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Many Camera Formats Strike in Waiting for Lightning

Waiting for Lightning, a documentary about pro skateboarding pioneer Danny Way, began production in 2008. Over the course of those four years, the documentary would embrace the modern evolution of camera systems to complete the project.

Inspiration and Passion Create Innovation: The Big Story Behind SmallHD

The trailer for the documentary that Hurlbut Visuals produced about this forward thinking company called SmallHD, founded by Wes Phillips and Dale Backus.

It’s Hard to Stop a Trane: Shooting Action Sequences

How we shot the action sequences for a series of Trane AC commercials with extreme heat and a bus crash.

How A Strategic Team Makes You Shine

I am frequently asked how we get so many set ups in a day and how we stay on schedule and budget while shooting. The answer is my Elite Team. I am nothing without my team and they make me shine everyday.

Great Storytelling for Filmmakers from the Stillmotion Team

Whether you have very little experience or consider yourself intermediate or advanced, the educational tour that Patrick Moreau is running is a HOME RUN!

Dynamic Range in Filmmaking Event in LA

I want to let you know about a free educational event coming up this Saturday, September 13th from 2:00 to 5:00pm in San Fernando, California at Revolution Cinema Rentals, 1102 Arroyo Street

Canon Lenses Create Beautiful Skin Tones

When choosing a lens for the Canon 5D Mark II camera you have to consider the look and feel that you are trying to create for the final visual product. My team and I have tested and played with these lenses quite a bit and here is…

How Lenses Assist Storytelling: Part Three

Mr. 3000 Camera Lens Restraint. How different lenses, lighting and color help assist in storytelling.

Using Color Correction Gels with New Digital Cameras

Color correction gels can be used many ways, but what I will discuss is how to use them in subtle ways to create color contrast with the new digital sensors.

The Canon C300 on an El Pollo Loco Spot

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.

Illumination Experience Galleries

Welcome to our gallery of Illumination Experience photos.

Building Medusa: The Perfect DIY Fire Light

How to create DIY fire light to shape and manicure available light and make the ordinary look extraordinary.

How Do I Create Ideas for Feature Films?

How do I create? … Like a 5 year old. Try new things. Be selective. You have to follow your heart and believe in your ability and the longevity of your career.

Polarizing Filters: Powerful Filmmaking Tools

My cinematography interns and I set out on a mission to showcase the many uses of a polarizing filter.

Arri Alexa vs. Canon C500

Here is the first of a three part series on the Arri Alexa vs. the Canon C500 in camera tests for Need for Speed.