Hurlbut Visuals announces HDSLR Boot Camp!

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update! Sales end Sunday August 8!!! Also, there's a planet5D discount – see this blog post!

If you've been looking for some amazing hardcore HDSLR training, Shane Hurlbut and his team are going to give you the full hands on training you've been looking for! This two day hands on HDSLR Boot Camp looks to blow you away! Read below to find out what Shane and his team have in store for 40 of you lucky filmmakers.

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I'm sure you remember Shane – he's the guy who initially shocked many of us by mounting a Canon EOS 5D Mark II (reviews) to a helmet (read the post as originally first posted by planet5D). And, tho there are many other posts about Shane's adventures, I love the film he did called “The Last Three Minutes” which we were privileged to debut here on planet5D.

Shane sent us this about the HDSLR Boot Camp (and sign up soon as it should sell out quickly):

HDSLR Bootcamp, Shane Hurlbut, ASC from Shane Hurlbut, ASC on Vimeo.

“Our mission at Hurlbut Visuals is to educate and inspire one filmmaker at a time. The Elite Team and I have been asked by many AC’s, DP’s, Directors, Still Photographer's and independent filmmakers for hands on help in understanding this HDSLR technology in order to directly apply that knowledge to a set environment. We are listening to the requests and taking a leap by offering an HDSLR Boot Camp in association with Mogo Media. Co-Founder Lydia Hurlbut, the Elite Team and I have put together an intensive course that will teach everything we have learned over the last 17 months of trailblazing.

This is a small, intimate, intense 2 day course with a 5:1 participant to instructor ratio and a maximum of 40 participants. It will be a simulated set environment where I challenge all the participants like I challenge the Elite Team on a daily basis. You learn how I expose, light, and alter the picture styles. Come prepared for the physical demands of real world shooting. Bring your own Canon camera equipment or the minute you walk through the door, a Canon 5D Mark II loaner will be placed in your hand. We will divide and conquer in teams of 10 people and each Elite Team member will show you how to turn this pro-sumer camera into a moviemaking machine. I will be available the entire time to help or answer specific questions.”


(DAY ONE) Menus, quirks, pros, cons, pictures styles, rigs, monitor configurations, follow focus and media managing.

(DAY TWO) We deliver you to the front line. Four Teams of ten are deployed and sent down range led by one Elite Team member (LC) to shoot in two simulated set environments as well as prep, move, build, create video village, focus, expose, download, just to name a few. At the end of the day all of the media will be shown on a 25′ screen with 2K Christi projector for the four teams to review, color correct and discuss successes as well as mistakes.

The most unique aspect about this HDSLR Boot Camp is the fact that the 40 men and women who enlist will have a custom 2 day course that meets his or her specific professional needs not a broad scope platform. A dynamic training class that changes based on the participants that sign up.

This is a one time event for 2010 that is set to educate and inspire filmmakers in a forward thinking, trail blazing, and to throw gasoline on this fire of a REVOLUTION.

Visit to learn more and register.

Wow, looking over the site, it looks like you'll get a great education 2 very very full days!

Shane is incredibly talented and if you have ever seen him speak about the ‘revolution' of the HDSLR, then you know how exiting it would be to be at this HDSLR Boot Camp! If you can work it in, then I'd do it! And don't wait around, there are only 40 seats!

And, if you can't make it, at least keep your eye on the planet5D Event Calendar and the blog to see when other opportunities might come your way.

(Photo credit: snap from the site)



  1. Anyone know what the price is on this? Couldn’t find it when you go to register. Thanks.

    1. Author

      It is at the bottom of the page, you’ve got to scroll down…


      The cost of this 2 day intensive boot camp is $3250.00. 40% discounts are offered for select groups of industry professionals.

  2. wow…i’d love to do this….and i’m curious to see who would qualify for 40% discount. haha

    1. Author

      Ning, the list of 40% off folks is on the boot camp site somewhere – and if you don’t see it, go to the order page, there’s a dropdown list there for the organizations

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