“iMom” isn’t a short with a brand new idea or even a totally shocking plot twist. There are many stories about what happens when a piece of technology takes over a quintessentially human function (in this case, mothering). What is great about iMom, though, is the execution.
The first episode of the recently announced Lego Star Wars: The Resistance Rises short series is here, and it’s all about Poe Dameron being dashing, strangely deep-voiced, and a bit of a goofball while he goes on a rescue mission to save Admiral Ackbar from the First Order.
Vincent Peone’s “The Sea Is Blue” is a lovely tale about a girl’s journey, with the requisite voiceover telling the tale. As it should be, when you’re dealing with fairy tale mixed with myth.
In Wire Cutters by Jack Anderson, two mining robots with very different capabilities meet, team up, and fall out over their work’s quantitative way of measuring success. Shouldn’t efficiency count for something?
23.2 lightyears from Earth sits the Scorpius Constellation, where scientists are working on an artificial biosphere that can harbor human life. And perhaps some other forms of life, too.
I just got back from a week-long camping trip in a hot, humid, torrentially rain-flooded jungle. With a few missteps, I managed to stay dry and comfortable throughout. Here’s what I learned and how you can maximize comfort and performance in this difficult environment.
Almost every creative who's taken a crack at the Superman whip has tried to explain the influences that forged a young Clark Kent into the superheroic Man of Krypton - but perhaps none quite so beautifully as this gorgeous animatic.
There might not be anything more awesome than going to space. It's an incredible achievement and the idea of exploring the unknown is fascinating. But as this short animation called Solus by Zac Dixon for Identity Visuals shows, it can get quite lonely. Watch it, it's nearly as good as any feature.
The Last of Us' grim, fungus-laden post apocalypse is ripe for more storytelling beyond the hit video game - and this short film by Finnish director Mikko Löppönen certainly delivers on nailing the game's intense atmosphere.
Adult Swim has new promotional shorts, and they are fantastically weird. This one is Fab Sauce, a film about a sauce so good that it makes every object, plant, and animal irresistibly delicious. Humans too. John Carpenter should do a movie based on this.
"Lava" is the Disney Pixar short that will premiere before the feature-length movie Inside Out next summer. Judging by this first sneak peek, it's going to be absolutely adorable.
It starts ominously. A robot spacecraft flies into a planet's atmosphere and embeds itself into the ground. Scouts are sent off to test the planet's resources and presumably suck the planet dry. I've seen this movie about robot uprisings and the hijacking of Earth too many times. Luckily, this short isn't one of them.
Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, the creative force behind Robot Chicken, is typically known for its stop-motion animation and pretty much only its stop motion animation. That's what makes the news of their upcoming 15 animated shorts such a shock — so far all have utilized animation styles other than stop motion.
Not every Oscar-worthy film is a mammoth, Speilbergian effort. Small stuff's good too, and what better showcase than the Oscar nominated animated shorts. You've probably heard of Paperman, and the animation tech behind it, but another one, Adam and Dog has popped up on YouTube and it's worth a watch.
First come the bullets charging through the jello. Then the hand crashing down on the stack of cement. And by the time you get to lighters in a blender, you realize that life is so much better in slow motion.
It's one thing to shoot an entire short film on a Canon flatbed computer scanner. It's another to do it well. With Memoirs of a Scanner, Mindfruit Films pretty much nailed it.
Sometime after 1997 when Jobs returned to Apple, he gave this motivational speech defining Apple and their "core beliefs". While wearing shorts. While we can't promise he'll be sporting bare legs this Wednesday, this minute-long clip is powerful stuff.
You'll need a laser cutter to do it right, but otherwise, these keyboard pants are easy enough to make yourself.