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Illumination Experience Galleries
Oct15

Illumination Experience Galleries

Welcome to our gallery of Illumination Experience photos.

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The Illumination Experience Educational Tour
Aug13

The Illumination Experience Educational Tour

Lighting techniques and camera composition is the focus of this course tailored to open your mind in new ways. I have designed this experience to be immersive, interactive and intimate using simple techniques to build confidence with any budget.

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Need for Speed Lighting Breakdowns
May14

Need for Speed Lighting Breakdowns

Lighting car interiors at night. How I light, what choices I make with specific units, and why one lighting tool is selected over another.

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Reading a Color Temp Meter: Tips and Tricks
Apr30

Reading a Color Temp Meter: Tips and Tricks

How to read a color temp meter and why it is important. I have always loved understanding the color of different lights — street lights, fluorescents in a store, neon, moonlight, etc.

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Reading a Light Meter: Tips and Tricks
Jan24

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.

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Top 10 Hurlblog Posts of 2013
Jan02

Top 10 Hurlblog Posts of 2013

We run down our top ten most read blog posts from 2013

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The Buzz About Plasma Light Tech: Hive Lighting
Sep06

The Buzz About Plasma Light Tech: Hive Lighting

A few weeks ago, I shot a run and gun style web series and the generous team over at Hive Lighting gave me one of their units to demo. Plasma light technology is pretty incredible.

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My Go To Lighting Package Part Two: The Basics
Aug15

My Go To Lighting Package Part Two: The Basics

When you have a small team to tell your story, you need to find lights that do many things and provide many color temps. You need some that can focus and ones that are a broad source.

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DSLR Cinema: Crafting the Film Look with Large Sensor Video Cameras
Aug02

DSLR Cinema: Crafting the Film Look with Large Sensor Video Cameras

This week’s post will focus on the subject of DSLR cinema and a fantastic resource known by the same name – DSLR Cinema: Crafting the Film Look with Large Sensor Video Cameras.

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Shane Hurlbut’s Go To Lighting Package
Jul16

Shane Hurlbut’s Go To Lighting Package

Many of you requested information on the go to lighting package. Having a package that can do many types of lighting is the secret. Lights that can multi-task are my recipe for success.

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Lighting Day Exteriors
May15

Lighting Day Exteriors

Lighting day exteriors is as much about choosing the right time as it is about your manipulation of the daylight.

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Training Your Eye – Lighting for Cinematographers
Apr03

Training Your Eye – Lighting for Cinematographers

Many say that the light meter is dead with digital. I disagree. It is the only tool that you have in your box that can measure what you love.

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Hurlbut Returns Podcast
Mar14

Hurlbut Returns Podcast

I joined the NeedCreative Podcast again this week. We talked about the art and science of cinematography and then did a mini-workshop. I go into story scenarios and how I would light and lens them.

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Using Color Temp to Create Depth and Dimension with your HD Video
Feb13

Using Color Temp to Create Depth and Dimension with your HD Video

Lighting so that you can tell your stories with realism and accurate color temp.

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Inspiration and Passion Create Innovation: The Big Story Behind SmallHD
Nov29

Inspiration and Passion Create Innovation: The Big Story Behind SmallHD

The trailer for the documentary that Hurlbut Visuals produced about this forward thinking company called SmallHD, founded by Wes Phillips and Dale Backus.

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Creating a Beauty Light with a Book Light
Nov15

Creating a Beauty Light with a Book Light

My Book Light tutorial on how to build it and why it is so useful. Plus, how I got started in this business.

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How to Light for Specific Camera Blocking: Master to Close-Up
Nov01

How to Light for Specific Camera Blocking: Master to Close-Up

What I think about when I am blocking a scene and my preferences on how to work from the master to the close-up.

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Herb Ritts Exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum
Aug27

Herb Ritts Exhibit at the J. Paul Getty Museum

From 1991-1996, I had the unique opportunity to work with one of the most talented still photographers of the 20th Century. Not only was Herb Ritts a great artist, he was also an amazing human being.

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The Power of Lighting with Just Two Lights: We Are Marshall
Aug01

The Power of Lighting with Just Two Lights: We Are Marshall

Working with less is how I like to light. On We Are Marshall, I challenged myself and my team to think about how we could light a major night exterior in the rain with just two lights.

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Building Medusa: The Perfect DIY Fire Light
Jul11

Building Medusa: The Perfect DIY Fire Light

How to create DIY fire light to shape and manicure available light and make the ordinary look extraordinary.

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