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This Is Kyle Buthman

Filmmaker Kyle Buthman Playlist & Interview Last Updated: Apr 06 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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Nickname: Buthy

Born and raised: Santa Cruz, California, USA

Based now: Santa Cruz, California, USA

Stance: Regular

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?

My goto board is a 6' thruster, but I like to ride it all, twin fins, single fins, longboards, I'll even jump on a foil every once in a while, but if the waves are good, you'll find me on a thruster.

Who are the surfers that inspires you?

My friends, the guys and girls I surf with every day. Austin Smith-Ford pushes me in the water on a daily basis, and my fiancé Tessa Timmons pushes me to try and learn to ride a longboard well.

Where are your favorite surf spots that you've been to?

Indonesia, Mexico, Hawaii

Where are the surf spots you want to visit in the future that you've never been to?

Micronesia

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?

Perry Gershkow and Ryan Moss inspire me now, but I grew up watching Tony Roberts, Josh Pomer, and Graham Nash films and that's what originally inspired me.

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.