Category Archives: documentary

2013: Horrors Ignored by the Mainstream Media

“Here’s a breakdown of just SOME of the issues going on in this vid:

women fighting for the right to drive in Saudi Arabia, farmers fighting for fair wages in Colombia, homophobia and systemic LGBT discrimination in Russia, forced evictions of indigenous peoples in Brazil, police brutality in the U.S., Syrian shelling, as well as the continued protesting for civil rights in Iran and Egypt.

…How many of these have you heard about?”

-via Carly Gillis, Upworthy.com

Links to the original YouTube videos used in this montage are compiled in this google doc:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BgjoIF7Pzh4P7FpaelmvRmU2x4zEF-mQIvS2z0TqMa4

This boy lip-synced his way through Puberty!

It totally brings new meaning to the phrase, “I grew up listening to Queen.”

In a truly entertaining, time-lapse style video, watch Matt Perren lip-sync to Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now,” and age by 3 years throughout the duration of the clip. The project took him 1,101 days to complete, as he had to, essentially, lip-sync to the song everyday, in the same clothes and position. It’s really quite facinating to see his hair grow and face change over the years.

The Pixel Painter: Hal Lasko Creates Masterpieces in MS Paint

There’s no wrong way to eat a Reese’s, just like there is no “correct” way to make art. Hal Lasko, better known as “Grandpa,” has proven that by creating beautiful works of art using Microsoft Paint, a graphic design software that has fallen out of common use since the days of Windows 98. Hal Lasko has also proven to us that at 98 years old, he is making some of his finest works, and that there is no better time than now to express yourself.

Living in Hollywood, I often hear the phrase “Industry Standard” get tossed around a bunch, often by those fearful that their art work wont be appreciated or accepted unless it adapts to a checklist of rules and practices. This 9 minute piece is incredibly inspiring to me, as a reminder that there are no rules, and that we are only bounded by the limits of our imagination.