Essential Knots for Filmmaking

I have to say that understanding the power of knots is incredibly important, whether you are a grip, electric, camera or a DP. I have been in so many...


Cinematography Starter Kit and Advanced Kit

Searching online for high quality education can be a daunting task. This starter kit was created by Shane Hurlbut, ASC to guide filmmakers on their visual storytelling journey.


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....


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...


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...


The Hurlblog App

We have been working with the app development company DWLND to bring you the new “Hurlblog App” for free. It is currently available for the iPhone (4, 5, 6...


Sound Advice Tour

We have some exciting news. MZed is at it again with delivering the best creative, passionate, worth its weight in gold education out there. They have delivered storytelling, directing,...


NAB 2015

The Hurlbut Visuals team is on the floor at NAB 2015, and we wanted to give you a flavor of some of the exciting new products being introduced out...


RED Dragon Test Part 1: Basic

The master builds a camera design with forethought. They make it future proof; they think out of the box, providing a size that can intensify creativity and a workflow...


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...


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...


Is Filmmaking Fair?

“Is filmmaking fair?” The answer is yes. Is it equal? Not for one minute.

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...

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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HDSLR Workflow and Etiquette

This is the workflow and etiquette that is tried and tested and that I use on all of my commercials, features and music videos.

Need for Speed test with Bandito Brothers

The New Hurlblog Look

Welcome to the redesigned Hurlblog. It is our passion to create original content and educate filmmakers globally, with innovative and practical filmmaking knowledge.

Lighting The Ticket

Hurlbut Returns Podcast

I joined the NeedCreative Podcast again this week. We talked about the art and science of cinematography and then did a mini-workshop. I go into story scenarios and how...

RCR Open House

Educational Event for Filmmakers in LA

I'll be speaking Saturday, February 23 at 1:00pm in San Fernando with insider information on getting the best out of the new 4K Canon arsenal, Canon 1DC tests, post...

The KNOW Tour by StillMotion

The KNOW Tour by StillMotion

In the winter of 2012, I had the amazing opportunity to teach side by side with a gifted storyteller. Patrick Moreau and I were both speaking for Canon, educating...

Smashing Pumpkins music video

The Importance of Camera Tests

We have so many new digital tools at our disposal that you cannot just pick them up and start shooting with them. Treat your new digital camera like a...


The Story is What Matters

This year, I had the privilege of experiencing NAB from Montreal while shooting my latest feature "KIN."

Me (with Marc Margulies pulling focus) at the AAA shoot that we were in the middle of when we took a break to go tech scout Yokohama.

Prepping Deadfall

One week ago I was slated to do two amazing car commercials for the Bandito Brothers, one for Yokohama and the other for Hot Wheels. The spots both had...



To give back to a community that has been gracious, creative, generous, inventive, inspiring and passionate, we have created a new look for the HurlBlog to help fuel this...


In Praise of Dissent: Adobe CS5 Paves The Way

Dissent: Voicing opinions that conflict with those that are commonly accepted or officially espoused. When my Elite Team and I started blazing this trail, we had already become dissenters. We...


Camera Checklist for HDSLRs

Here is a little instructional video from our Hurlbut Visuals HDSLR Bootcamp. A huge thanks to editor Chris Fenwick (Slice Editorial) for taking the time to cut this footage! I...


The First Annual Hurlbut Visuals HDSLR Bootcamp

Wow! What an amazing weekend. I am completely exhausted and that takes a lot! Our Bootcamp participants for this two-day intensive came from around the globe including: South America,...


Altering Lenses For Peak Performance

I have had many discussions about the different lens options other than Zeiss ZE’s and Canon’s that mount to the Canon cameras. Zeiss took it to the next...


Keeping It Small

I have been doing research on other sites recently and checking out the monster camera configurations that people are creating. I question if that is the right path...


The Power of Focus

Focus is probably one of the biggest obstacles that the 5D encounters. So many of our colleagues have questions and wonder why it is absolutely essential to have...


Picture Style: How Do You Choose?

I am frequently asked about picture style. There are so many internet sites making RAW picture styles, Flat picture styles, Panavision Genesis Picture Styles and all the picture...


Tim’s Visit To Bandito Brothers

Tim was the second place winner for our “Where’s the 5D” online contest. He came to Bandito Brothers this week to meet me for lunch. It was an amazing...


Meeting With Students At Emerson College

What a fun time it was last week at Emerson College! Professor Bosmajian's advanced cinematography class was fantastic! I showed footage from the undercover Navy SEAL movie to have...

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