Hollywood Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut ASC interviewed by Adam Loretz from The Filmmakers Workshop. Kick back and spend a fun 43 minutes in the company of a true master of cinematography. Hear Shane’s feedback on his recent Illumination Tour, camera technology, choosing scripts, his current film, Fathers and Daughters and much more.
With a little diligence and resourcefulness, would-be students can access a world-class academic education right on their computers. However, when it comes to more specialized subjects such as cinematography, sifting through the chaff of amateur tutorials to find the kind of hard-learned, real-world knowledge that true professionals possess can be difficult—especially since many said professionals don’t have the time or resources to spend on education. Enter Shane Hurlbut, ASC, and founder of Shane’s Inner Circle.
Shane Hurlbut, ASC has worked as director of photography on 19 feature films (such as The Greatest Game Ever Played, Terminator: Salvation, and Act of Valor) as well as hundreds of commercials and music videos. He also blogs prolifically about cinematography on the popular website, Hurlblog, that he runs with his wife, Lydia.
In the second part of this interview with cinematographer Shane Hurlbut, we cover his upcoming “Illumination Experience Educational Tour“; why he’s undertaken this project, and the format and objective of the classes.
I first saw cinematographer Shane Hurlbut speaking at a trade show held in New York City in 2010 hosted by Canon. Hurlbut had just finished shooting Act of Valor, shot predominately using the Canon 5D Mark II, and he burst on stage with enough energy to power the building.