How To

Light Day Exteriors


How To

Light Day Exteriors


9 Lessons

1+ hours of
instructional video

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9 Lessons

1+ hours of
instructional video

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Your solution to lighting outdoor daylight

In How To Light Day Exteriors, Shane Hurlbut, ASC demystifies the art of natural lighting in daylight environments.

Shane reveals his playbook and outlines his proven methodology that will increase your speed, expand your skillset, and help give you the confidence you need to construct daylight exteriors to look and feel cinematic!

Course Includes:

Detailed written breakdowns

Top-down Blocking & Lighting schematics

Script Pages

Side by side comparisons

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  • How To Light Day Exteriors - Filmmakers Academy
  • Shane Hurlbut uses Light Meter in How To Light Day Exteriors
  • Shane Hurlbut places flag in C-stand in How To Light Day Exteriors
  • Shane Hurlbut works with bounce light in Lighting Day Exteriors


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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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