Shane Hurlbut, ASC

Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C. is a world-renowned cinematographer who shoots multimillion dollar blockbuster films. As of 2013, Hurlbut has lensed seventeen feature films. He is a cinematic pioneer who seamlessly blends different camera emulsions to enhance storytelling.

The prestigious American Society of Cinematographers recognized Hurlbut after his first feature film “The Rat Pack,” directed by Rob Cohen in 1998. Over the course of the next decade, Hurlbut lensed sixteen 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. Recent work includes “Act of Valor,” directed by Scott Waugh and Mike McCoy, which details the covert operations of the US Navy SEALS. The film was shot primarily on the Canon 5D Mark II camera and is the first HDSLR full-length feature released by a major studio. Hurlbut just wrapped “Need For Speed” teaming up again with director by Scott Waugh . The cast includes: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Kid Cudi, Rami Malek, Ramon Rodriguez, Harrison Gilbertson and Michael Keaton.

Shane Hurlbut is a member of the American Society of Cinematographers and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was also among a select group of cinematographers recognized by Canon as an Explorer of Light and by the Tiffen Company as an ImageMaker. He has become a coveted national public speaker at industry events and a recognized expert consultant for directors and producers. Hurlbut has spoken at NAB, Cinegear, Sundance and Masters in Motion.

Hurlbut brings a level of unparalleled passion and excitement to everything he does, which becomes contagious to those around him. He is fearless and prefers to try new techniques on every project to challenge himself. By example, Hurlbut inspires the community of his peers, fans and readers to do the same.

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