Mini-Docs Archive

American Fútbol the 2014 World Cup Documentary

americanfutbol7,000 miles, 10 countries, 1 goal. American Fútbol is a documentary film and webisode project following  four filmmakers as they travel through Latin America to Brazil for the World Cup.  Starting in L.A., we will travel 7,000 miles, visit 10 countries, all for 1 goal…to experience Latin America’s deep cultural connection to soccer.

 

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Fail. Fail Again. Fail Better. How to make better films like Philip Bloom.
November 2, 2013

Fail. Fail Again. Fail Better. How to make better films like Philip Bloom.

Ponte Tower South Africa

How do you get better at filmmaking? Make films. Today we’re revisiting one of our favorite mini-docs from one of our favorite doc-makers, Philip Bloom. While the doc itself is beautifully made with an original story and artful cinematography, we were particularly impressed by a different aspect of this film, time.

 

 

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Wonderland: Can Art be a Business?
August 19, 2013

Wonderland: Can Art be a Business?

wonderlandWonderland is a mini-doc that takes a look at the fine line between artistic and commercial work through interviews with leading creative professionals. The mini-doc focuses on creativity, relationships, the pursuit of financial profit, and the many directions you can intentionally or unintentionally find yourself taking. It’s quite interesting to see how each professional tries to balance their schedule between creative work and commercial work. There were three main strategies that each artist seemed to favor…

 

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The Finish Line | Running past your limitations

Bay AreaWARNING: This mini-doc will make you smile and cry. Jim Tracy has coached long-distance runners at San Francisco Highschool for the last 18 years, winning 7 championships. He ran 10 miles per day, every single day. Until 4 years ago when he got ALS and was nearly paralyzed. We love this mini-doc because of its pure story and inspiring message. If Jim can do it, we can do it!

 

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Coffee | Propaganda | Animation

coffeeA fun film about one of our most beloved beverages: coffee! We love how this short presents a simple set of facts in an engaging way through the art of film. What’s most impressive is this entire animation was created by a small group of students from the Art Center College of Design. Here’s to small teams doing big things!

 

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Mythos | Drawing superheroes for a living

ComicsPaul Bolger draws comics for a living. “I didn’t want to drive trucks like my old man. I said, if I’m going to be working long nights, it certainly won’t be driving a truck up and down the road. No, I’m going to draw.” Paul began his work in comics, but says that everything is moving towards digital animations. Having worked on classic projects like the Land Before Time, Paul explains what its like to draw for a living in this short mini-doc.

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