Category: Education AT TPH

Produced by Karen Toliver and directed by NFL wide-receiver Matthew Cherry, this week’s animated short film was funded through Kickstarter, debuted on YouTube, made its theatrical debut in front of Angry Birds 2 in 2019, and won an Oscar for best animated short film in 2020. Not your typical trajectory for an Oscar-winner. A short film for [...]

On Monday we shared tips for conducting a successful documentary interview. Today we have a great example for you — this documentary profile video won an NY Emmy Award for Best Arts Segment. As a digital media piece created for the web, close-up images were used for their ease of visibility on a smartphone’s smaller screen. [...]

Last week TPH at Home launched a documentary series in partnership with Magnolia. (This week’s film is RBG with exclusive access to a Q&A with the film’s directors.) In keeping with that theme, we’re sharing a couple of great links for budding documentary filmmakers. Our documentary filmmaking classes are perennial favorites among middle and high [...]

On Monday we shared a link to a video highlighting the work (and team work!) that goes on behind the scenes to create special effects for Marvel movies. Keeping with that theme, today we are sharing two short films that demonstrate exceptional and creative use of special effects. The first, Superman with a GoPro, is [...]

If you’re a fan of the Marvel movies, or just interested in special effects in general, check out this behind-the-scenes video. This is a compilation of raw cuts from various Marvel movie sets where you really get to see the incredible amount of work (and teamwork) that goes into building those films.  If this link inspires [...]

On Monday we shared a link to a video about using common household items to make cool film effects. This week’s featured short film is brought to you by a professional puppeteer and other artists living in their apartment in New York City who wanted to create something positive together. It’s another great example of [...]

If you have budding filmmakers at home (or maybe that’s you!), check out this link for cool camera shots you can get using an iphone and regular household items. Fun inspiration for experimenting!If this link inspires you to create, we’d love to hear from you! Please email or post on Instagram and Facebook and tag #TPHatHome. [...]

This week’s film is an animated short called Bear Story (Historia de un Oso). The story was inspired by the director’s grandfather, Leopoldo Osorio, who, after the Chilean coup d’état, was imprisoned for two years and then forced to live in exile for the duration of the dictatorship. The film was a critical success, winning [...]

Today we’re sharing a film for older viewers, in high school and up. Written by Gregorio Castro and Evan Buxbaum in 2011, La Línea is a nine minute short “based on nine million true stories”. It tells the story of Alejandro, a Mexican who discovers that his border-crossing journey into America will not be a lonely one. [...]

Happy Earth Day! Today we have two short films to share. The first, 3 Seconds, is for older students and adults – it’s a powerful message with strong images. As we celebrate Earth Day, we also celebrate Poetry Month, and this film beautifully combines spoken word with a message about the role we play in the [...]