Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
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.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
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.
Documentary shorts conceived of and directed by famous actors. Jeff Garlin, Katie Holmes, Alia Shawkat, Judy Greer, and James Purefoy
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Digital influencer Justine Ezarik (iJustine) is back. After covering the world of wearable tech last season, iJustine is expanding her coverage this year by profiling the hottest tech trends across the country.
A 12 episode documentary series following 5 startup companies competing in the 2013 San Francisco TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield as they fine tune their products and eventually present in front of a panel of judges in hopes of winning $50,000 in funding.
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.
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.
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.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Hi, I’m Julian Wasserman, and I have a company named Wasserman Design. I’m a calligrapher and an artist. And today, I’m going to teach you how to write as calligrapher, a particular script called chancery cursive. It’s a wonderful script that was born in the renaissance in Italy around the 15th century, late 14th century. And the alphabet letters were modeled after 9th, 10th century Carolingian letter forms. We’re going to learn in this script today and there are around, only a few materials that you’ll need to write. Beginning with the paper, this is a lay out bond paper, this happens to be a Bristol paper. And this is the company where I bought it, but you could use a light weight lay out or bond paper that is acceptable to pen and ink, because they are our tools. We need a bucket of water. I have a little bowl of water. A bottle of ink, and I’m using Higgins’ Eternal ink, and all of these supplies, you can get at your local art supply store. This is what the bottle looks like, it’s very fluid. You need a pen, and this is a pen with a pen holder together. These are some examples of pens, we call them nibs. And this is a pen holder which is what we put the pen into, so that we have a full writing instrument. And you need a pencil, an eraser, and a T square, and that’s all. To give you a little idea about myself, I have an art studio business called Wasserman Design that I began in 1979 here in Washington DC. I create works of art, original works of painting, calligraphy, and drawing. So let’s get started with the next step, which is the ruling of the page.