Go On Set:

Terminator Salvation


Go on Set:

Terminator Salvation


2 Lessons

36 minutes of
instructional video

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2 Lessons

36 minutes of
instructional video

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Uncover the world-building process for filming Action movies

Discover how to create and convey the world of a futuristic wasteland in Go On Set: Terminator Salvation.

Establishing your world and building the environment can be one of the most rigorous yet rewarding parts of the filmmaking experience. The visuals that you capture provide the backdrop to which your characters thrive and navigate in that world. Now incorporate a world designed for an Action movie and dial it up to nuclear proportions with this in-depth look at world-building and VFX integration!

Go on set with Shane Hurlbut, ASC as he takes you deep into the world of Terminator Salvation and explores what his team encountered when navigating this barren wasteland. Inside, Shane explores the importance of establishing your world early on in the film and how to build off of that momentum. You can also expect to learn how to conceptualize the world in which you’re filming and adapt it from script to screen. This also includes the process of conveying the world cinematically, the value of pacing, and understanding the logistics of shooting action narrative sequences, among other essential lessons.

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  • Establishing The World: Terminator Salvation
  • How To Integrate VFX with Live Action: Terminator Salvation

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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