1. the wonder of freediving

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    Freediving in and around Dean's Blue Hole, in the Bahamas. Music is 'Somehow the wonder of life prevails', by Mark Kozelek and Jimmy LaValle.f

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    • the beauty of sharks

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      from Daan Verhoeven / Added

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      Disclaimer: no sharks were hurt, nor were humans in any risk, during the making of this video. Footage shot while fishing and spearfishing in Bahamas. Reefsharks are usually more shy than this, and only came out because of the fishing that was going on. Shark attacks on humans are incredibly rare and almost always a case of mistaken identity. The spearfisher (William Trubridge) and the camera man (Daan Verhoeven) in this video both are experienced shark divers and know how to behave around these animals, so there's no danger of an exploratory nibble. The sharks did display some minor signs of aggregation, but hey, how would you feel if a bear walked in on your buffet? Music is 'spiegel im spiegel' by Arvo Pärt. Please help shark conservation: http://www.bite-back.com/ http://www.bite-back.com/ http://www.thewatermen.org/

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      • William Trubridge - Freediver

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        William Trubridge dives deep on a breathtaking journey into the big blue sea while by land breathing the zen of freediving. More on www.theavantgardediaries.com Produced & Directed by Kitty Bolhoefer and Fridolin Schoepper / Second Camera by Tim Blanton / Edited by Konterfei / Music by Carlos Bruck Follow us! facebook.com/THEAVANTGARDEDIARIES twitter.com/theavgd

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        • EpicTV Weekly 31: Snowboarder John Jackson, Skipper Alex Thomson, Freediver William Trubridge, In Memory of Eddie Aikau Big Wave

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          00:50 The Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau is the world’s most prestigious surf event and the world’s best big wave surfers are now officially on call. EpicTV Surf Editor Dave Mailman explains the details of this unique event. To get more info, check out his blog post at http://daily.epictv.com/blog/2012/11/12/surfing-eddie-would-go/ 01:45 World records are dropping like crazy at the Suunto Vertical Blue freediving event. The organizer, William Trubridge – current record holder in the Free Immersion and Constant Weight Without Fins categories – runs through the highlights. 03:10 In the Vendee Globe round-the-world race, British skipper Alex Thomson has steadily worked his way up from the middle of the pack to second place as the fleet nears the treacherous south Atlantic. Want to know what ridiculous songs get stuck in his head while he’s trying to stay awake and avoid crashing into submerged icebergs? So did we, so we asked him. 05:01 Snowboarder John Jackson is more popular than … umm ... bacon. We skyped him up to get the down low on filming Art of Flight, the end of former sponsor Forum Snowboards, and whether a certain performance-enhancing drug should be banned or promoted in snowboarding.

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          • Breathe - Official HD Documentary trailer

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            Breathe follows New Zealander, William Trubridge as he attempts to break his own world record in the extreme sport of Freediving in this spectacular film from Martin Khodabakhshian (9-Time Emmy Award-winning ESPN producer).

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            • HECTOMETER - World Record

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              This is the visual poem of William Trubridge's world record freedive to 100 meters (one hectometer, basically one football field length and back) in order to bring light to the plight of the world's smallest cetacean, the Hector's Dolphin of New Zealand. With one breath of air and diving without weights, fins or any propulsive assistance, William descended to 101 meters in the waters of Dean's Blue Hole, Bahamas, the deepest blue hole in the world. This short documentary of the record attempts to transmit what it is like to freedive deep beneath the surface, and how we can return to explore our potential as an aquatic mammal in the search to help our endangered cousins of the seas. ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Directed and Edited by Matthew Brown Written and Produced by William Trubridge www.verticalblue.net Director of Photography - Matthew Brown UNDERWATER CAMERAS Jason Sapp Paul Heinerth Brian Kakuk Charlie Beede Brian Pucella Alfredo Romo Paolo Valenti Igor Liberti SURFACE CAMERAS Matthew Brown Nic Rowan Dolphin Footage - Liz Slooten, Steve Dawson, and NZ Whale and Dolphin Trust Music Composed by Christopher Ward Voice Coaches - Linda Trubridge and Gerry Dinnage TEAM VERTICAL BLUE AIDA Judges - Ute Geßmann and Ben Weiss Coach/Timekeeper - Brittany Trubridge Deep Safety Divers - Paul Heinerth, Brian Kakuk, and Jason Sapp Safety Divers - Charlie Beede, Brian Pucella, and Alfredo Romo Still Photography by Igor Liberti and Paolo Valenti www.whaledolphintrust.org.nz/nihectors.html Here's sort of the making-of/behind the scenes (basically bloopers) of the video, hehe http://tinyurl.com/73n99pz shot on the naked Canon HV40 (R.I.P) and edited with Sony Vegas

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              • EpicTV Weekly 7: Best Big Wave Surfing Day Ever, Freediver William Trubridge, First Ski Descent of Mt Clemenceau

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                01:49 This week's guest host, professional freeskier Andreas Fransson, highlights the best of the best of the unforgettable 2011/12 ski season. 08:38 Freediving world record holder William Trubridge unveils the mysteries of freediving, weighs in on the controversy surrounding a recent 244m attempt, and answers the universal question, 'Why the mono?'. 29:11Chris Rubens gives us the down low on the gorgeous first ski descent of one of Canada's king lines, the North Face of Mt Clemenceau. 48:28 Some of the world's top surfers are calling Day 3 of the Volcom Fiji Pro 2012, "the best big wave surfing day ever." Check out the mind-blowing footage here while EpicTV Surf Editor Dave Mailman explains what went down.

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                • Transcendence Trailer

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                  from Josh Neilson Photography / Added

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                  FULL FILM NOW AVAILABLE IN ITUNES - http://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/transcendence/id542556512 Over the past year and a half I have been working on a project exploring some of the psychology behind the extreme sports experience. While researching the topic I came across work by Dr Eric Brymer and began to read his thesis. His findings were so interesting that I decided to approach him about turning some of his work into a documentary. In May 2011 I left NZ to film and interview Eric in Australia and gathered what would become the structure to this film. I have worked with some amazing athletes including William Trubridge, Mike Abbott, Jokke Sommer and Vanessa Quin. This is just a taste of what is to come in the film. Expect more interesting insights into what goes on in the body and mind of these athletes as they develop their skills throughout life all the way through their chosen extreme activities and see how they develop as a person as a result of it all. This film is available in NZ from Canoe and Kayak Taupo - 0800KAYAKN or online throughout ITunes. For more information on the film or if you are a company who wishes to sponsor this project please contact Josh at - joshneilson@gmail.com www.southernundergroundproductions.com Thanks very much to everyone who has made this project happen! Without you I would not be able to share this film right now! Please share this with all your friends and family and help me spread the good word. Cheers Josh

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                  • Opel ‘Going Further’

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                    Client: Opel Director: Alphabetical Order

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                    • Free Diver Alfredo Romo

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                      from Oceanicallstars: Duncan Brake / Added

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                      Alfredo Romo the free diver from Mexico breaks national records at vertical blue.

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