Depth of field is as important as your composition or picking a focal length. It’s the emotion, the punctuation, and the eyes of the story in filmmaking.
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Our members are what make Shane’s Inner Circle such an incredible filmmaking community. We want to celebrate their stories with this Spotlight Series. Today we are featuring Luca Ricci from Italy who shares his story of his first time on a feature set. Enjoy!
I asked our Inner Circle member Will Stewart to take BTS stills of our latest Inner Circle content shoot and to use the Fujifilm GFX 50S. This is his take on his experience shooting BTS of our Inner Circle content shoot.
This is the third and last part of a deep dive into the uses of Freefly’s MoVi. Let’s get down and dirty and finish off with some kick ass rigs that my team and I have come up with to bring the use of the MoVI to perfection.
The old era of doing things is gone. You no longer need to set up a crane for an overhead shot – just pop the MōVI on a stick. Don’t get stuck in the past, embrace the present, and think about the future.
On a feature right now shooting on the beautiful island of Ischia with one of my favorite directors Gabriele Muccino. We are shooting in all kinds of situations and as always, I’m able to turn to Freefly to let my creativity and ingenuity soar.
Freefly has been instrumental in flipping the whole paradigm on how I shoot movies. It’s not about the trick shots, it’s more about figuring out how we can use this incredible device that Freefly has created, the MoVI, to shift the paradigm of how we make movies and how it change the dynamics within the movie making industry. Welcome to the future.
The look for 2014 in Fathers and Daughters had to feel temporary, lean, crisp, sharp. There would not be any yellow from the Tiffen Antique Suede filtration. The camera emotion has to speak for each character. Taking an actor’s performance even higher is dependent on the camera and how it makes the audience feel. We cannot leave that to only the look of the film itself. We turned to the MoVI for that camera emotion and it worked beautifully in this film.
One question I get asked a lot is how to choose the right focal length. Do I go long in a certain situation or do I go wide? How do you know what to choose? There are different times to employ various focal lengths – knowing when to employ each is part of the craft that is cinematography. Here’s my secret sauce for choosing whether to go long or wide in a scene.
Xeen’s lineup of lenses are spectacular. They’ve hit the nail square on the head with both the look and the price point. They’re true cinema glass that people can afford to own. Xeen’s image quality is unique and beautiful. Here’s a brief look at the Xeen 20mm, specifically at its image quality, breathing, and color rendition.
Today we’re taking a brief look at the new Xeen 16mm PL mount. This is a cinema lens packed into some affordable pricing. I haven’t seen anything like it out on the market. This is a piece of glass that has a unique look, comparable to some of the qualities normally found in higher end glass.
In a home, it’s very important to understand the etiquette of breakers, circuit boxes and your power needs. Eric Forand, Gaffer for Shane Hurlbut, ASC, takes you through the do’s and don’ts of household power distribution so your production can run smoothly and quickly!
Welcome to our Zoom Lens Shootout! We are going to review the brand new Fujinon MK 50-135mm E Mount Cinema Zoom against the Tokina Cinema 50-135mm PL Mount Cinema Zoom. Right now, these lenses are falling into that $3,200 – $4,000 price range, which make them extremely affordable, lightweight, and flexible for most shooters – something that has been missing in our market with all the advancements in affordable tools and tech.
I had a blast working with Matthews Dutti Dolly. It made our shoot day so much easier – so much so, I wanted to share it with all of you.
One of my favorite types of light is remote phosphor. It’s incredibly powerful. Since this technology has been introduced to our industry, these lights have been taking over. It’s because of their ability to produce beautiful skin tones, their unbelievable brightness, and just how easy they make it to switch between 3200, 4300, 5600, chroma green and blue.
Comparing XEEN 135mm next to Canon Cinema Primes, Zeiss CP2s, and Cooke S4i’s reviewing color rendition, bokeh, rack focus, faces, contrast, and sharpness.
Here’s an exclusive peek inside this Shane’s Inner Circle series on Rosco Diffusion. Go further in depth in shanesinnercirlce.com.
I will take the URSA Mini to its breaking point and show you what it can do so you can make informed creative decisions in your storytelling.
This documentary is a question. A conversation starter. It’s an examination of the reasons we create and the things that drive us to make something new.
I’m really excited today for Freefly’s latest announcement of the MōVI Pro. This device is going to change the landscape yet again. By Shane Hurlbut, ASC The MōVI has changed the way I create as a storyteller, allowing me to capture the emotion of a scene in ways I never could before. The MōVI has become […]
After I completed production on Season 1 of AMC’s “Into the Badlands,” I invited our Director, Guy Ferland, to accompany me during a speaking educational event at Revolution Cinema Rentals, here in Los Angeles. I wanted to talk about how we shaped the look and feel of the show, from pre-production all the way through […]