These are all short films, 20 min. or less. Just some of my favorites:
1911: A Trip Through New York City (speed corrected with added sound) “Old film of New York City in the year 1911. Print has survived in mint condition. Slowed down footage to a natural rate and added in sound for ambiance. This film was taken by the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern on a trip to America.”
Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll by Vaughan Mason & Crew. Don’t you wish you were at a roller rink right now?
Cargo Cult (dir. Bastien Dubois. Animated film about the development of a cargo cult on a Pacific Island during WWII)
Comingled Containers (Stan Brakhage, 1996) Pretty much all of Brakhage’s films are on Youtube. Binge!
Crooked (Orcus) Rot (David Firth, 2008) Creepy stop-motion classic.
Heavy Metal Parking Lot (1986) “Considered one of the greatest rock and roll movies of all time, ‘Heavy Metal Parking Lot’ is actually a hilarious documentary tribute to rock and roll’s greatest fans. Filmed in 1986 at a Maryland concert arena parking lot before a heavy metal show, this hilarious documentary is an unvarnished anthropological study of American metalheads in their mid-’80s glory.”
Liquid (Off the Air, Adult Swim) “Off the Air” is so great. I wish it wasn’t on hiatus. At least there’s dozens of episodes already!
This is Color / Learn about color and its commercial use, pre-Photoshop.
Train Ride to Coney Island 1987 (Nelson Sullivan) Things were different back then.
ULTRADIVE ICE DIVING BAIKAL / Extreme sports and Eurodisco on Lake Baikal, Russia. You think you’re tough?
White Magic (1940, Handy (Jam) Organization, Chevrolet Division, General Motors Corporation) “The physics, science and applications of light.”