A Night with Shane Hurlbut

So here we are…tomorrow. Well how to even begin? Wow, wow! What an amazing day. So to all of those who follow me because of film. Two words, Shane Hurlbut.  That is whom my best friends Josh, Keenan and myself had dinner with. A few minutes ago we got back from his hotel. So for those of you who are at a lost, let me go back…

2:00 PM CES Canon Booth-  We are walking by the canon booth. “Hey, hey that’s Shane Hurlbut!” Shane was announced to the Canon stage for a lecture on the Canon DSLR cameras.  We stopped to listen.

So let me explain for a minute who Shane is for those that don’t know. Shane is a cinematographer for major Hollywood films from The Greatest Game Ever Played to the most recent film Need For Speed. He has some of the greatest teaching tools out there. This is because not only does he produce amazing films but he is about expanding his knowledge to others, one way being through his blog hurlbutvisuals.

So back to the timeline, 2:45 PM  CES Canon Booth- As Shane is speaking we start to joke around among oursleves and say we should ask him if we can do dinner with him.

3:05 PM CES Canon Booth- (After the lecture) Josh asked and we got a yes. Are you kidding!!! What! No way! What! No way! Yep…

5:30 PM Grand View- As we pace back and forth in the hotel room we can’t believe we are really going to be having dinner with Shane. (Oh yeah we are all on first name basis now, in fact we couldn’t believe he called us to determine where we would go for dinner.

8:00 PM- We are in the lobby to pick Shane up. After a brief moment of waiting we are on our way to have dinner with Shane at Maggiano’s in the Fashion Show.  Man we had a such a great time just listening to Shane, but I won’t lie, I had Shane in the car and I was so nervous as I was driving down to Maggiano’s. hahaha…

So anyways this brings you up to speed. The night was filled with amazing stories. But tell you the truth it was refreshing to be in the presence of someone who despite being a big name in the film industry was so down to earth.  I mean we ended the night in his hotel room watching an epic trailer of his past work. The best part is his trailer ended with the character saying “You’re going to have some story to tell your friends when you get home”

So anyways an amazing night. But this is just my side of the story go visit Josh’s blog to hear other side.

(Written at 1:30 am)

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When we first met Shane at the Canon booth
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Watching some of Shane’s work.
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You could say we were a little excited after leaving the hotel.

5 thoughts on “A Night with Shane Hurlbut

  1. This is so great! I actually was there, saw you guys talking to him and could see the excitement. While I was telling the story today, I got an email to promote the trailer for Need For Speed and thought of you. I decided to see if there was a chance one of you could have been a blogger…and here’s the story! This is awesome! What a fantastic experience! I love when people in the business do things like this. I am sure he enjoyed this as much as the three of you.

    1. Wow, that’s really cool, we wouldn’t have thought someone would have seen us freaking out! Hahaha… (Maybe somewhat embarrassing) it’s really neat that someone found the blog from CES. So question what kind of promotional work do you do? So again really cool someone saw us.

      1. My blog is trippinwithtara.com – but I also work for a vacation home company running their SM and marketing. So I get to do a bit of all things fun for work. I work with Disney on promoting films and sometimes I am lucky enough to even go to movie premieres, and it just so happens Need for Speed is one of those I have been receiving info to post and share, so hearing Shane speak was very cool. Your experience is awesome, which I know you know. I am so happy for you! And I’m sure when you are a “Shane Hurlbut” someday, you’d do the same for some young up and coming filmmakers. 🙂

      2. Very cool, sounds like you get to have fun also. Who knows maybe our paths will cross in the future. And that would amazing if at some point my knowledge people will want to know, and I’ll have to share it with young film makers also.

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