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Maestro: Darlin’ Celsa

Maestro: Darlin’ Celsa

(Gore) The music video for Darlin’ Celsa by synth pop band Maestro is about Tim and Celsa. She was the only girl in their university, and he did whatever it took to have her. What else can you expect from a school named Mount Madness?

Man of Steel in Color

Man of Steel in Color

Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel has drab desaturated colors, apparently in a misguided attempt to mimic Nolan’s Batman trilogy. VideoLab digitally altered the film to its original colors to see what it would look like.

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343x Zoom Simulation

343x Zoom Simulation

Daniel Taylor simulates a 343x zoom lens by combining shots taken from 2.8mi with a Canon 550D on 11mm, 16mm, 50mm, 100mm, and 600mm lenses. Pair this with an 80mp sensor and you’ll have CSI levels of enhancement.

Mortal Brawling

Mortal Brawling

The guys from Mr.TVCow are playing a round of the new Mortal Kombat X game when things get just a little too real, and Sub-Zero and Scorpion decide to continue their fight outside the confines of the game console. Needs more fatalities.

The Drone Aviary

The Drone Aviary

Superflux presents a pessimistic look into a future where drones are as commonplace and easy to use as smartphones. The short film presents drones specialized for law enforcement, personal communication, news and advertising.

Leonard in Slow Motion

Leonard in Slow Motion

(PG-13: Language) Leonard is in an eternal state of slow motion, and anything he touches is affected as well. He’s tired of missing out and would love to be normal. Whatever that means. He should’ve just started a YouTube channel.

Sundays

Sundays

Set in a futuristic and dystopic Mexico, this proof-of-concept short is about a man who figures out that the world is not what it seems. We’re not convinced that it’s as profound as it seems, but its mix of District 9 and The Matrix is intriguing.

Interstellar: TARS & CASE

Interstellar: TARS & CASE

Director Christopher Nolan and a few other Interstellar cast and crew talk about how the movie’s robot protagonists were brought to life. It turns out both TARS and CASE were half CGI and half steel puppets.

An Embroidery of Voids

An Embroidery of Voids

If you liked Zoomquilt, check out Daniel Crooks’ mesmerizing video. An Embroidery of Voids features different alleys overlapping inwards. It would probably be a hundred times more awesome if it was projection mapped on an alley.

Batman vs. Darth Vader (Alternate)

Batman vs. Darth Vader (Alternate)

Apparently a lot of people disagreed with how the Super Power Beat Down between Batman and Darth Vader ended, so Bat in the Sun made an alternate version of the short film. If you’ve seen the original, you can skip to 2:55 for the battle.

Microsoft: Future of Productivity 2

Microsoft: Future of Productivity 2

Microsoft boldly predicts enterprise technology 5 to 10 years from now. Aside from wall-sized and borderless touchscreens, the company imagines we’ll have more mature augmented reality and wearable devices.

The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep…

The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep…

(NSFW: Language) A proof-of-concept short for The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To, about a teenager who can bring ideas to life. Starring Tony Revolori (Grand Budapest Hotel) and Jack Quaid (The Hunger Games).

Magneto Cat

Magneto Cat

We already know that cats can be major assholes. As Kaipotainment’s video proves, we really don’t want these deceptively cute furrballs to gain the ability to willfully manipulate metal objects.

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The Order: 1986

The Order: 1986

Corridor Digital was asked to make a short film to promote the upcoming third-person shooter The Order: 1886. As usual, they came through with a funny and exciting video. Just not one that fits the game. Maybe the sequel?

Djokovic vs. Abrams

Djokovic vs. Abrams

“Great off-road, not so much on the clay court.” If YouTuber timtimfed is to be believed, the Australian Open really was open. When a sentient tank is allowed to play pro tennis, everybody wins. Then loses horribly.

Fallout vs. Skyrim

Fallout vs. Skyrim

For his latest VFX-filled short, Andrew McMurray mashes up the worlds of these two action RPGs as Vault Boy takes on the mighty Dovahkin. Will a Pip-Boy 3000 and Nuka-Cola trump a sword and a helmet with horns? Tune in and find out!

Capt. America Winter Soldier VFX Reel

Capt. America Winter Soldier VFX Reel

Industrial Light & Magic shares a few of the 900 or so visual effects shots that it made for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. It worked mainly on the climactic scenes, including creating digital versions of Black Widow and Falcon.

Not-So-Virtual Reality

Not-So-Virtual Reality

SoKrispyMedia – the guys behind the excellent Chalk Warfare series – take on virtual reality in their latest clip, introducing us to a tech that would be so much cooler than the Oculus Rift. Think Garry’s Mod in real life.

Time Trap

Time Trap

An archeologist in the far future crash lands on Earth and needs parts to repair his spaceship. Unfortunately for him our planet has turned into a deserted wasteland. Good thing he has his trusty time trap. A funny short film by timtimfed.

Mini-Drones vs. R/C Cars

Mini-Drones vs. R/C Cars

The guys from Corridor Digital orchestrated this battle between a motley assortment of remote-controlled racers, joined by an army of flying drones equipped with deadly weapons. Many toys were harmed in the making of this film.

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Wanderers

Wanderers

“I am tormented by an everlasting itch for things remote.” Erik Wernquist’s short film imagines a future where mankind is able to explore the Solar System. The CGI in the film is based on photos, maps and other real life references.

X-Men Quicksilver Scene VFX

X-Men Quicksilver Scene VFX

(SPOILERS) Visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures helped create the scene in X-Men: Days of Future Past where Quicksilver bamboozled the Pentagon’s guards. Check out how the scene was made in this brief behind-the-scenes video.

Batman vs. Darth Vader

Batman vs. Darth Vader

Batman goes to the Death Star to rescue Superman. But before he can do that he has to go through Darth Vader in this snazzy short from Super Power Beat Down. Why don’t the Sith just Force Choke their way through every battle?

Super Heroes vs Game Heroes

Super Heroes vs Game Heroes

It’s Thor’s Mjölnir versus Master Chief’s Mjölnir as superheroes and videogame heroes battle it out in this fun short made possible by the action VFX dudes at Corridor Digital. Today’s lesson: The Tesseract is really just a Minecraft block.

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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