Shane Hurlbut, ASC

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, A.S.C., is a world-renowned cinematographer who shoots multimillion dollar blockbuster films. Shane brings a level of unparalleled passion and excitement to everything he does. He is an innovative cinematic pioneer that deploys new techniques on every project to challenge him and enhance the quality of his work. He seamlessly blends different camera emulsions to enhance storytelling. One of his recent films, Act of Valor, was shot primarily using the Canon 5D Mark II camera and is the first HDSLR full-length feature released by a major studio. 

He inspires his peers and extended community of fans and readers through the results he achieves and his positive, compelling attitude. Shane and his wife Lydia own Hurlbut Visuals, a source of information sharing and education dedicated to the film making industry. The Hurlbut Visuals Blog serves as a trusted and innovative learning authority for experienced and aspiring filmmakers all over the world. 

The Hurlblog began as a way for Shane to share his many years of cinematography experience, his pioneering spirit, and his practical product knowledge on both commercials and feature films. Shane and his elite team of camera operators constantly test new products and experiment with innovative techniques.  Shane shares these insights with the Hurlbut Visuals readership in a way that is both engaging and informative.  The goal is to ignite the passion, creative ideas and dreams of the bloggers.

From the first blog entry in 2009, Shane started a dialogue that has expanded to include people with a thirst for filmmaking knowledge from all over the world. Hurlbut Visuals is the authoritative resource on new technology and proven applications, especially for those where film school is not an available option.

Shane Hurlbut 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 Hurlbut after his first feature film “The Rat Pack,” directed by Rob Cohen in 1998. Over the course of the next decade, Hurlbut 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. Recent work includes “Need For Speed”, a much anticipated action-packed film about a revenge seeking street racer released in March 2014, teaming up again with director Scott Waugh. The cast includes: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Kid Cudi, Rami Malek, Ramon Rodriguez, Harrison Gilbertson and Michael Keaton. Hurlbut just wrapped Fathers and Daughters (2015) directed by Gabriele Muccino. The cast includes: Aaron Paul, Amanda Seyfried, Russell Crowe, Diane Kruger and Jane Fonda

Shane, Lydia and the entire Hurlbut Visuals team make it a priority to give back to filmmakers, local communities, and needy global social causes. Their broad philanthropic reach includes seeking support for new and endeavoring film makers, protecting the environment, education, entertainment, and solutions for reversing global child abuse.

Shane lives in Hollywood CA with his wife and two children. He travels to on-site locations throughout the world in delivering his expertise on Productions Sets for months at a time. He writes articles and blogs constantly, wherever he is, to provide virtual feedback and creative insight in support of his Hurlbut Visuals information web site.

Shane seeks sponsors for his Hurlbut Visuals blog as he expands the scope and scale of his ongoing commitment to information sharing, education, and philanthropy projects.