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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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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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Turning the Blackmagic Cinema Camera into a Movie Making Machine
Feb22

Turning the Blackmagic Cinema Camera into a Movie Making Machine

Blackmagic graciously supplied a camera for testing. We pushed and pulled this baby to see when it would break as well as where it excelled.

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Using Color Temp to Create Depth and Dimension with your HD Video
Feb13

Using Color Temp to Create Depth and Dimension with your HD Video

Lighting so that you can tell your stories with realism and accurate color temp.

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Digital Cinematography vs Film: Tides are Turning
Feb06

Digital Cinematography vs Film: Tides are Turning

As I embark on a long creative, exciting journey on Need for Speed with DreamWorks, I wanted to share some of my most recent findings from a five day camera test that pushed every camera to its breaking point.

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Canon 1DC Camera Tests Outside the Studio
Jan23

Canon 1DC Camera Tests Outside the Studio

How important it is to take your camera tests out of the studio and on to location. You want to see how your camera’s emulsion handles highlights, hot skies, night exteriors and night interiors.

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