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Accessorizing Your 1DC for Cinematic Capture: Part 2
Dec18

Accessorizing Your 1DC for Cinematic Capture: Part 2

This week our focus is on adding the little bits that energize video village and make the Canon 1DC focus puller friendly.

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Accessorizing Your 1DC for Cinematic Capture
Dec11

Accessorizing Your 1DC for Cinematic Capture

The accessorizing required to turn your Canon 1DC into a Movie Making Machine.

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7 Books That Will Enhance Your Creativity As a Cinematographer
Dec04

7 Books That Will Enhance Your Creativity As a Cinematographer

These seven books take you on my creative inspirational journey. The written word was added to my tool box and this is when my creativity expanded exponentially.

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Adapting Your Canon Arsenal with Duclos
Nov21

Adapting Your Canon Arsenal with Duclos

The Multi-Mount is a modification process developed by Duclos Lenses that offers a variety of mounts to be swapped on a given lens.

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Red Epic vs. Canon C500
Nov13

Red Epic vs. Canon C500

These extensive tests between the Red Epic and the Canon C500 were conducted over three days with seven other cameras.

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Showcase YOUR work: Filmmaker’s Spotlight
Nov07

Showcase YOUR work: Filmmaker’s Spotlight

Many of you have asked for feedback on your latest work of art. Here is your opportunity. We are now launching the HV Filmmaker’s Spotlight.

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Arri Alexa  vs. Canon C500 Part 2
Oct30

Arri Alexa vs. Canon C500 Part 2

This week we take you through Canon C500 and Arri Alexa tests of IR Filtration, Interior Latitude, Night ISO, and Night Driving.

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Arri Alexa vs. Canon C500
Oct24

Arri Alexa vs. Canon C500

Here is the first of a three part series on the Arri Alexa vs. the Canon C500 in camera tests for Need for Speed.

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How to Set Up Menus for Cinematic Capture on the Canon 1DC
Oct10

How to Set Up Menus for Cinematic Capture on the Canon 1DC

Shane’s suggested menu settings for using the Canon 1DC as a cinematic movie maker.

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HDSLR Workflow and Etiquette
Oct02

HDSLR Workflow and Etiquette

This is the workflow and etiquette that is tried and tested and that I use on all of my commercials, features and music videos.

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The Responsibility of Being a Filmmaker
Sep25

The Responsibility of Being a Filmmaker

My suggestion to all of you is to continue to educate yourself. Become a responsible filmmaker who will take the time to understand WHY – because this is what it is all about.

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Using Color Correction Gels with New Digital Cameras
Sep18

Using Color Correction Gels with New Digital Cameras

Color correction gels can be used many ways, but what I will discuss is how to use them in subtle ways to create color contrast with the new digital sensors.

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Win a Reel Review with Shane Hurlbut, ASC
Sep13

Win a Reel Review with Shane Hurlbut, ASC

To celebrate the launch of the new Hurlblog design, it’s time for a giveaway! One winner will receive a personal reel review from me.

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The Buzz About Plasma Light Tech: Hive Lighting
Sep06

The Buzz About Plasma Light Tech: Hive Lighting

A few weeks ago, I shot a run and gun style web series and the generous team over at Hive Lighting gave me one of their units to demo. Plasma light technology is pretty incredible.

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The New Hurlblog Look
Sep04

The New Hurlblog Look

Welcome to the redesigned Hurlblog. It is our passion to create original content and educate filmmakers globally, with innovative and practical filmmaking knowledge.

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Blackmagic Special Offer
Aug30

Blackmagic Special Offer

http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagiccinemacamera

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Creating a Level of Intensity with Internal Camera Settings
Aug22

Creating a Level of Intensity with Internal Camera Settings

Shutter angle is an important story-telling tool. As a Director of Photography, I love this technique and wanted to show you how I have used it to assist in the character’s emotional arc.

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My Go To Lighting Package Part Two: The Basics
Aug15

My Go To Lighting Package Part Two: The Basics

When you have a small team to tell your story, you need to find lights that do many things and provide many color temps. You need some that can focus and ones that are a broad source.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera Tests
Aug07

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Tests

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.

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HDSLR Cinematographer Starter Kit
Jul31

HDSLR Cinematographer Starter Kit

Shane Hurlbut, ASC discusses what you need to work on the HDSLR platform.

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