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    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC takes you through Terminator Salvation and his famous “oner” sequence to break down how he employed visual effect techniques to get the most out of the story. You’ll learn the steps you need to take to capture cinematic realism and suspend belief to draw in your audience. This will guide you through the difficulties of one shot sequences and how VFX can help you get the most out of your visuals.


    • It is incredible how just one light that is not direct, but bouncing off something, changes the mood and tone of your image. It doesn’t have to be from a bounce card; it can be a wall, a floor or a ceiling. Indirect light is one of my favorite lights to use. I feel it mimics what your eyes see because it is natural, soft, forgiving and beautiful.


    • The Importance of Camera Tests

      September 20, 2012

      We have so many new digital tools at our disposal that you cannot just pick them up and start shooting with them. Treat your new digital camera like a new film emulsion that needs testing.


    • We are going to give you a special treat on this blog. When I travel around the world, many people come up and ask me about the one shot helicopter crash in Terminator:Salvation. So I thought this was a fitting place to talk about all in one shot sequences…


    • My first experience with the 5D DI color correction was for the Terminator Webisodes produced by the Bandito Brothers through Wonderland Sound and Vision. McG asked me to be the Director/Cameraman for these alternative marketing shorts that were going on the Internet.


    • The Power of Focus

      February 12, 2010

      Focus is probably one of the biggest obstacles that the 5D encounters. So many of our colleagues have questions and wonder why it is absolutely essential to have a focus puller. They are the backbone of this amazing technology. Shooting with practical…