Shane Hurlbut, ASC
Shane Hurlbut, ASC is a world-renowned cinematographer who shoots multimillion dollar blockbuster films. He is an innovative cinematic pioneer who deploys new techniques on every project as a challenge, to enhance the quality of his work. Shane seamlessly blends different camera emulsions to enhance storytelling and brings a level of unparalleled passion and excitement to every project.
Shane is a member of the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is among a select group of cinematographers recognized by Canon as an “Explorer of Light” and by the Tiffen Company as an “ImageMaker.” These companies are especially known for recognizing film making innovators in how they use equipment and the results they deliver.
The American Society of Cinematographers recognized Shane after his first feature film “The Rat Pack,” directed by Rob Cohen in 1998. Over the course of the next decade, he lensed eighteen additional features including “Terminator Salvation” and “We Are Marshall,” directed by McG, “The Greatest Game Ever Played,” directed by Bill Paxton, and “Drumline,” directed by Charles Stone III. “Act of Valor,” (2012) directed by Scott Waugh and Mike McCoy, was shot primarily using the Canon 5D Mark II camera and was the first HDSLR full-length feature released by a major studio.
Recent work includes “Fathers and Daughters.” Directed by Gabrielle Muccino, this emotional story has an impressive cast including: Russell Crowe, Aaron Paul, Amanda Seyfried, Diane Kruger, Jane Fonda, Octavia Spencer, Quvenzhane Wallis, Ryan Eggold, Janet McTeer, Bruce Greenwood, and Kylie Rogers.
In addition, Shane teamed up with Director McG on his latest film, The Babysitter, a coming-of-age horror story, which will be released in 2016. The film stars Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell, and Hana Mae Lee.
In addition to his many feature films, Shane brought his extraordinary vision to tv with AMC’s popular new dystopian series Into the Badlands, created by Miles Millar and Al Gough. He shot the show’s six-episode first season with multiple cameras in the swampy, sometimes stormy, summer heat in and around New Orleans. During an intense, 51-day production schedule, he and his team helmed by directors David Dobkin and Guy Ferland used eight Red Epic Dragons and one 6K Red Dragon Weapon, with three additional Red Epic Dragons on the separate fight unit directed by Stephen Fung, to capture the kinetic scenes in a variety of locations.