Hurlbut Returns Podcast

Lighting The Ticket


Just a quick note to let you know that I joined host Paul Antico on the NeedCreative Podcast again this week. Really great show. 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.

Some of the topics covered include: shooting handheld versus on a dolly or sticks; working with scopes versus your eye; the critical importance of a light meter; lighting with the newest digital cameras; 4K cameras; what we are using on Need for Speed; knowing the role of the DP; and “lightmares.” Then he put me on the spot with scenarios like shooting a fight scene between lovers in a parked car, a character’s journey through their past, and shooting a country music video on a porch.

Listen to podcast episode 37, “Hurlbut Returns”:
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Thanks again to Paul. Enjoy. Also check out Episode 36 with Rodney Charters, ASC.

Lighting The Ticket

Lighting The Ticket


  1. fiftybob 3 years ago

    As always Shane, enjoyed listening to every minute of your podcast. If I ever make it as a filmmaker, I owe a big chunk of it to you, thank you.

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      Shane 3 years ago

      Fiftybob. Thank you so much for the kind words and support.

  2. Ashraf 3 years ago

    Mr. Shane thanks for this amazing blog i’m learning allot… my dream is to be a cinematographer one day.. i’m from Lebanon(middle east) and where i leave u cant find a mentor or someone to lead u cause sadly the D.O.P s hear want advice u cause they are afraid if they do we might take their job one day… so basically i’m on my own and i need a help from you… what can i do or read to improve my skills and vision… i already read (five C’s of cinematography) and i’m reading your blog on daily basis…. Thank you

  3. Ashraf Zeineddine 3 years ago

    And PLEASE i really wanna know when will u make your next workshop for young wanna be cinematographers because i wanna be there when that happens. no matter how far i have to travel… Thank you

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      Shane 3 years ago

      Ashraf Zeineddine. I’ll be doing one in the fall of 2013. Will keep you posted.

  4. Aviv Vana 3 years ago


    I love behind the scenes stills! I learn so much from them without one word being written about them. I study the BTS image and see where the lights and grip gear is and where the camera is in relation – so much a person can learn from just one BTS still. Thanks again from Jerusalem, Israel!

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      Shane 3 years ago

      Aviv Vana. Thank you for the kind words and support.

  5. Manoj Narula 3 years ago

    Thanks Shane , learning a lot from you , You rock!!

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      Shane 3 years ago

      Manoj Narula. Thanks for the kind words and support.

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