Two of the biggest shoe companies in the world were founded because two brothers couldn't get along. Adidas and Puma were started by Adolf and Rudolph Dassler respectively, after the popularity of their Dassler shoes tore them apart. As they say, the rest is history — and sibling rivalry.
Before there were smartphones, people actually took pictures with cameras on film. This 35mmYamasheta is one of those cameras. Now broken and dead, The Royal Ocean Film Society takes a look back at the life that it lived through the photos it took.
Instagram is full of cliché photos. More than ever, people are not only oversharing but also overusing the same gimmicks to document their journeys around the globe, crowding our feeds with airplane wings and Leaning Tower of Pisa ice cream cones. To poke a little fun at the social media obsessed, Oliver KIMA collected some of the most stereotypical travel pictures a compiled them into a face-paced ode to mass tourism.
Kobe Bryant had a legendary 20-year career but before he was ever drafted, he had a deep infatuation with the game. In this animated film, the icon reads his love letter to basketball over hand-drawn illustrations, directed by Disney animator Glen Keane. The short was played at his jersey retirement ceremony and is now up for an Academy Award.
In the future, science has greatly expanded the lifetime of humans, to the point where natural death is nearly an unheard of experience. The Dreaveler corporation has stepped in to fill the gap, offering a kind of VR euthanasia for those ready to shed the mortal coil.
The rise of drones has taken aerial photography to new heights, giving us a unique perspective on the world around us. In this short film, Bogdan Teodorescu takes advantage of this medium to capture a different angle of the landscapes of Romania.
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As a kid, we all pretended that the floor was lava as we hopped from a pillow to the couch. Well, RocketJump imagined that childhood scenario in real life. In this short film, three roommates must navigate their lava-filled apartment to get to safety without getting scorched by the liquid hot magma.
Christmas came early this year. After almost three decades, Gremlins has returned. Although it's not an official third film, this fan-made short is the next best thing. The Ryan Patrick-directed story follows a shady salesman who claims to have found a medication to keep your mogwais cute and fuzzy but like any good movie anecdote, there are always a few exceptions.
You hate your job. You've had it with your boss. What do you do? Spend a year animating a seven-minute short showing exactly how you feel. Tim Searfoss did exactly that in this excellent piece of storytelling about being a drone on the line.
Over a year later, Oates Studios finally has a second chapter in the ADAM story. A tiny bit more is revealed about the cybernetic main character, after a brutal journey from a walled city governed by a mysterious entity called the Consortium. An oracle reveals Adam's past, and how he came to be what he is now.
This is it — the third and final prequel short in the leadup to the release of Blade Runner 2049. This beautiful anime, directed by Cowboy Bebop's Shinichiro Watanabe, fills in another piece of the puzzle in the timeline between the original Blade Runner and the upcoming film.
Shinichiro Watanabe, director of Cowboy Bebop, is creating a Blade Runner anime short set a few years after the first movie. According to Wantanabe, Blade Runner was a huge influence on him and his style. This teaser highlights concept art a few seconds of animation from the upcoming film.
Season seven of Game of Thrones is long gone, but HBO has been keeping our obsessions alive with a behind-the-scenes feature and now this animated prequel. Told in storybook style, the short series tells the history of the Seven Kingdoms — going back long before Robert's Rebellion. The first chapter focuses on the origin of House Targaryen, while the remaining legends will only be available with limited DVD and Blu-ray releases on December 12, 2017.
If you grew up in the 90s, you know about the Lo. Ralph Lauren's Polo brand was ubiquitous — jeans, shirts, sweaters, hoodies. You couldn't take a step anywhere almost in America without seeing the polo player logo looking back at you. So how did a designer brand go from Fith Avenue to America at large? The Lo Lifes. This New York City boosting gang made a logo into a culture. Watch how it happened in this short documentary narrated by one of the gang's founders.
This is not the type of pendant lighting you get at the local hardware or big box home store. The stainless steel pendant is sourced in the Midwest and powder coated, then added to Conway Electric's signature braided cloth cord with the addition of an in-line rocker switch for easy usage. It can be plugged directly in to a three-prong outlet or hardwired for more serious integrations. A standard medium base allows for bulbs, including LED, of up to 70 watts. With 12-feet of cord to play with, add it to the workshop to instantly have the most sophisticated and moveable lighting source to find tools or put extra light on a project. Available in solid black or ACDC white and a two-tone cord.
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Although Yellowstone National Park was established in the late 1800s, the National Park Service wasn't officially formed until 1916 — over 100 years ago. That's a whole lot of time to cover. So to make sure you get the full story without burning several hours on a complete documentary, filmmaker Ryan Maxey pieced together a timeline, going back as far as the Big Bang, in this abridged version of the history of our National Parks.
Nukazooka may have just found the premise for the next Lego Movie when he mashed Grand Theft Auto and the plastic toy bricks together. We'd totally watch a feature film-length version of Tommy Vercetti ripping through a Lego Vice City, but for now, we'll savor for this three-minute romp through the sidewalk.
Baxter Zevcenko has it pretty good. He's the head of a high school crime ring, nobody messes with his business, and he's got the girl he's always dreamed about — until he gets kidnapped by a shamanistic bounty hunter named Jackson Ronin. In this short based on the South African novel of the same name, Baxter watches Jackson summon something not of this world in the slums around Capetown.
Thirty years have passed between the original Blade Runner and the upcoming Blade Runner: 2049. Jared Leto's character, Niander Wallace, is introducing a perfected line of replicants meant to get the ban against them lifted. Three short films are coming before Blade Runner: 2049's release, giving an overview of events in the decades between the films.
Capturing polar bears in their natural setting is a rare event. Because they make their home on the sea ice of the Arctic Circle, photographers must endure -30ºC temperatures, frozen terrain, and equipment failures to get a glimpse of the maritime bear — but those who do get big rewards. Filmmakers Abraham Joffe and Dom West describe the difficulties of shooting on Earth's northernmost territory and the payoff that comes along with it.
There might be bars on the windows and nothing to wear but orange jumpsuits, but there's still a way be free. Dungeons & Dragons offers a way for prisoners across the US to be someone else for a moment — and leave the harsh realities of jail life behind. Two former maximum security inmates are back on the outside and using D&D to work their way back into society.
The cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast is — LEGOs? A morning meal fit for a minifig champion is prepared in this stop-motion short from BrickBros. Eggs and toast with jam are on the menu, all made from the finest bricks.
If it's on the screen, it probably isn't real. But that doesn't mean it takes a less talented group of people to make the magic happen. Honda celebrates the creativity and work it takes to bring a dream from the brain to the screen in this short film.
On an asteroid mining station, something has killed most of the crew and assimilated them into a terrifying beast. One low-ranking crew member is left, and the race is on to try and get off the asteroid before it's too late. Zygote is another wicked release from Neil Blomkamp's Oat's Studios.
Inspiration. A spark. The muse, the beginning, the idea — where does it come from? David Lynch, Chuck Close, two kids, and several others discuss inspiration, ideas, and how they get them in this entertaining short film.
The latest short from Neil Blomkamp's Oats Studios finds the Man Upstairs gleefully playing with his creations. With the help of His butler, Geoffrey, we find that if we are created in his image, He's kind of a jerk. Sharlto Copley stars in this irreverent look at Creation.
So what happens in the Star Wars universe when the cameras aren't rolling? The first short in the animated Forces of Destiny series follows Rey and BB-8 on an adventure that didn't make it into The Force Awakens, with Daisy Ridley voicing her big screen character.
Neill Blomkamp's experimental Oats Studios has released another NSFW short. A group of soldiers come across Vietcong fighters with terrible wounds, and helicopters and tanks start gravitating into the sky. Firebase is like Apocalypse Now meets Predator, with a seemingly alien being wreaking havoc while the Vietnam War rages around it.
Neill Blomkamp has dropped the first film in his experimental sci-fi series Oats Studios. Starring Sigourney Weaver, the short takes place in a dystopian Texas in the not too distance future where lizard-like aliens have taken over Earth and our minds. If you like what you see, you can donate to the project and possibly help get these shorts made into feature films.