Cheap Lighting Diffusion for DIY Filmmakers
Watch as cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC demonstrates how to dial in the lighting and layering shadows for a night interior scene. He does so using a $2 plastic tablecloth for diffusion as a cheap alternative to expensive Duvetyne.
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An illuminating experience that sheds light on how to cinematically recreate the moon!
- 3 Lessons
- 30+ minutes of instructional videos
Discover how to light moonlight and achieve that beautiful Gray-Blue tone! In How To Master Moonlight, Shane Hurlbut, ASC uncovers the advantages versus disadvantages of 3 different tungsten sources. Then, he shows specific gels and how to set your camera’s color temperature for the ultimate effect.
Plus, you’ll learn the advanced usage of Fresnel lights for hard shadows. Hurlbut also explains key tips to make your characters stand out in total darkness.
Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut, ASC works at the forefront of cinema. He’s a storyteller, innovator, and discerning collaborator, who 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: McG’s Netflix Rim of the World and The Babysitter, plus Warner Bros. We Are Marshall and Terminator: Salvation; Scott Waugh’s Need for Speed and Act of Valor; and Gabriele Muccino’s There Is No Place Like Home and Fathers and Daughters. 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 artists 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.