Jack O'Neill: Beneath the Waves
Jack O'Neill 1923-2017
Among surfers and beachgoers alike, the classic surf brand O’Neill wetsuits remains a household name. Nevertheless, few people truly know about the man behind the brand; the man who succeeded in creating a legacy, and unknowingly impacted the lives of millions of watermen by virtue of his passion for being in the ocean and his dedication to the preservation of our beautiful planet. Jack O’Neill was a creator who looked for ways to enhance the time spent doing what he loved. He was born in 1923 in Denver, Colorado and passed away in 2017 at his coastal home in Santa Cruz, California.
The purpose of our documentary unit is to highlight an influential person or place in our community that we felt deserved to have their story told. Because I am passionate about the ocean and about surf culture, Jack O'Neill immediately came up as the best option because of his important role in the surf community.
For this project, I combined my skills from my Digital Media class, English class, and Design class to create a website using Dreamweaver and a book using InDesign which portray the life of Jack O'Neill.
In my Digital Media class, I used Adobe After Effects to create a one minute intro commercial about Jack.
Here is a screenshot of my work in ProTools. I used ProTools to record my voice and mix it with quotes from my inerviewees, and background music.
Here is the finished product.