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Snag Films

Snag Films is “committed to finding the world‘s most compelling documentaries, whether from established heavyweights or first-time filmmakers.” Snag Films allows you to watch full-length documentary films for free and to “snag” a film (to embed, essentially) to put it anywhere on the web. Snag films is up to around 500 films and counting.

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Daily Show: The Media Must Keep Talking, or Explode


Hulu: Excerpt from the Daily Show, Jan. 8th

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Extreme Newscasting

My first ‘real’ job in high school was as a weekend photog for WAGM television in northern Maine, so I could just imagine the backstory to the video above – “Hey, I’ve got an idea…”

Impressively, not only does our intrepid reporter retain his senses, he has the presence of mind to recover the microphone and finish it out before collapsing.

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Charlie Rose Interviews Malcolm Gladwell on Outliers

Video: Charlie Rose interviews Malcolm Gladwell, who recently published the book Outliers

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Video: Wonderfully Terrible Christmas Movies

Bonus: 10 Terrible Life Lessons from Your Favorite Christmas Movies

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Music Video on Nikon D90

DFW-based cinematographer Jon Todd Collins has a video up of musician Doug Burr‘s “Should’ve Known” on Vimeo. See below.


Doug Burr’s “Should’ve Known” from Jon Todd Collins on Vimeo.

It’s gorgeous. Even more impressive, it was shot on a thousand-dollar Nikon D90, nominally a traditional digital SLR still-camera which just happens to have the added capability to record 24fps 720p HD video. Oh dear, my budget didn’t need to see that…..


Behind the Scenes of Doug Burr’s “Should’ve Known” Music Video from Jon Todd Collins on Vimeo.

If you look closely you can catch a glimpse of the camera in there amongst the matte box and video monitor apparatus. For somebody that used to drop a lot of money on renting Super 16 equipment and squirreling away film stock for stuff that didn’t look half that good this just blows my mind.

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Charlie Rose Talks Hedge Funds with Bill Ackman (Video)

Bill Ackman is a major investor and hedge fund manager of Pershing Square Capital Management LP. He talks with Charlie Rose on the mortgage crisis and financial bail out.

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Errol Morris’ film "Stand Up to Cancer"

Errol Morris continues to amaze. Already my favorite documentarian since Thin Blue Line, his short film for the Stand Up for Cancer cause is beautifully done.

Video: Errol Morris, Stand Up to Cancer

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Surviving an Anaconda Bite

Watch it. Because if you didn’t watch it, in all probability you will get bitten by an Anaconda and then wouldn’t know what to do. Because it happens all the time…


Bitten By An AnacondaFunny blooper videos are here

National Geographic via what else, Boing Boing.

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Feist does 1, 2, 3, 4, Sesame Street Style

Feist remakes 1, 2, 3, 4 Sesame Street style. I haven’t thought Sesame Street was this awesome for a long, long time.

Video: Feist on Sesame Street

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