Pro Video Brings Shane Hurlbut’s Illumination Educational Workshop to the Northwest

Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C., will bring his Illumination filmmakers workshop tour to Portland on October 30th, 2014. This highly anticipated tour is ideal for any filmmaker looking to gain industry experience while gaining invaluable knowledge from a cinematic pioneer.
If you haven’t heard of Shane, he’s an ASC member and has shot multimillion dollar blockbuster films such as Act of Valor, Drumline, Terminator: Salvation, The Rat Pack, and We Are Marshall.

For the Illumination Workshop, Shane will demonstrate his avant-garde approach to three-point lighting during an interactive live shoot which will teach students how to design, develop, enhance, and supplement the storytelling process with lighting, script analysis, storyboard preparation, lighting schematics, and shot lists. Students will have a chance to collaborate with Shane and receive guidance and feedback.

We’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with Shane on a few previous occasions. He’s a great presenter and has knowledge that any one, at any skill level, can benefit from. Shane bring’s a unique brand of energy to his presentation. We’ll be bringing out top manufacturers like Canon, Sony, Freefly MoVI, Redrock Micro, Zeiss, and more.

Register for the event here. You can read more about the event on the official Illumination tour website.


Arri Alexa vs. Canon Cinema EOS

How do you think a $5,000 Canon C100 stacks up against a $50,000 Arri Alexa? Lets find out. Shane Hurlbut was the D.P. on “Need for Speed”. Before they began shooting the film he performed extensive testing on the Arri Alexa compared to the Canon C500. He did exhaustive testing on technical elements as well as aesthetic elements. Clear your calendar and prepare for a long and detailed read. A big point that i want to stress is that the sensor in the C500 is the exact same sensor that is in the C300 and C100. If you are recording 1080p onto an external ProRes recorder the results from all 3 cameras will be identical. For those who think the C100 is just a glorified DSLR please read this review and consider that the C100 is actually a stripped down C500. Read the full article here.


Using Color Correction Gels

By Shane Hurlbut: When I first became a cinematographer, there were two companies in the gel manufacturing business, Rosco and Lee. A few years later, a new kid on the block emerged, GAM Filters. They had been big on party colors, aka theatrical colors, and jumped into the color correction gel business as well. Back in the day, CTO was the only way to warm your lights up in increments. You had: 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 and Full CTO.

In the mid-nineties, Rosco introduced a warming gel called CTS, which had more yellow than orange in it. I prefer yellow over red and orange as a color on skin tones……Continue