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Old May 24, 2009, 06:55 AM   #1
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Share Your Short Films...

So I often browse this board for inspiration so I thought I would create this thread where everyone can post their videos so we can get tips and ideas off each other. If the name is linked it is to their Youtube channel that they have provided later in the thread!

Enjoy!!!

My youtube channel is located in my my signature but I will select some of my better ones.



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  1. This is a video I made of the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race which I took part in:
    spaceFilm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70E9BspIstU
    space
    2-Part X-Factor Parody (similar to American Idol) starring Cheryl Cole, Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Danni Minogue!
    spacePart 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe2NJ...D19BEC&index=0
    spacePart 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJXcH...D19BEC&index=1
    space
    Here is the playlist of the effects I have created in After Effects, practicing to use similar things in an upcoming short!
    spaceAfter Effects Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_lis...1971253F7F73DE
    space
    This is a short film I made at the London Academy of Media and Film. My first attempt at a prosumer Camera. Shot on a Sony V1
    spaceHometown Glory - Adele: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5vqtASfEuk
    space
    24 : Dauntsey's edition is my first step at trying to move away from the market of my school so hopefully this is a film that should appeal to everyone! A 20 minute action packed film in a similar style to 24. Starring me as Jack Bauer!
    space24 : Dauntsey's Edition: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_lis...343A433C14735B
    space
  2. Here is TaKashMoneys excellent 4 minute short showing an interesting twist on a language barrier:
    spaceFilm:
    space
  3. Here is Arjen92's fight film to the music of the white Stripes!
    spaceFilm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7--V9...e=channel_page
    space
  4. This is TheEpicFilmCo's assassin film with a twist.
    spaceFilm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDYx1OvioWY
    space
  5. ClivePwned has provdided several films to watch:
    space70's Cops Film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3ws_YHgqRQ
    spaceIndiana Jones Spoof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5kbLZYd2kc
    spaceGhostBusters Spoof: http://www.youtube.com.6a.nl/watch?v=wMQFfNDHPH0
    space
  6. Here are a selection of Mavimao's films:
    spaceA documentary exploring the Heritage of Lancaster, Ohio:
    spacehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8JaL4NERfc
    spaceA film looking at sexual references within Disney:
    spacehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThqwOpGZdBg
    spaceA horror short: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RosSOHviYKc
    space
  7. Brmaki's "72 Hours of Awsome" travelling around as a band:
    spaceFilm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM_sY-DeLaQ
    space
  8. TH3D4RKKN1GH7 has several films that can be found on his channel page here is the The Chase, and a film by Philip Bloom shot on the amazing Canon 5dmk2 in 24p:
    spaceThe Chase: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FH7fVGdbEk
    spaceSofia's People:
    space
  9. The Fuzz shows his recent trip to a wedding and Memorial Day BBQ:
    spaceGoing Home & The Wedding:
    spaceMemorial Day BBQ:
    space
  10. P-Worm provides us with a short from lgsproductions and some of his own:
    spaceThe Moose: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0QW4bA3VoQ
    spaceAttack of the Flesh-eating Subterranean Bog Monster from
    spaceThe Center of the Earth and Beyond the Moon: Apocalyptic Revenge:
    spacehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqGE7Ap9A3o
    spaceThe Fat Cutter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXIYsaM_oSg
    spaceDouble Loop Film Intro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMkctFtFJ6Q
    space
  11. Into the Bin is a creation of salino2110toni
    spaceInTo The Bin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4sWSXzlGOU
    space
  12. IvanF shows how one man wishes to either end his life or have it all over again!
    space30 Years Again:
    space
  13. Here is Norliss' short documentry on the little suburb of Canton in Cardiff, Wales
    spaceThe Canton Story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qEnjHoNyX8
    space
  14. Gooner4Life adds a new genre of video with a COD gaming compilation:
    spaceSniping Montage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYwmdojVCRo
    space
  15. FSMBP links to his "Hardold & Jumar"-esque film when Louis and Scooter go to wendys:
    spaceThe united States Of Sarcasm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRnawWtdXiI
    space
  16. RamLax13 shows the trailer for his documentary on Robert Childs:
    spaceThe Price Of Life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9HeBvrworw
    space
  17. MooseFace shares his editing module piece on a poker game and a friends film:
    spacePoker Match: http://www.youtube.com/watch?<br /> ...e=channel_page
    spaceSpill:
    space
  18. A trailer from mrbojanglesix although some could argue its a mini film in itself:
    spaceThis Time Tomorrow Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfWPMxRTkws
    space
  19. josiahwiebex cheesy but entertaining Ghostbusters spoof:
    spaceGhostBlasters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg-Jt3nwRnE
    space
  20. A Very good sci-fi thriller comedy from mcpryon2 also a zombie film shot on 16mm:
    spacePhoton Toaster: "When to Stay and Wendigo": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FWacaOaa_8
    spaceZombie Project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3XvPf_wbTg
    space
  21. mooersrealty's 4th of July celebrations of 2008:
    space2008 July 4th Houlton Maine Parade: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeXxiY0ZmpY
    space
  22. poematik14's first attempt at a long film based on the story of The Great Gatsby:
    spaceChasing Daisy:
    spacePart 1:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbCHo...eature=related
    spacePart 2:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX65L...eature=related
    space
  23. Some beautifully mastered films by SnakeDeath:
    spaceKiller Komandoze 5:
    spaceBoys Night Out:
    spaceElectric President - Explanatory :
    space
  24. A set of lovely shots by diccen who helped a student shoot it (In Dutch):
    spaceEsther Ris - Los Zand:http://e-riswerk.nl/p_loszand2.html
    space
  25. A stop frame animation music video made by Justinm59:
    spaceI Can Feel a Hot One:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PaTRQ2QRfc
    space
  26. A short fimed and edited in 24 hours by matteusclement:
    spaceMy Camosun - Matteus Clement:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdmZZ...e=channel_page
    space
  27. Some beautiful camerawork set to music by Erendiox about cycling:
    spaceGhost Riders:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX4z-OxHg8Q
    space
  28. A quickly filmed and edited video by Genghis Khan for a competition picking the location of a conference:
    spaceHAB Melbourne 2011 Bid:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O5NCB0cSQg

  29. OpinionCircle shares with us his channel where he will be putting his new Jackass style film. At the moment containing the trailer for it.
    space
  30. Mrmiagi has a film with some beautiful imagery kayaking through the mountain lakes of Grand Teton National Park, one about his dog Roxy and one about the people of the Jackson National Fish Hatchery:
    spaceSerenity, Peace, Harmony: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr74cMtXJrE
    spaceAn Afternoon With Roxy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZJ3-YjUOI4
    spaceJNFH:
    space
  31. Dangeresque shows us a 5x5 vingette of his idea of studying:
    spaceStudying:
    space
  32. Yoyo5280 has a video montage set to music:
    spaceUntitled:http://web.me.com/omar5280/Site_2/Blank.html
    space
  33. Hotwire132002 shows us a theory behind the famous Shoe Tree:
    spaceThe Shoe Tree:http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=129080955283
    space
  34. SpursGuy123 shows us 'How to be a Gangster':
    spaceHow to be a Gangster:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhzgPzbalgc
    space
  35. Babybandit has two short films to share:
    spaceQian Lan (Light Blue):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaqpT-j1d8Q
    spaceDisconnect:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPXKGwh_fkw
    space


If you post I will link them from the first post so there is a nice concise list!

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Old May 24, 2009, 07:20 AM   #2
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What software did you use and how did you get the flashes during the hits?

Composite with adjustments to the opacity levels?

You may want to integrate some time remapping and motion blur to smoothen the slow motion.
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Old May 25, 2009, 05:27 PM   #4
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I used Final Cut Pro. One of the first times I used it. So I didn't know everything, and I forgot which filter I used.

I have a lot more videos, but they are currently offline, because or school newspaper is taking a break. I made a video for that too :P.

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Movie mashups with videogaming references. We made these after work

70's cops
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3ws_YHgqRQ

Indiana Jones spoof
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5kbLZYd2kc

Gothbusters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMQFfNDHPH0

used Final Cut 5 and 6, FX done with Motion, sound dubs with Soundtrack pro. On my old Intel iMac at home and occasionally on a G5 Quad.

PS- the Green screen is incredibly poor
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Indiana Jones spoof
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5kbLZYd2kc

used Final Cut 5 and 6, FX done with Motion, sound dubs with Soundtrack pro. On my old Intel iMac at home and occasionally on a G5 Quad.

PS- the Green screen is incredibly poor
Hey I really liked the effects in this film this is the sort of thing I want to try and integrate into my films! How did you learn it and I assume that the giant cheesball and explosions were all done in motion?

Thanks
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The Cheeseball was the one thing i 'outsourced.' A friend made a 3d Model and animated it rolling on the spot (in 3DS Max) and I moved it around in Motion.
The explosions are part Motion and many are stock footage from Detonation films I bought off their store.
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How did you pick up the techniques? Just through trial and error or a book or DVD.

Im keen to make the step from Final Cut Express to the full Final Cut Studio you see!
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I taught myself. Lots of trial and error and I'm still learning new tricks on each project.The more you work with it, the more you see what you can and can't do with Motion. it does take a while to learn.

( to answer acearchie: 1st gen Intel 20" iMac 2GHz for some, G5 Quad for other stuff- there didn't seem to be a lot of diff between the two)

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I taught myself. Lots of trial and error and I'm still learning new tricks on each project.The more you work with it, the more you see what you can and can't do with Motion. it does take a while to learn.
What machine do you run it on as my powerbook wont so I'm thinking of upgrading.
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Here are some films I made as a film major at undergrad:

This is a documentary about the small town in Ohio I'm from:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8JaL4NERfc

This is just a small short about subtle sexual imagery in Disney films:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThqwOpGZdBg

And this is my attempt at horror:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RosSOHviYKc
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Here are some films I made as a film major at undergrad:

This is a documentary about the small town in Ohio I'm from:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8JaL4NERfc

This is just a small short about subtle sexual imagery in Disney films:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThqwOpGZdBg

And this is my attempt at horror:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RosSOHviYKc
I admit that the horror didn't really grip me at the start but the end was really good. Some more heavy breathing may have made it more obvious that it was somebody watching! But its all good.

So what do you edit on and record with?
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I admit that the horror didn't really grip me at the start but the end was really good. Some more heavy breathing may have made it more obvious that it was somebody watching! But its all good.

So what do you edit on and record with?
The documentary and the horror film were shot on 16mm with various cameras (Arriflex 16S, Arri SR-II, Bolex H16...maybe an Eclair NPR). The aladdin film was shot with a Canon XL-2 I believe...or maybe an XL-I. I can't remember.

All were edited with Final Cut Pro. :-) (although the documentary was edited on a Steenbeck, but that edit was re-done frame for frame in final cut when I transfered the negative to video)
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Wow what was it like using 'real' cameras compared to the HD consumer cams that I have been using?
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Wow what was it like using 'real' cameras compared to the HD consumer cams that I have been using?
First I made a boo boo: it was a Canon XL-1 or 2 for the Aladdin film.

As far as using the 'real' cameras? Lots of prep. You could fit either 100' (2.5 minutes) or 400' feet (10 minutes) of film in those cameras. You had to know what you wanted to shot, you had to choose what shots were important. You had to light everything using only light meters and contrast viewers to guesstimate what it would look like on film (we didn't have video feeds for those cameras). You had to make sure your actors knew their lines and not mess up as to not waste film.

Then there was agony when you sent out your film to the lab (was there dirt in the lens? On the film? Maybe the sprocket holes missed the registration pin? Maybe the light meter was miscalibrated? Light leaks?)

I'm all for the convenience of digital but shooting (and editing) on film definitely teaches a certain discipline.
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This is just a small short about subtle sexual imagery in Disney films:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThqwOpGZdBg
The music for this came from the Super Nintendo/Sega Genesis video game, didn't it? I played that game as a kid.

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First I made a boo boo: it was a Canon XL-1 or 2 for the Aladdin film.

As far as using the 'real' cameras? Lots of prep. You could fit either 100' (2.5 minutes) or 400' feet (10 minutes) of film in those cameras. You had to know what you wanted to shot, you had to choose what shots were important. You had to light everything using only light meters and contrast viewers to guesstimate what it would look like on film (we didn't have video feeds for those cameras). You had to make sure your actors knew their lines and not mess up as to not waste film.

Then there was agony when you sent out your film to the lab (was there dirt in the lens? On the film? Maybe the sprocket holes missed the registration pin? Maybe the light meter was miscalibrated? Light leaks?)

I'm all for the convenience of digital but shooting (and editing) on film definitely teaches a certain discipline.
Wow what a process! What an experience though! I am partially envious but I suppose I still have time to try these things out!
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The music for this came from the Super Nintendo/Sega Genesis video game, didn't it? I played that game as a kid.

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P-Worm noticed that you link to your youtube page... Any videos you would like to add?
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The music for this came from the Super Nintendo/Sega Genesis video game, didn't it? I played that game as a kid.

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From the Genesis version to be exact! Yes!

You can check out the others on my page if anyone wishes. But not all of them are that great.

This one's fun:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55n7wV66PBA

This was an attempt to make a film based on haiku structure:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSBPEUoV7RI

This was just something I shot and edited in a day. Nothing too special:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edHG8raHIE8
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I'd really like any tips or insight that anyone has to offer, this is one of my first ventures. I came back from a 3 day run of shows with some friends with about 2 hrs of footage, made a 7:30 cut for youtube, will be putting all the songs individually on there and then also cutting a dvd for the other guys/friends. Here's the first video:

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I'd really like any tips or insight that anyone has to offer, this is one of my first ventures. I came back from a 3 day run of shows with some friends with about 2 hrs of footage, made a 7:30 cut for youtube, will be putting all the songs individually on there and then also cutting a dvd for the other guys/friends. Here's the first video:

72 Hours
Its good but to really use the music better with the video you should have made your cuts to the beat of the music.

What software are you using?
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yeah, i thought about that as i was a little bit into the project, but decided that i would do that on the intro for the full version i'll be making soon. i used imovie '09 and my camera is a sony dcr-sx40.
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If anyone is interested I have several new videos up trying different after effects effects!

Click my channel to have a look!
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Whats up guys, there's some great stuff in here. I am also an aspiring filmmaker. My stuff can be found here.
youtube.com/lighthousecreations

Vimeo tends to encode things better.
vimeo.com/lcpictures

Feel free to subscribe, comment whether you like or not. All critique is good critique.
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Whats up guys, there's some great stuff in here. I am also an aspiring filmmaker. My stuff can be found here.
youtube.com/lighthousecreations

Vimeo tends to encode things better.
vimeo.com/lcpictures
Wow Magic Bullet Looks really does make a difference! I might think about getting it!

Does it come with many handy presets?
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