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A Light History of Light in 2 Minutes

Have you ever thought of how light has changed with us? This experimental animation by Stephen Ong for Make it Move explores that thought, illustrating how light went "from the burning embers of a camp fire, to the white glow of the smartphone." The music is by Rancid Aniseed.

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. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.