We were able to get an exclusive interview with the very busy Shane Hurlbut, ASC (DP on Act of Valor Project). What makes this recently released movie unique is that it was filmed with real Navy SEALs, in a story where they embark on a mission to recover a CIA Agent.
“Act of Valor” incorporates new ‘reality’ to a Navy Seals operation. Directors Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh secured cooperation of the Navy and Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut (fresh from McG’s “Terminator Salvation”) developed assorted small digital camera like helmet cams which ensure a shaking in their boots prospective whether deployed in the air at 18,000 feet or storming yachts.
A week ago today I went to the theater and watched Act of Valor. Beforehand I had read through many of the personal and professional movie critic write-ups about the movie.
I’m sure many of our planet5D readers have been to see the movie “Act of Valor” that I’ve been talking about over the past couple of years. This movie (just in case you haven’t read my posts about it yet) was shot on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II (well about 75% of the final footage was 5D2) and in fact most if it was shot before the 5D2 even had 24 fps!
On February 24th, the #1 box office smash “Act of Valor” launched around the country. On the following day, there was a Question and Answer session with many of the principals from the movie production.
The action/adventure film Act of Valor is the latest release from the digital new wave.
We’re excited to bring you something really special for our inaugural episode. A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate to speak with Shane Hurlbut, director of photography for such films as Drumline, Terminator Salvation, and, most recently, the military action thriller, Act of Valor.
We make our third trip behind enemy lines with the cast and crew of the realistic military movie Act of Valor.