How We Create Shane’s Inner Circle

This web series will be a four part miniseries diving into the details of how we create production at Hurlbut Visuals for our readers and members. You’ll get an...


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.


Why Storytelling Should Matter To Filmmakers

MUSE takes you through the steps of story and character generation one element at a time utilizing many different methods, including video, printable worksheets, research exercises and personal consulting....


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...


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...


NAB 2015 Live Coverage

Watch a live video stream from NAB 2015, organized by our friend Mitch of Planet 5D. The stream will refresh automatically all week. Don't miss the latest action from...


We Want You Before March 18th

For all of you on the fence of about joining the Inner Circle, we wanted to share how extraordinary this group truly is and how it is changing the...


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.


Dynamic Range in Filmmaking Event in LA

I want to let you know about a free educational event coming up this Saturday, September 13th from 2:00 to 5:00pm in San Fernando, California at Revolution Cinema Rentals,...


Sydney, Australia Meet Up and Talk

I am headed to Sydney, Australia next week to speak at a Canon event on August 21, and we would also like to invite everyone to a meet up...

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...


Announcing Shane’s Inner Circle

An Exciting New Addition to the Hurlblog Many of you have requested that I create more – more in depth tests, more theory, more gear reviews, more answers and...

Tenebrae Lux

Filmmaker’s Spotlight – Tenebrae Lux

Ryan Boran is an inspiration to the indie filmmaking community, and we want to congratulate him for getting selected for this month’s Filmmakers Spotlight.

Shane Hurlbut, ASC

New York Meet Up

Join us for an informal "getting to know you" meet-up with Shane Hurlbut, ASC in New York City.

The Flying Lesson - A look behind the scenes

Filmmaker’s Spotlight

From an extra, to an actor, to a runner, to a production assistant, then a camera assistant, and now as a cinematographer, James Oldham climbed the “film hierarchy” because...

Shane Hurlbut, ASC

Las Vegas Meet Up

Sunday, April 6, 5:00pm-6:30pm West Wing Bar Inside the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 Join us for an informal “getting...

Need for Speed

Hurl World Podcast

This podcast covers how we put you in the driver's seat at 180mph on Need for Speed, plus more on my experience and career.

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...

Shane Hurlbut

Hurlbut’s Visuals Podcast

The NeedCreative Podcast is an online radio show that covers topics related to creativity. I had the privilege of being the guest of co-hosts Paul Antico and Jason Sidelinger...

Collaborative Workflow Event in LA

Collaborative Workflow Event in LA

When Neil Smith, the founder and owner of Hollywood DI, asked us to participate in their Open House event on October 20th in West Hollywood, we were happy to...

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...

Social Media

Social Media for Filmmakers

“Find us on Facebook.” “Follow me on Twitter.” We see social media everywhere these days and rightly so. Tools like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+ and more can...


Top 10 Hurlblog Posts of 2011

We had a great 2011 and 2012 is already delivering exciting projects. “Act of Valor” directed by Scott Waugh and Mike McCoy will be in over


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...


Jose M. De Los Angeles, Superstar Intern

Once in a while in life, you meet someone who impresses you beyond your greatest expectations! We had that experience recently and wanted to share it with you.


The New HurlBlog

  Hurlbut Visuals Mission Statement Hurlbut Visuals was created by Lydia and Shane Hurlbut, ASC to educate and inspire one filmmaker at a time. It began as a way...



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...


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,...

Canon 1DC

Responsible Filmmaking

When I stumbled onto this HDSLR technology, I realized within minutes of using the technology that it was a “game changer” and the rulebook had to be thrown out...


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...


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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