Longform

The Five Best Longform Videos of the Week

For your weekend viewing.

First Person Shooter: On Body Police Cams – Fascinating video from The Verge about this new technology. “I don’t see why anyone wouldn’t want to use these,” says one police officer.

Ira Glass at Gel Conference – Ira Glass advocates for the element of surprise and delight in the news.

National Geographic Live: Alone on the Ice – The Best Survival Story You’ve Never Heard – The story of an unknown Australian adventurer on the South Pole, from National Geographic.

Gold Mining in Venezuela  – The real El Dorado is not what you might expect. From Vice.

National Press Club Lunch with Siskel and Ebert – A tribute to Roger Ebert via an old video.

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Longform

Weekend Watching: Five Short Documentaries

This weekend check out a selection of five excellent short documentary films that we found on Showyou. They all appeared at film festivals like SXSW and Sundance over the last few years.

The Other Dave – “Super Dave” Manning was on his way to a pro golf career when lightning struck and permanently changed his perception of reality.

The Roper – The true story of Kendrick, a young calf roper in Louisiana who dreams of one day making it to the Las Vegas rodeo finals.

A Brief History of John Baldessari – The epic life of a world-class artist, jammed into six minutes. Narrated by Tom Waits.

Satan Since 2003 – A film about The Hell’s Satans, Richmond, Virginia’s premier moped gang.

Aquadettes from California is a place. on Vimeo.

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Recap

The Best April Fools Videos

Here are the best April Fools Day videos we found on Showyou today.

Don’t miss The Creeper Body PillowScope Bacon and SwifKey Tilt.

Animals are the stars of some of the best April Fool’s videos this year, like Sony AnimaliaPayWag Contactless Payment for Dogs, and WestJet Furry Family.

Google is at it again this year, with four hilarious fake product videos: YouTube Competition About to CloseIntroducing Gmail BlueIntroducing Google Nose, Google Maps Treasure Map.

And we leave you today with a Special Message from the President.

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