How To Light For High Key Commercials: SNAP CRACKLE and BLOCK Pt 1

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  13 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.

  • Using M18s and M40s to produce the best results.
  • Blocking to be more time effective.
  • Selecting the right lens.
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davidsuddaby 4 days ago

This was a helpful series to watch before my own Kellog’s spot. I picked up a few tips and tricks and wanted to share my results with doing it for real. .

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    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    23 days ago

      @davidsuddaby Hi David, that is awesome. I would love that and if you look right below the video there is a place to share your work which is what you learned from the lesson and then I can comment there. Online taken Offline so we can cement the knowledge better. Thank you for taking part in this. SO PUMPED!!!!!!

Rick Joaquim 17 days ago

Really loving these commercial breakdowns Shane – Thank you. My question has to do with communication on set – What radio or in ear pieces do you and your team all use? I would love to buy 3 or 4 sets and give one each to my gaffer, grip and focus puller maybe so we can limit the amount of yelling and rather communicate easier on set calmly 🙂 Anyone feel free to suggest radios please

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    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    16 days ago

      @Rick Joaquim It was the Clear Comm Free Speak II, you can get many others that are like this and much cheaper. EARTEC https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1442642-REG/eartec_hub8s_ultralite_hub_8_person.html

    • Rick Joaquim    16 days ago

      @Rick Joaquim Thank you Shane - Appreciate it :)

Rick Joaquim 17 days ago

Really loving these commercial breakdowns Shane – Thank you

Damien 21 days ago

I had a problem yesterday with the function “leave a comment”. That’s why the same message was posted 2 times and I wrote a “test” message. But everything seems to be in order now.

shanehurlbutasc 22 days ago

Hi Damien,
What are you testing, HA HA

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 in the same place. Awesome ! As always. Peace. (Sorry for my english)

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    • shanehurlbutasc    21 days ago

      @Damien Hi Damien, Yes, that is exactly what I wanted to do so you could see how one environment could be lit many different ways. Thank you again for you kind words.

Damien 22 days ago

Shane ! I just wanted to say that the new design for the courses and lessons is awesome !!

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    • shanehurlbutasc    21 days ago

      @Damien Hi Damien, That is music to my ears my friend. Lydia, the team and I have put so much into this site. It has taken me to depths of my inner tech self that I never knew was there. I am now officially a CODER. HA HA

paulk 25 days ago

Shane! This is so great! I just started watching and already enjoying all the details and step-by-step info. THANK YOU!

paulk 25 days ago

Shane! This is so great! Just started watching and really enjoying all the step-by-step info. Thank you!

mhohenshell 26 days ago

Great lesson! One suggestion if I may. In the “Key Points” can we add a listing of those focal lengths Shane talks about that are more cinematic vs the more photographic focal lengths he prefers not to use please?

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    • shanehurlbutasc    25 days ago

      @mhohenshell Hi Matt, Cinema Lens Focal Lengths: 21, 27,29, 32, 40,75, 100, 150, 180mm Photographic Focal Lengths: 24, 35, 50, 85 105mm

    • mhohenshell    25 days ago

      @mhohenshell Awesome, thanks Shane!

    • shanehurlbutasc    25 days ago

      @mhohenshell You are welcome my friend, you are the second commenter on our new site