High Key Commercial Lighting: Final Checks Shooting Our Cereal Commercial Pt. 4

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  14 Minutes of Instructional Video, Detailed Written Breakdown, Lighting Schematics, and Side by Side Comparison for better instruction. ENGLISH SUBTITLES INCLUDED

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  Shane Hurlbut ASC will take you ON SET and blow you away with techniques for lighting high key commercials. Want to know how to get that beautiful morning look for a breakfast cereal commercial? Look no further.

  • Troubleshooting on set
  • Using LUTs to add to the look you have created
  • Shooting the product
  • Techniques to prevent reflective surfaces from popping!
We are directing all comments and questions to our New Forum, please find the related course in the forum’s categories to submit.

lata 12 days ago

Hi Shane, great lesson! In the first video you talked about HDRX, could you explain a little bit about it so I could get and idea and search for more info please? Thanks a lot.

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    • lata    12 days ago

      @lata Right, I got it from the glossary haha. Will change the question then, why would you use HDRX in this situation? Thanks again

    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    11 days ago

      @lata Hi Lata, I would possibly use HDRX on this to hold the windows in the Background instead of using the Rosco Flex to save time. But it can bite you in the ass sometimes with people moving in front of the hot windows because it uses an X channel to record the highlights with a different shutter speed.

David Verwey 17 days ago

Hi Shane, Great course! I wanted to find out … if this was a real commercial, would have pre-prepped the scrim on the windows if you knew you had no budget for 18Ks? Also the ND’s or waited for those until the day?

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    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    16 days ago

      @David Verwey HI David, It would be something that I would discuss with my Key Grip & Gaffer on the tech scout, so maybe they would get a 1 hour pre call so they could get in and do that while the art dept. was dressing the set.

David Verwey 17 days ago

HI Shane,

nestorbravo 21 days ago

Man I gotta say that the flare at the end got me yelling in my office like crazy….OHHHHH OHHHHHH OHHHHH! Too bad she blocked the brand at the end of the shot when the flare was supposed to be coming in! Amazing way to start my learning experience in the new site…Congrats Shane! The new experience is totally worth it! Would there be any way of paying for the platinum monthly?

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    • shanehurlbutasc    20 days ago

      @nestorbravo Hi Nestor, Thank you so much for your kind words my friend.HA HA. I so glad you are loving the new content. Right now all that is available is the yearly option. We do offer PayPal credit if that helps.

Damien 22 days ago

Hi Shane ! Just wanted to say that the new design of the lessons is awesome. And i really appreciate that you used the same location for “the Horror” course and the “High Key commercial” course because it shows us how to build 2 differents ambiances and mood in the same place. Awesome ! As always. Peace. (Sorry for my english)