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Keeping It Small

I have been doing research on other sites recently and checking out the monster camera configurations that people are creating. I question if that is the right path based on the two things attracted me to this camera; the filmic looking sensor and the size.

Digital Cinematography vs Film: Tides are Turning

As I embark on a long creative, exciting journey on Need for Speed with DreamWorks, I wanted to share some of my most recent findings from a five day camera test that pushed every camera to its breaking point.

An MCS Cage Adds Versatility to Your Creativity

Whether you love your 5D, shoot weddings with a Sony FS-100, shoot music videos with your 7D, or [...]

What’s Your Medium? by Elite Team Member Bodie Orman

You are going to Dubai to shoot a motorcycle race that will require mobility and high speed.

Vincent Laforet’s Directing Motion Tour

Vincent Laforet sits down for an interview with Lydia about his Directing Motion Tour.

The Story is What Matters

This year, I had the privilege of experiencing NAB from Montreal while shooting my latest feature “KIN.”

Navy Swimmer: Mountain Rescue & Sea Rescue Sequences

Here is the breakdown for the Mountain Rescue portion of Navy Swimmer.

– 1-camera in deep water housing which captures underwater and split level shots
– 1-camera mounted on the Navy Swimmers helmet to capture him exiting the helicopter and being lowered down in between the rocks…

Tiffen and HV Collaborate To Make Extraordinary Images with Water White Glass

When I was doing a Canon 5D film test in January of 2010, I put eight 5D’s in a line for this cool action camera array.

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.

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,...

How to Light for Specific Camera Blocking: Master to Close-Up

What I think about when I am blocking a scene and my preferences on how to work from the master to the close-up.

The Illumination Experience Educational Tour

Lighting techniques and camera composition is the focus of this course tailored to open your mind in new ways. I have designed this experience to be immersive, interactive and intimate using simple techniques to build confidence with any budget.

Using Color Temp to Create Depth and Dimension with your HD Video

Lighting so that you can tell your stories with realism and accurate color temp.

Infusing First Person POV Into Mountain Dew GAME FUEL MW3

In mid-October, I got a call from McG to see if I was available to do a Mountain [...]

Looking Inside the Canon1DC DSLR 4K Capture Project “The Ticket”

We have had an outpouring of positive feedback on Po Chan’s film “The Ticket.” Everyone at Hurlbut Visuals wanted to give you an inside look at how we used the power of this incredibly flexible, lightweight, DSLR platform, the A camera system that is the 1DC. It gives any filmmaker the ability to dream.