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Watch the Creative Process Unfold Before Your Eyes as a Sculptor Crafts a New Work

Artist Jim McKenzie filmed himself in The Scarecrow, which follows along as he crafts an epoxy clay sculpture for “Lost Magic,” a solo exhibition that’s ongoing through July 2 at Santa Monica’s Copro Gallery. You watch him starting from sketches and meticulously adding every tiny detail. The shoes! The feathers!

I Wish I Could Wake Up to Robots Getting Me Ready in the Morning Like This

The toughest thing about getting up in the morning (other than getting up in the morning) is realizing all the things you have to do to make yourself decent to society. I’m not talking about just brushing your teeth, shaving, or showering. I’m talking about having to open your eyes and walk around and move your arms…

Short Film Shows What It's Like to Grow Up Being Player Two in Video Games

If you grew up with an older brother or sister and an old school video game console, Zachary Antell’s short animation Player Two should hit you right in the nostalgic feeling bank. Some people call that a heart, and maybe make you want to pick up the phone to call him or her (or let’s be honest, shoot a text to them).

Short Documentary Reveals What Happens to a Small Town During the California Drought

If you live in a big city like Los Angeles or San Francisco, you do your part for the drought in California by watering your plants less and maybe by showering a song or two faster. But if you live in a small town like Stratford in California’s Central Valley during the drought? You’re trying to not lose your…

What It's Like to Be Inside the Head of Someone Who's Losing His Mind

This powerful short film from Paul Trillo puts the camera behind a man named Terry as we follow him through the streets of New York City. We see everything he sees as he’s walking but in a unique twist in perspective, we also get to hear everything he’s thinking too. And he’s losing his mind. Every nervous thought,…

Cute Animation Imagines What Our Dogs Do When We Leave the House

What does ol’ Fido do when we leave the house for the entire day? Does he wait patiently in front of the door? Or does he celebrate the freedom and jump on couches and eat snacks he’s not supposed to? Does he mourn a broken heart? Or does he not even notice? This fun animated short by Pieter Vandenabeele imagines a…

Short Film Imagines What It's Like to Be Completely Alone in Paris

What would you do if you found yourself alone in a wonderful city like Paris? How would you feel? Would you be lonely? Would it be fun? What would you do? This short film from Mathieu Stern shows how you can feel terribly alone in a big city like Paris when you’re occupied with all of life’s worries. It’s a pretty…

Short Film Tells a Touching Story About a Father and Son's Relationship with Video Games

People leave memories in the most unexpected ways and when you run into them, you want to hold onto it forever because you don’t know when you’ll ever get it back. Here’s a sad but touching short film about a son re-discovering the Xbox he shared with his late father and the racing game that still holds his father’s…

Honest Short Film Exposes the Lies People Tell on Social Media

Everybody lies. We can’t help it. We exaggerate details to seem more fun, we highlight specifics to get more sympathy, and we fish for other people’s reactions to make us feel better. And with the social media handcuff we lock onto ourselves everyday with our phone addiction, we lie even more on the Internet to cull…

Awesome Animation Imagines the Nightmare That's Happening Around You When You Sleep

The scariest place to be when you’re a kid? Alone, at night, in your bed, right before you sleep. You just know right when you close your eyes, all the stuff of nightmares is going to come alive and scare any chance of sleep out of you. And it’s probably all true! Who knows what’s going on around you when you sleep. …

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This Intense Short Film About Virtual Reality Is Already in the Works as a Feature

“Virtual reality, to me, is the only reality.” So begins Uncanny Valley, a short from Argentina’s Federico Heller that’s on the fast track to becoming a feature, thanks to the efforts of Independence Day: Resurgence writer Carter Blanchard. Watch the film below and see why it’s generated so much excitement.

The official selection for the Sploid Short Film Festival 2015: Vote now with your YouTube likes

We’ve laughed and cried and seen crazy visions of the future. Robots fell in love, assassins from the future came back, and one minute time machines were used. Here are all the official selections for the Sploid Short Film Festival 2015. Tell us which ones you loved, which ones you watched over and over again and…

A foley artist adding sound effects to your life is a pretty wonderful thing

Here’s a fun bit: a foley artist recreating and accentuating the sounds of everyday life, transforming a shower into hand tossing spaghetti while making coffee can be blowing bubbles in a milkshake with a swirly straw. The imagination of sounds gets more and more ridiculous which results in more and more fun.