My name is Mike Ambs. I live in Detroit and work in Los Angeles. I love to film things and read on the subway; I'm pretty sure blue whales are my power animal.

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OKAGA, a stop-motion short film from the mind of Tyler, the Creator.

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For Thousands of Miles

A profound, beautiful, enduring, mysterious and unexpectedly moving film.
— Robinson Devor


Every day since September 19th, 2010, I've recorded at least several seconds of my life - on their own these recordings are often routine, but when edited together they begin to reveal something entirely different.

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52 Hertz


Imagine roaming the world’s largest ocean year after year alone, calling out with the regularity of a metronome, and hearing no response.

Inspired by a rare and beautiful song emanating deep from the Pacific Ocean.

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Long live #shortfilm


A collaboration between Google & Disney.

Two stop-motion short films

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The Bridge

The Bridge

If we can put a man on the moon, we can get people from Burbank to LAX in 20 minutes during rush hour.

An open proposal to the Los Angeles MTA to reimagine the transit system by 2025.