How This 17 Year-Old Director Made His Heartbreaking Short Film
This is an interview with Guido Coppis, a 17 year-old filmmaker from the Netherlands. His recent short film Iron Flows Through My Veins — a heartbreaking study of a son's relationship with his mother in the most dire of situations — is not only an impressive achievement for such a young filmmaker, but it's also a great case study for low-budget filmmakers looking to make tiny budgets go further.
Prioritizing Story, or Why You Should Kill Your Darlings in the Edit
When I set out to shoot my thesis film Ripples, we had a 14 page script. I told everyone the final film would be, “slow, probably closer to 20 minutes.” The assembly cut was 19 minutes long. The final cut is exactly eight minutes. And that’s with credits.
How an Animated Short Film Comes to Life
Over the past two years, we wrote, directed, produced, illustrated, animated, sound designed, and scored our short film, Death Loves Life. Here, we hope to give you a behind-the-scenes look into what it takes to create an animated film — from scripting to scoring.
A Simple Editing Trick to Inject Drama Into Your Films
Film editing is, by its very nature, a study in manipulation. On a surface level, we manipulate the order of events unfolding on screen. We have the ability to choose what a character says or doesn't say simply by including or excluding certain pieces of media from our timelines.