LATEST POSTS

  • Shaping light is everything when it comes to perfecting your lighting. That’s where the grips come in handy. Key Grip Dave Knudson takes you through how he shapes light in this series. Understand the basics of setting up a c-stand, how to properly set a floppy, and why a cinematographer must know how to shape light.

  • 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.

  • Shane Hurlbut, ASC takes you through the steps of crafting a scene to life through coverage and blocking. You’ll learn the tricks and tips to make sure you and the director are on the same page so you’ll have the tools to get the coverage you need and to sell the audience on your vision.

  • This commercial cinematography series piece will take you through this whole commercial shoot. Learn how Shane Hurlbut, ASC prepared for this hectic 2 day shoot, how he communicated his vision with team members effectively, and how he was able to choose the best gear to compliment this piece perfectly. Become a better commercial cinematographer with the knowledge you’ll gain from this playbook!

  • Xeen 20mm Lens Overview

    August 2, 2017

    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.

  • In this podcast, Shane and Lydia take you through the steps to clear your mind, what to prepare for, and how to handle your time when big career choices are ahead. Learn how to maintain or enhance your quality of life while chasing your dreams and providing for yourself with their guidance!

  • Shane Hurlbut, ASC takes you through his favorite Rosco color grids and how they stack up against each other in real-world scenarios so you can know how, when, and why to use different types of Grid Cloths for your own productions!