Tests with the newest Leica Summilux C lenses vs. the gold standard Cooke S4s for Fathers and Daughters.
Welcome to the Hurlbut Visuals Blackmagic Cinema Camera Tiffen Variable ND test.
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.
The Multi-Mount is a modification process developed by Duclos Lenses that offers a variety of mounts to be swapped on a given lens.
Color correction gels can be used many ways, but what I will discuss is how to use them in subtle ways to create color contrast with the new digital sensors.
Mr. 3000 Camera Lens Restraint. How different lenses, lighting and color help assist in storytelling.
How using different focal lengths can help assist character development in new ways. It is the cinematographer’s job to assist in the character arc process.
The lens’ traits can help tell your story. The look and feel of lenses, their characteristics of color and contrast rendition, are all relevant factors.
Shane Hurlbut, ASC discusses lenses and the challenges of working with a still lens.
The Rosco View has increased my speed on location tenfold. Innovation, creation. I love what I do.
My cinematography interns and I set out on a mission to showcase the many uses of a polarizing filter.
I love shooting commercials that make a difference and give back to local communities. Hurlbut Visuals recently collaborated with Vaughn Wedeen Kuhn to lens the next set of Department of Transportation spots for New Mexico.
We demo the power of the glass filter, including the ones that I use and their wonderful benefits.
Using stockings to add a glow, a pearlescent quality, to transport you to a time period that had a sense of glamor, when movie stars were king.
Using the right filtration to impose a mood, create a style, encapsulate a time period or just to cream a woman’s skin can be a very powerful visual tool. The first diffusion I go to time and time again, whether it is film or HD, is smoke.
Let’s look at how the crash cam world has changed because of the Canon 5D. It has replaced the eyemo that used to be a clapper of a 35 or 16mm with bad lenses. It could be blown up, bashed into, driven over, or you could even have a car land right on it.
In November of last year I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Steve Tiffen of the Tiffen Company [...]
Part of being a cinematography intern is not only knowing all the gear, but how it can be used to enhance your visual story telling. The characteristics of a lens can infuse a mood, a style, etc. Being obsessed in the subtleties is key. Shane encourages us to use all our tools and test them in the line of fire. We have been using Canon, Leica, and Zeiss lenses but haven’t had the chance to compare them all side by side.
Hurlbut Visuals is excited to introduce the Hurlbut Visuals Blog Interview Series.
When I was doing a Canon 5D film test in January of 2010, I put eight 5D’s in a line for this cool action camera array.