In the third part of my five-part video series about how YouTube changed the very nature of short films, I give specific guidance to filmmakers on the key ways to take a new approach to making short films that will actually reach audiences and get into film festivals. The video covers:
Seeing limitations as a crucial part of the short film process.
Shorts can no longer be a just a "mini feature film."
The key concept to making a very focused short film.
Avoiding "artistic masturbation."
What's worth spending money on.
... and much more.
Film examples shown in this video are all available for free on www.storiesbytheriver.org. While editing this particular video, I had to cut out a good bit of info because it was getting too long. But the good news is that everything I cut out is also covered in my book, Short Films 2.0: Getting Noticed in the YouTube Age. If you enjoy the video below, I recommend picking up a copy of Short Films 2.0, which is available in both ebook and paperback. Thank you for watching! Please comment with any questions or thoughts you might have.