Blocking & Composition




Blocking & Composition



3 Lessons

30+ minutes of
instructional video

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3 Lessons

30+ minutes of
instructional video

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Advance your cinematography to deliver an emotional impact

Camera Blocking & Composition is a masterclass in how to set up and create a shot to create the perfect Key Frame. This is essential for establishing memorable imagery that will stay in your audiences’ heads long after the movie ends. Shane Hurlbut, ASC uses the film The Adventurers as a reference while supplying you with the tools you need to deliver an emotional impact.

If you found the free YouTube lesson useful, then you’ll love the course! With 3 Lessons and over 30 minutes of instructional video, Shane takes you through his process so that it becomes second nature for cinematographers and directors.

Course Includes:

Detailed Written Breakdowns

Script Pages

Lighting And Camera List Templates

Camera Breakdown Schedule Template

Top-down Lighting + Blocking Schematics

Side By Side Comparisons

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Look Inside The Course

  • Shane shows camera blocking and composition
  • Blocking Diagram in Camera Blocking and Composition
  • Shane Hurlbut uses tablet to show blocking
  • Eye Line in Camera Blocking and Composition Adventurers


  • Blocking & Composition: Adventurers Part 1
  • Blocking & Composition: Adventurers Pt 2
  • Blocking & Composition: Adventurers Pt 3

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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