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    Why Is IBM Hiring Screenwriters?

    Follow TheCruu!by ADAGE.com written by Drew Neisser Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. But teach a man to fish, and he’ll never go hungry, as the saying goes. Something similar can be said for storytelling. Try to hard-sell a product once, and maybe your prospect will bite. But tell him or […] More

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    How To Tell A Great Story

    Follow TheCruu!by In this 7 minute video, Chris Do and the Skool Network share 5 tips on how to tell a great story. How can you make your Vlogs more interesting by understanding storytelling fundamentals? These stoyrtelling tips can be used as part of a broader video/film production … or just for simple blogs, animation […] More

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    Dialogue in Film: How Should Your Characters Talk?

    Follow TheCruu!by It’s not easy to craft decent dialogue that sounds fluid, natural, and isn’t heavy-handed. Jack Nugent of Now You See It takes a swing at this pivotal topic, which can make the difference between an engaging film that audiences love, and one that we loathe.  Awesome insight into what the purpose of dialogue is, and […] More

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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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    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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    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 and why you’d use them! More

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