Wheaton • Cliff Bleszinski (CliffyB) • Hiroyoki Kobayashi • Warren Spector… and MANY more!

Pre-order the film today at Available on iTunes, on demand, or at the official website July 15th, 2014 - the same day it’s in theaters!

Cosplay Changes Lives [Off Book | PBS Digital Studios]

With TV shows dedicated to it, and pictures and videos all across the internet, cosplay has now officially entered the public consciousness.

All over the world, enthusiastic fans dress up as their favorite characters and show off amazing homemade costumes at conventions and in inspiring photography sessions. But beyond the glamour is a powerful story of personal transformation.

Dressing up helps many cosplayers subvert cultural norms and experiment with new identities. For some, it makes them feel more comfortable in their own skin.

A practice that on the surface seems just for fun, in fact can have a profound effect on the cosplayer, revealing another side to this intriguing contemporary movement.

Clothing of the Future!

Clothing of the Future. Wonderful film showing what the fashion designers of America predict women will be wearing in the year 2000 AD.

These predictions were made in 1939 so some 61 years before the Millennium. Not sure they got it right really!

Hollywood’s History of Faking It: The Evolution of Greenscreen Compositing

Go inside the history of the travelling mattes (now called chromakey) and learn the history of visual trickery used by filmmakers from the earliest filmmakers through to the modern day.

This is part of Filmmaker IQ Course: History and Techniques of Modern Chromakey
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What Most Schools Don’t Teach

Learn about a new “superpower” that isn’t being taught in 90% of US schools.

Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg,, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi.

Directed by Leslie Chilcott.

The Centrifuge Brain Project

The “Centrifuge Brain Project” gives an insight on scientific experiments with amusement park rides.

Written/produced/directed by Till Nowak, starring Leslie Barany, cinematography: Ivan Robles Mendoza, sound: Andreas Radzuweit, Lukas Bonewitz, distributor:; more:


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Real Life Superheroes = Next Level Role-Playing

We heard about these guys that live their lives playing the role of a superhero, but we didn’t understand why they did it; if it was because of their love and appreciation for superheroes or to actually protect their communities.

In this episode of Subculture Club, Thrash Lab explores a community of “Real Life Superheroes” in San Diego.

Learn more about Real Life Superheroes -

Guinness Science [Sixty Symbols]

Strange bubbles and foam are part of the allure of Guinness - at least when you discuss it with an Irish physicist.

Sixty Symbols is in Dublin discussing the nation’s much-loved beverage.

Cadillac, The Standard of the World: 110 Years of History

Assouline, a New York City book publisher that focuses primarily on luxury editions and illustrated books for photography, fashion, art and design, will soon release its first title dedicated to a single automotive brand in celebration of Cadillac’s 110th birthday.

Assouline will offer two versions of the book, a collector’s edition that’s limited to 500 examples and housed in a black slipcase with metallic Cadillac plaque, which will arrive this fall priced at $395 (€315), and a conventional hardcover version with a dust jacket that will retail for $75 (€60).

The publication will chronicle Cadillac’s 110 years starting from 1902, when engineer and entrepreneur Henry Leland founded the wreath and crest brand.

"As Henry Ford’s first attempt to establish an automobile company faltered, Ford’s investors asked for Leland’s appraisal of the assets of the failed Henry Ford Company," says GM. "Leland instead convinced the investors to let him make a new company with cars powered by the single-cylinder engine he invented."

While historians debate the actual “birthdate” of Cadillac with some placing it at Leland’s original meeting with the Henry Ford Company’s investors on August 22, 1902, GM itself says that the founding of the Cadillac Automobile Company, in records filed in Detroit, is August 27, 1902. Cadillac began production and sales in earnest in March of 1903.

(vía Carscoop)