Shane’s Inner Circle has become an incredible wealth of information from not only me, but the Inner Circle members themselves. We have a private Facebook group where an amazing community of filmmakers from around the globe networks and thrives. Every week, I come across posts from members where they are helping each other learn by sharing their knowledge and experiences, bouncing ideas back and forth, troubleshooting, and wholly fostering the growth of all the members. Their learning and increasing successes inspire us all at Hurlbut Visuals every day.
All of us at Hurlbut Visuals have been so impressed with our members’ work and feel that their stories are so important and compelling that we want to help highlight their successes – and hopefully your successes.
The team here at Shane’s Inner Circle and Hurlbut Visuals wants to continue to support the careers of our members by providing a new platform for exposure: The “Artist Spotlight” hosted on the front page of The Hurlblog.
Our new “Artist Spotlight” is a way for our members to share their own stories of how they’ve applied what they’ve learned in the Inner Circle on a recent project. We want to give members the opportunity to dive into detail with their own article that we’ll host here on The Hurlblog.
I’ve loved watching the members grow and their work improve and I have to say, I have seen some truly stunning work from Inner Circle members.
To our members: We want to hear your story. We’d love to feature a different artist on The Hurlblog each month.
We want to push you to think outside of the box with your articles, but we wanted to give you some guidelines to start off with.
Here’s what we’re thinking:
First, a good post to look back on is our artist spotlight piece on The Hurlblog featuring Inner Circle member Andrew Batista. Obviously there are some differences, namely the fact that information is prompted with interviewer questions. You won’t have interviewer questions. Instead we want to hear your account of a story or a production through your point of view. Andrew shared his POV perfectly.
Share your own stories from projects where you learned something profound. Perhaps you were just on a production where you applied some knowledge from the Inner Circle. Maybe you made your own batten light and used it in a recent shoot. Set up that shoot and then walk us through how it went down. That’s all juicy material to include in your article.
Some things we’d that could be included in a write-up that would make for a fantastic article (be sure you have the permissions to share details and photos in your article):
- Behind the scenes photos or a video from a recent shoot
- Lighting diagrams from various setups
- Stills from the video
- DIY builds
- Reference images
- Pre production notes
- Treatment / lookbook
- Script excerpts
- Product links
- Director/cinematographer commentary
We’re looking for your article to contain:
- 3-15 pages
- At least 2,000 words
- At least 5 images.
At HV we author all articles in Google Drive. That allows for cross-sharing and for people to review it and make changes within a shared folder. Revision phases are possible and comments on the document go right to the author’s inbox. We would like for you to author your article in a Google Drive document. In your master article folder, please create a folder for all images/supplementary material that you include in your article. This is usually what an organized Google Drive folder looks like for an article we have in development at HV:
Inner Circle Members: Send us what you got!
Share your Google Drive folders with your article document and images folder with [email protected].
For our soon-to-be-members: Shane’s Inner Circle is not only filmmaking education, it is an incredible global community of filmmakers and artists that you can only be truly appreciated once inside. This isn’t just networking – yes you may end up working with your fellow members, but you just might find some of the best people on the planet that you can call your friends and an incredible resource from that can help you grow and thrive as an artist.
Our members have made the Inner Circle a positive and uplifting place to foster your skills in filmmaking, and we are inspired by our community daily. We invite you to see what the Inner Circle is all about and what we can do for your filmmaking goals! See you on the inside!