This Is Kevin Jansen
Filmmaker Kevin Jansen playlist & Interview 50 Videos ･ Last Updated: Apr 12 2023
I enjoy spending time pointing cameras at people I find interesting and asking them questions.
Born and raised: Lomita, California
Based now: Costa Mesa, California
When and how did you start surfing?
My dad pushed me into a wave on a family beach trip when I was 7 or 8.
Who are the surfers that inspire you?
Surfers who are doing more than just surfing inspire me.
Where are your favorite surf spots that you've been to?
Anywhere with a good backdrop and spots that can be shot in a bunch of different ways.
Where are the surf spots you want to visit in the future that you've never been to?
I'd like to go to Africa and spend more time in Europe.
Which type of surfboards and fin setups are you into?
Right now I have a Grant Noble shaped quad fin longer fish board. It's fun.
Which one video would you highlight in this playlist and why?
'Outside' ft. Grant Noble. It was just really fun to get to make a project with one of my best friends.
Gear: Mostly a Lumix GH5 and assorted Canon lenses.
Editing tool: Adobe Premiere Pro.
What's your favorite focal length?
It changes constantly.
When and how did you start filming?
I first got into photography around 18 or 19, and filming was a natural extension of that.
Who are the creators that inspire you?
Carlos Jamarillo, Anna Fusco, Warren Smith, Dane Reynolds, Kiyana Tehrani.
What are the surf films/videos that inspire you?
The entirety of the Marine Layer website got me the most excited to make surf films.
Other than surf films?
Lately, I've been watching Yuri Ancarani films.
Who are your favorite bands and musicians?
Mackandgold and the Mayflowers band are who I've been listening to lately, but it changes constantly. I mostly listen to podcasts though when I'm not editing.