Steps and Equipment


Camera: Fuji X-S1 DSLR

Tripod: I have one

Software: I-Movie

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This is the first stage of planning, where I will decide what I will be filming, the equipment I will use to film my video, where the video will be shot and where it will be set.


The Production is the part of the process of making a movie in which I will film and get all the footage i need to make the movie and edit it.

Aspect ratios

Aspect ratios are used to measure the ratio of the screen that the film will be filmed and played on. For example 1:1 ratio is a square, but a 2:4 ratio will be twice as high as it is wide; not very popular. Some commonly used ratios are 3:4 and 16:9 but other, wider ratios are used for wide screen movies like I-Max. To avoid any complications with Aspect ratios it is easiest to use one camera. If a film is made where there are different ratios used there can be black squares on the top or side of the screen.


  • Water photography
  • Filming surfing from the beach
  • Angles for surfing
  • Lighting (morning or afternoon, what time of the the day is the best)
  • Tripods, telephoto lenses
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Music is very important for creating a theme to a video, a bad choice of music can ruin a video, but a good choice can enhance the viewing experience alot.

A good example of music used well in a video.

Filming Technique

Water filming.

Water filming can be very difficult, expensive and dangerous. Despite many products coming out now that can be purchased cheaply to film in or under the water (such as GoPro's) many top level photographers will purchase frames, housings and cameras that cost upwards of $10,000.


Being in and amongst the action in the surf can be very dangerous and many photographers have died at waves like Pipeline in Hawaii and The Box in Western Australia.
For those willing to go the extra step, water photography can yield some amazing results.