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Length matters, animator tells aspiring short film filmmakers

by Winnie Yeoh.

Go for quality over quantity – that is the advice from Oscar-winning animator Adam Elliot for aspiring short-film ­makers.

He said one of the biggest problems short-film makers often face is when the story gets too long.

“Short is better. There are no rules to making short films, only principles.

“You have to know what to leave out,” he shared at the Roughcut Film Symposium at E&O Hotel yesterday, held in conjunction with the Tropfest South-East Asia 2014 Short Film Festival.

The 42-year-old Australian also said that with short films, it is difficult to have a complex plot with too many twists and turns.

Read the rest of this article from The Star.

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