Short Films This Week (7.29.13)

This week, we’ve got one of the best short film collections I’ve ever seen. Check out the incredible quality of these animated and live action shorts.

Short Films Vol. 1

Introducing a new, weekly ForeverGeek feature: the best in short films! In our first batch, we’ve got five feature-quality shorts that span the likes of eye-popping scifi and awesome animation.

Drop Everything and Watch ‘Paperman’ Right Now

Paperman is an astounding innovation in animation, melding the charms of hand-drawn animation with computer animation, creating the kind of mesmerizing love story Walt Disney would have loved.

8 Instakills in 1 Live Action Video

The dynamically geeky duo known as Corridor Digital have unleashed their latest video upon the world, and it is the definition of awesome. It’s called “Art of the Instakill,” and it features eight lethal showdowns, quick-cut style, between many of your favorite video game protagonists.

Action/Adventure Fans: Back This Kickstarter Project

Director Jeremy Haccoun always dreamed of filming a great action/adventure film, in the spirit of classics like Indiana Jones or The Goonies. So he’s taken to Kickstarter to get help funding his action-packed short film, Beyond.

‘Ruin’: A Brilliant Short You Must Watch Now

You may get a Terminator vibe from Ruin, a new short film from indie animation studio Oddball Animation. But don’t worry — this is anything but a rip-off. It’s one of the coolest animated films I’ve ever seen.

Casey Jones: The Movie

Independent filmmaker Polaris Banks transformed and filmed his brother Hilarion Banks as Casey Jones, the off-kilter, sports gear-loving vigilante from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, resulting in this hard-edged, professional quality short film.

You Will Be Obsessed With ‘Plot Device’

If I wasn’t already married to the most wonderful woman in the universe, I would want this 9-minute short film to bear my children. I’m not kidding.

10 Mind-Blowing Stop Motion Videos

Stop motion animation is a rare thing these days. In the age of computer animation, it takes a special kind of animator to endure the incredible patience and painstaking skill required to animate real-world objects, one frame at a time. Yet for those remaining devotees, the production values have continued to advance with the times. […]

The Brick Thief

Ever wonder what happened to your lost LEGO Bricks? This (sort of) stop-motion short film explains where they’ve gone. (Spoiler: they’ve found a happy place.) The whimsical video takes you inside the mind of an inventor who cooks up ideas using LEGO Bricks as his inspiration. The Brick Thief is the second “LEGO Click” short […]