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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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Jose M. De Los Angeles, Superstar Intern
Feb05

Jose M. De Los Angeles, Superstar Intern

Once in a while in life, you meet someone who impresses you beyond your greatest expectations! We had that experience recently and wanted to share it with you.

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Marines Contest Winners Andrea Cecchini and Martin Guitar – Where’s the 5D II, “For Us All”
Feb03

Marines Contest Winners Andrea Cecchini and Martin Guitar – Where’s the 5D II, “For Us All”

Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent Where’s the 5d Contest II – “For Us All”. We receive 153 entries for the contest. There are a lot of [...]

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The New HurlBlog
Jan10

The New HurlBlog

  Hurlbut Visuals Mission Statement Hurlbut Visuals was created by Lydia and Shane Hurlbut, ASC to educate and inspire one filmmaker at a time. It began as a way for Shane to share his many years of experience as a filmmaker, his pioneering spirit with new cutting-edge technologies and practical product knowledge on both commercial and feature films. Through the creation of original content, Shane and the Elite Team test new...

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CHANGE IS COMING
Jan07

CHANGE IS COMING

To give back to a community that has been gracious, creative, generous, inventive, inspiring and passionate, we have created a new look for the HurlBlog to help fuel this revolution. The new iteration of the HurlBlog will launch next week – stay tuned.

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