Hurlbut Visuals is an online educational platform and professional networking tool that improves your confidence and competence as a filmmaker.
Together, the Hurlbut Visuals team creates an engaging online curriculum that covers everything from the basics of filmmaking and theory to essential industry knowledge. Beginner and advanced filmmakers are welcome. Take courses on highly-technical grip and electric work, how to shape light, camera movement techniques, pre-production planning through post-production workflow, and critical leadership skills for career advancement.
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Read the the latest industry insights from Shane Hurlbut, ASC. Get free access to knowledge about the art and science of cinematography, advanced lighting techniques, rules for powerful storytelling, and even directing and producing.
Feb 07, 2019
DaVinci Resolve comes fully loaded with a slew of plugins in their DAW to help get your audio tracks sounding the best they possibly can; 14 plugins in fact. However…Read more
Feb 06, 2019
As a screenwriter you’ll work with directors in numerous ways over the course of your career. Your role in the process will change as you grow and progress in the industry, so take this advice with a grain of salt! For many writers, especially those young in their careers, working with directors is a real curiosity. Let’s talk screenwriter/director relationships at the Indie and Micro Budget levels.Read more
Feb 05, 2019
What movie moment made you go “I have to make movies”? My HV editorial rock star, Dylan Leong, has his say and it’s another slam dunk!Read more
Jan 29, 2019
Think you’ve heard of crazy things happening on movie sets? Think again. Here’s a story of near death experiences, deadly snakes, a military coup and half the star-studded cast narrowly avoiding being washed into the South China Sea!Read more
Jan 14, 2019
In this month’s Inner Circle podcast, I cover your questions on: Techniques for best camera placement Best documentary cameras and lighting Best ways to operate the camera handheld The power…Read more
Dec 31, 2018
This month in her first podcast, Lydia answers your questions on work/life balance and talks about her philosophy on making career decisions. Play it here: Use Up/Down Arrow keys to…Read more
Dec 27, 2018
What’s that, you want to have voices and music at the same time? Mixing voices and music is a big problem that many editors have to face. Ross Papitto, my wonderguy on sound editing is here to not only solve that problem in DaVinci, but also to save your editorial lives!Read more
Dec 24, 2018
Do you know how much of an impact sound has on the film industry? TONS! I’m immensely lucky to have Ross Papitto on the Hurlbut Visuals crew as my sound engineer. This blog will blow your mind and take your productions into the stratosphere! Enjoy.Read more
Dec 20, 2018
Ever captured some awesome footage to find that you have Hum and Buzz? Sound makes up a humongous part of any production. You need to have a sound mixer that can take your media to the next level. Ross Papitto is an epic sound engineer and part of the HV crew!Read more
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