Building your

Cinematic Look


Building Your

Cinematic Look


6 Lessons

2+ hours of
instructional video

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6 Lessons

2+ hours of
instructional video

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Learn how to build the look of your project!

Building Your Cinematic Look starts with the script and continues as a collaborative process throughout the rest of production and post. From sparking inspiration with iconic books on cinematography to creating the look book and building the world around you, Shane Hurlbut, ASC pulls from his experience constructing futuristic worlds as well as harnessing light to reveal how to build the look you desire.

Course Includes:

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  • Educational Resource Books for Cinematography
  • How To Prep Narrative Storytelling: Illumination Experience
  • How To Communicate Your Ideas as a Filmmaker
  • How To Communicate Your Vision to the Director with Color: Into the Badlands
  • Establishing The World: Terminator Salvation
  • FA Podcast Episode 13: Setting Up Rules of Engagement for Your Characters

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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