How to Shoot a Day Exterior Commercial: US Cellular Pt 2

Sunlight – How to Light Day Exteriors Effectively

What equipment do you use to light day exteriors, to capture and recreate sunlight? Shane Hurlbut ASC shows you how to use Diffusion, Gels and Lights to create the best effect and use time as effectively as possible.

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  17 Minutes of Instructional Video, detailed written breakdown, side by side comparisons and schematicsSUPPLIED W/ENGLISH SUBTITLES

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  How do you know how to plan your shoot day?  How do you know what lenses, what time of day and what performances will need time to get the best results?  These are the questions that Shane dives deep into on how to control your day exterior environment to get the best performances, how to plan your shoot around the path of the SUN.  How to choose lenses, choose locations and how to emulate the sun.  These are just the tip of the Iceberg.  Get in there.

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joshblackman 20 days ago

Hey Shane, Loved this breakdown – incredibly detail specific and thorough in both the ‘how’ and the ‘why’. I did have a question re: crew, namely G&E. Aside from your Keys, do you recall how much manpower you had for this particular shoot?

GregParrish 2 days ago

How do you select the grid, double net strength? (e.g. tell gaffer f-stop, experiment day of, just experience, ?)

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    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    30 days ago

      @GregParrish Hi Greg, this is just experience. I have noticed in the past that when I put an overhead up and when the sun hits it, it creates a quality that is not realistic, so by using the double or single net, this makes it feel realistic.