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The best reactions to Shia LaBeouf’s motivational speech

With great projects come great memes: here are some of the best video reactions to LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner's latest video work

News broke a week ago that collective LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner – made up of Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner – had created a set of 36 30-second films in honour of Central Saint Martins' Fine Art BA students.

The students submitted pieces of text and Shia was filmed in front of a green screen acting them out in whichever style he sees fit. The finished video compilation is called #INTRODUCTIONS.

The triop actively encouraged The World to rework the footage, and, thanks to video file's release under a creative commons license, their use of a green screen has spurred amateur filmmakers across the world to spawn a multitude of fan videos on YouTube – most of which are totally hilarious, are surprisingly well-made, and feature Shia yelling "DO IT!" as if his life depends on it.

Luckily the trio don’t seem to mind about their art being memified in the same way that Downfall clip did a few years back. In fact, they seem to be quite enjoying it. Here’s some of our favourites so far – make your own by downloading the video file from their Vimeo page.

Shiawalker Inspirational

People often jump straight to big films like Star Wars when they're making parodies, but why not when you're going to make it look this good? Watch as Shia acts as Yoda in the dank waters of Dagobah and tells Luke to grow a pair via loud, repetitive, motivational barking.

Too much Shia LaBeouf

Too right, this overplaying of multiple #INTRODUCTIONS is overkill. Funny though. Is this what the future looks like?

Shia LaBeouf TED Talk

This is genuinely inspiring. Not to mention it's had nearly two million hits in three days. 

Shia LaBeouf Deleted Avengers Cameo

While the sexy Avengers faff around and a flying metal snake dragon that spits fire is on the loose, Shia rocks up to remind everyone to just get on with it, yeah? DO IT.

Shia LaBeouf is my Spirit Animal - Inspirational speech, trippy AF

Thank you for the tip Gabriel Isaac, maker of this video. It is "trippy AF." Nightmarish even. The kind of thing you might be experiencing in an early noughties rave in a field near Bristol just as the sun comes up and you realise you don't know what day it is or who you are. Cool that you got to meet Shia though!!! (You didn't).

Shia LaBouef motivates Hitler

It's over Hitler, it's done. The war is over, and you lost. In one of perhaps the most parodied videos online, Shia takes his motivational speech to Hitler's bunker, where actor Bruno Ganz is about to absolutely lose his shit. Very nice attention to detail in this (really offensive) one, particularly the artistically and historically correct bunker backdrop.

Shia LaBeouf motivates the Death Eaters

WARNING: there are BIG spoilers in this one, just in case you are a Potter virgin. Sadly in this well-cut parody Shia uses his motivational skills to champion evil over good. Don't listen to him Malfoy, you're better than that.

James Franco has a go

James Franco upped the game yesterday, contributing a properly acted-through video taking CSM student Joshua Parker's ultra-affirmation into the toilet.

Inspired by #INTRODUCTIONS? Check out more of our pieces on LaBeouf, Rönkkö and Turner's work: 

– Shia LaBeouf and collaborators present #FOLLOWMYHEART

– Shia LaBeouf: the #INTERVIEW

– This is what happens when you go jogging with Shia LaBeouf