Solo Creative Podcast with Lydia Hurlbut

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure to spend time with Ron Dawson of the Solo Creative Podcast on Dare Dreamer FM. Communication, managing expectations and understanding your creative...


Essential Knots for Filmmaking

I have to say that understanding the power of knots is incredibly important, whether you are a grip, electric, camera or a DP. I have been in so many...


Cinematography Starter Kit and Advanced Kit

Searching online for high quality education can be a daunting task. This starter kit was created by Shane Hurlbut, ASC to guide filmmakers on their visual storytelling journey.


The Top 10 Hurlblog Posts of 2015

With the halfway point of the 2015 year already here, we thought it would be a great time to go back and look at some of the favorite Hurlblog...


How to Use Indirect Bounce Light

It is incredible how just one light that is not direct, but bouncing off something, changes the mood and tone of your image. It doesn’t have to be from...


Why Storytelling Should Matter To Filmmakers

MUSE takes you through the steps of story and character generation one element at a time utilizing many different methods, including video, printable worksheets, research exercises and personal consulting....


The Hurlblog App

We have been working with the app development company DWLND to bring you the new “Hurlblog App” for free. It is currently available for the iPhone (4, 5, 6...


Sound Advice Tour

We have some exciting news. MZed is at it again with delivering the best creative, passionate, worth its weight in gold education out there. They have delivered storytelling, directing,...


NAB 2015

The Hurlbut Visuals team is on the floor at NAB 2015, and we wanted to give you a flavor of some of the exciting new products being introduced out...


NAB 2015 Live Coverage

Watch a live video stream from NAB 2015, organized by our friend Mitch of Planet 5D. The stream will refresh automatically all week. Don't miss the latest action from...


RED Dragon Test Part 1: Basic

The master builds a camera design with forethought. They make it future proof; they think out of the box, providing a size that can intensify creativity and a workflow...


We Want You Before March 18th

For all of you on the fence of about joining the Inner Circle, we wanted to share how extraordinary this group truly is and how it is changing the...


The Power of Shaping Hard Light

Shaping light can add a 3D quality to your image. In this video, I will show you how you can create a window pattern in your background to...


G-Technology: G-RAID vs G-DRIVE

G-RAID vs G-DRIVE- It all comes down to speed and performance. I think having the added speed and reliability to ensure future work makes for a solid choice.


C-Stand Basics

A foundation in c-stand protocols, the so called rules, are essential to live by. In the right hands and with the right instruction, this baby will change the way...


Why is the Hurlblog Different?

What makes the HurlBlog unique? Lydia and I feel a responsibility to give our time and expertise where we see gaps in education and to inspire filmmakers around the...


Is Filmmaking Fair?

“Is filmmaking fair?” The answer is yes. Is it equal? Not for one minute.


Start Your Engines

We all have seen the documentary style and how it looks and feels with real people. The director, Xander over at Backyard Productions, had a different idea and it...


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Gear Review

First up in our new series of gear reviews, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 with the interface unit that has the audio inputs, SDI outputs and full sized HDMI output.


Dynamic Range in Filmmaking Event in LA

I want to let you know about a free educational event coming up this Saturday, September 13th from 2:00 to 5:00pm in San Fernando, California at Revolution Cinema Rentals,...


Sydney, Australia Meet Up and Talk

I am headed to Sydney, Australia next week to speak at a Canon event on August 21, and we would also like to invite everyone to a meet up...

Illumination Experience

The Illumination Experience Educational Tour

Lighting techniques and camera composition is the focus of this course tailored to open your mind in new ways. I have designed this experience to be immersive, interactive and...


Announcing Shane’s Inner Circle

An Exciting New Addition to the Hurlblog Many of you have requested that I create more – more in depth tests, more theory, more gear reviews, more answers and...


Life Balance: Is It Possible?

What are your daily rituals and how do they increase your creativity and inspiration? Creativity takes cultivation and discipline to stay on top of your game.

Helen Disconnected

Independent Filmmaking – Helen Disconnected

Budget-minded filmmaking forces you to solve your problems within limitations. However, given the importance of the visuals to engage the audience in the story, we needed creative control...

Tenebrae Lux

Filmmaker’s Spotlight – Tenebrae Lux

Ryan Boran is an inspiration to the indie filmmaking community, and we want to congratulate him for getting selected for this month’s Filmmakers Spotlight.


Color Correction Made Easy

The Spyder Datacolor is my KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid) recipe for color correction success. Many of you have asked me how I mix so many formats so seamlessly....

Need For Speed in Car Tobey and Julia

Need for Speed Lighting Breakdowns

Lighting car interiors at night. How I light, what choices I make with specific units, and why one lighting tool is selected over another.

Shane Hurlbut, ASC

New York Meet Up

Join us for an informal "getting to know you" meet-up with Shane Hurlbut, ASC in New York City.

The Flying Lesson - A look behind the scenes

Filmmaker’s Spotlight

From an extra, to an actor, to a runner, to a production assistant, then a camera assistant, and now as a cinematographer, James Oldham climbed the “film hierarchy” because...


Leadership: Paramount for Filmmakers

All of you have been so gracious with your comments about how much I help all of you and make a difference, or changed your life in some way....

Shane Hurlbut, ASC

Las Vegas Meet Up

Sunday, April 6, 5:00pm-6:30pm West Wing Bar Inside the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 Join us for an informal “getting...

Leica Summilux C vs Cooke S4

Why Do We Want Flat Glass?

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

Shane Hurlbut, ASC Gear Bag

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...

Need for Speed

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.

Thomas Popp

DSLR Mic Test

Understanding the characteristics of the microphones you own, and therefore knowing their strengths and limitations, is invaluable information used for achieving a great sound track for your production.

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