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Surf's Up: The Art and Making of a True Story [Hardcover]

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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!"

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Item Specifications...

Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.1" Width: 10.4" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   3.1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 15, 2007
Publisher   Insight Editions
ISBN  1933784156  
ISBN13  9781933784151  

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the best art book for a movie i've ever found  Jul 28, 2008
i would say, above and beyond, this has to be one of the most stylistic and visually thought-out artbooks i have ever had the pleasure to lay eyes on. To this day, i have not found one for any other movie that was in so many ways rewarding. From conceptual drawings to added removable material, paintings and sketches, this book leaves you without much more to want. I am a huge fan of the movie, and appreciated all the detail work that went into every facet of the film, and most of these are laid out in the book!- more than just character designs, pages on the surfboard designs, logos, "old" photos of surfers and younger geek, all topped off with a beautiful hardbound cover (with plastic, image-overlaying slipcover to protect the book) for a very reasonable price.
if you are obsessed with the movie, there is no choice- get it.
Another great book  Jun 18, 2008
Following on from the previous Open Season art of, Surfs Up is another great look at the development years. The environment drawings and paintings are wonderful to look at and the characters a fun to look at. Again the book delivers some extra inserts throughout the book like stickers and such...but i feel this didnt have as much put into it as Open Season. Still it is a great book to have on the shelf for inspiration.
Great development book  May 16, 2008
I collect and study a lot of "art of" books. This is one of the best I've ever seen, much better than the Disney "art of" books. It gives you a great breadth of development: color, sketches, layout, backstory, etc.

The sketches are amazing, and the renderings and color treatments are beautiful, lush, and eye candy. I read this book before seeing the movie and it was wonderful to see how everything came together in the film. If you like "art of" books - this one should be in your library.
Amazing  Feb 1, 2008
If you like the movie, you must have. The book is amazing, full detailed in sketches, layout, character design and comments. The book included a big mount of extras (postcards, stickers, minibooks, DVD of making waves,etc.). If you can, don't doubt, buy it.
This movie and book was great. The DVD with the book is a MUST SEE! I love it. I buy it for all my movie buffs, family and friends. Oh! I forgot to mention..... my son is Erick Miller and he helped make the movie! Rock on Erick! Love, Mom

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