This Is FULL MOON SURF CLUB (JD STROUD)
Filmmaker FULL MOON SURF CLUB (JD STROUD) Playlist & Interview Last Updated: Nov 24 2021
Full Moon Surf Club started as just a candid observation of the surfing happening around me. I never intended it to turn into anything really. Everyone I film with is a good friend of mine, I'm not trying to be another guy with a camera out there just trying to get Instagram clips of pros to get more likes. I want it to feel authentic and real and feature my friends who all rip and who the rest of the world hasn't seen or heard of yet. The music is the most important part of every film I've made, it has to work, and most of the time I know a song I'm going to use before I even start filming and I'll sort of edit the film in my head as I'm shooting. I'm excited that I've received the amount of positive attention I have so far, I honestly wasn't expecting any of it. My goal is to just keep this all as organic as possible and keep doing everything the same way I have been. Fun Fact: I hate tripods and shoot 100% handheld.
Born and raised: Orange County, California
Based now: Topanga Canyon, California
When and how did you start surfing?
I learned how to surf in Newport just surfing all the jetties on thrusters with other groms. Then I actually stopped pursuing surfing. I didn't start surfing again until 2014 when I moved to LA.
Who are the surfers that inspire you?
Where are your favorite surf spots that you've been to?
Where are the surf spots you want to visit in the future that you've never been to?
I want to go to friggin' Alaska!
Which type of surfboards and fin setups are you into?
My favorite board I own right now is a 7'10 Terry Topanga Egg Single fin.
Gear: Dad Cam
Editing tool: Adobe Premiere Pro all day!
#What's your favorite focal length?
Don't have one.
#When and how did you start filming?
Malibu with all the homies.
Who are the creators that inspire you?
What are the surf films/videos that inspire you?
Other than surf films?
Every Wes Anderson film.
Who are your favorite bands and musicians?
I listen to way too much music to have any favorites and it's constantly changing.
10 tracks you love?
- "City of Mirrors" by Badbadnotgood
- "Mother Nature's Bitch" by Okay Kaya
- "Try to Reach Me" by Sofie
- "Drive Blind" by Ride
- "Sketch for Summer" by Durutti Column
- "Virginia Reel Around The Fountain" by The Halo Benders
- "Pancake" by Swirlies
- "Wind" by John Carroll Kirby
- "Tonight" by Sam Wilkes , Sam Gendel
- "Re: Person I Knew" by Bill Evans Trio