What a fun time it was last week at Emerson College! Professor Bosmajian’s advanced cinematography class was fantastic!
We talked about the new Canon 5D and 7D cameras and how they are changing the game; shifting the paradigm.
Then, we revisited the basics of lighting and practiced those skills on a three-wall set that the students put together.
We reviewed color temperature, how its use can give you more of a three-dimensional image, and discussed how to use a monitor to light from in the field or a studio to light.
I showed the students the use of fill light and they decided what level they liked while seeing it in real-time on the Hurlbut Visuals lighting monitor.
What Do You Think Film Students Need To Know?
Here is how I incorporated your thoughts into my presentation at Emerson.
- Studying the history of film is important
- The story is KING
- Appreciate each co-collaborator and understand their unique talent
- Discussed composition and how to expose film
I also addressed the Emerson Faculty and Alumni to explain the paradigm shift with HDSLR technology and pointed out that Emerson could position itself as a leader in embracing this new technology.
Thank you to everyone at Emerson for their enthusiasm, participation, and expertise in pulling off a wonderful event. Emerson’s facilities were in one word: IMPRESSIVE. They are giving the students everything possible to dream!
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About Filmmakers Academy Cinematographer Mentor Shane Hurlbut, ASC
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. 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.