World-renowned Cinematographer Who Pioneers, Educates and Inspires 

Keynote Speaker that reinforces the Benefits of Being an Innovator 

Expert Consultant to Film Maker Directors and Producers.

“Take something ordinary and make it extraordinary, be obsessed with the subtleties, then finish with an unstoppable work ethic.”
– Shane Hurlbut, ASC

Shane Hurlbut, ASC is a world-renowned cinematographer who shoots multimillion dollar blockbuster films. He is an innovative cinematic pioneer who deploys new techniques on every project as a challenge, to enhance the quality of his work. Shane seamlessly blends different camera emulsions to enhance storytelling and brings a level of unparalleled passion and excitement to every project.

Shane is a member of the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is among a select group of cinematographers recognized by Canon as an “Explorer of Light” and by the Tiffen Company as an “ImageMaker.” These companies are especially known for recognizing film making innovators in how they use equipment and the results they deliver.

The American Society of Cinematographers recognized Shane after his first feature film “The Rat Pack,” directed by Rob Cohen in 1998. Over the course of the next decade, he lensed seventeen additional features including “Terminator Salvation” and “We Are Marshall,” directed by McG, “The Greatest Game Ever Played,” directed by Bill Paxton, and “Drumline,” directed by Charles Stone III. “Act of Valor,” (2012) directed by Scott Waugh and Mike McCoy, was shot primarily using the Canon 5D Mark II camera and was the first HDSLR full-length feature released by a major studio.

Recent work includes “Fathers and Daughters,” the story about a Pulitzer-winning writer who grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown.  27 years later, his grown daughter struggles to forge connections of her own. Directed by Gabrielle Muccino, this emotional story has an impressive cast including: Russell Crowe, Aaron Paul, Amanda Seyfried, Diane Kruger, Jane Fonda, Octavia Spencer, Quvenzhane Wallis, Ryan Eggold, Janet McTeer, Bruce Greenwood, and Kylie Rogers.

Shane writes extensively on filmmaking techniques at, where he publishes weekly articles, on set experiences, instructional videos, and podcasts. Pulling from 25 years of experience working on Hollywood productions, he reveals industry secrets, opens his cinematography playbook, and exponentially accelerates the art and craft of cinematography.