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HURLBUT ACADEMY

EDUCATION FOR FILMMAKERS BY FILMMAKERS

It is our mission to elevate the craft of cinema for filmmakers around the world.

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Poor Man's Process - Green Screen

Poor Man’s Process:

Green Screen

40 Credits

How to Light a Car Poor Mans Process - Blue Screen

Poor Man’s Process:

Blue Screen

50 Credits

Commercial Cinematography - US Cellular

Filming a Commercial

On Location

20 Credits

Do you know how to film a feature?


This step by step guide from Director of Photography Shane Hurlbut, ASC will show you how. Shane shares what he has learned over his 30+ years of experience working on 27 feature films and TV shows. Do you need to know how to breakdown a script? Got it. How to Block a Scene? Got it. How to Light a Day to Night transition? Got that too, all right here in our Cinematographer’s Guidebook.

Best Sellers


HOW TO LIGHT NIGHT INTERIORS

112 credits

HOW TO BE A FOCUS PULLER

340 credits

ADVANCED COMMERCIAL DIRECTING

350 credits

CHOOSE YOUR LEARNING PATH


50 Courses, 400+ Lessons, 700+ hours of instruction videos. Diving into all of that content can be daunting, and that’s why we’ve curated these specific pathways.

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Director of Photography

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Lighting

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Camera Dept.

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Explore, create, and collaborate with filmmakers around the world. The Academy has it’s own private Facebook group as well as searchable profiles detailing members skills, rentable equipment, and available job opportunities. Become a member to experience it for yourself.


What Our Members Are Saying

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Your mentoring is nothing short of gold dust – I’m knocking on the door of agency level work; my budgets vary from $20k to $350K with a crew under me ranging from 2 – 15, and while I’ve been shooting professionally since I was 18 (for 20 years this year in fact) listening to your podcasts has instilled a sense of confidence I’ve not had before. The techniques you teach are skills that can be rolled back to any level of production. The foundations that you give us will last us a life time.

Scot Openshaw

United Kingdom
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The Hurlbut Academy is unlike any other online resource. Shane and his team have managed to create something that feels like an extended family. The level of insight I have personally gained, has been invaluable in taking my work and career to the next level. This is nuts and bolts training and techniques, taught by a DP working at the highest level, in a way that is engaging, fun and incredibly practical. There is a real sense of the Hurlbut Academy constantly evolving, and that you are a part of a group who seek to encourage and inspire one another.

Don McVey

London, United Kingdom
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There really is no education better than this for DPs. It takes you beyond school, showing you how the professionals do it. It's the whole package of experience that one learns when you join the Hurlbut Academy. Great stuff.

Charles Allen

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I want to tell you, one filmmaker to another, that Hurlbut Academy has transformed my career. There is no other filmmaking community like the Hurlbut Academy. When you join, you're not just getting access to content, you're getting access to an entire network of people who care about you.

Jacob Hamil

Lubbock, Texas

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