How To

Master Moonlight


How To

Master Moonlight


3 Lessons

30+ minutes of
instructional video

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3 Lessons

30+ minutes of
instructional video

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An illuminating experience that sheds
light on lighting the moon!

Discover how to light moonlight and achieve that beautiful Gray-Blue tone! In How To Master Moonlight, Shane Hurlbut, ASC uncovers the advantages versus disadvantages of 3 different tungsten sources, shows you specific gels to use, and how to set your camera’s color temperature for the ultimate effect.

Plus, you’ll learn the advanced usage of fresnel lights for hard shadows and explain key tips in order to make your characters stand out in total darkness.

Course Includes:

Detailed written breakdowns

Top-down Blocking & Lighting schematics

Camera list templates

Lighting list templates

Side by side comparisons

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  • Shane Hurlbut in How To Master Moonlight
  • Controlling Light in How To Master Moonlight
  • Camera LCD Screen in How To Master Moonlight
  • How To Master Moonlight


  • How To Recreate Moonlight with Hard Shadows
  • Less Is More: Moonlight Exposure and Light Principles
  • A Single Shot with 20 Finesse Moves

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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