My Log Lines Looking for ideas for a short film? My Log Lines Log lines for all of my short film scripts, with links to more details about each short film screenplay.
Eliza Hittman I highly recommend watching all three of these. They make use of film as a visual medium. Visual epiphanies are just as important; so are moody moments of pure color, texture, and sound, as well as other evocative, raw images.
Consider replacing non-vital dialogue with pure reactions and other meaningful, visual moments. And we can all identify with the idea of having a crush on a teacher. By keeping your focus narrow, you will address those themes better than you could have imagined.
The specific is the universal, so keep it personal or find a personal connection to the material. Having a strong, unique point of view on the subject matter is key.
A short film is not a feature. It has little room for subplots, secondary characters, montages, or epic scope. It covers a single dilemma and resolves it in some way by the end. Too often, writers attempt to confront multiple dilemmas, introduce us to more than two main characters, or recreate a whole chunk of their feature film.
A short is not the place for any of that. They use available resources. Notice that the two live-action films I linked to have few or no effects shots. Instead, the drama and tension come from highly personal stories that take place mostly in enclosed environments because those are easiest to film in.
Just make what you have look as good as possible. They feature memorable characters. Film and TV are about characters; even the biggest special-effects-heavy movies are nothing without memorable leads. These short films demonstrate that the filmmakers can build characters that sear themselves in our mind, even in the space of just 10 or 15 minutes.
Plot, twists, and story are all important, but without someone we can empathize with, your film will be forgotten.
Give your characters strong personalities, quirks, wants, and goals. And the endings bring an even deeper surprise. This is exactly what viewers want in every television show, feature film, and short film, no matter what the genre: Set up our expectations, then subvert them.
Put in as many twists as possible—especially in the first minute and the final minute.
Their outlook is largely optimistic or they at least end on an upbeat note. But can you find something positive in even the darkest story, while still being true to your vision? But do challenge yourself to see if your ending can be more of an upper than a downer.
End with a positive spin, if at all possible. The best and fastest way to embark on this journey is, of course, to take my upcoming online class from The Writers Store: Will your name join the list of prestigious directors above? If you take this class, the odds will be in your favor!
Timothy Cooper is a filmmaker, playwright, and comedy writer based in Brooklyn, New York.SHORT FILMS: Small Stories, Big Ideas. By: Script Magazine | November 3, short film ideas comedy, short film scripts, short films, winning short films. RELATED POSTS. About Script Magazine Script has been the leading source for information on the craft and business of writing for film and television since With inside information.
Jun 29, · Short Film Ideas. Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by *Y*, Mar 13, Most Liked Posts. I hate writing on a deadline (which is why I have a secret stash of previously written scripts for such a situation!) hi guys im Lor and i am also after some ideas for a short film i need to do for school im want it to be a serious action.
Writing a Short Film It should be stated right now – a short film isn’t a condensed feature film and writers (and directors) who are reluctant to accept this invariably fail.
The . Oct 11, · To come up with ideas for a short film, try some free-writing exercises, like making a list of the first 20 words to pop into your head, then making connections between them.
You can also try adapting short stories into films, or making a documentary about an interesting friend or family member%(1). Jan 30, · Infact it was more than 18 lakh views till date, which makes it the first short film in telugu to reach the mark.
The lead character got a chance in movies as well the director was appointed as assistant director in a film. Jun 14, · The success of short film ideas I’ve had is generally been dependent on the rule of time.
I once made a 30 minute short film, filled with dialogue. The previous year I had visited a similar setting but made the film 20 minutes plombier-nemours.com: Kasia Mikoluk.