An example of the power of constraints came to me from my friend Polly Hubbard yesterday. It is a short film contest with extremely restrictive constraints ... no more than 3 minutes long, with a prescribed six-line dialogue. Within that box, anything was possible. The winner of the contest was announced a few days and it is a moving film worth watching. One of the fascinating things though is that you can know every word of the dialogue and still be surprised and moved. Here's the dialog:
Now take a short break and enjoy this lovely example of creative film making: Porcelain Unicorn.