Filmmaking Blogs Worth Following: Hurlblog

May 10, 2016


Shane and Lydia Hurlbut

What topics do you cover in your blog?

The topics we cover in The Hurlblog revolve around the art of cinematography and visual story telling. We cover everything from lighting to leadership to in depth gear tests and analysis. We do this with articles like “My Go To Lighting Package Part Two: The Basics“, “Is Filmmaking Fair?“, and our “Xeen Prime Lens Test: 24mm, 50mm, 85mm“. Our articles introduce readers to pioneering technologies they can use on set, as well as industry insights from a professional with over 25 years of experience.


“I am constantly blown away with Shane’s generosity of time and knowledge. I don’t see anyone else in the industry doing anything anywhere near what he does for us. I’ll never be able to repay him. And then there’s all of us here in the Inner Circle that are super generous too. Overwhelmed with gratitude…” ~ Alex Fuerst

How long has your blog been around?

The Hurlblog was founded in 2009 by Shane Hurlbut, ASC and his wife Lydia to give back to the filmmaking community.

Shane Hurlbut

What are popular subjects that you write on?

Some of the most popular subjects we write on involve innovative camera movement, which you can read about in Kitting Out Your Movi For Cinematic Capture.  Color correction techniques, like you learn in 7 Tips for HD Color Correction and DSLR Correction. Camera and lens reviews such as our Micro Four Thirds Lenses that Add Cinematic Imagery to Your GH4. Lighting techniques like in The Power of Shaping Hard Light. As well as how to balance your work/life relationship written about in our article Life Balance: Is It Possible?

What is the most important thing filmmakers should take away from your blog?

The most important thing filmmakers should take away from the Hurlblog is the incredible mix of practical and theoretical knowledge that any filmmaker, regardless of experience, can apply immediately.
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