One Character Short StoriesShort stories of a character
Three examples of single-location short films to please you
There are often two issues we have to ask ourselves as independent film-makers when we start developing new projects: How can we use what we already have at our disposal to make stories and how can we maximise these assets? Whilst such issues may seem like a constraint, there are ways to take what you have to your benefit - a constraint as a recreational challange as against roadblock.
Taking your movie in one place is one way to keep it on-screen without narrowing the narrative. Many stories are quite natural for the limitation of a room. Other people are even expanded, which makes the place its own character and character in the game.
These are three short movies that show how success a storyline can be in one place. Momentum uses its site creatively as an official selection of countless movie fest and cinemas. Filmed in a room that looks like a jail booth, this short movie will take us on a festive journey through the inner life of the filmstar.
This masterly cut is moving quickly and fluently through room and epoch, from the open talk of the protagonists with the cameras and frenzied motions back and forth, to a free-form dancing with his mum! This installation technique gives the impression that the room is larger than it is and keeps the public on their feet- maybe even more so?
Every picture is a surprising experience that meets our requirements - the rooms are full of steam; stroboscopic lighting flashes to the beat of the sound - pictures are displayed on the wall, acting as a window to the protagonist's self-discovery and transforming the individual place into several places simultaneously.
They even take the wild nature into the jail cells, with sheets that fill a part of the room where we are spending most of the time. Don't ever overstate the strength of your manufacturing designs to add depth to your recording area! Short films are a media that encourages the filmmaker to act, and that is exactly what Momentum does.
From Mulholland Drive over 7 to 500 summer nights to the House of Cards... It's a classical framework, a place perfect: here's a place we're used to, but which is just anonymous enough to make us believe that anything could be.
Nor is it, and after the boy expresses his "reasonable" wish, the movie becomes more and more outlandish. It is the gravitational force with which the actor plays his role that makes this short movie so marvelous. In no way does the fact that the plot is basically a one-on-one talk in one place diminish its effect; rather, the restriction calls us to concentrate on the protagonists and what they say to each other and to start a debate on honour and morality that is escalating into laughable extremes. What is more, it calls us to concentrate on the protagonists and what they say to each other.
Nightmare is a good way to tell stories in one place only. The Short of the Week picks are as captivating as they say and are limited to the salon of an English mansion. Girlfriends get together to party with two newlywed - their talk starts pleasant enough, but it deviates from the course when the best man excavates the spouse.
At the start of the play, the drapes are pulled shut that close us into the room with the people. Playing the narrative in one place, Zimbler draws our focus on the living room ploy. In the case of shots in one place, the evil is in the detail. The site's strategical productions, powerful cast and diverse visuals make it both interesting and convenient to use.
And, of course, it all begins with an exquisite screenplay that has been composed with a view! Which stories can you tell there? What can these stories do to make the most of the room? Would you like help and instructions in making your own movie in one place? Take a detailed on-line movie course that' s engineered to meet your visions and timeline from conception to editing - more than a blogs, more engaging than a text book, more agile than a conventional movie class.