North Shore in Slow Motion

Submitted by Brad:

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Film was made by Devin Graham.

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Stephen Anderson wrote the music score that was used in this video. You can download the song on iTunes in the link below.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/countyourblessings/id416849235?i=416849293
The song from this video is called “Count Your Blessings”, it’s from a old Christian hymn that Stephen did his own rendition of.
You can also contact him here.

http://www.stephenjanderson.com

The main surfer in the video is Andy Pierce. Evan Fa is one of the body boarders in the video as well.

On a technical note:
The entire video was shot on a Canon 7D, all in 720P, at 60fps (frames per second).

I used a couple different Canon lenses to shoot this, they were…
Canon 70-200 F/2.8
Canon 100-400 F/4/5.6
Canon 2X III Extender (this makes the lens when it is at 400mm, become 800 mm’s. It does loose some quality, but it’s not very noticeable.)

The entire video was shot all on the North Shore, at Pipeline, and Waimea for the big waves.

To get the “super slow motion”, after I filmed at 60fps, I through it into the program “After Effects”. I used an effect that comes with the program called “Time Warp”. This allowed me to make the 60fps, to 1000fps. The way this works is the computer processes/adds frames in between the frames that are already in existence. It took several days for the computer to process the clips into the super slow motion that appears as well, so it does take a lot out of the computer, as far as processing goes.

Another similar program that does something similar to this slow motion effect, is a program called “Twixtor”. It’s another great program that is very similar, however you have to buy it as a separate plugin, and it is a little expensive, but if you do a lot of slow motion, it’s totally worth it :)