This App Makes You Experience Autism in Virtual Reality

What’s it like to receive too much information in everyday situations, as people with autism do on a day to day basis? By answering that question with a virtual reality experience, the British National Autistic Society (NAS) aims for greater understanding towards autism.

People with autism are overloaded by everything around them, experiencing the outside world as a terrifying place. That’s also the life story of Alex Marshall, the 10-year-old autistic star in the video above. It gives you a taste of what a day at the mall is like for Alex (be sure to use your headphones), but to fully experience sensory overload, you should grab your headphones, download the app from iTunes or Play Store, and get the Google cardboard goggles.

Toby Harriman’s “Chasing Weather” Timelapse is Heartbreakingly Beautiful

Toby Harriman is quickly becoming one of my favorite timelapsers (he and Michael Shainblum are killing it). He’s the kind of guy who makes me claw at my windows, wishing I was traveling instead of being chained to a desk. And you know, that’s a good thing. We need people to remind us what the world looks like beyond the familiar walls, and that’s something at which Toby is really becoming an artist. His latest video, Chasing Weather, is a combination of clips taken in Alaska, California, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Chicago and Hawaii. It’s heart-wrenchingly beautiful.

Watch How a TV Crew Sets Up for Mobile Broadcast via This “How It’s Made” Style Video

There are many video professionals, or folks interested in becoming a video professional, who never get a real look at how broadcast television is produced. I personally got very little exposure to this because video production and broadcast media were not my majors in college. Though  several of my friends were majors in those subjects, and I did hear a bit about how television was made, I still can’t say I have a firm grasp on what they actually do. In this “How It’s Made” style video out of Canadian broadcast company Eastlink TV, we can actually get that in-depth look at what teams go through in order to put your favorite sports on your living room television.

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The Five Minute Documentary That Exemplifies The Art Of Storytelling

I’m going to go out on a limb and make a bold, sweeping claim, but one I feel is rooted in reality. The new five minute long documentary “Five Stone of Lead” (recent Vimeo Staff Pick no less) from Director Jonny Madderson might just teach us more about story telling than anything else you’ll see this year. To answer how, Jonny (and DP, Eoin McLoughlin) kindly spoke to Resource to provide first hand insight into how they’re succeeding in this new short form documentary-style storytelling format.

This Enthralling Documentary Explores the Making of the Film, “The Revenant”

Immersing an audience into a story and its location is an important part of a cinematic production, and in this 45-minute long behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of “The Revenant,” both cast and crew provide insight into the huge undertaking of producing this story in such a way that it would successfully immerse the viewers.

Watch a BBC Crew’s Aerial Footage of Un-Contacted Brazilian Tribes

Though we probably never think about it, there are many completely isolated and un-contacted tribes of humans living in South America. Living in isolation, these tribes have been relatively undisturbed by the modern world. In this video from the BBC, silent observer Jose Carlos Morales flies high above the tribes in Brazil in order to prove their existence to the Peruvian and Brazilian governments, who would much rather either ignore them or pretend they do not exist. Their land is in danger due to illegal logging, and the only way to protect them is to get the protection of the government. Any direct contact with outside humans from the modern world could prove dangerous, as they likely have no resistance to diseases we can easily fight, such as the common cold. Not to mention that loggers would likely just shoot them to clear them out of the land.

Peter Jackson & Crew Admit They Were Basically Winging the Production of “The Hobbit”

Though it is still surprising to hear coming from the mouths of the production team, it does certainly explain why The Hobbit series are considered to be much lesser films than the original Lord of the Rings trilogy. In this video, Peter Jackson and his crew spend about six and a half minutes venting (it really sounds like they didn’t initially intend to talk about this, but it all bubbled to the surface) about the insane schedule they were following during production, and how they started a poor chain of events that led to them only being ready to shoot a scene the morning that scene was supposed to be shot. This is in stark contrast to the original trilogy where the teams had a year to three years of previs and planning in place before a camera was ever rolled out on set.

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The Story of the Only Full Time Curator in Major League Baseball

I love telling stories. Personal stories about people doing what they love. That means I can really appreciate it when another documentarian does a stellar job. In this case, filmmaker Andrew Putschoegl wanted to tell the story of Clyde Doepner, or as he’s better known, “Clyde the Guide.” The Minnesota Twins, like every Major League Baseball program, have a cherished history and the man tasked with preserving the organization’s priceless memorabilia along the way does it simply for the love of the game. Clyde holds the only full-time curator position in Major League Baseball and for the first time, Doepner’s story and place in Twins history past and present is told in the original documentary titled, “The Curator.”