A secret agent is tasked to find out what’s going on behind a shady barber shop. Naturally, he soon finds himself getting more than he asked for. Blender’s thrilling short film is based on Martin Lodewijk’s satirical secret agent series.
Longtime friend of The Awesomer, the multitalented Nathan Barnatt is working on this short about a bounty hunter and a prisoner who end up stranded in the desert, and must find a middle ground to get out of their predicament. Show your support with a pledge on Kickstarter.
“We are stormtroopers. You know what we do best? We die.” Three stormtroopers are in the middle of a battle when one of them sees Darth Vader enter the fray. He geeks out and insists that they all come up to him in this short but sweet fan film. Captions available.
(Gore) A gameplayer thinks he got a great deal on a fancy VR headset, but he gets way more than he bargained for when his virtual reality bleeds into his actual reality. Nukazooka’s short is packed with suspense and slick visuals. They should have called it “Oculus Thrift.”
“Here’s what we’re gonna do… so that the operation isn’t gross.” A group of kids literally play doctor in Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate’s charming short film, which wonderfully presents the sorts of things kids would actually say. We wonder how much of it was improvised.
Church’s Fried Chicken co-founder David Bamberger has been spending his capital and the past 41 years rehabilitating 5,500 acres of dry and overgrazed land in Texas. Selah Ranch is now filled with life, and offers tours and seminars for nature lovers of all ages.
Meet Glenda. She’s fortunate enough to be able to check out some of the galaxy’s wonders. Sadly, she’s just like many other tourists. Animator Someone’s Ex says they made this to tide us over until Rick & Morty resumes. It’s got potential. Unless Glenda ruins that too.
Goro Fujita’s “short film” is a looping snapshot of a suburban area. So what makes it so special? It’s entirely in 3D, made for and within virtual reality. Goro spent 80 hours making it in Quill, an illustration app for the Oculus Rift that lets you make both 2D and 3D visual art.
Rind-Raja Picture Company took in the sights of South Africa using DJI’s Mavic Pro drone. Just a few years ago it would’ve been impossible for a single person to take these shots without a helicopter. Technology is awesome. The song is African Skies by Stephen Anderson.
A report on the plight of visual effects artists. While a single actor can get millions of dollars for a film, VFX studios compete with each other for fixed bid contracts that often end up being unprofitable because of additional expenses from costly revisions. More here.
Artist Jill Goritschnig’s animated short is about a fisherman who has a very specific fish in mind when it comes to catching one. So he waits and he waits and he waits… and then he waits some more, in this film best described as a 3-minute version of Waiting for Godot.