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HURLBUT ACADEMY has expanded and changed our name to

Filmmakers Academy

Filmmakers Academy includes Hollywood mentors for Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Lighting, Grip & Electric, Color Design, and more! See all of our exciting new changes and additions, like a single tier All Access membership, over at


Be sure to visit FilmmakersAcademy.com and select “Become a Member” to receive All Access to every course!

For a limited time, receive 20% off with our early access price!

All Access Membership Includes An Impressive Series Of Features To Fast-track Your Career As You Master Your Craft!

Hurlbut Academy will shutdown at midnight, January 31, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens to all the content?

  • We’ve streamlined everything and organized it into courses. Your Hurlbut Academy content is all still there, just renamed and rearranged. You now have full access to 800+ hours of video content that covers cinematography, directing, lighting, camera and lenses, grading, color correction, post-production, and more.

*We have also added an Archive Section for certain lessons
*All content will also be available on our new Filmmakers Academy platform!

What happens to the Facebook group?

Our private Hurlbut Academy Members Facebook Group will change names to Filmmakers Academy Members Facebook Group so you can continue to have your questions answered by members and mentors, add/respond to postings, receive valuable input and practical advice on your projects.

Still have questions?

If you have any questions regarding your new membership or how to spend existing credits, please contact us at customerservice@hurlbutvisuals.com who will make it easy for you.

Filmmakers Academy

We appreciate your participation, loyalty, and feedback over the years. We’re going to transition you to our new All Access membership, until your anniversary date of renewal (when you originally signed up on the Hurlbut Academy).

Here Are Your Next Steps to Transition to the Filmmakers Academy Platform 

  • Step 1: You will receive an email from us that contains your username and a temporary password.
  • Step 2: Click on the link in the email to claim your account and login.
  • Step 3: Enter your username and password.
  • Step 4: Voila! You did it

If you are an Annual Member

  • Annual members will be transitioned and continue their membership on the Filmmakers Academy platform until the anniversary date of your renewal (when you originally signed up on the Hurlbut Academy). *You will be given an extension in length of membership if your last annual payment was more than the special introductory price.
  • Credit Card Customers: Your credit card will automatically be charged on your anniversary date of renewal at the special introductory rate of $396. You will receive an email 10 days prior to your card being charged.
  • PayPal Customers: Upon your anniversary date of renewal, you will need to sign up again in the Filmmakers Academy platform at the special introductory rate of $396 as your Hurlbut Academy PayPal account will need to be canceled. So, your payment is collected by the Filmmakers Academy PayPal account rather than the Hurlbut Academy account.

If you are a Monthly Member

  • Monthly members will pay their current monthly rate and have access to the Filmmakers Academy platform until January 31, 2022. At that time, you will receive an email from us stating that your account has expired, then you can join the annual All Access membership to Filmmakers Academy at the special introductory price of $396.

Filmmakers Academy

Use Your Credits In The Hurlbut Academy Store 

Be sure to use those credits right away because they don’t work on the new platform. You will receive a coupon code from us based on the current value of your credits to use in the HA Store.

  • Visit the Hurlbut Academy Store. We have added a few exciting options in addition to the courses already there, such as Masterclasses and an Opportunity to Go On Set with Shane and Lydia. There’s a limited number of spots available, so don’t delay!
  • As of midnight PST on January 31, 2022, Hurlbut Academy will shut down. You should have received an email from us with your coupon code to use in the Hurlbut Academy Store. (Please reach out to customercare@hurlbutvisuals.com if you have questions.)

Filmmakers Academy

You can now access all of your products at Filmmakers Academy!

It’s simple! If you haven’t done so already, please follow the steps below:

  • 1- You should have received an email that includes your username and a temporary password for Filmmakers Academy. (If not, reach out to  customercare@hurlbutvisuals.com).
  • 2- When you log in for the first time, be sure to update your password, which is located under the My Account tab.
  • 3- Your content will be made available to access in your personal library (My Library).