Thursday, April 4, 2013


Around 3.5 years ago, after a couple of years in the industry, I set out to create my own personal short. I do not have anything deep or important to say. But I have always wanted to entertain. That was the primary reason that I even got into this industry in the 1st place.

There were a hosts of other reason. My ego being one of them. I wanted to make my own movie.  I do not want to be a director or a art director. There are much more talented and capable people out there doing it for a living. Of course the short hopefuly is competent enough to get attention as well.

I wanted to have a shot at making my own short and see where it can go. Doing something that I like and seeing here it can take me. 

Of course if this is the start to hopefully create my own IP and a way out of the industry, that would be great too. If I can make a name for myself to do more of my stuff, great. And hopefully making more and more shorts that I want to see.

Godaizer isn't a deep piece of animation or have something profound to say. It is in essential a self indulgent piece of work that I enjoyed making and also hoped that people will enjoy seeing without insulting their intelligence. I am aware that it was a niche market for the guys in my age group that grew up with the japanese robot cartoons and ultraman tv shows.

I will be lying if I said that I did not care what people thought of it. Which I do. But at the end of the say. I want to make films that entertain.

My mentality and mindset will change and process as I grow. I am sure yours too. I set out with a goal and as your grow goals change. As they would.

things not to do when making a short film online. (youtube or vimeo.)

After putting my this short on youtube, I have realised quite a few things from observation as well as experiences.

1.) Do not make a long movie. Audience are watching the shorts mostly on  the computer or mobile phones. And mostly while in the bus or train. Or while waiting. 1-5 minutes is good.

2.) Capture their attention in the 1st 10 secs. Same as demo reel. After that if u dun hold their attention, they will skip. Can be a familar place/song/image.. a song etc..

3.) Different pple have different tastes. dun bother pleasing everyone.

4.) Ask what is the objective of the short. To get eyeballs, an excerise in film making, it doesn't matter. Make it have appeal.

Add as I go along. Things to remember for my next short.