02 May a sci-fi short
it HOT in LA right now. I’m doing my best to maintain focus with a careful regiment of iced-coffee and air-conditioning, but it can be challenging.
over the last few weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about the short films that do really well on the internet. the majority of them are “silent films” in the sense that they have NO dialogue. it’s very interesting, but makes sense from an international perspective. people all around the world will understand a visual story, but they might not get a “pun” or a “figure of speech.”
in addition, fully integrated, multi-language subtitles are not really a thing yet. I’m guessing at some point, YouTube will have an “auto-subtitle” feature that listens to the speech and provides subtitles for every language that Google Translate can accommodate. but until that day, if you’re a filmmaker and want the entire world to watch your short film… the best way is to do something completely visual.
here’s a sci-fi short that tells a fairly complex story without the assistance of dialog. enjoy!