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    What’s in Your Kit: Cinematographer Autumn Durald

    Follow TheCruu!by In this MovieMaker.com series “What’s in Your Kit”, cinematographer Autumn Durald (Palo Alto, One and Two) shares the gear she can’t live without. THE KIT A. Canon EOS 7D / $900 On each feature I have Panavision put a PV mount on my 7D. That way I can take stills on set with the lenses I’m […] More

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    Chaos Cinema

    Follow TheCruu!by The video essay “Chaos Cinema” examines the extreme aesthetic principles of 21st century action films. These films operate on techniques that, while derived from classical cinema, threaten to shatter the established continuity formula. Chaos reigns in image and sound. Part 1 contrasts traditional action films with chaotic ones and takes a close look […] More

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    360 Degrees Virtual Reality on YouTube

    Follow TheCruu!by Google recently announced that Youtubers can upload 360-degree videos on YouTube. For this special video format, Youtube viewers can watch … and can manipulate their viewing experience by looking around, in realtime. Huh? Think about a traditional horror movie scene. The lead carefully walks toward her dimly lit kitchen, checking on that noise that got her […] More

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    The Trouble With Computer Graphic Tigers …

    Follow TheCruu!by Tim Squyres is a film editor, and director Ang Lee’s partner in crime for the last two decades, having edited all but one of his films. Among others, Squyres edited Hulk, Sense and Sensibility, Lust, Caution, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for best film editing. He most recently edited Life of Pi, an […] More

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    Game of Drones … Amazing Erupting Volcano Footage

    Follow TheCruu!by The drones are coming, they’re already here. From Southern California, all across America, and the world … increasingly versatile drones are being used to “get the shot”. While the Federal Aviation Administration continues to work on guidelines for commercial drone use, filmmakers are not waiting to capture amazing aerial shots. “Directors are chasing […] More

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    Multi-View Videos On Youtube

    Follow TheCruu!by Youtube revolutionized the publication and distribution of video multimedia. You already knew that. You also already knew that the online video giant – like it’s parent company Google – is constantly providing new features for its horde of content creators. While some of these features are fairly useless, a new coming innovation could […] More

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    Every Frame A Painting

    Follow TheCruu!by Every Frame a Painting is an online series of video essays about film. Filmmaker, Tony Zhou, creates a visual essay and releases them periodically on a particular topic, or philosophy of the filmmaking art. Tony is pretty candid about his reasons, goals and challenges in producing these essays. A full time, freelance editor […] More

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    Nobody Tells This To Beginners

    Follow TheCruu!by Those of us, creative professionals, beginners, craftspeople and apprentices, all know that the beginning stages of ANY endeavor are challenging and frustrating. Ira Glass’ quote offers an amazing perspective on why that is, and what we must do next. The original speech and quote can be found here, said by Ira Glass. The […] More

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