Fill Light: Where When and Why: Illumination Experience

Cinematography & Directing FREE LESSON for the WORLD TO ENJOY!! for 3 months during the COVID-19 Pandemic we value you all and want to offer this resource so that you can continue to learn.  Let’s thrive, inspire, share and come together.  Value$100.00

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON: 60 Minutes of Video

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  What is Fill Light?  How much, what color temp, where to you place it, what quality should it be?  All these questions and many more will be answered in this lesson designed around  the use FILL LIGHT.  It can help navigate the audience into a certain emotion, environment, or mindset.  Shane Hurlbut, ASC takes you into the motivation of fill and how that breakdown into the “when, where, why” theory. This is a deeper looking into the theory of lighting and how to break the conventional mold of lighting talent and worlds.

  • Understanding the importance of fill in a scene to evoke emotion and character.
  • The subtleties of fill and how you can use it to motivate action.
  • Understanding when and where to motivate your fill light.
  • The deeper theory behind why you use this technique in film.

Ana 6 days ago

This video is in spanish??

dislamedia 15 days ago

This is an incredible example of how you explain the practical aspects of light and then show us the theory behind it! Thank you! My question is, during the key frame with Shia’s closeup and his eyes watering, when do you decide what is too dark or when it is too light? I think it’s so artistic and beautiful but I don’t want to over do it, how can I avoid that?

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    • Shane Hurlbut, ASC    14 days ago

      @dislamedia Hi Dislamedia, YEP, this is how we teach at the Hurlbut Academy, all the lessons and courses are built this way. You have to trust your instincts. I felt in that moment to go dark, you already saw his eyes watering so by taking it dark you add a whole other level to the characters performance.

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