We employed Technicolor’s Cinestyle on its maiden voyage. This picture style seemed to work well in [...]
I want to invite all of you to Cine Gear 2011. Hurlbut Visuals is launching our new DSLR Cinema Rentals division with new rigs and out of the box innovation.
In February of 2009, I walked through the doors of Bandito Brothers production company and I realized at that moment this very talented [...]
Why start a DSLR rental division? I have been asked this question many times. You cannot be a pioneer if you do not [...]
My last blog post was about story and not getting caught up in all the tech/gear frenzy. Now, I want to talk about [...]
This year, I had the privilege of experiencing NAB from Montreal while shooting my latest feature “KIN.”
It is so sad saying goodbye to Montreal. I love this amazing city. The crew was the [...]
In May of last year I was hired to shoot a web interactive game for Yahoo sports in the LA Coliseum. The Director Jason Zada…
When I was doing a Canon 5D film test in January of 2010, I put eight 5D’s in a line for this cool action camera array.
Prepping a movie is one of the most important tasks you have as a cinematographer. You can design the whole movie-organize, create, and schedule it in a way that is best for light.
In January of 2011, I was asked by “The Gentlemen,” Brett Snider and Billy Federighi, a very creative and humorous, directing at Bandito Brothers, to shoot a series [...]
When Stefan Ruzowitzky and I sat down to talk about the look and feel of this film he immediately showed me these Todd Hido shots. They blew my [...]
When I started to prep “Act of Valor” in April of 2009, we were using Canon glass on the first 2 days of shooting. The hot girls on deck and the interrogation scene [...]
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When John Stockwell asked me to do a film set in the Bahamas about sunken treasure, greed, fun, and really hot chicks I was in. I had never done a movie on the water.
One week ago I was slated to do two amazing car commercials for the Bandito Brothers, one for Yokohama and the other for Hot Wheels. The spots both had a very unique style and approach. One would be shot with our hybrid 35mm motion picture film and [...]
Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent Where’s the 5d Contest II – “For Us All”. We receive 153 entries for the contest. There are a lot of [...]
Every rig that I have in our Hurlbut Visuals HDSLR rental division is Redrock Micro. Why, when there are so many rigs out there to choose from? Brian Valente and I go way back – back to March 2009 in fact – right when this whole DSLR revolution was just getting started.
This 60: commercial was filmed over 5 weeks on 3 continents. My Elite Team members and I brought to life a public service announcement for the Marine Corp that humanizes the warrior. Three and four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan have weighed on the American public. The concept is a story called FOR US ALL[...]
Congratulations to Kevin Otterness – Director, Cinematographer, and Editor at www.posthousepictures.com, and winner of the HurlBlog RedRock Micro ManCam contest. How did you feel when you found out you won the HV ManCam contest? I was very surprised to see that I won the HV ManCam! I have never won anything in my entire life. I think it’s great to see other filmmakers like Shane Hurlbut himself, acknowledging and...