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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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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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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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How Do I Create Ideas for Feature Films?
Feb11

How Do I Create Ideas for Feature Films?

How do I create? … Like a 5 year old. Try new things. Be selective. You have to follow your heart and believe in your ability and the longevity of your career.

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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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The Power of a Stuntman in Need for Speed: No CGI Required
Jan15

The Power of a Stuntman in Need for Speed: No CGI Required

Need for Speed photography was done practically without the existence of CGI cars, planes, helicopters or virtual worlds and done with an elite group of professional drivers and extreme risk takers that put you in the driver seat at 180mph.

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Hurl World Podcast
Dec23

Hurl World Podcast

This podcast covers how we put you in the driver’s seat at 180mph on Need for Speed, plus more on my experience and career.

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Flipping The Traditional Documentary Model on Its Ear: Stillmotion #standwithme
Dec06

Flipping The Traditional Documentary Model on Its Ear: Stillmotion #standwithme

Patrick Moreau and the entire Stillmotion team have an amazing project that we would like to share with you. Their hope with #standwithme was to blur the lines of traditional documentary storytelling.

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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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The Responsibility of Being a Filmmaker
Sep25

The Responsibility of Being a Filmmaker

My suggestion to all of you is to continue to educate yourself. Become a responsible filmmaker who will take the time to understand WHY – because this is what it is all about.

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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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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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DSLR Cinema: Crafting the Film Look with Large Sensor Video Cameras
Aug02

DSLR Cinema: Crafting the Film Look with Large Sensor Video Cameras

This week’s post will focus on the subject of DSLR cinema and a fantastic resource known by the same name – DSLR Cinema: Crafting the Film Look with Large Sensor Video Cameras.

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