Filmmakers Academy | Camera Emotion
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Filmmakers Academy | Camera Emotion

Every single frame in a movie, commercial, or music video expresses some type of emotion. Whether it be sorrow, energy, or anger… Something within that frame is going to steer your audience in a specific emotional direction. In this lesson, Shane Hurlbut, ASC discusses his work on “Waist Deep” and how important the camera’s movement…

Filmmakers Academy | How to illuminate rain at night
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Filmmakers Academy | How to illuminate rain at night

Some of the most memorable moments in cinema history take place in the dramatic environment which is rain. When adding rain to a scene it can create beauty, power, and a level of difficulty to execute. In this lesson, Shane Hurlbut, ASC discusses what it took for him to pull off illuminated rain during some…

Filmmakers Academy | Keylight – Where, when & why?
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Filmmakers Academy | Keylight – Where, when & why?

This is where it all starts, the key light and the human face. The window into your character’s soul, their emotions, and motivations. It is the most important subject you will ever light, and it all starts with where to place your key light. Shane takes what you think you knew were the basics and…

Filmmakers Academy | Lighting day interior with zero lights
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Filmmakers Academy | Lighting day interior with zero lights

How do you shape natural light to deliver that brilliantly lit, cinematic look and texture? In How to Light Day Interiors Vol. III, Shane Hurlbut, ASC clues you in on his methodology for handling negative fill, black tablecloth, mirrors, and mirror board without relying on expensive lights. Then, Shane deconstructs the pros and cons of…