Sebastien Zanella

Director - Photographer 🌴 Desillusion Curator 🌹

“EUNOIA” Turns The Dance Between A Surfboard and The Ocean Into A Work Of Art

Words:
Alexander Lendrum

While all sports can be considered a work of art if you consider the motion of the activity – filming in slow motion helps as well of course – however surfing is particularly captivating. The dance the surfer is forced to take while trying to keep up with the movements of the ocean can be stunning, especially if the film maker knowns how to best capture that dance with the earth itself. Highly respected surf/skate film director Sebastien Zanella is one such film maker capable of producing videos that would fit right in on the walls of an art exhibition, the case in point being his latest video dubbed “EUNOIA.”

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The dance the surfer is forced to take while trying to keep up with the movements of the ocean can be stunning.

The title itself, in rhetoric, describes the “goodwill towards an audience, either perceived or real; the perception that the speaker has the audience’s interest at heart.” This is definitely the case with “EUNOIA,” as anyone, whether you’re into surfing or not, can easily enjoy the art form of the sport. In this case, pro surfer Pedro Boonman who makes surfing seem more like a graceful performance piece than an actual hard-to-learn extreme sport. Couple that with striking shots of the weather and Earth’s natural elements and you’ve got yourself less of a surfing video, and more of a captivating visual composition.

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The video itself was shot in the prestine Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi area near the Maldive Islands, which offered Zanella the chance to capture some amazing underwater perspective shots that really makes the whole video what it is. The scenes depicting the motion of the water serves to elevate the drone shots and slow motion scenes of Boonman catching a solid bit of air on his board. All in all, “EUNOIA” is a short, 2 minute cinematic experience that highlights what surfing can be like (if you’re a pro and have a pro film maker with you of course…). Watch the full video in the jump above and click here to watch more from Sebastien Zanella.

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Sebastien Zanella

Director - Photographer 🌴 Desillusion Curator 🌹