Blackfish

Blackfish tells a compelling story and presents disturbing evidence of the negative effects of captivity on orcas. Picking up where the post-Free Willy activist swell of the 90s left off, Blackfish lays out the history of the captive orcas from capture in the wild through to modern artificial insemination breeding. Along the way filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite highlights some important differences in the scientific community’s knowledge of the killer whale and SeaWorld’s talking points.

2013’s Best Videos

This is a collection of my top favourites from Vimeo in 2013, with a few entries submitted by friends. Featured here are some short films, visual effects breakdowns, promo spots, and TV packages. If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve likely seen links to these videos over the course of the year. I highly encourage you to explore each of them and find out what makes them all so awesome!

Triangle Film and Video

Come join us at Fullsteam in Durham on 10 December 2013 for the first meeting of the Triangle Film and Video Group! For more information, or to check in and see who will be there, visit the group’s page on Facebook.

Ender’s Game

For those of you who haven’t read the book, I must insist that you do so before you see the movie. But borrow it. And you probably shouldn’t read this post because while I’m not going to outline the plot in explicit detail, there will be spoilers.

Lions, Tigers, and Pumpkins?

Have you ever seen a tiger tear a giant pumpkin to shreds and then happily roll around in the scraps? Or how about a leopard jump up to catch a swinging gourd in her paws and tear loose the twine it’s hanging from? Well, you can at The Conservators’ Center Pumpkin Prowl.