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Potion Overdose

Potion Overdose

Many videogame characters ingest a ton of potions in the course of their adventures. These two wizards face the consequences of spamming their mystical elixirs. Don’t cross the streams!

Killzone Intercept

Killzone Intercept

Brian Curtin and the team from Beyond Black Mesa return with another extraordinary fan film – this one 2 years in the making, transporting us to the world of Killzone as the ISA evacuates Helghan.

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Stamina

Stamina

(NSFW) The music video for Stamina, a song by electronica/dance music artist Vitalic from his new album Rave Age. It’s wild, trippy and fun, much like the song itself. Directed by Saman Keshavarz.

Monster Roll

Monster Roll

(NSFW: Language) A proof-of-concept for a feature film about sushi chefs fighting sea monsters. This is B-movie greatness. It could also work as a web series. Written and directed by Dan Blank.

The Ball Unleashed

The Ball Unleashed

The Mets’ 2012 season is but a distant memory, but before they ran out of steam, director Marc Rienzo and his team at Digital Domain Media Group created this futuristic CGI short to inspire fans. More here.

When Gordon Met Chell

When Gordon Met Chell

Valve’s silent protagonists come together to kick some ass in this awesome short film made by Michael Shanks. After all the crap they’ve been through, it’s nice to see the two have some fun.

Pockets

Pockets

A rookie burglar’s first heist goes badly and bizarrely wrong in this unusual short film made by Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan aka Daniels as part of Channel 4’s Random Acts show.

Yoshiya Yamada VFX Reel

Yoshiya Yamada VFX Reel

Pro CGI artist Yoshiya Yamada shows off some of his most impressive VFX work, from films including The Avengers, Battle: Los Angeles, and X-Men: Wolverine. Man how far we’ve come since TRON.

Level 99 Skater

Level 99 Skater

Those who’ve played Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games know that the manual is often used to string tricks together as one massive combo. Skater Christian Alexander pulls it off in real life. Or not.

Plurality

Plurality

(NSFW:Language) Awesomer reader Dennis Liu and friends Ryan Condal and Jonathan Hsu made this sci-fi film about a convenient, yet privacy-invading tech which tracks our movements to reduce crime.

Game of Thrones: Season 2 VFX

Game of Thrones: Season 2 VFX

(SPOILERS!) A look at some of the effects made by Pixomondo for the second season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. The show bagged the Outstanding Visual Effects at the 2012 Emmy Awards.

Currency Change Trick

Currency Change Trick

A magician transforms a coin into bills from different countries and then some. It’s not sleight of hand, but a mix of video editing and vfx, but it’s still fun to watch. Skip to 5:20 for the trick.

Iron Man Suit-Up Compilation

Iron Man Suit-Up Compilation

Watch the flashy Avenger at his flashiest in this compilation of Tony Stark suiting up to – and suiting down from – his Iron Man form. The clunky junkyard armor is missing though.

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Roller Coaster Tycoon IRL

Roller Coaster Tycoon IRL

Andrew Mc Murry plays a man who manages to create a true 3D version of Roller Coaster Tycoon. He does what anyone who’s ever played a tycoon game has done at least once: go on a power trip.

Plane Spotting

Plane Spotting

Black Moon Studios is back with another “instructional video.” This time they show us how to tell if a plane flying overhead is on a long haul flight. It’s really simple. Impossible, but simple.

Games We Play

Games We Play

Even without board games and videogames, we’ve all managed to entertain ourselves with our impromptu pastimes to make a long trip or boring day more bearable. Video by Ian Bennett.

Order Up

Order Up

Delivery guys encounter all sorts of people and situations on the job. But this dude will have one hell of a time explaining to his boss what happened. He should’ve taken the first payment.

1st Person World War II

1st Person World War II

If you liked Freddie Wong’s Battlefield 4 videos, check out his latest video. It’s a seemingly straightforward sequence, but the magic lies in the seamless transition between perspectives.

The Mirror

The Mirror

Witness the life of Louis, from childhood to adulthood, through his own eyes. The moral of the story? Don’t spend your entire life in front of a mirror. Just kidding. Check out the making-of here.

Inception Park 2

Inception Park 2

Fernando Livschitz of Black Sheep Films is back with another weird and wonderful mash up of amusement parks and commercial districts. This time he uses New York City as the background.

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New Lands

New Lands

The music video for Justice’s song New Lands. The video has a retro-futuristic B-flick vibe (with shades of Rollerball) that fits the song perfectly. Directed by Barcelona-based studio Canada.

Game of Lightsabers

Game of Lightsabers

(Spoilers) YouTuber Joel935M used After Effects to add a bit of Star Wars in the battle between Jaime Lannister and Eddard Stark in Game of Thrones, turning their swords into lightsabers.

Photoreal

Photoreal

Corridor Digital is up to their usual visual trickery, altering the world to suit their purposes in this short clip about a camera which can replace portions of the real world with digital images.

Portal: Terminal Velocity

Portal: Terminal Velocity

Jason Craft used “3D tracking, seamless camera cuts and 3D camera projection” to recreate the mind-bending and space-warping ability of the Portal gun. The gun itself isn’t a prop but CGI.

City in the Sky

City in the Sky

Inspired by the lotus flower, City in the Sky is a concept for an oasis rising above the “developed and polluted city.” If you ask us, we’d rather have both this and clean cities.

Chalk Warfare

Chalk Warfare

We’ve seen people wage war with cardboard, now watch a battle using weapons drawn with magical chalk in this short film by SoKrispyMedia. It’s like an adult version of Crayon Physics Deluxe.

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