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Captain Marvel Trailer Spoof

Captain Marvel Trailer Spoof

ArtSpear Entertainment twists what we’ve seen of the Captain Marvel movie so far and gives us a different kind of hero. One who’s aware that she’s the center of the movie, and has lethal cosmic blasts coming out of her hands. Yeah this one’s no hero at all.

MP40.

MP40.

Ahoy resumes his engaging series on firearms with the MP40. Created in Nazi Germany, this submachine gun became both a symbol of evil and rebellion in pop culture. Despite its brief real world usage, it has become one of the most recognizable guns in shooters.

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How Paper Cups Are Made

How Paper Cups Are Made

A mesmerizing look at a machine designed for the high-speed production of paper cups. It starts out with flat sheets of paper, rolls them onto a form, glues the seam, then adds the bottom, and eventually rolls the top edge, cranking out as many as 130 cups per minute.

Paranoid Android Multitrack Cover

Paranoid Android Multitrack Cover

PAB_Music pulls off a impressively accurate cover version of Radiohead’s 1997 classic, performing each of its instrumental and vocal parts, then layering them together. He previously worked his magic on Under Pressure and Where the Streets Have No Name.

Why Avocados Shouldn’t Exist

Why Avocados Shouldn’t Exist

Whether on a sammie with bacon, chicken and cheese, or in a spicy guac, we delight in our delicious avocados. But this tasty and nutritious natural treat might not even exist today if it weren’t for some prehistoric farmers who saved them from extinction. SciShow explains.

Luftraum

Luftraum

Motion designer Dirk Koy’s experimental short film plays with our sense of reality. By layering photorealistic images of cars, roads, and buildings into unexpected geometries, we’re transported to a strange and otherworldly alternative world straight out of Inception.

Ken Jeong vs. Hot Wings

Ken Jeong vs. Hot Wings

(PG-13: Language) The multi-talented Ken Jeong dropped by Hot Ones to talk about sharing a trailer with Donald Glover, the downsides of being a standup comic who’s also a doctor, his 30 for 30 short film and more while trying to finish the show’s challenge.

Building the First Subway

Building the First Subway

These days, those of us in big cities take subways for granted. But in the 1860s, the idea was just being tested for the first time. London, England’s underground project wasn’t exactly easy, but its impact on urban development would be felt to this day. TED-Ed explains.

Machining a Giant Gear

Machining a Giant Gear

A look inside the P. van der Wegen Gear factory, where they make enormous gears for mining applications. While the process of milling these massive parts is truly fascinating, we can only imagine what they look like when in use in the machinery they’re destined for.

Merger

Merger

Keiichi Matsuda’s film feels like a short episode of Black Mirror, as a woman contemplates a big change in order to better understand the AI that runs everything around her. The interfaces in his 360º universe seem like a natural extension of his earlier short Hyper-Reality.

Overlay

Overlay

Based on a short story by Elizabeth Bonesteel, and directed by Device, this animated short film follows two operatives who must work together to infiltrate a prison, but all is not what it seems in this science fiction story about a son’s love for his father.

LEGO Catch and Spin Robots

LEGO Catch and Spin Robots

Mechanical LEGO master Akiyuky shows off a fun Great Ball Contraption module. This one features two tiny robots who clap their hands awaiting a ball delivery, then spin around and drop them into the next stage when they detect one in their grabby mitts.

RevArm2 Rubber Band Machine Gun

RevArm2 Rubber Band Machine Gun

It might look a bit like the Starship Enterprise, but what you’re actually looking at here is a rubber band machine gun that uses a pan-type magazine. While builder parabellum1262 hasn’t provided plans for building one, he does have tutorials for many other cool rubber band guns.

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How Marshmallows Are Made

How Marshmallows Are Made

A tour of the production line at Mr. Mallo’s Van Damme marshmallow factory in Belgium, where an army of robotic machines extrude and squirt out tubes of sugar, gelatin, glucose syrup, dextrose, and other ingredients come together to form bite-sized sweet treats.

The Folding Spetum

The Folding Spetum

VirtualArmory introduces us to one of the more unusual medieval weapons. It starts out as a sort of walking stick, but flips open to reveal a set of deadly blades. It might not have been the most practical design, but it’s sure an awesome bit of 13th century engineering.

K’Nex Amusement Park

K’Nex Amusement Park

Dr. Richard L. Behrendt loves to build things using K’Nex construction toys. Check out his collection of eight amusement park rides, including roller coasters, a ferris wheel, swing ride, carousel, and other thrilling miniature attractions. The park also lights up at night.

Learning to Sculpt

Learning to Sculpt

Buttered Side Down tries his hand at sculpting clay, but like most of his videos, things quickly run off the rails, and his clay creations end up rebelling against their maker, and eventually getting the upper hand.

Drawing Pennywise

Drawing Pennywise

Watch in awe as illustrator drawholic starts with a blank sheet of paper, and proceeds to sketch out an impressively accurate Prismacolor pencil rendering of Pennywise the clown, as he appeared in the 2017 big screen version of Stephen King’s IT.

Making a Ring from Hardware

Making a Ring from Hardware

Jewelry artist Pablo Cimadevila shows how a pair of ordinary brass hex nuts can be transformed into an elegant diamond ring. Of course, the 1 carat diamond added significantly to the cost, but the ring itself was all about time, talent, and effort.

Painting with Gunpowder

Painting with Gunpowder

Artist Danny Shervin precisely arranges granules of gunpowder on canvas or wood, then sets it on fire to create burnt-in pointillist art. You can buy originals and prints of his work on his website.

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Brilliant Tech Innovations in Film

Brilliant Tech Innovations in Film

For an art form that’s so dependent on technology, movies and the film industry have lots of inventions and ideas for which to be thankful. But CineFix thinks these three developments in particular had the most impact on filmmaking over the years.

Searching: Reformatting a Thriller

Searching: Reformatting a Thriller

(SPOILERS) In the thriller Searching, a desperate father searches his missing daughter’s laptop for clues. The movie consists only of shots of device screens. Lessons from the Screenplay shows how the filmmakers adapted to and embraced this perspective.

Smash and Grab

Smash and Grab

Smash works inside a locomotive, powering the engine with his partner Grab. He’s tired of doing the same thing over and over again, and more importantly if being literally tied down to his job. So when he sees an opportunity to escape, he doesn’t hesitate.

How Punk Became Punk

How Punk Became Punk

(PG-13: Language) Punk rock shook up the music scene back in 1976, but “proto-punk” bands dating all the way back to the late 1950s defined the genre without even knowing it. Trash Theory looks back at the history of punk rock, and the roots of its anti-establishment sounds.

Yesterday (Trailer)

Yesterday (Trailer)

Danny Boyle’s new film starts out like 28 Days Later – with its protagonist out cold, waking up to a strange universe. But instead of zombies in London, he discovers he’s the only one who knows The Beatles. Naturally, when he sings, everyone thinks he’s a brilliant songwriter.

Casually Explained: Long Story Short

Casually Explained: Long Story Short

(PG-13) “That train has sailed.” Casually Explained’s guide to American idioms will confound the heck out of anyone who isn’t already familiar with the phrases. Watch as he comes up with increasingly ridiculous scenarios that take idioms literally.

Your Body in Space

Your Body in Space

Science fiction movies love to depict all sorts of nasty consequences of being sucked out into space. But what would really happen if you managed to slip out of your spaceship without a spacesuit on? The Infographics Show does their best to explain the unpleasant repercussions.

Don’t Be a Hero

Don’t Be a Hero

(PG-13: Language) Lizzy Jo leads a painfully boring life. She has a dead end job, she lives with her mother, and she has a jerk for a boyfriend. So on her lunch breaks, she puts on a cowboy ensemble and robs banks. Peter Lee’s short film is based on a true story.

H.A.A.R.P. Borealis

H.A.A.R.P. Borealis

Located in Eastern Alaska, the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program is a research facility used to study the ionosphere. The Skyglow Project recently was granted access to the mysterious looking array of antennas, and caught the Aurora Borealis while shooting.

Alfonso Cuaron’s One-shots

Alfonso Cuaron’s One-shots

Director Alfonso Cuaron is a master of the “oner,” those lengthy tracking shots which immerse you right in the heart of the action. From Y Tu Mamá También to Children of Men to Gravity to Roma, The Royal Ocean Film Society looks back at the evolution of his technique.

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

Animator Juan Pablo Machado’s short film is a fresh and visually impressive take on the classic Grimm Brothers fairy tale Rapunzel. In this thrilling version of the story, a group of mercenary knights arrive at the tower to rescue the long-haired princess from her captor.

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