When Shane Hurlbut, ASC shoots handheld cinematography, he shoots 5K but frames for 4K. That way, it gives him 25% around the edges to stabilize and doesn’t force him to zoom in on the sensor and lose parts of the image.
Watch the clip below from Shane’s Camera, Lens & Filter Masterclass.
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Camera, Lens & Filter Masterclass
In this 3-hour Masterclass, you will learn how a feature film DP develops their look for the big screen.
Join Shane Hurlbut, ASC as he dives into his setups for his feature film and commercial work. Shane talks about working with the technology behind the RED Digital Cinema camera platform. Then, he explains how he rolls out on set maximizing this camera system to its potential.
Shane then dives into working with Tiffen filters, which he deploys on his digital negative. This makes the most film-like quality possible on a digital camera.
Last, he goes through some of his favorite lenses, specifically the Leitz Cinema Prime lenses. After that, he discusses different ways to use focal lengths to tell the story on screen.
This Masterclass was offered live for participants to join Shane virtually. They asked questions and got laser-focused responses from him throughout the session.
Masterclasses are offered throughout the year at Filmmakers Academy. These include various instructors from the Academy and guest instructors.
ABOUT FILMMAKERS ACADEMY MENTOR SHANE HURLBUT, ASC
DP Shane Hurlbut, ASC works at the forefront of cinema as a storyteller, innovator, and discerning collaborator. He brings more than three decades of experience to his art. Hurlbut is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, the International Cinematographers Guild/Local 600, and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Hurlbut frequently joins forces with great directors such as McG and Scott Waugh, and Gabriele Muccino. His additional film credits include Semi-Pro; The Greatest Game Ever Played; Into the Blue; Mr 3000; Drumline; 11:14, which earned Hurlbut a DVDX nomination; and The Skulls. Notably, his television credits include the first season of AMC’s Into the Badlands.
Earlier in his career, Hurlbut lensed iconic music videos including Guns N’ Roses’ November Rain. He collaborated with Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, The Rolling Stones, and Nirvana. His debut feature film, The Rat Pack, received critical acclaim and earned him a nomination from the American Society of Cinematographers. This made him the youngest nominee to date.