the 2003 surf documentary Step into Liquid, Director Dana Brown
set out to record the best footage ever of big-wave surfing at
Cortez Bank, 100 miles off the shore of California. The results
were arresting: Witness the likes of Ken “Skindog” Collins
ripping down the faces of 65-foot giants. Action-sports eye candy?
Sure. But it was filmed with an elegance approaching that of
poetry—no mean feat, considering that the camera boat was riding
the same swells. Capturing steady shots required fistfuls of
Dramamine and an innovative, Sci-Tech Award–nominated camera
mount known as Perfect Horizon. (more...)
Film Making 101
Terms and Definitions
Ever wonder what the “gaffer” does or what a
“squib” is? Check out this on-line movie glossary
courtesy of IMDb (The Internet Movie Database).