This week, Russell goes over seven important things to know about short films, from efficient exposition, to what the best length is when submitting to film festivals! If you have anything that you would add to this list, leave them in the comments below!
This week’s links:
List of Short Film Oscar Nomination Qualifying Festivals: http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/rules/shortsfestivals.html
Martin Scorsese’s “The Big Shave”: http://youtu.be/N1T93rJ9p-s
Peluca (The short film that became Napoleon Dynamite): http://youtu.be/9SeTfcj3UKI
BMWFilms’ “The Hire” Series: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEfqB-d3QJo&list=PL3A278EE758551DD8&index=1
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Intro Video by Anthony De Coninck (aka Stylow)
Theme Music by Abhilash Buch
Additional Music by Kevin MacLeod
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