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08 Dec 00:00

An animated world where people have adjusted to an extremely windy life

by Lauren Davis

Robert Löbel's whimsical animation WIND exists in a world that is, well, extraordinarily windy. But the denizens of this windy world have found ways to deal with—and even enjoy—the weather.

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15 Dec 15:00

Rough sketches turned into functional scribbly furniture

by Lauren Davis

Rough sketches turned into functional scribbly furniture

This couch by Fukawa Daigo looks more like a drawing than an actual piece of furniture, but it can actually hold a person's weight. It's part of a series of furniture made to look like scribbles in a notebook.

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12 Aug 00:00

In a gorgeous flooded city, a scavenger discovers that he isn't alone

by Lauren Davis

The short film Contre temps (Against time) is set in a post-apocalyptic city that was long ago covered by rising tides. While exploring the city at low tide, however, a scavenger discovers another soul within the city.

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09 Aug 22:00

Watch this truck explode an astounding 39 times

by Rob Bricken

Question: How does a single vehicle manage to explode nearly 40 individual times in the course of seven minutes? Answer: Exactly like this.

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09 Aug 05:00

Video: A.V. Undercover 2013: The Melvins cover Butthole Surfers

The ice cream-related attack you're about to witness—or maybe just witnessed—was not planned in advance, though I realize it looks perfectly staged. Yes, we had legendary noise-rock band The Melvins out in Chicago's beautiful Humboldt Park, and yes, we had the spankin' new Jeni's ice cream truck set up as the backdrop. But the audience, and Buzz Osborne's unleashing of the word "free"—that was just the beautiful hand of fate. The song they covered seemed perfectly inappropriate for the occasion: It's "Graveyard" by Butthole Surfers, and that's Surfers bassist Jeff Pinkus ...
05 Aug 20:05

Is this the profanity-filled future of Doctor Who?

by Rob Bricken

Until he was cast as the new Doctor this past weekend, Peter Capaldi was best known as the insanely profane Malcolm Tucker on the BBC's dark political comedy The Thick of It. It only took a day from someone to add the character's inspired obscenities to a Doctor Who trailer — and the results are gloriously NSFW.

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01 Jul 18:00

The Game of Thrones cast has an ‘80s theme party in this awesome art

by Rob Bricken

The Game of Thrones cast has an ‘80s theme party in this awesome art

What if John Hughes directed Game of Thrones? Well, it probably wouldn't look anything like this, because it would still be set in the medieval fantasy realm of Westeros, but artist Mike Wrobel has painted much of the GoT cast in '80s and early '90s fashions, and they're just phenomenally brilliant. Take a look!

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05 Aug 19:40

The Game of Thrones '80s/90s theme party continues in this awesome art

by Rob Bricken

The Game of Thrones '80s/90s theme party continues in this awesome art

Winter is coming, and so are stone-washed jeans and slap bracelets. Artist Mike Wrobel has imagined more Game of Thrones' characters in the fashions of the late '80s and early '90s, and there just as radical as the first batch, which you can check out here.

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28 Feb 16:44

Looking for memory leaks

02 Jul 22:26

We can't stop watching this documentary about glass making

by Robert T. Gonzalez

This is Glas, a 1959 Oscar-winning short subject documentary by Bert Haanstra about glass making, and it is the most mesmerizing thing you'll see today.

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28 Jun 18:35

Amazing Video: The Great Gatsby Stripped of Greenscreen Effects

by Charlie Jane Anders

Could The Great Gatsby be one of the year's most special effects-heavy films? This VFX sizzle reel certainly makes it look that way.

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02 Jun 14:32

animation tutorial part. 1 AKA "the secret of animation"

by giovanni braggio

short character animation tutorial for every level that explains clearly the secret for a great acting performance

this is my final project for the professional course in 3d character animation at the Animation Workshop, Viborg (DK), it took 4 weeks from pre to post production

the music in the background is Kool & Klean - Volume 3 ( THE ALBUM 2012 ) _THE SMOOTHJAZZ LOFT_
website: klashtorni.com

Cast: giovanni braggio and The Animation Workshop

Tags: animation, tutorial, maya, norman, giovanni, braggio, workshop, 3d, rig and character

02 May 18:30

"The Best Alien Folk Duo Scifi Action Romance Comedy Movie Ever Made"

by Rob Bricken

There is absolutely nothing not to love about this trailer for The History of Future Folk, an immensely charming indie movie about and alien named Bill who comes to Earth to destroy it, but instead fall in love with our music. And when another alien named Kevin arrives to assassinate him, they start a band.

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03 Jun 14:00

The 100+ Best Tweets about last night's Game of Thrones

by Rob Bricken

The 100+ Best Tweets about last night's Game of Thrones

INTENSE SPOILERS FOR LAST NIGHT'S EPISODE OF GAME OF THRONES. SERIOUSLY, QUIT READING RIGHT THIS INSTANT IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED IT.

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02 Jun 21:00

Photos of Famous Landmarks While They Were Still Under Construction

by Vincze Miklós

Photos of Famous Landmarks While They Were Still Under Construction

We're used to seeing modern landmarks in their completed glory, but we gain a new appreciation for those familiar monuments when we see them in progress, and remember all the labor that went into bringing them to life.

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02 Jun 21:21

These Illustrated Movie Cars Are Absolutely Perfect

by Michael Ballaban

These Illustrated Movie Cars Are Absolutely Perfect

It's rare that I see a piece of art and a piece of me just wants to absolutely lunge for it, but this is one of those times. Exactingly created by artist Scott Park and replicating cars ranging from everything from the Dukes of Hazzard to The Fifth Element, each car is a perfect bit of art in its own right.

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13 May 14:00

Watch: Bhi Bhiman Covers Dire Straits with Buster Keaton Pratfalls

by Ray Padgett
Bhi Bhiman covers Dire Straits' 'Walk of Life' while Buster Keaton scrubs a lion.
16 May 17:00

Epic Blood Angels Space Marine Costume [Video]

by Geeks are Sexy

From Youtuber Pilerud:

I scratch built this Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine Blood Angel Tactical Sergeant, 7th company, 9th squad, costume as a fan. About 400 hours in making, spread over 10 months. The current weight is 25 kg. Height: About 215 cm/7′ (I am about 183 cm/6′ without armor). (To be able to move around easier and be able to use my own hands, the size is a compromize between proper SM size and a normal human.) Method: Pepakura (foam+hot glue) and some modifications to make it look more like the miniatures. And some aluminum rods, and screws and electronics. Cost of materials: At the present about 2500€.

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23 Apr 05:00

Video: A.V. Undercover 2013: Mac DeMarco covers Weezer

Mac DeMarco's second album—first if you only count Rock And Roll Nightclub as an EP—came out last year, and its messy-but-glorious songs were some of the best of 2012. The Canadian performer (and oh, he does perform) has professed an interest in Weezer in interviews, so we weren't too surprised that he and his band grabbed "Undone—The Sweater Song" and whipped it into something special. You can find DeMarco's own songs on the excellent 2. Enjoy.
02 May 05:00

Video: A.V. Undercover 2013: Basia Bulat covers Bruce Springsteen

This week we're taking a break from the regular Undercover list to offer up the ol' Seventh Inning Stretch—baseball-related cover songs, one by Houndmouth and this one by Basia Bulat. Perhaps you'll remember Bulat from the old Undercover room, where she covered Ted Leo's "Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone?" Here, she tackled Bruce Springsteen's classic "Glory Days" with the help of an instrument you don't see every day called the pianoette, a.k.a. hammered harp. Her voice and the sound of the harp bring a new dimension to what's really ...
25 Mar 15:20

Meet Prince Rupert's Drop. It's about to blow your mind.

by Robert T. Gonzalez

Stop what you're doing and watch this. No, really. Clear your schedule for the next seven minutes and have a seat. This here's the story of Prince Rupert's Drop – and if you're into physics, high-speed video, explosions, or the feeling of your jaw falling open in an involuntary expression of sheer wonderment, it's a story you definitely need to hear.

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13 Mar 21:33

If Game of Thrones Was Made in 1995



If Game of Thrones Was Made in 1995

14 Mar 10:01

Project managers' logic

by sharhalakis

Image by kmw