Bounce Light: Mastering Light Quality & Theory

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  24 Minutes of Instructional Video, In depth Written Breakdown, Top Down Lighting Schematics and Side by Side quality comparisons    –Supplied w/Subtitles

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  This is Part 1 of a 6 Part Series on Bounce light, where we go into 22 different bounce materials.  We show side by sides so you can really see the color difference and the quality difference of each one.  Have you ever used Bleached Muslin or Grifflon as a bounce source?  Have you ever compared the quality of Foam core to Bead board?  Welcome to the Hurlbut Academy where we do the tests that no one ever has time for and we do it so you can perfect your craft.  What is Bounce Light?  Why does it seem to be so popular in Cinema Lighting?  In this lesson I break down bounce theory, the differences between reflective materials, what quality are you looking for as well as side by side comparisons so you can really see the difference.  You can immediately put these technique into practice and take your lighting to a whole other level.

  • Circle Bounce vs. Square Bounce
  • The quality of light that a bounce emits.
  • The different types of bounces that are out there.
  • How to customize your bead board bounce for your applications.
  • The different cuts of bounces out there.
  • The theory and execution behind the bounce.


<<<Eric>>> Just finished the first part of this Lesson (aka not done with whole post yet), but I had to stop and say I am so very pleased with this style of video, The Hurlbut Academy. It feels like I’m at the IET, again! Bravo!
<<<Ben>>> Wooooowwww!!! Watching it now, what a treasure trove! You really go above and beyond for us, Shane Hurlbut, thanks!!!
<<<Felipe>>> Shane, I just wanna thank you for this Lesson (bounce light and c-stand). This is the best lighting Lesson I’ve seen.
<<<Anthony>>>Better than anything I experienced in school!
<<<Shavaughn>>> Great read and video… learned a lot.
<<<Tanmoye>>>Thanks Shane this was very useful!
<<<Mitchell>>>This is so fantastic!
<<<Rich>>>Information that will have an immediate impact.
<<<Jarred>>>This is so incredibly helpful.. Thank you so much for the info.. loving it.
<<<Lance>>>Outstanding and helpful information!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing the knowledge.
<<<Kevin>>>This is great! Being able to see the effect of these different bounce’s is incredible and have a whole new appreciation for each one.
<<<Conner>>>I really appreciate this. This stuff is so cool. I love studying lighting. I feel like my world has opened up. I didn’t even know what I didn’t know.