Lighting Daytime Exteriors

Lighting Daytime Exteriors

6 Seasons

Lighting Day Exteriors was created by Shane Hurlbut, ASC to demystify the art of using natural and artificial light in day environments. Shane reveals his playbook that has taken him over 25 years to perfect in the art of lighting and balancing day exterior work. Using his proven methodology, this tutorial gives you the necessary tools to increase your speed, expand your skill set, and help gain confidence while shooting outside.

You will learn:

✔️ How to plan your shoot around the path of the sun
✔️ How to extend your dawn and dusk
✔️ How to create longer sunsets
✔️ How to use natural bounce light
✔️ Location scouting and what to look for
✔️ How to find locations that light themselves
✔️ How to use reflectors and mirror boards to redirect the sun
✔️ How to use light and color meters to help balance sunlight and shadow
✔️ How to match artificial light with natural sunlight
✔️ How to shape daylight with the use of negative fill
✔️ Secret techniques to filter and transform your day exterior work

This course includes detailed written breakdowns, top down lighting schematics, top down blocking schematics, script pages and side by side comparisons.

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Lighting Daytime Exteriors
  • How to create an UNLIT Natural Look: Crazy/Beautiful

    Episode 1

    Go behind the scenes of Crazy/Beautiful to learn how Shane reacts to changing light on the day of production, as well as how he light differently for close ups. Understand why they chose their location and learn the theory behind the wide shot, medium shot and close up of Kirsten Dunst. NOTE: To ...

  • How To Extend Dawn For Hours: Drumline

    Episode 2

    Go behind the scenes of Drumline to learn how Shane pulled off filming a 4 page scene at dawn. NOTE: To get the most from this video section, please utilize the included support document as you watch.

  • How To Extend Sunset For Hours: Into The Blue

    Episode 3

    Go behind the scenes of Into the Blue to learn how he extended the sunset for hours to capture wide, medium and close up shots of the scene. NOTE: To get the most from this video section, please utilize the included support document as you watch.