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Looking Back at Creating the Illumination Experience Tour

written by Shane Hurlbut, ASC


As I look back to mid 2014, I think about how far Hurlbut Visuals has come. We created and launched Shane’s Inner Circle, re-designed the Hurlblog and began creating the curriculum for the Illumination Experience Tour.

Lydia and I always wanted to do more hands on education after our first HDSLR Boot Camp back in 2010, but my schedule shooting commercials and feature films just didn’t allow for a block of time to devote more than a week or two so that I could go around the country and create something completely immersive on the Art of Cinematography.

As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Illumination Experience Tour, I thought this would be a great time to give you an opportunity for a discount on purchasing the HD Downloads. As I was heading back to my family off of Fathers & Daughters this year, I realized that it was about this time last year when I sat down with Lydia and my team to block out our schedule, focus on education and create this amazing experience. We learned so much on this tour and have taken this style of teaching and infused its curriculum into Shane’s Inner Circle. For all of you that could not join me on this journey, the HD downloads are very close to being there. I am not a stand at the podium kind of guy. It is immersive. The cameramen are running around trying to catch up with all that I do and show. It is fun; it is a great way to learn light and camera in a unique way that has never been shared before. I look back to all the new friendships, thank you notes, and emails that have come into my inbox and I am so in awe of all of you. Thank you for continuing to throw the gasoline on the fire of this idea that Lydia had six years ago, to share, to mentor, to dream and to create content that will take all of you up the ladder of success so much faster. It is personal for me; it is intimate with me. I care about what type of filmmaker you will become.


Many of you have asked me when I am going to do another educational tour. My answer is still unknown, but Lydia and I are exploring ideas of what time frames work best for our careers and our family.

I wanted to give a little more insight into what the Workshop Download and the Master Class Download has to offer, so my team has put together a four minute highlight of each section for you to view here to give you a better idea of what we covered on the Tour and how extensive and immersive these videos are. The discount codes are available for the full Downloads of each, the Bundle and individual Modules.

Purchase the Illumination Experience downloads here:

julynews15mod – $10 off each of the Illumination Experience Workshop or Master Class modules – English or Spanish (starting at only $29)

julynews15wk – $40 off Illumination Experience Workshop HD Download – English or Spanish

julynews15mc – $100 off Illumination Experience Master Class HD Download – English or Spanish

julynews15bn – $125 off Illumination Experience Workshop & Master Class Bundle – English or Spanish

Coupon codes are valid until 9/1/15. No cash value.

Thank you for your continued support, your comments, questions and inspiration as we continue on this journey together. YEAH BABY!!!!!!!

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Chandler October 16, 2015 at 11:32 AM

Hey Shane, if you do another tour, have you considered South Carolina as a possible tour location?

Shane November 1, 2015 at 7:44 AM

I do not see much touring in the future. I did that with the Illumination Experience Tour and if I do another master class it will be in Los Angeles. Thank you for your support.


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