• Advanced color grading moves beyond the initial steps of image balancing and into the realm of image tweaking. This is when you pull out certain colors, tones, or areas of a shot with power windows or through keying for multiple layers of correction. Shane Hurlbut ASC’s DIT, Derek Johnson, walks you through his process of secondary color correction by isolating different areas of the image using qualifiers, adding a vignette, working with gradients, and utilizing your scopes. Learn how to take your images to the next level with this advanced color grading course.

  • Welcome to our Zoom Lens Shootout! We are going to review the brand new Fujinon MK 50-135mm E Mount Cinema Zoom against the Tokina Cinema 50-135mm PL Mount Cinema Zoom. Right now, these lenses are falling into that $3,200 – $4,000 price range, which make them extremely affordable, lightweight, and flexible for most shooters – something that has been missing in our market with all the advancements in affordable tools and tech.

  • Diffusion has been a part of the filmmaking arsenal for years! Before there was a vast selection like we have today, we would utilize what was called Tough Spun. Once filmmakers started experimenting with other materials, we eventually got what is Grid Cloth today, a quality light diffuser with a level of durability for the field. Shane Hurlbut, ASC takes you through the different types of grids, how they affect your light, and what to be careful of so you will know appropriate applications for your projects.

  • Content and education are EVERYTHING when trying to take that leap to the next level of your career. Without knowledge, how do you expect to grow? Well guess what! has put together an amazing Video Creators Bundle this year and it just went live today on June 1st, 2017 with some great content at an incredible value. You only have 5 days, so get in on this now!

  • Tiffen Open House 2017

    May 31, 2017

    This Sunday June 4th, 2017 Tiffen is hosting an Open House along with the Steadicam Guild at their center in Burbank. Stop by for some BBQ and refreshments and get to know more about Tiffen’s offerings, take advantage of their sale, and enter for your chance to win their grand prize! Who knows, you might even run into Shane while you’re there!

  • Shane Hurlbut, ASC discusses the different lights available to use, various techniques, their importance, and where the industry is heading as it evolved in new ways so that you can use this knowledge to your advantage on all of your projects. Being a director of photography isn’t just about the compositions you create, the cameras that you use, and the shots you decide upon – it’s about understanding what it means to be a cinematographer and the light, or “paint,” that you choose to create the image.

  • Imagine being able to have the fear work to your benefit. Fear is an emotion that has the potential to help us or harm us. If we recognize fear for what it is and move through it with action steps, fear can be very helpful. If we ruminate and stay stuck in fear, it is a huge roadblock to future success. These are the 4 C’s that will get you, and keep you, on the right track.

  • Shane Hurlbut, ASC will show you how to perfectly re-create completely realistic artificial daytime sunlight and sky ambiance during one of his Into the Badlands day exterior sound stage shoots. You will learn about the quality of daytime exterior light, controlling your ambient light, how to replicate alley light, and how to cheat the direction of your light.

  • Since we started Hurlbut Visuals, giving back has been part of the company philosophy. We believe that no matter what you do, you give of your time and resources as a business. We’ve always been committed to helping children specifically, and from around the world, to help give them a voice, to help give them power. Please join us in helping children!

  • The first ever Film + Music Conference, organized by our good friends at Musicbed and Filmsupply, is an event for every level of filmmaker featuring keynote speakers, educational breakouts, and social events. They’re also including live performances from great indie musicians during the two-day event set in Fort Worth, Texas.