This week's roundup of fine Grand Theft Auto fan vids features a pair of top-shelf stunt montages, some impressively expedited character sketch work, an inspired GTA Online homage to Patrick Bateman and a pair of music videos presented by or co-signed by some rap legends. Stumble upon or make a GTAV clip of your own? Feel free to drop it in the comments or send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GTAV Stunt Montage by BenBuja
Machinima’s BenBuja, whose previous work includes the excellent 100 Ways To Die in GTAV, now brings us a collection of miraculous ways to survive seemingly impossible jumps, inverted aerial scenarios and unlikely pool drops in this stylish and meticulously crafted montage that will likely have you saying 'whoa' more than once.
GTA 5: Stunt Montage III* by Hazardous (*embedding disabled)
As a race and chaser to that one, Hazardous returns with his third stunt video installment, literally busting through television screens (see 00:14) with vehicular barrel rolls and incredible landings. At one point, he uses Trevor to pull off a pretty dramatic belly flop but perhaps an even more impressive use of the stunt plane is his upside down flight through the traffic filled tunnel beneath Fort Zancudo. If you enjoy these types of physics-defying displays, be sure to check out GTA 5: Stunt Montage I! and GTA 5: Stunt Montage II! as well. For something a bit more on the humorous side, Hazardous' Sh!t GTA 5 People Say is good for a quick laugh at the overheard amusing rantings and off-hand comments made by the colorful residents of Los Santos and Blaine County. Love the part at about 2 minutes in where a muscle-bound braggart at the Del Perro Pier tells his friend "I just got my third-degree black belt, so... I'm really excited to hurt somebody" - only to get promptly knocked the f**k out by good old Franklin.
Realistic GTAV Drawing - Franklin by HelenD4TT
Here's an impressive time-lapse sketch of Franklin with Chop at his side drawn meticulously by artist HelenD4TT. Helen lays down some heavy lead (or graphite), penciling in detail across the page and even makes a point to lay down an extra sheet of paper when working from left to right as not to smudge any previous line work or shading.
Smoothe Da Hustler - Grand Theft (Produced by DJ Wally)
Many may remember Brooklyn's Smoothe da Hustler from his bona fide 90s rap classic "Broken Language" - it's dope to see his latest official music video visualized with the aid of some appropriately grimy GTAIV footage from the streets of Liberty City thanks to the machinima skills of creators such as xturkishdelight, B4WZeR, BezTehz and MldnightClub.
Bringing things back over to the Left Coast, SnM and his Crew Overwatch Elite have been busy creating their own GTA Online music video tributes to various 1990s Ice-T records - and this week even got a big co-sign from the O.G. himself on Twitter as you can see above. Make sure to check out their other Ice-T music vid for "Cramp Your Style" with the Overwatch Crew lamping in their Los Santos pad and pulling off robberies with a bullet and a smile.
Also don't miss:
- The latest entries (five, six and seven) in DefendTheHouse's Mythbuster series put some helpful survival tips to the test, including how to hitch a ride on a Luxor Jet using a BMX, whether you can tase a shark, and tactful ways of evading police pursuit.
- Social Club stalwart German Scientist returns with parts two and three of his In Detail video series.
- A viral sensation making the rounds this week: Angry GTAV Granny who appears to take out her frustration with the local utility company's latest price hikes by engaging in a few Trevor-like rampages. Is that you, Grandma Philips?