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Happy Little Update – Long Overdue

Hello, world! This is a long overdue update. Our apologies for the long delay (I’m sure you were all waiting with bated breath) — but here we are, with things! First of all, we recently did another round of Rejected Superbowl commercials Check them out…

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Tech Tuesday – DIY Time

Whether it’s because you don’t have the cash to spend on a official Steadicam or you just can’t justify spending more money on a piece of camera gear that costs more than the camera that sits on it, there are many reasons to go out…

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NewFronts – The Good, The Bad and The Things That Need to Change So That Brands Aren’t All Like, What?

Every May, network executives and advertisers gather in New York City to do their version of entertainment speed dating at an event known as the Upfronts – where TV networks show off their sexy slate of shows while advertisers wildly throw money at the hottest…

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SAG Foundation – Tales from the New Media Front

Hello all! Yuri Baranovsky here, one of the founders of HLG Studios, and one of our writers and directors. Recently, I had the chance to speak at a fantastic panel at the SAG Foundation. This was, by far, one of my favorite panels to be…

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Tech Tuesday – Hocus Focus

Jib arms, steadicams and car mounts. Until recently, toys like these were only available to filmmakers with an actual budget. However, with the advent of DSLRs and companies like Kessler, PortaJib and Glidecam, gear often reserved for bigger productions is now available at a fraction…

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Viral Vednesday: TV TV TV

This week is E3 so there’s been a lot of news about the new gaming consoles coming out with Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One being the headliners. And while the PS4 has been showcasing the incredible gaming power of their new system, Microsoft seems…

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Viral Vednesday: Kids Say the Darndest Things

Why are kids so much funnier than us? We at HLG Studios like to think that the content we create has a strong comedic backbone — and yet, one child’s quip will put us all to shame. Maybe we all love the completely uncensored nature…

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Tech Tuesday – Porta-Jib Explorer

There are many tools people use when creating interesting and dynamic shots. A tripod is great for supporting the camera and getting stable footage, but sometimes you need the camera to get up and move. To do this, many filmmakers use tools such as dollies,…

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Throwback Thursday – Break a Leg, How It Began and Then Caused the Tunisian Revolution

A little while ago, we posted the intro to the very first film we ever shot called LIFE NOIR. Well, during the post-production phase of the film, we stumbled upon a MySpace contest hosted by FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The idea was to…

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Tech Tuesday: A Cinema Camera that shoots RAW Video for Under $500!?

Magic Lantern seems to be a on roll these days, and we love it! Very recently they released firmware for the 5D MkIII allowing full RAW video output in live-mode at 24p. And now it seems they’ve created a firmware to shoot RAW video on…

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