We Want You Before March 18th

For all of you on the fence of about joining the Inner Circle, we wanted to share how extraordinary this group truly is and how it is changing the...


The Power of Shaping Hard Light

Shaping light can add a 3D quality to your image. In this video, I will show you how you can create a window pattern in your background to...


C-Stand Basics

A foundation in c-stand protocols, the so called rules, are essential to live by. In the right hands and with the right instruction, this baby will change the way...

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Top Light: The 360 Degree Shotmaker

Top light is light that comes from above. It can be a skylight, a fluorescent, a practical, a shaft of light, etc. It can be an intense top backlight...

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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...


Why is the Hurlblog Different?

What makes the HurlBlog unique? Lydia and I feel a responsibility to give our time and expertise where we see gaps in education and to inspire filmmakers around the...


Start Your Engines

We all have seen the documentary style and how it looks and feels with real people. The director, Xander over at Backyard Productions, had a different idea and it...


Dynamic Range in Filmmaking Event in LA

I want to let you know about a free educational event coming up this Saturday, September 13th from 2:00 to 5:00pm in San Fernando, California at Revolution Cinema Rentals,...


Sydney, Australia Meet Up and Talk

I am headed to Sydney, Australia next week to speak at a Canon event on August 21, and we would also like to invite everyone to a meet up...

Illumination Experience

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...


Announcing Shane’s Inner Circle

An Exciting New Addition to the Hurlblog Many of you have requested that I create more – more in depth tests, more theory, more gear reviews, more answers and...

Tenebrae Lux

Filmmaker’s Spotlight – Tenebrae Lux

Ryan Boran is an inspiration to the indie filmmaking community, and we want to congratulate him for getting selected for this month’s Filmmakers Spotlight.


Color Correction Made Easy

The Spyder Datacolor is my KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid) recipe for color correction success. Many of you have asked me how I mix so many formats so seamlessly....

Need For Speed in Car Tobey and Julia

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.

Shane Hurlbut, ASC

New York Meet Up

Join us for an informal "getting to know you" meet-up with Shane Hurlbut, ASC in New York City.

The Flying Lesson - A look behind the scenes

Filmmaker’s Spotlight

From an extra, to an actor, to a runner, to a production assistant, then a camera assistant, and now as a cinematographer, James Oldham climbed the “film hierarchy” because...

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Understanding Your Color Meter: The Basics

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,...

Shane Hurlbut, ASC

Las Vegas Meet Up

Sunday, April 6, 5:00pm-6:30pm West Wing Bar Inside the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 Join us for an informal “getting...

Leica Summilux C vs Cooke S4

Why Do We Want Flat Glass?

Tests with the newest Leica Summilux C lenses vs. the gold standard Cooke S4s for Fathers and Daughters.

Shane Hurlbut, ASC Gear Bag

Shane’s Gear Bag

I have been asked by many of our readers to share details regarding my personal Gear Bag. I use a vast array of tools to be able to tell...

Need for Speed

Hurl World Podcast

This podcast covers how we put you in the driver's seat at 180mph on Need for Speed, plus more on my experience and career.

Red Epic vs. Canon C500

Red Epic vs. Canon C500

These extensive tests between the Red Epic and the Canon C500 were conducted over three days with seven other cameras.

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