Creativity doesn’t always comes easy and sometimes it’s important to teach ourselves how to look at things in a different way to achieve what we want. With this thought in mind, we gathered the 10 must-sees creative documentaries about various areas, from games to design. Sounds good? Then get some popcorn and press play!
Art & Copy
Art & Copy features brilliant campaigns as it takes us behind the curtain of advertising and brings to light the profound influence of the industry of popular culture.
Clean Line, Open Spaces
This documentary looks at mid-century modern architecture and how the post World War II building boom brought modern design into our homes.
The tagline of Beautiful Losers is “Make Something From Nothing”. The artists interviewed didn’t want to become successful. They just followed their art and made something of it.
Indie Game: The Movie
Indie Game: The Movie is about making video games, but not only: it’s also about the creative process and exposing yourself through your work.
Atari: Game Over
The documentary Atari: Game Over explores the story behind the company, tech giant of the 1980s, and the launch of E.T., the video game, one of the biggest failures in the gaming’s world.
Objectified is a documentary about the complex relationship between ourselves, the manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. It’s about creative expression, identity, consumerism and sustainability.
Helvetica is a film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It focus at the proliferation of one typeface and how it affects our lives.
Teaching to See
This is a short film about learning to look and visualize in order to design. Teaching to See is a class about the importance of seeing before you start designing.
Salt of the Earth
Know the life and work of photographer Sebastião Salgado, who has spent forty years documenting deprived societies in hidden corners of the world.
The film features an elite group of 15+ disruptive companies such as Pinterest, Facebook and others, which when combined, are valued at over one trillion dollar. And these amazing disruptors, the design geniuses, share their perspectives and sacrifices to upend age-old industries and disrupt the status quo.