Shane hurlbut



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.

As 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. 
"Challenge yourself to create
artistry outside your normal
comfort zone. Taking risks
often yields creative

"Take something ordinary and make it extraordinary,
be obsessed with the subtleties, then finish with an unstoppable work ethic."

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


We Are Marshall

, directed by McG,

The Greatest Game Ever Played

," directed by Bill Paxton, and


, directed by Charles Stone III.

Recent work includes

Need For Speed

, an 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.

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Feature Films