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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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Educational Event for Filmmakers in LA
Feb19

Educational Event for Filmmakers in LA

I’ll be speaking Saturday, February 23 at 1:00pm in San Fernando with insider information on getting the best out of the new 4K Canon arsenal, Canon 1DC tests, post workflow and etiquette — how the elite team rolls out.

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American Cinematographer Podcast on Shooting Deadfall
Jan15

American Cinematographer Podcast on Shooting Deadfall

American Cinematographer recently produced a podcast about shooting Deadfall — “going inside the visual landscape of a suspense filled winter wonderland.”

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Hurlbut’s Visuals Podcast
Dec20

Hurlbut’s Visuals Podcast

The NeedCreative Podcast is an online radio show that covers topics related to creativity. I had the privilege of being the guest of co-hosts Paul Antico and Jason Sidelinger from Anticipate Media to discuss my history and experiences in the film industry.

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Creating a Beauty Light with a Book Light
Nov15

Creating a Beauty Light with a Book Light

My Book Light tutorial on how to build it and why it is so useful. Plus, how I got started in this business.

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Cinematography Education: Upcoming Events in NYC and Austin
Nov07

Cinematography Education: Upcoming Events in NYC and Austin

As cinematographers, our storytelling camera tools change on a monthly basis, and trying to keep up with all of this is a daunting task. However, the two core tools of storytelling that never change are light and composition.

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Collaborative Workflow Event in LA
Oct15

Collaborative Workflow Event in LA

When Neil Smith, the founder and owner of Hollywood DI, asked us to participate in their Open House event on October 20th in West Hollywood, we were happy to collaborate.

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Educational Resource Books for Cinematography
Oct11

Educational Resource Books for Cinematography

Many people have approached me with questions about books that have inspired me as a filmmaker. We have compiled a list of valuable resources for you to use to expand your scope and vision.

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The KNOW Tour by StillMotion
Sep24

The KNOW Tour by StillMotion

In the winter of 2012, I had the amazing opportunity to teach side by side with a gifted storyteller. Patrick Moreau and I were both speaking for Canon, educating about how we were similar (filmmakers and storytellers) and different in our unique approaches.

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The Importance of Camera Tests
Sep20

The Importance of Camera Tests

We have so many new digital tools at our disposal that you cannot just pick them up and start shooting with them. Treat your new digital camera like a new film emulsion that needs testing.

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Giving Back: Upcoming Events in Toronto and Santa Monica
Sep12

Giving Back: Upcoming Events in Toronto and Santa Monica

Shane and I and our entire team make it a priority to give back to filmmakers, our local communities, and others worldwide who may benefit from our time and expertise. Upcoming events in Toronto and Santa Monica.

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Storytelling Through Composition Part 2
Aug29

Storytelling Through Composition Part 2

I wanted to thank you all for the huge response on part one of Storytelling Through Composition. Now we move into the tighter side of framing.

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Storytelling through Composition
Aug24

Storytelling through Composition

Many of you have expressed an interest in composition: what makes a good frame or a bad one. There are a few classic frames that I customize to give them flare. I think this will help all of you find your compositional voice.

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Social Media for Filmmakers
Mar16

Social Media for Filmmakers

“Find us on Facebook.” “Follow me on Twitter.” We see social media everywhere these days and rightly so. Tools like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+ and more can help small businesses, one man shops, and large brands grow and expand their contacts with clients and customers. This includes filmmakers. The opportunities are great for both raising funds online and for distributing your work.

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About Sundance Film Festival: Why It Matters
Jan27

About Sundance Film Festival: Why It Matters

The pilgrimage to a small town in the Utah mountains has been going on for years. With creativity and wonderful storytelling, the Sundance Film Festival has [...]

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Top 10 Hurlblog Posts of 2011
Jan13

Top 10 Hurlblog Posts of 2011

We had a great 2011 and 2012 is already delivering exciting projects. “Act of Valor” directed by Scott Waugh and Mike McCoy will be in over

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Help Us Make the Hurlblog Better in 2012 – And Receive a 20% Off DSLR Rentals Coupon
Nov19

Help Us Make the Hurlblog Better in 2012 – And Receive a 20% Off DSLR Rentals Coupon

Hurlblog Collaborators, It is that time of year again. We want to improve the HURLBLOG with more comprehensive content [...]

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The Importance of Being Mobile
Oct14

The Importance of Being Mobile

“Have a safe flight. Someone from production will pick you up.” How many strange [...]

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Shaping the Hurlblog Based on Your Opinion and Feedback
Jun27

Shaping the Hurlblog Based on Your Opinion and Feedback

Hello all co-collaborators.  We want to energize the HURLBLOG [...]

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What Makes a Great Reel?
Jun14

What Makes a Great Reel?

A reel is your creative expression and a very powerful tool to showcase unique talent.

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