What makes a good short film? What types of stories and characters can be captured in this short format?
Please view at least 5 Short Films over the next month and take notes using the format below. Find quality short films... like Oscar Nominated Shorts, and other award winning short films. View others you find on the web. Be selective. Join Vimeo to help you start a list of your favorites. If possible, find works that relate somehow to your own creative work, as inspiration for a technique or look you hope to achieve. Try to use films that are longer than one minute and shorter than 15 minutes (though the definition of a short film may vary).
Make notes on your favorite shorts, type your reflection and post to the blog once you have viewed 5 shorts. Your blog must note all of this info for each film (some of this info can be found online and pasted into your reflection):
Link to the film : (URL of website, dvd, tv or movie theatre)
Use of Light / Color:
Use of Sound / Music:
OVER THE NEXT MONTH, YOU SHOULD PLAN TO VIEW MANY SHORT FILMS and PICK YOUR FAVORITE 5 shorts TO BLOG ABOUT. IF you made it to the Oscar Nominated Shorts, you can include your favorites in your list. If you missed the Zinema screenings, please check out some shorts from the library and watch on DVD. There are also links to many collections of short films on the class blog: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/jrock2/viznar/short_films/
See links to Short films...