fan film

doctor who 50th

The 50th anniversary of Doctor Who made a splash last year with “The Day of the Doctor.” The special brought in the War Doctor and put the 11th and 12th Doctors onto the screen to share scenes. It was memorable, and YouTuber bookshelfprodutions captured some of the coolest moments of the show with LEGO. He animated the scenes in stop-motion style.

Watch the short after the break.

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transformers stop motion

Homemade Transformers movies might be the best kind of Transformers movies, and YouTuber Harris Loureiro’s short proves it. In his “Attack on Giant” short, he used a giant Optimus Prime to battle a fleet of Constructicons. Loureiro spent a month editing his footage and adding special effects and sound. It may not have the budget of a Hollywood Transformers movie, but the stop motion short makes up for it with heart.

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space marine

This brief clip is from an upcoming fan-made Warhammer 40K short film titled The Lord Inquisitor by Erasmus Brosdau. It features a Grey Knights Space Marine getting suited up in his impressive armor. The film is being created in CryEngine Cinebox which means it’s all rendered in realtime. According to Brosdau:

During the last months I have switched the render engine. Instead of V-ray I am now using the not yet released CryEngine Cinebox, a realtime solution for the creation of cinematics. I’m excited to announce that this is a world premiere showing this new teaser, rendered in realtime on one single nvidia GTX 780 ti.

And all the images you’ve seen the last weeks have been rendered in realtime as well – but nobody noticed

This is a great success for The Lord Inquisitor to be a pioneer in this area of film making and it will help the project a lot.

It’s nothing short of amazing how good this film looks and how well he’s captured the grim darkness of the far future where there is only war.

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These two monster movies walked the same world, but those worlds never quite overlapped until now. This fan-made trailer takes video and audio clips from Pacific Rim and Godzilla and splices them together into one fabulous movie. Gipsy Danger goes up against Godzilla and the humans are quaking in fear at both sets of footsteps smashing into the ground. The two movies each have sequels in the making so you never know. It could happen, right?

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akira

The Akira Project launched an Indiegogo campaign in 2012 to fund the creation of a fan trailer for a live-action version of Akira. The beloved anime film seems ripe to translate to the live-action medium, and though Hollywood will probably get around to making that happen, these fans decided to get to it sooner.

They crafted a five minute glimpse at what Akira could look like as a live-action film, and man, it’s really good. It features Osric Chau – you know, Kevin on Supernatural - and the production quality is top-notch. I want to see a couple more hours of this imagining.

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tmnt banished

Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles may be well underway, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for other versions. TMNT super fan Benjamin Eck wanted to show a more serious take on the group with a darker tone. In his story, Raphael is banished. Eck explains:

In a nutshell, the film will follow Raph after his uncontrollable violence labels him a threat to his family. Master Splinter has no choice but to banish his own son. So, accompanied by Casey Jones he takes refuge in Los Angeles. It’s when his itch for violence sends him out to the streets that he uncovers a high level of organized crime. Getting to the root of it will surely win his place back in his family, but he will quickly discover that he’s not New York City’s only secret hiding on the West Coast.

His 40 second teaser shows a hint of what the film could look like, and I’m hooked. Eck says that if it’s received well, he’s ready to launch a Kickstarter to fund a full fan movie.

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live action legend of zelda

The Legend of Zelda series has taught me at least two things: fairies can be frakking annoying and masks are scary. Last month we saw a creepy live action short about the beginnings of Majora’s Mask, and now the guys at Mars Rising have created a live action fan film about a Dark Mask. The powers of the mask sort of remind me of the One Ring; it’s bad news. The short doesn’t have amazing production quality and hits a couple of cheesy notes, but at just over three minutes, it’s still entertaining and worth a watch.

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Poor Aquaman. He takes a lot of flack for being useless. I mean really, how often can summoning a seahorse and a bunch of dolphins be the deciding moment in a fight? Watch as he hones his skills, nearly takes out an innocent chandelier, and actually finds little Nemo.

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booker catch

Chloe Dykstra and Chris Hardwick teased a BioShock Infinite project last month (with a gross picture considering the characters) and now it’s out in the world. In the game, Elizabeth is constantly throwing things at Booker – coins, medkits, whatever. Dykstra and Hardwick do a fun take on that bit, showing how much crap gets tossed at Booker without him being ready. Plus, Elizabeth keeps finding bigger and bigger items to wing at him.

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Fans have been doing everything short of begging Hollywood to make a Wonder Woman movie, but those pleas have been falling on deaf ears. Instead, we’ve got this beautifully shot fan film by Rainfall Films that has the star-spangled heroine fighting armed bad guys and giant beasts. It’s not a feature, but it’s a fantastic effort.

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