Surf's Up!

Published on website: April 12, 2012
Categories: 16mm , 35mm , Film Capabilities , Matt Stoffel , Super 8mm , The StoryBoard Blog
Surf's Up!

Whether it’s the versatility or the look, film remains an expressive visual tool for extreme sports cinematographers. It’s certainly clear in the world of surfing. Some productions like Globe’s Year Zero are 100% celluloid; others like Quiksilver’s Moments have mixed film and video. Either way, it’s undeniable that film lends a unique look and feel, and the artists that create these inspiring films continue to turn heads.

With temperatures warming up in the northern hemisphere and swells building in the southern with the return of fall, it’s hard not to be inspired by the amazing footage.  I’ve pulled together some clips from around the web to get the adrenalin flowing and to fill our heads with sun, sand, and surf.

Shot your own surf project? Leave a comment with a link. I’d love to see!

“Year Zero” on 16mm film


“Sanded” on one 400 foot roll of film

“Moments” with a mix of video and 16mm film

“Bruce Movie” shot on 35mm, 16mm, and Super 8mm film

Bruce Movie from Koastal Media on Vimeo.

“The Present” was shot primarily on 16mm film

The Present | Extended Trailer from Mollusk Surf Shop on Vimeo.

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