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.
Podcast #1, answering your questions. These are more general questions and how to get started in the business.
The combination of the MoVI, Canon C500, aerial drones and Leica glass was a slam dunk on this Acura commercial.
I spoke at “Adobe Tips and Flicks” in 2012 about “out of the box” filmmaking with the Canon 5D MkII on Act of Valor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is the place where you can ask me anything for the monthly podcast.
The similarities of 16mm film and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC) and why it is a great training ground for cinematographers.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Matching different lenses to save time during color correction.
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.
Watch the “On the Couch” interview Lydia and I did with Nino Leitner at Cinegear.
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.
More camera tests between the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Arri Alexa and Sony F5