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.
Crane moves can give you scope, geography and the sense of discovery. Understand why you are doing it first, not just because it looks cool.
Many of you requested information on the go to lighting package. Having a package that can do many types of lighting is the secret. Lights that can multi-task are...
Big personalities, intense time pressure, and thousands of dollars riding on getting the shots to make your day. As a filmmaker, how do you deal with difficult personalities, especially...
Get out there and start to form that skin. Being sensitive is a strength and a weakness. Finding the right level of each is the hard part and you...
As filmmakers, we have such an opportunity to tell small stories like Richard’s and it doesn’t take a lot of gear.
We have a few days off from shooting, so here is a poll. Filming on Need for Speed moves to what location this week?
Mr. 3000 Camera Lens Restraint. How different lenses, lighting and color help assist in storytelling.
How using different focal lengths can help assist character development in new ways. It is the cinematographer’s job to assist in the character arc process.
Many people have asked about how I am processing these huge files from the Canon 1D C and its powerful 4K in camera capture. Here is how we roll...
The lens’ traits can help tell your story. The look and feel of lenses, their characteristics of color and contrast rendition, are all relevant factors.
Lance Maurer and his team at Cinnafilm developed the Dark Energy Suite, a revolutionary texture management system. This is how I was able to seamlessly cut film and the...
Lighting day exteriors is as much about choosing the right time as it is about your manipulation of the daylight.
The Codex S Recorder is incredibly lightweight and gives you assurance that your negative is under lock and key. See how we are using it on Need for Speed.
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The approach to selecting cameras for Need for Speed. It's about each camera's unique abilities and how to use those abilities to your advantage.
The Why, The Where and The When to Move the Camera: Using a Dolly on Mr. 3000