American Cinematographer’s Jim Hemphill talks with Shane Hurlbut, ASC about the 2012 film, Deadfall, and his choice of mixing film capture with additional DSLR cameras, the effects of combining formats on workflow, and how he selects the best equipment for each film.
In this very special 23rd episode of the NeedCreative Podcast, your co-hosts Paul Antico and Jason Sidelinger are joined via Skype by special guest Shane Hurlbut, ASC in Los Angeles to discuss his history and experiences in making major motion pictures.
Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut tells Siti Syameen Md Khalili about his experience in making movies with dSLR cameras.
Writer-director Po Chan and world-renowned cinematographer Shane Hurlbut have finally arrived in Malaysia after visiting Singapore for their December Tour of Asia with Canon, where they then debuted the new Canon 4K platforms, EOS C500 and EOS-1DC, along with two clips, “Man & Beast” by director Dante Ariola and “The Ticket” by Po Chan herself, with cinematography by Shane Hurlbut.
Director Stefan Ruzowitzky (“The Counterfeiters”) gets that when you transplant noir from rain-slicked urban streets to lonely northern snowfields, the change of venue often adds a special frisson to this stylized genre. (Shane Hurlbut’s moody cinematography doesn’t hurt.)
The camera work is as beautiful as it is terrifying, with Quebec standing in for northern Michigan in the dead of winter…. In the overproduced, over-hyped landslide of year-end releases, it may not get the attention it deserves, but if it’s a slick, hair-raising alternative to the usual bland holiday fare you crave, look no further than Deadfall.
In this very special 23rd episode of the NeedCreative Podcast, your co-hosts Paul Antico and Jason Sidelinger decided not to take a break because they were joined via Skype by special guest Shane Hurlbut, ASC in Los Angeles to discuss his history and experiences in making major motion pictures.
Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut, ASC, joins doddleTALKS Tech host James DeRuvo to talk about his experience using the Canon 5D Mk. II HDSLR for principlal photography on the hit film Act of Valor, and how DSLRs for filmmaking essentially makes a film crew as mobile and effective as the Navy Seals.
Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut (ASC) is already a fan, having been involved in several projects during beta testing of the Codex-Canon Cinema RAW workflow. “Taking my images to extremes is what inspires me as a cinematographer and the last time I used the Codex S recorder it was traveling at 160 mph at 12,000 feet falling from the skies in the Swiss Alps. [It is] compact, lightweight, and obviously built like a brick house.”
Shane Hurlbut, ASC, Cinematographer, trailblazer who is breaking new ground with HDSLR technology.
“Depending on the scene you’re trying to capture, practically any light can work for you,” says Shane Hurlbut, ASC. His blog features posts describing homemade lights he has built from items available at any hardware store. Hurlbut has used these low-tech creations to light A-list talent in major Hollywood feature films.
We’d like to congratulate the recipients of the 2012 Digital Video All Star Awards. Introduced to recognize video professionals for their passion and creativity, as well as their ongoing commitment to the production community.
Over the last three years, high-end digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras costing under $10,000 that were originally designed for still photography have been increasingly used to produce stunning HD images for big-budget TV shows and movies costing millions of dollars. In the last year alone, DSLR cameras have been used to shoot all or parts of a number of major network shows, including House, NCIS: Los Angeles, 24, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and Saturday Night Live, as well as theatrical films including Iron Man 2 and high-end commercials.
Shane Hurlbut ASC has given DSLR shooters a sweet Online Boot Camp Video that runs through DSLR Camera Protocols. Covering important areas like Menu Protocol, Picture Profiles, Correct Camera Settings, White Balancing Colour Temperatures, Shutter Speeds, ISO, and Proper Labeling.
By now, you’re probably aware of what is still the only HDSLR convention, PhotoCine Expo. If there is a driving force behind both of these conventions it is Michael Britt. Michael started as a unit stills photographer on movie sets which led to a career in digital photography. Due to his expertise, Michael became consultant to high end photographers converting to digital. All of his experience; technical, creative and marketing culminated in the creation of Image Mechanics where Michael was a partner until 2009.
When I called Shane Hurlbut, he was just returning from a shoot with the US Marine Corps in North Carolina. Shane is one of the most visible and vocal proponents of using the HDSLR for cinematic applications. From the first time Shane held the 5D Mark II, he instinctively knew the technology would not only change the film industry, but the world as well.
In a recent conversation with Gale Tattersall, DP for Fox’s House MD, Gale mentioned Shane Hurlbut – along with Rodney Charters and Philip Bloom – as one of the pioneers of using the Canon 5D Mark II in cinema. That’s quite an honor to be recognized as a member of the triumvirate of video DSLR pioneers. In recognition of Shane’s pioneering work with the Canon 5D Mark II, Canon inducted Shane as one of the first cinematographers into their Explorers of Light program.
Explosions, beautiful bikini-clad girls, yachts and Navy SEALs. What else could a man want? If you’re the DP, it starts with an equipment list to turn these elements into exciting footage. Shane Hurlbut, ASC, a native of Ithaca, N.Y., is helping to lead the charge into the convergence of the still- and video-camera worlds. For his latest project, his weapon of choice is the Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera, and he takes it where few movie cameras would dare venture. Hurlbut and his crew are among the first to use this hybrid camera for a studio motion picture, The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday (working title), which is due for release in September 2010.
CULVER CITY, Calif.-Bandito Brothers has signed director/cameraman Shane Hurlbut for exclusive U.S. spot representation. The Culver City based production house becomes his first career directorial roost as he diversifies beyond cinematography.
Shane and Jon Witmer discussed how the continually evolving DSLR technology is shaping the future of film. Shane also revealed what he and the elite team learned over the past few months testing the Canon 5D Mark II in varied and extreme conditions on his current movie project for Bandito Brothers, Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers about the undercover operations of the Navy SEALS.