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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,

Color Correction Made Easy

The Spyder Datacolor is my KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid) recipe for color correction success. Many of you have asked me how I mix so many formats so seamlessly.

Using Color Temp to Create Depth and Dimension with your HD Video

Lighting so that you can tell your stories with realism and accurate color temp.

Behind the Scenes and Win! on the Illumination Experience Tour

The Illumination Experience Tour is in full swing. Here is a backstage tour of the movie sets we use from Swing Vote and Crazy/Beautiful.

Twitter Winner Charles Elmore To Attend Hurlbut Visuals HDSLR Bootcamp

A big congratulations to our HDSLR Bootcamp Contest winner Charles Elmore of Tulsa, Oklahoma! Charles will be attending our HDSLR Bootcamp in LA from August 28-29, 2010. We’ve gotten to know a little bit about who he is, his background in film …

About Sundance Film Festival: Why It Matters

The pilgrimage to a small town in the Utah mountains has been going on for years. With creativity and wonderful storytelling, the Sundance Film Festival has [...]

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.

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.

Altering Lenses For Peak Performance

I have had many discussions about the different lens options other than Zeiss ZE’s and Canon’s that mount to the Canon cameras. Zeiss took it to the next level with their Canon mount CP2’s and their new Zooms that come out this summer.

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.

Illumination Experience Galleries

Welcome to our gallery of Illumination Experience photos.

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.

The Canon 5D Mark II vs. Extreme Heat

The Untitled Navy SEAL movie has taken me to some of the most extreme working conditions that I have ever experienced in my career as a Director of Photography. We traveled to the following locations: the jungles of Costa Rica, the swamps of Mississippi…

Lighting with Canon’s 1DC DSLR 4K Capture Project “The Ticket”

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.

Camera Motion for Filmmakers

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