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Short FilmsShort Films
Institutional/Industry ContextInstitutional/Industry Context
Who Makes Them ? Why?Who Makes Them ? Why?
 Students – Students studying media or film studies atStudents – Students stud...
How are they funded?How are they funded?
What size of budgets are typical?What size of budgets are typical?
 Short films ...
How are they exhibited?How are they exhibited?
 Short films are exhibited In various ways. The most popular way that they...
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  1. 1. Short FilmsShort Films Institutional/Industry ContextInstitutional/Industry Context
  2. 2. Who Makes Them ? Why?Who Makes Them ? Why?  Students – Students studying media or film studies atStudents – Students studying media or film studies at university make short films for there University courses.university make short films for there University courses.  Directors – Directors and professional crews and actors,Directors – Directors and professional crews and actors, normally younger directors and actors looking for anormally younger directors and actors looking for a creative outlet sometimes display this through the formcreative outlet sometimes display this through the form of short films.of short films.  Everyone- With the growing popularity of Internet userEveryone- With the growing popularity of Internet user generated video content sites like You Tube , and thegenerated video content sites like You Tube , and the price of HD cameras coming down and video editing softprice of HD cameras coming down and video editing soft ware like windows movie maker coming as standard onware like windows movie maker coming as standard on most laptops and desktop computers it has becomemost laptops and desktop computers it has become extremely easy for almost everyone to be an amateurextremely easy for almost everyone to be an amateur producer , director and actor.producer , director and actor.
  3. 3. How are they funded?How are they funded? What size of budgets are typical?What size of budgets are typical?  Short films are funded in many ways. Students who are making films forShort films are funded in many ways. Students who are making films for certain courses sometimes receive small amounts of money from thecertain courses sometimes receive small amounts of money from the institution that they are studying at. Low budget User generated contentinstitution that they are studying at. Low budget User generated content being created being funded by the amateurs involved. Art and filmbeing created being funded by the amateurs involved. Art and film council will fund projects that are either very original and innovative orcouncil will fund projects that are either very original and innovative or give a positive and supportive view of social communities that aregive a positive and supportive view of social communities that are typically viewed negatively. Short films that are created by professionaltypically viewed negatively. Short films that are created by professional cast and crews will sometimes receive baking from private investors ascast and crews will sometimes receive baking from private investors as the investors believe that it will advertise them by being involved.the investors believe that it will advertise them by being involved.  A typical budgets for short films vary .They range from films that areA typical budgets for short films vary .They range from films that are created with no budgets at all ,too a small number of films thatcreated with no budgets at all ,too a small number of films that produced with professional casts and crews that have huge budget ofproduced with professional casts and crews that have huge budget of £100,000. Professional British cast and crews usually have smaller£100,000. Professional British cast and crews usually have smaller budgets than short films created by American casts and crews. A shortbudgets than short films created by American casts and crews. A short British film with a professional cast and crew ,including British actorBritish film with a professional cast and crew ,including British actor James Corden and British actress Imelda Staunton, which one variousJames Corden and British actress Imelda Staunton, which one various awards ,including bbc shorts comedy award, Had a budget of £5,000.awards ,including bbc shorts comedy award, Had a budget of £5,000.
  4. 4. How are they exhibited?How are they exhibited?  Short films are exhibited In various ways. The most popular way that they areShort films are exhibited In various ways. The most popular way that they are exhibited is being uploaded on video internet sites like you tube. The amount ofexhibited is being uploaded on video internet sites like you tube. The amount of viewers for YouTube is on a constant rise , you tube is now available in 22 differentviewers for YouTube is on a constant rise , you tube is now available in 22 different languages and is used by people all over the world and in 2007 was ranked as thelanguages and is used by people all over the world and in 2007 was ranked as the fourth most viewed website in the world. With the edition of a hd format on you tube ,fourth most viewed website in the world. With the edition of a hd format on you tube , users can now create more professional short films. You tube also launched a 3dusers can now create more professional short films. You tube also launched a 3d format on July 29 2009. You tube is said to have 65,000 videos uploaded and moreformat on July 29 2009. You tube is said to have 65,000 videos uploaded and more than 100million (100,000,000,) videos are viewed everyday. It is estimated that overthan 100million (100,000,000,) videos are viewed everyday. It is estimated that over 6billion (6,000,000,000,000) videos were viewed in January 2009.6billion (6,000,000,000,000) videos were viewed in January 2009. It is also estimatedIt is also estimated that in 2007 YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet in 2000.that in 2007 YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet in 2000. - Web 2.0 ;Web 2.0 ; The term "Web 2.0" is commonly associated with web development andThe term "Web 2.0" is commonly associated with web development and web design which facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-web design which facilitate interactive information sharing, interoperability, user- centered design and collaboration on the World Wide Web. Examples of Web 2.0centered design and collaboration on the World Wide Web. Examples of Web 2.0 include web-based communities, hosted services, web applications, social-include web-based communities, hosted services, web applications, social- networking sites, video-sharing sites, Wikipedia and blogging sites . A Web 2.0 sitenetworking sites, video-sharing sites, Wikipedia and blogging sites . A Web 2.0 site allows its users to interact with other users or to change website content, in contrastallows its users to interact with other users or to change website content, in contrast to non-interactive websites where users are limited to the passive viewing ofto non-interactive websites where users are limited to the passive viewing of information that is provided to them.information that is provided to them. - Short film festivals: Short films are also shown through specific festivals like theShort film festivals: Short films are also shown through specific festivals like the BANG! Festival. These festivals attract a specific audiences that have a keen interestBANG! Festival. These festivals attract a specific audiences that have a keen interest in the film industry and enjoy seeing young talents express them selves.in the film industry and enjoy seeing young talents express them selves. - Short films are now also being exhibited more on tv , with programmes like VirginsShort films are now also being exhibited more on tv , with programmes like Virgins MMedia shorts & BBC Threes Film Network and even channels like Shorts TVedia shorts & BBC Threes Film Network and even channels like Shorts TV dedicateddedicated tto exhibiting them.o exhibiting them.

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