Lighting Closeups with Natural and Artificial Light
In this brief excerpt from the course, How To Light Day Interiors: Vol. III, cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC demonstrates first-hand how to control and shape natural light for cinematic results. He provides essential insights into expertly manicuring close-ups, all while referencing shots from the feature film ‘We Are Marshall’ as a case study.
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Master lighting day interiors with natural + artificial lights!
- 6 Lessons
- 1 hour of instructional videos
How do you shape natural light to deliver that brilliantly lit, cinematic look and texture? In How to Light Day Interiors Vol. III, Shane Hurlbut, ASC clues you in on his methodology for handling negative fill, black tablecloth, mirrors, and mirror board without relying on expensive lights. Then, Shane deconstructs the pros and cons of natural light before flipping it all on its head to reveal how to achieve the same look with artificial light! This course is a must-have for all cinematographers.
- Detailed written breakdowns
- Top-down Blocking & Lighting schematics
- Lighting lists templates
- Camera lists templates
- Side-by-side comparisons
- English subtitles included
Director of photography Shane Hurlbut, ASC works at the forefront of cinema as a storyteller, innovator, and discerning collaborator, who brings more than three decades of experience to his art. 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.
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, making him the youngest nominee to date.