In 1957, the USSR launched Sputnik, the first man-made object to reach orbit around the Earth. The event ignited the "Space Race" between the US and the Soviets, which ran parallel to the Cold War. In 1959, Yuri Gagarin became the first human to enter space, and it looked as if the race had been lost. But in 1961, President John F. Kennedy announced the goal of putting a man on the Moon — and the rest is history. Created from thousands of stills taken by astronauts, Lunar animates the longest journey ever undertaken in the history of mankind.
Based on the Dutch comic strip Agent 327, this Blender Animation Studios short features the spy looking for a secret entrance in a barbershop leading to an evil genius and her terrifying experiments on humans. Made completely in the freeware Blender 3D modeling and animation suite, Blender Animation Studios wants to make this short into a feature-length movie. Learn more about the project and how you can help here.
In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war. In the Warhammer 40k universe, based on the epic tabletop game, billions of lives are fed into the thresher of conflict across the galaxy. Among the most vaunted and fanatical of combatants, the Space Marines fight for the immortal Emperor of Mankind, defending humanity from alien races and inter-dimensional beings bent on destruction. Richard Boylan captures the dark Gothic space opera perfectly in this black and white animation of the Warhammer 40k audiobook Helsreach.
John Wich is an ex-hitman with a love for his puppy and vengeance. But replace his handguns and rifles with an arsenal of Nerf blasters, and you get the latest short from Corridor. The filmmaking crew remakes the neo-noir thriller with the latest foam-based weaponry, resulting in a parody with just as much action and none of the violence.
Fingerboarding is the smaller, less extreme little brother to skateboarding. Other than the small chance of stubbing a finger or breaking a nail, the sport is hardly dangerous. But in this short by Sebastian Linda, the filmmaker uses the power of cinema — some slick angles and slow-mo footage — to turn the tiny tricks into a hardcore skate film.
Not everything has to end with a galactic rebellion, epic lightsaber duel, and killing your own dad. Sometimes you can just settle the matter with a game of chess. When Luke Skywalker defeats Darth Vader, Darth does what anyone would do if they lost control of the galaxy: Take their Death Star and go home.
The 1960's was a revolutionary time for diving, with significant improvements to underwater diving apparatus and underwater timing instruments. Leading the charge was Oris, and now they've reached back into their archives for the Oris Divers Sixty-Five Watch. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed blue-dialed version, the green Oris arrives with an updated look of the original while retaining retro details like the slim case line, thin bezel, and trapezoid date window. It's also taken advantage of 21st-century watchmaking techniques with Swiss Made automatic movement, bubble-curved glass made of scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and anti-reflective coating on the inside to reduce glare and increase legibility while underwater. This direct descendant of one of Oris's first diver's comes with a choice of three straps and a metal bracelet, and successfully melds the groundbreaking features of the original with modern enhancements for a diver that's in a class by itself.
More than a simple camera drone, GoPro Karma is a series of separate accessories that work together to deliver great-looking aerial footage in the air or on the ground. It starts with the drone and its folding design, top speed of 35mph, 20-minute runtime, and the touchscreen controller that gets even novices up and running with ease. The stabilizer slides inside the Karma Grip — for smooth handheld videos. And the entire kit packs into a backpack case. The Karma system is compatible with the Hero 5 Black and Hero 4 Black and Silver.
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Just because Christmas is over, doesn't mean you can't enjoy a post-holiday fire. Animator PES pays homage to the WPIX tradition by adding his stop-motion mastery to the classic Yule log in the form of a soothing candy corn and pretzel fire. Although the film was originally created in 2007, this version has been lovingly remastered in crisp 4K.
Kaptain Kristian isn't just a film essayist — he also has a flair for rhyme. Moving from the screen to the page, the Kaptain gives an ode to beloved author Dr. Seuss in the doctor's familiar anapestic tetrameter.
It still isn't easy being Bruce. In the sequel to Everybody Wants to Kill Bruce, an entire city is out to get him, either on purpose or accidentally. It took editor Pierre-Alexandre Chauvat 53 movies to get enough villains on the hunt for Bruce, and it still isn't enough to bring the action hero down.
For over 50 years, this Italian photographer has been compiling some of the most sought-after cameras out there. Not limited to just cameras, his collection is full of photography treasures, including old manuals, books and magazines. This short film not only shows off his dreamy assortment vintage finds, but also his passion and love for the art.
Just because you made it to the Red Planet doesn't mean you can't lose your job. They paid Ted to sleep, and he didn't get fired. They had bathroom attendants. They're still collecting a check. But the guy who designs the t-shirts, hats, and buttons — the stuff that people back on Earth actually connect with — is expendable. Even on Mars, the bottom line is the ultimate decider.
You've belted it out in your car. Sang along during Wayne's World. But have you ever really listened to the lyrics to "Bohemian Rhapsody"? Corridor turned the Queen classic into a shot film, resulting in a dark tale of drugs, crime, and a poor boy.
You never knew cartoons tasted so good. In the Canal Kitchen, the ingredients go straight from film to table, using only the freshest characters picked at the peak of ripeness.
Broken yolks. Cans getting stuck in vending machines. Missed shots. We've all experienced these insanely frustrating moments. To remind you how terrible they are, Parallel Studio has compiled all of the most unsatisfying situations everyday life has to offer.
Sometimes it's the cut of a jacket that makes it stand out. Other times, it's the color. With the Taylor Stitch Hawkins Jacket, it's the fabric. Made from Polartec Neoshell, it keeps you dry while still allowing for the release of heat and vapor, regulating your body temperature in any climate. The Neoshell is sandwiched between two layers of synthetic knit for added durability, and the YKK waterproof zippers and taped seams ensure all that high-tech fabric doesn't go to waste. Its classic 60/40 silhouette makes it adaptable to both casual and more formal affairs, and the brimmed hood protects your noggin when it's coming down.
Presented by Taylor Stitch.
Bridging the gap between the stuff on store shelves and a trip to a custom tailor, INDOCHINO offers high-quality made to measure suits with amazing fit and feel. They take 14 measurements to create suits and shirts that are made for you and you alone. And the fit isn't the only thing that will make you stand out, as INDOCHINO offers a great selection of fabrics and customization options — from lapels to linings and more — to personalize your look. The result is an investment-quality wardrobe that's far more attainable than traditional custom-tailored options.
Presented by Indochino.
Pixar doesn't only create amazing feature films, but they're also able to tell some pretty incredible stories in a short amount of time. Take for instance their latest project Piper, the accompanying short to Finding Dory. Starring a hungry little sandpiper, the tiny hatchling braves new territory, faces a terrifying mishap, and comes out a better bird — all in under six minutes.
To many, Burberry is mainly just luxury trench coats and a fancy plaid pattern. But the brand's origins are far more than just that. They've outfitted the first man to reach the South Pole, the 1914 expedition across Antarctica, George Mallory's 1924 attempt on Mount Everest, and military personnel during the First World War. In this sort film from Academy Award-winning director Asif Kapadia, the life of founder Thomas Burberry is reimagined to tell the 160-year history of the brand, starting with the creation of his trademark gabardine fabric.
The breakout hit from the Duff Brothers is still fresh on everyone's mind, especially after the announcement of a second season. With little known about what's to come, all we can do is speculate. Animator Leigh Lahav and writer Oren Mendez have their own ideas and imagine it plays out something like the Charles M. Schulz holiday special. In this Peanuts/Stranger Things mashup, Charlie Brown and the gang are turned into Will, Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and Eleven shortly after Will's return from the Upside Down, and the results are near perfection.
"The Driver" is back for one last ride. Clive Owen reprises the role he last played in 2002, in BMW Films' series of short films The Hire. While the 14-year layoff inbetween jobs might have made "The Driver" a little "rusty", it certainly hasn't dulled his driving skills — or the performance of BMW's M-series of vehicles.
Indiana Jones is on the hunt for an artifact of great power — the head of C-3PO. This Indiana Jones and Star Wars mashup has Indy dodging lasers, running from rolling Death Stars, and nearly being skewered by ewoks. Fabrice Mathieu created this great short for the 35th anniversary of the classic Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Pixar animators must really love their jobs because even in their spare time they are making Oscar-worthy animations. Created by Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, this five-year project tells the broken past of a weathered sheriff as he's still dealing with the sorrow in the present. And just like any good Pixar film, it rips your heart out into a million pieces.
LEGO enters a psychedelic Technicolor dream when a fisherman hooks a sea monster. Hauled under the waves, John, Paul, George, Ringo and their Yellow Submarine race to save him. If you're wishing for the Yellow Submarine set, you won't have to wait long — this Beatles-themed kit releases on November 1, 2016.
War is hell. And plastic. Taking Nerf wars to the next level, Nukazooka puts a Spielberg-esque, Saving Private Ryan spin on suction-cup shootouts. Amid flying sponge darts, explosions, and even a Nerf tank, a group of gritty heroes band together for an epic win.
In a not-too-distant dystopian future, the biggest entertainment event of the year in America is The Long Walk. A grueling marathon where 100 boys must walk at exactly 4 miles per hour, the penalty for failure is death. Based on the novel by Stephen King and beautiful animated by Adriano Gazza.
Indiana Jones superfan Patrick Schoenmaker has finished his masterpiece: an epic, animated opening for The Adventures of Indiana Jones. Five years in the making, this title sequence follows Indy through the adventure of a lifetime. We want to see this in production, now.
For the most part, stormtroopers have just been mindless, faceless minions running around the galaxy in really awesome tactical gear. Aside from Finn in The Force Awakens, we rarely get to see what's behind the helmet. This fan film is giving the Imperial soldiers a pulse by revealing the men inside the armor as a trio of stormtroopers prepare for the battle of Jakku.
Good help is hard to find, even when you're the Galactic Empire — just ask Director Krennic. With the construction of the Death Star definitely not going to plan, Krennic is putting the pressure on his Stromtrooper lackeys to get the job back on track. Meanwhile, Jyn and the Rebels on Jedha have to battle every Empire toy in the galaxy to escape with the Death Star plans — before the weapon is completed and time runs out for the Rebellion.
When Jack Torrance, Mr. Bean, and The Dude all show up at the same place, you know it's just another night at Hell's Club. AMDS Films splices together more scenes from great films to revisit their exclusive Hollywood hotspot "where all fictional characters meet outside of time and outside of all logic". This spin-off takes a bathroom break to see what weird and wonderful stuff goes on when characters like Tony Montana and Tyler Durden find themselves face to face in close quarters.
It's stuff — in reverse. Folding laundry, rolling stuff down a slope, match sticks and beans, MarkHacks shows everything from the end to the beginning.