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Surf's Up

The Art and Making of a True Story

Published by Insight Editions
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About The Book

Surf's Up , the latest CG-animated feature film from Sony Pictures Animation, is based on the "true story" of up-and-coming surfer Cody Maverick. The film follows Cody as he enters his first professional surf competition. Inspired by the legendary wave rider Big Z, Cody leaves his family and hometown of Shiverpool, Antarctica to travel to Pen Gu Island for the Big Z Memorial Surf Contest. Cody believes that fame and fortune will bring him the admiration and respect he craves, but when he meets a washed-up old surfer named Geek, Cody begins to understand that the greatest champion isn't always the one who comes in first.

Get an inside look at the making of this incredible film in Surf's Up: The Art and Making of a True Story, which is packed with a wealth of extras, including a DVD that details the digital image-making process, a teaser movie poster, a booklet on "Building a Digital Wave," vintage surfer postcards, a surfbook bookmark, and a commemorative Pen Gu Times newspaper.
Starring Shia LaBeouf, Jeff Bridges, Zooey Deschanel, Jon Heder, James Woods, Mario Cantone, Deidrich Bader, Jane Krakowski, and Mindy Sterling, Surf's Up is directed by Ash Brannon ( Toy Story 2 ) and Chris Buck ( Tarzan ).

Sony Pictures Consumer Products and Insight Editions have partnered to create two incredible previous books, The Art of Open Season and The Art & Making of Monster House . Animation Magazine's rave review observed that Insight Editions and Sony "have raised the bar for movie tie-ins!"

About The Authors

Jerry Schmitz is an independent marketing consultant and publicist whose list of clients include award-winning filmmakers, actors, and production companies. Prior to that, he spent nearly fifteen in the studio system as a marketing/publicity executive and production liaison at Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks SGK, and Sony Pictures Animation/Sony Imageworks. The many books he has contributed to include The Making of Jurrasic Park: The Lost World, Men in Black: Behind the Scenes, The Art and Making of Monster House, and The Art of Open Season. He ghost authored Surf’s Up: A True Story for penguin surf icon Cody Maverick (Did you really think an animated character wrote the book?). He lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Insight Editions (May 15, 2007)
  • Length: 148 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781933784151

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