Archive for the Video / Theatre Category

Art of the Problem – Kickstarter funding successful

Posted in Research and Projects, Video / Theatre with tags , , , , , on April 1, 2011 by Brit Cruise

I recently launched Art of the Problem on which is an interesting new crowd sourced funding network for creative projects. A total of 88 people pledged to the project and my $4,000 funding goal was reached. As of today (May 13th 2011) production work has commenced on the pilot episode titled ‘Gambling with Secrets’, soon to be available at

Time & The River

Posted in Video / Theatre with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2009 by Brit Cruise
This weekend I was awarded ‘Best Student Short’ at the London Canadian Film Festival for ‘Time & The River’. This work was also inducted into the Canadian National Screen Institute short film collection (link)

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The Production of On The Menu

Posted in Video / Theatre with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2009 by Brit Cruise

Last month Lyndsay’s play On The Menu was accepted into the London One Act Festival at the Grand Theater. So, out of the blue Lyndsay was responsible for casting, producing and directing a play within 3 weeks. This was a huge commitment, much more so than a normal hobby would consume….She kept up a journal of the process on her website.

Below are some photos of last weeks work:


Rehearsals were moved to our living room, where I set up a mock stage. This helped assist with staging since we had very limited time – and only a handful of rehearsals.

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Understanding the Probability of Dice, Visually

Posted in Video / Theatre with tags , , , , , , on August 26, 2008 by Brit Cruise

Just finished an animation segment for Art of the Problem which helps explain the concept of probability space and how it applies to dice. Great for anyone who hasn’t thought/heard of a probability space:

Jazz Music

Posted in Research and Projects, Video / Theatre with tags , , , , , , on August 24, 2008 by Brit Cruise

I Spent some time this summer aside from school & work playing more improvisational jazz piano. I enjoy jazz because once you can place your mind in the time & space of jazz you can experience the thrill of it, even as a beginner (like me). This thrill being a dual sense of unknowing and knowing: The understanding of where you can go with musical statements, while being unsure of the actual execution or path to take. All the while being aware of some passing feeling that undulates with the music. Lately I’ve been a huge fan of Brad Mehldau – performance video.

I had a jam recorded with some friends in Waterloo last week – it was rough around the edges, but great a space to play in.

Also, I’ve acquired some old studio lights this summer and I experimented with them by making a jazz video. A guy named Luke brought over his Moog Theremin to try out as well – it’s a crazy device:

Dog Day in Peru

Posted in Video / Theatre with tags , , , , on March 21, 2007 by Brit Cruise

Documentary I made in 2007 while in Peru: