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      CommentAuthorarklight
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2011 edited
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    It's strange that Youtube a place for moving pictures
    has instead become a visual radio station.

    Whenever we ask for some songs on this forum,
    no problem a hundred new discoveries.

    But where are all the good short films?
    I said Good.I'd like some. I think this
    will hard for us as a forum.

    I'd like Narrative story based short films

    Some rules to filter the dross:

    No abstract plotless weirdness -(story!)
    No interviews -(story!)
    No documentry shorts (- story!)
    No travelogues (heres my town etc- story!)
    No musician type music vids- (story!)
    Animation is allowed


    Don't pick the first short movie you see,
    just whatever you regard as truly great or good



    Heri Mkocha


    http://www.youtube.com/thearklight
  1.  (9626.2)
    Well, I see pretty good ones on IFC and Sundance Channel, every once in awhile, but I don't remember the names always. You've certainly put out a lot of weird guidelines that exclude some good shorts (any of the Neistat brothers stuff, for instance, since it's all documentary...). Here's a good one, Wes Anderson's original Bottle Rocket short. It's different enough from the actual film to make it worth watching, since the alternate dialogue is damn funny...




    What originally came to mind for me was Fifteen Minute Hamlet, but I can never find that anywhere.
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      CommentAuthoralexwilson
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2011
     (9626.3)
    I'm Here by Spike Jonze is a recent fav.

    http://www.imheremovie.com/
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      CommentAuthorarklight
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2011 edited
     (9626.4)
    @frequentcontributor


    Perfect choices! That's what im talking about! Minute i watched it
    I was drawn into the story even though technically it wasn't brilliant.

    I've sat through loads of abstract animation or filmic montages
    and that's great. But there seems to be a great hole as big
    as a moon crater for just telling regular stories.

    Whatever genre, even fantasy.

    A point is Star Wars movie shorts
    at at The force.net.


    incredible cgi stuff, movie level special FX! But only
    4 or 5 are actually good stories.

    I'd like this to be a thread of excellence. It doesn't have
    to be all black and white and moody, it can be colour or animated.
    It can be thrilling or plain entertaining.

    my contribution, brilliant coming of age drama,
    which later spawned oscar nominated Raising Victor Vegars with exactly
    the same cast but slightly older..


    "Five Feet High and Rising"





    Heri Mkocha

    http://www.youtube.com/thearklight
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    Here's one I've always loved, about a Chinese guy who goes to Ireland:

    Yu Ming is ainm dom
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      CommentAuthoralexwilson
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2011
     (9626.6)
    I remember Victor Vargas. Very cool find.

    I don't think it's available online but Michel Gondry's segment of Tokyo! was one of my favorite "shorts" of the last few years.
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      CommentAuthorarklight
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2011
     (9626.7)
    @alexwilson...

    Thanks for the Spike Jonze movie, i had not seen that!

    A great , well written amateur light comedy of what a person
    would do if they had 48 hours to live...


    "Stages of Emily"





    Heri Mkocha

    http://www.youtube.com/thearklight