Cinematography Tip: Monitor Calibration with the X-Rite Tool
Color calibrating your monitors is key since they serve as the eyes of your creation!
In this Cinematography Tip, Shane Hurlbut, ASC explains the value of color calibration for monitors and how calibrating tools like the X-Rite ColorChecker empower you. The last thing you want as a cinematographer is monitors with distorted colors that don’t match one another. Take control of the look of your project with this tip, and always work with correct color science.
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Calibrate your monitor like a Pro!
In this lesson, Shane Hurlbut, ASC demonstrates how to calibrate Flanders Scientific DM220 and DM160 monitors with the X-Rite ColorChecker calibration tool.
This lesson is part of the DP Cart Collection series.
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Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut, ASC works at the forefront of cinema as a storyteller, innovator, and discerning collaborator. Shane 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.
Earlier in his career, Hurlbut lensed iconic music videos including Guns N’ Roses’ November Rain, and collaborated with artists Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, The Rolling Stones, and Nirvana. His debut feature film, The Rat Pack, received critical acclaim. The film earned him a nomination from the American Society of Cinematographers, making him the youngest nominee to date.
Hurlbut frequently joins forces with great directors:
- McG – Rim of the World, The Babysitter, We Are Marshall, and Terminator: Salvation
- Scott Waugh – Need for Speed and Act of Valor
- Gabriele Muccino – There Is No Place Like Home, Fathers and Daughters.
His additional film credits include Semi-Pro, The Greatest Game Ever Played, Into the Blue, Mr 3000, Drumline, and The Skulls. Notably, his television credits include the first season of AMC’s Into the Badlands.