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Cool Hunting Video: Mark Mothersbaugh’s Synth Collection

The bright green, circular building of Mutato Muzika in Los Angeles is easy to spot when cruising down Sunset Boulevard. But most people might not realize it contains the creative hub of Mark Mothersbaugh, a founding member of DEVO turned award-winning Hollywood composer. Famous for his use of the synthesizer, Mothersbaugh has accumulated a vast collection over the years.   had the chance to check out a small selection of Mothersbaugh synths and spent some time talking about the future of music with the prolific artist.

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Behind the scenes – 2015 Sundance Film Festival with Chief Entertainment Photographer Larry Busacca

Go behind the scenes at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival with Getty Images Chief Entertainment Photographer Larry Busacca. With a steady stream of celebrities coming through the Getty Images portrait studio, Busacca is tasked with capturing unique portraits of the stars and ensemble casts.

See what it takes to capture these unique portraits and not keep the next A-list celebrity waiting for their turn (hint: a great crew, enthusiastic talent and a whole lot of love for your job).

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The Quadrant System of “Drive”

Every Frame a Painting analyses the quadrant system of composition from Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive

Now is the Refn really walking around on set composing shots with a quadrant – absolutely not. But the quadrant approach is another way to think about composition and a way to analyse a scene – another tool for the toolbox.

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Hyperrealism, Mumblecore, & “Togetherness” – VICE Meets the Duplass Brothers

Filmmakers Jay and Mark Duplass have made a big name for themselves with the endearing hyperrealism of their mumblecore films. The brothers have now delved into the world of TV with their series Togetherness, which follows the tribulations of thirtysomethings trying to make sense of their adult lives.

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Variety Artisans: Oscar Ballot Guide – Visual Effects

Visual effects are often called a “tech” category, but after you look at the vfx Oscar nominees and hear from vfx supervisors Joe Letteri (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”) and Paul Franklin (“Interstellar”), you’ll see that visual effects are truly an art — and know better how to spot the best work.

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A Look at the Camera Cart Used at the Super Bowl

Here’s a quick look at the Rolling camera cart that’s running along the sidelines at the big game.

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