Half of What You See

Hidden special effects lurk in this video about how visual compositing works in movies.

Dec. 21 2017 11:38 AMA Hornbill Gets a New BeakA 3-D prosthetic revives an old bird.
Dec. 13 2017 1:04 PMTruth in AdvertisingA parody of pharmaceutical ads that's also a clever ad itself.
Oct. 26 2017 9:31 AMWhy Don’t Our Brains Explode at Film Cuts?They’re closer to our visual experience than it seems.
Sept. 7 2017 1:28 PMHow Movies Imagined the Future of TransportationThe Running Man’s 2017 doesn’t quite ring true.
May 19 2017 6:09 AMThe Apocalypse Isn't What It Used to BeHow our vision of the end times has changed on screen and beyond.
Jan. 26 2017 11:38 AMProtesters on Why They Defend Refugees“They pose way less of a threat than Trump does. And they also pay way more taxes.”
Dec. 6 2016 7:12 AMWho Owns Space?The international laws that govern outer space haven't caught up with our ability to explore it.
Nov. 8 2016 10:17 PMRudy Giuliani Says He’s Proud of How He Handled the ElectionWhat a joke.
Nov. 8 2016 3:44 PMOff-Script HillaryHer funniest moments from decades in public life.
Nov. 8 2016 9:17 AMBoys Explain Why They’re Ready for a Female PresidentThey point to their neighbors, friends, girls in their classes ...
Oct. 31 2016 9:37 AMThus Didn’t Spake ZarathustraWhat Hitchcock, True Detective, and maybe Kanye all get wrong about Nietzsche.
Oct. 25 2016 7:44 PMWatch a Self-Driving Truck Deliver Its First Cargo5,000 cases of Budweiser.
Oct. 20 2016 11:43 AMDonald Trump’s Virtuosic Lies at the Final Debate, DebunkedLet’s do this one more time.
Oct. 13 2016 5:34 PMOf Course Fox News Didn’t Air Michelle Obama’s Trump SpeechThis is what the network aired instead.
Sept. 30 2016 11:01 AMThe Last of Israel's Founding FathersThe late president Shimon Peres reflecting on the peace process, Iran, and his meetings with every U.S. president since Truman.
Dec. 14 2017 10:05 AMHow to Make Your Last Name Plural on Holiday CardsNo apostrophes. Ever.
Nov. 6 2017 7:31 PMI Went to the Protest That Launched a Million Far-Right ConspiraciesNo white people were decapitated.
Sept. 26 2017 12:00 PMGoing to Jupiter With WyclefGrammy winner Wyclef Jean joins Slate’s VR talk show Conundrums.
Aug. 8 2017 8:48 PMVery Precise Birders Teach Us How to Mimic Bird CallsSay “quick three beers!” three times fast.
March 2 2017 12:43 PMThe FallHow a glamorous intellectual friendship turned into the philosophical feud of the 20th century.
Dec. 9 2016 11:25 AMThe Blurry Line Between Olympians and ParalympiansA clever video from Egypt, which has more Paralympic than Olympic medals.
Nov. 18 2016 12:40 PMVoices of Standing RockAn intimate look at the Dakota Access Line protesters beyond the Facebook campaigns.
Nov. 8 2016 6:04 PMNothing NewsWatch Election Day cable newscasters telling it like it very literally is.
Nov. 8 2016 10:55 AMThe Election in Facial ExpressionsGulian-eyes is just the beginning.
Oct. 31 2016 12:27 PMTortoises Eating Pumpkins, the Only Animal-Themed Halloween Video the World Needs
Oct. 27 2016 10:51 AMAll the Art in London in One DayA filmmaker tries to see every work of art in London in a single day.
Oct. 24 2016 8:03 AMPrinceton University’s All-Volunteer Fire ProgramUniversity employees help keep the community safe.
Oct. 14 2016 3:18 PMThe Man Who Accidentally Adopted a Wolf PupIt did not go well.
Oct. 5 2016 12:30 AMThe Vice Presidential Debate in Two MinutesWe watched the whole thing so you don’t have to.
Sept. 20 2016 11:59 AMBuildings and WordsOwen Wilson narrates a documentary short about a quintessential American pop artist Ed Ruscha.