Derren Brown: Miracles for Sale

With the cameras in hot pursuit, Derren faces his toughest project yet, going in search of an unsuspecting member of the British public prepared to adopt the guise of a pastor and miracle worker.

His chosen one (a scuba instructor) then has six months to learn the trade and flourish across the pond as a convincing pastor.

The final phase of the volunteer's extraordinary challenge sees them attempt to perform faith healing miracles live in Texas, but will Derren's new recruit be accepted as a faith healer or cast away as fake healer? (from http://derrenbrown.co.uk/blog/2011/04/derren-brown-miracles-sale-tonight-9pm/)

RT 1:13:32, aired April 25, 2011 on Channel 4.


How to Look Your Best the Morning After

Lauren Luke is a British makeup artist whose tutorials have almost a half-million subscribers on YouTube. Those subscribers were horrified to see this one posted over the weekend. The video is actually a public service announcement for Lukes Dont Cover It Up campaign against domestic abuse for the Refuge organization. She also did an interview about the making of the video.

The video depicts the domestic violence situation in an eerily realistic light, ending with onscreen copy that reads: 65% of women who suffer domestic violence keep it hidden. Dont cover it up. London agency BBH handpicked Luke to act in the PSA to reach her 439,893 subscribers and the many other women who routinely seek out her online content. Luke said that she felt a personal attachment to the project from being in an abusive relationship herself.


The Erosion of Progress by Religions

Neil deGrasse Tyson, an American astrophysicist and Director of the Hayden Planetarium, discusses how Islamic fundamentalist destroyed the enlightenment era of the Middle East and why we should be concerned today.


Anna Blume

Anna Blume is a visual poetry about the lust of a man chasing a woman. The story takes on surreal journey dictated by the mind of the poet. Lust and ingestion, disguised in love, drive the two characters to an end where love turns to be a very lonesome and strange place. The film is based on and inspired by the emblematic love poem from 1919 "An Anna Blume" by Kurt Schwitters.


David Chalmers: The Hard Problem of Consciousness

How is it possible for anyone or anything to experience a first-person perspective on the universe?

Here's a ten minute excerpt of David Chalmers discussing how in recent years, science has made great progress in understanding the mechanics of the brain, yet over centuries, we have made no progress at all in explaining the phenomenon of subjective experience.

David Chalmers, Ph.D., is professor of philosophy at the University of California, Santa Cruz and author of The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory.


Drumming  Liverpool Street Station

This insane drummer was busking to Jungle backing tracks near Liverpool Street...

I looked him up online. He is musician Oded Kafri who has been playing since the age of 10!

For more information please visit http://www.drumachineproject.com

Music Production by Yuvi Gerstein (http://www.yuvalgerstein.com) and Raz Olsher (http://www.fossilstudios.net)


On The Water

Yi Zhao was born in China in 25th, March 1976. Currently he is living in Breda, the Netherlands.

ON THE WATER is his graduation film from his 4 years' Bachelor of Design study, specialising animation, in St. Joost Art and Design Academy, Breda, the Netherlands.

The film was made mainly in After Effects and Photoshop. From concept to rendering, the making process lasted 7 month. It was premiered for public viewing in 30th June, 2010, Breda.


Patrick Swayze: Pabst, 1979

A commercial for Pabst Blue Ribbon beer from 1979. It stars a young Patrick Swayze. This film was recently found in our archives and re-transferred to HD quality. Pabst Blue Ribbon on my mind.........

We are looking for credits. Can anyone help out?


Olympic Torch Cauldron Lighting History,

Perhaps you saw the opening ceremonies to the 2012 Olympics in London last night.

Here's a compilation of the lighting of the Olympic cauldron from previous Olympic opening ceremonies, from 1968 to 2010. Some are just lighting a cauldron, but if you recall, there were some awesome stunts, like the time they shot an arrow to light the cauldron, the time the Olympic Flame entered the stadium by ski-jump, and the one where the cauldron was lit by an athlete standing right there inside it.

Music by John Williams.


Roadkill Experiment

I read a long time ago that people will swerve more to hit turtles over snakes... as a firm believer in the scientific method, I decided to test this hypothesis.