Happy New Year to everyone from the Hurlbut Visuals team!
We had a great 2013, highlighted by our 25th wedding anniversary. Thank you as always to my wife, Lydia. A big portion of the year was dedicated to shooting Need for Speed for DreamWorks. Expect it in theaters starting March 14, 2014. We’ll have more to show and tell in the coming months. A big thank you to you, who make what we do worth it by reading and commenting on the blog and social media. I always appreciate your input and interaction.
And now here’s a look at our top 10 most popular blog posts of 2013.
Blackmagic graciously supplied a camera for testing. We pushed and pulled this baby to see when it would break as well as where it excelled.
We look at some workflow options for getting both the CinemaDNG and ProRes files out of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and into the NLE of your choice.
Many say that the light meter is dead with digital. I disagree. It is the only tool that you have in your box that can measure what you love.
Lighting so that you can tell your stories with realism and accurate color temp.
As I embarked on a long creative, exciting journey on Need for Speed with DreamWorks, I wanted to share some of my findings from a five day camera test that pushed every camera to its breaking point.
With the price decrease on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, new functions, firmware upgrades and the anticipated delivery of the Pocket Cam, I thought it would be perfect timing to run more of the tests that I did for Need for Speed.
Lighting day exteriors is as much about choosing the right time as it is about your manipulation of the daylight.
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.
Here is the first of a three part series on the Arri Alexa vs. the Canon C500 in camera tests for Need for Speed.
Many people have asked about how I am processing these huge files from the Canon 1D C and its powerful 4K in camera capture. Here is how we roll it out.