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Arri Alexa vs. Canon C500 Part 2

This week we take you through Canon C500 and Arri Alexa tests of IR Filtration, Interior Latitude, Night ISO, and Night Driving.

Testing Your Camera’s Latitude

How to test your camera’s latitude. This is one of the most important tests that you can perform because over exposing is a very subjective and personal artistic choice.

HDSLR Cinematographer Starter Kit

Shane Hurlbut, ASC discusses what you need to work on the HDSLR platform.

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.

Hurl World Podcast

This podcast covers how we put you in the driver’s seat at 180mph on Need for Speed, plus more on my experience and career.

Camera Motion for Filmmakers

The Why, The Where and The When to Move the Camera: Using a Dolly on Mr. 3000

How Lenses Assist Storytelling: Part Three

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

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.

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.

Portable Lighting with the Rosco LitePad Kit

I am always in pursuit of new lighting technology, and this Rosco LitePad kit knocked me out with its size, versatility, color and punch.

Kino Flo: Frieder Hochheim Hurlblog Interview Part 2

Freider Hochheim continues the conversation about the direction and future of Kino Flo.

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,...

Win a Signed Act of Valor DVD

Are you following me on Twitter? How about Facebook? In the spirit of the holidays, we have two Act of Valor dvds to give away. All you need to do to become eligible to win is to follow Hurlbut Visuals on Twitter or Facebook.

Marines: Where’s the 5D Contest II, “For Us All”

This 60: commercial was filmed over 5 weeks on 3 continents. My Elite Team members and I brought to life a public service announcement for the Marine Corp that humanizes the warrior. Three and four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan have weighed on the American public.  The concept is a story called FOR US ALL[...]

Crash Cam: Filmmaking Inside the Box

Let’s look at how the crash cam world has changed because of the Canon 5D. It has replaced the eyemo that used to be a clapper of a 35 or 16mm with bad lenses. It could be blown up, bashed into, driven over, or you could even have a car land right on it.