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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. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Transformers’ VFX Guru Explains Why Building CGI Bots Is Getting Harder

If you see Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth (fourth!) film in the franchise this weekend, you’re not going to see an emotional tale of robots banding together to overcome adversity. You’re going for the badass special effects. We chatted with VFX supervisor Scott Farrar to see how the new movie made them more awesome [...]

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Game of Thrones: Season 4 VFX

(Spoilers/Gore) A brief breakdown of some of the more bloody and gut-wrenching visual effects from the past season of Game of Thrones. It should be obvious, don’t click play if you aren’t caught up. Watch it before it gets yanked down. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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