How to fund a short/independent film - Part 2 of 3:

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Approaching Crowd-sourced funding

Using the Universe 2 plugin Holomatrix II, among other software, Red Giant's Seth Worley delivers a micro-short starring BB-8, the diminutive droid that debuted in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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

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

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

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Budgeting for short or independent films

Take one laptop and add Blender...

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A reader submitted animated short that was produced entirely with free, open source Blender 3D and a laptop.

Film finance through...eBay?

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Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo, Pixar art directors, are taking an unconventional approach to fund their animated indy short. They’re selling their art to the highest bidder.

R'ha: The best sci-fi short of 2013 (so far)

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It didn’t take long for a sci-fi short to make noise in 2013, courtesy of animation student Kaleb Lechowski, who took a can-do approach in realizing his mini-epic

Plurality - Feature film plausibility on a shoestring

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The blockbuster science-fiction movie look is now available to anyone with a good story, creative vision and persistance.

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'.

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