Losing your job sucks. Losing your job when you live on the Red Planet could really, really suck. This short imagines what it might be like.
This short film had me spitting out my coffee this morning. Voltige is a short film by third year Motion Picture in Arles student Léo Brunel in France. It’s quick, simple and hilarious.
Archer is nearly back! To celebrate, FX announced the show’s return with an absolutely incredible shot-for-shot remake of the opening to the Tom Selleck classic Magnum P.I., right down to the theme tune and the, err.. facial hair.
Sometimes we forget just how chaotic Europe’s geopolitical past was. Long before the Nazis or the Soviet Union caused great shifts in the balance of power, endless conflicts shifted the continent’s borders time and time again. When put in perspective, empires rose and fell in the blink of an eye. This awesome…
For nearly four decades, Mobile Suit Gundam has defined the giant robot genre, and anime in general. As much an examination of war as a simple action series, Gundam can be intimidating for new viewers... but it doesn’t have to be.
On a very special segment of Conan, late-night TV host Conan O'Brien didn't just have the voice of Sterling Archer, H. Jon Benjamin, on his couch to promote the new season of Archer. He actually became an animated Archer-style character and got involved in the spy's shoot-em-up hijinks.
Then again, maybe it wouldn't. After all, in a world where Frankfurt, Germany is home to an Imperial Starport, All Terrain walkers, Lambda-shuttles, TIE fighters, and even the occasional Star Destroyer might amount to little more than quotidian traffic on an airport apron.
The advent of CGI has allowed us to realize things on-screen we never thought would be possible—from living, breathing dinosaurs, to giant transforming robots. But it's become so over-used that over-the-top practical effects now draw the biggest wows from audiences, like Lexus' use of countless LED-suit clad stuntmen…
This beautiful blue Scania truck rolling over a hilly highway is a demonstration of CGI software called OctaneRender 2.0. The future of animation and video games might be prettier than real life.
Every once in a while, there's an animated film that has a totally bizarre premise, which should not work at all. And yet, the result is actually kind of great. Gnomeo and Juliet was one such movie, and so is Turbo, the story of a snail that wants to be a race car. Turbo could be the summer's most pleasant surprise.
There's a great paper cutout feel to Thomas Plaete's short film Nimbus Machina. An engineer in a monstrous steampunk vehicle must flee the storm he created.
There big file in my brain labelled "Things I Are A Sucker For" is a large, sloppy thing, with photos of weird cars and bits of hot dogs and brochures for old '80s computers falling out all over the place. Also crammed in there, between torn-out photos of girls in long athletic socks with those three stripes and…
China and Japan's dispute over the Japanese purchase of the Diaoyu Islands has started massive protests, shut down factories, and has threatened $340 billion in annual trade. A photo even purportedly showed an Audi dealer wishing all Japanese were dead.
Mark this airborne dance move as one of those antics which are dangerous looking, not that dangerous, but still dangerous enough never to be allowed in Formula One again that you’ll have to go back to the ’70s to see.
Well, it appears we've finally discovered the final fate of those meddling kids. After spending decades thwarting wizened theme park owners wearing rubber suits for the express purpose of insurance fraud, the Scooby Gang retired to the Bay Area.
It’s another few days until Formula One returns from its extended summer vacation. Until then, revel in this painstakingly detailed stop motion animation of a race, done in Lego on a dream medley of Monaco, Zandvoort, Spa and the Nürburgring. There’s plenty of overtaking—of the unusual kind, some of it.
In 1954, the Czech cartoonist Zdeněk Miler was tasked with creating educational films about the merits of Communist industry. Miler subverted the project to create Krtek (The Mole), and showed children behind the Iron Curtain the wonders of American cars, rockets, and skyscrapers. Not in vain: this Friday, Miler’s…
To highlight its computer animation chops for corporate advertisers, design studio Charlex crafted this two-minute clip of a debadged Audi fracturing into Borg-like birds, fish and even a hunting cat that might be a Jaguar.
Three students at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta devised a way to hold a race in their dorm without any internal combustion machinery. It's just pure seat-of-the-pants driving, with a little Ken Block-wannabe action at the end.
Subaru Canada set out to build an ad for the new 2011 Subaru WRX STI powered by the car itself, eventually settling on creating a giant flipbook animation around a racetrack. it's awesome. How they did it below.