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Long Takes LouieLet’s admit it. We all love long takes. Most of us have watched, and groveled over, the incredible 6-minute take from True Detective that made waves around the internet several months ago. Add to that the numerous other dramatic shows on television that have begun to utilize extremely cinematic long takes, and it’s safe to say that contemporary television has become a haven for long take lovers. However, there’s one show on television that has made the consistent use of the long take an instrumental part of its cinematic repertoire, and it’s probably the show you would least expect. I’m talking, of course, about Louis C.K.’s unassuming FX comedy, Louie. More »

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Back in December, Louis C.K. did the unthinkable for a major comedian with an HBO special and his own television show on FX: he bankrolled the filming of his own comedy show and then distributed it online for only $5, with absolutely no restrictions. For big stars, that type of DIY distribution has historically been equivalent to selling DVDs out of the back of your car. It’s now starting to catch on with major celebrity talent who are sick of dealing with the gatekeepers and want to release their own products, in whatever fashion they desire, directly to fans for a reasonable price. Now Aziz Ansari is getting in on the action with the release of his own comedy special. More »

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Among the many news stories that I missed recently, comedian Louis CK’s self-released Live at the Beacon Theater video might be the story that I feel the most remiss about missing. Louis is not only one of the funniest men alive, he’s also a writer/director/producer/editor (you may know his show on FX, which he not only writes and stars in, but also edited the entire second season himself). Louis recently shared some of his thoughts on the hot button topic of Final Cut Pro (X) (included below), but the larger story is that his self-produced, self-distributed downloadable video has raised over $1 million, and he’s been completely transparent about where that money is going (much of which is to charity). Here’s a sample of the routine, which includes NSFW language/subject matter: More »