SIMPLE SECRETS ON MAKING SHORTFILM
Short films generally attract every age group of people, they motivate them to move forward in their lives and also help them to be extrovert.
Short films in the form of trailers, features and documentaries are important marketing tool to promote big releases. Short films have become the standard communication tool for promoting values, culture, ethics and ideas. Short films are the medium to communicate ideology, vision, style and much more. For a long time, short films have been the underdog of the film industry. It has a bigger potential audience than regular releases. Investing money in short films could bring huge returns. Short films not only build movements, but it connects people to each other. One can easily relate their lives from short films and can easily frame their feelings and emotions. It’s kind of emotional tool that people can become a part of. The short film is a peculiar medium in which the storyteller must get in, do their things and get out all within a film. What makes a short film, however, is not necessarily what makes a good movie. It must be unique, something never been seen on the screen or at least a very original take that can touch millions of hearts. Even noobs can also create short, all you need is creativity. To be successful, the short film can’t simply be some action scene for twenty minutes and then be over. It must ask a question from the audience. It must make them empathize. It must make them think and respond to the question posed.
Ultimately, the short film is like a personal statement from the director and the storytelling team. They demonstrate their prowess and potential as filmmakers. A short film should give insight into what kind of interesting and creative stories these individuals tell, how they tell them, perhaps even why they tell them and most importantly, what kind of films they are capable of making in the future. A short film is in itself a work of art but it is also an essential marketing mechanism for the filmmakers. Shorts that are successful in the award circuits often create opportunity for filmmakers in the feature length movie world. Those truly exceptional shorts keep the audience wanting more, wanting a feature from its creators.
Moreover, short films protect filmmakers from over investing so earlier in their career. Shooting, editing all are very expensive and needs years of experience. Many directors first time jump right into a making a feature without first developing their craft. Their goal is to make a breakout feature and hit the big time on the first go, but instead they end up spending more time and money than anticipated and are often left with only a poorly-made feature film, frustration, debt and a bunch of congratulatory Facebook wall posts to show for it. If someone makes a short film and screw it up it will be, quite simply, a shorter mistake and one that can probably afford to throw away. One can go back to his failed short at a later date and make it again (but better), or can use the lessons that one have learned to make something brand-new. Generally, people want to see and want to invest in short films as they are less time taking and more inspirational and as a new filmmaker number one goal should be to get in front of as many eyes as possible.
Short films also allow working with professional actors and crew from little to no cost and one can only hire them with a good script and a strong vision as these elements will help attract talented professionals to your project in spite of its low budget. For making such short films all you need is patience and flexibility with the film. Short films allow exploring the creativity. With short films one can break from tradition and can be more innovative. Making a short film can reinvigorate creative drive, since the short film medium is one where anything is possible and acceptable. The biggest benefit of making short films is that they help the filmmaker find and hone his or her voice. A short film is an inexpensive way for filmmakers to experiment and learn what works, that knowledge can then be used when the filmmaker moves on to a feature film.