Foreword

by Shane Hurlbut, ASC

When Kurt came to me with the idea of writing this book on HDSLR filmmaking, I was honored to be a part of it. I have been neck deep in this technology since January 26, 2009. It has been a roller-coaster ride trying to figure out this new disruptive technology from a motion picture cinematographer’s perspective. Forging ahead with normal operating procedure did not translate. I had to think out of the box and teach myself about menus, picture styles, and create a new checks-and-balances ritual for shooting. There is not much that this camera system cannot do because it can be small and compact or as big as you choose to make it. The platform is so liberating that I feel like a five-year-old again—full of possibility ...

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