1. National Geographic Explorer, Croc Fest (Associate Producer, John Farmer de la Torre)


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    In 2000, I traveled on assignment for National Geographic to Guanacaste province, Costa Rica, as an associate producer. I organized the logistical elements of this show and two others and shot B-camera, You can see me filming in the river at 10:23 in this video as villagers run crocodiles downstream for capture and transport to a local holding tank for the week and where locals, especially children, are taught how to respect and coexist with the animal in its territory. On this same expedition, we traveled deep into the jungle on horseback, while being chased by howling monkeys and threatened by submerged crocodiles that spooked the horses, to locate an enormous crocodile we intended to hoist out of a lagoon using the sophisticated 'teabag' technique that required us baiting a noose with a live chicken hung over a tree limb. When the croc stuck its nose and front legs in the noose, we would jump out of a tree and lift the croc out of the water while covering its eyes to avoid the animal breaking our ribs with its tail. It was fun and miserable--the chickens died of heat on the way to the lagoon--and for these reasons, and for the people I meet and their stories I am allowed to tell, that I love making documentaries. I am still seeking out this lagoon episode. Perhaps one day it will surface like this one. Croc Fest was filmed in May 2000. I located and produced the segment appearing here of the man who avenged himself of a crocodile's bite while swimming drunk. I filmed throughout. I also filmed while in the net as we extracted and captured a crocodile that has turned into a cave to defend itself against biologists who sought to remove it and transplant to a new breeding ground after the Croc Fest. I should point out that at this time in my career, I was working using part of my full name, the Spanish part. I learned in Hollywood that using Juan de la Torre hurt my career--National Geographic to its credit had no problem hiring a Hispanic American. I won't say more than this on the subject here, but I can verify what studies have shown, that some ethnic names promote and hinder employment opportunity. Once I used my entire name that includes an English given and surname, my career immediately transformed.

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    • Tamarindo, Guanacaste, La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano Costa Rica Vacation 2009


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      Playa Tamarindo, La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano Costa Rica Vacation 2009. Pura Vida...

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      • Chapter 087 - Living In Guanacaste - IL Conference - Aug 2011 - San Jose CR


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        International Living Conference San Jose CR - August 30 thru Sept 1, 2011 I had the opportunity to address 300 mostly North Americans about what life is like living in Guanacaste. Topics covered the good, the bad and some of the ugly.

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        • Bikinis n Surfing - Episodio Especial de Chicas Surfeadoras de Costa Rica


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          Bikinis n Surfing - Episodio Especial de Chicas Surfeadoras de Costa Rica. Una producción de Surfing Republica. Un video de Marco Monteroso. www.surfingrepublica.com mmontero@surfingrepublica.com (506) 8394-3850

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          • Trip a Guana con Tomas King, Jair Perez, Flaco Naranjo, Luis Castro y Doryan Viquez - Surfing Republica.


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            En este episodio nos fuimos para Guanacaste con Jair Perez, Tomas King, Flaco Naranjo, Luis Castro y Doryan Viquez en busca de olas por Marbella y Playa Grande. Una producción de Surfing Republica. www.surfingrepublica.com Producción, dirección y edición: Marco Monteroso. Cámara de agua: Chucky Fallas Música de las bandas nacionales Bambui y Cabeza de Vinil. Agradecimiento a Premier Surf Club por el hospedaje.

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            • Fe De Agua. The Movie


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              This is the full version of Fe De Agua that we premiered in Tamarindo in May 2010. It is streaming video only so you might need decent bandwidth or have a little patience and let it load. We hope to have this available from www.fedeagua.com as free low rez download to keep on your computer. Please feel free to post this link and share it with everyone. Thornton Cohen Executive Producer Guana Productions

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              • Costa Rica Hoteltour 2011


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                Costa Rica Video von einer der Abenteuer Touren im Jahr 2011. Von unserem Freund Michael großzügigerweise zur Verfügung gestellt, vielen Dank noch einmal. Der erste Teil ist eine Tour zum bekannten Vulkan Arenal und zum Wasserfall La Fortuna. Der zweite Teil das Hotel Paraiso del Cocodrilo mit den Stränden der Umgebung und Touren zu den Nationalparks in Guanacaste. Wer Lust auf Costa Rica bekommen hat, einfach bei Google das Hotel Paraiso del Cocodrilo suchen und sich anmelden. Oder bei www.paraiso-de-cocodrilo.com

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                • 400 metros planos


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                  Diego quiere hacer a su madre feliz aunque eso signifique romper sus ideales. Primer tesis de Cine y TV Universidad Veritas Un corto de Federico Lang. Fotografía: Marlon Villar Sonido: Haymo Heyder

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                  • ¡Pura Vida! ~ Costa Rica


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                    This past summer, 4 of us decided to take a little trip to get away from the summer mundane with the cold onshore waves & crowds of surf city's Huntington Beach, CA. Our destination, the tropical scenery and laid back lifestyle of the Pura Vida de Costa Rica. Here's a little video I put together highlighting some of the fun we had in the 21 days of free surfing, tasting some of latin america's best foods they had to offer and seeing some of the worlds most incredible wildlife in person (as opposed to the safety of my sofa watching Animal Planet)... some cute, some not so cute & some DEADLY! So grab your favorite tropical drink (umbrella's optional) sit back, relax and enjoy the Pura Vida captured in Full HD 1080p! Hope you enjoy! :) BS FILM SPECS: Shot with: Panasonic HVX200A @ 29.97 fps Century Optics 2X HD Tele-Converter Lens Canon 5D mark 2 / 7D bodies Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM Canon 70-200mm f/1.2 USM Canon 10-22 Super Wide Edited: FCP Colour Graded: Magic Bullet Looks GRFX: Adobe Aftereffects sponsored by... REEF XCEL PESCE SURFBOARDS PRO-LITE DEAN SPORT CONSULTANTS GROM BOMB CALIFORNIA SURF SHOTS music The Naked and Famous "Punching In a Dream" Passive Me Aggressive You http://www.thenakedandfamous.com Two Door Cinema Club "What You Know" Tourist History http://www.myspace.com/ twodoorcinemaclub AWOLNATION "Some Sort of Creature" Megalithic Symphony http://awolnationmusic.com AWOLNATION "Soul Wars" Megalithic Symphony http://awolnationmusic.com Visioneers "Ike's Mood I" Dirty Old Hip Hop http://www.myspace.com/visioneers Explosions in the Sky "First Breath After Coma" The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place http://www.explosionsinthesky.com Neon Trees "Animal" Habits (Bonus Track Version) http://www.myspace.com/neontrees Mates of State "Palomino" Mountaintops on Barsuk http://www.matesofstate.com AWOLNATION "Sail" Megalithic Symphony http://awolnationmusic.com ************************************************************

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                    • Highlight Castillo + Rojas


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                      http://www.nelllanos.com www.facebook.com/NelLlanosVideoProfesional

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