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Review: Shane Hurlbut’s “Illumination Experience” DVD

Review: Shane Hurlbut’s “Illumination Experience” DVD

I’ve just had a chance to watch a preview recording of Shane Hurlbut’s cinematography workshop: “The Illumination Experience”. The 25-city tour ends this weekend in Los Angeles and I’m really disappointed that I never got a chance to see the show in person but luckily the…

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HOW WE DID IT — SNL Title Sequence

HOW WE DID IT — SNL Title Sequence

…And we’re back!  After a much-needed summer hiatus, it’s that time of the year again when my comrades in the SNL Film Unit all reconvene on the 17th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza for another season of filmmaking speed-drills. While the usual shoot is a…

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HOW WE DID IT: “The Beygency”

HOW WE DID IT: “The Beygency”

Some shoots are really hard and some shoots are really fun.  “The Beygency” was both.  This spot combined set builds on stage with multiple location moves along with night exteriors, stunt drivers, chase scenes and even a dance choreographer… plus the star of one of…

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HOW WE DID IT: SNL – “Me”

HOW WE DID IT: SNL – “Me”

The story behind the SNL trailer-parody “Me” is a story about reacting when all of your best-laid plans go wrong.  We had a great plan for shooting this spot but that plan completely fell apart…so here’s how we responded. For starters, this spot is a…

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THE CUTTING EDGE POST PRODUCTION WORKSHOP

THE CUTTING EDGE POST PRODUCTION WORKSHOP

If you’ve read any of my HOW WE DID IT blog posts, you’ve heard all about our incredibly short turn-around times in the SNL Film Unit.  Most of what I’ve written about is naturally from my perspective as the Director of Photography, chronicling the challenges…

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