The Short Film List – Distraxion, Signs, Black Holes & Kiwis
Short Videos & Short Films
All the recent posts have been about heavy topics, so here is a breather both for the artists out there as well as the casual video viewer. I’ve put together links to a few well made (and of course Clean Cut) short videos & short films. I’ve only included ones you may have not seen. So no pixar shorts!
Short videos are very difficult to create because the producer needs to sum up a quick story within a very short time frame usually around 1:30-2 minutes. Short films can range anywhere from 5 minutes to 20 minutes. To develop a story, create the right mood and have character development in such a short period takes much planning and creativity. Below are some of the excellent short films & videos I’ve ran across in the past.
Distraxion – Short Video
Check out this awesome animation short video called Distraxion. Very clever and well made. All the story is developed in 1 minute and 48 seconds. Very entertaining.
Signs – Short Film
2009 Cannes Lions Winner. I really enjoyed this short film. The main characters don’t say a single word throughout the film. I love how it really highlights the monotony of life. I had wanted to make a film similar to this (but more serious, without the love twist). This film is 12 minutes and 12 seconds. Despite a lack of words, the music and shots are done well to create a sense of buildup. The story develops well throughout. (One character does make an inappropriate joke though.)
The Black Hole – Short Film
I had written a whole postings on the subtle messages that can be gleaned from this short. Check it out here: The Black Hole – Underestimating the Subtle Power of Desire.
If you like the soundtrack of this film you can purchase it here
Kiwi – Short Video
A very touching little short. Very entertaining, though the ending makes you really wonder about this particular Kiwi’s life and end.
My Name is Lisa – Short Film
I have mixed feelings about this video. On one hand, it is not a very well made video. Nothing fancy, very simple. Not much of a deep development. However it’s a clear and simple depiction into, well you’ll see.
Hey readers, I have feelings to. Spare a minute and share your thoughts!
(I should make a short film about the blogger’s work)
- Tell us what you thought about the videos!
- Which one was your favorite?
- Which one had the best message?
- Which one had the most interesting message?
- Which one was the most well done?
- Which one touched your heart the most? Why?