How To

Light Night Interiors

Volume II


How To

Light Night Interiors

Volume II


6 Lessons

2 hours of
instructional video

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6 Lessons

2 hours of
instructional video

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Master lighting night interiors for 360 degree shots

How To Light Night Interiors: Volume II is a masterclass in lighting for night because you will learn how to light for a complete 360-degree dolly shot. From the location and tech scouts all the way to the build, dialing it all in, and the execution of the shot, Shane Hurlbut, ASC breaks down this complex maneuver into easy-to-understand parts.

You will discover how to take what’s on the page of your script and translate it to screen with your location, articulate the vision to your crew, plus plan your dolly track and lighting setup with motivated sources. Then, we reveal how to get the most out of the dolly to get up close and personal while also providing enough light to emphasize the movement of the 360-degree motion. This process will deliver the emotional impact necessary to bring your audience into the mind of the character.

Course Includes:

Detailed Written Breakdowns
Script Pages

Top-Down Lighting Schematics

Top-Down Dolly Quadrant Schematic

Side by Side Comparisons

English Subtitles Included

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Look Inside The Course

  • Shane Hurlbut instructs filmmaking crew - Filmmakers Academy
  • 360 Degree Diagram - How To Light Night Interiors Volume 2
  • Bokeh Lights - How To Light Night Interiors Volume 2
  • Shane Hurlbut adjusts flag on C-stand


  • Part 1: Location Scout
  • Part 2: Tech Scout
  • Part 3: The Build
  • Part 4: Dialing In the Light
  • Part 5: The Details
  • Part 6: Executing the Shot

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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