Micro Short Filmmaking
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Micro Short Filmmaking

A guided learning journey
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Last updated 1/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 21 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • What a micro short film is and why they are fun to make
  • The ingredients that go into a successful micro short film
  • How to approach creating your own micro short films
  • The world of festivals that look for micro short films
  • Tips and advice for being an efficient, effective and collaborative filmmaker
  • Supportive ideas for building confidence in your own approaches and artistic vision
Requirements
  • Having access to a camera phone or other simple video recording equipment would be desirable
  • The technical skills of film editing (aside from a basic overview) are beyond the scope of this course, so it is assumed the learner will have these skills or be willing to develop them on their own through practice or additional self-study
Description

Micro short films are little films that you can make yourself, usually with a smartphone or whatever other recording gear you might have around, like a digital camera. Ranging from a few seconds to a few minutes, micro shorts are enjoyed by people around the world though festivals, YouTube, Vimeo or other sharing sites. Just like bigger films, micro shorts can be funny, serious, dramatic, documentary, poetic, musical, cause-oriented or whatever you would like them to be.  The best part is that they are fun and quite easy to make!

Please join me as I show you the basic approach to making your own micro short films and sharing them with friends, family or the world. I am a successful filmmaker who loves making micro short films and have won many awards for my work. I'm also the author of the book "Micro Short Filmmaking: A guided learning journey" and most of the book's ideas are also shared in this course alongside the video lectures. I will walk you through the journey of becoming a confident and successful micro short filmmaker, sharing with you the fun and enjoyment I have experienced making micro short films!

Who this course is for:
  • Newcomers to filmmaking
  • People who have something they would like to express through an artistic medium like film
  • Filmmakers who may have heard of the micro short style and want to learn more
  • Anyone who would enjoy a brain stretch and trying a new thing
Course content
Expand all 48 lectures 02:29:05
+ Introduction
7 lectures 15:50
Introduction
02:38
Thought provokers and activities for you
00:59
Yes you can!
02:33
Thought provokers and activities for you
01:10
+ Why be a filmmaker?
4 lectures 11:37
Why be a filmmaker?
01:31
Why I love micro short films
03:53
Thought provokers and activities for you
01:12
+ Shoot first, ask questions later
6 lectures 27:46
Shoot first, ask questions later
04:54
Shoot first, ask questions later
04:50
Smartphones are cool!
04:55
Some basic gear
06:42
Thought provokers and activities for you
01:03
A non-technical overview of editing software
05:22
+ Elements of micro short filmmaking
4 lectures 11:12
Elements of micro short filmmaking
02:53
What goes into your film
04:22
Always be filming!
02:36
Thought provokers and activities for you
01:20
+ Your first micro short film
3 lectures 10:47
Your first micro short film
03:18
You made a film!
06:22
Thought provokers and activities for you
01:06
+ The "afterlife" of your film
5 lectures 21:10
What needs to happen now
05:10
What will you do next?
05:03
Film festivals
05:27
Festivals
04:20
Thought provokers and activities for you
01:09
+ A film sampler
9 lectures 17:26
A film sampler
01:12
Film: Every Boat is a Dream
02:21
Film: The Camera's Tears
03:02
Film: Because you Mattered
02:04
Film: Shadows and Stone
03:15
Film: Trees are Talking
00:59
Film: Ronnie's Wake
02:34
Film: Made Redundant
00:59
Film: Sorrow of Old Toys
01:00
+ Strenghtening your artistic voice
7 lectures 24:59
Strengthening your artistic voice
03:41
Distribution
04:04
Thought provokers and activities for you
01:15
Going bigger or different
08:06
Being a collaborative filmmaker
02:15
The art of collaborative filmmaking
04:14
Thought provokers and activities for you
01:23
+ Start your own film festival!
2 lectures 06:40
Hold you own film festival
02:17
Start your own film festival
04:23
+ Thank you!
1 lecture 01:35
Thank you, and please keep making films!
01:35