Conventional Wisdom(shortcut ep. 3)

Hello everyone, welcome back to my short film series shortcut where we look at short films usually through a specific lens to hopefully think of these various elements of film to gain some perspective and grow as media creators and critics ourselves. The common factor between today's bunch is genre conventions. Conventions are common traits, … Continue reading Conventional Wisdom(shortcut ep. 3)

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Ooh What a Twist! (shortcut ep. 2)

Short films live and die on how with it being such a short commitment to watch them what makes them worth remembering? Often filmmakers will pander to political biases to make their work noteworthy... when that doesn't work they may try to demonstrate their outside the box writing chops by creating an ending the audience … Continue reading Ooh What a Twist! (shortcut ep. 2)

Shorts of Famous Directors (shortcut ep. 1)

Welcome everyone to what I hope can be a marvelous beginning to a new series. I guess you could say that I am a connoisseur of short films and to my dismay…. generally, people don’t care. But that ends today, because I’m going to take you on a journey through the art, the craft, the … Continue reading Shorts of Famous Directors (shortcut ep. 1)

Missing Halloween – 31 SPOOKS of October FINALE ( HAPPY HALLOWEEN!)

We finally made it Halloween everyone, the spookiest day of the year. To celebrate the occasion, I just don’t have final animation, but arguably one of the best, that from the very beginning I knew was going to be in the 31 Spooks, was arguable one of the convincing few that convinced me to make … Continue reading Missing Halloween – 31 SPOOKS of October FINALE ( HAPPY HALLOWEEN!)

Lora Vicious – 31 SPOOKS of October

Some of these horror shorts can be such downers, I guess I found it appropriate to bring in a bright and bubbly personality to calm your nerves and who better than Lora Vicious. Lora Vicious is kind and friendly vampire waifu girl created by Kryssen Robinson over at YowLife Productions. Lora was created for Halloween … Continue reading Lora Vicious – 31 SPOOKS of October

Greed – 31 SPOOKS of October

Where’s the 3D animation at? Well right here, Greed is an animated short final project by Alli Sadegiani. I’m not going to lie to you I have no clue how to interpret Greed, there’s obviously some sort of warped and twisted self-reflection in the form of a demented allegory… but when I got to interpret … Continue reading Greed – 31 SPOOKS of October

Waiting – 31 SPOOKS of October

Today’s new addition to the spook library brings us all the way to Ireland to appreciate the work of Emlyn Boyle. Waiting is the follow up to Boyle’s YouTube hit short animation One Winter’s Night and played at the 2013 Belfast Film Festival. Boyle is an experimental artist that dabbles in multiple mediums, but I’d … Continue reading Waiting – 31 SPOOKS of October