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PostSubject: Short Films   Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:13 pm

I swear we had a thread open for short films, or am I just thinking of all the posts I put on Facebook regarding them?

Anyway, I'm out of here soon, so I'll add more to this tomorrow. Until then, enjoy this!

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PostSubject: Re: Short Films   Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:04 pm

Every time... every single time I watch short films, I think about this thread, and then I promptly forget about it.  No more!  No more I say!

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I love short films.  I mean, I really love them.  To me, it's like comparing a short story to a full novel; the author has to be able to clearly present a beginning, a middle, and an end, but it is done in such a way that yur mind races to fill in the blanks, desiring more.  A full film is good and all, but be presented with a good solid short film?  There's nothing like it.

It's an art.

But what's a short film?  Some full length movies are 70 minutes.  Some television episodes are 40 minutes.  So what makes a short film a short film?  For me, it cannot be episodic... it can't be a part of a series, it has to be self-contained.  Second, it cannot be a part of an anthology; taken by itself, it might be a short film, but if it's packaged together, it becomes a collection.  As far as length goes, I don't know; I've seen some great stuff that was under six minutes, while others took 25 to tell its story.

**Side note - If 'crunch can help me try to remember what that one short was called... the one with the motorcycle racing through the desolate over-grown city, with the drones chasing him, I'd be much obliged.**

A short, a good short, has to be able to do something a full movie can't: it makes you want more.  With a film, you're left with the knowledge that there might be a sequel or a spin-off.  There'll be more with a film.  With a short, that's it, there is no more.  And it hurts.

Take for example these two shorts:  Silent City and







What the hell is going on?!

Whoops, time to start cleaning up for the day...  post more later.  Feel free to add!
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PostSubject: Re: Short Films   Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:51 pm

Crunch does not remember the short film you speak of, but will assist the thread by sharing this one:


LOL PSYCH!

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