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Top 10 Hurlblog Posts of 2014

written by Shane Hurlbut, ASC

Happy New Year to everyone from the Hurlbut Visuals team!

We had a wonderful 2014 with the release of Need for Speed, shooting Fathers and Daughters, launching Shane’s Inner Circle, and coming to 25 cities across the US and Canada on the Illumination Experience tour. Thank you all for joining us on this journey.

And now here’s a look at the Hurlblog top 10 most popular blog posts of 2014.

1. Turning Your GoPro Hero 3 into a Cinematic Movie Making Machine

We tested the GoPro Hero 3 and figured out what it would do best, which was immerse an audience like never before.

We tested the GoPro Hero 3 and figured out what it would do best, which was immerse an audience like never before.

2. Reading a Light Meter: Tips and Tricks

The light meter is essential for matching and to get your head around light ratios as a young cinematographer.

The light meter is essential for matching and to get your head around light ratios as a young cinematographer.

3. Canon C500 vs. Film Camera Test

The Need for Speed camera test comparisons continue, with the Canon C500 vs. 35mm Kodak film stock.

The Need for Speed camera test comparisons continue, with the Canon C500 vs. 35mm Kodak film stock.

4. Need For Speed: Innovation, Gear and Cinematography

This post give you insight into how we pulled everything off. Need for Speed was shot on four different camera sensors.

This post give you insight into how we pulled everything off. Need for Speed was shot on four different camera sensors.

5. Color Correction Made Easy

The Spyder Datacolor is my KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid) recipe for color correction success. Many of you have asked me how I mix so many formats so seamlessly.

The Spyder Datacolor is my KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid) recipe for color correction success. Many of you have asked me how I mix so many formats so seamlessly.

6. Why Do We Want Flat Glass?

Tests with the newest Leica Summilux C lenses vs. the gold standard Cooke S4s for Fathers and Daughters.

Tests with the newest Leica Summilux C lenses vs. the gold standard Cooke S4s for Fathers and Daughters.

7. Shane’s Gear Bag

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.

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.

8. Blackmagic Cinema Camera: Putting It Through the Paces

More camera tests between the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Arri Alexa and Sony F5.

More camera tests between the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Arri Alexa and Sony F5.

9. Kitting Out Your MōVI for Cinematic Capture

How we're kitting out the MōVI on Fathers and Daughters.

How we’re kitting out the MōVI on Fathers and Daughters.

10. Blackmagic Cinema Camera: The Perfect Training Ground for Cinematographers

The similarities of 16mm film and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC) and why it is a great training ground for cinematographers.

The similarities of 16mm film and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC) and why it is a great training ground for cinematographers.

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