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.

This might be the best product demonstration ever

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Here's a great way to demonstrate software: build it into the plot of a short film

The Eagleman Stag: Dark Horse for Oscar?

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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

Hypnotic Short: Delirium Lionfish

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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 3 of 3:

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Budgeting for short or independent films

Director's Notes: STUCK, made with Blender on a laptop

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A self-professed 'Blender 3D addict' of more than ten years chronicles his experience with the program while making his short STUCK. By Bernard Egreteau.

Beautiful animation, complex adult emotions

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A well-crafted animation short reminds us that the medium can produce much more than kiddie fare.

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

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

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.

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