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.
Become a member of the Inner Circle; go behind the scenes with Shane Hurlbut, ASC. Learn on the go, wherever you are and from any device. Get access to invaluable information and resources, and finetune your art with the help of a global filmmaking community.
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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.
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 25, 2018
A while ago I got a message from a member in Australia (everyone sing “he comes from a land down-under!”): “Hi Shane, I’m a weekend warrior filmmaker, and I…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
Dec 19, 2018
You wanna know how to make a Softbox that can rival the most expensive ones on the market? I like to make my own equipment so it works for me on screen. Now I’m revealing one of my best kept secrets using materials that cost next to nothing – even using BEDSHEETS! You won’t want to miss out on this explosive blog that will give you the edge on set.Read more
Dec 13, 2018
I overheard a conversation between a young cinematographer and a colorist going back and forth discussing the importance of 10bit color or higher. I didn’t have time to interact then,…Read more
Dec 03, 2018
In this month’s Inner Circle podcast, I answer your questions about: How I create flame flicker and the color quality of fire Lighting talent near a fire effect Differences in…Read more
Nov 21, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving! Our Best Sale Ever and an Opportunity to Connect I wanted to wish you all an amazing Thanksgiving this year and extend love, health, and wondrous prosperity to…Read more
Nov 07, 2018
We have great giveaways waiting for you on-site. Book your pass today! Don’t miss this one day event, featuring training sessions and an Expo designed for Blackmagic Design users of…Read more
Nov 05, 2018
In this month’s podcast, I answer some great questions regarding the industry’s attitude and give you first-hand advice on how to stay motivated, how to lead and inspire your crew,…Read more
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