Names for an animated short film?

So I'm working on a short film (claymation) but I can't come up with a good name for it :dry: . I need something that isn't too long or revealing and makes people want to watch it. If you skip to 40 seconds into the video I've linked below, I run through the plot, or skip to 2 minutes in and I give a really brief overview if you prefer. 
If you manage to come up with something, anything, please post! Or any tips on how to come up with a good name would be useful too! Thank you!


  • KirstieT
    KirstieT Posts: 1,272 Staff
    I also find it SO difficult to think up names for things, so I completely sympathize with your problem. 
    If it were me, I'd try to focus on the 'escape' or 'rescue' part of the plot as that is the most exciting, and more exciting titles win views!
    My terrible suggestion is "DUST" or "DUST SETTLES" because it makes me think of the motorbike speeding away, and doesn't give away any of the major plot :P 
    Hey, I said it was bad!
    You referred to your main character as the Yorkshire guy, but I think if it were me, I'd give him a name so that I could include that in the title. For sweet animations such as yours, with a message, often people go for simple, indie names like 'Matt's Motorbike' or something. 
    Anyway, I'm out. Sure someone else will come up with something better! :)
  • If it were me, I'd try to focus on the 'escape' or 'rescue' part of the plot as that is the most exciting, and more exciting titles win views!

    Good idea, I agree with what you're saying about that! Thanks for the help and putting in the effort! Someone on YouTube suggested "Yorkshire Lass' Great Escape" which would fit pretty well I guess, but maybe too long? I dunno I'm probably being too picky. "Dust Settles" is interesting and more abstract, but too vague for the title perhaps? 
    You can tell from the character names (Yorkshire Guy, Yorkshire Lass and her Dad/the Farmer) that I'm really not good at coming up with names :D However I just feel it wouldn't be right for them to have actual names... It's probably a bad idea not have names, but I just prefer the vague-ness of character names, but not titles for some reason :/
    Anyone else have any more ideas please comment!

  • StormyKnight
    StormyKnight Posts: 2,618 Ambassador
    I like to go through a thesaurus with a word to see what other words that aren't commonly used are. You find some really interesting stuff sometimes.
    For instance- 'escape' : scroll down this page for comprehensive lists:
    or for 'great'
    For names of characters- I sometimes look through lists of baby names online.
    Phone books are good for finding last names.
    Don't know if this will help- perhaps down the road it will.