Richard Raskin teaches courses in screenwriting and video production at the University of Aarhus in Denmark.
"finally a book devoted exclusively to short film"--Das Kurzfilmmagazin; "What a pleasure to see an unjustly ignored form of cinema treated with such care and creative imagination! Blending careful analysis, historical background, and a rich array of archive materials, Richard Raskin reveals in unprecedented detail how short films tell their stories. Raskin's study should become the definitive work on the subject."--David Bordwell, Jacques Ledoux Professor of Film Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison.