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5 Things We've Been Watching: January 2022

We love video here at PEG (obviously) and talk about it pretty much non-stop. So, we wanted to share with you five things that caught our eye, started a conversation or gave us a little inspiration over the last month.

BBC Creative | And here's how we made it. ❄️

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Why it’s a thing: Could they have done this all with CGI? Probably. Are we glad they didn't and decided to document the process of making this super cool winter Olympics piece? Absolutely. A ton of crafted elements and carefully set up camera shots were used to create these close-ups and get you right in the action.

GxAce | Peripheral. A Short Film on Ground Glass.

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Why it’s a thing: This short film has a really interesting point of view. You never see the face of the main character. You are literally looking down for the whole thing. But that is the point. In the most "show-don't-tell" kind of way, the piece puts you into the POV of a person spending their life looking through a camera lens, not really watching the bigger world around them. Until the end, when a perfectly placed drone shot brings you back to the bigger picture. 

Netflix | VOIR

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Why it’s a thing: This is six-part series on Netflix, with each one taking a look at a different topic that involve storytelling through a video. TV vs. movies, duality of like-able and villainous characters, why everyone loves a revenge tale and more. They are all short and fun, and easy to consume – so take a minute to stop and learn a few things about this medium we all love so much.

NHL | Winter Classic Drone Tour

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Why it’s a thing: Another day, another drone tour, another addition to our list. While the tour itself doesn't really have anything too special a – great flying, fun use of ambient sound, epic views – the end of this one was definitely different. How often do you get a goalie-style view while professional hockey player shoot pucks in your direction?

NFL Network | Wild Horses

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Why it’s a thing: This NFL Network documentary  – like so many well-done sports docs – is a tear-jerker. But beyond the story, we also loved the beautiful cinematography and graphic treatments. They were subtle and enhanced the story, which is what a great set of graphics should do. Definitely worth the 12-minute watch.


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