This Is Cole Walton
Filmmaker Cole Walton Playlist & Interview 7 Videos ･ Last Updated: Jan 25 2023
I am Cole Walton and I make videos of people surfing.
Nickname: Slime bot
Born and raised: Long Beach, California, USA
Based now: Long Beach, California, USA
When and how did you start surfing?
I played a lot of “Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer” when I was young, and then I found out I lived near a beach, so my dad took me there.
Who are the surfers that inspire you?
Devon Howard, Sean Tully, and Chris Ward.
Where are your favorite surf spots that you've been to?
Malibu first point, you can not beat the hangout you have there.
Where are the surf spots you want to visit in the future that you've never been to?
I don't know but probably somewhere in New Zealand.
Which type of surfboards and fin setups are you into?
I like 70's style single fins because they make you refine your surfing.
Which one video would you highlight in this playlist and why?
I would highlight any future video because I am always moving forward.
What cameras and lenses do you use?
I have an FX3 camera with a Sony 56mm lens and then crop in from the 4K ratio to 1080.
What editing tool do you use?
I use DaVinci Resolve because it works best with color grading on the FX3.
What's your favorite focal length?
56mm on a 4K camera.
When and how did you start filming?
Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer, the same way I started surfing!
Who are the creators that inspire you?
I like a lot of obscure creators outside of surfing, so shoutout to Sipover, CaptainSparklez, and Strong Baby Productions.
What are the surf films/videos that inspire you?
I really like Brady Clements' films and my favorite would have to be ACAB, the American film.
Other than surf films?
Other than surf I don't really have much to put, but the Lego movie is one of my favorites because of how much legos were a part of my childhood.
Who are your favorite bands and musicians?
My favorite music has to be anything Charles Manson or Ted Nugent has done.
Tracks you love?
- "Ain't it Funny" by Danny Brown
- "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" by Tears for Fears
- "bane" by Zack Fox
- "fafo" by Zack Fox
- "Psalm 69" by Ministry
- "hostess" by genny!
- "I Fink U Freeky" by Die Antwoord
- "Postcard gestures" by Rumspringa
- "I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better" by Dinosaur jr
- "White Lightnin'" by George Jones