SHANE HURLBUT ASC
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Lighting Theory is a course designed by cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC to dissect the theory behind eight different films and multiple genres that he lensed that include The Rat Pack, The Skulls, Crazy/Beautiful, Drumline, Into the Blue, We Are Marshall, Deadfall, and The Ticket. Lighting is a central component of visual storytelling that could be used to convey emotion, mood, and metaphor.
Shane illustrates how he uses light to form space and how to feel natural and symbolic, when necessary. Prepare to learn how surreal, dark, and mysterious lighting can be accomplished by using just two lights to deliver the emotional impact. Then, discover how to properly research your look and even how to “extend” both dawn and sunset for hours on end.
Detailed Written Breakdowns
Top-Down Blocking + Lighting Schematics
Side by Side Comparisons
Module 1 — Case Studies
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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