I was wondering what is a short film? , Which type of films can be called a short film? How to create a short film? and something like this, then I did some research and here is everything that you need to know about short films and short movies.
What is a Short Film definition?
- What is a Short Film definition?
- How to create a short film?
- What makes a short film good?
- What are some best Short Film and Short Movies?
- Where you can watch a short film?
- How short Film earn money?
- Final thoughts
How to create a short film?
If you are an aspiring filmmaker then this paragraph is the most important for you. You should start to make a short film on your own at first. You actually don’t need to create very entertaining content but Be creative.
➤You need to have a story of a short film in your mind- the most important.
➤ Creating a Short script for your Short Film.
Independent filmmakers usually don’t have a budget. So, you don’t want to create a script that includes a lot of budgets like car trashing and digital effects. Here is a tip you for creating a script:-
- You can search for script online
- You can talk with successful writers on medium and you can use social media to contact them best would be LinkedIn.
- Write a script and mail it to friends to read it and take their feedback
➤Pre-production of your short film
- Location for the shoot:- scout for a location that suits your script. You might need to take legal permission for the shoot.
- Crew– if your friends share some interest in film making then it would be best to contact them because it will help you with your budget. You can contact a professional( expensive choice).
- Star cast– Recruit some people with good acting skill but pay attention like if your story is related to poor people and village don’t recruit very handsome and rich people because people will not get the feel from the film and that’s the most important.
Note- I’m not saying that poor people don’t look handsome.
- Pay attention to costumes, visuals, and background.
- Editing ( most important):- If you don’t have technical knowledge then it would be best to hire a professional because editing needs skills and you can’t overcome that overnight.
Note:- If you want to do it on your own here is an article that may be helpful for you.
➤The title needs to be relatable and creative– Audience can relate to the title and it needs to be attractive. ( I know it’s the obvious one but it was important for me to guide you for the title of your short film because you might not consider that “title needs to be relatable to the audience”.
What makes a short film good?
- Entertaining ( but don’t focus the main story on entertainment)
- It needs to give a message to the audience.
- The third one is obvious but still the most important – having a good script.
- An exciting and creative idea.
- Avoid repetition of punchlines and dialogues.
- Warning:- Never create a short film on topics that are actually made or popular. Like you can make a new short film on- “climate change” best topic for 2019.
- Short film needs to be relatable to the audience.
If you follow these, I guarntee that you are going to make a great short film.
What are some best Short Film and Short Movies?
list of some best short film and short movies:-
- The lady in Number six
- Period. end of sentence
- A girl in the river
- Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist
- December 7th: The Movie
Note:- If you want to get more information on each short film just click on the name, you will get redirected to Wikipedia page of that short film.
Where you can watch a short film?
How short Film earn money?
As I said earlier that short films are generally made by aspiring Filmmakers to get funding for their future projects but it doesn’t mean that short film doesn’t earn money. Some short films get viral and they get featured on Netflix and other video streaming platforms and Filmmakers get paid for that.
Let us know…
Q. What is your Favourite Short Film?