This Is Luke Kothera
Filmmaker Luke Kothera playlist & Interview 20 Videos ･ Last Updated: May 22 2023
I'm just a self-driven artist, surfer, filmmaker, skater, striving to best myself in every way!
Based now: St. Augustine, Florida
Born and raised
Home base for me is St. Augustine, Florida.
When and how did you start surfing?
Originally a skater at first, started when I was 3 then picked up surfing around 15-16.
Who are the surfers that inspire you?
At the moment - Nat Young, Bryce Young, Stephanie Gilmore, Devon Howard.
Where are your favorite surf spots that you've been to?
Most have been in the North Shore, Puerto Rico, and Southern California.
Where are the surf spots you want to visit in the future that you've never been to?
Which type of surfboards and fin setups are you into?
I ride for Ken White Surfboards and Meriki Fins, love my 9'9 pig pintail model, and my 11-inch flex fin called the Finger.
Which one video would you highlight in this playlist and why?
Most likely Groove trailer because it's one of the few hard copy DVDs I've made over the years.
What cameras and lenses do you use?
All types of formats but if I could choose one go-to camera is my Canon DSLR with Canon lens.
What editing tool do you use?
Adobe Premiere Pro.
What's your favorite focal length?
When and how did you start filming?
Picked up a camera at a young age while hurt filming for projects for skateboarding, fell in love filming my friends then which easily moved to the surfing world.
Who are the creators that inspire you?
My friends and family.
What are the surf films/videos that inspire you?
Morning of the Earth, Free and Easy, The Hot Generation
Other than surf films?
The Three Stooges, Lakai - Fully Flared
Who are your favorite bands and musicians?