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Why CGI Is Ruining Movies

We best enjoy movies that meld reality, practical effects, and limited CGI. Too much CGI feels consequence-free to us. Here, Story Brain explains “The WETA Effect,” which kicked off an era of unreal and unrelatable action sequences. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Doctor Strange Fan Intro

This Is Productions presents their take on the title sequence for the upcoming live-action Doctor Strange movie, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. They juxtaposed Strange’s old Marvel comics with The Flaming Lips’ W.A.N.D. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Real Life GTA V

(Gore) Corridor Digital mimicked the camera angles, the casual chaos and the swaggy Terminator walking animation of Grand Theft Auto V to turn Los Angeles into Los Santos. Behind the scenes here. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Trick Meter

Simeon Duncombe’s short film features a clever combination of live-action and visual effects as skkateboarder Jack Fagan is subjected to a series of difficult obstacles and trials that he must negotiate before his trick meter runs out. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Halo vs. Call of Duty

(PG-13 Language) All hell breaks loose when a bunch of PlayStation fanboys invoke the wrath of Master Chief. YouTuber RackaRacka and his crew wreck a house in yet another ridiculously over the top geeky battle. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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? Hat Tip Link Link 2 Price: $1.29 Continue Reading from the [...]

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Seeing 1.3 million particles get thrown in a bowl is weirdly satisfying

Maybe it’s because they look like cheese puffs? I don’t know. But seeing this visual simulation of 1.3 million orange cheese puffy-ish particles get thrown into a bowl and the cascading physics that results because of that thought experiment basically stole my eyeballs for much longer than it should have. Read more… Continue Reading from [...]

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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. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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