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Cinematography Starter Kit

written by Shane Hurlbut, ASC

Click to Buy Cinematography Starter Kit – $94.99 (Total value $447.75)

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This Bundle contains 25 articles over 2.5 hours of video content.

Leadership and Responsibility

  • Leadership 101 – Learning How to be a Leader in the Industry
  • Leadership 102 – Resiliency in the Industry
  • Leadership 103 – Motivating Your Filmmaking Team
  • Leadership 104 – How to Communicate Your Ideas as a Filmmaker

Setting Yourself Up for Success

  • Career Matters 101 – Podcast: Cinematography: From Career Advice to LED Lighting
  • Career Matters 102 – Podcast: Collaborating with Directors in Pre-Production, Location Scouting and Script
  • Breakdown
  • Career Matters 103 – How to Stand Out in Your Market with a Demo Reel (Total run time 28:23)

The Cinematographer’s Tools

  • Understanding Your Light Meter: The Basics
  • Understanding Your Color Meter: The Basics

Composition and Storytelling

  • Composition 101 – Storytelling Through Composition I
  • Composition 102 – Storytelling Through Composition II
  • Composition 103 – Understanding Lens Focal Lengths and How This Makes an Audience Feel
  • Composition 104 – Set Up Your Story in the First Three Minutes with Expansive Intimacy

Camera Movement

  • Camera Motion 101: Why, When and How to Move the Camera

Basic Lighting Techniques

  • Lighting Techniques 101 – How to Train Your Eye (Total run time 9:15)
  • Lighting Techniques 102 – Where to Place Your Key Light (Total run time 4:36)
  • Lighting Techniques 103 – When to Use a Fill Light (Total run time 10:38)
  • Lighting Techniques 104 – Shaping Light is Everything (Total run time 4:04)
  • Lighting Techniques 105 – Using Color Temp to Create Depth and Dimension (Total run time 4:11)
  • Lighting Techniques 106 – Light for Specific Camera Blocking: Master to Close-Up (Total run time 11:07)
  • Lighting Techniques 107 – Bounce Light: Tips To Make You More Confident On Lighting Your Creations (Total run time 26:00)
  • Lighting Techniques 108 – Bounce Light: How Light Quality Changes Mood and Tone (Total run time 23:38)

DIY Lighting Techniques

  • Lighting Techniques 109 – Building the Perfect Key Light
  • Lighting Techniques 110 – DIY Home Depot Lights

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. Topics include: Leadership, being a responsible filmmaker, resilience, getting started, demo reels, using light and color meters, composition, camera movement, lighting techniques, color contrast, shaping light, camera blocking, training your eye, and DIY solutions to expand your budget and vision.

This curriculum is equivalent to taking a college level course in cinematography. Shane talks about what works and what doesn’t work in a real world set environment. Using his proven methodology and 25 years of experience this interactive and fun style of learning sets you up for success, propelling you ahead of the competition.

Click to Buy Cinematography Starter Kit – $94.99 (Total value $447.75)

All videos were edited on HP Z840 workstations using HP Z24x DreamColor monitors.

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