The best education in the production industry is right here.
Jim Perry, Academy Member since 2014
I feel like I’m going to film school for peanuts. Wow!! The Lessons and Courses I have seen so far are just amazing. I’ve learned so much that I didn’t know prior.
Roger M, Academy Member since 2016
"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.
Don Mcvey, Academy Member since 2014
The Hurlbut Academy has dramatically changed how I approach things. Since I’ve started I’ve doubled my rate and I feel like what I’m doing now isn’t even scratching the surface.
Dylan T, Academy Member since 2014
Thanks for all of the details you provide Shane. Pages from a master’s notebook. Like ASC mag on steroids. I learned more from you in a 1/2 an hour than two years in film school with diagrams, gear and mental notes. Awesome.
Freddy A, Academy Member since 2014
I have been thrilled to see the “teaching staff” expand with others at The Hurlbut Academy — they are each doing great jobs in their videos. When I joined two years ago, you were already the best instructor on the Internet, and amazingly, the quality keeps getting better.
Scott P, Academy Member since 2015
I recently booked my second narrative feature and I have Shane and this community to thank for that. The director picked me because I went in with ideas that I learned from The Hurlbut Academy. There were other DPs with more experience that brought more to the table in regards to gear. But this time it worked out in my favor.
Les Gaddis, Academy Member since 2014
Shane & his team have shown to be premium professionals, artisans of the highest innovative order. I’ve boosted my OWN career exponentially. The Hurlbut Academy is a surefire success for anyone choosing to engage. PERIOD.
Kahlem P, Academy Member since 2014
So while I know that I can google this stuff, I'm always unsure whether to trust the internet when it comes to information/price points and things of that nature, but knowing that it comes from here and out of the mouth of a certified ASC member. Makes me feel so much more confident learning it from here.
Johnathan Beard, Academy Member since 2014
I'm a longtime Hurlbut Academy Member and you never cease to amaze me with the amount of value you bring to the community. You truly are the Modern-Day Aristotle of Filmmaking. Thank You. Keep killing it Shane!
Ochowho, Academy Member since 2014
The key to your growth as an artist begins here.
Oren, Academy Member since 2014
There’s actually no excuse or reason not to be in The Hurlbut Academy for any filmmaker.
Brothalee, Academy Member since 2016
The Hurlbut Academy is more than a Cinematography Course, it’s a bolt of lightning for your career!
Larry, Academy Member since 2014
Some guy in Commercial Filmmakers Facebook page asked if a year membership to The Hurlbut Academy is worth it. I don’t think there has ever been something more worthwhile for a cinematographer. This is home.
Peter D, Academy Member since 2016
Turns out, in an industry where everything seems to be expensive, The Hurlbut Academy was a complete and utter bargain. I’m one of those people who learns by doing, and the way Shane not only explained the theory but demonstrated the practical application brought lightbulb moment after lightbulb moment.
I am a Production Designer turned Director. This really is a master class. OMG People who have not been on a real set, this is life changing. Even in film school, you don’t get this kind of access to real budget, real decision making. The process of breaking down a script and being able to see it fully realized in a 30-100 million dollar film.
Sean C, Academy Member since 2014
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.
Don Mcvey, Academy Member since 2014
I have been a working professional for 35 years and I still learn from your Hurlbut Academy videos. Thank you, Shane!
nycvideoduck, Academy Member since 2015
I wanted to learn how the professionals do it and the gear they use. I got that with The Hurlbut Academy. The On the Set series where Shane tells you how he shot scenes from his films, commercials and television series are invaluable for learning how the pros do it and how I can get the same gear and do it with my own growing crew.
Big part of me staying at my creative best is to take time and watch your online cinematography content. It stimulates so many areas of my heart and soul ♥️
samzkoayx, Academy Member since 2015