Here’s an incredible look at Tears of Steel, which “was realized with crowd-funding by users of the open source 3D creation tool Blender.” The basic “target was to improve and test a complete open and free pipeline for visual effects in film – and to make a compelling sci-fi film in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.” Continue reading for the video.

That’s right, “now, with DirectX 11 support, real-time rendering has gotten even better, allowing for some of the best visuals ever seen. With CryENGINE™3, what you see is what you play as the new tools for the engine allow for tessellation in real-time, improved ocean and water rendering, enhanced character technology, and dynamic volumetric light beams and light shaft effects.” Continue reading for the video.

At first glance, this may look like a promotional video for a jewelry store, but believe it or not, this was all rendered in real-time with DirectX 11. That’s right, “this amazing graphics demo was created by PC modder Hayssam Keilany and it squeezes every single bit of power from a Radeon 5870 using DirectX 11 hosted in a Intel Core i7-based PC.” Continue reading for the video and more information.

For those who have never watched a Star Wars movie in their life, Jedis are basically the series’ main protagonists and “use a power called the Force and weapons called lightsabers, which emit a controlled energy flow in the shape of a sword, in order to serve and protect the Galactic Republic and the galaxy at large from conflict or governmental instability.” Continue reading to see seven of the coolest fan-made Jedi videos.

Thanks to the internet, you no longer need to be a big production company to get your work noticed. All you need is some talent, social media buzz, and you’re ready to go. Continue reading to see seven incredible fan-made short films.

Computer graphics wizard Freddie W. is back at it again, and in his latest video, his team shows us what a Battlefield 4 co-op battle would be like in real-life. While this may not be an entirely new concept, there’s definitely no shortage of explosions. Continue reading to see more.

When it comes to Star Wars fan vids, it doesn’t get much cooler than Jedi Ninjas. According to the team behind this cool clip, “Jedi Ninjas was developed as a passion project to recreate the current style of Star Wars action seen in video games into live action; this style often combines elements of Force powers with the use lightsaber combat.” Continue reading to watch.