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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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Submit Your Podcast Questions
Aug07

Submit Your Podcast Questions

Here is the place where you can ask me anything for the monthly podcast.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera: The Perfect Training Ground for Cinematographers
Aug06

Blackmagic Cinema Camera: The Perfect Training Ground for Cinematographers

The similarities of 16mm film and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC) and why it is a great training ground for cinematographers.

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The Power of Shaping Light
Aug06

The Power of Shaping Light

If a window is within the reach of a light stand or a condor, you can blast light through it, whether it be natural light or hard or soft light that you create.

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Announcing Shane’s Inner Circle
Jul30

Announcing Shane’s Inner Circle

An Exciting New Addition to the Hurlblog Many of you have requested that I create more – more in depth tests, more theory, more gear reviews, more answers and solutions for on-set problems, more access to the thought process behind my decisions, more immediacy and more direct access to me. We are listening to your requests! So, I ask you a question… Are you passionate about filmmaking? You know that I am. I have been committed to...

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GoPro: The Little Ideas That Make Them Great
Jul30

GoPro: The Little Ideas That Make Them Great

We have not seen much of the GoPro imagery where it replaces the job of a more expensive camera. That is what we will stress in this post – the small things that create the biggest impact.

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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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