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Kitting Out Your MoVI for Cinematic Capture
Apr16

Kitting Out Your MoVI for Cinematic Capture

How we’re kitting out the MōVI on Fathers and Daughters.

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Flanders CM 250 – The Lighting and Exposure Monitor of the Future
Apr03

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.

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Need For Speed: Innovation, Gear and Cinematography
Mar13

Need For Speed: Innovation, Gear and Cinematography

This post give you insight into how we pulled everything off. Need for Speed was shot on four different camera sensors.

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Turning Your GoPro Hero 3 into a Cinematic Movie Making Machine
Mar06

Turning Your GoPro Hero 3 into a Cinematic Movie Making Machine

We tested the GoPro Hero 3 and figured out what it would do best, which was immerse an audience like never before.

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Canon C500 vs. Film Camera Test
Feb28

Canon C500 vs. Film Camera Test

The Need for Speed camera test comparisons continue, with the Canon C500 vs. 35mm Kodak film stock.

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Here’s the GoPro in the Need for Speed Trailer
Feb24

Here’s the GoPro in the Need for Speed Trailer

Thanks so much to everyone who gave it a shot and entered our Where’s the GoPro in the Need for Speed Trailer? contest. It wasn’t easy, but eight of you correctly answered all of the trivia questions and uploaded the two correct screenshots

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Shane’s Gear Bag
Feb14

Shane’s Gear Bag

I have been asked by many of our readers to share details regarding my personal Gear Bag. I use a vast array of tools to be able to tell all types of stories. I wanted to break it down with detail.

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Contest – Where’s the GoPro in Need for Speed?
Feb04

Contest – Where’s the GoPro in Need for Speed?

Find the GoPro Hero 3 shots in the new Need for Speed SuperBowl Trailer and enter to win.

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Accessorizing Your 1DC for Cinematic Capture: Part 2
Dec18

Accessorizing Your 1DC for Cinematic Capture: Part 2

This week our focus is on adding the little bits that energize video village and make the Canon 1DC focus puller friendly.

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Accessorizing Your 1DC for Cinematic Capture
Dec11

Accessorizing Your 1DC for Cinematic Capture

The accessorizing required to turn your Canon 1DC into a Movie Making Machine.

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Red Epic vs. Canon C500
Nov13

Red Epic vs. Canon C500

These extensive tests between the Red Epic and the Canon C500 were conducted over three days with seven other cameras.

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Arri Alexa  vs. Canon C500 Part 2
Oct30

Arri Alexa vs. Canon C500 Part 2

This week we take you through Canon C500 and Arri Alexa tests of IR Filtration, Interior Latitude, Night ISO, and Night Driving.

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Arri Alexa vs. Canon C500
Oct24

Arri Alexa vs. Canon C500

Here is the first of a three part series on the Arri Alexa vs. the Canon C500 in camera tests for Need for Speed.

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How to Set Up Menus for Cinematic Capture on the Canon 1DC
Oct10

How to Set Up Menus for Cinematic Capture on the Canon 1DC

Shane’s suggested menu settings for using the Canon 1DC as a cinematic movie maker.

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Creating a Level of Intensity with Internal Camera Settings
Aug22

Creating a Level of Intensity with Internal Camera Settings

Shutter angle is an important story-telling tool. As a Director of Photography, I love this technique and wanted to show you how I have used it to assist in the character’s emotional arc.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera Tests
Aug07

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Tests

With the price decrease on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, new functions, firmware upgrades and the anticipated delivery of the Pocket Cam, I thought it would be perfect timing to run more of the tests that I did for Need for Speed.

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HDSLR Cinematographer Starter Kit
Jul31

HDSLR Cinematographer Starter Kit

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

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Using a Crane: Educating your Audience on Geography & the Art of Discovery
Jul24

Using a Crane: Educating your Audience on Geography & the Art of Discovery

Crane moves can give you scope, geography and the sense of discovery. Understand why you are doing it first, not just because it looks cool.

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Podcast on Selecting Cameras for Need for Speed
Apr30

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.

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Inovativ Carts on a Game of Thrones Promo
Apr12

Inovativ Carts on a Game of Thrones Promo

Recently, I shot a promo for HBO’s enthralling television series “Game of Thrones” and had the opportunity to put the Inovativ Echo cart through its paces in a real set environment.

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