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.

Advanced Cinematography Kit 2017

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...

Always on Stage in “The Rat Pack”

21 months ago I never could have predicted the direction of my life. With the invention of the 5D camera, I started to understand that creating the look...

Hallowed Halls in “The Skulls”

When Rob Cohen asked me to shoot his next feature after we finished "The Rat Pack," I was ecstatic. I could not wait to get the script. He told...

The Natural Look of “Crazy/Beautiful”

My next picture was with a director named John Stockwell. After signing onto this project I came to realize that John's style and sensibility would change me forever as...

Extending Dawn in “Drumline”

My phone rang on an evening in the late summer of 2000 while I was directing a Children’s Hospital commercial in Kansas City. It was Tim Bourne, a Hollywood...

The Power of the Book Light

My Book Light tutorial on how to build it and why it is so useful. Plus, how I got started in this business.

Resiliency in the Industry

Get out there and start to form that skin. Being sensitive is a strength and a weakness. Finding the right level of each is the hard part and you...

How to be a Leader in the Industry

My suggestion to all of you is to continue to educate yourself. Become a responsible filmmaker who will take the time to understand WHY - because this is what...

Storytelling Through Composition I

Many of you have expressed an interest in composition: what makes a good frame or a bad one. There are a few classic frames that I customize to give...

How to Train Your Eye

Many say that the light meter is dead with digital. I disagree. It is the only tool that you have in your box that can measure what you love.

DIY Home Depot Lights

The exciting thing about the Arri Alexa, F-3 and the new wave of DSLR’s is their high ISO range to minimum

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 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...

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...

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...

Custom Picture Profiles: Canon C300

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...

Custom Picture Profiles: Canon 1DC

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...

Shaping and Controlling Light

If a window is within the reach of a light stand or a condor, you can blast light through it, whether it be natural light or hard or soft...

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