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Filmmaker’s Spotlight – Tenebrae Lux
Jul09

Filmmaker’s Spotlight – Tenebrae Lux

Ryan Boran is an inspiration to the indie filmmaking community, and we want to congratulate him for getting selected for this month’s Filmmakers Spotlight.

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Part 2: Color Correction Made Easy
Jul02

Part 2: Color Correction Made Easy

Matching different lenses to save time during color correction.

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Color Correction Made Easy
Jun25

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.

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CineGear: On the Couch with Nino
Jun18

CineGear: On the Couch with Nino

Watch the “On the Couch” interview Lydia and I did with Nino Leitner at Cinegear.

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The New HP DreamColor: It’s all about the Color Space
Jun11

The New HP DreamColor: It’s all about the Color Space

With the release of the new Z27x and the Z24x monitors, we should look at what makes these babies different from the old workhorse that served as my eyes into the DSLR color space for over five years.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera: Putting It Through the Paces
Jun04

Blackmagic Cinema Camera: Putting It Through the Paces

More camera tests between the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Arri Alexa and Sony F5

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Tiffen Diffusion Filters and Steadicam
May29

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,

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Los Angeles Cinegear Meetup
May27

Los Angeles Cinegear Meetup

We would love to see you at the Los Angeles Cinegear Meetup, Saturday, June 7, 5:00 to 7:00pm.

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DP-7 Pro Set Up for Cinematic Filmmaking
May22

DP-7 Pro Set Up for Cinematic Filmmaking

The power of the SmallHD DP-7 and why I believe in it so much.

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Versatility in Filmmaking – LA Event
May20

Versatility in Filmmaking – LA Event

If you are in the Los Angeles area, don’t miss this free educational event coming up on May 31st from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, on the Saturday after Memorial Weekend.

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Vincent Laforet’s Directing Motion Tour
May16

Vincent Laforet’s Directing Motion Tour

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

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Need for Speed Lighting Breakdowns
May14

Need for Speed Lighting Breakdowns

Lighting car interiors at night. How I light, what choices I make with specific units, and why one lighting tool is selected over another.

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New York Meet Up
May13

New York Meet Up

Join us for an informal “getting to know you” meet-up with Shane Hurlbut, ASC in New York City.

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Filmmaker’s Spotlight
May07

Filmmaker’s Spotlight

From an extra, to an actor, to a runner, to a production assistant, then a camera assistant, and now as a cinematographer, James Oldham climbed the “film hierarchy” because he knew he needed to do everything and anything to get to where he wanted to be in the industry.

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Reading a Color Temp Meter: Tips and Tricks
Apr30

Reading a Color Temp Meter: Tips and Tricks

How to read a color temp meter and why it is important. I have always loved understanding the color of different lights — street lights, fluorescents in a store, neon, moonlight, etc.

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Leadership: Paramount for Filmmakers
Apr23

Leadership: Paramount for Filmmakers

All of you have been so gracious with your comments about how much I help all of you and make a difference, or changed your life in some way. This is a huge responsibility that I take very seriously. I need to set a great example. I need to do my very best, and I need to illustrate for all of you what it means to be a good leader.

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Kitting Out Your MoVI for Cinematic Capture
Apr16

Kitting Out Your MoVI for Cinematic Capture

How we’re kitting out the MōVI on Fathers and Daughters.

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Flanders CM 250 – The Lighting and Exposure Monitor of the Future
Apr03

Flanders CM 250 – The Lighting and Exposure Monitor of the Future

The CM 250 is a 24” OLED display that is crisp, clean and delivers beautiful blacks.

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Las Vegas Meet Up
Mar31

Las Vegas Meet Up

Sunday, April 6, 5:00pm-6:30pm West Wing Bar Inside the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 Join us for an informal “getting to know you” meet-up with Shane Hurlbut, ASC. The evening will be an opportunity for us to spend some time with blog readers, friends and colleagues. Although planned in conjunction with NAB, you don’t have to be an NAB registrant to attend this...

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Why Do We Want Flat Glass?
Mar27

Why Do We Want Flat Glass?

Tests with the newest Leica Summilux C lenses vs. the gold standard Cooke S4s for Fathers and Daughters.

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