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How to Make a Short Film (Infographic + Video Course)

Making a short film is your first step to becoming a feature filmmaker. When I made my first short film BROKEN (Watch it FREE on Amazon Prime), I wish I would’ve had the info below. Check out the info graphic form the good folks over at Canal+ and the video course below, they will show you how to make a mini movie masterpiece.

One tip I can give you. Shoot something simple. The masters all start off with something small. Still not convinced? Check out some of cinematic masters’s first offering to the film world for inspiration.

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Martin Scorsese’s What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?

Christopher Nolan’s Doodlebug

Wes Anderson’s Bottle Rocket

Neill Blomkamp’s Alive in Joburg

How to Make a Short Film Infographic

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How to Make a Short Film

Professors and students from Santa Fe University of Art and Design explain exactly what it takes to make a short film. Hear about the pre-production (coming up with an idea, writing a screenplay, creating storyboards, scouting locations, raising money, and recruiting a crew), filming, and post production processes. Watch examples of student’s short films at the end of this video.

Related: How I made $90,000 Selling my Short Film


Seven Things to Know About Making Short Films!

Here are seven important things to know about short films, from efficient exposition, to what the best length is when submitting to film festivals!

Now check out Filmmaking Hacks – How to Shoot and Market Your Indie Film. Included in this indie short film school collection is over 6 hours & over 50 videos. Filmmaking Hacks goes through pre-production, production, post production and what to do after your done shooting your indie short film. The Ultimate Guerrilla Indie Film School for filmmakers who ACTUALLY made it happen!

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