SHANE HURLBUT ASC
3+ hours of
3+ hours of
Blocking Theory is essential to anything from commercials and music videos to short films, television shows, and feature films. The understanding and mastery of blocking is what truly makes great directors and cinematographers. Blocking is not only based on character and direction but the emotions that motivate them.
This course was designed by Shane Hurlbut, ASC to help open your mind to various forms of theory applied to real scenarios. For instance, you will discover how blocking is structured around your lighting, which in turn informs you on where to place the camera and lights. If you have ever found blocking to be a daunting task, this course will pad you with invaluable techniques and reveal how to work with static cameras, handheld, gimbals, and dollies to give you confidence and take your creativity to a whole other level!
Detailed written breakdowns
Top-down lighting schematics
Side by side comparisons
Module 1 — Blocking Theory: Into the Badlands
Module 2 — Blocking Theory: Fathers & Daughters
Module 3 — The Mechanics
Module 4 — Three Camera Blocking Theory
Module 5 — One Shot Blocking Theory
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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