Replicating Light Sources



Replicating Light Sources



25 Lessons

3.5 hours of
instructional video

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25 Lessons

3.5 hours of
instructional video

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Learn how to replicate light sources like an expert

Replicating Light Sources Advanced challenges how you think about organic textures and working within a specific atmosphere. Shane Hurlbut, ASC teaches you how to match and emulate lights and poses what to consider when choosing the right light to produce your ideal effect. The lighting techniques within this advanced course will provide you the tools necessary to impose mood, create style, and embody time periods.

Whether you want to know how to create realistic lighting that emulates firelight, headlights, a television set, or police lights, this course presents all that and more. You can also expect lighting scenarios with DIY solutions using smoke, filtration, and lights. Push your visual style with these techniques to enhance the mood and emotion behind your visual storytelling.

Course Includes:

Detailed Written Breakdowns

Top-Down Blocking + Lighting Schematics

Side by Side Comparisons

English Subtitles Included


  • How To Replicate TV Light: Dedo Lights
  • How To Replicate TV Light: Kino Flo Lights
  • How To Create a Fire Effect Light: DIY
  • How To Create a Fire Effect Light: Professional
  • How To Use a Fire Effects Light with Real Fire
  • How To Create Firelight and Lamplight Effects: Into the Badlands
  • HA Podcast: Ep 17 Using Lights to Replicate Fire and Lighting for Product Shots
  • How To Build a Headlight Gag
  • How To Use a Headlight Gag
  • 02 A Dynamic Headlight Gag
  • How To Engineer Motion Light Effects for Poor Man’s Process Work
  • 01 Six Lights to Recreate Urban Streets at Night
  • 02 How To Engineer Realistic Light Effects
  • 03 DIY Lighting Effects and Gags
  • 04 A Dynamic Approach to Motion
  • How To Mimic a Police Car Light: Deadfall
  • Bounce Light: Matching Practical Light with Colored Bounce Sources
  • Bounce Light: Matching Practical Light With Colored Bounce Sources: Butcher Paper
  • Bounce Light: Matching Practical Light With Colored Bounce Sources: Silver & Gold Lamaé
  • How To Light Nightclub Environments: Into the Badlands
  • How To Light Night with Existing Street Lights: Fathers and Daughters
  • HA Podcast: Ep 11 Creating Depth Mood and Emotion with Lighting
  • HA Podcast EP 4: Lighting in Layers and Understanding Light Quality
  • How To Use Smoke to Assist Your Story
  • How To Use Filtration to Assist Your Story

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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