Navigating the Waves of Bruce Brown’s ‘The Endless Summer’

Video Essay - The Endless Summer-1966

In the vast ocean of cinema, certain films make an indelible mark on your spirit, stirring an insatiable thirst for adventure. One such film is Bruce Brown’s iconic 1966 surf documentary, ‘The Endless Summer.’ A tribute to the sport of surfing, this film resonates beyond . . .

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Riding the Cinematic Waves: My Deep Dive into ‘Point Break’

Surf, Crime, and Philosophy - A 'Point Break' Deep Dive

In my latest video essay, ‘Surf, Crime, and Philosophy: A ‘Point Break’ Deep Dive,’ I’ve sought to explore the depths of Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 action classic, ‘Point Break.’ This isn’t just a film about bank robberies and surfers; it’s a philosophical exploration of freedom, control, . . .

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Surfing Through the Frames: An Exploration of the Cult Classic ‘North Shore’


In an era defined by larger-than-life blockbusters and iconic cult classics, the ’80s were a golden age of cinema. Among the myriad of films that surfaced during this decade, one in particular captured the attention of surf enthusiasts and cinephiles alike: ‘North Shore’. Released in . . .

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Ex·per·i·men·tal | A Surf Videographers Journey


Ex·per·i·men·tal is a side project of mine where I’m testing out my BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera Pros’ high speed recording capabilities on my friends as they surf. I’m testing various frame rates, exposures and output settings. Here are a few clips of my journey: if . . .

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Natural Elements For Editors

Nature Elements For Video Editing

It’s that time of year again and the holiday season is now upon us, but so is the weather. Depending where you’re at, you might be outside shooting in either rain or snowfall. Winter and fall puts forward special requirements for cinematographers and our gear, . . .

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Libbyville USA – Short Doc

Libbyville USA

These past 2 summers of mine were an adventure for sure, I wanted to get out of my comfort zone from living on the beach in Mazatlan Mexico, so I traveled up to Naknek Alaska to do a couple seasons of commercial Salmon fishing. Here . . .

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Assets For Virtual Reality Content Creators

Assets For Virtual Reality Content Creators

Virtual reality (VR/360°) could one day revolutionize our everyday lives; from our work, leisure time and how we communicate. Whether you’re creating film, documentary, video games, or simulations, VR/360° video drops your viewers right into the center of the action. With my growing collection of . . .

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Add a Cinematic Look to Your Footage with Film Grain Overlays

Film Grain for editors

First off what is film grain? Film Grain or “Movie Grain” is an optical effect referring to the granular or sand-like appearance due to the analog photographic process in photographic film. The amount of film grain texture one will see depends on both the film . . .

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R.I.P: Every Frame a Painting

Every Frame a Painting

If you’re a film maker, there’s a good chance that you’ve come across a channel on YouTube called Every Frame a Painting. Unfortunately for all of us, the creators Tony Zhou and Taylor Ramos have announced that the series has come to an end. Every . . .

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See What’s New in Davinci Resolve 14

See What's New in Davinci Resolve 14

Davinci Resolve 14 Overview DaVinci Resolve 14 has hundreds of new features for editors, colorists and now, for the first time, audio professionals. The new playback engine dramatically increases responsiveness with up to 10x better performance for editors. You also get a whole new page . . .

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