Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
  • 1960s Color TV Network Intros

    1960s Color TV Network Intros

    When color TV was new and exciting, the networks made these program intros to entice viewers. Here are a couple from NBC, CBS, and ABC.

  • A Tiny Tour of Thailand

    A Tiny Tour of Thailand

    Ferries, palm trees, swimming pools, and parks all look adorable in this miniaturized adventure around Thailand. Filmmaker Joerg Daiber explains how the tilt-shift effect works in an interview with The Atlantic.

  • One Cat's Desperate Attempt at Viral Video Stardom

    Pandyland comics nails the glorious highs, and miserable lows, of the online content game

  • A 5-Minute Guide to How TV Ratings Work

    A 5-Minute Guide to How TV Ratings Work

    How do Nielsen's mysterious TV ratings work? Let these adorable 1970s SportsCenter-inspired puppets explain... 

  • Come on Man, It's the '90s!

    Come on Man, It's the '90s!

    This diligently crafted montage of movies and TV shows celebrates the characters who so indignantly wanted you to "wake up and smell the nineties!"

  • The Mysterious Life of Jerry's Map

    The Mysterious Life of Jerry's Map

    In the 1960s, Jerry Gretzinger began drawing a fantastical, growing map of unbelievable scope. Now it takes up almost 2,000 8" x 10" frames.

  • A 3-Minute Guide to Cloud Computing

    A 3-Minute Guide to Cloud Computing

    "Unless you've been living under a rock, you're in the cloud," explains JESS3's quick tour of the applications and services that make up the "cloud"

  • An Independent Gin Distillery Grows in Brooklyn

    An Independent Gin Distillery Grows in Brooklyn

    Frustrated with his day job, Brad Estabrooke decided to start Breuckelen Distilling Company, the first gin distillery in Brooklyn since the prohibition

  • The History of Aviation Told Through Postage Stamps (1953)

    The History of Aviation Told Through Postage Stamps (1953)

    This whimsical short film combines historic postage stamps and amazing archival footage to tell the story of early aviation, culminating in Charles Lindbergh's 1927 crossing of the Atlantic 

  • How NASA's Kepler Plans to Find Another Earth

    How NASA's Kepler Plans to Find Another Earth

    Kepler is NASA's first mission capable of finding habitable planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy. This overview from NASA explains how Kepler works, and why it matters

  • Mapping the Cloud in 'Immaterials: Light Painting WiFi'

    Mapping the Cloud in 'Immaterials: Light Painting WiFi'

    Eerie long-exposure photographs reveal the invisible wifi networks that permeate our urban environments, making the cloud available everywhere

  • The Secret Ingredient Is Bacon Crack: Nosh This

    The Secret Ingredient Is Bacon Crack: Nosh This

    Kai Kronfield's "Bacon Crack" is a delicious combination of chocolate and bacon, and the basis of his blossoming food business Nosh This

  • A 1959 Airstream Transformed Into a Mobile Design Studio

    A 1959 Airstream Transformed Into a Mobile Design Studio

    Andreas Stavropoulous, a landscape architect in Berkeley, California, explores the design possibities of a vintage trailer

  • Vimeo Introduces Music Store for Licensing

    Vimeo Introduces Music Store for Licensing

    Licensing music for low-budget independent video projects is a headache for any creator, whether it's for a feature documentary or a two-minute wedding video. Vimeo has just created the antidote: a music licensing service that allows users to download and license tracks for personal or commercial use. 

  • Life in Black and White: Grand Pianos

    Life in Black and White: Grand Pianos

    "When we take appart a 120-year old Steinway, and we get to a place inside it that nobody's seen since the factory ... those are pretty special moments." Life in Black and White is a series of four beautifully shot documentaries featuring people who work in "black and white." John Callahan restores Steinway grand pianos. 

  • Life in Black and White: Penguins

    Life in Black and White: Penguins

    "It's so exciting to be able to be a part of their society." Life in Black and White is a series of four beautifully shot documentaries featuring people who work in "black and white." Marine biologist Pam Schaller spends her days working with the penguins at the California Academy of Sciences. 

  • Life in Black and White: Domino Club

    Life in Black and White: Domino Club

    "Every day we play dominoes, rain or shine."  Life in Black and White is a series of four beautifully shot documentaries featuring people who work in "black and white." Sonny Gilbert, the founder of the San Francisco Domino Club, is passionate about the game and building community. 

  • Life in Black and White: Crossword Puzzles

    Life in Black and White: Crossword Puzzles

    "If I could only do one thing my whole life … it would be to make crosswords.” Life in Black and White is a series of four beautifully shot documentaries featuring people who work in "black and white." Andrea Carla Michaels is passionate about words, and has been constructing crossword puzzles for decades. 

  • Charles Schulz Draws Charlie Brown

    Charles Schulz Draws Charlie Brown

    The creator of Peanuts sketches his legendary protagonist at the piano. "I guess Charlie Brown is mostly me. That's why he often has that dumb expression on his face," says Schulz. 

  • Visualization: Foursquare Check-ins Across the Globe

    Visualization: Foursquare Check-ins Across the Globe

    The social geolocation service Foursquare created this colorful data visualization of a week's worth of check-ins around the world. 

Video

Juice Cleanses: The Worst Diet

A doctor tries the ever-popular Master Cleanse. Sort of.

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

Video

What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

Video

Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

Feature

The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

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