riding giants

We saw Riding Giants the other evening. It’s a great documentary looking at the history and evolution of big-wave surfing. Quite interesting and certainly worth watching even if (like me) you’re not a surfer. A word of warning though – if you’re fighting off any mid-winter what am I doing in this place (or job)… feelings this film will not help.

Sony’s website for the film is here:
http://www.sonyclassics.com/ridinggiants/

On a geek note. When documenting some of surfing’s early days the filmakers used an interesting special effect to add 3D like movement to a number of the still photos in the film. I scanned the making of piece that seems to be de rigueur with DVDs today and am pretty sure I heard them mention that they used Adobe After Effects to achieve this particular effect.

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