A dig outside of Cairo in 1920 and a single archaeologist, whose only company is a somewhat mystified camel, makes the discovery of a lifetime. The secret of the ancients are about to be unlocked… This very amusing animated short was created by the team of Nicolas Mrikhi, Corentin Charron, Olivier
The word sahara means desert in Arabic so when you hear the name Sahara el Beyda you could be forgiven that it means one thing – sand, sand and more sand. Yet the sight of Egypt’s Sahara el Beyda belies the traditional way one imagines a desert. Are those icebergs on the horizon?
What is life like if you have four kids and a husband to take care of – plus a job on top of it? Hectic to say the very least!
It’s quite amazing what people can come up with in just two days. The March, written and directed by Josh Fortune and his team was created for the Sci-Fi London 48 Hour Film Challenge, telling the story of a slave forced to march across the desert of the Planet Tarsus.
Just when you think it can’t get any worse – it does. Yet for one down and out stepping on a piece of glass turns out to be the best thing that has happened to him for quite a while.
Baxter likes candy. No wait. Baxter loves candy. So when he sees Granny’s Candy Shop one evening he can’t resist going in.
The Cave City of Vardzia is remarkable. Situated in the European country of Georgia at the juncture of Eastern Europe and Western Asia it has an over eight hundred year history. Yet you would be forgiven for wondering why such a place was built in the first place.
If you have seen Spirited Away you may not be aware that the inspiration for the bath house in the movie was Dōgo Onsen, the oldest in Japan and situated in the city of Matsuyama. To celebrate its 120th birthday, Brad Kremer (who has been there many times) was asked to make this short film combinin
As the world moves faster, so do our expectations. We live in a youth centered society but this video essay in two parts by delve, looks at how, perhaps, things should really be. In order to be a genius, do we need to achieve it while we are still youthful?
This animated short was created by Beakus for the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. It asks the question – what’s inside a black hole?
Town planners today might not automatically choose a plateau 2,100 feet above sea level upon which to situate an urban development. Times change, but over 2,000 years ago when Algeria’s third largest city, Constantine, was founded, this place, framed by a dizzying ravine, was ideal for defensive purposes. Later, as the city prospered, it became known as the City of Bridges.
Hankies out. This is one of the most charming short films I have seen in a while and if this doesn’t bring a tear of joy to your eye then I am afraid nothing will!
OK, I really couldn’t make this up. Stratford Upon Avon – my guess around 1605. William Shatner, for reasons that will soon become obvious, travels back in time in a robot with the express intention of killing William Shakespeare. Who will save Master Shakespeare?
Here’s one for the kids – of all ages. It tells the story of young Harvey who, after a small accident with a helium filled balloon, gets to travel the world and see the sights like no other little boy ever has.
Look once, look again. This is not a butterfly taking a rest on a piece of shrubbery. It is Psychopsis papilio – better known as the butterfly orchid. It has petals of an incredible length which look like antennae and its speckled brown and yellow sepals look like outspread wings. Little wonder that this amazing orchid reputedly started the orchidmania of the 1800s.
Ever wondered how those beautiful dragons’ eggs from Game of Thrones were made? This video, created by Rextorn Metalwork will give you a good idea – painstakingly and with great patience and craft.
If you have something to finish off, an essay, a letter, that novel - then if you don’t get it finished soon you may well end up on Writer’s Block.
What if parallel worlds exist? And what if, in one of them, humanity disappears off the face of the planet?
Are you a fan of the films of Alfred Hitchcock? Then you will no doubt get as much pleasure out of this as I did.
Next time you’re in Las Vegas and you have half an hour to spare then you might consider its newest, record-breaking attraction. The High Roller may not be for you if you don’t like heights but if you want a better view over the city and its environs then you have to get in to a helicopter.