U.S. Cellular

Commercial Cinematography


U.S. Cellular




2 Lessons

27 minutes of
instructional video

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2 Lessons

27 minutes of
instructional video

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A streamlined course for how to film a commercial on location

Commercial Cinematography is ideal for filmmakers who want to understand how to film a commercial on location. You’ll learn how to successfully schedule the entire shoot, manage your light, as well as time-tested tips and tricks that will keep the client happy.

Course Includes:

Detailed written breakdowns

Blocking & Lighting schematics

Top-down sun paths

Director’s treatments

Shot lists


Side by side comparisons

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  • Commercial Cinematography US Cellular storyboards - Filmmakers Academy
  • Commercial Cinematography US Cellular - Filmmakers Academy
  • Shane Hurlbut in Edit Bay - Commercial Cinematography US Cellular course
  • Lighting Diagram - Commercial Cinematography course


  • How To Shoot a Day Exterior Commercial: US Cellular Part 1
  • How To Shoot a Day Exterior Commercial: US Cellular Part 2

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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