Watch: ASMF 2020 // Trailer

Stu Nettle
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The internet is always hungry for content; perpetually rapacious it insists on a daily feed from the content creator lest they be forgotten in a never-ending upload cycle.

Though it doesn't have to be that way. For years, filmmaker Tim Bonython has balanced the demands of the 'net with his own infrequent, yet higher quality films. It involves prudent decision-making: what you drip feed to the 'net vs what you hold on to and keep under wraps to justify the price of admission.

For mine, I'll be going to ASMF 2020 to finally see the footage of Shane Ackerman get caught inside at The Right. I've seen the stills, heard about the moment, including a story from Shane himself and others in the channel who thought they were witnessing a death, but no matter how much I begged Tim for a gander he brushed me off. "Gotta save it for the Festival."

No doubt there'll be plenty of other moments Tim hasn't yet tossed to the 'net for consumption.

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brownie48 commented Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020 at 10:23am

It would be great if Tim actually sold physical copies of his movies, he has a lot of good stuff that would be great to have in the physical movie library

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stunet commented Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020 at 10:26am

VHS, DVD, Blueray, or MPEG?

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brownie48 commented Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020 at 11:36am

4k would be unreal but I cant imagine the budget being healthy enough for that so Blu Ray would be good. Nothing less than that otherwise the quality degrades too much

Dont like digital at all but I am a bit old school and like physical copies of movies, books etc

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Trentslatterphoto commented Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020 at 12:33pm

amazing work best seen on the big screen.

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jimbrown commented Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020 at 9:17pm

Tim's commitment to capturing big-wave footage, over decades, is unquestionable and I daresay he has captured more big wave highlights than anyone else. Endless props as well for what Stu notes about drip-feeding to the masses while keeping the gems for his films.

The commitment to slow-motion, on the other hand, is absolutely excruciating. Personally, I find that standard playback speed demonstrates the skill of the chargers far more effectively. The ability to adjust rapidly under such conditions is unbelievable. If nothing else, it makes you feel like you are there.

Just my $0.02

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Spuddups commented Sunday, 25 Oct 2020 at 10:56am

Yeah, I hate to be critical of his work because it’s farken’ amazing, but I’m with you, I hate slo-mo. Always have probably always will. The only time I reckon it’s justified is for absolutely exceptional moments like Nathan Florence’s wave at Teahupoo a few years back.
Moving right along, now that I’m in full whinge mode, another pet hate is where footage is too zoomed in on the surfer. The 70’s surf films were chronic for this. I much prefer being able to see the whole wave. Unridden waves are great to watch as well, especially when you get to see the entire lineup working.

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Greenfrog commented Thursday, 22 Oct 2020 at 10:07pm

Looks awesome full credit to the surfers and Tim. No way i’d tackle that stuff but sitting in the channel would be mind blowing. I’ll be going with a spray bottle of water for the next best thing

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stunet commented Tuesday, 27 Oct 2020 at 8:07am

New date at Cremorne Orpheum - 25th November