Hooooly shit!!! I'm totally speechless after watching this movie! It's amaaaaazing! I knew it was supposed to be a good one, but this scared the shit out of me (in a positive way)! By far this was the most technical, stylish and most progressive surf movie I've seen in my life!!! Please watch it and be amazed by what's possible on a surfboard nowadays. Combine the action with really nice cinematography, slick editing, a concept and finest electronic music and BOOOM!!! You've just got a masterpiece!!! I know that I'm gonna watch this over and over again!!! I love almost everything in this movie! Even the choosen typography was spot on! Creative use of light, type and color at the intro montage. Great analog feeling!
I know that some of my so called "snowboarding friends" who never liked surfmovies much, because they found them boring to watch, will love this movie too :)
Kai Neville really did an amazing job! Thank you! I'm totally inspired and motivated!!!
If I would have to pic out some cons the only thing it was missing were some water cinematography. And sometimes the color correction and some post tilt-shift work was kind of weird, but I think that's just how Kai Neville wanted the movie to look like... so at the end it doesn't bother me at all actually :) Love it!!!
A Poor Speciman Production. Starring Dane Reynolds, Dion Agius, Yadin Nicol, Mitch Coleborn, Dusty Payne and Jordy Smith.
Interview With Kai Neville, Director of Modern Collective
TransWorld SURF | MySpace Video
Interviews with Kai Neville here, here and here.
What or who do you look to for creative inspiration? I know surfing in the past hasn't been the most progressive of genres, but is there a person or a magazine or cinematographer that makes you reexamine how you do your job?
The audience for sure craves more today and I have been tapping into a few genres and music videos for ideas, taking what I like and trying to apply that technique to a surf film. Also, I draw ideas from design and culture magazines like Wonderland, Wallpaper, Dazed, etc. This style has created a really clean and minimal look to the project. More emphasis on the subject rather than applying wild motion graphics and titles across the screen. I love the look in most features and fashion ads of using small text with extravagant imagery apposed to covering the page with hideous graphics.
Interviews with the cast of Modern Collective:
More video links:
Modern Collective - Extras 1
The Collective Retrospective - The arid world
The Collective Retrospective - Reunions and Get Togethers
The Collective Retrospective - Inside The Prism
The Collective Retrospective - France
Check out the website/blog of the movie for tons of more stuff...
Jordy is killing it!!!