The Power of No Dialogue

Long sequences, even short films, can truly benefit when left to rely on fewer devices. In this instance, little-to-no dialogue grants filmmakers the opportunity to make other elements of their storytelling that much tighter, whether it be via the performances, the music, the quick editing, the creativity, or something else for you to discover below. Read More …

Looking At Best Animated Short Noms

This scene always seems to get glossed over a bit — as would the documentaries and live-action shorts… Basically, what doesn’t typically earn big bucks directly at the box office gets ignored. Well, as an indie filmmaker currently in the works for another animated short, I present either fulls or trailers of the 2016 nominated Read More …

Up and Coming: Makoto Shinkai

If I absorbed any one thing during my trip last month to Japan, it was this: our culture can be so much better! Could become more punctual, clean, committed, for starters — their Shinkansen High Speed Rail is standout: “Children Who Chase Lost Voices” / “Journey to Agartha” (2011) http://imdb.com/title/tt1839494/ Not to get distracted! Onto Read More …

Shared from IndieWire: What Is The Best Short Film Ever Made? — Critics Survey

E-Columnist David Ehrlich wrote a column with a question answered by a handful of film critics. Here it is: “This past weekend saw the release of ‘Lights Out,’ which is based on a horrifying short film. Shorts can have tremendous value, though even the best of them tend to fly under the radar. What is Read More …

Shared from NY Times: Oscar-Nominated Shorts, Mirroring a World of Pain and Fortitude

These fifteen shorts, ranging from animated to documentaries to live-action, are all bunched into a commercial wide release starting this weekend. The following films could be included: LIVE ACTION SHORT Shok Day One Stutterer Everything Will Be Okay Ave Maria ANIMATED SHORT World of Tomorrow Prologue Bear Story Sanjay’s Super Team We Can’t Live without Read More …