Camera Movement


Camera Movement


14 Lessons

1.5 hours of
instructional video

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14 Lessons

1.5 hours of
instructional video

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Enhance your storytelling from behind the camera

Camera Movement is designed to deliver energy and emotion to your storytelling vision! Learn about camera placement for lighting, blocking, matching, and transition shots. Through a variety of in-depth tutorials and practical techniques, Shane Hurlbut, ASC helps you understand the how, why, and when of camera movement.

It often takes a team to move the camera in a way that creates, for example, foreshadowing or a reveal. Go behind the scenes for a closer look at the equipment and judgment Shane and his team use for mounting cameras while using dollies, cranes, drones and the MoVi. Shane demonstrates blocking, coverage, continuity, transitions, seamless shots, POV shots, camera placement, and lighting for movement.

Understanding motivation and using camera motion as a tool in storytelling is very powerful. Camera Dynamics was constructed in a way to give you an understanding of the use of movement and how it evokes and supports character emotion. As the course progresses, we take a deeper look at the tools Shane applied for the motivation behind camera movement, followed by a detailed analysis of how he used camera dynamics in many of his films.

Course Includes:

Detailed Written Breakdowns

Top-Down Blocking + Lighting Schematics

Script Pages

Side by Side Comparisons

English Subtitles Included


  • How To Plan, Plot, and Execute One Shot Sequences: Fathers and Daughters Part 1
  • How To Block and Light for Three Cameras: Fathers and Daughters Part 1
  • How To Block and Light for Three Cameras: Fathers and Daughters Part 2
  • How To Light for Three Cameras: Part 1
  • How To Light for Three Cameras: Part 2
  • Light For Specific Camera Blocking: Master To Close Up
  • First Person POV: Mountain Dew
  • Why How and When to Move the Camera
  • Camera Motion: MoVi
  • Camera Motion: Dolly
  • How To Use a Crane to Educate Your Audience
  • What Handheld Camera Tells an Audience: Fathers and Daughters
  • How To Plan Plot and Execute One Shot Sequences: Fathers and Daughters Part 2
  • How To Achieve the Commercial Director’s Vision

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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