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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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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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Canon’s 5D/7D Family vs. 35MM Film: A Cost Comparison
Oct28

Canon’s 5D/7D Family vs. 35MM Film: A Cost Comparison

Hello loyal readers, it’s Andrea here to discuss the cost differences between 35MM film and today’s easily accessible Canon DSLR [...]

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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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Adobe’s Al Mooney Hurlblog Interview Part II
Oct06

Adobe’s Al Mooney Hurlblog Interview Part II

In part II, Premiere Pro Product manager, Al Mooney, details the [...]

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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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The Need For Speed: The Little Things That Increase Set Up Count
Sep09

The Need For Speed: The Little Things That Increase Set Up Count

After completing the Navy SEAL movie Act of Valor, my team and I created a workflow and camera [...]

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Adobe’s Al Mooney Hurlblog Interview Part I
Aug19

Adobe’s Al Mooney Hurlblog Interview Part I

An interview with Adobe’s Premiere Pro Product manager. He discusses Adobe’s [...]

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Line Producing 101 – The WHAT-HOW-WHO of Budgeting
Aug12

Line Producing 101 – The WHAT-HOW-WHO of Budgeting

Greetings! It is with great pleasure that I accept the opportunity to guest blog with Hurlbut Visuals on the topic [...]

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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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Little Things Make the Big Difference – Editing in Adobe Premiere CS 5.5
Jul01

Little Things Make the Big Difference – Editing in Adobe Premiere CS 5.5

About a month ago, Shane asked me to join the Elite Team as his editor. There’s an old saying: [...]

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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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Deadfall’s Camera Breakdown: Artistry Meets Organization
Mar26

Deadfall’s Camera Breakdown: Artistry Meets Organization

Prepping a movie is one of the most important tasks you have as a cinematographer. You can design the whole movie-organize, create, and schedule it in a way that is best for light.

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Media Management by Julien Lasseur,Media Manager for Hurlbut Visuals
Mar04

Media Management by Julien Lasseur,Media Manager for Hurlbut Visuals

The first step of media management is to have a place where you can backup your source files. Depending on what operating system (Mac or PC) your editor will be using, you want to format your drives accordingly.

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Editing Shane by Vashi Nedomansky
Feb18

Editing Shane by Vashi Nedomansky

The first time I met Shane was at Bandito Brothers last year, when he asked me to edit “The Last 3 Minutes.” I had worked for the Banditos as a freelance editor for 3 years and had cut [...]

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Prepping Deadfall
Feb09

Prepping Deadfall

One week ago I was slated to do two amazing car commercials for the Bandito Brothers, one for Yokohama and the other for Hot Wheels. The spots both had a very unique style and approach. One would be shot with our hybrid 35mm motion picture film and [...]

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In Praise of Dissent:  Adobe CS5 Paves The Way
Dec02

In Praise of Dissent: Adobe CS5 Paves The Way

Dissent: Voicing opinions that conflict with those that are commonly accepted or officially espoused.

When my Elite Team and I started blazing this trail, we had already become dissenters. We embraced a technology that in Hollywood was a joke, a fad, not viable. This is one of the great…

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Helmet Cams: Visceral, Intimate, and Emotional Connection with Your 5D
Nov12

Helmet Cams: Visceral, Intimate, and Emotional Connection with Your 5D

The first job that I ever shot with the Canon 5D was as Director and DP on a webisode series that Director of “Terminator Salvation” McG asked me to do. We produced these webisodes as part of the “Terminator Salvation” marketing campaign to be used…

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Canon 5D MK II & The Video Village Challenge
Aug11

Canon 5D MK II & The Video Village Challenge

At first glance with the Canon 5D you notice one thing, the minute you plug a mini HDMI cable or a 1/8” mini plug into the outputs on the camera, your LCD screen disappears. It is like a sick magic trick that for some reason, not one person can figure out.

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The Canon 5D in Big Sky Country with the MARINES
Aug04

The Canon 5D in Big Sky Country with the MARINES

I am on the road again directing for Bandito Brothers www.banditobrothers.com/ and loving it. As a filmmaker, I am taking advantage of this inspiring, creative tool (a 5D camera) while stretching the budget. Our goal is to show the influence of the Marines around the globe while…

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