In summary, I learnt many key aspects of the short film industry, I learnt key conventions and iconography of genres which I feel has given me a good base for ideas for my final product.
Short film refers to any film not considered a feature film in terms of length. Although length is the most obvious characterisation of a short film, films of this type will share codes and conventions which separate them from other forms of video. In the research I conducted, I learned that a short film will most commonly last between 3 to 20 minutes. Another convention of short films is that short films have a lot smaller and niche audience than mainstream due to the creative nature, length and simple storyline.
This research aided me in the sense that I clearly understand the codes and conventions of short films. I feel like I know what I want to produce and my planning will be more developed due to understanding of these features.