Sometimes the world in this video by Joe Pease is mirrored horizontally, like a city folding itself on top of itself. Other times, it’s mirrored vertically, like in perfect symmetry. But what makes the video even more mind bending than seeing a world mirrored is seeing how certain people are able to break it and…
Phenomenal, almost abstract video created by London-based directing duo Bif. I like how they managed to transform reality into a 60s rug.
High Dynamic Range photography represents the incredible feats that can be accomplished with digital imaging. But! HDR abuse is also responsible for some of the most horrendous displays of photographic over-indulgence. This must stop.
When younger generations hear the word 'dominoes,' they usually associate it with the famous board game, while others–especially food lovers–might connect it with a delicious pizza. For those who are more politically aware, the word probably brings thoughts of the Cold War and the threat of the spread of communism. In…
Unlike other shows who sneakily add special effects without you realizing, The Walking Dead is so overtly gruesome and bloody and gore-y that we're completely aware that what we see is being spiced up with visual effects. Still, it's awesome to see how the effects are added. Stargate Studios shows off the reel of…
Halloween presents a wonderful excuse for a lot of things, one of the best probably being the simulation of murder and suicide for the purpose of terrifying innocent children. It's a bit difficult to pull it off live, but if you're into the idea of making a festively gory flick, an air compressor blood cannon can go…
College Humor wondered why all Chinese food menus looked the same from all those different Chinese food takeout restaurants that all somehow taste the same and it's so obvious! They all must use the same Photoshop technique! What you know about the peeling laminant and saucy fingerprints filter?
After seeing the reel of special effects used for Game of Thrones Season One, I was on high alert to see if anything looked off or weird in Season Two. Could I spot the hidden CGI? Nope. I couldn't find anything. Turns out, pretty much everything was CGI'd and it's amazing because it all feels so damn real.
If you've never seen Reggie Watts perform, head to YouTube first, and then check his website to see where he's playing next. His act is part comedy, part music, almost all of it is completely improvised, and it's absolutely amazing—funny and beautiful all at once. He opened for Conan O'Brien on his U.S. tour, and…
Just like Boardwalk Empire, The Walking Dead is a fake good show. All the style and swagger, none of the substance. It had its moment during season one but this season has been a snoozefest filled with yawns, farms and not enough walkers. But you know what's still great? The special effects.
I watch Boardwalk Empire but it's not a good show. It's only fake good. It wears the clothes, has the style and carries the swagger of a good show but it doesn't hold a candle to the old HBO greats. But you know what is great about Boardwalk Empire? The special effects. I had no idea. Watch the magic.
It's a modern filmmaking technique that's been used in big-budget Hollywood features for years now, but a Harvard comp-sci student has developed software that does digital face replacements without the need for a skilled effects artist, reducing its cost.
Watch Arturo Castro change his face in real time to Paris Hilton, Fidel Castro, Steve Jobs, Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol, Brad Pitt and even Chairman Mao. The deformed, creepy versions of them, anyway.
Perhaps it's because I'm used to TV series with blatantly obvious special effects but, after seeing this behind-the-scenes video of HBO's Game of Thrones, I'm amazed at the number of architectural structures and elements that aren't real. It's simply awesome.
Everyone's cracked wise about cheerful voices in commercials telling us that an erectile dysfunction drug might make you blind, but have you ever read the full list of side effects? Prescription medication labels average an insane 70 possible side effects, according to a new study.
If you're a Jeff Bridges fan, Tron: Legacy was a double dose of awesomesauce. But how on earth did they turn back the clock on the Dude to get a young Clu running the show? While I wish there were a fountain of youth—or some sort of Mission Impossible-style mask?—the time-bending technique is revealed in this…
Man versus man. Man versus graffiti. Graffiti versus graffiti. Graffiti versus man. It may not be the circle of life, but this short is at least a circle of cartoonish, explosive fun. I'll take it!
The Industrial Light & Magic team has been responsible for some of the most iconic scenes in modern movie history. Their magic has graced Star Wars, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark and more. Here's a peek behind the curtain.
Forget about Photoshop. This video demonstration is so amazing that it defies belief. It can take any video, identify the people in it, and change their physical attributes automagically. Yes, it even has a breast size slider.