How to

Bounce Light


How to

Bounce Light


22 Lessons

2 hours of
instructional video

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22 Lessons

2 hours of
instructional video

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Master bounce light for key light, room ambiance, fill, and more

How to Bounce Light shines some knowledge on the finer qualities of bounce light. Bounce light is sometimes misunderstood and criminally underused, but it’s Shane Hurlbut, ASC’s first choice for key light, room ambiance light, and fill light sources.

Be prepared to learn the deeper nuances of bounce light from a cinematographer who truly appreciates its value. In this course, Shane presents the strengths of a bounce source for the storytelling process. Once Shane reveals how each bounce has a very specific quality, he’ll go into how to control this source with flags and DIY solutions, covering a whopping 22 different bounce materials!

Course Includes:

Detailed Written Breakdowns

Top-Down Lighting Schematics

Side by Side Comparisons

English Subtitles Included

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  • Bounce Light: Circle Bounce vs Square
  • Bounce Light: DIY Solutions w/ Bounce Light
  • Bounce Light: White Foam CoreBounce Light: Bead Board
  • Bounce Light: Ultra Bounce
  • Bounce LIght: Bleached Muslin
  • Bounce Light: Black & White Griffolyn
  • Bounce Light: Black & White Showcard
  • Bounce Light: Soft Silver – Rosco Scrim
  • Bounce Light: Soft Silver – Rosco SS Flex
  • Bounce Light: Soft Silver – Silver Lamaé
  • Bounce Light: Soft Silver – Soft Silver Showcard
  • Bounce Light: Hard Silver Showcard
  • Bounce Light: Hard Silver Showcard Ricochet
  • Bounce Light: Hard and Soft Silver Reflector Board
  • Bounce Light: Matching Practical Light with Colored Bounce Sources: Unbleached Muslin
  • Bounce Light: Matching Practical Light with Colored Bounce Sources: Butcher Paper
  • Bounce Light: Matching Practical Light with Colored Bounce Sources: Silver & Gold Lamaé

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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