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Bikes without Riders

Bikes without Riders

Director Mark Zibert and effects shop Alter Ego pulled off this impressive promo spot for Cycling Canada, in which bicycles appear to be riding themselves across the Canadian landscape. Be sure to check out the behind the scenes reel too.

Young Juvenile Youth: Animation

Young Juvenile Youth: Animation

Director Kosai Sekine uses motion control and trippy VFX to mess with our heads by messing with the head of lead vocalist Yuki, as she warms our ears with her smooth vocals, backed by the ethereal electronic sounds of Animation.

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Visiting

Visiting

The first episode of Louis du Mont’s short animated series about a tiny spaceman who lands on Earth and must find negotiate our planet to assemble the resources he needs to return home. We look forward to seeing more of his journey.

Game of Hyrule

Game of Hyrule

YouTuber megasteakman and his friends animated the land of Hyrule from the original The Legend of Zelda in the style of Game of Thrones’ opening sequence. Mattia Cupelli provided the hybrid score.

Apollo Mission Patches Animated

Apollo Mission Patches Animated

YouTuber Neil Smith used Cinema 4D and the Octane Render plugin to turn the mission patches of NASA’s manned moon missions into 3D animations. You can buy the stills from the video as one large print.

Bioshock Intro in CryEngine 3

Bioshock Intro in CryEngine 3

Gametime414 remade part of BioShock‘s opening sequence using CryEngine 3. If you think this isn’t much of an improvement then nostalgia’s gotten the better of you. The game still looks fine though, considering it came out eight years ago.

Round Trip

Round Trip

Animator David Gruwier borrowed a little processing time on a render farm while interning for a VFX studio to produce this short, but impressive animation which breathes life into an otherwise inanimate object – a toy train set.

Best of Pixar Fan Compilation

Best of Pixar Fan Compilation

Any studio would be proud to have made just one of these hits. Yet CLS Videos reminds us that Pixar produced classic after classic in a ridiculous 15-year run. We hope we haven’t really seen the best of it yet. That last scene is a feels sniper.

Live and Let Spy

Live and Let Spy

The RED Spy heads an infiltration into BLU’s headquarters to steal the latter’s Intelligence (because his team clearly needs some). But he gets more than he bargained for in The Winglet’s amazing Team Fortress 2 machinima.

Charles Burns: Fear of the Dark

Charles Burns: Fear of the Dark

(NSFW) A loner stumbles upon the girl of his dreams, but his childhood obsession twists his reality. This short film is illustrator Charles Burns’ (Black Hole, X’ed Out) contribution to the horror anthology Peur(s) du noir (Fear(s) of the Dark).

Unreal Engine 4: Kite World

Unreal Engine 4: Kite World

An amazingly gorgeous scene rendered using the same engine used in many of today’s video games. The scene was generated entirely in real time, proving that with enough hardware – and 3D artistry – movie quality animations are possible.

World of Tomorrow (Teaser)

World of Tomorrow (Teaser)

Don Hertzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow sees a child taken to the far future by her older self, “covering everything from the perils of discount time travel to the benefits of programming robots to fear death”, says The Film Experience. Out 3/31/15.

The Chasm

The Chasm

To continue their journey, two explorers tirelessly repair the only bridge over a vast chasm. Le Gouffre (The Chasm) is a simple story, but that such a polished animated film could come from just a three person team is mind-blowing.

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NASA: The Far Side of the Moon

NASA: The Far Side of the Moon

Because it’s in synchronous rotation with our planet, the Moon always faces Earth on one side, aka the near side. But thanks to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA was able to map the far side of the Moon.

Evangelion: Another Impact

Evangelion: Another Impact

Sola Digital Arts’ unofficial animated short film is set in an alternate universe of Neon Genesis Evangelion, but what unfolds will be familiar to fans of the series. Eva Unit Null is being tested when – surprise! – it runs amok.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket

A computer animated simulation of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy. It will be the world’s most powerful operational rocket, able to lift the equivalent of a fully-loaded Boeing 737 into orbit. It will also support reusable booster rockets.

Unreal Engine 4: Photorealism

Unreal Engine 4: Photorealism

While this static scene of a Paris apartment isn’t exactly the most dynamic of settings, it serves as an impressive demonstration of the detail and photorealism that can be achieved with an off-the-shelf graphics engine.

Conan’s Nonexistent Minecraft Skit

Conan’s Nonexistent Minecraft Skit

Conan wanted to have an episode of his late night show animated in Minecraft, but Mojang shot the idea down. So that’s not happening. You might as well close the video when you get to the 1:06 mark because there’s nothing to see here.

Dji. Death Sails

Dji. Death Sails

Animation studio Simpals has a recurring character called Dji. He’s an angel of death who often bungles on the job. Here he gets distracted while waiting for a shipwrecked pirate to pass away. Check out his other misadventures here.

Isolated

Isolated

A cab driver wakes up in a car wreck with the city in ruins. Before he has time to figure out what happened, zombies appear. Isolated is an intriguing and realistic computer animated short. We hope they finish the story.

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LEGO Top Gear

LEGO Top Gear

Check out Clarkson, May, Hammond and the Top Gear set as CGI LEGO in this teaser for the show’s upcoming season. As with many things LEGO, the devil is in the details here. This has to become an official LEGO set.

Gabriel in the Dreamscape

Gabriel in the Dreamscape

(NSFW: Language) Eric Lerner created this amazing short film which seamlessly merges the real and animated worlds, as skatepunk Gabriel shows off his sick moves. Buy Orel Tamuz & Tal Yogev’s dreamy electronic score here.

Oolympacs

Oolympacs

Animator Johnny Woods specializes in primitive computer animation. This short film he made for Adult Swim’s Off the Air puts his technique to hilariously effective use. Because world class athletes are not entirely human.

Panda Bear: Boys Latin

Panda Bear: Boys Latin

A woman overcomes her, uhm, anemone infection and helps others through it as well in Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch’s artfully animated music video. Boys Latin is from the must-have album Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper.

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Mankind has disappeared; the buildings left behind somehow came alive. One house leaves his dying town to see the world and meets new friends along the way in this great animated short about the bittersweet journey that is life.

Playgrounds: Manipulating Reality

Playgrounds: Manipulating Reality

Video directors Bif created this awesome set of opening credits for the Playgrounds International Digial Arts Festival, in which they shred, distort and twist the world into a mindbendingly abstract new universe.

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