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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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Video Game Parkour

Video Game Parkour

YouTuber Geeky Matt Damon Aaronsbot gets his hands on a parkour video game, but he ends up actually controlling the real Ronnie Shalvis. We’ve seen a similar concept before, but the VFX here are a nice touch.

Interesting Ball

Interesting Ball

(NSFW, Gore) “How’d this get so f***ed up so quick?” DANIELS – the directing duo behind the music video for Turn Down for What – present a short film about a ball, love and stuff. We have to lie down for a bit.

Ambition

Ambition

A master and his apprentice turn a wasteland into small celestial bodies. Ambition promotes the International Rosetta Mission, which sent a spacecraft to orbit comet 67P/C-G and will soon drop a lander on the comet’s surface.

Stare Down

Stare Down

Director Michael Shanks pokes fun at the ridiculous expressions that opponents wear on their faces before a gunfight in westerns, amping up their intense stares to 11 with the help of some VFX magic.

Animator vs. Animation IV

Animator vs. Animation IV

Three years after the last installment, Alan Becker presents his new and Kickstarter-funded Animator vs. Animation short film. His stick figure nemesis is reborn, and it quickly gets personal. Hilarious and endearing.

Portal Gun Duel

Portal Gun Duel

(Gore) The cakes get real in this action packed short film by YouTuber RackaRacka. They take some liberties with the Portal gun – the part with the moon video was just weird – but it’s all in the name of fun and chaos.

Skateboarding Time Collapsed

Skateboarding Time Collapsed

Cy Kuckenbaker used his mesmerizing time collapse trick to showcase the skills of 15-year old pro skater Cory Juneau and promote the Nokia Lumia 930. It took 6 weeks to edit the 90-second video. Behind the scenes here.

Edge of Tomorrow B-Roll

Edge of Tomorrow B-Roll

ScreenSlam shares this behind the scenes footage from the filming of the underappreciated sci-fi action flick Edge of Tomorrow. Let’s use this opportunity to once again marvel at the fact that Tom Cruise is 52 freakin’ years old.

The Shadow of Mordor

The Shadow of Mordor

(Gore) Corridor Digital’s most ambitious short film yet is a live-action promo for the upcoming video game Shadow of Mordor. Regardless of whether or not you’re buying the game, the action, effects and makeup will draw you in.

Epic Nerf War

Epic Nerf War

From YouTube channel TheRackaRacka – the folks behind the Harry Potter vs. Star Wars toy fight – comes another make-believe battle that gets out of hand quickly. We love how they’ve embraced their shortcomings in special effects.

Low Budget Proton Streams

Low Budget Proton Streams

Practical VFX artist Joey Shanks simulates the proton stream effect from Ghostbusters using not much more than some flashlights, LEDs, fishing line, and long-exposures. We love how the prop Neutrino Wand cost way more than the effects.

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The Message (Teaser)

The Message (Teaser)

Industry Visual Effects is working on The Message, a CGI short film due out in 2015. The teaser really tells us nothing about the story, but it does tell us that these guys know a thing or two about amazing VFX. We can’t wait to see more.

Andy Thomas: Audio Life Forms

Andy Thomas: Audio Life Forms

Andy Thomas combines nature and technology in his “audio life forms”, 3D animations of abstract shapes inspired by plants and animals. Andy uses these shapes to visualize sound, in this case the chirps of a nightingale and a canary.

NF7

NF7

Marcus Alqueres‘ short sci-fi film envisions a world in which pro football players have been replaced with robots, amid concerns about player safety. The pre-order link on the NF7 website has us hoping there’s a video game in store.

Mr X

Mr X

Alex Nicholson’s documentary about the inspiration behind tattoo art, as told by Duncan X, a South London tattooist, whose struggles are reflected in his own ink. The VFX by MPC were used to remove, and replace Mr X’s tattoos.

Titanfall: Free the Frontier

Titanfall: Free the Frontier

A sharpshooting and insanely strong-legged frontier militia kicks ass with his loving mecha in this action-packed live action short film made by Playfight for Titanfall. Fastball special comin’ up!

The Trail’s End

The Trail’s End

(NSFW, Gore) A day before his scheduled death, destiny intervenes with an android’s fate. Old timers should be able to recognize the film’s inspiration, but in case you don’t, go ahead and watch the film anyway. Then read this.

Urban Isolation

Urban Isolation

A skate video in what appears to be a deserted Los Angeles. Russell Houghten used After Effects to pull off the visual trick. Russell will send any donations to his video and proceeds from the stills to Los Angeles county animal shelters.

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Japanese Schoolgirl Chase

Japanese Schoolgirl Chase

Two schoolgirls chase each other around the city in the longest and most badass softdrink commercial you’ll ever see, featuring death-defying stunts, a jazz drummer, ninja props and Japan-level parkour. English captions available.

Game of Thrones Season 4 VFX

Game of Thrones Season 4 VFX

(Spoilers) Mackevision shows off some of the visual effects it did for the fourth season of Game of Thrones. It’s like half of the things we saw on the show were enhanced or didn’t exist at all, from entire cities to wisps of smoke and fog.

Toy Wars

Toy Wars

A simple joke between two dads gets out of hand. Or is it three dads? Visual effects specialist Andrew McMurry reminds us that boys will be boys in this hilarious short film. Hulk Smash Fists: for children ages 30 and up.

Grand Theft Auto: Madrid

Grand Theft Auto: Madrid

GTA V takes place in a clone of Los Angeles. Zapruder Pictures shows that it could’ve been set in Madrid with this shot-for-shot remake of the game’s teaser, with the help of the Spanish city and a bit of visual effects.

Mis-drop

Mis-drop

(NSFW: Language) A mercenary company’s accountant looks at the video log of a missing rookie. Ferand Peek’s riveting short plays like a series pilot. More please! Pay what you want for a 1080p stream or download here.

Surfing Time Collapsed

Surfing Time Collapsed

Surfing highlight reels make the sport seem incessantly exciting, but in reality there’s a lot of downtime in between rides. Cy Kuckenbacker came up with a middle ground, presenting an hour of surfing footage all at once.

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