Shane Hurlbut, ASC is an accomplished cinematographer who graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelor of Arts in Film. The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) nominated Hurlbut's first feature for Best Picture in the category of Motion Picture, Miniseries or Pilot Television. Currently, Shane is shooting an untitled Navy SEAL feature directed by Scotty Waugh and Mike McCoy for Bandito Brothers, Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers. This highly anticipated footage details the covert operations performed by the US Elite Navy SEALS.
Hurlbut's versatility and expertise affords him the opportunity to work within any production budget. In addition, he has designed a workflow with his Elite Team which reduces production's financial and eco-footprint, making it more efficient to accomplish the same number of set-ups as big budget projects. Shane and his Elite Team have shot a total of 14 films in a variety of genres, always maintaining the highest standards.
Shane balances shooting features with commercial work, using his diverse skill set to maximize short form campaigns. His credit list includes: Visa, Coca-Cola, Verizon, American Express, US Navy, Discovery, Big Love and Deadwood. He has also worked with music legends The Rolling Stones, Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins.
In response to Hurlbut's mastery of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and his trailblazing spirit, he has become a coveted public speaker. He addresses his colleagues within the film industry at seminars and panel discussions as well as young film students during course studies with an eye to the future.
A little known fact about Shane: he was the number one goalie for college soccer in New York State. Besides soccer, his passion includes good movies, cooking, spending time with his children, wine tasting, and mentoring aspiring filmmakers.