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Aputure FLEX Series and Shane’s Inner Circle Meet Up: Los Angeles

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Cinema Works

148 S Victory Road

Burbank, CA 91502

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Introducing the Aputure FLEX Series

(Film Lighting Experience)

Aputure is excited to invite you to a masterclass with cinematographers Julia Swain and the legendary Shane Hurlbut, ASC as part of our new Aputure FLEX (Film Lighting Experience) Series with Cinema Works. These free to attend lighting workshops will be hosted by Aputure every two months to honor and feature an industry cinematographer in hopes of learning, celebrating and bringing the filmmaking community even closer together.

If you can't make the event, this workshop will also be live-streamed to Shane Hurlbut's Facebook Page so make sure to mark your calendars! This is a class that you won't want to miss.

Finally, also joining us will be representatives and esteemed guests from the top cinematography brands including those from Canon Cinema, Tiffen & Steadicam, Rode, Blueshape, Matthews Studio Equipment, RED Digital Cinema, and Blackmagic Design.

The Instructors

Shane Hurlbut, ASC

Shane Hurlbut has shot countless multimillion dollar blockbusters. His first feature film The Rat Pack was nominated for best Cinematography by the ASC. Shane's Inner Circle program has earned him regard as one of the premiere cinematography educators of our time. Shane will be teaching us about lighting challenges and how to incorporate solutions that work for your next project.

Julia Swain

Julia Swain is a Los Angeles based cinematographer that has shot for an array of clients including National Geographic, MTV, A&E, VH1, Coca-Cola and ARRI. Her work has earned her the ASC Vision Award from the American Society of Cinematographers, just after winning the Women in Film Fellowship in Cinematography. Swain teaches cinematography for UCLA's graduate program and continues to educate upcoming cinematographers through masterclasses across the country.


6:00 p.m. // Doors Open + Meet & Greet (Hors d' Ouvres & Beverages Served)

6:30 p.m. // Welcome by Lydia Hurlbut

7:00 p.m. // Advanced Narrative Lighting Techniques w/ Julia Swain

8:00 p.m. // Lighting Challenges w/ Shane Hurlbut, ASC

9:00 p.m. // Door Prize Raffle + Mixer + Wrap Up (Hors d' Ouvres & Beverages Served)

The Hosts


Aputure is one of the fastest growing cinema technology companies, designing and specializing in lighting and high-end camera accessories for filmmaking. Their equipment has emerged a global newcomer to watch for with hundreds of thousands of their products now being used on film sets worldwide. Aputure Lighting has already and continues to change the landscape of cinema lighting every day, winning both the Audience Award and Critic’s Choice Awards for Best Lighting Product at NAB 2017.

Shane's Inner Circle

Shane Hurlbut, ASC, is a master cinematographer and a member of the American Society of Cinematographers, the Directors Guild of America, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. His vast level of experience on feature films, countless commercials, and music videos spans 30 years. Balancing artistic innovation with the latest technology, Shane shares secrets to great storytelling that help Inner Circle members build their futures as filmmakers.

Cinema Works: A Division of Samy's Camera

Cinema Works is a full-service broadcast equipment rental company which specializes in providing video & digital-cinema technologies for feature film & broadcast production/postproduction applications. The Company serves the greater Los Angeles area and customers nationwide from its offices located in Burbank, California. Cinema Works maintains one of the largest, most extensive inventories in the broadcast equipment rental industry. Since 1976, Samy's Camera has been providing industry professionals with the cutting-edge tools and technologies that they need to be successful. With the launch of Cinema Works only a few short months ago, the team is ready to service the broadcast industry and beyond.


Canon Cinema

Canon is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions.

Tiffen & Steadicam

Tiffen is a leading manufacturer of imaging accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries.


Blueshape is a product brand emerging in the fields of rechargeable battery technologies like NICD, NIMH, LI-ION and Ll-Polymer.

Matthews Studio Equipment

Matthews has set the standard for superior lighting and camera support by designing and building the very best grip gear and camera support equipment in the film and television industry.

RED Digital Cinema

RED is an American manufacturing company that revolutionized modern digital cinema by bringing affordable high-end digital cameras to the market.

RØDE Microphones

RØDE Microphones is a uniquely Australian owned and operated audio company, sold in 113 countries around the world – and growing – RØDE is a global company with incredible products that enable unlimited creativity.

Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design is one of the world's leading innovators and manufacturers of creative video technology for video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, feature film production, and the television broadcast industry.

*Seating is very limited and advanced registration is required to attend - RSVP on EventBrite to reserve a spot. Please show up early. Registration closes Friday, December 8th. Walk-ins will not be accepted.*

*Please note: this event will be filmed and photographed. By registering for the event, you agree that an image of you may be used for live broadcasting and social media purposes.

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148 S Victory Road

Burbank, CA 91502

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