Short Films on the Cheap — Less

I’m at the Apple Store in San Francisco listening to Scott Camera Smith (who works for Lucasfilm) describe his experience making “Less” -a 20 min. short film short- entirely for a few thousand dollars.

Some highlights of what he said:

  • Tried Adobe After Effects but went with LiveType for titles. Extremely easy.
  • Shake for compositing (took 15 min. for eye reflection visual effect, 1 hr. for car slam break.)
  • Saw iMovie being used on the set of Episode II. Whoa!

Definitely inspiring. It made me fire up my copy of FCP as soon as I got home. Maybe I should pick up the footage that is sitting around the house and do something with it.

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