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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
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within this rapidly growing and dynamic storytelling community inside Shane's Inner Circle.

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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.

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Night Interiors: The Build – Part 1

I’m going to take you through how I light night interiors, and those night interiors will transition from our practical light into moonlight and urban sources that we replicate....

Shaping Light and Shadow

One of the most powerful tools for you as a cinematographer is understanding light and shadow. This is where my Key Grip, Dave Knudson, comes in. It’s all about...

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...

Day Exteriors: Location Scouting

When shooting a day exterior scene, consider the track of the sun when creating your shooting schedule, and match the sun’s color temperature with the camera’s Kelvin to ensure...

Finding Locations that Light Themselves

The first thing I try to do is search for locations that will almost light themselves. Yes, that is correct – the location lights itself. How do you do...

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...

Bounce Light: Gold

Today's video demonstration is about using the color of gold in your bounce light.

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...

On Set With Shane Bundle

Day 1: I want to give you a little background on Fathers and Daughters. Gabriele Muccino is the director of this feature who is known for his work on...

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...

Bounce Light: Creating a Hyper White Look

Part four of this series will go into the Color Temp of bounce light that is Hyper White. This requires a silver material to retain this hyper-white color temp....

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...

Bounce Light: Mastering Light Quality

One of the most powerful qualities of light is the bounce light. It is very misunderstood and way under used. It is my number one choice for all key...

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...

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...

Tricks to Modify Your Gopro

We have not seen much of the GoPro imagery where it replaces the job of a more expensive camera. That is what we will stress in this post –...

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