The Gnomon Workshop

Anatomy of a Short Film Vol. 2

Conceptual Development

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In this lecture, director Aristomenis (Meni) Tsirbas continues his special series that chronicles the process of creating a short film from scratch. This second volume builds on the first by taking his first-pass concept designs and refining them into usable guides for 3D modeling. During the development, Meni explains his creative process while new ideas and discoveries unfold in real-time, and which ultimately lead to a radical reworking of the film's characters and environment. This unique tutorial gives special insight into the creative methods used to produce a personal short film by an acclaimed film maker.


Duration: 239 minutes

Format: SD 1024x768

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  • Anatomy of a Short Film  Vol. 2
  • Anatomy of a Short Film  Vol. 2
  • Anatomy of a Short Film  Vol. 2
  • Anatomy of a Short Film  Vol. 2
  • Anatomy of a Short Film  Vol. 2
  • Anatomy of a Short Film  Vol. 2
  • Anatomy of a Short Film  Vol. 2
  • Anatomy of a Short Film  Vol. 2
  • Anatomy of a Short Film  Vol. 2

Aristomenis Tsirbas

Director, VFX Supervisor, Digital Artist

Aristomenis (Meni) Tsirbas has been directing for film and TV for over ten years and has fifteen years experience as a visual effects supervisor and digital artist. His professional career started in 1996, working as a digital artist on James Cameron's Titanic and national advertising spots for Nike, 7UP and Coca-Cola. As a visual effects supervisor Meni worked on Miramax's A Wrinkle in Time, Disney's My Favorite Martian and Paramount's Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Between 2000 and 2003 Tsirbas wrote and directed a string of highly successful animated short films including SIGGRAPH's Ray Tracey in Full Tilt, Microsoft's Mech Warrior: Vengeance, Terra, and the acclaimed The Freak. In 2004 Tsirbas worked on two back-to-back music videos, including Tears For Fears' Closest Thing To Heaven, before setting off to direct his first feature film, Battle for Terra.

  • Meni is a unique film-maker because he knows how to do everything on a project. He's a true auteur, and that's what allows him to use everything that's necessary to creatively push a project and combine all the elements to tell the most concise and clear visual story possible.

    - Shane Acker
    Academy Award Nominated director and animator "9"