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Hurlbut Visuals is an online educational platform and professional networking tool that improves your confidence and competence as a filmmaker.

Together, the Hurlbut Visuals team creates an engaging online curriculum that covers everything from the basics of filmmaking and theory to essential industry knowledge. Beginner and advanced filmmakers are welcome. Take courses on highly-technical grip and electric work, how to shape light, camera movement techniques, pre-production planning through post-production workflow, and critical leadership skills for career advancement.

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Read the the latest industry insights from Shane Hurlbut, ASC. Get free access to knowledge about the art and science of cinematography, advanced lighting techniques, rules for powerful storytelling, and even directing and producing.

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Embarking on a Journey: with Fáelán Maley

April 30, 2018

Fáelán, who was once a kickass assistant of mine, is a cinematographer on a mission. Read more

Top 5 Vimeo Shakedown: Music Videos

April 29, 2018

Since the beginning of MTV in the early-80’s, Music Videos have grown to be a staple in the entertainment industry, as well as all of popular culture. Read more

Mastering the Industry with SIC

April 25, 2018

It’s not an easy feat to make your mark in an over-saturated landscape like Hollywood, and that’s what makes a community like the SIC such an important network. Read more

Win $30,000 Towards Your Short Film

April 24, 2018

SHIFT, a rebrand of MediaSilo and Wiredrive, has unveiled their Creative Fund which will award three narrative short film projects. Read more


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