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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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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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