The first and foremost question almost every person has in mind is what exactly is the difference between a short film and a movie. Let’s see what really the difference between these two is.
A Short film is basically any film that is too short to be considered a feature film. There are no set boundaries on this. It can more ever be defined as an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits.
Feature films are the backbone of the movie industry, ranking in billions of dollars each year. Box office sales are higher than ever, as people are lining up to see movies in 3D, 4D and big screen animation in records numbers.Read More
Why do you want to make a short film?
- I want to make people laugh
- I want to make people cry
- I want to make people think
- I want to scare people
- I want to express my ideas
The golden rules of making a film
- Location- make the most use of the location
- Think moving photographs, it’s all about framing and composition not action
- Always use a tripod
- Never zoom
- Minimal acting
Short films are in a way medium/platform for all types of freelancer filmmakers or aspiring filmmakers. It gives an opportunity to express one’s thoughts through a visual medium.
Shorts films are not restricted to big budgets, production house, massive sets or locations. All it needs is an idea, a camera to shoot on, actors and a laptop or desktop for editing purpose.