Happy holidays! Whether you seek the ideal gift for that filmmaker in your life or are yourself a filmmaker in pursuit of the best filmmaking deals, you’re in the right place. We’re rolling off Black Friday and Cyber Monday and into the holiday season. The bottom line is some deals dissolved while others changed. We […]
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Lights! Camera! Savings! Black Friday and Cyber Week is the time of year when filmmakers can score huge savings for the tools and resources they need to succeed. Let’s face it, film gear by its very nature is not cheap. This is why the discerning filmmaker habitually waits for this 10-day stretch of discounts to […]
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
In the first of a series of blog posts about the cinematography and look of the latest and greatest movies and TV shows, Chris Haigh explores HBO’s masterpiece “Chernobyl” and how vintage lenses added to the spectacular look of Soviet Ukraine.
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 […]
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.
@shanehurlbutasc Today we are doing a XEEN lens comparison test with the newly added 14mm and 35mm XEEN lenses. We’re going to compare these lenses with the Canon CN-E, Zeiss CP.2, and our Cooke S4 lenses. To do this, we rigged it up so that we have all four cameras rolling at the same time, […]
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.
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.
Understand the RED Dragon’s breaking point with ISOs, IREs and Latitude. Know when to use the Skin Tone OLPF or the Low Light OLPF and as many myths that an artist can uncover will be revealed!
Part 3 will show you the look and feel of the Olympus series of micro four third lenses on the GH4.
I really wanted to find a set of lenses that I felt would deliver a cinematic look with this very sharp sensor that is known as the GH 4. The lens that really grabbed me was the Voigtlander.
Many of you have asked me to do tests on micro four thirds lenses, so I am holding to my promise to listen and deliver.
Guest blogger Jim Frohna describes working on the Amazon Prime hit show “Transparent” and shooting with the Canon C500.
Many of you ask, why MōVI? It comes down to the team behind the product, the support, the innovation, the forward thinking, the ability to future proof a product. Freefly Systems delivered.
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.
Tests with the newest Leica Summilux C lenses vs. the gold standard Cooke S4s for Fathers and Daughters.
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 all types of stories. I wanted to break it down with detail.
Shane’s suggested menu settings for using the Canon 1DC as a cinematic movie maker.