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Red Epic vs. Canon C500

These extensive tests between the Red Epic and the Canon C500 were conducted over three days with seven other cameras.

Need For Speed: Innovation, Gear and Cinematography

This post give you insight into how we pulled everything off. Need for Speed was shot on four different camera sensors.

Canon C500 vs. Film Camera Test

The Need for Speed camera test comparisons continue, with the Canon C500 vs. 35mm Kodak film stock.

Storytelling Through Composition Part 2

I wanted to thank you all for the huge response on part one of Storytelling Through Composition. Now we move into the tighter side of framing.

Find The Time To Boost Your Creativity

I remember being creative from the time that I was little. Perhaps it was from growing up in the middle of nowhere on a farm in central New York and the fact that I was an only child. I had to create my own fun.

The Importance of Being Mobile

“Have a safe flight. Someone from production will pick you up.” How many strange [...]

Why Do We Want Flat Glass?

Tests with the newest Leica Summilux C lenses vs. the gold standard Cooke S4s for Fathers and Daughters.

Diffusion for the Digital Age: The Use of Glass Filtration

We demo the power of the glass filter, including the ones that I use and their wonderful benefits.

How Lenses Assist Storytelling: Part Two

How using different focal lengths can help assist character development in new ways. It is the cinematographer’s job to assist in the character arc process.

What It’s Like to be a Hurlbut Visuals Intern (Introduction by Shane Hurlbut, ASC)

Meet the Cinematography Intern DREAM TEAM by Shane Hurlbut The...

Frieder Hochheim Hurlblog Interview Part 1 – The Growth and Innovation of Kino Flo

My dear friend Frieder Hochheim goes into the history of his innovative,...

Illumination Experience Galleries

Welcome to our gallery of Illumination Experience photos.

Using a Crane: Educating your Audience on Geography & the Art of Discovery

Crane moves can give you scope, geography and the sense of discovery. Understand why you are doing it first, not just because it looks cool.

American Cinematographer Podcast on Shooting Deadfall

American Cinematographer recently produced a podcast about shooting Deadfall — “going inside the visual landscape of a suspense filled winter wonderland.”

How Lenses Assist in Storytelling

The lens’ traits can help tell your story. The look and feel of lenses, their characteristics of color and contrast rendition, are all relevant factors.