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BTS on the Keith Urban "Act of Valor" Music Video
Mar09

BTS on the Keith Urban "Act of Valor" Music Video

When director Scott Waugh called me to shoot the video for the “Act Of Valor” credit crawl song “For You” by Keith Urban, I was excited to have the opportunity to get the whole Elite Team back together. It was equally exciting to hear Keith’s amazing song, which supported the story perfectly.

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Act of Valor In-Theater Q&A Session
Mar07

Act of Valor In-Theater Q&A Session

We were in LA on February 25th for a screening of Act of Valor, followed by a panel discussion organized by Barry Anderson. Our friends from planet5D filmed the event, and we are embedding that video below.

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Shooting Act of Valor Q & A
Mar05

Shooting Act of Valor Q & A

We’ve had a ton of questions via Twitter, Facebook and the hurlblog about shooting Act of Valor, so I thought I would share them in a Q&A format. Thanks so much to everyone for your support and kind words about the film!

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Act of Valor: Reinventing the Action Genre
Feb22

Act of Valor: Reinventing the Action Genre

When Scotty Waugh and Mike “Mouse” McCoy, the incredible directing team at Bandito Brothers, asked me to shoot Act of Valor, I was excited, especially after listening to their unique vision for the making of this movie. I was ALL IN. The idea of reinventing the action genre was our mantra. To be able to immerse an audience in a 3D experience that was shot 2D; to capture POVs that felt like you were in an intense first person shooter video game; to move a 2.5 lb camera in ways that you have never seen before. These were the ideas that started to swirl in my head after our initial meeting.

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Tweet Up for Act of Valor on Saturday, February 25 in LA
Feb20

Tweet Up for Act of Valor on Saturday, February 25 in LA

I wanted to make all of you aware of a Tweet Up for Act of Valor. It will take place on Saturday, February 25th at the following location:
Regal LA LIVE Stadium 14
1000 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
5:10pm – Act of Valor begins
7:00pm – Act of Valor TweetUp and In-Theater Q&A with Mouse McCoy & Shane Hurlbut

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Director/Cameraman Package for Scouting Locations + Scouting Apps
Feb02

Director/Cameraman Package for Scouting Locations + Scouting Apps

Since the invention of the Canon 5D, it has taken scouting to a whole new level and preparing that package that allows you can take advantage of serendipitous moments, lightning in a bottle so to speak, is essential.

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13 Power iPhone Apps for Filmmakers
Jan05

13 Power iPhone Apps for Filmmakers

The past 3 years have been a very exciting time to be a filmmaker with the many changes in digital […]

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Lighting with Home Depot Lights: Part 2
Dec16

Lighting with Home Depot Lights: Part 2

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about my lighting package that looked like an aisle inside

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Infusing First Person POV Into Mountain Dew GAME FUEL MW3
Dec07

Infusing First Person POV Into Mountain Dew GAME FUEL MW3

In mid-October, I got a call from McG to see if I was available to do a Mountain […]

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Building the Perfect Key Light
Nov11

Building the Perfect Key Light

After my blog post about lighting from your local hardware store, I wanted to take it one step further […]

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Lighting Basics: Going With What is Available
Nov05

Lighting Basics: Going With What is Available

The exciting thing about the Arri Alexa, F-3 and the new wave of DSLR’s is their high ISO range to minimum […]

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One Day, 197 Set ups, 12 Shooters & 9 Navy SEALs to bring Jeep COD (Call of Duty) Ride Experience to Life
Oct20

One Day, 197 Set ups, 12 Shooters & 9 Navy SEALs to bring Jeep COD (Call of Duty) Ride Experience to Life

When I was a kid, I had a fascination with Halloween. Our son, Myles, has inherited this same […]

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The Importance of Being Mobile
Oct14

The Importance of Being Mobile

“Have a safe flight. Someone from production will pick you up.” How many strange […]

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It Came from Above – Shooting a Documentary in the Field
Sep16

It Came from Above – Shooting a Documentary in the Field

This summer, my phone rang and my friend, Erica Tremblay, was on the other end of the […]

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"Sports Authority" with the The Kessler V3 Crane and Revolution Head
Sep06

"Sports Authority" with the The Kessler V3 Crane and Revolution Head

When director Peter Odiorne asked me to shoot Sports Authority “Shoe,” the […]

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Dark Energy: Lightning in a Bottle for the HDSLR Revolution
Aug06

Dark Energy: Lightning in a Bottle for the HDSLR Revolution

Over the last 6 months, I have been under a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with a company out of […]

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Lighting Basics Series I:  Where to place your KEY LIGHT
Jul08

Lighting Basics Series I: Where to place your KEY LIGHT

One of the most popular requests was for lighting instruction. In the HD world and film, lighting is king. Knowing how to light and not just rely on available light is what being a cinematographer is all about.

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Maxing Out Your Indie Budget: “Remus” by Julien Lasseur, Elite Team Assistant & Media Manager
Jun24

Maxing Out Your Indie Budget: “Remus” by Julien Lasseur, Elite Team Assistant & Media Manager

To begin, I’m not claiming to be an experienced filmmaker. I merely want to initiate a dialogue about producing […]

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One Sunrise: In One Day, One Moment, A Turning Point Captured Across America for Prudential
Jun18

One Sunrise: In One Day, One Moment, A Turning Point Captured Across America for Prudential

We employed Technicolor’s Cinestyle on its maiden voyage. This picture style seemed to work well in […]

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PRO NIGHT: HDSLR Filmmaking with Jacob Rosenberg this Thursday, May 26, 2011
May24

PRO NIGHT: HDSLR Filmmaking with Jacob Rosenberg this Thursday, May 26, 2011

In February of 2009, I walked through the doors of Bandito Brothers production company and I realized at that moment this very talented […]

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