Introduction to Short Film

Congratulations on embarking on the exciting journey of making an animated short film in Maya. Even though this process is long, difficult, tiring, and sometimes maddening, you are in good hands with this book. Before we sectione into the technical and creative discussion of actually making your film, we should make sure you are up to speed on the overall concept of short film making. We need to be sure we know what we’re getting ourselves into!

Key Characteristics of Short Filmmaking

The only technical characteristics you will find when researching short filmmaking is that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines an animated short film as “not more than 40 minutes, including all credits.” ...

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