A collection of great short film and video from around the web.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Welcome to Short and Beautiful

I spend a lot of time making short films and teaching students to make short films. This blog is a place for me to organize my thoughts about making shorts and for collecting beautiful, inspiring, and entertaining short film and video work from around the Web. I will be looking for music videos, comedy, dramatic pieces, animation, cause-oriented work, documentaries, experimental films - the only criteria are:
  1. Do I like it?
  2. Is it short?
  3. Can it be watched online?
There is so much content being made and posted every day, but it is hard to weed through it all for the things I want to watch over and over again. If this works like I want it to, it will be like curating an ongoing film festival...in my brain.

Something I'm loving today: The video for Oren LaVie's Her Morning Elegance. A beautiful, simple, well-executed idea using stop motion in a creative way. It's a pretty song, too.


  1. Great blog! I'm producing short news films and short "cause docs" in the journalism space; I'm sponsoring with some other groups in New York and cellphone film festival in May. I'd love to chat with you more about our efforts! I'm at mstepanek@causeglobal.com and my blog is http://causeglobal.blogspot.com

    All best!

  2. Thank you for this idea and for a great unexpected blog! The morning elegance video is absolutely beautiful.