Elements of Shorts..

Marketing outlets: 
  • Film Festival
  • Alien Enthusiasts
  • Horror Enthusiasts
  • Online
  • Film Bloggers
  • Distrify
  • EPK
  • Competitions – for shorts / horrors
  • Random Acts? Channel 4 – really short 3 mins
  • BBC Three shorts?
  • Funders – look for funding for a feature
  • Movieola – purchase films under 40 minutes
  • Ouatmedia – acquires shorts to sell around the world to tv, internet, mobile devices and new media.

Developing emotional Content: 

  • Wide shots – show his isolation
  • Insert shots – demonstrate his discomfort
  • Reverse Shot
  • Close ups and expressions.
  • Pull Focus – for the conversations
  • Dark -> light to show the softening of the relationship.
  • Longer Distance between at beginning and closer and the end.
  • Use of Framing

Character Development / Expansion:

  • Saw – bear trap scene as a short got them the money for the feature
  • Shots
  • Character Development: Name, Personality, Look, Lifestyle, Style, Beliefs, Values
  • Main Turning Points
  • Progression through emotion
  • Utilisation of feeling – hand held, POV etc.
  • Size of objects in the frame
  • Timeline of motif – 5 main turning points etc.
  • Create a character Web

Visual Structures: 

  • sequence / hip hop montage – fast cut and exaggeration of sound
  • mis-en-scene
  • elipsis… different type of cut away –
  • Moby Porcelain technique – in and out of focus eye iris
  • POV
  • Transition
  • Whip pan – really fast pan
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