Shaping Light and Shadow: Nailing The Close Up

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  10:30 Minutes of Video Instruction, Detailed Written Breakdown, Lighting Schematics and Side by Side comparisons for better instruction    –Supplied w/English Subtitles

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  Shaping light for a close-up requires a collaboration between a few people in the grip and electrics department. Key Grip Dave Knudson together with Shane Hurlbut, ASC take you deeper into the knowledge of shaping light and shadow. Learn the process of setting up your flags and diffusions to create the perfect close-up. Get a better understanding of what it means to be a good grip on set, make your work fast and efficient, and be irreplaceable on set.

  • How to shape your light to create the perfect close-up
  • How to set up flags and diffusions
  • The difference between various flags, nets, and diffusions
  • Where to position your flag
  • How to work with your DP
  • How to make your work as fast and efficient as possible


<<<Schy G>>> I learn so much seeing Shane in Action. Thank you for showing the TEAM work with Dave K. to help be efficient in shaping the light. Great source of information, Thank you. Team Hurlbut.
<<<James>>> I could watch these lighting lessons all day long.
<<<Scott P>>>Loved this. I shoot a LOT of talking heads, and while I’ve always given the faces special attention, it had not occurred to me to darken the body a half stop so the face stands out. Can’t get enough of this series!
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