How To

Light a Car

URBAN NIGHT & MOONLIGHT

SHANE HURLBUT ASC

How To

Light A Car

Urban Night & Moonlight

SHANE HURLBUT ASC

10 Lessons

2 hours of
instructional video

Access PDF
assets

10 Lessons

2 hours of
instructional video

Access PDF
assets

Cinematically light a moving car for both urban and rural nights

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!

Course Includes:

Detailed Written Breakdowns

Top-Down Lighting + Blocking Schematics

Lighting List Templates

Camera List Templates

Side by Side Comparisons

English Subtitles Included

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Look Inside The Course

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Modules

  • Building Set Lights with Balanced Color Temperature
  • A Dynamic Headlight Gag
  • DIY Lighting Effects and Gags
  • A Dynamic Approach to Motion
  • Six Lights to Recreate Urban Streets at Night
  • How To Engineer Realistic Light Effects
  • DP and Colorist Relationship in the Bay
  • How To Light Urban Night Car Chases: Illumination Experience
  • How To Shoot Car Commercials at Night: Acura
  • How To Light Night Car Interiors

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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