Replicating Light Sources



Replicating Light Sources



9 Lessons

1 hour of
instructional video

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9 Lessons

1 hour of
instructional video

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Understand the nuts and bolts of replicating light sources

Replicating Light Sources Beginner provides you with a fundamental understanding of how to match natural lights. Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, ASC shows his approach from replicating TV light and headlights to large landscapes like lighting night exteriors with gray tones. Then, he delves into the importance of using the right filters for ideal cinematic imagery.

Course Includes:

Detailed Written Breakdowns

Top-Down Blocking + Lighting Schematics

Side by Side Comparisons


  • How To Replicate TV Light: Dedo Lights
  • How To Build a Headlight Gag
  • How To Use a Headlight Gag
  • How To Light Night Exteriors with Gray Tones: Part 1
  • How To Light Night Exteriors with Gray Tones: Part 2
  • How To Use Glass Filtration to Assist Your Story
  • How To Use Smoke to Assist Your Story
  • HA Podcast: Ep 17 Using Lights to Replicate Fire and Lighting for Product Shots
  • HA Podcast: Ep 6 Breaking Down the Illumination Experience

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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