LATEST POSTS

  • Focus is a critical part of filmmaking — it’s the eye of the camera, the guiding light for the audience, the expression of the image. 1st AC, Derek Edwards, takes you through the steps of understanding the importance of focus and how to set your focus monitor for the field so you can be confident with your focus pulling on set.

  • In a home, it’s very important to understand the etiquette of breakers, circuit boxes and your power needs. Eric Forand, Gaffer for Shane Hurlbut, ASC, takes you through the do’s and don’ts of household power distribution so your production can run smoothly and quickly!

  • In this article inside Shane’s Inner Circle, Shane Hurlbut, ASC takes you through his process for testing lenses. He goes over what to test for on both primes and zooms, what tools to use during your lens test, and how to achieve the most relevant results.

  • Shane and I are very excited to let you know about our upcoming webinar, Building A Profitable, Creative Business That You Love. This is a one time only event that launches July 6, 2017 at 1:00PM PT with limited seating. We are co-hosting the event along with the founder of Muse Storytelling and Co-founder of Stillmotion, Patrick Moreau. This event is less than one week away and spots are limited, so sign up now. Learn more at Building a Profitable, Creative Business That You Love, and we can’t wait to see you July 6th!

  • In this podcast, Shane Hurlbut, ASC, takes you through how to properly balance electricity, tricks for when shooting in tight spaces, and how to avoid rookie mistakes when trying different lighting set ups. With Shane’s DIY experience, you will leave knowing that not everything has to be high priced rental rates to get that professional look. Join Shane’s Inner Circle to get access to this and much, more more!

  • “How do you seamlessly stitch a one shot sequence together using multiple shots?” This is a great question because not many cinematographers break it down. These are just a few of tips from Shane Hurlbut, ASC to get you in the pocket for the perfect “oner.” Shane’s Inner Circle members received his full in-depth guide to one shot sequences as part of their monthly subscription in June 2017. Sign up today and never miss articles like this to enhance your filmmaking!

  • Portable generators are a very important part of the movie-making experience. In this article Shane Hurlbut, ASC and his gaffer Eric Forand, walk you through how to utilize various generator sizes for a multitude of on-set applications. Learn about generator setup, how Shane and Eric utilize their portable generators on location and how to break them through in-depth analysis of actual set experience.

  • Author: Patrick Moreau – Today I get to debut a very special film on Shane and Lydia. An untold story that has been 5 years in the making. I couldn’t be more excited to debut our short film on Shane and Lydia’s personal journey from farm boy to Hollywood cinematographer, and what they’ve learned along the way. If you enjoy this story, please check out the full series and podcast at TheRemarkableOnes.org.

  • Shane Hurlbut, ASC takes you through Terminator Salvation and his famous “oner” sequence to break down how he employed visual effect techniques to get the most out of the story. You’ll learn the steps you need to take to capture cinematic realism and suspend belief to draw in your audience. This will guide you through the difficulties of one shot sequences and how VFX can help you get the most out of your visuals.

  • 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!!