Directed, shot and edited by: McFarland & Pecci
Production Company: McFarland and Pecci
Talent: Nate Ball
Editor: Ian McFarland
Nate Ball has a constant drive to move - a drive he lets out through beatboxing.
2012 American Beatbox Championships begin online video rounds in April
A new entrant for the 2012 competition is TV personality and inventor Nate Ball. Ball is the host of the Emmy and Peabody award winning PBS show "Design Squad," as well as an engineer, public speaker, and longtime musician and beatboxer. In 2011 Ball turned a scientific eye toward his beatboxing pursuits, using functional MRI and laryngoscopy to examine what's behind the human body's ability to beatbox. He presented the investigations live at the TEDMED conference in October 2011 in San Diego, CA, featured on CNN.com. Ball also attended the 2011 World Beatbox Championship Grand Final as a spectator, and said "After the show, I was blown away. The beatboxing was incredible, and the community was so strong. I knew right then that I wanted to bring my best and be a part of it for 2012." To follow Ball and the other beatboxers as the video rounds begin, go to americanbeatboxchampionships.com.