I wanted to create something that encompassed melancholy and joy. Slower editing with the music of Sigur Ros, greenish color gradation, and youthful happiness helped out with this.
I spent two hour in Newport Beach with my Canon XH A1. Some shots were filmed at 60i, most were at 24fps. Editing and color grading was performed in Final Cut Pro 6.
I just got a Bogen 503 Fluid Head for my tripod, but it looks like there's a bit of a learning curve. Also, if anyone has any advice on how to achieve better slo-mo, please let me know. ;) I'm already filming at a 1/150 shutter in 60i.