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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. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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87 Bounces

(NSFW: Language) Jean wanted to try out his new basketball. Instead, he ends up taking us on a tour through his star-studded neighborhood, filled with the likes of Brick Tamland, The Dude and Superman. A silly short by Collectif HOTU. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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Supervenus

(Gore, Illustrated Nudity) A female anatomical illustration undergoes a nip here and a tuck there. And there. And there, there and there. Frederic Doazan’s animated short film is a grim reflection of standards of beauty. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Hat Tip Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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. Link Continue Reading from the Source

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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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