Short Films 101

Seth Worley

Short Films 101

Seth Worley
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1h 6m
15 modules (view curriculum)

 
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Description

Join writer/director Seth Worley as he takes you on another distilled journey through filmmaking, this time sharing his experiences making award-winning short films. In this course you’ll learn the most important steps to making your short the very best it can be, from finding your voice as a filmmaker through to post-production and establishing an audience.


Subtitles available: English

Modules

02m

As we kick off the course, Seth runs us through the goals for what we’re going to learn.


Subtitles available: English

10m

In this module Seth helps us to discover our defining voice as a filmmaker - what makes us special and our stories interesting.


Subtitles available: English

02m

There are plenty of reasons to make a short film, but in this module Seth mainly focuses on why you shouldn’t.


Subtitles available: English

01m

Short films need to be distilled to one idea. Here Seth reinforces this with examples.


Subtitles available: English

04m

To help plan out your short film you need structure. In this module Seth talks through his Storyclock model and how it can be used for shorts.


Subtitles available: English

01m

In this module we look at how approaching the script for a short differs from a feature.


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04m

Here Seth offers tips for streamlining your production design on a short film.


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02m

Shotlists are imperative to any well-planned production. In this module Seth walks us through his steps for generating a shotlist for his short films.


Subtitles available: English

02m

Many filmmakers struggle with creating storyboards, but as we learn in this module it’s an important part of communicating your creative vision.


Subtitles available: English

03m

In this module Seth offers advice for first-time directors working with their crew.


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02m

One of the most feared aspects of filmmaking is directing actors. Here Seth offers his advice for making the most of the relationship.


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07m

Here we look at the importance of visual effects, and how they don't necessarily have to be cutting-edge CG to add value to your short.


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09m

In this module Seth gives us a quick handful of tutorials in Adobe After Effects to show what’s possible with quick VFX.


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08m

Using a scene from his short Tempo, Seth discusses his process for approaching sound design.


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02m

Now that your short film is done, it’s important to honestly evaluate the outcome and seek honest feedback.


Subtitles available: English

About the Educator

Seth Worley

Writer, Director

3 Courses

Seth Worley is the writer/director of short films and branded content for clients like JJ Abrams’s Bad Robot, Red Giant, Film Riot, Sandwich Video, and Steve Taylor. His work has been featured in Forbes, USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter, Fast Company, Slate, io9, SlashFilm, HULU, The Tonight Show, and more.

Reviews

5
A very refreshing and inspiring watch about filmmaking. It succeeds in making you want to make shorts. Recommended.
Wayne Rice
5
Short, sweet, loaded with on point and useful content, no time wasted.
David Medina
5
I'm new to the art of filmmaking and found this to be a great way to start things off. Thanks for the great info Seth Worley.
Gene Ramos
5
Good practical instruction. I like the simplicity of the theories. A good day at film school. I learned a lot.
George Anderson
5
It's worth it :-)
Aruho Manzi
5
Easy and fun to watch with a very useful tips and advices, 100% recommended
Guillermo Castellanos
5
Perfect! Seth's course is living proof that the form of a training can tell as much as the content!
Julien Gouz
5
Awesome but way too short! I want more!
Dmitry Kazantsev
5
Short but essential
Younghyeon Pyen
5
A lot of tidbitts and GREAT information on how to start out in film. Great course.
Terrell Epps
5
Short and interesting. Feels like it has the important stuff that usually gets left out of most how to's. Motivating.
Donald Evans
5
Great inside information! And I love that these episodes are short and to the point!
Constantin Teleptean
4.5
Wealth of knowledge even though they were short no pun indented, but it helped me shape my mind to have a guideline that I can always alter and improve for my classes as well my own short films.
Chandler Norwood
4.5
Seth Worley is a great story teller, and this was a great story about how to make short films.
Susan Clarke-Romero
4
Very useful tips, and very concise in a good way but could've been a little bit longer.
Nily Louis
4
Cool, however I would try to avoid to give even small tutorial-ish like things for a very specific software like Adobe After Effects. Not everyone uses it, not everyone is keen on Adobe products, which makes a serious part of the course like "ok, let's just wait 10 mins until he stops talking about his favorite special effects software, and try to figure out how to do it on my own". Why? It's a short movie course, not Adobe After Effects, we can get a vast amount of tutorials for that if we need it, somewhere else.
Shiyun Gu
4
Too short :)
Łukasz Kucharski
4
Good ideas.
Sami Vallius

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