Rosco Diffusion Series Pt 5: Grid Cloths

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  15 Minutes of Video Instruction, Detailed Written Breakdown, Lighting Schematics, and Side by Side Comparison for better instruction-SUPPLIED W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES 

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  What separates a Master Cinematographer from a good one?  I ask you this question because are we not all on that road to become the best that we can be?  The Hurlbut Academy is an extension of Lydia’s and my vision, passion, drive, and aspirations.  Signing up you already have seen the passion and dedication, now it is your turn to live, breathe, and love the art of visual storytelling.

This lesson in not only understanding light quality, but also light levels and color temperature shifts when using each diffusion.  This is a test that I would have died to have access to when I was starting out, but with the Inner Circle it is delivered for all of you to ingest and find your own path and style.

  • The ins and outs of Rosco Grids
  • How Rosco diffusion changes and modifies the quality of light
  • How many stops you lose
  • How color temperature shifts
  • How to master frost diffusions to enhance your story
  • Test results: 1/4 , 1/2, and Full Silent Grid.
  • What the characteristics of the grid clothes are.
  • Understanding when and why to apply which grid diffusion.
  • How grid diffusions affect light levels and color temperature.
  • How grid diffusion affects your light source.
  • How to create an even source using certain grid diffusions.
  • How each grid diffusion affects your shadows and the skin of your subject.
  • How each grid diffusion stacks up against each other.
  • How to utilize false colors to see the differences in the grid diffusion.
  • How to maintain your lighting ratio when using thicker grid diffusion.
  • How to create an even source using certain grid diffusions.

3 Diffusions Tested by Shane Hurlbut, ASC


<<<David M>>> Thanks so much Shane for this always illuminating discourse. I had been wondering when you would get to Grid Cloths, as they have been what I was most curious about. I was torn between purchasing half soft frost or grid cloth, and I think I just made up my mind after seeing this comparison. Your work continues to inspire, and I long to always light better.
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Jimross 6 days ago

Awesome series. This has saved me from “buyin’ and tryin'” on my own. Seeing your results helps me decide what to stock up on and what I can just avoid. Thanks for this, Shane!

    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    5 days ago

      @Jimross Hi Jim, Thank you so much for those wonderful words, when I was shooting this, I said to myself, this would have been a great resource for me learning about diffusions and their effects. HA HA