Long Beach Island "SURF"

Over 25 years ago David Kaltenbach fell in love with motion imaging storytelling, simply using the video camera to document actual footage. He dove into the realm of cable access TV and produced a wacky & whimsical broadcast show called "L.B.I. Live." The program ran from the summer of 1994 to the summer of 1998. It was one of the first shows of it's kind. David was the cameraman ( 95% of all the shows he never had a cameramen ), the actor / host, a variety of characters, the best boy ( sound, grip, lighting, …etc.), the set designer, the in-house writer / creator, the music arrangement engineer and last of not less the editor. Which as editor was a huge, huge feat! This was before the digital age and computer program editing software. The assemblage of the elements of the show was done by press play, send thru the mixer and then record onto the master to be broadcast. And if you didn't get it right, do it all over again. Some shows took 25 to 40 hours ( in the weeee hours because he had a full time job at D.K. Design Studio, Surf City, N.J.  USA )  a week to edit. 
This summer of 2014 is the 20th Anniversary of  L.B.I. Live!  Please be patient we are currently archiving and formatting old shows to be posted.


I have been surfing on LBI since the mid 60's. We use to joke " East Coast surfers are dreamers!" But our waves on the island prepared us for waves we were faced with any where in the world. Here's a little clip

"An L.B.I. Chronicle" Hurricane Sandy

A compelling documentary of 2012's SuperStorm Sandy. David hangs tight, stays on Long Beach Island and experiences this ferocious hurricane ravage the island.   

L.B.I. Live

A soothing gentle look at a 'pearl' of an island, Long Beach Island off the coast of New Jersey. Also known as LBI, filmmaker David Kaltenbach combines beautiful motion imagery of the island's white sands and interweaves filmic music along with a lovely voice.

"Our Island… Long Beach Island"

Kaltenbach Productions