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.
SHOTLIST:PAKISTAN NAVY HANDOUT - AP CLIENTS ONLYGwadar, Pakistan - September 25, 20131. Aerial of coastline near where new island appeared ++AUDIO AS INCOMING++2. Aerial of new island ++AUDIO AS INCOMING++3. Mid of Commodore Muhammed Arshad, Pakistan Navy Hydrographer, briefing staff about island4. Aerial of island ++AUDIO AS INCOMING++5. Wide of boats at sea6. SOUNDBITE (Urdu) Muhammed Arshad, Pakistan Navy Hydrographer Commodore: "There were once two islands that had appeared in the Rasmilan area, on the line of Misaal. The Pakistan Navy hydrographical department surveyed those in detail, after the survey we updated our charts. We can learn by that experience, after one year they had disappeared from the water surface. It is also expected that this island will disappear."7. Various of people on island ++QUALITY AS INCOMING - FILMED BY NAVY ON MOBILE PHONE++8. Aerial of island ++AUDIO AS INCOMING++AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYGwadar, Pakistan - September 25, 20139. Various of boats moving towards new land mass that appeared after Tuesday's earthquake10. Wide of people walking on land mass11. Pull out from land mass' surface12. Wide of people walking on surface13. Wide of land mass14. Close of hole on surface15. Pull out from gas bubbling from surface16. Close of man sparking cigarette lighter, setting alight gas bubbling from surfaceSTORYLINE:A new island off Pakistan's coast, pushed up by an earthquake earlier in the week, was visited by a Pakistani Navy team on Thursday.The island appeared off the coast of Gwadar, after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit Pakistan's Baluchistan province on Tuesday, killing at least 348 people.Similar land masses appeared off Pakistan's coast following quakes in 1999 and 2010, said Muhammed Arshad, a hydrographer with the navy. They eventually disappeared into the sea during the rainy season."The Pakistan Navy hydrographic department surveyed those in detail ... We can learn by that experience, after one year they had disappeared from the water surface. It is also expected that this island will disappear."The Director of the National Seismic Monitoring Centre, Zahid Rafi, has confirmed that the mass was created by the quake and said scientists were trying to determine how it happened. He warned residents not to visit the island because it was emitting dangerous gases.But dozens of people went anyway, including the deputy commissioner of Gwadar district, Tufail Baloch.Water bubbled along the edges of the island, Baloch said after his visit.The land was stable but the air smelled of gas that caught fire when people lit cigarettes, he added.Dead fish floated on the water's surface while residents visited the island and took stones as souvenirs, he said.(****END****)