Watch Face Paint Tell the Story of Human Evolution in One Minute

Artist Emma Allen imagines the future of human evolution using face paint, a mirror, and a camera. Watch the progression from single-celled organism to cyborg unfold in this stunning animated self-portrait. To see more of Emma Allen's work, watch This Artist's Amazing Transformation Will Blow Your Mind and follow her on YouTube and Facebook.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.

Watch Face Paint Tell the Story of Human Evolution in One Minute

Artist Emma Allen imagines the future of human evolution using face paint, a mirror, and a camera. Watch the progression from single-celled organism to cyborg unfold in this stunning animated self-portrait. To see more of Emma Allen's work, watch This Artist's Amazing Transformation Will Blow Your Mind and follow her on YouTube and Facebook.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.