Advanced Cinematography Kit

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Advanced Cinematography Kit

Shane Hurlbut, ASC

Shane Hurlbut, ASC

Welcome to your Advanced Cinematography kit. I am Shane Hurlbut, ASC and I have created this unique kit for all of you wanting to expand your skillset and take your level of learning and understanding higher. Inside are many articles to increase your theoretical and practical knowledge as an experienced cinematographer. These teachings are designed in a way to take you deeper into the concept of composition and camera and lighting emotion – what works and what doesn’t in real set environments. This wisdom shared with all of you will quickly set you apart from the pack. You will immediately see your toolbox expanding with fresh out of the box visual and lighting assets.

We are all visual storytellers. This is why you are reading this right now. But the written word in these articles needs to be re-read many times to really understand and retain. Please don’t just go to the video thinking that it is all of what I have to offer. This curriculum has been put together with love and care, which you have to study like a college course. So without further ado:

Table of Contents:

Composition and Storytelling
Composition 201 – How Lenses Assist Storytelling I
Composition 202 – How Lenses Assist Storytelling II
Composition 203 – How Lenses Assist Storytelling III

Camera Movement
Camera Motion 201: How to Use a Crane to Educate Your Audience

Money Management
Money 201 – On Set with Shane Day 5: How to Work with All Departments to Save Money and Put It on the Screen
Money 202 – Sample Lighting and Grip Packages
Money 203 – Knowing What to Charge for Your Services

Lighting Theory
Lighting Theory 201 – Always on Stage in The Rat Pack
Lighting Theory 202 – Hallowed Halls in The Skulls
Lighting Theory 203 – The Natural Look of Crazy/Beautiful
Lighting Theory 204 – Extending Dawn in Drumline
Lighting Theory 205 – Sunset for Hours on Into the Blue
Lighting Theory 206 – Just Two Lights on We Are Marshall

Pre-Production Scouting
Location Scouting 201

Advanced Lighting Techniques
Lighting Techniques 201 – The Power of the Book Light
Lighting Techniques 202 – How to Light Day Exteriors
Lighting Techniques 203 – Execution and Etiquette of How to Light for Three Cameras – The Theory and Thought Process Behind It
Lighting Techniques 204 – Bounce Light: Understanding How to Match Practical Light with Colored Bounce Sources
Lighting Techniques 205 – Bounce Light: Intensifying Your Bounce Source to Create a Hyper White Color Tone
Lighting Techniques 206 – Bounce Light: How to Use Reflective Light Sources to Enhance a Mood
Lighting Techniques 207 – Advanced C-Stands: The Most Powerful Tool in Your Lighting Arsenal

Softening the Image
Diffusion 201 – Glass Filtration
Diffusion 202 – Smoke

Podcasts on Lighting
Podcast 201: Mastering Lighting Challenges – Wide Exteriors, Night Scenes, Daytime Exteriors
Podcast 202: Lighting in Layers, Bounce Light, Building Your Lighting Kit, Selecting a Light Meter
Podcast 203: Taking Your Lighting Techniques to the Next Level – Light Quality and Essential Tools, Lighting Large Spaces, Powering your lights and DIY Lighting
Podcast 204: Finding Your Visual Rhythm
Podcast 205: Creating Depth, Mood and Emotion with Lighting

I wish there was a product on the market when I was looking to expand my cinematography knowledge base that could really push me out of the comfort zone and challenge me as an artist. I find that many of us, once we find our rhythm and success, forget about learning. I find that I never stop learning. With 25 years of experience and over 20 feature films under my belt, I look at each day as a new one. I continue to educate myself in all that is new, different, and emotional. Looking to foreign films for inspiration, thinking out of the proverbial box, and starting every new project with fresh eyes are many of my CORE values. Find your CORE, understand emotion and live life through visual expression which makes people feel.

Shane Hurlbut, ASC

1 Comment
  1. August 1 year ago

    Thank you Shane for putting the Cinematography kits together and all the great advice! I just finished both the Cinematographer Starter Kit as well as the Advanced Cinematography Kits. I learned so much during this journey with you through the podcasts, videos, photos and writings.

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