The power of cinematography is the ability to enhance emotion by manipulating light and shadows. Cinematography mentor Shane Hurlbut, ASC breaks down this scene from The Greatest Game Ever Played. He shows how he used key light and fill light to convey the emotional journey of Francis.
Intro to Cinematography Workshop
An intensive filmmaking workshop designed for beginner and intermediate filmmakers!
- 6 Lessons
- 8+ hours of instructional videos
As part of the Illumination Experience Tour, Intro To Cinematography Workshop Volume 1 is the perfect introductory course for new filmmakers. In this popular masterclass, you’ll learn the necessary concepts, theories, and techniques to fully understand why you do something in addition to how you accomplish it.
Expect to learn industry-standard terminology, pre-production planning, and must-have tools. Then, Shane reveals how to properly expose, lighting quality, quantity, and placement. Plus, Shane shares various golden nuggets he has discovered over his 30+ year career as a cinematographer!
- Detailed Written Breakdowns
- Top-Down Lighting Schematics
- Side-by-Side Comparisons
- English Subtitles Included
ABOUT FILMMAKERS ACADEMY MENTOR SHANE HURLBUT, ASC
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.