Anatomy of a Short Film - Volumes 1 & 2
In this DVD, director Aristomenis (Meni) Tsirbas begins a special series that chronicles the process of creating a short film from scratch. The first volume reveals the crucial initial steps for getting a short film off the ground. The second volume builds on the first by taking his first-pass concept designs and refining them into usable guides for 3D modeling.
This pair of tutorials, especially Volume 2, are extremely hard to come by. Enjoy in good health! :)
Volume 1: Storyboard and Concept Design
This first volume reveals the crucial initial steps for getting a short film off the ground. From early character studies to the creation of all the rough storyboards, Meni candidly explains his creative process throughout in a way seldom captured on video. Since most films never get past the early stages of development, Meni shows how to push through and complete this essential step, and in doing so give the project its best chance at reaching the finish line. This is a rare opportunity to see how an acclaimed short filmmaker gets his movies done
Volume 2: Conceptual Development
This second volume builds on the first by taking his first-pass concept designs and refining them into usable guides for 3D modeling. During the development, Meni explains his creative process while new ideas and discoveries unfold in real-time, and which ultimately lead to a radical reworking of the film's characters and environment. This unique tutorial gives special insight into the creative methods used to produce a personal short film by an acclaimed film maker.