Shane Hurlbut’s 26-City Cinematography Tour


Last Updated: September 29, 2014 9:26 pm GMT
(Kensington, Maryland--September 29, 2014) Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C., has announced his highly anticipated filmmaking tour, The Illumination Experience. This tour is ideal for any filmmaker seeking industry insight on cinematic lighting and cinematography. Shane’s Illumination Experience will be traveling to 26 North American cities from September 14 to November 16, 2014.

The Illumination Experience is a two-part series; the Illumination Workshop, which will be taught in all 26 cities, and the Experience Masterclass which will be available to students in eight of these cities.

For the Illumination Workshop, Shane will demonstrate his avant-garde approach to three-point lighting during an interactive live shoot. Divided into three phases: discovery, creation, and execution, Shane’s students will confidentially design, develop, enhance, and supplement the storytelling process with lighting, script analysis, storyboard preparation, lighting schematics, and shot lists.

The Experience Masterclass is a day-long hands-on intensive consisting of two live shoots. The class will be divided into four teams. The teams will follow Shane’s lighting schematics to re-create film scenes from Crazy/Beautiful (2001) and Swing Vote (2008). With Shane’s guidance, students will learn to integrate methodical lighting with precise camera motion to achieve impactful results. Students will experiment with gear such as the Fisher 10 Dolly, the Movi, and the Kessler Crane in conjunction with various lights, filters, flags and bounces. Shane will critique each scene and provide customized feedback to each team.

Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C., is a world-renowned cinematographer who has shot multimillion dollar blockbuster films such as Act of Valor, Drumline, Terminator: Salvation, The Rat Pack, and We Are Marshall. Shane Hurlbut 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". As an innovative cinematic pioneer Shane shares his passion for filmmaking through his educational blog, Hurlbut Visuals as well as the newly launched Shane’s Inner Circle.

The Illumination Experience is produced by MZed. Their past tours include The Art of Visual Storytelling Tour with Oscar Nominated DP for the Saturday Night Live Film Unit Alex Buono, Three-time Cannes Lions award-winner Vincent Laforet’s Directing Motion Tour, and Emmy-nominated editor for the Saturday Night Live Film Unit Adam Epstein’s Cutting Edge Tour.

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