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Illumination Experience Galleries
Oct15

Illumination Experience Galleries

Welcome to our gallery of Illumination Experience photos.

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Canon Cinema Zooms vs Cooke S4 Primes
Oct15

Canon Cinema Zooms vs Cooke S4 Primes

The Cooke look is a very distinctive one. It is one that I have really embraced with film and now with digital capture. What we discovered with this test was that the coating on the Canon Cinema Zooms was much richer in red/yellow tones, which is the Canon look if I had to describe it.

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On Set With Shane – Day 4
Oct08

On Set With Shane – Day 4

We started out in a psychologist’s office, which was on the 13th floor on the Alcoa Building in Pittsburgh. The whole building is made out of aluminum.

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Start Your Engines
Oct01

Start Your Engines

We all have seen the documentary style and how it looks and feels with real people. The director, Xander over at Backyard Productions, had a different idea and it was so unique and fun to shoot that I wanted to share it with all of you.

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Start Your Engines: Creating an in the Moment Docu-Style Approach with Cheerios Protein
Oct01

Start Your Engines: Creating an in the Moment Docu-Style Approach with Cheerios Protein

We all have seen the documentary style and how it looks and feels with real people. The director, Xander over at Backyard Productions, had a different idea and it was so unique and fun to shoot that I wanted to share it with all of you.

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Julien Lasseur’s Project Greenlight Video
Sep25

Julien Lasseur’s Project Greenlight Video

Please vote for Captain Torpedo to support Julien Lasseur.

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September 2014 Podcast
Sep24

September 2014 Podcast

This content is for members only

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Behind the Scenes and Win! on the Illumination Experience Tour
Sep17

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.

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On Set With Shane – Day 3
Sep17

On Set With Shane – Day 3

This was a very interesting day. It was our first day with Aaron Paul. He plays Cameron, who falls in love with Amanda Seyfried’s character Katie.

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Dynamic Range in Filmmaking Event in LA
Sep08

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

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Canon 5D Act of Valor Picture Profile
Sep03

Canon 5D Act of Valor Picture Profile

Here is a Picture Profile that I used on the Canon 5D while shooting Act of Valor. This works on both the 5D MkII and MkIII.

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Film Language Basics
Sep03

Film Language Basics

When you shoot the beginning of a film, there is a huge amount of information that you have to convey to educate your audience in a short amount of time. Why? Because people want to understand the story and relate to the characters quickly. Setting up the story, the character development, the setting and timeline are critical elements in telling the back story.

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August 2014 Podcast
Aug27

August 2014 Podcast

Podcast #1, answering your questions. These are more general questions and how to get started in the business.

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Leica Glass and a C500 Sensor Own the Night for Acura
Aug27

Leica Glass and a C500 Sensor Own the Night for Acura

The combination of the MoVI, Canon C500, aerial drones and Leica glass was a slam dunk on this Acura commercial.

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On Set With Shane – Day 2
Aug20

On Set With Shane – Day 2

Day 2 lighting and MoVI adjustments

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Act of Valor: A Case Study in Out of the Box Filmmaking
Aug20

Act of Valor: A Case Study in Out of the Box Filmmaking

I spoke at “Adobe Tips and Flicks” in 2012 about “out of the box” filmmaking with the Canon 5D MkII on Act of Valor.

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Sydney, Australia Meet Up and Talk
Aug14

Sydney, Australia Meet Up and Talk

I am headed to Sydney, Australia next week to speak at a Canon event on August 21, and we would also like to invite everyone to a meet up on August 20.

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On Set With Shane – Day 1
Aug13

On Set With Shane – Day 1

Day 1 started with with a MoVI shot, pushing in on Amanda Seyfried, who plays the character Katie in our film. We pushed in on this character as she’s having sex in a bathroom at Columbia University.

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The Illumination Experience Educational Tour
Aug13

The Illumination Experience Educational Tour

Lighting techniques and camera composition is the focus of this course tailored to open your mind in new ways. I have designed this experience to be immersive, interactive and intimate using simple techniques to build confidence with any budget.

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The Music Bed Wants Your Short Film Ideas
Aug11

The Music Bed Wants Your Short Film Ideas

What I would like to tell you about today is a new contest they are running, looking for your short film ideas. Pitch your idea of a film you want to create, and the public will vote on which films they want to see.

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