PBS Diorama
       
     
       
     
       
     
PBS Diorama
       
     
PBS Diorama

DIORAMA is for science nerds, backyard explorers, animal enthusiasts and urban naturalists. It's a series of digital shorts created by Tom McNamara from the wondrous halls of The American Museum of Natural History, taking inspiration from the Museum's classic dioramas and behind-the-scenes archive.

DIORAMA is an exploration of curiosity — where science, art and history all meet.

credits :: Tom McNamara :: Creator. Producer. Editor. Camera ::

videos made for PBS Digital Studios :: PBS Digital Studios is a public media YouTube project with 130,000 subscribers ::

       
     
What's Inside The Termite Nest

You might think that's just a pile of dirt sticking up on the Serengeti plain in Africa. It is dirt. Dirt and termite fecal matter. Delve inside the scene of a termite mound with DIORAMA at The American Museum of Natural History. It's a universe all its own, made up of millions of living, breathing, eating, reproducing, building, defending termites. See the world's largest termite queen (over 10 cm long!), the winged kings, the mandibled soldiers and the blue collar workers. This is also an exploration of the Museum's termite collection, the world's largest. Features interviews with AMNH scientist and curator David Grimaldi as well as AMNH research scientist Kumar Krishna.

credits :: Tom McNamara :: Creator. Producer. Editor. Camera ::

videos made for PBS Digital Studios :: PBS Digital Studios is a public media YouTube project with 130,000 subscribers ::

       
     
Why Moose Fight

Ever wonder why moose fight? Explore the scene of one such animal throwdown in the wilds of Alaska with DIORAMA at The American Museum of Natural History. See the sights and hear the sounds of moose mating (yup, get ready for it) and find out who really calls the shots: the male moose or the female. Features interview with AMNH scientist and curator Ross MacPhee.

credits :: Tom McNamara :: Creator. Producer. Editor. Camera ::

videos made for PBS Digital Studios :: PBS Digital Studios is a public media YouTube project with 130,000 subscribers ::