How Focal Lengths Assist Character Development: Into The Badlands

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON: 42 Minutes of Instructional Video, In-Depth Written Breakdown, Call Sheet, Behind-the-Scenes Stills, Topdown Lighting Diagrams    –Supplied w/English Subtitles

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  The Camera Perspective and how you focal length interprets the scene is an opportunity to immerse you audience into the action. In this lesson, Shane Hurlbut, ASC breaks down shooting on long lenses, natural lighting, circle bounce on close ups, cut on motion, an old trick of using the light right after the sun goes down, and working with moonlight so your image won’t look flat. This is a firsthand look into the fast-paced world of TV production and what it takes to get the world done.

  • Inside look into the production of “Into the Badlands.” 
  • The best options in terms of focal lengths to tell drama and action in TV.
  • How to interpret the subject matter and get the most out of the scene.
  • Using light and the right quality to elevate your project.
  • How perspective is king.


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JacobR 1 days ago

Hello Shane! In the last sequence shot at night, how did you achieved that green tone of the kino flo? with a + green gel?what was the camera color temp? Thanks!

    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    1 days ago

      @JacobR HI JacobR, This was a Kino Flo 4 bank Flo with Cool White globes in the fixture, gives you a beautiful Cyan Blue/Green tones

    • JacobR    28 days ago

      @JacobR Thanks Shane! the color palette in the scene is awesome.

    • JacobR    28 days ago

      @JacobR so it was like a normal/industrial floruencent tube like 4000 k that gives you the green hue and fitted in to the kino flo bank, correct?

    • JacobR    27 days ago

      @JacobR Pefrect, Thanks!