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    StoryBoarding 101

    Follow TheCruu!by Storyboarding is all about clear communication of your vision. Storyboards can help you construct your film, plan your shots and your edit, and visually communicate what you want to the rest of your team. Kevin Senzaki, confirmed sound wizard and also storyboard artist for VGHS and other RocketJump projects, covers the basics of […] More

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    A Script Is No Longer Enough: Why First-Time Feature Directors Must Make a Proof-of-Concept

    Follow TheCruu!by MovieMaker.com Hollywood’s narrow focus on producing $150 million-and-up tent-poles, the spec script is no longer enough to get your project up and running. So what else do you need? Cue the proof-of-concept video. Simply stated, a proof-of-concept is a scene from your feature film script, shot and fashioned into a short. Its purpose […] More

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    Collaboration and Time Management

    Follow TheCruu!by LinkedIN Pulse by Reid Hoffman Recently I was talking with the noted surgeon, writer, and public health researcher Atul Gawande about his demanding schedule – and how he tries to manage it for maximum impact. As I described the framework I use to navigate Silicon Valley and all its potential deals and alliances, Atul […] More

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    KitSplit, The AirBnB for Creative Equipment

    Follow TheCruu!by FAST COMPANY A new startup is betting that the creative class will flock to rent drones, Google Glass headsets, high-end cameras, and Oculus Rift systems online. New York-based KitSplit is a self-declared “Airbnb for creative equipment” that allows production companies, studios, and individual artists to lease out their unused equipment for short-term periods. […] More

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    Reclaiming Rewards From Rip-Offs: How to Live with Piracy

    Follow TheCruu!by Moviemaker As soon as a moviemaker fortunate enough to score a release is finished with the high fives, one of the first things he or she will notice is the film’s “unofficial” presence online. A somewhat frantic Google search will inevitably yield a number of sites advertising its current or upcoming availability for streaming or […] More

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    A Sketch Artist, That’s Really a Drone …

    Follow TheCruu!by From chisels to paintbrushes, pens, and pixel pushing … tools and technology have always been used by humans for the creation of art. We use inanimate tools, which typically bend to the will of the artist … but a project by students at the MIT Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces Group ponders what happens when a machine […] More

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    Why Props Matter

    Follow TheCruu!by Written, edited, & narrated by Rishi Kaneria. A look at the hidden power of film props. And how filmmakers use the everyday (and not so everyday) objects in their scenes to enhance cinematic storytelling.   More

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