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In this episode we step away from set to talk with Lydia Hurlbut, CEO of Hurlbut Visuals.  Beyond this we dive deep into the work/life balance and gives us an insight on what her and Shane do to keep their marriage and family strong, even with the crazy schedules of feature films. Talking with Lydia really brings out her passion for education and gives us a look at the path of Hurlbut Visuals as well as what is to come in the future. Anyone working in this field will take away an amazing outlook from an inspiring voice. Enjoy!


Lydia Hurlbut is co-founder and CEO of Hurlbut Visuals, a global company dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized education to filmmakers. She has been in business partnership with her husband Shane Hurlbut, ASC, since 2009, creating content for their blog at 

In 2014, Lydia created Shane’s Inner Circle, a membership community committed to boosting film expertise and productivity with courses on lighting, lensing, composition, theory, storytelling with emotion and leadership. This diverse online mentoring is designed for rapid career growth, leveraged learning, and networking. Shane is an innovator of new technologies and techniques on the set of feature films, commercials, and music videos. Lydia’s gift is connecting people with their passion to achieve. Both Lydia and Shane are equally devoted to charitable giving. Hurlbut Visuals contributes time and resources to combat human child trafficking and hunger because they believe in improving lives.

While Lydia has a master’s degree in forensic nursing from the University of Virginia, her career path evolved from pediatric nursing, forensic science, and life coaching to film production and strategic marketing. She has been married to Shane, her soulmate, for nearly 30 years and is a mother to two incredible children, Kyra and Myles. Lydia’s creative mind and unique skill set, enhanced by strong relationships in the film industry, continue to define Hurlbut Visuals as an innovative and trusted source, whose ultimate goal is to educate and inspire the next generation of filmmakers.

Links Mentioned in the Episode

Hurlbut Visuals
Lydia’s Instagram
Lydia’s Facebook

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