“I believe that sharing is an important part of your own growth as an artist”
- Shane Hurlbut, ASC
The Hurlbut Visuals Blog was created to be a trusted source in the learning journey for filmmakers globally. To be a great storyteller, it is essential that you understand filmmaking fundamentals, critical decisions for lighting and camera, on-set challenges and solutions, innovative techniques, new technologies, how to prioritize and improve efficiency, how to generate creative solutions and DIY options if the budget is just not there. I continue to devote time and energy to this blog because it is the resource I always wished existed when I was just learning. It has grown exponentially over the last 4 years covering a wide range of topics. This resource has remained free because of our wonderful sponsor and advertising support.
The Hurlblog began as a way for Shane to share his many years of experience as a cinematographer, his pioneering spirit with new cutting-edge technologies and practical product knowledge on both commercials and feature films. Shane and the Elite Team of camera operators test new products and experiment with innovative techniques, which Shane share with the Hurlbut Visuals readership in a way that is both engaging and informative. The goal is to ignite the passion, creative ideas and dreams of the bloggers.
From the first blog entry in 2009, Shane started a dialogue that has expanded to include people from as far away as Iceland and spanning to Europe, Central America and South Africa. The Hurlbut Visuals audience is made up of a myriad of people from around the globe who have a thirst for knowledge and information related to filmmaking. For those where film school is not available, Hurlbut Visuals has become the go to resource with the latest technology and proven techniques flowing freely to all who seek it.