CareerGear & Tech

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 …

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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 …

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CareerGear & Tech

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 …

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CareerSkills & Techniques

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.  

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CareerSkills & Techniques

Fear Not the Feedback: How to Take Criticism Like a Champ

Follow TheCruu!by written by Laura Boersma for MovieMaker.com No matter who you are and how established your career is, the idea of notes on your creative work can be very stressful. I’m a writer and a producer, so I’m familiar with my work being torn to shreds and also the …

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CareerGear & Tech

Top 5 Upcoming Tech: 2016!

Follow TheCruu!by Marques Brownlee showcases the new and exciting tech coming in 2016

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CareerGear & Tech

RED Raven Impressions … Tech Review

Follow TheCruu!by Marques Brownlee gives an exclusive first look at RED’s digital cinema camera brothers, RED Raven and Scarlet-w!

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CareerSkills & Techniques

Cuts & Transitions 101

Follow TheCruu!by Director/Editor Joey Scoma is here to talk to you about something simple: cuts and transitions. In this video essay, Joey lists and defines the different cuts and transitions available to you as an editor, with examples from classic and modern films. It’s up to you to decide when …

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CareerSkills & Techniques

After Effects and Cinema4D

Follow TheCruu!by Even a seasoned After Effects user might not be taking full advantage of the amazing features in this application. Particularly the new 3D possibilities with Cineware & Cinema4D. This easy to follow tutorial can help.

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CareerSkills & Techniques

Motion Tracking The Impossible

Follow TheCruu!by If you’re a visual effects artist on any level, you probably know about Andrew Kramer; owner of the popular Video Copilot website, talented artist, and personality. Andrew talks through some recent examples of After Effects and motion tracking including City Destruction! This stuff is insane, and mastery of …

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