A group of graduate students are lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company — only to find themselves miniaturized and cast out into the rainforest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them.
In 1979 Clive Sinclair, British inventor of the pocket calculator, frustrated by the lack of home investment in his project,the electric car, also opposes former assistant Chris Curry's belief that he can successfully market a micro-chip for a home computer. A parting of the ways sees Curry, in partnership with the Austrian Hermann Hauser and using whizz kid Cambridge students, set up his own, rival firm to Sinclair Radionics, Acorn. Acorn beat Sinclair to a lucrative contract supplying the BBC with machines for a computer series. From here on it is a battle for supremacy to gain the upper hand in the domestic market.
The stooges are working in a radio station where a pretty girl has just made a recording of "Voices of Spring" under an assumed name. She wants to hide her singing career from her disapproving society parents while auditioning for Mrs. Bixby's "Krispy Krunchy" radio program. After a run-in with a pompous violinist, the boys find the record and Curly starts mimicking to it, dressed as a women. Mrs. Bixby witnesses their performance and is impressed enough to hire "Senorita Cucaracha" (Curly) and Senors "Mucho" and "Gusto" (Moe and Larry) for her radio program. The boys show up in their disguises to "sing" at a Mrs. Bixby's party but run into trouble when Moe smashes the record over Curly's head. The real singer tries to help by singing from behind a curtain while Curly mimics, but she is discovered and the stooges exit to a hail of phonograph records.
Five-foot-3-inch Josh Campbell (Chad Gordon) is too short to dance with dreamy Courtney Wilson (Lauren Petty). So what does he do? Why, buy a growth potion on the Internet, of course. But the plan backfires when he shrinks rather than grows. Now, just 1 inch tall, Josh must struggle to survive in a world of horse-size hamsters, giant roving teens and killer dust mites.
Musings about what it means to travel, let the imagination fly, and to escape from reality. Combines documentary footage, animation on paper, and hand-painted and scratched film.
In the film, led by reminders such as water drops and aphids, audience enter into the MicroWorld. Tiny flowers and insects in normal life now become mighty trees and beasts, grass appear to be forests, rocks appear to be mountains, water drops appear to be a swimming pool. 3D animated creatures with high reproduction in incredible details creates an immersive experience and exquisite storytelling.
Red and ephemeral blue and purple plant shapes half-curled against a tan ground, which begins to flash white cracks in dried mud patterns. A flush of watery blues (in this hand-painted step-printed film) brightens the plant-skein into a veriety (sic) of greens mixed into all other colors-all darkening into smeared mud-blacks with microscopic beseeming black "splatters" (where mud-like cracks used to be.) The turquoise blues, red and tans resolve into a flare of red at end.
Shot in the passages of an abandoned optics factory and centered on the activities of a low-budget film crew, I Am Micro is an experimental essay about filmmaking, the medium of film, and the spirit of making independent cinema. [Shumona Goel & Shai Heredia]
For decades Microcredit has been hailed as the #1 solution to eradicate poverty. However, interest rates from 30 to 200 % makes it impossible for most poor loan takers in Mexico, India and Bangladesh to pay back their loans. The poor are under extreme social pressure from the other members of their groups - not to mention how cruel and rude some of the loan officers behave when it comes to defaulting a single weekly payment.
What is a Micro-Budget film? How are they made? Where can you find them? Do they actually make any money? Six micro-budget filmmakers take us through the arduous process of making movies with little-to-no money. They shed light on the physical, financial and moral complexities of this unusual side of Hollywood.
When a space renegade, Tonga, threatens the Earth, a crew of shrunken people and robots must be injected into the comatose body of the only girl who can direct a successful counterattack.
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The flow of time and unseen human relationships are exposed at public amusement facilities in four California towns.
Two young friends embark on a road trip across France in a vehicle they built themselves.
A documentary of insect life in meadows and ponds, using incredible close-ups, slow motion, and time-lapse photography. It includes bees collecting nectar, ladybugs eating mites, snails mating, spiders wrapping their catch, a scarab beetle relentlessly pushing its ball of dung uphill, endless lines of caterpillars, an underwater spider creating an air bubble to live in, and a mosquito hatching.
A guy kills his wife because she's a bad cook.
Micro Ventures is an educational animated series created by Hanna-Barbera Productions which originally aired as a 4-minute segment on The Banana Splits Adventure Hour. It ran for only four episodes from November 9, 1968 to December 21, 1968 on NBC.
Micro Live was a BBC2 TV series that was produced by David Allen as part of the BBC's Computer Literacy Project, and followed on from earlier series such as The Computer Programme, Computers In Control, and Making the Most of the Micro. As the name implies, the series was broadcast live. The first programme was actually a one-off two-hour-long special, broadcast on Sunday 2 October 1983 under the name Making the Most of the Micro Live. A second one-hour special was then broadcast in the summer of 1984 - in that programme it was announced that Micro Live would be back on BBC2 as a regular monthly one-hour series starting in October of that year. A second season of Micro Live launched in 1985 as a weekly half-hour programme and was followed by a third series of weekly half-hour shows in 1986. The series broadcast its last programme in 1987. The scope of the programme was much wider than the preceding computer series and had a less formal feel due to its 'live' nature - not only did it cover more subject areas but it also featured more microcomputers instead of its main focus being the BBC Micro. It also regularly included stories from the United States and recorded various small but significant milestones, such as the first on-air transatlantic cellphone call made in a snowstorm from the top of a New York skyscraper to Lesley Judd sitting in a C5 outside Television Centre.
It s a small world after all. In this revolutionary new series, David Attenborough reveals the marvellous adaptability of the most successful group of animals on the planet. Using pioneering macroscopic filmmaking techniques, he explores in unparalleled detail the intricate, sophisticated behaviours of these fascinating creatures and the complexity of the environments they build and inhabit, in a world normally hidden from the human eye. From armies of killer ants to spiders weaving silken trap doors, ferocious scorpions with paralysing stings, beetles shooting boiling chemicals at their enemies, bees communicating with a waggle dance and assassin bugs that clothe themselves in their victims corpses; David Attenborough will as never before take viewers deep into the macroscopic world of bugs.
Making the Most of the Micro was a TV series broadcast in 1983 as part of the BBC's Computer Literacy Project. It followed the earlier series The Computer Programme. Unlike its predecessor, Making the Most of the Micro delved somewhat deeper into the technicalities and uses that microcomputers could be put to, once again mainly using the BBC Micro in the studio for demonstration purposes. The series was followed by Micro Live.
Series of unconnected adventures about Cuttlas, the famous gunslinger.
Microsoap is a children's sitcom, co-written by Mark Haddon and co-produced by the BBC and the Disney Channel. A total of 26 episodes were made, lasting over four series, and airing from 1998-2001. The series Producer for all episodes was Andy Rowley. Directors were Juliet May, Baz Taylor, Graeme Harper. The original sets were production designed by Peter Findley. The story is based around the lives of two children, Joe and Emily Parker, who are brother and sister. The series begin with the split of their parents, Colin and Jane, who decide the marriage isn't working. They don't want to make life for their children difficult, so they remain friends. Jane begins to see a builder named Roger, a single parent of three children, David, Felicity and Robbie. They move in next door, and Roger knocks through a wall making one big house. Meanwhile, Colin sees Jennifer, the marriage therapist he and Jane used. This forms the background story for each episode of the series, that starred Suzanne Burden, Paul Terry, Jeff Rawle and Rebecca Hunter.
Friends living in the SNS generation face challenges to finding love and happiness as they finish university and move on into the world around them.
This is the history of the Transformers. This is a history of battles where the evil Destron army has waged against the heroic Cybertron warriors. However, the battle has changed onward due to the rise of a new type of Transfomer, known as the Microns. Fighting to protect them in hopes of liberating them is Convoy, while Megatron wages battle in the hopes of enslaving them all. As new warriors join the conflict the battle for the Microns changes into an entirely new scenario.
A burned-out L.A. cop takes a teaching job in Micronesia where he gets caught up in a local gang war involving mercenaries and shady CIA agents.
Dramatised stories of the founders of modern medicine. Until the 1840s, medicine had remained basically unchanged since the days of the ancient Greece. In the 60 years following it was transformed into a modern science.
Transformers: Armada, known in Japan as Chō Robot Seimeitai Transformers: Micron Densetsu, is a Transformers animated series, comic series and toy line which ran from 2002–2003. It was originally scheduled for 2001, however was delayed until early-2002. As the first series co-produced between the American toy company, Hasbro, and their Japanese counterpart, Takara, Armada begins a new continuity/universe for Transformers, with no ties to any of the previous series, including the immediately prior Transformers: Robots in Disguise in 2001. It would go on to birth a sequel in the form of Transformers: Energon.
Mr. Microchip is a live-action children's television series, and one of the first three of its kind produced by Canadian animation studios, Nelvana Limited. 13 episodes focusing on the world of computer technology were made and broadcast in 1983. The series has never aired outside its native Canada, and as of 2012 has not yet received a home video or DVD release.
The 13-year-old Benny's father has mysteriously disappeared on an expedition to Sirius. Almost at the same time, attacks start from the alien intars to the Earth dwellers. They implant themselves in the bodies of the inhabitants of the earth. Due to the mysterious disappearance of Benny's father, he is accused of making common cause with the intars. Benny, who has remained behind, suffers greatly from these accusations and hopes one day to be able to unravel the mystery of his father's disappearance and that of the intars. He joins the "White Pegasus," a special unit to combat the Intars and fight together with them against the aliens in the human body. For this, they scale a spaceship down to microscopic size and infiltrate it into the infested body.
The project participants will be young (and not only), unknown to anyone stand-up comedians who will fight for the opportunity to get into the main part of one of the most popular comedy shows in Russia - Stand Up on TNT.
Earth is a collection of worlds within worlds, each one a self-contained ecosystem bursting with life. These microworlds depend on an intricate web of relationships and natural forces that make each one unique. This stunning series delves deep into the heart of these habitats, breaking down each intricate ecosystem into all of its component parts, introducing the animals that live there, and revealing the fine balances of its existence.