Honda has created an amazing and mind-bending advertisement for their CR-V using anamorphic optical illusions and forced perspective. Taking a page from the Rayban sunglasses ad, they create a series of optical illusions involving their vehicle that will make you double-take and question what you’re seeing. By forcing your mind to accept a certain perspective, they are able to create seemingly impossible situations – without the use of CGI!
This trippy video from ScienceForum has been tested and approved by Bored Panda staff as a way to experience mild hallucinogenic effects. If you watch the video and follow the instructions, you should experience visual waves and distortions for anywhere from 1-5 minutes. The repetitive patterns in the video create recurring psychological stimulation that continues after the video has stopped.
Professional surfers Bruce Irons and Sam McIntosh have come up with a simple trick that makes surfers, who are usually already fun to watch, look like flaming wrathful ancient Japanese or Hindu gods. The flares on Irons’ board reflect off of the water around him, making for an other-worldly sight.
Filmmaker Anthony Cerniello, together with a team of animators and a photographer, has created what is possibly one of the best face-to-face look at the aging process. “The idea was that something is happening but you can’t see it but you can feel it, like aging itself,” said Cerniello.