This Is Kyle Buthman
Filmmaker Kyle Buthman Playlist & Interview Last Updated: Apr 05 2021
As a lifelong surfer, his experience growing up in and around the water has greatly influenced his work, resulting in a unique eye for detail and a knack for capturing life in motion. Over the years, Kyle has honed his talent to expand beyond the surf world. Through his production company Buthman Media, Kyle offers services in all of your production needs, he works exclusively with state-of-the-art equipment and shoots in stunning Ultra High Definition. Previous clients include: Vans, UFC, Vice, Red Bull, Coors Banquet, and Patagonia. If you are looking for reliable and quality work, Buthman Media has got you covered.
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When and how did you start surfing?
My dad pushed me into my first wave when I was around 5 years old, so I've been surfing since before I can remember.
Which types of surfboard and fin setups are you into?
Who are the surfers that inspires 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?
Which video would you highlight in this playlist and why?
"ADAPT?". I put a lot of effort into making that film, and I'm happy with how it came out. I think that film will be looked back on the way down the line and bring back memories of this Pandemic.
Gear: Red Dragon with Zeiss and Canon Lenses. Panasonic GH5.
Editing tool: Adobe Premiere Pro
What's your favorite focal length?
It depends on what I'm shooting. I've got a 35mm prime that I find myself on often.
When and how did you start filming?
When I was 13 years old, somebody's fin cut my Achilles tendon while doing a duck dive. I wanted to hang out with my surf friends, and my dad had a video camera, so I picked it up and started filming my friends surfing.
Who are the creators that inspires you?
What are the surf films/videos that inspires you?
I like films that tell stories and keep you engaged more so than the surf porn clips, but those can be cool too.
Other than surf films?
I watch a lot of documentary-style films for inspiration in my own documentary films.