Just a quick note to let you know that I joined host Paul Antico on the NeedCreative Podcast again this week. Really great show. We talked about the art and science of cinematography and then did a mini-workshop. I go into story scenarios and how I would light and lens them.
Some of the topics covered include: shooting handheld versus on a dolly or sticks; working with scopes versus your eye; the critical importance of a light meter; lighting with the newest digital cameras; 4K cameras; what we are using on Need for Speed; knowing the role of the DP; and “lightmares.” Then he put me on the spot with scenarios like shooting a fight scene between lovers in a parked car, a character’s journey through their past, and shooting a country music video on a porch.
Listen to podcast episode 37, “Hurlbut Returns”:
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Thanks again to Paul. Enjoy. Also check out Episode 36 with Rodney Charters, ASC.
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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.