Cinematography: Mastering the Image

Shane Hurlbut ASC

Cinematography: Mastering the Image

Shane Hurlbut ASC
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6h 54m
8 modules (view curriculum)

 
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Description

Go behind the scenes with acclaimed director of photography Shane Hurlbut ASC, as he takes you through each step of his filmmaking process, teaching you how to light and lens cinematically. From creating a visual language in pre-production, through to lighting selection, power distribution on-set, working with directors and actors, blocking, coverage and more, this masterclass will help you achieve cinematic results and build your on set confidence.


Subtitles available: English

Modules

23m

In this module Shane Hurlbut ASC takes us through his pre-production process from the moment he receives the script, and how he works with the director and the other departments to make fundamental decisions that shape the look and mood of the film.


Subtitles available: English

58m

Here Shane walks us through the lighting toolset of a cinematographer working at the very highest level. We look at various light fixtures including HMIs, KinoFlos and tungsten lights, with Shane showing us exactly how to check and prepare each so that it’s ready to be used on set.


Subtitles available: English

1h 19m

Power on set is fundamental, but with high-power-draw lighting fixtures your production may require serious power. In this module, Shane shows you everything you need to know about power on set, including how to spec, prep and operate power generators, how to set up power distribution around your set using distribution boxes, as well as all the styles of connectors, cables and accessories you’ll need to be familiar with.


Subtitles available: English

1h 02m

In this lesson we start by looking at the tools available to shape light, before heading outside as Shane shows us exactly how he lights day exteriors to have total control no matter what the ambient lighting condition. We then head inside to understand how to light and lens a master wide shot.


Subtitles available: English

21m

Following the setting of the lights and the master wide, the DP needs to work with the Director and Actors to establish the blocking, or movement around the set and within the frame. Here Shane deconstructs how he collaborates on set to ensure that the teams are working as a whole and that the camera movement and composition supports the narrative of the story.


Subtitles available: English

1h 01m

Lighting a green screen can be the most challenging exercise for a DP, but in this lesson Shane breaks down a number of ways to light a green screen depending on what lighting fixtures you have available on set.


Subtitles available: English

42m

In this lesson we move to an interior night scene, recreating a key moment from “Fathers & Daughters”. We look how mixing well selected practical light sources and gags mixed with moonlight or urban light can be used to create a believable and cinematic frame.


Subtitles available: English

1h 05m

In the final module of the course, Shane and his gaffer review their toolkit of available light fixtures and give us a complete overview of their suitability for different lighting scenarios.


Subtitles available: English

About the Educator

Shane Hurlbut ASC

Cinematographer

3 Courses

Shane Hurlbut, ASC is a world-renowned cinematographer and gifted narrative storyteller who has lensed numerous feature films, commercials, music videos as well as episodic television programs.

Reviews

5
Shane teaches things that you simply cannot learn anywhere else. In depth information on many aspects of GnE that would take years on set to learn.
April Litton
5
Excellent course taking you from start to finish giving a good overview. Not detailed but enough to get you in the right direction and great light comparisons and set examples.
Christopher Conway
5
Better than the previous courses. Short and right to the points, but informative. Very impressive masterclass.
CHEE KEONG EU
5
Unreal! I learnt so much, Although much of the lights used and shown in this course, I will probably never have the privilege of using, the theory was useful to me. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to perfect what they are currently doing. I want to be a grip now... Thank you
Brendan Lister

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