How to Block and Light Small Locations: Fathers and Daughters Pt 1

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  1 Minutes of Video, In-Depth Written Breakdown, Behind-the-Scene Stills, Location Stills, Script Breakdowns, Topdown Blocking Diagrams

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  “Fathers & Daughters” is one of the first productions ever to utilize Freefly’s MoVI System and pushing the envelope in a fast-paced environment. In Part 1 of this lesson, Shane Hurlbut, ASC talks about the process of blocking in small environments and how new technology opened the door creative ways of shooting. This is a firsthand look into feature film production and being malleable on the day.

  • In-depth looking into shooting “Fathers & Daughters.”
  • How to scout and prep for small locations.
  • The lighting logistics that you’ll face when working in these environments.
  • How to communicate with your crew and to work in unison.
  • The tips and tricks to blocking and getting the most out of your talent.
  • How to keep production moving at an even pace.


<<<Alex>>> That shoot schedule on this LESSON! Wow… It’s as if Hurlbut Visuals had a time machine on set and was Dr. Who! (or should we say DP Who?) Having the director and producers’ backs is what I believe really helps separate Shane from the rest and I plan to follow his impeccable example. Bravo!

jrdeford 11 days ago

In Katie’s Office scene, are the actors being directed to turn their faces in the direction of the light to light to keep them illuminated well, keeping the Rembrandt shadow, etc? Also was the green bounce light from the table onto the main character intentional?