Share Your Short Films...

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  1. acearchie, May 24, 2009
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    acearchie

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    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.



    Since I think we deserve some views I have digged this thread! Do so too!
    http://digg.com/comedy/Collection_of_funny_original_short_films_from_Youtube





    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=qe2NJLA2w3U&feature=PlayList&p=E0CC4730F7D19BEC&index=0
      spacePart 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJXcH10tSwM&feature=PlayList&p=E0CC4730F7D19BEC&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_list?p=C31971253F7F73DE
      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_list?p=A1343A433C14735B
      space
    2. Here is TaKashMoneys excellent 4 minute short showing an interesting twist on a language barrier:
      spaceFilm: http://www.vimeo.com/3287735
      space
    3. Here is Arjen92's fight film to the music of the white Stripes!
      spaceFilm: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7--V9ijrI5k&feature=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: http://vimeo.com/4704533
      space
      http://vimeo.com/4704533
    9. The Fuzz shows his recent trip to a wedding and Memorial Day BBQ:
      spaceGoing Home & The Wedding: http://vimeo.com/4931999
      spaceMemorial Day BBQ: http://vimeo.com/5019199
      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: http://vimeo.com/1078632
      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? v=_vNBU2gpOjg&feature=channel_page
      spaceSpill: http://www.vimeo.com/4210948
      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=vbCHoUC9EAc&feature=related
      spacePart 2:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX65L97mwtQ&feature=related
      space
    23. Some beautifully mastered films by SnakeDeath:
      spaceKiller Komandoze 5:http://vimeo.com/4709587
      spaceBoys Night Out:http://vimeo.com/956561
      spaceElectric President - Explanatory :http://vimeo.com/3466155
      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=kdmZZSOiv4g&feature=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: http://vimeo.com/4139954
      space
    31. Dangeresque shows us a 5x5 vingette of his idea of studying:
      spaceStudying:http://vimeo.com/3072777
      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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    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.

    www.devettevis.nl

    p.s. it takes a while to load
     
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    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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    What machine do you run it on as my powerbook wont so I'm thinking of upgrading.
     
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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?
     
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    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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    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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    The music for this came from the Super Nintendo/Sega Genesis video game, didn't it? I played that game as a kid.

    P-Worm
     
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    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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    P-Worm noticed that you link to your youtube page... Any videos you would like to add?
     
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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:

    72 Hours
     
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    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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    My Videos

    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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