San Diego, CA—Mar 17, 2010
PassmoreLab Completes Principal Photography on New 3D Surfing Film
Studio Wraps in Hawaii & Readies ‘Physics of Surﬁng’ for Spring Release
PassmoreLab, the San
Diego-based multi-media 3D production studio, has completed principal
photography in the Hawaiian Islands on a new educational 3D surfing film called
Physics of Surﬁng, available to science centers and museums this Spring.
The film, shot on
RED cameras in high-definition 3D, and using PassmoreLabʼs proprietary 3D
rigs and stereo synthesis conversion, follows two professional female surfers as
they surf Hawaii’s North Shore and famous beaches along California’s coast,
exploring surﬁng's inﬂuence on modern culture while experiencing Mother
Nature’s majestic power in the creation of our ocean’s waves.
passion for science-based adventure content, coupled with the studio’s
willingness to travel to far-off destinations to tell nature’s astounding
stories, is evident in Physics of
Surfing, and is also revealed in the incredible cinematography of their two
new forthcoming Digital 3D films – The
Extreme Nature of Bats and
MicroWorlds – due to be released this spring.
It is Greg
Passmore’s penchant for challenging locations and rugged production that sets Physics of Surfing apart from other
surfing films. As the newest addition to
the rich history of surf cinema, Physics
of Surfing showcases magnificent scenery and spectacular surﬁng action,
while illustrating the principles of physics, as well as surfing’s spirit,
history and culture.
their own unique conditions, and we have become very comfortable shooting in
demanding environments,” said Greg Passmore, president of PassmoreLab and
director of the film. “To get the
completely immersive 3D surfing experience that I was looking for in this film,
we had to go where the waves were and then become really inventive to get the
Julie Cox and Kyla Langen, the two featured surfers in the film, are both
longtime surfing competitors and aficionados.
Cox, a talented longboarder who has competed in contests around the
globe, consistently places in the top 10 of international events held in
Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
Langen has surfed professionally in over twenty countries and works with
the Cousteau Foundation's CELP program as a youth instructor. Both women are also surf coaches.
surﬁng documentaries, Physics of Surﬁng is an educational ﬁlm that
uncovers the physical science of ocean waves and the art of surﬁng. In this captivating presentation, the
ﬁlmmakers explore how energy moves through water, building and combining its
force, traveling thousands of miles over the course of weeks until the ocean
ﬂoor underneath disrupts the wave’s formation and causes it to pitch up
collapse. The ﬁlm also investigates the
science behind various surﬁng styles and how surfers instinctively address such
notions of gravity and buoyancy while using the energy of
motion to ride waves.
experience the exhilaration of surﬁng, while learning how surfers play with
nature's purest form of energy and power. They will even see how the modern technology
of surfboard design affects a board’s performance on the wave.
legacy of surﬁng is also a rich and exciting element of surf culture and Physics
of Surﬁng honors this with a truly inspired soundtrack. Produced by Dusty Watson, it includes tracks
from instrumental surf-rock mainstays Slacktone and
Southern California's legendary skate-punk band Agent Orange. Since the late 70s, Agent Orange has had an
enormous inﬂuence on the skate-punk/surf-rock scene and Slacktone are widely
regarded as the greatest exponents of the genre. Rounding out the musical lineup is punk
supergroup Osaka Popstar - the standard bearers of old-school punk in the 21st century - featuring members of the Ramones,
the Misﬁts, and Black Flag.
Physics of Surﬁng (http://www.physicsofsurfing.com)
is scheduled for release to
Science Centers and Museums in April.