How To Use Available Light For Interviews

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  7 Minutes of  Instructional Video    –Supplied w/English Subtitles

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  Sometimes when you’re out in the field, you might not have the budget or time to setup a lot of lights to get what you want. What if you just don’t have any lights at all? In this lesson, Shane Hurlbut, ASC takes you through the best options for controlling and manipulating day exteriors to get great results. From balancing light and sculpting a beautiful image, you’ll leave with the mindset to always get what you want no matter what.

  • Understanding the quality of daylight.
  • How to work without the proper tools to light the scene.
  • The tools that will help you control light and get the most of day exterior shooting.


<<<Matthew G>>> Thanks so much for this Lesson.  Its exactly what I needed to prep for an all-exterior desert shoot I have in Feb.
<<<Kieron O>>> Love this Lesson Shane.
<<<Cardoso>>> Shane has done it again….
<<<Paul K>>> Thanks so much, this is one of my favorite Lessons. I hope you post more natural light demos!
<<<David L>>> Awesome explanation, very enlightening!
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DavidMichaud 12 days ago

Hi Shane, Love this insight, I have done a few interviews like this myself… instead of 8x grid cloth, I used a bedsheet LOL. We did have a scenario where the wind blew over my bedsheet (with a sandbag on it) and luckily it did not hit anyone… Do you have any safety tips when it comes to securing the C-stand in this outdoor situation? Thank again

    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    11 days ago

      @DavidMichaud Hi David, Yes DIY and small crew has its disadvantages. HA HA I always bring some 1/4" handline along with some tent stakes. You can drive those in with your hand most of the time or a c-stand arm if you do not have a hammer. Remember, every tool is a hammer except a screwdriver, that is a chisel.