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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...

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New York Meet Up

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

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.

Red Epic vs. Canon C500

Red Epic vs. Canon C500

These extensive tests between the Red Epic and the Canon C500 were conducted over three days with seven other cameras.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera Tests

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...

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Canon 1D C Internal 4K Workflow

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...

Dark Energy

Dark Energy for After Effects

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...

Shooting Need for Speed

HurlBlog Reader Survey

Please complete this brief survey and you will be entered in a drawing to win a one hour call with both Shane Hurlbut and Lydia Hurlbut. Ends May 10.

Lighting The Ticket

Hurlbut Returns Podcast

I joined the NeedCreative Podcast again this week. We talked about the art and science of cinematography and then did a mini-workshop. I go into story scenarios and how...

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Big Winners: The SmallHD Story

Learn how Wes Phillips and Dale Backus from SmallHD won the "Doritos: Crash The Superbowl Contest" not once... but twice and then how they used their earnings to fund...

Writing The Ticket

Writing “The Ticket”

By Po Chan. Shane and I have always said that The Ticket is a love story between art and science. I think the true beauty of art, as well...

The Ticket

Editing “The Ticket”

By Dan Liu. As an editor, it is the best feeling knowing that you will have great material to work with. After talking with Po and Shane, I was...

Need for Speed test with Bandito Brothers

Win a Signed Act of Valor DVD

Are you following me on Twitter? How about Facebook? In the spirit of the holidays, we have two Act of Valor dvds to give away. All you need to...

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The Importance of Camera Tests

We have so many new digital tools at our disposal that you cannot just pick them up and start shooting with them. Treat your new digital camera like a...

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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...

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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...

Me (with Marc Margulies pulling focus) at the AAA shoot that we were in the middle of when we took a break to go tech scout Yokohama.

Prepping Deadfall

One week ago I was slated to do two amazing car commercials for the Bandito Brothers, one for Yokohama and the other for Hot Wheels. The spots both had...

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Keeping It Small

I have been doing research on other sites recently and checking out the monster camera configurations that people are creating. I question if that is the right path...

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The Power of Focus

Focus is probably one of the biggest obstacles that the 5D encounters. So many of our colleagues have questions and wonder why it is absolutely essential to have...

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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...

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A Media Manager Has Your Back

In the world of HDSLR technology, media management is a very important position. Every Elite Team member has held this position at some point during the untitled Navy...

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WOW, ALL OF YOU ROCK!

WOW, ALL OF YOU ROCK !!!!!! Thank you so much. We had so many hits on Hurlbut Visuals with the 1080HD being viewed and downloaded that the server...

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Where’s the 5D?

Remember reading Where's Waldo when you were a kid? We had so much fun playing a similar game to test your vision and your response was overwhelming! Thank-you for...

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