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Thursday, September 28 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Short Series Finalist Showcase

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Animated Life
7 minutes
'Animated Life’ is a short video series published by the New York Times Op-Docs that celebrates scientific discoveries that changed the world using stringent journalism and paper puppets. The three episodes submitted here include Animated Life: Seeing The Invisible, the story of the man who saw microbes for the first time; Animated Life: Mary Leakey, the story of the discovery of ancient hominid footprints, and Animated Life: Coelacanth, the story of the discovery of a living fossil fish, long thought to be extinct. Each film in the series uses sympathetic character development, clever audio editing, and painstakingly handmade visuals to bring to life these pivotal moments of scientific discovery in a novel - and at times humorous - format.

Deep Look (with Joshua Cassidy, Elliott Kennerson, Gabriela Quiros, Lauren Sommer)
3 minutes
Deep Look is a 4K short video series created by KQED San Francisco and presented by PBS Digital Studios. See the unseen at the very edge of our visible world. Get a new perspective on our place in the universe and meet extraordinary new friends. Explore big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small. 

Lens of Time (with Josh Rosen and Amy Miller)
6 minutes
From the nearly instantaneous slime attack of a velvet worm to the invisibly slow life cycle of a coral, we live in a world in motion, but much of it remains hidden because it happens too quickly or too slowly for us to see. Lens of Time breaks free from the limitations of human experience, time traveling to the secret realms inhabited by other organisms. Our guides are scientists who have developed special high speed video or time lapse photography techniques that unlock hidden natural worlds so we can witness behaviors and understand biological structures that have previously remained unseen.   

Shelf Life
7 minutes
Shelf Life is a collection for curious minds— opening doors, pulling out drawers, and taking the lids off some of the incredible, rarely-seen items in the American Museum of Natural History. This is a video series that dives deep into the Museum’s research collection to discover the past, present, and future of its approximately 33 million artifacts and specimens. 
Shelf Life’s episodes emphasize the value of scientific collections and explore big-picture themes through the fascinating stories of particular specimens, and the people who work with them. 

Thursday September 28, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm MDT
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