Light a Car
URBAN NIGHT & MOONLIGHT
SHANE HURLBUT ASC
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How To Light a Car: Urban Night & Moonlight is our groundbreaking course that takes the fear out of lighting night exteriors while in motion. Shane Hurlbut, ASC unveils how to light at night in a city setting with exterior lighting sources such as metal halide lights, and then shows how to create moonlight in rural settings and manicure it.
Illuminating the dark while making it feel natural is one of the most important lighting techniques a cinematographer can learn to master. Shane guides you through how he creates, crafts, manicures, and pulls off the perfect environment for an urban night car scene. With step-by-step guidance focusing on the hit Action/Adventure film Need for Speed, Shane shows you what lights to use to recreate urban streets, how to engineer realistic light effects, how to collaborate with the colorist, and more!
Then, taking the Netflix hit The Babysitter as a case study, Shane reveals every trick in the book for building perfect moonlight! This includes learning how to set up lights with balanced color temperatures, working with dynamic headlight gags, and understanding DIY lighting effects, among other key techniques!
Detailed Written Breakdowns
Top-Down Lighting + Blocking Schematics
Lighting List Templates
Camera List Templates
Side by Side Comparisons
English Subtitles Included
Module 1 — Poor Man’s Process: Moonlight
Module 2 — Poor Man’s Process: Urban Night
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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