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Watch a Masterpiece Emerge from a Solid Block of Stone

Watch a sculpted portrait come to life in this mesmerizing short from production company Eyes & Ears. Stone carver Anna Rubincam begins her process by measuring and sketching the features of a live model. From there, she creates a clay version before moving on to carefully chisel the piece out of stone. The film crew spent three weeks documenting this fascinating process alongside Rubincam.

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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.