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Las Vegas Meet Up
Mar31

Las Vegas Meet Up

Sunday, April 6, 5:00pm-6:30pm West Wing Bar Inside the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 Join us for an informal “getting to know you” meet-up with Shane Hurlbut, ASC. The evening will be an opportunity for us to spend some time with blog readers, friends and colleagues. Although planned in conjunction with NAB, you don’t have to be an NAB registrant to attend this...

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Filmmaker’s Spotlight – A One Man Band
Mar19

Filmmaker’s Spotlight – A One Man Band

Meet Raphael Rogers, once a graphic designer from Michigan who took off for LA to bring more life and opportunities to his career.

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How Do I Create Ideas for Feature Films?
Feb11

How Do I Create Ideas for Feature Films?

How do I create? … Like a 5 year old. Try new things. Be selective. You have to follow your heart and believe in your ability and the longevity of your career.

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Sony PROduction Awards 2014
Jan31

Sony PROduction Awards 2014

I’m really pleased to be a judge for the 2014 Sony PROduction Awards.

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Great Storytelling for Filmmakers from the Stillmotion Team
Jan28

Great Storytelling for Filmmakers from the Stillmotion Team

Whether you have very little experience or consider yourself intermediate or advanced, the educational tour that Patrick Moreau is running is a HOME RUN!

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A New Zealand Filmmaker Showcased for the Hurlbut Visuals Filmmaker’s Spotlight
Jan08

A New Zealand Filmmaker Showcased for the Hurlbut Visuals Filmmaker’s Spotlight

Meet Andrew Stroud, a filmmaker from New Zealand.

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Top 10 Hurlblog Posts of 2013
Jan02

Top 10 Hurlblog Posts of 2013

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

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Hurl World Podcast
Dec23

Hurl World Podcast

This podcast covers how we put you in the driver’s seat at 180mph on Need for Speed, plus more on my experience and career.

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7 Books That Will Enhance Your Creativity As a Cinematographer
Dec04

7 Books That Will Enhance Your Creativity As a Cinematographer

These seven books take you on my creative inspirational journey. The written word was added to my tool box and this is when my creativity expanded exponentially.

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Showcase YOUR work: Filmmaker’s Spotlight
Nov07

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.

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The Responsibility of Being a Filmmaker
Sep25

The Responsibility of Being a Filmmaker

My suggestion to all of you is to continue to educate yourself. Become a responsible filmmaker who will take the time to understand WHY – because this is what it is all about.

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Win a Reel Review with Shane Hurlbut, ASC
Sep13

Win a Reel Review with Shane Hurlbut, ASC

To celebrate the launch of the new Hurlblog design, it’s time for a giveaway! One winner will receive a personal reel review from me.

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DSLR Cinema: Crafting the Film Look with Large Sensor Video Cameras
Aug02

DSLR Cinema: Crafting the Film Look with Large Sensor Video Cameras

This week’s post will focus on the subject of DSLR cinema and a fantastic resource known by the same name – DSLR Cinema: Crafting the Film Look with Large Sensor Video Cameras.

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The Need for Alligator Skin: Learning How to Lead
Jul03

The Need for Alligator Skin: Learning How to Lead

Get out there and start to form that skin. Being sensitive is a strength and a weakness. Finding the right level of each is the hard part and you will find that balance.

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How Lenses Assist Storytelling: Part Three
Jun20

How Lenses Assist Storytelling: Part Three

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

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How Lenses Assist Storytelling: Part Two
Jun12

How Lenses Assist Storytelling: Part Two

How using different focal lengths can help assist character development in new ways. It is the cinematographer’s job to assist in the character arc process.

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How Lenses Assist in Storytelling
May29

How Lenses Assist in Storytelling

The lens’ traits can help tell your story. The look and feel of lenses, their characteristics of color and contrast rendition, are all relevant factors.

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Camera Motion for Filmmakers
Apr24

Camera Motion for Filmmakers

The Why, The Where and The When to Move the Camera: Using a Dolly on Mr. 3000

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Hurlbut Returns Podcast
Mar14

Hurlbut Returns Podcast

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.

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The Power of a Short and Sweet Demo Reel
Mar06

The Power of a Short and Sweet Demo Reel

Demo reel scrutiny. You want to show everything, but short and sweet is simply the best advice I can give you.

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