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Old 11-20-2012, 08:22 PM   #1
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Post some of the best indie shorts/films you've seen

Seriously, some videos on youtube aren't even just encouraging or inspiring! They're so good they make you depressed!

This is the thread for those shorts that inspire you (or depress you in the good way!)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsd-lKdEpx4&feature=plcp

Very clean! And very cinematic. Definitely a step above the other yt shorts that aim to be over 15 mins.

I notice a lot of foreign countries kick things up a notch. I think the few videos I see that actually are shorts done in other countries that look like 5 min Hollywood productions.

Post great examples of GREAT indie shorts or features that inspire you (or crap on your day) that are a step above the rest.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:16 PM   #2
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8nFjKpDFBU
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:17 PM   #3
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This is the thread for those shorts that inspire you


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ewxVlHp4sQ
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:18 PM   #4
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The most agreeable message in film history:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FCdw0VwRLk
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:55 PM   #5
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I don't think this is a self-promotion thread. Although I did enjoy your Axe Murderer short.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:01 PM   #6
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hey, he asked for inspirational stuff, i gave him inspirational stuff
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:40 PM   #7
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This film blew me away with an awesome narrative timelapse sequence.

The Maestro -

Probably the best example of this I've seen all year, and really got me motivated to improve on my own timelapse skills.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:43 PM   #8
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This film blew me away with an awesome narrative timelapse sequence.

The Maestro -

Probably the best example of this I've seen all year, and really got me motivated to improve on my own timelapse skills.
I saw this the year it was shown at Tropfest (I think 2011) and personally I think it should have won, it is a really amazingly shot short film
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:29 AM   #9
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The Maestro was incredible. What a great short film. I definitely want to do something, anything, soon, of this quality... Inspiring indeed. Many levels to this one, no dialogue, great visuals, audio lead, and on and on. Thanks Zensteve!!
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:14 PM   #10
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Wow. Just wow.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:44 PM   #11
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Wow that was good.. Really does make me want to focus on quality and not just pumping out as many films as quickly as I can.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:20 AM   #12
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really good one

Your Lucky Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlMOoNeC0RA
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Skaters needing some inspiration will dig this one:



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Along with any number of shorts made by I.T.ers that ought to be mentioned, this is one is one of the most exceptional that I've seen. But, if you listen to the making of video, it sounds like it had the advantage of being worked on by many professionals, which is not something many I.T.ers' films have the luxury of enjoying.



I like



mostly for just some gorgeous visuals

And of course many of us were inspired by Depart From Me, but unfortunately it doesn't look like you can watch it now, unless you have the password.

inspires me because it's really good, and it shows me that shorts can be a pretty great medium(?) themselves.

seems exceptionally creative, amusing, and skillfully made to me.

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. Gorgeous black & white film (literally) short. Kinda makes me want to work with film.

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because it's so funny, true, and shows what you can do comedically with a short for not a lot of money.

. Not much technically. But I love it, and it's very effective with all of its 1:04 run time. Gets me everytime.

. WARNING: IDEOLOGICALLY SENSITIVE MATERIAL. Basically, do not watch this if you are offendable. But I love it. It's so funny. And it's inspiring because they did it, I'm sure, with not much of a budget, and it's still great. It has its shortcomings, sure, but it also has a lot of great character!

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Old 01-26-2013, 06:47 PM   #15
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Beautiful! And tragic.
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