How to Prep Narrative Storytelling: Illumination Experience

INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:  45 minutes of Instructional Video

IN THIS LESSON YOU WILL LEARN:  With over 30 years of experience dealing with everything that a production can throw at you, in this Lesson Shane Hurlbut, ASC shares his process of prepping for a shoot as Director of Photography. These are techniques will make you quicker on set, allowing you to be more creative while fitting more into your days. Shane will guide you with his techniques that will help to enhance the mood and performances on screen and unite your crew under a single vision. Look Books, Scrap, Breakdowns, Shot Lists, Rules of Engagement to name a few will be showcased.  He uses the most challenging examples from his feature films to demonstrate his points, but these are techniques that anyone can apply to projects of any size.

  • Shane’s 6 Steps for Success
  • What to look for on location scouts
  • How to create your “visual rules”
  • How to enhance the emotion and tone of a scene with camera & lighting
  • How camera & lighting can enhance a performance
  • How to establish your look + communicate that to the entire production
  • Tips on building a lookbook
  • How to keep the team united under a single vision
  • Creating lighting/camera plans for shoots
  • The power of keyframes: what they are and how to find them
  • How to maintain tone and emotion through a scene