The ratio of shorts that make money through more conventional channels of distribution and exhibition to those that don’t is diminutive. Why do you think this is?
The ratio of shorts that make money through more conventional channels of distribution and exhibition to those who don't is diminutive because of how the media people, and technology is changing the conventional way of distributing a short film.
The conventional way of distributing a short film would to have it screened at a festival, either nationally or internationally. This has now become diminutive due to changes in recent years. All formats of Media, from newspapers and books to footage, are now being shown and read online due to the growth in the internet. This is the beginning of the idea of web 2.0.
A web 2.0 site allows users to interact and collaborate with each other in a social media dialogue as creators ( prosumers ) of user-generated content in a virtual community. Examples of web 2.0 include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, hosted services, web applications and mashups. The idea of web 2.0 has attracted more people into using the web.
Short films are now being posted and submitted onto websites such as Youtube and Vimeo to be viewed.
Channels have recently been creating online web pages for shorts to be presented, such as Film4 and the BBC. Websites have been created which are 100% dedicated to the exhibition and distribution of short films.
Short films are being onto DVDs and sold. DVDs such as, Cinema 19 and Life is short have now been made containing a number of shorts together.
These new methods are making money through different sources. Websites are making money by offering awards and offers online.
DVDs are making money when people buy the product from various shops and websites.
Money is still made through the more conventional channels of distribution and exhibition but this is decreasing, this may be due to the changes being continually made on the media.
In what contexts have the following anthologies/collections of short films been created and how have they been put together?
The company 'Shooting People' has created these two DVDs in the context of talent. The DVDs contain Oscar-award nominees and BAFTA award winners films and are described as containing the most influential short films.