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Giving Back: The Warrior Wedding Project

For the last two and a half months, I have been working with the amazing director Gil Cope on an incredible commercial campaign. Learn about giving back with the Warrior Wedding Project.

Many Camera Formats Strike in Waiting for Lightning

Waiting for Lightning, a documentary about pro skateboarding pioneer Danny Way, began production in 2008. Over the course of those four years, the documentary would embrace the modern evolution of camera systems to complete the project.

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.

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.

The Making of “The Last 3 Minutes”

When Shane told me he wanted to shoot behind the scenes footage of “The Last 3 Minutes” I was very excited as I had only used the 5D MKII for narrative work. I knew that using the 5D for run and gun style documentary work might be a challenge and loved the idea of diving in head first.

Announcing Shane’s Inner Circle

An Exciting New Addition to the Hurlblog Many of you have requested that I...

Zeiss: A Cinematic Journey on "Act of Valor"

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 [...]

Diffusion for the Digital Age: The Use of Glass Filtration

We demo the power of the glass filter, including the ones that I use and their wonderful benefits.

Tiffen and HV Collaborate To Make Extraordinary Images with Water White Glass

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.

Lighting Series Number 3: The Natural Look of Crazy/Beautiful

My next picture was with a director named John Stockwell. After signing onto this project I came to realize that John’s style and sensibility would change me forever as a cinematographer. We both felt this needed a fresh look: something that was…

The Power of Lighting with Just Two Lights: We Are Marshall

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.

Lighting Day Exteriors

Lighting day exteriors is as much about choosing the right time as it is about your manipulation of the daylight.

Editing “The Ticket”

By Dan Liu. As an editor, it is the best feeling knowing that you will have great material to work with. After talking with Po and Shane, I was very excited about working on The Ticket, as I knew it would have great material in spades.

We Have A Winner To Our "Where’s the 5D" Contest

The “Where’s the 5D” contest was so close that the winner Josh beat our runner up Tim by a single shot. Josh will claim his prize this Wednesday when he visits me on the set for the day.

We decided to add a runner up prize…

13 Power iPhone Apps for Filmmakers

The past 3 years have been a very exciting time to be a filmmaker with the many changes in digital [...]