The primary reason to watch Michael Bay’s Transformers movies, packed in 10 minutes. YouTuber Tunglebrek compiled most of the transformation sequences from the first three movies in one video. Uncompressed copy here.
A compilation of famous scenes from the movies that won the Academy Awards’ Best Visual Effects category. Made by filmmaker & video essayist Nelson Carvajal. Our money’s on he Desolation of Smaug or Gravity for this year.
Iron Man 3 was one of the disappointments of 2013, but its silly plot doesn’t mean it wasn’t chockful of impressive VFX artistry, as is evidenced in this breakdown of the destruction of Tony Stark’s mansion from Scanline VFX.
If you think visual effects are only used in science fiction and fantasy genres, check out the work that VFX studio Brainstorm Digital did for Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. What’s even real anymore?
An amazing reel of CGI work by digital artist David Horsley and his peers, including behind the scenes footage from Enders Game, Life of Pi, Happy Feet and others. Horsley is currently working on The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
(NSFW: Language, SPOILERS)Richard Trammell edited a pivotal scene in Fight Club – where Tyler Durden challenges the unnamed protagonist to a fist fight for the first time – to show what happened from an outsider’s point of view.
The music video for Boggie’s single Nouveau Parfum presents post-production in real time. Hungarian video collective The Soup used a combination of makeup, lighting and digital effects to create the fictional editing software.
Freddie Wong got together with Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’? to replicate technology found in the Donkey Kong Country franchise. Perhaps it’s the thick coat of gorilla fur that protects them from the explosive barrels in the game.
YouTuber FarlyTeem compiled the magic tricks posted by Zach King aka FinalCutKing on Vine. Many of the tricks are simple edits, but at least a few of them are clever and will leave you scratching your head.
Two drivers dish out their alibis for their bad road habits. Unfortunately, they will never have the time for the actual conversation to take place. A harrowing anti-speeding advisory for the New Zealand Transport Agency.
(NSFW: Language) The war of the boxes escalates to the skies in Cardboard Warfare 2.5: World of Warplanes, the latest action-packed short film from the RocketJump crew. It’s a shameless plug for World of Warplanes, but we don’t care.
Think you can still tell the difference between film and video? Filmmaker Joey Shanks shows off how close the two have gotten, capturing takes of the same visuals with a Canon 7E 35mm and a 5D Mk.II digital camera with filters applied.
Cy Kuckenbacker continues his San Diego Studies series. This time he compressed and edited a four-minute shot of San Diego traffic, reorganizing the passing vehicles according to their color. More here.
Sherlock Holmes hit a dead end in his search for a mysterious doctor. Turns out all he had to do was wait. John Smith intricately combined scenes from the two hit BBC series to make this neat video. The VFX breakdown is just as cool.
Yes, the ping pong knife trick video was debunked as being done with VFX, but that doesn’t make it any less fun to watch. Now the Tumba Ping Pong Show ups the ante, this time embracing the visual trickery.
Alex Cornell presents a short film about a dystopic future in which civilian territory is monitored by highly intelligent and imperious UAVs with Watch_Dogs-like abilities. Worse, Adobe updates are still around. Dammit.
…also known as “Tekken with Friends.”Rocket Jump visualizes some of the dick moves that we pull off when playing fighting video games. Here’s a tip from Uncle Sensei: download Divekick. Problem solved.
“You wanna pizz-a me?” We know that some sign spinners have mad skills, but Papa Roni’s rep takes it to the next level. And so does Papa Roni himself. Another funny and action-packed short from Corridor Digital.
Big Lazy Robot steps away from frightening glimpses of a grim future with this much lighter but cynical take on the negative and homogenizing effects of technology. Don’t take it too seriously. We all have an iDiot inside of us.
The Four Players is a mini-series by YouTube gaming channel Polaris. It re-imagines familiar video game characters with a darker and more serious tone. You can watch the rest here. The Soldier kicks ass.
Super Power Beat Down pits a Power Ranger against an undead ninja. Tommy was kind enough not to use his giant robot, while Scorpion was kind enough to wait while his opponent summoned his sword. Skip to 4:08 for the battle.
Joey Shanks shows off a simple, yet clever method for creating images of simulated cosmic bodies, using sheets of glass, food coloring, and milk. Our favorite trick is how he uses dust particles for the stars.