What Is a Frugal Short Film?

Last month I began a short series about making a short, frugal film. That episode dealt with audience creation, but today we're defining what I feel the term "frugal short" really means. This video is looking at things from a practical whole and less from artistic pieces. That will come later.

In the video I cover these points as the crux of the "ideal" short film:

1) How long should it be?
2) Where should I set it?
3) How many characters?
4) What about the script?
5) Number of shoot days?

I think the answers to these questions are a good jumping off point to getting your film production up and running. Next month will look into seeing what is available to you first, and hammering out a script idea second.