Two of cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC’s favorite lenses are the Leitz / Leica Summicron C spherical lenses and Caldwell Chameleon anamorphic lenses. Below we highlight the scenarios Shane uses for each lens choice. So, if you’re digging through search engines to quickly find when is the best time to use a specific focal length, you’ve […]
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Hildur Guðnadóttir shot into the public eye last year winning an Emmy for her soundtrack to HBO’s Chernobyl and then recently with her Golden Globes win and Oscar Nomination for Todd Phillips’ Joker. What makes the former even more intriguing? Find out in this video essay and article by Hurlbut Academy writer, Chris Haigh
Movie-making – an American Dream “It ain’t about how hard you can hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forwards.” – Rocky Balboa When I think about movies, about why I wanted to be involved in making movies, I have a real sense of pride that America has always […]
Creating and baking in a unique LOOK with 3D LUTs. Why, how to use in DaVinci Resolve, and how to install and use LUTs on set.
Time to let one of my best kept secrets out of the bag, “The Trash Can Fire light“! I thought I’d share my innovation and creation from Into the Badlands. It starts with a light that I don’t think a lot of you know exists. It’s an awesome light to have in your arsenal. It’s […]
No color charts or lab tests here. See how the Xeen lenses stack up on RED’s 8K Vista Vision Monstro sensor in the real world.
Full frame is the new darling of the cinematography world, but the larger frame means a lot of the glass we’ve been used to using just won’t cover…
The new Monstro 8K VV sensor from RED is a beast. It’s a huge sensor, not just in resolution, but in size. So, I wanted to know how well certain lenses covered this big of a sensor.
Samyang’s new XP Lens line is really heating up. Their new 50mm F1.2 lens is the third lens they’ve added to this lineup touting touts 8k for video and more than 50 megapixels for photography. Chances are this lens will deliver beautiful bokeh and sharp images even low light. I can’t wait to try it out myself.
Properly crafting the cinematography of a movie is a crucial part of the filmmaking process. Let’s talk about a few different styles of film language. There are so many options to choose from when crafting a scene, but it comes down to picking the right ones.
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.
Today we are comparing Leica Summicrons to Leica Summilux lenses. It’s important to compare lenses so you can really find how each lens reads your talent.
Even as a Director of Photography, I am still very cognizant of other moving parts of a film. A major element of every film is the film’s score or music.
Today is a very exciting day as it is the first release of the Into the Badlands trailer for Comic Con. I wanted to share and show you what I have been creating over the last six months. Here is a glimpse of what we have been filming.
How I go about understanding the exposure of a digital sensor, specifically with the Canon Cinema EOS Platform – finding its soul, its breaking point, as well as its deep and dark secrets that you cannot find in a Canon manual.
On May 9th, Hurlbut Visuals hosted an educational event at Revolution Cinema Rentals where President and CEO of Light Iron, Michael Cioni and Director of Photography Sherri Kauk both gave presentations.
Part 3 will show you the look and feel of the Olympus series of micro four third lenses on the GH4.
Blackmagic URSA 4K tests with low light noise levels, skin tones and slow motion.
Lighting techniques and camera composition is the focus of this course tailored to open your mind in new ways. I have designed this experience to be immersive, interactive and intimate using simple techniques to build confidence with any budget.