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A Look at The Blockbuster Hit "Semi-Pro" from shane hurlbut filmmaking class pro edu

Learn from one of Hollywood's best DP's

Begin by reading the Semi-Pro script along with Shane Hurlbut and the direction he was given from Director Kent Alderman. Dissect the daunting challenge of lighting 5-7 main characters with different skin complexions, from a videographer’s point of view. Learn how to add punch to the key moments in a scene by giving purpose to everything in the lighting setup and making the most emotional impact on the viewer. Go on set in the locker room with Shane and the actors to rehearse the scene, refine the shot list and learn about light motivation. Watch as Shane explains timeless and classic lighting that doesn’t go out of date that he’s learned from experienced directors of photography and cinematographers, such as Rembrandt lighting.


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Step into world-renowned cinematographer Shane Hurlbut’s office to interpret the lighting and thought process that went into the locker room scene in the blockbuster hit Semi-Pro.  

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About Shane Hurlbut

Shane Hurlbut, ASC is a world-renowned cinematographer whose films have garnered universal acclaim. Hurlbut studied film at Emerson College, and graduated with a degree in film and television in 1986. With nearly 40 years of experience in the industry, Hurlbut is a pioneer in many genres including action, sports, drama and comedy. He is an expert in creatively lighting a scene to bring emotion to the storyline and character personalities. His extraordinary visuals have helped him climb his way to becoming an expert consultant and keynote speaker to film maker directors and producers.

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Blocking & Lighting A-Z has 6 tutorial videos and is approximately 1.5 hours in length.

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