We are seeing it more and more these days. Short films being produced by amateurs and pros alike, sometimes with the most minimalist of equipment, that are making it big. Whether it be Drake Doremus's "Little Crazy" (which was shot on the Canon 7D and won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival this year and was later bought by Paramount for 4 million bucks) or this latest short done by Portal fan/filmmaker Dan Trachtenberg, there can be no doubt that all you need to "make it" is some creativity, dedication, know how and sweat.
Portal: No Escape
"A woman wakes up in a room with no memory of who she is or how she got there...
This is a short set in the world of the Portal video games created by Valve Software."
With more than 2.3 million views, "Portal: No Escape" has raised the question as to whether or not it should be turned into a feature length film and has been getting a resounding, "Hell yes!" from viewers.
Little Crazy Trailer
There are no excuses kids. You can create your own fortune with little more than your own creativity. And while you're flexing those creative muscles don't forget to enter your BTS Videos in this years "Fstoppers 2011 Behind the Scenes Photo Contest" where we are giving away more than $20,000 in prizes!
via [Laughing Squid] [Peta Pixel]
Do you like what we are doing? Then show us some love. Tweet and Like your favorite articles and be sure to leave your comments below. Heck leave a comment even if you don't like what we are doing. We can take it. ;)
If you want to receive the best of the month's news articles in a convenient newsletter with added features such as Easter eggs, upcoming contests, great deals and more... then don't forget to subscribe now.
And don't be shy. I could use some more friends these days so hit me up on Twitter and Facebook.