Corporate Cinematography



Corporate Cinematography


25 Lessons

6 hours of
instructional video

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25 Lessons

6 hours of
instructional video

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An ideal intro for beginners of corporate cinematography

Beginner Corporate Cinematography unveils how to film a corporate setting and make your work feel both compelling and pleasing to the eye. Shane Hurlbut, ASC guides you through cinematic techniques with detailed instructions to give you the edge over your competition.

Pulling from his 30+ years of moviemaking experience, Shane reveals the importance of where you place your lights, shaping that light, and understanding the quality and quantity of it. Then, going even deeper, you’ll learn how to work with your camera’s sensor (and all of its inner workings) along with determining focal length, depth of field, and the nuances of motion. This beginner course to corporate cinematography is the perfect intro to get you started and to set you up for success!

Course Includes:

Detailed Written Breakdowns

Top-Down Lighting Schematics

Side by Side Comparisons


  • Key Light: Where, When, and Why: Illumination Experience
  • Chimera Softbank
  • Fill Light: The Basics
  • Back Light: Where, When, and Why: Illumination Experience
  • How To Location Scout Using The Path of the Sun
  • Day Exteriors: The Basics
  • C-Stands: The Basics
  • C-Stands: Etiquette and Shaping Light Basics
  • C-Stands: Etiquette and Shaping Light Basics:4 x 4 Floppy
  • C-Stands: Etiquette and Shaping Light Basics:Setting a Beadboard Bounce
  • How To Use Available Light for Interviews
  • How To Light an Interview with 4 Lekolites
  • Understanding Your Color Meter: The Basics
  • Understanding Your Light Meter: The Basics
  • How To Expose Your Canon Cinema EOS Camera Platform
  • Canon C100 Mark II: Extensive Tests
  • Custom Picture Profiles: Canon C100 Mark II
  • Custom Picture Profiles: Canon C100 Mark I
  • Custom Picture Profiles: Canon C300
  • Custom Picture Profiles: Canon 5D Mark II and III 6D
  • Custom Picture Profiles: Canon 7D 7D Mark II Rebel T2i, T3i, T5i, 60D, 70D
  • How Focal Lengths Make Your Audience Feel
  • How To Choose the Right Focal Lengths
  • Camera Motion: Dolly
  • Camera Motion: MoVi

About The Mentor

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.

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, Mr 3000, among many others. 

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