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    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC takes you through the steps of crafting a scene to life through coverage and blocking. You’ll learn the tricks and tips to make sure you and the director are on the same page so you’ll have the tools to get the coverage you need and to sell the audience on your vision.


    • This commercial cinematography series piece will take you through this whole commercial shoot. Learn how Shane Hurlbut, ASC prepared for this hectic 2 day shoot, how he communicated his vision with team members effectively, and how he was able to choose the best gear to compliment this piece perfectly. Become a better commercial cinematographer with the knowledge you’ll gain from this playbook!


    • Back in April, I met with Musicbed at their NAB Show booth to have a 1-on-1 discussion. Musicbed has become such a powerful tool for filmmakers, musicians, and artists alike. It’s always a great time to visit with them and it was such a pleasure to be interviewed by them at NAB. This is the 2nd half of the interview, the first half was released right here on The Hurlblog. Enjoy!!


    • No matter what you’re trying to be in your career, there is one thing that never changes and stays true – the relationships you build. They are the most important aspect of your career.


    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC talks about the process of working with directors and his work with Gabriele Muccino on the movie Fathers and Daughters.


    • The sheepshank knot is commonly used to secure loads to trucks or trailers. It’s also used by sailors and is one of my favorite knots because it’s a knot that you can easily tie, and it is so powerful. The sheepshank knot is a trucker’s hitch on steroids.


    • For those of you in the Los Angeles area, we would like to invite you to an exciting free workshop next Saturday, May 9, from 1:00 to 4:00pm at Revolution Cinema Rentals, 1102 Arroyo Street, Unit A, San Fernando


    • Is Filmmaking Fair?

      October 29, 2014

      “Is filmmaking fair?” The answer is yes. Is it equal? Not for one minute.


    • 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, 1102 Arroyo Street


    • 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 on August 20.


    • What are your daily rituals and how do they increase your creativity and inspiration? Creativity takes cultivation and discipline to stay on top of your game.


    • If you are in the Los Angeles area, don’t miss this free educational event coming up on May 31st from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, on the Saturday after Memorial Weekend.


    • Lighting car interiors at night. How I light, what choices I make with specific units, and why one lighting tool is selected over another.


    • Need for Speed photography was done practically without the existence of CGI cars, planes, helicopters or virtual worlds and done with an elite group of professional drivers and extreme risk takers that put you in the driver seat at 180mph.


    • Hurlbut’s Visuals Podcast

      December 20, 2012

      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 from Anticipate Media to discuss my history and experiences in the film industry.


    • As cinematographers, our storytelling camera tools change on a monthly basis, and trying to keep up with all of this is a daunting task. However, the two core tools of storytelling that never change are light and composition.


    • Shane and I and our entire team make it a priority to give back to filmmakers, our local communities, and others worldwide who may benefit from our time and expertise. Upcoming events in Toronto and Santa Monica.


    • For the last two and a half months, I have been working with the amazing director Gil Cope on an incredible commercial campaign. Learn about giving back with the Warrior Wedding Project.


    • 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, Iceland, Italy, Mexico, South Africa, Hawaii and Puerto Rico! It was an inspiration to have such a variety of talented professionals…


    • Responsible Filmmaking

      March 4, 2010

      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 and a new one created.

      I thought if we can start a new rulebook…


    • I am frequently asked how we get so many set ups in a day and how we stay on schedule and budget while shooting. The answer is my Elite Team. I am nothing without my team and they make me shine everyday.


    • 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 styles in between for the Canon 5D, 7D, and the 1D. It is confusing to know which one to choose and I…


    • The Untitled Navy SEAL movie has taken me to some of the most extreme working conditions that I have ever experienced in my career as a Director of Photography. We traveled to the following locations: the jungles of Costa Rica, the swamps of Mississippi…


    • Speed and production value are intertwined. Production budgets are shrinking and companies are asking for more from cinematographers and crews that ever. One way to meet that need is by increasing your speed without sacrificing quality. Specifically, when using Canon 5D Mark II camera for a project…