April 27, 2017
NAB 2017

Blockbuster Cinematographer Shane Hurlbut Gave us His Exclusive Take on NAB

Was this a banner year for "art" at NAB?

We ran into renowned cinematographer Shane Hurlbut (Terminator Salvation, Drumline) in the halls of NAB and asked him how he felt about this year's edition of the broadcaster's convention. While he agreed that there were no major announcements this year, he saw it as a banner year for art over science.

The vendor's apparent focus on full frame lenses and lighting tools will open up whole new worlds for DP's everywhere and gave Hurlbut reason to suggest that in some ways, this was one of the best NABs yet.


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Poor guy will always be infamous for being yelled at by Batman.

April 28, 2017 at 12:24AM

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Henry Barnill
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Maybe if he wasn't dingling around with the goddamn lights during rehearsal! How can anyone concentrate! I mean who is this fucking guy? The cinematographer? What is that? That sounds made up. You do not know how to work with REAL actors! You idiot!

May 2, 2017 at 4:06PM

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Derek Olson
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Ohhhhh, goooood for you. And how was it? I hope it was good, because it's useless now, isn't it?

April 28, 2017 at 8:43AM

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April 28, 2017 at 8:44AM

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One of the things Shane mentioned in his podcast (when I was a member of his site) was, without naming Batman, how he'd had to reinvent himself. And how his reinvention process turned him into a genuinely more empathic, caring person who truly appreciated that he gets to do what he does.

So, if it takes Batman being a dick to effect a personal transformation like that? Fuck yeah, Batman. Gimme some of that.

April 28, 2017 at 11:51AM

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Patrick Ortman
I tell stories. Sometimes for money. Sometimes, not.

Which of his films are we calling a blockbuster? Terminator Salvation or Mr. 3000?

April 29, 2017 at 11:50PM

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John Morse
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Terminator Salvation made $371 million, on a budget of $200 million. It made it's money back and then some...I'd say it did pretty well considering...and Shane Hurlbut is still making movies/tv shows...

April 30, 2017 at 4:21PM

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Gerrick Winston
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