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David Tennant Explains Einstein’s 100-Year Old Theory of Relativity

A century ago yesterday, Albert Einstein published his greatest work, the theory of relativity. His mind-bending idea forever changed how we think about the cosmos. It has stood up to intense scrutiny all this time.

If you’ve wanted to know what the theory of relativity is about but were thrown off by the oft complex science-y jargon, you might like this succinct 3-minute explanation. The cutesy animation features the talents of David Tennant, a sock, and two rather seedy characters, messieurs Dark Energy and Dark Matter to explain the relationship between space and time and mass.

The short film was created by Eoin Duffy.

[via SA Techie]

Don’t Blink in This Terrifying Doctor Who Short Film

In this short film by Whovian John Smith, the viewer is placed in a spooky rain-soaked maze with nothing more than a dinky flash light. Around a few corners, and we are suddenly faced with one of those psychopathic hunters, the Weeping Angels. What happens next — do we heed any of the Doctor’s advice or does this cat-and-mouse game end badly for us? Find out in STONE.

[via io9]

Fear of Flying

Dougal has nightmares that he is falling through the sky uncontrollably. Dougal is a bird.

With winter fast approaching, Lucy and Dick make ready to flock off to warmer climates but Dougal heads to the grocers and stocks up on rations. The house-bound Dougal sits in the biting cold, watching horrible re-runs, until one night when he is scared into action. Does Dougal overcome his Fear of Flying and make it to the sunny south? Find out below.

This endearing live-action short film was created by Conor Finnegan from Dublin, Ireland.

[via This Fox is Black]

Rollin’ Safari

Life on the African plains can be treacherous, but the students at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Germany take a light-hearted look at it in their trailers for an upcoming animation and visual effects conference.

In each of the animated shorts for Rollin’ Safari, we see animals like flamingos and zebras in their natural habitat when they’re set upon by predators. But things don’t go according to plan due to some hilarious changes to their physical characteristics. I’d rather not spoil it for you so have a look at the four animated shorts after the jump.

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Tune for Two

In a frozen part of the world, a man is dragged through the snow. His vision is blurry but he sees someone digging a grave. He expects the inevitable as his killer points a gun at the back of his head, but the execution takes an unexpected turn when the man says his last words. Have a look at Tune for Two below.

Tune for Two was created by alfa primo.

[via SA Gamer]

Kung Fu Baby Kicks Dragon Butt!

You’ll remember Patrick Boivin for short films about playful AT-ATs and various pop culture confrontations.

Two years ago, his daughter starred in an adobable parody of Iron Man. His latest short film stars Iron Baby’s little brother as he takes on a stuffed dragon in an epic battle to the death. You’re sure to spot the nods to Bruce Lee and The Bride from Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill. Check out Dragon Baby below.

[via Twitch]

The Story of Oedipus, Performed by Vegetables

Sigmund Freud’s theory of the Oedipus complex says that a certain neurosis where a male child unconsciously desires to kill his father and have sexual relations with his mother. His theory is based on the legend of Oedipus.

In his creative short film, Jason Wishnow tells the tragic tale of Oedipus using the most unlikely actors—vegetables. The stop-motion film took two years to create and starts in medias res where the adult Oedipus, played by a potato, is travelling to Thebes and encounters a piece of broccoli driving a chariot. Neither wants to let the other go first and a fight breaks out. Oedipus kills the offending floret and unwittingly fulfils the first part of a disturbing prophecy. See what happens next below, but be warned, the film contains scenes of vegetable sensuality.

[via Vimeo]

The Instructional Guide to Dating

Today was the last day of Short & Sweet, a six-week celebration of the short film genre at the Wunderbar Theatre in Cape Town. I don’t know how I didn’t find about it earlier, but I clearly have a knack for missing the obvious.

Graphic designer and filmmaker Siobhan Bowers has a knack for creating fun and relevant instructional videos. Presented in the style of a retro in-flight safety talk, her short film The Instructional Guide to Dating provides ten useful tips for a successful touchdown on the landing strip of love.

Suckablood!

Bloody Cuts is a 13-part anthology of short horror films. The fifth installment in the series is a creepy cautionary tale about the perils of sucking one’s thumb.

Narrated as a rhyming poem, Suckablood tells the story of a little girl named Tilly whose insatiable thumb sucking has displeased her evil stepmother. The little thumb sucker is threatened with a fate worse than death should she continue in her ways…

If you liked that gothic bedtime story, you can view the other four short films on the Bloody Cuts website.

[via Ufunk]

RADICAL OPENNESS: The Power of Ideas

Filmmaker and forever optimist Jason Silva loves ideas. It amazes him how a tiny spark in an excitable neuron gives life to an idea and how that idea can spread through the vector of language.

Inspired by other forward thinkers of past and present, Silva’s rather psychedelic, inspirational short film RADICAL OPENNESS pays homage to the imaginable and unimaginable power of the idea.

[via Holy Kaw!]