8 Minutes Of Raw Power Without A Surfer In Sight
Chris Bryan’s “Mocean” is the sea in its most majestic form.
Motion. Mo’ ocean. “Mocean.” Cinematographer Chris Bryan just set a new highlight reel free. It sways with the pure motion of the ocean.
Just like it’s nice to see a bare naked surfboard without all the tawdry NASCAR logos, “sometimes it’s nice just to document waves without surfers riding them,” says Bryan.
It helps that Bryan’s got an eye. It was he and Erik Knutson that put together John John Florence’s recent little ditty, “Space.”
But it takes more than an eye to make it these days. Bryan is wrapped up in an impressive body of commercial work, and to be successful in that realm he’s got the tech wired.
“Mocean,” a compendium of moments from 2018, was shot exclusively using the Phantom Flex 4K camera and Leica Summilux lenses. The camera alone carries a price tag of over $100,000, and a set of lenses are, at minimum, $40,000.
And because you never trust another man with your Corvette, he designs and builds all his own water housings. So if he floods the Phantom Flex, he’s got nobody to blame but himself.
So, twist one up (if that’s your thing), sit back and allow “Mocean” to carry you away.
“It’s like my own personal therapy,” Bryan says.
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