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This Is Dan Scott

Filmmaker Dan Scott Playlist & Interview Last Updated: Nov 14 2021

I love what I do, I'm grateful to do what I do as a full-time job. I don't really know to self-describe myself, though I shoot video/grade/edit for professional surfers and just about every major surf company. Kind of a weird job? Ha.

Nickname: Dan

Born and raised: Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia

Based now: Coolangatta, QLD, Australia

Stance: Regular

When and how did you start surfing?

I started surfing around the age of 12. My Dad was a surfer so naturally, he passed that lifestyle and interest down to me.

Who are the surfers that inspire you?

Jai Glindeman, Reef Heazlewood, Asher Pacey & Naomi Kobayashi.

Where are your favorite surf spots that you've been to?

My favorite surf spot would be, Greenmount, QLD.

Where are the surf spots you want to visit in the future that you've never been to?

I've got some spots at home that I would love to surf, just need the right amount of sand and the correct swell direction for it to work. Can't say where ;).

Which type of surfboards and fin setups are you into?

I enjoy riding my close friend and talented surfer (Coby Perkovich) surfboards (Systm.101) - Mainly opting for twin fins at this current time in my life.

Which one video would you highlight in this playlist and why?

The one I did with Oscar Langburne was a fun trip (Elegia), I enjoyed making that video.

Gear: I shoot with a RED SCARLET-W and a CANON EF 100-400mm II accompanied with a 1.4x Extender.

Editing tool: I use DaVinci Resolve and Adobe Premiere Pro.

What's your favorite focal length?

500mm

When and how did you start filming?

I started taking photos when I was 18 but then stopped for a few years, I didn't pick it back up until I was around 25 years old (2016). Started taking photos again and then slowly evolved into shooting the only video. I was working jumping between different sales jobs and schooling up until I started shooting again. Never quit!

Who are the creators that inspire you?

Morgan Maassen & Michael Cukr.

What are the surf films/videos that inspire you?

"View From A Blue Moon", watching that film made me start shooting again.

Other than surf films?

American Beauty

Who are your favorite bands and musicians?

Alex G, The Obsessives, Modern Baseball.

10 tracks you love?

  1. "Sarah" by Alex G
  2. "Gnaw" by Alex G
  3. "Portugal" by Eleven Pond
  4. "True Love" by Jeremy Jay
  5. "Alone" by The Cry (not on Spotify)
  6. "Destructive Infinity" by Bolt Thrower
  7. "Kicker" by Alex G
  8. "Good" by Alex G
  9. "Bigmouth strikes again" by The Smiths
  10. "Reckless (Don't Be So...)" by Australian Crawl

Spotify Playlist: This Is Dan Scott