By The Way Goes Viral

March 2nd, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

I’m a bit in shock over how viral my short film has gone.  When I put it up on Facebook a few days ago and sent it out to a few blogs (Desillusion Magazine and SurfSession.com) I thought it would get a couple thousand views over the next week.  First all my friends started sharing the video, which I was truly stoked on.  Then it appeared on a few more surf blogs, namely Daily Surf Videos.com.  They posted it on their site, as well as sent it out to their Facebook fan base of around 90,000 users.  Then somehow Surfer magazine got ahold of it and published it on their website and then today posted it on their Facebook page that has over 200,000 fans.  The Surfer magazine post on Facebook has over 600 likes alread, and has been shared by over 200 people.

I’m so stoked on some of the comments that have been getting thrown around – people saying that it made their day and “need a lil escape? they make it look so easy and oh so f*@&%# FUN!”  That kinda stuff is cool.  There’s a few negative comments floating around but honestly, haters gonna hate, and that’s their problem.  99% of people love the video, which makes me feel super good because it was such a labor of love.  I flippin love making videos, and this is something of a dream come true.  I mean, even just a year ago I had just gotten my camera and I literally didn’t know anyone.  I met some really cool people along the way this past year that made this entire thing possible, and everything just seemed to fall into place.  I still can’t believe it when I look back.  So yeah, I count myself really blessed.

Of course I can’t thank the surfers in the video enough – without them there would not be a video.  And Chris Grant for being my starting point when I didn’t know any of the surfers.

cloudy day grinds

November 10th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

I was fortunate to be asked to participate in a project a few weeks ago for Amanda Curry’s Good Food Factory television show.  She wants to feature kids in their element doing action sports as part of her overall theme of living a healthy lifestyle.  This video is my personal creative edit…I will be doing another one to feature on her show that will be slightly different.

Empty Lowers

October 11th, 2011 § 1 comment § permalink

Another video – met up with Californian Sara Taylor and Argentinian Ornella Pellizzari to shoot some footage at Lowers. It turned into an epic marathon session with only one other person out for the majority of the time. For those who know, finding Lowers that empty is akin to winning the lottery. Check it out:

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