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On the still lens front, you have a variety of options. I am addressing this topic from a 40 foot screen digital projection perspective, not a still photography one.
Zeiss ZE primes rock. Their resolution is spectacular and they are lightweight. Their focus is a little more cinematic then…
Color correction is just one step of the entire filmmaking process…but oh, what a difference it can make. You can [...]
I started giving a Leica list out to individual colleagues and the request kept coming, so we decided to share it with everyone on the blog. These lenses are only R-Mount, they are the cream of the crop and through variest test we have found them to be excellent.
When Canon approached me to test and shoot a short film for their new 1DC 4K DSLR, I was more than excited. After the first night of testing, one word came to mind. WOW!!!
Making HD look like film has a cocktail and one of the essential ingredients to this flavorful recipe is Neutral Density. You have to keep your exposure on a 5D around a 5.6 to get that beautiful shallow depth of field. The 7D should be around…
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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.
The accessorizing required to turn your Canon 1DC into a Movie Making Machine.
Shane Hurlbut, ASC discusses what you need to work on the HDSLR platform.
I walked into Samy’s Camera last week and a camera assistant was mounting gyros on the 5D to stabilize the camera. She was getting beaten up by the mount and said, “I cannot get this clamped on here.” I said “ Hi, I would love to help…
I want to invite all of you to Cine Gear 2011. Hurlbut Visuals is launching our new DSLR Cinema Rentals division with new rigs and out of the box innovation.
I have been asked by many of our readers to share details regarding my personal Gear Bag. I use a vast array of tools to be able to tell all types of stories. I wanted to break it down with detail.
The Rosco View has increased my speed on location tenfold. Innovation, creation. I love what I do.
Mr. 3000 Camera Lens Restraint. How different lenses, lighting and color help assist in storytelling.
Welcome to the Hurlbut Visuals Blackmagic Cinema Camera Tiffen Variable ND test.
Shane Hurlbut, ASC discusses lenses and the challenges of working with a still lens.
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.
My cinematography interns and I set out on a mission to showcase the many uses of a polarizing filter.
A few weeks ago, I shot a run and gun style web series and the generous team over at Hive Lighting gave me one of their units to demo. Plasma light technology is pretty incredible.
The current spot was for El Pollo Loco, and the concept was a very action oriented camera, with snap zooms and quick handheld push ins and pull outs. I thought the Canon C300 would be the perfect camera for this job, lightweight and maneuverable.
How to create DIY fire light to shape and manicure available light and make the ordinary look extraordinary.
On The Ticket, the lighting was a challenge because we used natural, available light and shaped it. I turned lights off, then added accent lights to bring out the depth of a location.
The exciting thing about the Arri Alexa, F-3 and the new wave of DSLR’s is their high ISO range to minimum [...]
From 1991-1996, I had the unique opportunity to work with one of the most talented still photographers of the 20th Century. Not only was Herb Ritts a great artist, he was also an amazing human being.