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How to fund a short/independent film - Part 3 of 3:

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Budgeting for short or independent films

Paperman - where paper and CGI meet

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Previously only screened in theaters with the feature Wreck-It-Ralph, Disney released its Oscar-contending short, Paperman, online

Hypnotic Short: Delirium Lionfish

Published in Post & VFX

Quique Rivera Rivera delivers a hallucinatory video allegory in ‘El delirio del prez león’. It’s sans-dialogue, so non-Spanish speakers can enjoy the trip, too.

How to fund a short/independent film - Part 1 of 3

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Every film-maker starting out wants to make the best short film, and get the best people and equipment to make it happen - but often with little or no budget at all, all in the hope that the idea is strong enough to get investors and potential co-workers to commit.

It's well-documented that the VFX industry is in a state of flux. Meanwhile, there's a new generation of CGI artists.  Here's a piece made by students from the Platige Academy. It's their impressive short 'How to Train Your Robot'.

First Sony F5 video short

Published in Production

Here's the first video we've seen shot on Sony's new F5 (as opposed to the Global Shutter'ed F55)

We were a little bit underwhelmed when we saw the first footage from the F55, not because there's anything wrong with the camera - far from it;  but because it was shot incredibly flat, and we kind of expected something a bit more eye-catching than that. The whole experience set us off on what was essentially a rant about how you shouldn't use YouTube or Vimeo to judge the quality of a camera

Abstract fantasy based around the Voyager spacecraft

Published in Production

When viewing shorts, it’s easy to be lured by Hollywood-style plotting, explosions and photorealistic animation. ‘Voyager’ reminds us the abstract can be just as compelling...

Chaplin, Astaire and... Gumdrop!

Published in Production

In Gumdrop, a young actress charms her way through a screen-test. The twist? She’s a CGI robot vacuum cleaner

The Eagleman Stag: Dark Horse for Oscar?

Published in Production

There is no shortage of heavyweights vying for Oscar in the Animated Short Film category. But one well-decorated stop-motion flick may pull off the upset

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