This Is Jimmy Jazz
Filmmaker Jimmy Jazz Playlist & Interview 43 Videos ･ Last Updated: Apr 18 2023
filmmaker/surfer/surf shorts entrepreneur
Your Name: Jimmy Jazz
Born and raised: Avoca Beach, NSW, Australia
Where are you based now?
Bali, Indonesia, since 18.
When and how did you start surfing?
Growing up at the beach, we would surf in summer and when I started to travel for work shooting, I figured I'd better sort my setup out to be able to surf the waves I was going to.
Who are the surfers that inspire you?
Alex Knost, Jared Mell, Karina Rozunko, Ellis Ericson, Andy Nieblas, Noah Collins, Nick Melanson
Where are your favorite surf spots that you've been to?
Which one video would you highlight in this playlist and why?
Haiku - Because we just finished it. Tan Madonna (edited by Alex Knost and Reagan Richie)
What cameras and lenses do you use?
Film and digital
What editing tool do you use?
Adobe Premiere Pro
What's your favorite focal length?
When and how did you start filming?
About 14 years old on my dad's Hi8. Me and my friends would film each other skating for parts. That turned into my friends that didn't skate getting me to shoot them surf.
Who are the creators that inspire you?
Jon Frank, Thomas Campbell, Alby Falzon
What are the surf films/videos that inspire you?
Thomas Campbell (Sprout, The Seedling), Alby Falzon (Morning of The Earth), Jon Frank, and Andrew Kidman (Litmus)
Other than surf films?
Moments and techniques used in music videos, old and new, things my friends create.
Who are your favorite bands and musicians?
The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Split Enz, Weezer, Monde UFO, Stevie Wonder, The Breeders
Tracks you love?
Spotify Playlist: This Is Jimmy Jazz James
- "Southbound" by Thin Lizzy
- "My Cherie Amour" by Stevie Wonder
- "Nightswimming" R.E.M.
- "I'm Out Nine" by Dead Moon
- "Topaz" by The B-52's
- "Glycerine" by Bush
- "Gluey, Gluey" by Tall Dwarfs
- "The Chicks Can Tell" by M.O.T.O.
- "Burning Love" Elvis Presley
- "Star Star" by The Rolling Stones