We have scoured the net to bring you the most up-to-date, wise, and informative--as well as zany and funny--Burning Man Video and Burning Man Documentary that can be found on the web.
The Burning Man can be a difficult to grasp event--because it really is a city, a temporary city, Black Rock City, and also a festival--that takes place annually around America's Labor Day Weekend in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, the closest major town and airport being a few hours away in Reno.
The best way to get an idea about Burning Man is to check out some of the participant created videos that can be found online showing the diverse aspects and happenings that you can encounter at the event.
Before purchasing a Burning Man ticket and preparing for what is sure to be an epic trek out to the harsh desert, it would be wise to survey the most outstanding available perspectives to inspire and excite you as you prepare for the journey; on the other hand, if you have no plans to attend the event, you can watch what we've uncovered for you below to just get informed and titillated vicariously about the concept of Burning Man.
Art and party are major attractions at the Burning Man festival; yet, the real spirit the festival goes deeper than this to what can be considered the precious core of American Culture and history.
Burning Man and American Values
The top video we have ever encountered that concisely connects the deeper aspects of Burning Man to American values is a five-minute piece called--"Desert Party Town Black Rock City Nevada," available at link in resource box below.
The piece is powerful for its narration that delves into wider philosophical aspects of the event.
For those new to this festival--which is difficult to understand, even for those who have been there a few times--having a conceptual framework to begin your critique of the event or a framework with which to begin to grasp its cultural significance can be handy. For us this video is best-of-class that gives a quick insight and is not a PhD thesis (because there are many people getting their doctorates on studies relating to this event these days).
Art Beyond the Playa
Burning Man has become famous across the globe as a place that inspires people to create and a canvas for innovation. And, in the realm of Burning Man Video, two videos that show the spirit of the playa at it's best are
1. "Oh, the Places You'll Go At Burning Man!" A re-imagination of the Dr. Seuss's last book acted out via typical characters and costumes that are the norm at the Burning Man Festival.
2. And for an even more zany and innovative Burning Man video that really reflects the edgier skin-bearing fun fashion of the playa, is "The Crotches of Burning Man", which, unfortunately requires you to sign into to verify your age on youtube--but, it isn't too edgy, so don't fear; it's worth signing in and will brighten your day.
The Burning Man 2013 Art Theme is the Cargo Cults. Hope to see you out there.
Desert Party Town Black Rock City Nevada--it can be watched on youtube at this link: http://youtu.be/yB2QX4nzKXk
And finally, if you've got a lot of time on your hands and want to delve into what you will encounter at Burning Man, there is a myriad of video here: http://vimeo.com/groups/burningman