Lighting day exteriors is as much about choosing the right time as it is about your manipulation of the daylight.
Many say that the light meter is dead with digital. I disagree. It is the only tool that you have in your box that can measure what you love.
I joined the NeedCreative Podcast again this week. We talked about the art and science of cinematography and then did a mini-workshop. I go into story scenarios and how I would light and lens them.
Lighting so that you can tell your stories with realism and accurate color temp.
The trailer for the documentary that Hurlbut Visuals produced about this forward thinking company called SmallHD, founded by Wes Phillips and Dale Backus.
My Book Light tutorial on how to build it and why it is so useful. Plus, how I got started in this business.
What I think about when I am blocking a scene and my preferences on how to work from the master to the close-up.
From 1991-1996, I had the unique opportunity to work with one of the most talented still photographers of the 20th Century. Not only was Herb Ritts a great artist, he was also an amazing human being.
Working with less is how I like to light. On We Are Marshall, I challenged myself and my team to think about how we could light a major night exterior in the rain with just two lights.
How to create DIY fire light to shape and manicure available light and make the ordinary look extraordinary.
I am always in pursuit of new lighting technology, and this Rosco LitePad kit knocked me out with its size, versatility, color and punch.
On The Ticket, the lighting was a challenge because we used natural, available light and shaped it. I turned lights off, then added accent lights to bring out the depth of a location.
The current spot was for El Pollo Loco, and the concept was a very action oriented camera, with snap zooms and quick handheld push ins and pull outs. I thought the Canon C300 would be the perfect camera for this job, lightweight and maneuverable.
The new wave of Large sensor cameras with their high ISO range and light sensitivity are changing the way cinematographers [...]
A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about my lighting package that looked like an aisle inside
In mid-October, I got a call from McG to see if I was available to do a Mountain [...]
Meet the Cinematography Intern DREAM TEAM by Shane Hurlbut The Cinematography Internship Program was an educational labor of love for Hurlbut Visuals for the 2010-2011 year. It has been our way of educating and inspiring young filmmakers. The goal was to create a variety of hands on immersive experiences: shooting, lighting, theory, and storytelling, Let’s [...]
After my blog post about lighting from your local hardware store, I wanted to take it one step further [...]
The exciting thing about the Arri Alexa, F-3 and the new wave of DSLR’s is their high ISO range to minimum [...]
Freider Hochheim continues the conversation about the direction and future of Kino Flo.