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Is there a room in your home that just feels unwelcoming? What colors have you used in that room? Do you have it decorated in a manner that will create a welcoming and joyful feel? I had a room in my home that just made me feel depressed when I spent any time in it. I talked with an interior designer friend of mine about the problem and she told me to look for visual arts to place around the room. She told me that I had to spend some time looking at different artwork until I found the pieces that created a positive and powerful feeling. Visit my website to find out how I changed the feel of my room with a few visual art pieces.


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Tips For Filming A Surf Session

by Shawn Moreno

If you are interested in making a surfing video in order to use it as the background of a music video or as a shot in a larger film about surfing, then there is a good chance that you are interested in filming some live surfing action. This can be very difficult if you do not know what you are doing. Here are some tips for filming a summer surf session so that you can ensure that your video will be as successful as possible.

1. Shoot Establishing Shots and B-Roll Footage

B-roll footage is essentially parts that you film that are tangentially related to surfing but are not the surfers actually performing the action. This is important because it allows you to give the surfing footage that you will essentially obtain some context. Some examples of great B-roll footage that you can grab include video of surfers driving up to the beach, unloading their stuff, struggling into their wet suits, drinking beers by the cars, and celebrating a great ride. This will make it much easier for you to frame your surfing clips when you get them.

2. Know Your Location

If you are shooting in an area that has some very high waves, you need to be sure that you are getting above them because they are going to make it almost impossible for you to see clearly. For calmer waves, taking a jet ski or even just paddling a boogie board out into the middle of the action can be enough for you to get some great shots. Talk to locals to find out the conditions that you are going to be dealing with in order to ensure that you remain safe.

3. Pull in Tight for Technical Maneuvers

Finally, if the waves get smaller you can still get some cool shots by looking at the technical moves that the surfers are working on. Surfers don't see small waves as a waste if they are just out to practice because it allows them to practice moves that will keep them safe when they are surfing larger waves. Try to get in close with your camera to capture their technical skill.

If this all sounds like too much work, consider using a company that specializes in surf cinematography in order to get the best shot possible. Surfing is a very difficult activity to shoot, especially if you are not super familiar with filmography. 

Contact professionals like Lieber Films to learn more.