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A captivating audio-visual gem about a man’s passion of surfing and environmental sustainability.
4/5

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In the realm of short films, Dougal Paterson and Byron Loker’s creation stands tall as a captivating audio-visual gem. With their lens focused on the talented South African surfer and craftsman, Dave Oosthuizen (of Strandloper Surfboards), they invite us on an intimate journey into the world of wooden surfboards and the artistry behind them. This microshort is more than just a visual delight; it is a powerful testament to the beauty of sustainable practices in the world of surfing.

From the very first frame, the cinematography grips the audience, transporting them to the shores where Oosthuizen breathes life into his unique creations. The slow-motion shots beautifully capture the essence of each moment, bringing a sense of calm and serenity to the screen. The absence of dialogue only adds to the film’s allure, allowing the visuals and the accompanying motivational melody to speak volumes.

Paterson and Loker’s attention to detail is commendable, as they seamlessly weave together the process of board construction and the exhilaration of riding the waves. It is a celebration of craftsmanship, passion, and the harmonious relationship between man and nature. As viewers, we are left with an immersive audio-visual experience that not only entertains but also inspires us to embrace more environmentally friendly methods.

In a world where sustainability is a pressing concern, this short film serves as a gentle reminder of the possibilities that lie within our reach. It ignites a desire in us to not only appreciate the artistry behind wooden surfboards but also to consider the impact of our own choices on the environment. Paterson and Loker have created a true gem that will undoubtedly leave viewers yearning to take a dip and surf the waves of sustainability.

Brief Synopsis

From his humble but well-appointed home workshop on a mountain slope in Cape Town, South Africa, retired dentist Dave Oosthuizen handcrafts and surfs his own hollow wooden surfboards in the tradition of the founders of the pursuit—a far cry from the polluting and poisonous materials employed by the surf industry at large.
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Credits

Director(s): Dougal Paterson
Writer(s): Byron Loker
Cast: Dave Oosthuizen
Producer(s): Byron Loker
Director of Photography: Dougal Paterson
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Runtime: 1 min

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Shaper

A captivating audio-visual gem about a man’s passion of surfing and environmental sustainability.
4/5

Review

In the realm of short films, Dougal Paterson and Byron Loker’s creation stands tall as a captivating audio-visual gem. With their lens focused on the talented South African surfer and craftsman, Dave Oosthuizen (of Strandloper Surfboards), they invite us on an intimate journey into the world of wooden surfboards and the artistry behind them. This microshort is more than just a visual delight; it is a powerful testament to the beauty of sustainable practices in the world of surfing.

From the very first frame, the cinematography grips the audience, transporting them to the shores where Oosthuizen breathes life into his unique creations. The slow-motion shots beautifully capture the essence of each moment, bringing a sense of calm and serenity to the screen. The absence of dialogue only adds to the film’s allure, allowing the visuals and the accompanying motivational melody to speak volumes.

Paterson and Loker’s attention to detail is commendable, as they seamlessly weave together the process of board construction and the exhilaration of riding the waves. It is a celebration of craftsmanship, passion, and the harmonious relationship between man and nature. As viewers, we are left with an immersive audio-visual experience that not only entertains but also inspires us to embrace more environmentally friendly methods.

In a world where sustainability is a pressing concern, this short film serves as a gentle reminder of the possibilities that lie within our reach. It ignites a desire in us to not only appreciate the artistry behind wooden surfboards but also to consider the impact of our own choices on the environment. Paterson and Loker have created a true gem that will undoubtedly leave viewers yearning to take a dip and surf the waves of sustainability.

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Brief Synopsis

From his humble but well-appointed home workshop on a mountain slope in Cape Town, South Africa, retired dentist Dave Oosthuizen handcrafts and surfs his own hollow wooden surfboards in the tradition of the founders of the pursuit—a far cry from the polluting and poisonous materials employed by the surf industry at large.
Shaper Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Dougal Paterson
Writer(s): Byron Loker
Cast: Dave Oosthuizen
Producer(s): Byron Loker
Director of Photography: Dougal Paterson
Animation:

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Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 1 min
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