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A murder mystery unravels as the camera zooms out and changes angles

Since we’re limited by our own perspective, every story can always be told differently. People see things differently. People remember different things. People tell stories differently. Because, well, people are different. We only remember what we can, we need the full picture to see it all. » 7/30/15 10:35pm Yesterday 10:35pm

A boy letting go of his kite is a metaphor for life

Sometimes you should fight for what you love and keep on trying to make things work and never stop chasing it down but once that’s over and you’ve reached your limit or realized the expiration date already hit, you should let it go. Life works better that way. And in this short animation, a boy realizes that with his… » 7/23/15 5:55pm 7/23/15 5:55pm

Video: The doomed story of the mighty king crab

This short film, The King Crab by Oscar Hudson, uses Rudyard Kipling’s story, The Crab That Played with the Sea, as an inspiration to show how though a king crab can look fearsome and monstrous, it is hardly as intimidating as it looks. Especially when the mighty king crab is doomed for the kitchen. » 7/20/15 8:20pm 7/20/15 8:20pm

What happens when your best friend catches you trying to kill yourself

There’s a lot of things to consider when you commit suicide. How you’ll do it, what you’ll write in the note, who you have to consider, and so on. It’s a logistical nightmare! And things will get worse once your best friends catch wind of your plan too because they’ll hilariously blow holes and expose embarrassing… » 7/16/15 1:26am 7/16/15 1:26am

The life and death of an iPhone from an iPhone's perspective

Imagine all the things that our phones get to see. I mean, they’re pretty much with us every step of the way. It can be a camera for concerts, a music player for parties, a distraction on dates, the only light source for the lonely nights at home, and everything in between. To see things from our phone’s perspective… » 7/14/15 12:49am 7/14/15 12:49am

Short film: Having a one-minute time machine is hilariously useful

Here’s the problem with time travel, we always dream too big and think about going back in time to see dinosaurs (they’ll eat you) or gladiators (they’ll kill you) or other important moments in history (they’ll all be racist). Fact: Life sucked back then! You wouldn’t want to go back. It’s way better to go back one… » 7/09/15 2:26am 7/09/15 2:26am

Short film: A late night phone call between exes brings back memories

Dan Woodliff’s Still is a powerful short film that shows the emotional roller coaster ride that can happen when you look back at your memories with someone you love. It’s a mix of tense feelings, a whole lot of regret, a dash of hopefulness and a bit of happiness. Anyone who’s been on the phone with an ex after a… » 6/17/15 2:46am 6/17/15 2:46am

Video: The art of making neon signs looks a lot like pyromancy

Meet Matt Thompson. He’s been making neon signs and blowing glass for over 30 years that he’s basically become a wizard of the bright and glowing arts. Watch him bend tubes and illuminate glass and explain the process of making neon lights in this short documentary. Making neon lights is awesome not just because it… » 6/16/15 9:17am 6/16/15 9:17am

Short film: An underwater adventure begins when a proposal goes wrong

Taking the Plunge is a cute little short animation film that shows the hijinks a person could get into when he accidentally drops an engagement ring into the ocean. Meet an adorable sidekick octopus, dodge an evil giant shark, explore the underworld of the ocean and still manage to get the girl at the end. » 5/27/15 11:23pm 5/27/15 11:23pm

Short film: A tragic story told from a unique view entirely up above

Billy Lumby’s God View is a short film about a tragic day in the life of Philip, a mentally unwell man. It’s filmed very uniquely, from entirely up above him. Like you’re seeing him move around in the real world in a top down video game or looking down on him live his life as God would. The perspective is visually… » 5/13/15 12:27pm 5/13/15 12:27pm

Short animation makes fun of our embarrassing addiction to smartphones

We’re missing out on the world around us because we’re all so focused on what’s happening in the world inside of our phones. This bitingly hilarious animation jabs at our smartphone addiction by showing cartoon characters so obsessed with their phones that they don’t notice danger in front of them or when their… » 5/07/15 10:29am 5/07/15 10:29am

Short film: A tense military mission in a post apocalyptic world

In Andrée Wallin’s short film State Zero, you know things are going to hit the fan and that the mission will go south but you don’t know when. The world Wallin creates is mysteriously dead and the fear in the characters is real so you know it’ll happen soon, you just have to enjoy the tense ride until it’s done. » 5/05/15 10:25pm 5/05/15 10:25pm

Cute short shows a digital animation vs a traditional drawing

Digital animations are great! But so are more traditional drawings! This cute short film by Nata Metlukh pits a digital animation against a traditional drawing and we see the strengths and weaknesses of each as they battle for supremacy. The slickness of digital vs the nostalgia of drawing traditionally. Versatility… » 4/29/15 11:43pm 4/29/15 11:43pm

Beautiful short film uses alchemy to tell a touching story about life

The Alchemist’s Letter by Carlos Stevens is a beautifully animated short film about a father’s letter to his son. It’s imaginative and touching and worth the watch just for the visuals alone. The story progresses through a machine that turns memories into gold and you get to see wonderful little worlds pop up in the… » 4/26/15 1:26am 4/26/15 1:26am

Video: The fascinating world of kite fighting for sport

All my life, I’ve been flying kites for fun. Little did I know that there was a sport of fighting kites that I could have playing instead! This fascinating short documentary by Victory Journal explores the kite fighters of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and shows how kids and adults participate in the sport. It looks fun and… » 4/21/15 11:40am 4/21/15 11:40am

Fun short film about time travel is like a silly verison of Terminator

When a film sends a robot back into time to kill a baby, it's always going to bring back memories of the Terminator movies. But this short, Future Hero by Ramin Serry, is so much sillier and goofier and weirder that you almost forget about Ahnold. It's about a lazy dad and his future, time traveling son battling a… » 4/15/15 8:59pm 4/15/15 8:59pm

Short film: A strange hole in the ground that duplicates organic life

This great short film—written and directed by Ray Wong—tells the story of a young couple that one day finds out there is a hole in their backyard with awesome powers: It duplicates any organic life that falls into it. That uncanny discovery ends up affecting their life and, of course, their relationship. » 4/03/15 10:15pm 4/03/15 10:15pm

Short film: R2-D2 adorably falls in love with a blue mailbox

Say it with me: awwwww. In a story that's a little like the first hour of Wall-E, this short film, Artoo In Love by Evan Atherton, tells a cute love story of R2-D2 and a blue mailbox. R2 starts holding picnics with it, zaps away people who want to mail things and holds an umbrella over its head when it rains. » 3/31/15 10:33pm 3/31/15 10:33pm

Short film about using the microwave makes fun of something we all do

You've done this. I've done this. We've all done this before. Daniel Koren completely nails the hilarious truth about using the microwave late at night and how our initial goodwill for silence is negated by our stupidity and desire for hot food. We all start out as a do good superhero and end up as his goofy klutz… » 3/27/15 2:45pm 3/27/15 2:45pm