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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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PRO NIGHT: HDSLR Filmmaking with Jacob Rosenberg this Thursday, May 26, 2011
May24

PRO NIGHT: HDSLR Filmmaking with Jacob Rosenberg this Thursday, May 26, 2011

In February of 2009, I walked through the doors of Bandito Brothers production company and I realized at that moment this very talented […]

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Cinematography Trainee Opportunity with Hurlbut Visuals
May20

Cinematography Trainee Opportunity with Hurlbut Visuals

Why start a DSLR rental division? I have been asked this question many times. You cannot be a pioneer if you do not […]

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The Story is What Matters
Apr29

The Story is What Matters

This year, I had the privilege of experiencing NAB from Montreal while shooting my latest feature “KIN.”

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What’s Your Medium? by Elite Team Member Bodie Orman
Apr18

What’s Your Medium? by Elite Team Member Bodie Orman

You are going to Dubai to shoot a motorcycle race that will require mobility and high speed.

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9 5Ds Capture The Power of a Shot on Goal for Yahoo Sports (WORLD CUP) 2010
Apr08

9 5Ds Capture The Power of a Shot on Goal for Yahoo Sports (WORLD CUP) 2010

In May of last year I was hired to shoot a web interactive game for Yahoo sports in the LA Coliseum. The Director Jason Zada…

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Prepping Deadfall
Feb09

Prepping Deadfall

One week ago I was slated to do two amazing car commercials for the Bandito Brothers, one for Yokohama and the other for Hot Wheels. The spots both had a very unique style and approach. One would be shot with our hybrid 35mm motion picture film and […]

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