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Part 2: Color Correction Made Easy
Jul02

Part 2: Color Correction Made Easy

Matching different lenses to save time during color correction.

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Tiffen Diffusion Filters and Steadicam
May29

Tiffen Diffusion Filters and Steadicam

Tiffen has introduced a whole new line of filters for digital sensors and have shot a very in-depth 4K test that premiered at NAB this year,

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Why Do We Want Flat Glass?
Mar27

Why Do We Want Flat Glass?

Tests with the newest Leica Summilux C lenses vs. the gold standard Cooke S4s for Fathers and Daughters.

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Tiffen Vari IRND Brings Cinematic Look to the BMCC
Feb20

Tiffen Vari IRND Brings Cinematic Look to the BMCC

Welcome to the Hurlbut Visuals Blackmagic Cinema Camera Tiffen Variable ND test.

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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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Adapting Your Canon Arsenal with Duclos
Nov21

Adapting Your Canon Arsenal with Duclos

The Multi-Mount is a modification process developed by Duclos Lenses that offers a variety of mounts to be swapped on a given lens.

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Using Color Correction Gels with New Digital Cameras
Sep18

Using Color Correction Gels with New Digital Cameras

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.

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How Lenses Assist Storytelling: Part Three
Jun20

How Lenses Assist Storytelling: Part Three

Mr. 3000 Camera Lens Restraint. How different lenses, lighting and color help assist in storytelling.

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How Lenses Assist Storytelling: Part Two
Jun12

How Lenses Assist Storytelling: Part Two

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.

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How Lenses Assist in Storytelling
May29

How Lenses Assist in Storytelling

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.

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HDSLR Challenges: Working With a Still Lens
Jan03

HDSLR Challenges: Working With a Still Lens

Shane Hurlbut, ASC discusses lenses and the challenges of working with a still lens.

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Rosco View: New Frontier Tools
Sep27

Rosco View: New Frontier Tools

The Rosco View has increased my speed on location tenfold. Innovation, creation. I love what I do.

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Polarizing Filters: Powerful Filmmaking Tools
Aug16

Polarizing Filters: Powerful Filmmaking Tools

My cinematography interns and I set out on a mission to showcase the many uses of a polarizing filter.

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Mixing Formats: Arri Alexa, Canon 5D and C300 on a New Mexico DOT Spot
Jul20

Mixing Formats: Arri Alexa, Canon 5D and C300 on a New Mexico DOT Spot

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.

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Diffusion for the Digital Age: The Use of Glass Filtration
Jun11

Diffusion for the Digital Age: The Use of Glass Filtration

We demo the power of the glass filter, including the ones that I use and their wonderful benefits.

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Diffusion for the Digital Age – Using Stockings
May25

Diffusion for the Digital Age – Using Stockings

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.

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Diffusion for the Digital Age – Using Smoke
May11

Diffusion for the Digital Age – Using Smoke

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.

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Crash Cam: Filmmaking Inside the Box
Mar15

Crash Cam: Filmmaking Inside the Box

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.

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Steve Tiffen of Tiffen Filters Hurlblog Interview: The Tiffen Company
Feb08

Steve Tiffen of Tiffen Filters Hurlblog Interview: The Tiffen Company

In November of last year I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Steve Tiffen of the Tiffen Company [...]

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Lens Test with Zeiss ZE and CP2s, Canon L Series and Leica R Glass
Dec23

Lens Test with Zeiss ZE and CP2s, Canon L Series and Leica R Glass

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.

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