Hurlbut Visuals is dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized education to
filmmakers globally. Shane Hurlbut, ASC innovates with new cinematography technologies
while on set shooting feature films, which he then shares through in depth articles, tutorials,
and videos as filmmaking courses online. Hurlbut Visuals provides access to this knowledge in a
unique mentoring format to inspire and leverage the learning process through on-going dialogue
within this rapidly growing and dynamic storytelling community inside Shane's Inner Circle.

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.

How to Light Green Screen Series Bundle

How To Light Green Screen Series: Lighting Your Subject We have our green screen all set up and we’re now ready to light Monette. While we’ve seen that Super-Green...

Rosco Diffusion Series Bundle

Rosco Diffusion Series Part 1: Hanover Frost, Brushed Silk, and Light Opal Welcome to our diffusion laboratory. Today, we’re going to be doing some really cool stuff with Rosco...

NAB Meet Up 2017

NAB 2017 Meet Up 4/23/17 at 7PM at Vesper Bar, The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV

Commercial Directing Bundle

COMMERCIAL DIRECTING BUNDLE Commercial Directing: From Concept to Creation We all have seen the documentary style and how it looks and feels with real people. The director XanderTM over...

Blackmagic URSA Mini Camera Test Series

The Blackmagic URSA Mini Camera Test is a 9 part series. Part 1: Overexposure and Skin Tone – Part 1 – Total video content: 1 hour 20 minutes Part...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

Prague Meetup April 16

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

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.

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

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.

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...

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...

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...

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”...

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...

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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