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  Short subject - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Short subjects could be live action or animated; comedy was particularly utilized as their style, and well-known comedians such as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy and others are best known from short subject films.
Since the 1980s, short subjects have come to be munged together with "short films", an international, academic term used to mean a contemporary non-commercial motion picture that is substantially shorter than the average commercial feature film.
As well, short film making is growing in popularity among users outside the traditional short film scene who are taking advantage of broadband Internet connections and affordable equipment such as "prosumer" or semi-professional cameras (now costing under USD$3,000) and PCs with free or low-cost software capable of video editing, post-production work, and DVD authoring.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Short_film   (530 words)

 DVDFILE.COM: The Short Films of David Lynch review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The shorts run all the way back to Lynch's earliest experiments with the film medium and are an outstanding chronicle of his development as an artist.
The only of Lynch's shorts to have appeared previously on DVD (as part of the film Lumiere and Co), this 55-second oddity was already the highlight of that previous movie.
All of the films are presented at their original 1.33:1 aspect ratios except The Amputee, which was composed for approximately 1.78:1 and is presented in non-anamorphic letterbox.
dvdfile.com /software/review/dvd-video_4/shortfilmsofdavidlynch.html   (1421 words)

 Short films, web films
Downstream International Film Festival, Gainesville, Georgia USA, 2002.Aims to bring together Independent film and video makers from all over the US and around the world, to encourage women to create their first works and to seek out first-time Directors that currently have no substantial voice on the film festival circuit.
Each film is its own entity and has a special purpose vehicle (SPV) set up to carry the business of that particular film.
Friedrich's films have won many awards, and her work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Royal Film Archive of Belgium, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the National Library of Australia, as well as many university libraries.
www.zeroland.co.nz /film_short.html   (1170 words)

 Making Short Films   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It will aim to help them identify the differences in storytelling between commercials and short films so that they can harness their image-making talents to telling longer stories.
To help commercials directors adapt their knowledge of storytelling to longer films and to assist them in developing a workable script that could form the basis of a good short film.
Participants will be asked to bring their own idea, synopsis or short script which the course leaders will analyse and develop during the course.
www.nftsfilm-tv.ac.uk /scusite/Schedule/Flyers/Making_Short_Films.htm   (298 words)

 Introduction to short films promoting the spirit of Taiwan 'Cheering On Our Brave Athletes'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The two short made for television films began to be aired on September 11 on commercial cable television channels as well as non-cable public television.
The GIO-provided advertisements and short films will be aired during the period of the games and will urge Taiwanese of all ages to continue to exhibit passion and exuberance in expressing support for the physically challenged athletes from Taiwan who are taking part in the games in Greece.
The film focuses on Lu Fu-hsiung, a swimmer from Hualien in eastern Taiwan.
www.gio.gov.tw /taiwan-website/4-oa/20040913/2004091301.html   (900 words)

 Short Films : AmazeFilms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Deemed "hilarious short film" by Film Threat, this behind-the-scenes look at the world of extras proves that even the most well rehearsed moments aren't always as they seem.
In this film noir a thief stumbles upojn a man who believes his wife is cheating on him which causes a strange three-way tryst of misunderstandings, sourly leaving only the remorseless unscathed.
A Sundance short and DGA winner, this is the story of two Hispanic homeless brothers trying to stay together as they struggle to survive in the streets of Los Angeles.
www.amazefilms.com /short_films.html   (1394 words)

 Jan Svankmajer Short Films
It is a too-well-kept secret that, between 1964 and 1990, he also produced 24 short films, only concentrating on longer works after the collapse of Communism in Czechoslovakia.
Each of his shorts evidences the development of the themes and stylistic approach used to startling effect in his recent works.
His films have always had a dreamlike quality but, as his work of the early 1970's shows, his collaboration with like-minded colleagues gave fresh impetus to his pursuit of the absurd.
www.thecontext.com /docsi/2882.html   (905 words)

 Short films
An hour film would be six reels -- of ten minutes each, but being projected by hand, as all silent films were, they could run a bit shorter or longer, depending on how quickly or slowly the projectionist turned his machine.
The standard studio designation of what is a short film moved from being one reel, up to three reels, and finally to any film running up to 59 minutes.
In many instances a short film is at best a calling card, a credit, to prove to a prospective employer that its maker does indeed know something about producing a film.
www.kinema.uwaterloo.ca /gp-pt972.htm   (1329 words)

 Short Films
Short films, independent films, streaming media, film festivals and contests.
Film portal and directory, with editorial information and links to over 5,000 domestic and foreign Internet films.
Short films from The Split Pillow challenge with Nick Ferrin, Ryan Elliot, Thomas Lisa and more of Chicago's independent filmmakers.
www.canadiancontent.net /dir/Top/Arts/Movies/Filmmaking/Short_Films   (793 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Developing Digital Short Films   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Part Two focuses on the visual pre-production of a short film and the issues that go through a filmmaker's mind as they struggle with how best to present their stories; this includes topics like 101 camera shots, frame composition, developing a visual look and feel, color maps, and creating storyboards and animatics.
Devloping Digital Short Films explores how unique character and set designs, bluescreen ideas, special effects, and simple 2D character animation techniques can be used as narrative devices for telling stories.
This book captures the spirit of the convergence between traditional film and multimedia, and the countless examples and case studies presented throughout the book are a great source of inspiration for students.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/073571231X?v=glance   (2360 words)

 Database of Short Films For Sale by FilmMakers.com
This documentary-fiction film is about the members of tribe whom escorting her.
The Ghost, is a 20 minutes short documentary film, on Oguz Haluk Alplacin, close friend of Tezer Ozlu (lirik) princess of Turkish literature.
A man and a woman fall in love at first sight in a cafe, but that is only the beginning as love and lust, commitment, freedom and relationship explored.
www.filmmakers.com /films/shorts_directory.htm   (630 words)

 Little Song Films - Independent Short Films
Little Song Films are dedicated to exhibiting and creating short works which express the poetics of the moving image.
There will be some background information to the film in the next newsletter which should be ready sometime in October.
They must, of course, be carefully written, but there must be enough room for change so that the inspiration of the moment isn't killed, which is, in my opinion, the only inspiration that contributes anything.
www.littlesongfilms.com   (310 words)

 Short Films
Australian Short Films - Showcasing Australia's young and emerging writers, film makers, directors, actors and cinematographers.
Filmwatcher.com - A downloadable short film portal, showcasing a wide variety of examples of video as an art form.
Pinto Films - A new series of comedic short films inspired by the BMW Films.
www.supercrawler.com /Arts/Movies/Filmmaking/Short_Films   (1249 words)

 indiefilmpage.com - Short Films
Our shorts are all original and small enough to watch in one sitting.
Washington, D.C.'s Roxy Films features short films, animation, mini documentaries, clips from local and national film festivals along with newsreels from the 1940's.
They also feature short versions of longer films and videos that are currently in production.
www.indiefilmpage.com /short.html   (214 words)

 Michael Conti | Crazy Wisdom™ Films - Fast Short Fun Videos by Michael Conti
Some of his films are done under these kinds of limitations and are defined as fast films.
Yet, it was the experience of having Stan Brakhage mentor his first short fl and white film, PUBLIC FIXTURE, while still a college student, that gave Michael the confidence to approach filmmaking as an artist rather then technician.
It seemed that one of my earlier short films, Road Kill, was causing problems with people understanding it, and I thought it would be fun to poke fun at that frustration.
www.conticonti.com   (3111 words)

 Disney Shorts Mickey Mouse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is interesting while watching the shorts to note that Mickey is one of the only Disney characters to have evolved over the years.
Donald, Goofy, Chip 'n' Dale all reached the form they were to stay on throughout the years early on in their careers.
Mickey to the Rescue : Cage and Cannons
disneyshorts.toonzone.net /characters/mickey.html   (399 words)

 Tigris Films: The Source for Short Films   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
NANO TV is a new digital television channel that presents award-winning, festival proven shorts for free to viewers as video on demand (VOD).
For viewers, NANO TV is appointment-free viewing that is available any time, day or night, offering a wide selection of the best short dramas, comedies, documentaries and animations from around the world.
Cloud 9 Short Film Festival showcases rising talent in short-format, and makes you the judge of what's worthy and what's worthless.
www.tigrisfilms.com   (171 words)

 Internet Archive: Moving Image Archive
By providing near-unrestricted access to these films, we hope to encourage widespread use of moving images in new contexts by people who might not have used them before.
This collection is devoted to unofficially housing the movie files often featured on the Brick Films website, which is 'a community dedicated to the art of stop motion animation.
These classic animated cartoons from the 1930's and 1940's are from the Film Chest collection, a leading source of film and video programming and stock footage.
www.archive.org /details/movies   (743 words)

 Archiving Early America
Each film in the 'Famous Moments' series highlights a true story of historical significance, providing 'students' of early America with a better understanding of the people, places and events of this important era.
All of the films can be downloaded using a 56k modem except The Life of George Washington and The Ben Franklin Story, both of which require a high-speed connection such as DSL or cable/modem.
Since the films in this series are produced in FLASH, you will need the FLASH plug-in software installed on your computer.
earlyamerica.com /series.html   (345 words)

 Short films: 2003.
Director: Andrew Edmonds Making of the film ‘Baby Boy’ with special attention to the views of Jane Pugh, who made the film — in particular her working relationship with Sean, the lead actor, who has Down’s Syndrome.
collage of film that defies description as it traces humanness and humanity using found footage, almost all of it documentary clips.
Director: Ed Godsell A film for anyone who has ever wondered what bored Irish bachelor farmers who live with their mothers get up to on those long winter nights, involving a ping pong ball and a rocking chair.
www.filmcentre.co.uk /search_00.asp?str=2003   (6016 words)

 Bitter Films Official Homepage: Animated Short Films by Don Hertzfeldt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
nominated director Don Hertzfeldt's animated short films have collected over one hundred awards and an international cult following.
His films have been featured at the Cannes Film Festival, Sundance, MTV, IFC, Bravo, Comedy Central, and in over a thousand theatrical venues around the world.
Unless otherwise noted, all content, animation, and photographs are ©1995-2005 by Don Hertzfeldt/Bitter Films.
www.bitterfilms.com   (203 words)

 Short Films   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Jam Jar Video has been involved in the making of many amateur short films over the past 10 years.
Some of these were never finished, others perhaps should not have been.
A selection are represented here in the spirit of student film making and collaboration.
pages.zdnet.com /jaffamannz/jamjarvideo/id39.html   (45 words)

 SHORT FILMS WANTED!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
New opportunities for short films are opening every day.
The "Short Films Wanted!" database is a complete directory of such opportunities.
All together they create a huge up-to-date directory of excellent opportunities for short films and filmmakers.
www.shortfilmswanted.com   (140 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Movies: Filmmaking: Short Films   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Little Song Films - Dedicated to exhibiting and creating short works which express the poetics of the moving image.
Universe42 - A collection of short films by Brett Koonce.
Zoie Films - Encourages the work of independent filmmakers by employing the Internet as a medium of exhibition.
dmoz.org /Arts/Movies/Filmmaking/Short_Films   (952 words)

 PROJECTOR FILMS: The British Short Film Makers Page.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Projector Films is a loose collection of film makers based near Bournemouth, in the UK.
A list of resources for makers of short films in the U.K. Including special pages on Super 8mm film, festival advice and links to other sites.
A collection of articles either written by or about Projector Films and their productions, including interviews, a report on a conversation between Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella and a light hearted report on the BAFTA Film Awards.Tim Clague now writes a blog on his adventures in scriptwriting.
www.projector.demon.co.uk   (351 words)

 free short films   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
These independent short films are provocative and funny, often hysterical, made by the filmmakers who will lead the internet film revolution in the 21st century.
A short film (also short or short subject) is a...
Short Series - Short Films at their Very Best.
www.moviestown.com /articles/16/free-short-films.html   (339 words)

 Short Films   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Homeslice films are super-8 fl/white experimental/comedy mini movies made in SanFrancisco.
So far 9 have been made and there currntly being edited onto a DVD for the public.
One step forward, two steps back...These films aren't going anywhere.
www.homeslicevids.com /shortfilms.htm   (56 words)

 Short Films - tribe.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A place for the makers and appreciators of short films to gather, discuss, debate, and schmooze.
Any body in the tribe want to make a short film?
I need a ride to Berkeley tomorrow (must be in...
shortfilms.tribe.net   (197 words)

 AmazeFilms : Short Films : Bring the Film Festival Home
A bit of every type of comedic short film.
Warning: Contains short films that may become addictive.
Oscar-winners, Sundance selections, Cannes selections, these short films are sure to move you.
www.amazefilms.com   (72 words)

 Short Film Database ...@ Clipland: music videos, short films, tv commercials, movie trailers
Short Film Database...@ Clipland: music videos, short films, tv commercials, movie trailers
The Clipland Short Film Database is your online source for short films of all kinds.
Use our database to research textual information or watch some of the films from our archives.
www.clipland.com /shortfilm.html   (161 words)

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