How to Shoot

An Action Sequence


How to Shoot

An Action Sequence


4 Lessons

1+ hours of
instructional video

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4 Lessons

1+ hours of
instructional video

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Discover how to craft compelling, high-octane action!

How To Shoot an Action Sequence will brace you for capturing an intense, nail-biting action sequence that will leave your audience on the edge of their seats.

This masterclass prepares you with boots on the ground training that you won’t find anywhere else. From pre-production discussions, preparing floor plans, and schematics to communicating your vision, Shane Hurlbut, ASC will show you how to be organized and have a Plan B, C, and D ready to deploy and execute at the drop of a hat!

Course Includes:

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Top-down lighting schematics

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  • Action Sequence Cinematography Part 1: How To Deliver Camera Emotion
  • Action Sequence Cinematography Part 2: How To Blend Camera Styles
  • Action Sequence Cinematography Part 3: Deliberately Breaking The Rules
  • Action Sequence Cinematography Part 4: Logistics

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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