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.

Podcast Bundle

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

SmallHD DP7 Pro Monitor Settings

These settings are custom built and designed by my Hurlbut Visuals Elite team. We put these together to increase speed and performance on Need for Speed and continue to...

Canon EOS C300 Settings

These settings are custom built and designed by my Hurlbut Visuals Elite team. To increase speed and save time on set, we organized all of the essential items of...

Canon EOS C500 Settings

These settings are custom built and designed by my Hurlbut Visuals Elite team. To increase speed and save time on set, we organized all of the essential items of...

Canon C300 Custom Picture Profiles

The CPICT301 profile is the more “baked in” looking picture profile. The CPICT302 profile based on the Canon Log gamma without sharpening. Bundle includes these two profiles. I created...

Canon 1DC Custom Picture Profiles

This bundle includes four Canon 1DC picture profiles for Canon RAW (Canon L Series and Cinema glass), Leica RAW (Leica glass), Nikon RAW (Nikon Nikkor glass) and Zeiss RAW...

Canon C100 MK I Custom Picture Profiles

The CPICT401 profile is the more “baked in” looking picture profile. The CPICT402 profile based on the Canon Log gamma without sharpening. Bundle includes these two profiles. I created...

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...

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...

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...

color meter aimed at sun

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,...

January Jones - We Are Marshall

Diffusion 202 – Smoke

Using the right filtration to impose a mood, create a style, encapsulate a time period or just to cream a woman’s skin can be a very powerful visual tool....

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