How to Shoot

A Music Video


How to Shoot

A Music Video


2 Lessons

30 minutes of
instructional video

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2 Lessons

30 minutes of
instructional video

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A complete breakdown for how to create a professional
music video from pre-production to post!

Discover the imaginative and technical execution behind filming a music video in How To Shoot A Music Video. Using Keith Urban’s Act of Valor video for reference, Shane walks you through his process while systematically explaining the cover set, pre-production, production, and post-production.

Course Includes:

Detailed written breakdowns

Top-down lighting schematics

Shot lists

Director’s treatment

Schedules & Equipment lists

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  • Learn how to shoot a music video - Filmmakers Academy course
  • Shane Hurlbut in editing bay - Filmmakers Academy
  • How To Shoot a Music Video - Filmmakers Academy
  • Camera Crane on Truck - How To Shoot a Music Video


  • How To Shoot a Music Video Part 1
  • How To Shoot a Music Video Part 2

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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