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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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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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7 Tips for HD Color Correction and DSLR Color Correction
Jan20

7 Tips for HD Color Correction and DSLR Color Correction

Color correction is just one step of the entire filmmaking process…but oh, what a difference it can make. You can [...]

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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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