The kind of slicing and dicing that goes into crafting an engaging movie trailer rivals that of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Distilling 90 minutes (or more) into a digestible, two-minute sequence is no easy task, but it also presents editors with the opportunity to have a little fun. For example, what if Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining lost its macabre sense of doom and replaced it with the lightheartedness of a romantic comedy? Or, say, if video editors transformed The Sound of Music‘s singsongy Maria Von Trapp into a coldblooded killer? These are just two examples of editing’s transformative power. Check out all 25 of our favorite recut trailers below:
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It’s not your glut and growing gut that makes bacon smell so great, it’s the Maillard reaction, or the chemical reaction that causes foods to turn brown while baking. When you throw the meat into the pan, sugars react to the amino acids and create bacon’s inimitable scent.
YouTube would be nothing without its endless supply of adorable animal videos. With an array of sleepy puppies, fuzzy cats and unlikely friendships, there are enough videos to keep any animal enthusiast occupied for hours. To save you the trouble, we’ve rounded up May’s most adorable animal videos.
Mother Elephant Keeps Baby From Floating Away
While most adult elephants are superb swimmers, this elephant calf was almost swept away when crossing Kenya’s Ewaso Nyiro. Being the community-driven animals that they are, members of the herd quickly stepped in to rescue the calf from floating downstream. Despite weighing more than the average human being, treacherous waters can be a dangerous obstacle for young elephants. Check out the incredibly adorable animal video below:
We know it’s been keeping you up at night: just what is it that Iranians eat while totally blitzed? Thankfully, this video gives you your answer. Watch and become more worldly.
Post-it notes don’t have to serve as repositories for recording all of your daily drudgeries. As evidenced by this remarkable short film, they have positive, creative potential, too.
From Sylvain Labs: “Instafame is an exploration of a teenager’s relationship with fame through the lens of instagram. The documentary centers around Shawn Megira, a teenager from Long Island who had 81K instagram followers, and asks questions related to the nature of fame and why so many young people see it as the ultimate measure of success.”