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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.

Canon 1DC Camera Tests Outside the Studio

How important it is to take your camera tests out of the studio and on to location. You want to see how your camera’s emulsion handles highlights, hot skies, night exteriors and night interiors.

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.

A Charity Poker Meet Up At NAB For Filmmakers

I am not a great poker player so I was surprised when Benjamin emailed to ask me to be a part of this event allinfilm.org/ALL-INfilm.html on Monday evening 4/12 in Las Vegas at The Hard Rock Cafe during the week of NAB. Then, I learned the details that a portion of the proceeds benefit the American Red Cross for …

Vincent Laforet’s Directing Motion Tour

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

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.

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.

Diffusion for the Digital Age: The Use of Glass Filtration

We demo the power of the glass filter, including the ones that I use and their wonderful benefits.

Tiffen Diffusion Filters and Steadicam

Tiffen has introduced a whole new line of filters for digital sensors and have shot a very in-depth 4K test that premiered at NAB this year,

The Making of The Carnival Sequence from “The Last 3 Minutes”

Episode III “Carnival” was on Day two of our four day shooting schedule. This day was a very ambitious one because we had four company moves. We started at the ranch house location, moved to meadow location, then on to the main street location for the street fight.

Large Sensor Cameras – Economical Lighting

The new wave of Large sensor cameras with their high ISO range and light sensitivity are changing the way cinematographers [...]

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.

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.

The Power of a Stuntman in Need for Speed: No CGI Required

Need for Speed photography was done practically without the existence of CGI cars, planes, helicopters or virtual worlds and done with an elite group of professional drivers and extreme risk takers that put you in the driver seat at 180mph.

The Power of Lighting with Just Two Lights: We Are Marshall

Working with less is how I like to light. On We Are Marshall, I challenged myself and my team to think about how we could light a major night exterior in the rain with just two lights.