Japanese Artist Amazing JIRO Creates Mesmerizing SFX Illusions And Here Are The Best Ones

Japanese Artist Amazing JIRO Creates Mesmerizing SFX Illusions And Here Are The Best Ones

Having gained more than 16 years of experience, this special effects make up artist is bound to blow your mind away. Working also as a creative director in films, advertising and other projects, Amazing JIRO is a Tokyo-based make up artist whose talent knows no boundaries. Continue reading »

This Instagram Account Reveals Scenes From Famous Movies With And Without Special Effects

This Instagram Account Reveals Scenes From Famous Movies With And Without Special Effects

We know very well that cinema is just a carefully crafted play of illusions. Often movies and TV shows of genres such as fantasy and science fiction demand a substantial sacrifice of realism and logic from viewers, all for the sake of enjoyment. And that suspense of belief cannot be achieved without top-tier visuals that give us mythological creatures, computer-generated monsters, and futuristic scenarios. Continue reading »

The Queen Of The Night, A Very Special Kind Of Orchid Cactus, Blooms Again At The St. Petersburg Botanical Garden

You have to stay up late to enjoy the opening of this extraordinary cactus, which is shaped like a majestic waterlily. If you are an early riser and usually early to bed – this plant is not for you! The queen of the night cactus flowers between dusk and dawn – for us she is the highlight of the party season.

The Queen Of The Night, A Very Special Kind Of Orchid Cactus, Blooms Again At The St. Petersburg Botanical Garden

A “Queen of the Night” cactus is in bloom at the St. Petersburg Botanical Garden, Russia. It is a night-flowering cactus that blooms with a great sense of drama. It blooms once a year for several hours only. The plant puts all of its reproductive energy into a single brief fling. It’s quite an extraordinary performance. Continue reading »

Gods Of Egypt Movie Before And After Special Effects

Gods Of Egypt Movie Before And After Special Effects

Awesome special effects from God of Egypt movie! The survival of mankind hangs in the balance when Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, usurps Egypt’s throne and plunges the prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. Hoping to save the world and rescue his true love, a defiant mortal named Bek (Brenton Thwaites) forms an unlikely alliance with the powerful god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Their battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens for an epic confrontation. Continue reading »

Adorable Photos Of A Young Austrian Boy Enjoys A Special Friendship With Shy Marmots

Adorable Photos Of A Young Austrian Boy Enjoys A Special Friendship With Shy Marmots

A 12-year-old boy from Austria has formed a unique bond with a group of marmots.

Matteo Walch struck up the remarkable friendship with the alpine marmots when he was first introduced to the animals by his nature-loving family when he was just four years old. Matteo and his mum Michaela, a schoolteacher from Innsbruck, Austria, return to visit the colony of marmots in Grossglockner in the Austrian Alps for two weeks every year. Continue reading »

This Couple Invites Brown Bear Along To Their Very Special Ceremony

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Photo by Olga Barantseva

Denis and Nelya, both 30, from Moscow, Russia invited brown bear Stepan (previously) along to their very special ceremony. As well as witnessing the couple exchange vows, the bear also played the role of registrar at one point. Continue reading »

US Soldiers Used Special Boots During The Vietnam War

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Richard Hoffman, 1-2 RT Hawaii

The US Army’s experimental “barefoot boot” was designed to leave the imprint of native feet by Special Forces patrol members. Continue reading »

The Magic Unicorn Hood That Has No Special Powers At All But Looks Amazing

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This unicorn hood will warm your head on any adventure, but don’t worry, it’s not made from actual unicorns. In olden times, before the extinction of the unicorn, these hoods were worn by every seasoned adventurer in every land, from Camelot to Narnia. It showed prowess and most who wore it gained the ability to wield magic. Continue reading »

Movie Scenes Before-And-After Special Effects

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Here are a few scenes in movies and TV shows before and after the special effects were applied. It looks like today all of the biggest TV series and films use visual effects left and right. Continue reading »

This House Don’t Look Like Anything Special, But When You Go Inside…

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Don’t let the minimal exterior fool you, this house has a stunning rustic interior and is ready to welcome you in the most elegant way. Floors are wooden throughout with glorious matching beams overhead. Custom wooden staircases complete the cowboy feel of this house. Downstairs is open plan and spacious, leaving you with a feel of the great outdoors. Continue reading »

Rare And Awesome Behind the Scenes Photos of “Star Wars” Special Effects

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Nowadays special effects are mostly done with computers. But back in 1977 look how “Star Wars” was being filmed, they didn’t have the kind of technology we have now. Continue reading »

This Special Park In Ireland Is Filled With Statues That’ll Give You Nightmares

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Victoria’s Way is located near Roundwood, Ireland and was designed for practicing Eastern meditation techniques. Passers-by may find this strange, as the park is populated with huge, black granite sculptures that look like horrifying monsters. Continue reading »

Handyman Makes Special Vehicle for Grandchildren

Handyman Makes Special Vehicle for Grandchildren
Wei Guirong drives his granddaughters from kindergarten on his home-made three-wheeled vehicle in Luorong county, Liuzhou city of Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, on May 19. (Photo: CFP)
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Mother’s Intimate Photographs Capture Her Sons’ Special Bond with Animals

Mother's Intimate Photographs Capture Her Sons' Special Bond with Animals
These beautiful photos capture the tender moments between two young boys who share a unique bond with animals. Elena Shumilova, from Andreapol, Russia, began taking pictures of her sons Yaroslav and Vanya in early 2012 when she received her first professional camera. The pair were immediately accepted by the animals from a young age and their incredible bond continues to strengthen as they get older.

Elena, was able to capture images her boys playing with such animals as rabbits, dogs, cats and ducks as they become totally immersed in their communication with their furry friends. As Yaroslav, aged five, and Vanya, two, grow up Elana plans to continue documenting their animal adventures through photography. Continue reading »

Rubber Band Machine Guns – Special Gift Camo Version!

Rubber Band Machine Guns - Special Gift Camo Version!
Only 10 days remained till the end of this Kickstarter, and I’m glad to say, that RBMG makers achieved an unbelievable result – over 600 backers ordered their Rubber Band Machine Guns. And now they proud to announce something new – the machine gun gift package. It includes the Rubber Band Machine Gun with fast charger; both are colored in camouflage, and packed into the special military style wooden box. Now you can fire your enemy, being hidden from his alert eye. Continue reading »

At first glance these drawings look like nothing special… but these cartoon doodles built an empire!

At first glance these drawings look like nothing special... but these cartoon doodles built an empire!
Reddit user jennadaily recently discovered her great grandfather’s sketchbook, who worked as a cartoonist for Disney. I bet this sketchbook is worth a lot of money. Continue reading »

Ammunition and Equipment of the Russian Police and Special Forces

Ammunition and Equipment of the Russian Police and Special Forces
This photo series is part of the “No comment” art-group project and devoted to the last days of the Russian “militia” (renamed to the “police” novadays). Those photos united by a common vision and synthesized documentary typology and artistic genre. Photos by Vladimir Serov. Continue reading »

Men In Black 3: Special Effects Make-Up

Men In Black 3: Special Effects Make-Up

Even if Men in Black 3‘s story turns out to be a complete disaster, at least the makeup special effects will be quality. Photos show that makeup artist guru Rick Baker has once again worked his magic, and there are going to be more fun aliens this time around. The set photos also show that, as expected, Jemaine Clement‘s villain has some creepy peepers hiding behind his aviator sunglasses. Men in Black 3 opens in 3D on May 25th. (Photo by Stark Industries) Continue reading »

Google’s X-Mas Gift to Employees: Special Edition Galaxy Nexus

Google's X-Mas Gift to Employees: Special Edition Galaxy Nexus

Google has handed out early Christmas gift to employees in London and Zurich – a special edition version of the ‘Galaxy Nexus,’ which Samsung and Google had released recently. A special edition version of Galaxy Nexus was gifted by Google to its employees as a Christmas surprise, according to report from ‘The Next Web’.

Galaxy Nexus is Samsung’s newest smartphone which is powered by Google Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ OS. It boasts of a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display and 1.2GHz dual-core processor.

Special T-shirt Release From LUDWIG

Special T-shirt Release From LUDWIG
Produced in collaboration with the Miles Davis Foundation.

When LUDWIG were approached by the Miles Davis Foundation to produce a special T-shirt to mark the 50th anniversary of Miles’ seminal LP Kind of Blue, they jumped on the opportunity to work with the people who safeguard the legacy of jazz legend Miles Davis. It makes sense when you consider that LUDWIG’s Creative Director, Mike Dytri, is a huge Miles Davis fan. Indeed, Mike’s own graphic design book released several years ago was named “Bitches Brew,” in tribute to Miles and his music.

The limited edition T-shirt comes on one of LUDWIG’s great enzyme washed custom T-shirts, and it will be exclusively available at the LUDWIG online shop, later this week.