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Interview with Greg Staten on the HP DreamColor Monitor

Greg is dedicated to producing a great monitor. He’s fascinated with what his clients are doing with HP’s products, and he’s always looking for improvements.

Know Your Camera: Canon 5D MK II – Turning Your Still Camera Into a Movie Making Machine

Last year, we made a series of six educational videos with B&H to cover everything from the settings we use on the Canon 5D Mark II to the kind of lenses and equipment I recommend.

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.

HDSLR Cinematographer Starter Kit

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

Podcast on Selecting Cameras for Need for Speed

The approach to selecting cameras for Need for Speed. It’s about each camera’s unique abilities and how to use those abilities to your advantage.

Flanders CM 250 – The Lighting and Exposure Monitor of the Future

The CM 250 is a 24” OLED display that is crisp, clean and delivers beautiful blacks.

Still Lenses That Can Grace The Big Screen

On the still lens front, you have a variety of options. I am addressing this topic from a 40 foot screen digital projection perspective, not a still photography one.

Zeiss ZE primes rock. Their resolution is spectacular and they are lightweight. Their focus is a little more cinematic then…

Diffusion for the Digital Age – Using Smoke

Using the right filtration to impose a mood, create a style, encapsulate a time period or just to cream a woman’s skin can be a very powerful visual tool. The first diffusion I go to time and time again, whether it is film or HD, is smoke.

Polarizing Filters: Powerful Filmmaking Tools

My cinematography interns and I set out on a mission to showcase the many uses of a polarizing filter.

Diffusion for the Digital Age – Using Stockings

Using stockings to add a glow, a pearlescent quality, to transport you to a time period that had a sense of glamor, when movie stars were king.

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.

How Lenses Assist Storytelling: Part Three

Mr. 3000 Camera Lens Restraint. How different lenses, lighting and color help assist in storytelling.

Top 10 Hurlblog Posts of 2013

We run down our top ten most read blog posts from 2013

The Making of The Carnival Sequence from “The Last 3 Minutes”

Episode III “Carnival” was on Day two of our four day shooting schedule. This day was a very ambitious one because we had four company moves. We started at the ranch house location, moved to meadow location, then on to the main street location for the street fight.

Portable Lighting with the Rosco LitePad Kit

I am always in pursuit of new lighting technology, and this Rosco LitePad kit knocked me out with its size, versatility, color and punch.

Infusing First Person POV Into Mountain Dew GAME FUEL MW3

In mid-October, I got a call from McG to see if I was available to do a Mountain [...]

Shane Hurlbut’s Go To Lighting Package

Many of you requested information on the go to lighting package. Having a package that can do many types of lighting is the secret. Lights that can multi-task are my recipe for success.

Inspiration and Passion Create Innovation: The Big Story Behind SmallHD

The trailer for the documentary that Hurlbut Visuals produced about this forward thinking company called SmallHD, founded by Wes Phillips and Dale Backus.

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