Monday, August 28, 2006

The Making Of

A one-minute film is short enough to enable a wide range of creative people to deliver a high quality production. At the same time, one minute is long enough to require some inventiveness and resourcefulness in storytelling and production methods to complete the challenge.

Every week, we hear of some inspiring backstory on one-minute filmmaking — anecdotes from filmmakers begging, borrowing or stealing just what they needed to complete their Filminute submission to a jury-worthy standard.

Highlights: extensive us of Skype, local and international collaborations between creative disciplines, scraping together ends of filmstock by every means necessary, piggybacking on other productions, and all manner of ways of securing locations for free (eg. an airport!).

There's also a story about use of a mechanical bird...definitely cheaper than hiring a bird wrangler.