Watch the "On the Couch" interview Lydia and I did with Nino Leitner at Cinegear.
With the release of the new Z27x and the Z24x monitors, we should look at what makes these babies different from the old workhorse that served as my eyes...
More camera tests between the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Arri Alexa and Sony F5
Tiffen has introduced a whole new line of filters for digital sensors and have shot a very in-depth 4K test that premiered at NAB this year,
We would love to see you at the Los Angeles Cinegear Meetup, Saturday, June 7, 5:00 to 7:00pm.
The power of the SmallHD DP-7 and why I believe in it so much.
If you are in the Los Angeles area, don't miss this free educational event coming up on May 31st from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, on the Saturday after...
Vincent Laforet sits down for an interview with Lydia about his Directing Motion Tour.
Lighting car interiors at night. How I light, what choices I make with specific units, and why one lighting tool is selected over another.
Join us for an informal "getting to know you" meet-up with Shane Hurlbut, ASC in New York City.
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...
How to read a color temp meter and why it is important. I have always loved understanding the color of different lights -- street lights, fluorescents in a store,...
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....
How we're kitting out the MōVI on Fathers and Daughters.
The CM 250 is a 24” OLED display that is crisp, clean and delivers beautiful blacks.
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...
Tests with the newest Leica Summilux C lenses vs. the gold standard Cooke S4s for Fathers and Daughters.
Meet Raphael Rogers, once a graphic designer from Michigan who took off for LA to bring more life and opportunities to his career.
This post give you insight into how we pulled everything off. Need for Speed was shot on four different camera sensors.
They've just relaunched The Music Bed website, and it's really changing the music licensing game.
We tested the GoPro Hero 3 and figured out what it would do best, which was immerse an audience like never before.
The Need for Speed camera test comparisons continue, with the Canon C500 vs. 35mm Kodak film stock.
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...
Welcome to the Hurlbut Visuals Blackmagic Cinema Camera Tiffen Variable ND test.
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...
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...
Find the GoPro Hero 3 shots in the new Need for Speed SuperBowl Trailer and enter to win.
I'm really pleased to be a judge for the 2014 Sony PROduction Awards.
Whether you have very little experience or consider yourself intermediate or advanced, the educational tour that Patrick Moreau is running is a HOME RUN!
The light meter is essential for matching and to get your head around light ratios as a young cinematographer.
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...
Meet Andrew Stroud, a filmmaker from New Zealand.
We run down our top ten most read blog posts from 2013
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.
This week our focus is on adding the little bits that energize video village and make the Canon 1DC focus puller friendly.
The accessorizing required to turn your Canon 1DC into a Movie Making Machine.
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...
These seven books take you on my creative inspirational journey. The written word was added to my tool box and this is when my creativity expanded exponentially.
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.
The Multi-Mount is a modification process developed by Duclos Lenses that offers a variety of mounts to be swapped on a given lens.
These extensive tests between the Red Epic and the Canon C500 were conducted over three days with seven other cameras.
Many of you have asked for feedback on your latest work of art. Here is your opportunity. We are now launching the HV Filmmaker’s Spotlight.
This week we take you through Canon C500 and Arri Alexa tests of IR Filtration, Interior Latitude, Night ISO, and Night Driving.
Here is the first of a three part series on the Arri Alexa vs. the Canon C500 in camera tests for Need for Speed.
Effective communication is your trump card. It is a powerful tool for getting a job and building repeat business.
Shane's suggested menu settings for using the Canon 1DC as a cinematic movie maker.
This is the workflow and etiquette that is tried and tested and that I use on all of my commercials, features and music videos.
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...
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...
To celebrate the launch of the new Hurlblog design, it's time for a giveaway! One winner will receive a personal reel review from me.
A few weeks ago, I shot a run and gun style web series and the generous team over at Hive Lighting gave me one of their units to demo....
Welcome to the redesigned Hurlblog. It is our passion to create original content and educate filmmakers globally, with innovative and practical filmmaking knowledge.
A review of Adobe Creative Cloud for the independent creative
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...
When you have a small team to tell your story, you need to find lights that do many things and provide many color temps. You need some that can...
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...
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...
Shane Hurlbut, ASC discusses what you need to work on the HDSLR platform.