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Connected features the personal stories of six New Yorkers woven together into one of the most intimate series ever. This groundbreaking show changes the nature of storytelling by giving each character a camera to document their lives. The result is a unique format revealing as different as everyone appears to be, we are all universally Connected.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
We’re here at bad water, Death Valley. We just walked out from the parking lot about a, probably half a mile into the salt flat here, and the first two thirds of this little hike is pretty flat. The trails trampled everything down. Once you get out pass the end, it just really all these crystals emerged, get a real nice contrast of all these shapes against the sky out here. Pretty, pretty simple, pretty stark, but it’s a very unusual and it’s a pretty much a signature Death Valley situation. And what we’ve got set up here is a tripod with a super wide lens. I got the 11 to 18 camera lens at 11 millimeters, with a polarizer and a lens shade. Coz we’re shooting almost directly into this sun that’s still fairly low in the sky. And with this wide lens, it’s making this mosaic tile patterns look huge and really three dimensional against that real minimal mountain range in the background there. And it makes the mountains look like they’re miles away. So they get that distortion of a typical wide angled lens, yet we don’t have any problems with any vertical lines here to deal with. So I can actually tip this camera down and it changes a little bit of a shape of the patterns of the ground but it doesn’t matter coz you don’t know. You couldn’t ever do this with architectural situation in a city or with trees coz you actually get all the bowing and the converging lines. But out here we have nothing to reference to except just random patterns. It’s perfect. So, this is an excellent place to use a wide angled lens. Self timer going. We’ve got 16, that is 60th with a polarizer and check it out here. Looks nice. Histogram indicates that even though there’s a lot of white in the scene, we’re still holding some of that highlight information and should be perfect.