Day Exterior Lighting Playbook

Searching online for high quality education can be a daunting task. This Day Exterior Playbook was created by Shane Hurlbut, ASC to demystify the art of using natural and...


Podcast Bundle

Podcast – Fireworks: MōVI vs Steadicam, the do’s and don’ts for showreels, how to start your filmmaking career Wow! We have had a flood of questions for the first...


Canon 1DC Custom Picture Profiles

This bundle includes four Canon 1DC picture profiles for Canon RAW (Canon L Series and Cinema glass), Leica RAW (Leica glass), Nikon RAW (Nikon Nikkor glass) and Zeiss RAW...


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.

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...

Social Media

Social Media for Filmmakers

“Find us on Facebook.” “Follow me on Twitter.” We see social media everywhere these days and rightly so. Tools like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+ and more can...

Nestor Serrano and Roselyn Sánchez in Act of Valor

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...


The First Annual Hurlbut Visuals HDSLR Bootcamp

Wow! What an amazing weekend. I am completely exhausted and that takes a lot! Our Bootcamp participants for this two-day intensive came from around the globe including: South America,...


Altering Lenses For Peak Performance

I have had many discussions about the different lens options other than Zeiss ZE’s and Canon’s that mount to the Canon cameras. Zeiss took it to the next...


Camera Stabilization

I walked into Samy’s Camera last week and a camera assistant was mounting gyros on the 5D to stabilize the camera. She was getting beaten up by the...


Cinema Style Lenses

I am back on land and ready to tear it up. The January newsletter has been a big success and I thank you all for your comments and...


Nikon Lenses: Sharp and Soft

I love lenses and examining the subtle differences with each one so I am confident in the resulting image. Nikon lenses are sharp with a little softer contrast than the...


Zeiss Lenses: Sharp and Snappy

Lenses are one of the most critical choices when you are mounting the Canon 5D Mark II to a lens. Do not treat this camera like it is a...

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