Meet another entrepreneur: Evan Krauss of Cuts

I’m very fortunate to be able to get around and see a wide variety of companies and entrepreneur’s from the biggest like eBay and Google to the smallest of startups.

Here’s Evan Krauss, CEO of Cuts (in two segments: six minute demo and a 13 minute interview). Cuts makes a system that lets you edit movies. Turns out there’s a lot of parents out there who want to cut out violent or sexual material from the movies their kids see and Cuts lets you do it. It also lets you mashup your own movie compilations.

Comments

  1. Robert,
    You have just created another industry.
    “Filter FOR YOU” productions presents socially acceptable content. Send us your movies for filtration or do it yourself with Cuts.

    Level one: Kid safe.
    Level two: Family safe.
    Level three: politically correct content (offends no one) warning: level three is two minutes in length.
    Level four: Elderly content. Keeps Grandmothers and Grandfathers from getting into 2 day dissertations on movie content (whenI was a kid).
    Level five: pandora’s box … composed of all deleted content for college age kids ready to ditch all morality prior to entry into business. LOL
    Ethics, ethics … we don’t need no stinking ethics (HP).
    It is a great idea for parents.

    Your release of the blogg for Cuts on Friday the 13th Slasher Friday must be subliminal. lol

  2. Robert,
    You have just created another industry.
    “Filter FOR YOU” productions presents socially acceptable content. Send us your movies for filtration or do it yourself with Cuts.

    Level one: Kid safe.
    Level two: Family safe.
    Level three: politically correct content (offends no one) warning: level three is two minutes in length.
    Level four: Elderly content. Keeps Grandmothers and Grandfathers from getting into 2 day dissertations on movie content (whenI was a kid).
    Level five: pandora’s box … composed of all deleted content for college age kids ready to ditch all morality prior to entry into business. LOL
    Ethics, ethics … we don’t need no stinking ethics (HP).
    It is a great idea for parents.

    Your release of the blogg for Cuts on Friday the 13th Slasher Friday must be subliminal. lol

  3. Hey guys!!!Great ideas!! But I adore cartoon film!! Yeah, your lovely CrazyDoc watches them every day if agrees to wash my wife’s socks…well,that’s not difficult..I do it every morning and she lets me watch video..But she considers some of my cartoons be too sentimental…may be I can cut some parts of it and enjoy them with my wife?!

  4. Hey guys!!!Great ideas!! But I adore cartoon film!! Yeah, your lovely CrazyDoc watches them every day if agrees to wash my wife’s socks…well,that’s not difficult..I do it every morning and she lets me watch video..But she considers some of my cartoons be too sentimental…may be I can cut some parts of it and enjoy them with my wife?!

  5. Scoble, you realize this kind of thing has been around for years, right? MovieMask and ClearPlay have been out there for a while.

  6. Scoble, you realize this kind of thing has been around for years, right? MovieMask and ClearPlay have been out there for a while.

  7. “Cuts makes a system that lets you edit movies. Turns out there’s a lot of parents out there who want to cut out violent or sexual material from the movies their kids see”

    This is getting silly, if the is “violent or sexual material” then don’t show the movie, watch something else.

    How will you like it if someone goes through your blog and cuts out the parts they don’t like?

    The story of Disney’s Bambi will be drastically changed if parents are allowed to edit out the death of its mother. Just imagine how bad all the works like the brothers Grimm or Nursery Rhymes, among others would have been.

    If it is used to create something new and interesting fine, if it is used to butcher someone’s creation, that’s wrong.

  8. “Cuts makes a system that lets you edit movies. Turns out there’s a lot of parents out there who want to cut out violent or sexual material from the movies their kids see”

    This is getting silly, if the is “violent or sexual material” then don’t show the movie, watch something else.

    How will you like it if someone goes through your blog and cuts out the parts they don’t like?

    The story of Disney’s Bambi will be drastically changed if parents are allowed to edit out the death of its mother. Just imagine how bad all the works like the brothers Grimm or Nursery Rhymes, among others would have been.

    If it is used to create something new and interesting fine, if it is used to butcher someone’s creation, that’s wrong.

  9. LayZ – This is Evan the CEO of Cuts. I wanted to help clarify.

    Comment by LayZ — October 13, 2006 @ 7:54 am
    “Scoble, you realize this kind of thing has been around for years, right? MovieMask and ClearPlay have been out there for a while.”

    Yes services have existed to help parents before that’s true. Though, Cuts is very different from all of them. First you’re in control and get to decide what’s appropriate or scary for your kids. For instance my son gets more upset when Nemo is scared now then seeing the sharks. Also we are building a robust community and sharing platform so Cuts (the edits) can be shared with the community and others can download and enjoy without always doing the work.

    Also, Cuts is a lot more than just a family service. Teens can mash-up full length movies and TV shows, Fans can remove Jar-Jar Binks from the Phantom Menace and make legal versions of the Phantom-Edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phantom_Edit), you can add commentary to any video like “pop-up videos” or Mystery Science Theater 3000, and move the conversation to the video or just have some fun. You can just shorten stuff to; from clipping the best moments of baseball game and adding your own play-by-play, to watching Cliff-Note versions of the last three Lost episodes to catch up before the next show, we think the possibilities are endless.

    And where all the other services solely focus on DVD’s, Cuts works with DVD’s and most local files including ones downloaded from the On Demand Services (Amazon, Guba, Cinemanow, etc), Tivo To Go, and iTunes.

  10. LayZ – This is Evan the CEO of Cuts. I wanted to help clarify.

    Comment by LayZ — October 13, 2006 @ 7:54 am
    “Scoble, you realize this kind of thing has been around for years, right? MovieMask and ClearPlay have been out there for a while.”

    Yes services have existed to help parents before that’s true. Though, Cuts is very different from all of them. First you’re in control and get to decide what’s appropriate or scary for your kids. For instance my son gets more upset when Nemo is scared now then seeing the sharks. Also we are building a robust community and sharing platform so Cuts (the edits) can be shared with the community and others can download and enjoy without always doing the work.

    Also, Cuts is a lot more than just a family service. Teens can mash-up full length movies and TV shows, Fans can remove Jar-Jar Binks from the Phantom Menace and make legal versions of the Phantom-Edit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phantom_Edit), you can add commentary to any video like “pop-up videos” or Mystery Science Theater 3000, and move the conversation to the video or just have some fun. You can just shorten stuff to; from clipping the best moments of baseball game and adding your own play-by-play, to watching Cliff-Note versions of the last three Lost episodes to catch up before the next show, we think the possibilities are endless.

    And where all the other services solely focus on DVD’s, Cuts works with DVD’s and most local files including ones downloaded from the On Demand Services (Amazon, Guba, Cinemanow, etc), Tivo To Go, and iTunes.

  11. CleanFilms/CleanFlicks, Family Flix, MovieMask, The Movie Shield, all fizzled, ClearPlay got the most kick, even getting stocked at WalMart’s (after a major DGA legal dust-up), but then yanked rather quickly for lack of demand. CleanFilms/CleanFlicks got sued into the ground (rightfully so) as they were doing real, instead of virtual, edits.

    But it would seem for all the angst, that at the end of the day, no demand…and mash-ups appeal to only a super small niche.

    Clearplay already owns this small market, just load up a DVD in their player (also has an USB version), and download the edits…no mess, no hassle. I just can’t see the average parent going all Avidy, Vegasy or Final Cut Pro’ish with something like Cutz. Clearplay is a no brainer. Really tho, Cutz should relocate to Utah (that’s the “Silicon Valley” for the “Family Market”).

  12. CleanFilms/CleanFlicks, Family Flix, MovieMask, The Movie Shield, all fizzled, ClearPlay got the most kick, even getting stocked at WalMart’s (after a major DGA legal dust-up), but then yanked rather quickly for lack of demand. CleanFilms/CleanFlicks got sued into the ground (rightfully so) as they were doing real, instead of virtual, edits.

    But it would seem for all the angst, that at the end of the day, no demand…and mash-ups appeal to only a super small niche.

    Clearplay already owns this small market, just load up a DVD in their player (also has an USB version), and download the edits…no mess, no hassle. I just can’t see the average parent going all Avidy, Vegasy or Final Cut Pro’ish with something like Cutz. Clearplay is a no brainer. Really tho, Cutz should relocate to Utah (that’s the “Silicon Valley” for the “Family Market”).