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written by Shane Hurlbut, ASC

WOW, ALL OF YOU ROCK !!!!!! Thank you so much.  We had so many hits on Hurlbut Visuals with the 1080HD being viewed and downloaded that the server crashed at about 4:00am PST.  You slayed the server, burnt the processor. FEEL GREAT ABOUT THAT. Thank you for all the amazing comments, blog posts and questions.  Keep them coming.

We just got word from the Navy that they need to scrub the footage and we need to pull the MIO down and cut our contest short. We apologize for an inconvenience this may have caused.  The winner and prize will be announced on Monday Nov. 2, 2009.


Server overload

Exciting new footage is coming your way soon.  We will be featuring a Bandito Brothers BMW lights commercial shot on the 5D and a Nikon D3 still camera by Victor Huber.  It is visual eye candy at super speed. A test of the 1D vs. 5D is coming later in November. We will compare the same iso settings to see which one has the cleanest image.

I thank you all for your interest and patience with the server switch over. Thankfully, the problem has been fixed by our amazing technical team.

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Justin Cerato December 27, 2009 at 3:04 AM

Your blog is awesome! I have spent the afternoon going over your posts and find it both educational and entertaining…I’m shooting a low budget [$100K] feature in a few weeks and since I made my decision to use two 5DII’s, I have unfortunately had many encounters with other filmmakers telling me that I’m crazy. Reading your posts is inspirational and reminds me of the creativity that can be unleashed with this camera system.

Shane December 28, 2009 at 11:58 AM

Justin Cerato, everyone says that I am crazy too. Then they see the finished film on a 40′ screen and they say holy sh*&#. Wow!!! I never would have believed that. Believe in this medium, it is the wave of the future. There are things that you can do with this camera that cannot be done with a large HD camera or a film camera. Also the speed you can operate with this camera far surpasses film or HD. Everyone will be looking at our backs as we create the wave and they finally ride the eighth set.

Bill September 19, 2010 at 3:36 PM

Documenting the scene, Shane after it all lit and blocked and we are ready to roll, do you ever take a still shot to document the framing?

Shane September 19, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Bill, yes absolutely. But it is a whole new style and I forget sometimes.


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