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Accessorizing Your 1DC for Cinematic Capture

The accessorizing required to turn your Canon 1DC into a Movie Making Machine.

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.

The Picture of Versatility: Canon 5D Mark II Helmet Camera

I designed a helmet mount for the Canon 5D Mark II with Gary Hatfied, Dan Owens from Panavision to capture the first person point of view action in a new way. The camera is extremely versatile with…

Shane Hurlbut, ASC Master Cinema Series

Over the past 3 years, my team and I have shot 2 feature films [...]

Flanders CM 250 – The Lighting and Exposure Monitor of the Future

The CM 250 is a 24” OLED display that is crisp, clean and delivers beautiful blacks.

Marshall Goes Rugged with HDMI Conversion – by Tim Holtermann

In a previous blog entry, Shane talked about the 5D MKII and how it integrates with [...]

Rosco View: New Frontier Tools

The Rosco View has increased my speed on location tenfold. Innovation, creation. I love what I do.

Lens Test with Zeiss ZE and CP2s, Canon L Series and Leica R Glass

Part of being a cinematography intern is not only knowing all the gear, but how it can be used to enhance your visual story telling. The characteristics of a lens can infuse a mood, a style, etc. Being obsessed in the subtleties is key. Shane encourages us to use all our tools and test them in the line of fire. We have been using Canon, Leica, and Zeiss lenses but haven’t had the chance to compare them all side by side.

Adapting Your Canon Arsenal with Duclos

The Multi-Mount is a modification process developed by Duclos Lenses that offers a variety of mounts to be swapped on a given lens.

Why Do We Want Flat Glass?

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

Panavision Primo Primes: Cinema Quality Imagery

Panavision Primo Primes are the ultimate lenses. They produce cinema film quality imagery that will blow you away. The contrast range is perfect because you have all of the highlight detail, as well as wonderful gradation into the shadows.

Still Lenses That Can Grace The Big Screen

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…

Shane Hurlbut’s Go To Lighting Package

Many of you requested information on the go to lighting package. Having a package that can do many types of lighting is the secret. Lights that can multi-task are my recipe for success.

Lighting with Home Depot Lights: Part 2

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about my lighting package that looked like an aisle inside

Lighting Day Exteriors

Lighting day exteriors is as much about choosing the right time as it is about your manipulation of the daylight.

DSLR Cinema: Crafting the Film Look with Large Sensor Video Cameras

This week’s post will focus on the subject of DSLR cinema and a fantastic resource known by the same name – DSLR Cinema: Crafting the Film Look with Large Sensor Video Cameras.

Herb Ritts Exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum

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.

Creating a Beauty Light with a Book Light

My Book Light tutorial on how to build it and why it is so useful. Plus, how I got started in this business.