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Lydia Hurlbut

Producer in Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Hi I’m Lydia 🙂

Lydia Hurlbut is co-founder and CEO of Hurlbut Visuals, a company dedicated to providing mentoring and exceptional, personalized education to filmmakers around the world. She has been in business partnership with her husband Shane Hurlbut, ASC, since 2009, creating content for their online publication, Hurlbut Academy www.hurlbutacademy.com In 2014, Lydia created Shane’s Inner Circle, a membership community committed to boosting film expertise and productivity with courses on lighting, lensing, composition, theory, storytelling with emotion and leadership. This diverse online educational platform expanded in 2019 to the Hurlbut Academy, designed for rapid career growth, leveraged learning, and networking. Shane is an innovator of new technologies and techniques on the set of feature films, commercials, and music videos. Lydia has systematically changed the way people view education. Lydia’s brainchild, where she launched in-hand with Shane; Hurlbut Visuals Blog(2009), the HV Bootcamp(2010), the Illumination Experience tour (2013) Shane’s Inner Circle(2014), October and November Workshops (2016) and and most recently the Hurlbut Academy (2019). While Lydia has a master’s degree in forensic nursing from the University of Virginia, her career path evolved from pediatric nursing, forensic science, and life coaching to film production and strategic marketing. She has been married to Shane, her soulmate, for 31 years and is a mother to two incredible children, Kyra and Myles. Lydia’s creative mind and unique skill set, enhanced by strong relationships in the film industry, continue to define Hurlbut Visuals as an innovative and trusted source, whose ultimate goal is to improve the lives of the next generation of filmmakers.

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” -Oscar Wilde

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