Ben, the protagonist of this film, doesn’t know if the end of the world is real or if it’s all just a nightmare. But! It’s a nightmare that’s so cool that I actually wouldn’t mind living there. I would sit comfortably on a rooftop, grab a beer, and just watch that beautiful world go to hell.
The first time my grandma visited the Sistine Chapel, she almost passed out. When she recovered she said she saw God. If the premise of this short is correct, she didn’t. She only suffered a weird type of epilepsy triggered by certain images. Those visions of God follow a precise pattern and can be induced in other…
In a perfect world—or at least in the perfect world I have in my mind—kids would learn about chemistry, history, or human evolution theory through claymation short films as cute and clever as this one. Actually, adults would learn like this too. Everything could use more claymation.
Anomaly is an unusual Christmas tale, set in the late 60’s, which tells the story of a group of people connected by the same astronomical event: A frightening meteor that will enter and exit the atmosphere. It is weird and sad and hopeful and just really interesting to watch.
Watching the stunning opening titles of the FITC Toronto 2015—a conference for digital creators of all kinds—is like watching the life of the whole of humanity flash before your eyes. The video—created by motion graphics artist Will Reid—sums up human evolution in three minutes full of pure eye candy.
I've never been too keen on playing dress-up but this clever cup trick made me change my mind. It's very easy to make, works like a charm, and you can create your own characters—which is what makes it exciting. You just need a few transparent plastic cups, a permanent marker, and some basic drawing skills.
When Genki Sudo and his dance crew World Order were invited to throw the ceremonial first pitch at a Japanese baseball game in Japan the crowd expected to see one of his famous robotic choreographies, and he didn't disappoint them—well, maybe the actual throw could have been much better. Check it out:
These guys took a bunch of images from different peaks of Los Andes—the longest continental mountain range in the world located in the western coast of South America—drew a staff over them, and marked the peaks as notes. An orchestra played this random composition and the result is surprisingly beautiful.
I wish I had a window with a perfect view of this pack planter robot. I would open it every morning to watch the machine transplant pansies while I have my breakfast—and I would probably be late to work for the rest of my life.
There have been other great alpine ski runs. More epic, difficult, or far more dangerous but this one, by the World Champion alpine skier Marcel Hirscher, is the prettiest and most colorful I've ever seen—and it's environmentally friendly. They claim they only used 100% natural materials to make the color effects.
When I see British designer and calligraphist Seb Lester work I picture myself sitting quietly next to him just watching him do his job. I'm sure calligraphy is a very relaxing thing to do, this video—where he skillfully recreates famous logos by hand—proves that it's also a mesmerizing thing to watch.
Watching this cool mashup of 98 famous movie fights totally unleashed my inner teenager. It makes me want to get my old high school friends together for a daylong kung fu movie marathon—in VHS if possible. The only thing that bothered me about the clip is the annoying music. That's one thing I'll never miss about…
I don't care if this is an ad made just to sell beauty products. I'm fascinated by the hands of these artisans and how they transform big chunks of marble, metal, and wood into perfect replicas of body care products containers. I only wish there were more videos showing in detail how they made each one of these.
Check out this five speed manual transmission 3D printed after a Toyota model—the W56 transmission. Watching how the cogwheels spin and react every time the guy changes gears is just amazing.
French illustrator Guillaume Cornet loves making large but insanely detailed drawings of cities full of surreal little characters. This mesmerizing time lapse shows the process of making his last work: A humorous depiction of a Parisian neighborhood.
Pilot Sebb Stratta put together this video showing every time his friends joined him in one of his insane acrobatic flights. Their scared faces and uncontrolled reactions are hilarious. Check them out: