In the summer of 2003 I’d left the nest of my home in Dryden, NY and drove my VW golf out to Jackson, WY to begin an internship with Teton Gravity Research. I’d lived in Jackson for about a decade and worked on a ton of fun projects with TGR and Brain Farm, but eventually went freelance and relocated to Cardiff By The Sea, CA.
While living here, I fell in love with sunny weather, surfing and the art of shaping surfboards. It’s been more than ten years since I worked on a TGR project and it was an amazing honor to get the call from Jeremy Jones to work on Life Of Glide! Especially because the project involved blending some of my favorite things in life with some of my SD friends like Chris Christenson. After the project was finished I even treated myself to a new 5’6″ Christenson Fish with glass on fins!
Helping edit this film was definitely a highlight of my year and the finished product is a nice reminder that we all need to enjoy living in the moment.
Went down to Seaside Reef in Cardiff CA on December 1st 2015 to shoot my new Panasonic Lumix GH4 and try out the 4K settings.
The talent was there and the footage ended up looking pretty good so I put together this edit to test out the youtube 4k upload settings. Enjoy!
Shot, Edited and Music by Tate MacDowell
Did you ever wonder what happened to the places that Mike Hynson and Robert August visited in the The Endless Summer? The section where Mike and Robert got to a remote coastal village in Ghana has become one of the movie’s most enduring scenes – Although it was filmed over 50 years ago it captures the pure essence of surfing adventure in a way that has rarely been repeated. Filmmaker Jamie Tierney always wondered what happened to that little village and what the scene was like there today. One day he packed up his camera and hopped on a plane to Ghana, intent on finding out: This is what he found.