My brain struggles to believe that this black swan—featured in the new McLaren 570S commercial—is not a real animal but an awesome render. The video compares the aerodynamics of the swan and the car by putting the hyperrealistic CGI bird inside a wind tunnel.
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.
Patrick Kramer is a human camera. But instead of lens, film, or CCD he uses brushes and oil paints. This series called Gravity shows stunning hyperrealistic paintings of women floating in zero gravity. That's right, these are paintings and not photographs.
British TV channel Drama made a life-size chocolate model of Benedict Cumberbatch to celebrate their launch on UKTV's on demand service. Chocolate Cumberbatch weights 88 pounds (40 Kg) and was made using 500 bars of Belgium chocolate. The likeness is truly impressive.
National Geographic's Your Shots features this spectacular picture of a scuba diver swimming under a massive shoal of fish at Cabo Pulmo, in Baja California peninsula, Mexico. The picture, shot by Californian photographer Jeff Hester, shows a colorful ocean full of life but that wasn't always the case:
When I saw this video of Swedish skier Erik Sunnerheim zooming over the ice while carving with a chainsaw two thoughts popped into my mind: At first I though it was super fun and wanted to try it right away but then, all the things that could go wrong started to pile up in my brain taking the shape of a giant nope.
The guys at AtomCentral uploaded this video depicting the failed test of the Atlas missile back in 1961. The footage—scanned to HD from the original film—shows the rocket exploding in an epic and mesmerizing slow motion that would make Michael Bay drool.
Jaguar unveiled their new car model to the world—the #NewXF—making it cross the Thames river, in London, over a two-inch-wide (34 mm) and 787-foot-long (240 meters) high-wire. The car made it successfully to the other side establishing a insane but, nonetheless, extraordinary new world record.
If there is such thing as a Michael Jordan of crazy basketball trick shots, David Kalb would be it. In fact, he'd give Jordan himself a run for his money with his tricks. This time, he went to a warehouse and performed impossible shots with the basketball hoop strapped to a moving forklift.
When I first bumped into this clip my mind refused to accept what my eyes were seeing. And, to this moment, my brain still doesn't fully understand how these people managed to squeeze their bodies into such a minuscule hole. One thing is clear: If these guys suffered from claustrophobia, this video wouldn't exist.
A video of guy playing piano could sound like a boring thing to watch but, if that guy is the skillful and amazingly talented concert pianist Jason Pelsey, it can be as extreme as any insane wingsuit clip we shared here. Check it out.
This video—made by General Electrics—shows different stuff, from a Christmas ornament to a watermelon, falling and bouncing off gelatin in glorious and mesmerizing stop motion. They didn't create it just for fun, their locomotive engineers were looking for new ways of converting momentum into electricity.
Driver Ott Tanak and his co-pilot Raigo Molder crashed on a river during the Mexico leg of the FIA World Rally Championship. Fortunately, they could escape before the water flooded the car completely. This insane video, shot from a camera place in the back seat, depicts pretty graphically one of my worst nightmares.
This excerpt from Straight Up: Helicopters in Action—a documentary released on IMAX theaters a few years ago—shows the dangerous daily routine of the guys in charge of fixing the high voltage lines. One of the workers say that even if you're afraid of heights or electricity you can still do this job—I seriously…
Wow. This is amazing. I knew cuttlefish could change their hue to blend in with the sea floor and protect themselves from predators. But I didn't know they could use that skill to create trippy light shows that put their prey into trance.
No one, not even these fighter pilots, can't resist a chocolate bar when the munchies strike. This video shows how the pilot in the front passes a Snickers bar to his colleague just by opening his hand and letting it float to the back of the cockpit dragged by the acceleration forces. So cool.
Santorini, in Greece, is one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean sea but, for free runners like Jason Paul and Enis Maslic, it's also an amusement park. Take a tour to this wonderful island as they jump from one rooftop to another, annoy the neighbors, and risk their lives.
His technique may not be orthodox but it's definitely efficient. I timed it and he chops an onion in, roughly, ten seconds. Which is less than what it takes to do it with a domestic food processor—considering that you have to cut the onion first, put it in the machine, close the lid, chop it, and take it out again.