We @ marvelsfilm started using the QU shortlink service to create ultra short URLs to our shared media, as part of our media collaboration projects. This makes sharing very long FTP links to proxy media (eg. for editing) easy to access on mobile devices.
The qu.vc service is free, generates QR Codes on the fly and offers (geo-) tracking and stats for each link. Last but not least, it ensures that all short links offered are checked by Google’s safe browsing engine.
To ensure longevity and integrity we have chosen to use the paid license model, but the free version offers the same functionality.
Have a look at qu.vc/s29d1 for the free shortlink service with developers API, statistics, geotracking and QR Code generator.