Do you need some help making your horror film feel, well, scary? We get it. You want to scare the pants off your audience but for whatever reason, you feel like you’re missing part of the horror recipe. Even if you feel like you are doing everything right, there may be a crucial technique you’re lacking. In this snippet from our How To Light Horror course, Shane Hurlbut, ASC takes you through how he lights this close-up and the slight adjustments you can make to enhance your horror cinematography.
Create terror and tension with this light technique!
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In addition to horror cinematography, you learn on-the-ground lighting and cinematography techniques from ASC cinematographer, Shane Hurlbut!
He is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, the International Cinematographers Guild/Local 600, and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Some of his film credits include: We Are Marshall, Terminator: Salvation, Need for Speed, Act of Valor, Semi-Pro, The Greatest Game Ever Played, Into the Blue, and Mr. 3000, among many others.
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Peel back the veil to discover professional horror film techniques
- 6 Lessons
- 1+ hours of videos
Horror is one of the most popular film genres. When done right, light builds tension and boosts terror for a scary effect.
In How To Light a Horror Film, Shane Hurlbut, ASC brings you on set and shows you how to turn any ordinary location into a place of suspense and terror. All through the power of lighting. You’ll learn how much light works best to create tension, the ideal amount of color contrast, and how to use shadows to your advantage.
- Detailed written aides
- Top-down light charts
- Side-by-side examples
- English subtitles