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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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May 31, 2018
Tick. Tock. It’s that time again! 5DayDeal will be launching 2018’s secret bundle on June 1st at Noon PDT. Every year the bundle is not only different, but it gets BIGGER and BETTER. No matter if you’re a seasoned cinematographer or a photographer looking to work with more video, the Video Creators Bundle will better you as a filmmaker.Read more
May 29, 2018
You can now download and listen to Shane’s Inner Circle Podcasts for FREE! The podcast is available for download on iTunes and streamable on YouTube. The Shane’s Inner Circle Podcast is hosted by Shane Hurlbut, ASC and his wife and CEO of Hurlbut Visuals, Lydia Hurlbut.Read more
May 09, 2018
I’m always getting asked what I use or why I use a specific piece of hardware or gear for my studio build setup. Well, today we’re going to try and answer a few of those questions, and probably generate dozens more! We previously discussed how to Rig Your Camera for Handheld, so now we’re going to figure out the best Studio Build for you that’s both achievable and affordable.Read more
Apr 30, 2018
Fáelán, who was once a kickass assistant of mine, is a cinematographer on a mission. And thanks to her excellent documentation of photos, she’s going to take us through one of her expeditions to the rainforest. There, she’s going to show us how she travels light, while also having the right equipment to get the job done. Now, gear up! We’re in for one hell of a ride!Read more
Apr 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. If you want to master the industry in today’s climate, it takes constant strives for self improvement; something Matthew has achieved with his latest reel!Read more
Apr 24, 2018
SHIFT, a rebrand of MediaSilo and Wiredrive, has unveiled their Creative Fund which will award three narrative short film projects. The grant includes $30,000 for each project along with access to consultations with creative partners across the industry, use of the SHIFT Airstream trailer for mobile production, and a space in SHIFT’s Los Angeles offices.Read more
Apr 23, 2018
When it comes to screenwriting software it can be a love-hate relationship. There are many to choose from but really only a handful that stand out to most screenwriters. In this list, I will review three of my favorite programs, the features they offer, the pros and cons, and finish by telling you what I currently use.Read more
Apr 22, 2018
The commercial world is evolving into realms we’ve never imagined. Less often will we be forced to sit through the sugary visuals and schizophrenic direction marketing teams try to lure the “general” audience in with. Instead, filmmakers are being given more slack on the proverbial rope to try their own artistic visions. In this Top 5 Shakedown, we’ll be focusing on some of the best commercial filmmakers found on Vimeo.Read more
Apr 09, 2018
One of the most popular rigs out there is the handheld rig, because it allows you mobility and frees you up to get your shot fast. When it comes to figuring out the best way to configure your digital camera, there tends to be a lot of arms, a lot of cables, and a lot of accessories.Read more
Apr 07, 2018
REDucation is a powerful, intimate, and hands-on program available to cinematographers, AC’s, DITs, and filmmakers all over the world! Taught by industry professionals, REDucation is a 3-day course where you can learn the RED Digital Cinema equipment and process.Read more
Apr 05, 2018
Musicbed has been my go to resource for music for all our videos on the Hurlblog and The Inner Circle since its inception. Before Musicbed we’d have to spend hours upon hours looking for the right music track only to be either underwhelmed by the selection or blown away by the price…Read more