Hurlbut Visuals is a collaboration between Shane Hurlbut, ASC, and his wife, business
partner, and high school sweetheart, Lydia. Over the past seven years, Hurlbut Visuals has grown
into a thriving business, an industry-revered online publication and, best of all,
a global filmmaking community.

If you are ready to commit to your storytelling journey, you’ve come to the right place.

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Podcast – Getting to Know Your Camera

This month’s podcast covers how to put your camera through the ringer and get the most out of it. Shane discusses how it’s one thing to own a camera,...

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Podcast – Getting to Know Your Camera

This month’s podcast covers how to put your camera through the ringer and get the most out of it. Shane discusses how it’s one thing to own a camera,...

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How to Light an Interview with 4 Lekolites

Most people wouldn’t choose Lekos as their light of choice when doing an interview set-up. I want to break those preconceptions and demonstrate how this tool is the jack...

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How to Light an Interview with 4 Lekolites

Most people wouldn’t choose Lekos as their light of choice when doing an interview set-up. I want to break those preconceptions and demonstrate how this tool is the jack...

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Podcast – Setting Up Your Lighting

This month's podcast covers your questions on setting up your lighting. Shane discusses lighting backgrounds first, set ups and ratios as they pertain to moods, white balancing the night,...

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Podcast – Setting Up Your Lighting

This month's podcast covers your questions on setting up your lighting. Shane discusses lighting backgrounds first, set ups and ratios as they pertain to moods, white balancing the night,...

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How to Build The Headlight Gag

Today I’m going to breakdown the method I used in We Are Marshall to create the headlight gag effect. In a professional setting, grab (1) Matthews Combo Stand and...

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Moonlight Grey: Part 2

Tungsten across the board looks like the best and most realistic moonlight source because it looks silver, and has a soft gray like the moon. Since our sources are...

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Moonlight Grey: Part 2

Tungsten across the board looks like the best and most realistic moonlight source because it looks silver, and has a soft gray like the moon. Since our sources are...

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On Set With Shane Day 6: Into the Badlands

On today’s episode of On Set, I go into communicating your vision, being aware of light at the location, lighting challenges, execution of exterior shots, execution of interior shots...

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Moonlight Gray: Part 1

Now we are going to create a gray moonlight. For gray, I like to use tungsten lights because they have a beautiful silver quality. We are going to use...

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On Set With Shane Day 6: Into the Badlands

On today’s episode of On Set, I go into communicating your vision, being aware of light at the location, lighting challenges, execution of exterior shots, execution of interior shots...

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Moonlight Grey: Part 1

Now we are going to create a gray moonlight. For gray, I like to use tungsten lights because they have a beautiful silver quality. We are going to use...

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TV Gag Dedo Lights

I’m going to use the method I used in We Are Marshall to create a TV gag effect.

TV Gag Dedo Lights

TV Gag Dedo Lights

I’m going to use the method I used in We Are Marshall to create a TV gag effect.

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TV Gag Kino Flo Lights

There are many ways to create a TV light effect. In We Are Marshall I used dedo lights in a chimera softbox. Today I’m going to demonstrate how I’ve...

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TV Gag Kino Flo Lights

There are many ways to create a TV light effect. In We Are Marshall I used dedo lights in a chimera softbox. Today I’m going to demonstrate how I’ve...

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Prague Meetup April 16

Join me for Cinematography, Community, Collaboration and great Conversation, Saturday, April 16, 8:00 to 10:00pm, in Prague.

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NAB 2016 Las Vegas Meetup

Both my Creative Director David Weldon and SVP of Business Development Doug Leigh will be hosting a meetup of Inner Circle Members at NAB.

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Let's get started with this baby! We’re going to begin with the call sheet and pre-production on Into the Badlands.

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Shane’s Inner Circle Movie Night

Join Shane as he dives into his feature films answering questions from Shane's Inner Circle members who attended in person in Los Angeles for the event.

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Lighting and Grip Packages

We had a request for information on the lighting package I used making The Greatest Game Ever Played, with a $25 million budget, as well as a package for...

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Location Scouting For Filmmakers

I will be sharing how I location scout, what I look for, what the director has asked me to do, the mood and tone that he or she wants...

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When To Use a Fill Light

The third point of a classic three point lighting set up is a fill light. This is that light that adjusts your contrast ratio. Depending on the mood of...

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Podcast – Career Essentials

In this month’s Inner Circle podcast, I answer your questions about career issues in the industry. how and when to move into bigger film markets what is the “right”...

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Key + Shape BOGO

Lighting Techniques – Shaping Light Is Everything for Cinematographers Learning the Language This article is very personal to me because I want all of you to understand where I...

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BOGO: Lighting Day Exteriors Parts 1 and 2

Lighting Day Exteriors: Shaping Natural Daylight Through the Use of Negative Fill In this article,  I’ll go over how we shot the ladies talking as they place the saddle...

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Cinematography Starter Kit

Welcome to your Cinematography starter kit. I am Shane Hurlbut, ASC and I have created this unique kit for all of you looking to begin your visual storytelling journey....

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Advanced Cinematography Kit

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...

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The Top 10 Hurlblog Posts of 2015

With the halfway point of the 2015 year already here, we thought it would be a great time to go back and look at some of the favorite Hurlblog...

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Podcast Bundle

Podcast – Fireworks: MōVI vs Steadicam, the do’s and don’ts for showreels, how to start your filmmaking career Wow! We have had a flood of questions for the first...

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Lighting Techniques Bundle

Lighting Techniques – C-Stands Advanced: The Most Powerful Tool in Your Lighting Arsenal Hello, Inner Circle members. I wanted to continue my instruction on shaping light techniques with the...

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New Orleans Meet Up

They just added a new shooting day on June 6, so I am going to have to postpone until June 13. Meet with Shane and fellow Inner Circle members...

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Cinegear 2015 Meetup

The Hurlbut Visuals team will meet you at the Light Iron booth #S311 (Stage 32) where Michael Cioni will show some of the latest in digital workflow. We are...

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Location Scouting For Filmmakers

I will be sharing how I location scout, what I look for, what the director has asked me to do, the mood and tone that he or she wants...

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Location Scouting For Filmmakers

I will be sharing how I location scout, what I look for, what the director has asked me to do, the mood and tone that he or she wants...

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RED Weapon Camera Prep: SIC Member Invite

Good afternoon/evening everyone. I wanted to offer a special invite to our community. Tomorrow (Sunday May 24th) at 10am CST in New Orleans I would like to invite whomever...

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When To Use a Fill Light

The third point of a classic three point lighting set up is a fill light. This is that light that adjusts your contrast ratio. Depending on the mood of...

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NAB 2015 Meet Up

For those of you who are interested, we are going to be meeting up Sunday April 12, 2015 from 5-6:30PM. Location: West Wing Bar Inside the MGM Grand Hotel...

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