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The Pixel Painter

Vimeo

Microsoft has announced that it will discontinue its infamous drawing app MS Paint. Made me think of this wonderful video profile of a retired graphic artist who uses MS Paint to create little masterpieces.

Published in Weekly Filet #241

Ten Meter Tower

The New York Times

All it takes is a small step – gravity will take care of the rest. And yet, and yet. This 16-minute documentary from Sweden brilliantly captures people struggling with themselves as they stand atop the ten meter tower, ready to jump into the water. Or maybe not. Or maybe yes. Or maybe not.

Published in Weekly Filet #226 In collection: Best of 2017

Astronaut

YouTube is full of videos that nobody is watching. Until now. Hit play and enjoy the wonders of serendipity.

Published in Weekly Filet #224

Painting in the Dark

Vimeo

A beautiful video essay on «The Struggle for Art in A World Obsessed with Popularity». It’s basically Van Gogh telling you to keep doing what you’re doing, even if nobody is taking notice.

Published in Weekly Filet #-1 In collection: Think Different

Gina

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This documentary is a mere three minutes long – enough to make a lasting impression. (It’s part of a series of 10 short documentaries from New Zealand, the others are worth watching, too).

Published in Weekly Filet #216