Next Episode of ‘Just Beneath the Surface’ Premieres Thursday


Year Four, Episode 1, of “Just Beneath the Surface” premieres Thursday night, outdoors at Chicken & Betty’s in Beach Haven. The 18-moment glimpse into the heart of the Island and bordering environs celebrates two vital factors of coastal living: relishing time invested on the drinking water and making the most of the new music that fuels the nightlife.
Representing the “floating life” are a household and a fisherwoman who get up home at Morrison’s Marina in Seaside Haven. The musicians are community sweethearts Ryan Zimmerman and Sahara Moon.
Zimmerman and Moon will accomplish Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. just before the out of doors screening begins at 10. The two musicians have collaborated and recorded together in the earlier, so the combo is a proven winner.
Reflecting on what he realized in the system of investigating, composing and directing the piece, Ship Bottom resident Jon Coen reported he was reminded that the Island’s alterations about the last 10, 15, 20 decades have been a combined bag of helpful and unlucky, e.g. organizing and planning for sea amount rise (excellent), and a specific reduction of the Island’s authenticity and age-outdated attraction (not so great).
His favorite part of the whole creative process of placing these initiatives with each other is the times on location with Oak Leaf Media “when I know we’re acquiring a great shot.” In the latest episode, two of those people “nailed it” times transpired: the shot of Moon watering her yard in stunning late-working day gentle, and the a person of a few young children in silhouette leaping from the dock at Morrison’s.
“Just Beneath the Surface” as a entire, creating on the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce’s “Beach Society Redefined” marketing campaign, focuses on sustainable tourism, highlighting the very best of outdoors and culture on and around the Island and supplying an in-depth view of “who we are and why.” Other episodes inform stories of a shared tradition total of people, foodstuff, recreation, wildlife, fishing and background. The goal is to clearly show the general public the hidden treasures of the location and to show the interrelatedness of group, ecology and economic climate.
Season Four will only have this one particular episode, which was mainly shot final calendar year, Coen spelled out. COVID set the kibosh on this year’s taking pictures designs – hardly ever brain making an attempt to find sponsors – but Coen stated the hottest episode aims to produce the passion and affinity men and women have for LBI, to a total new team of persons who uncovered the Island this 12 months in favoring a retreat closer to household in the course of the pandemic.
“The lengthy-term target is to provide a creative and energized website collection to a mass viewers, marketing sustainable tourism, and to develop far more engaged site visitors,” according to Coen.
In planning this week’s accumulating, Coen mentioned, “we want to be intelligent and cautious” with regard to coronavirus protection. The theme of the online video is all about bringing people with each other, so it is difficult to strategy a screening in these socially distant situations. Nonetheless, he additional, he’s on the lookout ahead to shedding some favourable gentle on the LBI area and hanging out with good friends and remembering what ordinary lifestyle feels like.  —V.F.

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