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The Surfer's Journal - Filmmakers - John Severson (1996)

NR 23 minutes Surfing Documentaries
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In the late '50s, John Severson decided to join Bud Brown as a full-time surf entertainment entrepreneur.

Fred Van Dyke, John Severson, Jock Sutherland

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Episodes from The Surfer's Journal - Filmmakers

1

Bud Browne

Bud Browne invented the surf movie -- and he did it with style and humor. He was the original.

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2

Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown's early films demonstrated his dry wit and a casual rapport with the best surfers of the late '50s and early '60s.

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John Severson

In the late '50s, John Severson decided to join Bud Brown as a full-time surf entertainment entrepreneur.

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4

Bill Delaney

Bill Delaney's Free Ride wasn't just the definitive look at surfing in mid-1970's, it was probably the last great surf movie...

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5

Greg Noll

Beginning in 1956, a good part of Greg Noll's career in surfing was photographed, -- in his own movies, in other people's movies.

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6

Hal Jepsen

Hal Jepsen focused on California and Hawaii. His 1969 movie, Cosmic Children, is a period classic.

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Scott Dittrich

Scott Dittrich was the last of the full-time surf moviemakers. Fluid Drive, his first effort, was a smash hit in 1974.

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8

Greg MacGillivray

Greg MacGillivray, along with his partner Jim Freeman, produced a series of films from the mid-'60s to the early '70s that set the standard for technical excellence.

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9

George Greenough

He was the first to take a camera inside the tube, and his slow motion footage from within is as beautiful and hypnotic today as it was when first seen by a stunned surfing public in 1970.

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10

Witzig/Falzon

In this episode, we examine the evolution of surf filmmaking in Australia, from Bob Evans influence to Paul Witzig's "Evolution" released in 1969, which quickly became a symbol for the turbulent early...

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Episode Details

Synopsis In the late '50s, John Severson decided to join Bud Brown as a full-time surf entertainment entrepreneur. With help from his wife Louise, Severson published the first issue of SURFER magazine in 1960 to promote his third movie, Surf Fever -- and demands from the magazine eventually took him away from making surf films.
Genres Surfing Documentaries, Biographical, Surf Filmmakers
Athletes Fred Van Dyke, John Severson, Jock Sutherland, Bill Hamilton
Studio Opper Sports Productions
Rating not rated
Running Time 23 minutes
Audio Language English | Stereo
Download Resolution SD | 640x480
Streaming Resolution SD | 640x480
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